Maj. Gen. David Gillett Jr. took command of the Oklahoma City Air Logistics Center at Tinker AFB, Okla., during a Jan. 7 ceremony at the base, presided over by new Air Force Materiel Command boss Gen. Donald Hoffman. Gillett replaces Maj. Gen. Loren Reno, who has received Senate confirmation for a third star and will become the top Air Staff logistician. Gillett previously served as the director of logistics at Air Combat Command headquarters, but he is no newcomer to Tinker since he worked there as director of technology and industrial support from June 2000 to April 2001. Hoffman said of Gillett, “Dave, you come to Oklahoma City with the right set of skills” to produce “an even greater world-class organization.” Of Reno, Hoffman said, he had “made a difference” at the depot and should consider his tour there as “definitely part of your legacy” to AFMC and the Air Force. (Tinker report by Brandice Armstrong)
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.