On Dec. 3, airmen of the 27th Special Operations Civil Engineering Squadron at Cannon AFB, N.M., dedicated a memorial to Capt. Kermit Evans Sr., who died last year in a helicopter crash in Iraq. Evans was a member of the unit’s explosive ordnance disposal team. His wife and young son attended the ceremony. (Report by Amn. Elliott Sprehe)
The Senate Appropriations Committee released its version of the Department of Defense Appropriations Act on Oct. 18, proposing an additional half billion dollars for the Space Force's 2022 budget and an extra 16 C-130Js for the Air Force, while leaving the service's requests for F-35s and F-15EXs untouched.