In case you wondered, the San Antonio Express-News reports that the former Air Force basic training drill instructor who posed nude for Playboy magazine has resigned. The newspaper also reports that the Air Force kicked SSgt. Michelle Manhart from active duty back to the Iowa Air National Guard as part of disciplinary action. An earlier Air Force statement said it had relieved Manhart of her duties as a drill instructor. Manhart told the Express-News that she has resigned from the Guard, but ANG officials were not immediately able to confirm that.
U.S. Air Force F-35s and F-22s regularly deploy deep into the Pacific region from Alaska, Utah, and Hawaii. In the future, though, the head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command would like to see the Air Force permanently station fifth-generation aircraft west of the international date line—closer to China.