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The new armor will be specifically fitted to women’s bodies, to prevent them from being exposed to risks by poorly fitting body armor designed for men.
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A December 2017 gate breach at RAF Mildenhall prompted the Air Force to do some serious soul-searching and make servicewide changes in how it handles base security .
Airmen would wear multiple hats as they set up, defended and operated air bases in possibly contested environments under this system.
The Air Force issued a memorandum Dec. 3 that formalizes the arrival of the M18 Modular Handgun System for base defenders.
By Kyle Rempfer