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April 26, 2023

Remains of B-24 Pilot Lost in 1943 Identified

Hero Aviator to be Interred in New York

The Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency (DPAA) announced on 19 April 2023 that U.S. Army Air Forces First Lieutenant John B. Thomas of Rochester, New York, who lost his life at age 23 fighting in the Second World War’s European Theater, had been accounted for on 30 September 2022.

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USAF Announces F-35A and F-15EX Units

Meet the Next-Gen, Same as the Old-Gen

The Department of the Air Force has selected the next bases to obtain the latest and greatest in America’s fighter lineup, with bases in Massachusetts, Louisiana, and California on tap to receive F-35As and F-15EXs. The Barnes Air National Guard Base in Massachusetts, was selected as the ‘preferred location’ to host the next F-35A Lightning II squadron. It will be given 18 F-35As to complete their mission going forward. Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base New Orleans and Fresno Air National Guard Base, California, will both replace their aging and likely somewhat ragged F-15C and -D model Eagles with brand-new, next-gen F-15EX Strike Eagles - or at least as ‘next-gen’ as a 50-ye

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