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October 31, 2023

The Air Force will begin testing an all-electric manned aircraft at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida, Stars and Stripes reported. “It is going to transform the way we see air travel in the world,” Col. Elliott Leigh, director of the service’s innovation arm AFWERX, said in the statement. “It is also going to transform the way we have air power in the Air Force.”…

Leaders from Redstone Arsenal, Alabama spoke recently to the Huntsville/Madison County Hospitality Association as an FBI expansion at the installation will bring more federal travelers to the area, according to an Army story. “At Redstone, our key to success is partnering with the community,” Lt. Gen. Chris Mohan, Redstone’s senior commander, told the group. “This is my fourth assignment here, and I’ve seen the accession from a sleepy community to the recent exponential growth and our continued growth.”

Air Force photo by Samuel King Jr.

October 31, 2023

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