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FYSA: SecAF Frank Kendall

FYSA: SecAF Frank Kendall. For your situational awareness, it’s going to take "One Team, One Fight" for the Air Force to compete, deter, and win today and into the future. In this episode, the 26th Secretary of the Air Force Frank Kendall outlines some of his priorities that he hopes will ensure an edge over near-peer competition, including: bolstering relations with defense industry partners; taking care of the families of Airmen and Guardians; getting meaningful military capabilities into the hands of Airmen and Guardian operators; closing the gap on disparity in the forces; and of course, protecting the health of the Total Force by making sure everyone is safeguarded from the COVID-19 virus. Angel Orozco

Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation honors Berlin Airlift veterans

The Royal Air Force Museum American Foundation celebrated the 70th anniversary of the end of Berlin Airlift at their annual “Spirit of the Battle of Britain” banquet last month to honor these veterans for their contributions to the alliance between the United States and the United Kingdom.
Retired Col. Gail Halvorsen poses for a photo during a Veterans Day event at Hondo Municipal Airport, Texas, Nov. 9, 2013. Halvorsen was called the “Candy Bomber” because he was known to drop candy with attached parachutes to children during the Berlin Airlift. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder) Ashley M. Wright

Kentucky Air Guardsman earns Air Force Cross for valor in Afghanistan

Keller earned the combat award — second only to the Medal of Honor — for gallantry in action against an enemy of the United States during his participation in Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein (left) pins the Air Force Cross to the uniform of Tech. Sgt. Daniel Keller, a combat controller in the 123rd Special Tactics Squadron, during a ceremony at the Kentucky Air National Guard Base in Louisville, Ky, Aug.13, 2019. Keller earned the award — second only to the Medal of Honor — for valor on the battlefield in Afghanistan. (U.S. Air National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton) Staff Sgt. Joshua Horton