Officials at Osan AB, South Korea, broke ground on base for a new elementary school that is slated to open in March 2016. The design of the two-story building will be the first of its kind in South Korea, states Osan’s Nov. 14, release. It will feature a computer lab, an art room, and a learning-impaired room, according to the release. The school will be compliant with the Defense Department’s anti-terrorism and force protection requirements and will incorporate energy-efficient and environmentally friendly design features, such as solar heating. The groundbreaking took place on Nov. 13. (Osan report by A1C Ashley J. Thum)
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.