Air Force officials announced Wednesday that Altus Air Force Base, OK, is the preferred alternative for the KC-46A formal training unit (FTU). McConnell AFB, KS, was selected as the preferred alternative for the first active duty led KC-46A main operating base (MOB 1) and Fairchild AFB, WA, and Grand Forks AFB, ND, are the reasonable alternatives.
A bill to honor Civil Air Patrol’s World War II veterans with a Congressional Gold Medal passed the U.S. Senate Monday night under unanimous consent after gaining the necessary co-sponsors needed for consideration. The bill, S. 309, recognizes the contributions of CAP’s pilots and other members who served during the war. Predating the U.S. Air Force, CAP’s services included flying combat and humanitarian missions under hazardous conditions.