Airmen and F-16s from the Alabama National Guard’s 100th Fighter Squadron in Montgomery touched down at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, on a six-month combat deployment, according to a Bagram release. This mark’s the unit’s first tour in Afghanistan, states the May 2 release. First Lt. Samuel Kniskern, 100th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron intelligence officer in charge, said the Alabama air guardsmen will serve the entire six-month rotation, something unusual for Air Guard units, which usually swap out more frequently. The F-16s arrived on April 27. These airmen will provide over-watch and close air support during their time at Bagram. “I think morale is pretty high; everyone realizes it is a six-month deployment and we are all digging in together,” said Kniskern. (Bagram report by SSgt. Evelyn Chavez)
The Air Force is a user of cyber infrastructure but isn't good at creating it, and so should rely on industry systems to stay ahead in the "arms race" of hacking attacks, service chief scientist and former DARPA director Victoria Coleman said on an AFA Mitchell Institute streaming event.
The military’s withdrawal from Afghanistan is speeding up, with five facilities now handed over to the Afghan government and about 115 C-17s loads of material flown out of the country. U.S. Central Command reported May 18 that more than 5,000 pieces of material also have been turned over to the…
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