Air Force Reserve Command airmen from the 301st Civil Engineer Squadron at NAS JRB Fort Worth, Tex., working on a joint humanitarian mission to Guyana, completed their first project, repairing, remodeling, and upgrading a nursery school, last week, after just a month. The first rotation of 301st CES airmen started their project July 6 as part of New Horizons Guyana 2009. Among tasks they accomplished were correcting electrical problems, repairing and rebuilding toilets, adding kitchen cabinets and countertops, adding a gutter to the roof, improving water drainage, installing a pedestrian bridge across a drainage ditch, and painting the interior and exterior of the school. “This has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done in my career,” said SMSgt. Scott Lacey, project manager, and added, “I would absolutely volunteer to do this again.” (Guyana report by SSgt. Jason Burton)
The Air Force overall reduced its size by 120 aircraft in fiscal year 2021, but kept about the same number of fighter, bomber and attack aircraft, according to data supplied by the service. The F-35 fleet saw the biggest increase while the B-1B bomber fleet saw the largest decline.