The Air Force is reviewing a number of airmen who could be considered for the Medal of Honor, the service's top general said.
U.S. surveillance and reconnaissance flights haven't stopped or been scaled back since Iran shot down a Navy RQ-4 last week.
Air Force Chief of Staff Goldfein has pushed to make his service more competitive and collaborative.
Gen. David Goldfein said there is a push to get pilots more flight time, in tandem with producing more pilots in the ranks.
The campaign of President Donald Trump released a letter from 235 retired senior officers backing his re-election.
The news comes four years after the Air Force laid out initial plans for what its future fighter jets might look like.
The recent exercises were one of many the Air Force is conducting to test its Advanced Battle Management System.
A veteran of the Marine Corps and Army National Guard, he went through boot camp more than four decades ago.
Cmdr. Robert Arias is at least the third Navy commander removed from his job in recent weeks.