Several Air Force Research Lab personnel received awards during the Black Engineer of the Year Conference in Baltimore, Md., according to a Feb. 25 release. Honored with a career achievement award, Lloyd Reshard is the Chief of Flight Vehicles Integration Branch at Eglin AFB, Fla. Named most promising engineer, Shawnee Pacley is a materials engineer in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio. Three AFRL personnel were named as modern day technology award winners: Capt. Rico Cody, chief of Tactical Data Links at Rome, N.Y.; Capt. Jermaine Sailsman, currently serving as executive officer to the director of the Space Vehicles Directorate, Kirtland AFB, N.M.; and Carla Willis, an electronic engineer with the Munitions Directorate at Eglin. (Wright-Patterson report by Laura Mays)
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.