New Air Force Academy Superintendent, Lt. Gen. John Regni, has brought back an old tradition, giving the transition rite of movement from fourth to upper class status a new look. The academy stopped what’s called “recognition week” three years ago as the Colorado Springs, Colo.-based school grappled with issues of sexual assault and harassment. Regni told the Colorado Springs Gazette that the new program has eliminated any vestiges of hazing, saying it incorporates “the good features” of the tradition.
Three B-1B Lancers from the 7th Bomb Wing flew over the Indo-Pacific alongside F-16s from the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force as part of a joint large force exercise. The mission began and ended in the continental U.S. The bombers flew 31 hours and landed Jan. 11.