Active duty and civilian firefighters from Travis AFB, Calif., took first place in individual heats during the 2006 US National Firefighter Challenge Oct. 13 and 14 in Atlanta. The former two-time world champions also placed third in the relay contest. Explaining their success, team captain Sgt. Mike Melton said, “Our team dynamic is one of unity and working together to get to our goal.”
A majority of panelists convened by the Atlantic Council to assess the situation in Ukraine believe that Russia will have enough forces—and recent practice in Belarus—to invade Ukraine within a month. A senior Air Force official concurred, saying the service expects the conflict soon.