President Barack Obama nominated Lt. Gen. Carlton Everhart for a fourth star and for assignment as commander of Air Mobility Command, according to an internal Air Force memo. Everhart has led 18th Air Force at Scott AFB, Ill., since June 2014. If confirmed, he would replace Gen. Darren McDew, who has been nominated to be commander of US Transportation Command.
Three B-1B Lancers from the 7th Bomb Wing flew over the Indo-Pacific alongside F-16s from the Japanese Air Self Defense Force recently, as part of a joint large force exercise. The mission began and ended in the continental U.S., as the bombers flew 31 hours and landed Jan. 11.