The Air Force Office of Special Investigations is working with Kyrgyz investigators to determine what transpired to lead an airman to shoot and kill a Kyrgyz truck driver last week, reports the Ganci Gazette. A USAF Security Forces airman at Manas AB, Kyrgyzstan, working at the Manas checkpoint killed the man who allegedly threatened him with a knife. The driver had gone into the security tent, waiting for his vehicle to be inspected.
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.