Lt. Gen. Frank Klotz, vice commander of Air Force Space Command, received the Thomas D. White Space Trophy during AFA’s National Space Symposium in Los Angeles last week. The National Geographic Society sponsored the trophy, which is named after the fourth Air Force Chief of Staff, from 1961 to 1996, when sponsorship transferred to AFA’s Gen. B.A. Schriever-Los Angeles Chapter. The actual trophy resides at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. supports “a stronger and more capable” European defense, Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin III said during an Oct. 22 press conference in Brussels—but that defense should not duplicate the functions and capabilities of the NATO alliance.