Members of the Air Force Office of Special Investigations’ enlisted corps nominated their commander, Brig. Gen. Kevin Jacobsen, for induction into the Order of the Sword, according to an office release. “In his 32 years of service, from his time as a second lieutenant in the missile career field through today, he has always valued the importance of the enlisted force,” said CMSgt. John Fine, AFOSI command chief, during the March 29 enlisted call at AFOSI headquarters in Quantico, Va., where Jacobson received his invitation for this summer’s induction ceremony. “This means so much to me because of who it’s coming from,” said Jacobsen, who has led AFOSI since April 2010. “I’m beyond humbled that OSI’s enlisted force would consider me for such a distinguished recognition,” he added. The Order of the Sword is the highest honor that enlisted airmen can bestow upon senior military officers and civilians to recognize their contributions to the welfare and prestige of the enlisted corps. (Quantico report by James C. Dillard)
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.