Tinker AFB, Okla., officials have named the base’s new military working dog kennel facility after security forces dog handler TSgt. Jason Norton. Norton was killed near Taji, Iraq, on Jan. 22, 2006, when his vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. At the time of his death, he served with the 3rd Security Forces Squadron at Elmendorf AFB, Alaska, but he had spent four years with Tinker’s 72nd Security Forces Squadron.
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.