For years, airmen have been telling Air Force officials that they don’t like the service dress uniform. In fact, one comment is that it “resembles a cheesy business suit.” Ouch! So, the service is taking a look at some alternatives—digging into its history for a couple of possibilities. Two airmen at the Pentagon recently adorned themselves in prototype Billy Mitchell (high-neck) and Hap Arnold (belted) uniforms. Don’t line up to buy them, because the service plans to do a survey and run them through the standard uniform board review process.
Unlike nearly every other innovative technology throughout history, Maj. Gen. DeAnna M. Burt believes the space enterprise emerged backward. “Every other domain started with an entrepreneur who built something,” Burt, the special assistant to the Chief of Space Operations, told an audience at AFA’s Air, Space & Cyber Conference.