Air Force

July 27, 2012

Air Force News – July 27, 2012

Colorado

An Air Force Reservist was killed and another was wounded during the mass shooting at an Aurora theater July 20. Staff Sgt. Jesse Childress, 29, was among the 12 fatalities and another Air Force Reservist was among 58 wounded during a midnight shooting rampage at the Century 16 multiplex, about 10 miles from downtown Denver. The two were on active-duty orders at Buckley Air Force Base.

 

Texas

A sentence was returned a few days ago in the general court-martial of Air Force Staff Sgt. Luis Walker. Walker, a former basic military training instructor at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, was convicted of 28 charges that included rape, adultery, obstruction, aggravated sexual contact, multiple counts of aggravated sexual assault and violating a lawful order regarding unprofessional relationships with trainees. He was sentenced to 20 years of confinement and received a dishonorable discharge.

 

Romania

Approximately 260 members of the 81st Fighter Squadron along with members of the U.S. Marine Corps, Royal Air Force and Romanian air force’s 71st Air Flotilla are training with one another in Exercise Dacian Thunder to strengthen capabilities as combined forces in contingency operations at Campia Turzii.

 

Djibouti

Air Force and Navy personnel at Camp Lemonnier integrated their security forces into one cohesive unit July 1 to enhance security efforts on camp. Before the integration, the two branches had separate areas of security responsibility, which presented challenges.




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