An Air Force Electronic Warfare Officer, Maj. Gerald Campbell, just spent six months in Afghanistan embedded with an Army unit at Forward Operating Base Sharana. Army 1st Lt. Ashley Deliavalle reports that Campbell’s job was to help train soldiers on the Army’s new Counter Remote control Electronic Warfare Systems. Campbell trained more than 700 soldiers to use CREWS to counter improvised explosive devices. The airman is 16th Electronic Warfare Squadron assistant director of operations for Air Combat Command’s 53rd Wing at Eglin AFB, Fla.
The Air Force overall reduced its size by 120 aircraft in fiscal year 2021, but kept about the same number of fighter, bomber and attack aircraft, according to data supplied by the service. The F-35 fleet saw the biggest increase while the B-1B bomber fleet saw the largest decline.