Air Force Sgt. Steve Carillo allegedly killed two people and wounded five others in an eight-day span, federal authorities say. But that expression of rage marked the culmination of a long slide into extremism.
Big changes are coming to the Air Force’s career field of base defenders. The ability of the service to gain air superiority over a peer adversary could soon hinge on a career field that — like the rest of the U.S. military — has become accustomed to an era of combating violent extremism.
Fourteen security forces teams from multiple Air Force major commands, the United Kingdom’s Royal Air Force, and the German Air Force competed in the Airmen Defender Challenge Championship at Joint Base San Antonio-Camp Bullis, Texas, this week.