USAFE Plans New Training Center: US Air Forces in Europe plans in March to open the new European Transportation Training Center at Spangdahlem AB, Germany. The ETTC is the second such center in the Air Force; the first resides in the Pacific Air Forces arena at Kadena AB, Japan, on the island of Okinawa. The object of the new center is to consolidate resources and save money, say USAFE officials. The ETTC provides advanced technical training for vehicle maintenance and management career fields.
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.