The Air Force is sending Brig. Gen. Alfred Flowers to head the Air Force Officer Accession and Training Schools, part of Air University at Maxwell AFB, Ala. Currently he is serving with US Special Operations Command as director of the Center for Force Structure, Resources, and Strategic Assessments. And, newly selected Brig. Gen. Mark Ramsay will shift from an Air Staff plans and programs billet to the Joint Staff, serving as deputy director, politico-military affairs (Europe).
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.