The 2006 Lance P. Sijan Air Force Leadership Award winners have been selected: Lt. Col. Eric Axelbank, assigned to Kadena AB, Japan, won in the Senior Officer Category; Capt. Matthew Allen, at Pope AFB, N.C., won in the Junior Officer Category; MSgt. David John, of Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, won in the Senior Enlisted Category; and TSgt. Shannon Cruz, assigned to Ft. Lewis, Wash., won in the Junior Enlisted Category.
Reports of production troubles on the SpaceX rocket that could contend for military cargo deliveries happened to coincide with a different company’s concept receiving an early nod—one that might not require a rocket at all.