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DoD announces 2022 Secretary of Defense Environmental Awards winners

Since 1962, installations across the Department of Defense have been recognized for their outstanding accomplishments in innovative and cost-effective environmental management strategies that successfully support mission readiness. DoD News

Edwards AFB sends earthquake response to nearby base

According to the U.S. Geological Survey, the first earthquake struck at 10:33 a.m. July 4 with a 6.4 magnitude and is now considered a foreshock. A second quake shook the area the following day at 8:20 p.m. with a stronger 7.1 magnitude. Estimated economic losses of what the USGS now calls the Searles Quake are at least $1 billion; furthermore, the air control tower at Plant 42 was also damaged. The exact extent of that damage is still under review.
A portion of Highway 178 near Ridgecrest is damaged following two earthquakes July 4 and 5, as seen from a Blackhawk helicopter. (Photo courtesy of USGS) Giancarlo Casem

Heightened focus on the Arctic brings attention, challenges to the Air Force

There’s no mystery – or surprise – surrounding the Arctic’s strategic importance, a vast and foreboding expanse where the United States has maintained a resolute and unblinking presence for decades.
Lt. Gen. Tom Bussiere, 11th Air Force commander, discusses the strategic importance of Alaskan Command and the arctic during the Alaskan Command Arctic Senior Leader Summit Jan. 18, 2019 on Fort McNair, Washington, D.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Robert Barnett) Charles Pope