An Ohio native has been confirmed as the next commander of the Air Force Materiel Command, making her the first woman to become a four-star general in the Air Force.
The Columbus Dispatch reports the U.S. Senate confirmed Lt. Gen. Janet Wolfenbarger this week to lead the command at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton. She was nominated by President Barack Obama in February.
A memorial service in southwest Ohio will honor an Air Force dog that died earlier this month after a military career, which included serving in the Iraq War and helping federal authorities with more than 500 arrests.
Nisan's (NEE'-sunz) memorial service with military honors is planned Friday afternoon at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, where he had been assigned since 2003.
The 10-year-old German Shepherd also worked with the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol agencies and was credited with helping track down about 20 pounds of narcotics.
As the American combat mission in Iraq comes to end, the Obama administration and Pentagon officials have repeatedly assured the world that American involvement with Iraq will continue. They are undoubtedly right. Since the founding of Iraq in the aftermath of World War I, U.S. policy has included cooperation, confrontation, war, and, most recently, an ongoing experiment in state-building. This month, Peter Hahn, an expert on the history of U.S.