Air Force Special Operations Command will host a Warrior CARE Summit in April for wounded, injured, or ill Active Duty members and their families. The event, which will take place near Hurlburt Field, Fla., is intended to “build support” for AFSOC’s wounded warrior community, said Li?sa Dunaway, AFSOC Warrior CARE (Connection, Awareness, Resources, Endurance) program manager, in a release. “We have an amazing team of people who are looking at the heart of the challenges our airmen and families may be facing,” said Dunaway. “AFSOC wants to give back to them—for the sacrifices they endured not only physically or mentally, but as a family.” Space is limited to 50 Active Duty members, according to the release.
U.S. Air Force F-35s and F-22s regularly deploy deep into the Pacific region from Alaska, Utah, and Hawaii. In the future, though, the head of U.S. Indo-Pacific Command would like to see the Air Force permanently station fifth-generation aircraft west of the international date line—closer to China.