The boss of Air Combat Command and the Air Force’s longest serving officer, Gen. Ron Keys, has taken his final flight as an active duty pilot, in preparation for retirement on Nov. 1, reports David Hopper. Keys piloted an F-4, which he flew in combat in the Vietnam War and flew as an instructor pilot at the Air Force Fighter Weapons School in Nevada. Keys, who turns his last command over to Gen. John Corley today, got doused with the traditional water bath.
The White House announced its United States Space Priorities Framework in a document released concurrently with Vice President Kamala Harris' first National Space Council meeting. Listed among five U.S. priorities is to “defend its national security interests from the growing scope and scale of space and counterspace threats.”