President Joe Biden on June 17 signed into law Juneteenth National Independence Day, designating June 19 a national holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States 156 years ago. With June 19 falling on a Saturday this year, the federal government will observe the holiday June 18, the Office of Personnel Management announced. In observance of the new federal holiday, the Air Force Association will also close. The Air Force Magazine Daily Report will resume publishing Monday, June 21.
The U.S. Air Force and every other branch of U.S. military service depend on safe and reliable microelectronic devices and embedded systems. Without them, modern defense weapons systems can’t function. And when the integrity of these components is compromised, it puts people, systems and entire military operations in peril.