Air Force Reserve Command’s 709th Airlift Squadron at Dover AFB, Del., flew its final C-5B Galaxy sortie, as it changes over to all C-5M Super Galaxies. “Many of the Reservists here at Dover have flown all [C-5] variants and will miss the last C-5B as it transfers to a different wing,” said Col. Scott Durham, 512th Operations Group commander at Dover. “While we say adios to the last of our B models, it’s not the end,” added Durham. The squadron’s final C-5B departed the Delaware base on April 5 for its new assignment with the 22nd AS at Travis AFB, Calif. The 709th AS is the second airlift unit at Dover to fully re-equip with the C-5M. The Active Duty 9th AS flew its final C-5B sortie from Dover just last month and became Air Force’s first all-C-5M unit. (Dover report by MSgt. Veronica Aceveda)
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.