Invited by the Singaporean government, Pacific Air Forces airmen and machines performed for crowds at the 2012 Singapore Air Show held at Changi International Airport. Flying demos included a C-17 from JB Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii. USAF’s static-display contingent included an E-3A AWACS and a KC-135. One of the largest air and trade shows in the world, the Singapore event reportedly attracted some 145,000 visitors from Feb. 14-19. (13th Air Force release)
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.