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More than 7,500 military boots were on display in May at Fort Bragg, N.C., serving as a memorial to service members from all branches who have died in action since 9/11, Task & Purpose reported. “It shows the families the service members are still remembered, honored and not forgotten,” said Charlotte Watson, Fort Bragg’s Survivor Outreach Services program manager. Attached to the boots were the fallen service member’s photo and date of loss, similar to previous displays at Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Campbell, Ky…

Communities near Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, are preparing for new housing and other accommodations for the arrival of close to 3,300 personnel and military family members attached to two incoming F-35 squadrons, the Air Force Times reported. The first fifth-generation fighter aircraft is scheduled to arrive in April 2020 with the rest to follow over two years for a total of 54 F-35s.…

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, has confirmed it will host a major F-35 aircraft support and management program that could lead to at least 400 jobs, according to a press release. The F-35 Hybrid Product Support Integrator Organization, which was established in 2016 as part of the F-35 Joint Program Office, will be part of the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center at the base.

Army photo by Pfc. Hubert Delany III

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