In recognition of her volunteer efforts to help refurbish a long-neglected British cemetery in Habbaniyah, Iraq, USAF Capt. Jutta Cortes has been asked to march with British veterans of the Royal Air Force Habbaniyah Association Nov. 12 at The Cenotaph war memorial in London. Cortes, now deputy director of security forces for 20th Air Force at F.E. Warren AFB, Wyo, served in Iraq as a military training advisor at Habbaniyah, a former RAF base.
The Air Force overall reduced its size by 120 aircraft in fiscal year 2021, but kept about the same number of fighter, bomber and attack aircraft, according to data supplied by the service. The F-35 fleet saw the biggest increase while the B-1B bomber fleet saw the largest decline.