The Air Force has awarded SSgt. Blake Lundstrom, an explosive ordnance disposal technician with the 633rd Civil Engineer Squadron at Langley AFB, Va., a Bronze Star Medal for his meritorious service while deployed to Afghanistan. He led an EOD team and helped resolve more than 117 emergency response missions, including 56 improvised explosive device incidents. (Langley report by SSgt. Heidi Davis)
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.