DOD Plans To Note Vulnerability on Pay Statement: Pentagon officials say they will notify active and reserve military members whose personal data may have been compromised by the May 3 theft of Veterans Affairs data by putting a note on individual pay statements. However, as of June 14, DOD was still in the middle of analyzing just which personnel could be affected. The VA estimates the number of active and reserve members could be 2.2 million—or almost everyone. The Air Force is offering to tell its members now.
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.