William Anderson, USAF’s assistant secretary for installations, and B.J. Penn, Navy installations guru, visited Guam last week to judge for themselves plans to increase military presence on the US territory. Anderson says joint basing efforts on Guam are progressing well, with the Air Force and Navy on “the right track of doing what is best for the taxpayer” but “not in any way limiting” military effectiveness. During a visit to the island last fall by Air Force Lt. Gen. Daniel Leaf, deputy commander for US Pacific Command, Leaf talked with local officials about plans to move some 8,000 marines from Okinawa and to add permanently assigned aircraft to Andersen Air Force Base.
Unlike nearly every other innovative technology throughout history, Maj. Gen. DeAnna M. Burt believes the space enterprise emerged backward. “Every other domain started with an entrepreneur who built something,” Burt, the special assistant to the Chief of Space Operations, told an audience at AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference.