Airman’s Family Recognized: Capt. Alex Gazzaway of Air Force Space Command’s Manpower and Personnel Directorate, his wife Laura, and their children Cameron, Grace, Parker, and Zachary have been chosen as the National Military Family Association’s family of the year for 2008. NMFA recognized the family for its volunteer efforts and community participation during Gazzaway’s tour at Cape Cod AFS, Mass. “It is challenging to balance work, family, and community involvement, but we try to intertwine the kids in everything we do,” said Gazzaway. The Gazzaways will receive the award this week in Washington, D.C. (Peterson report by Ed White)
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.