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Christopher Dennis

Christopher Dennis has a degree from the University of South Florida and calls Alaska his home, but has traveled all over the United States.

He has been to Korea and Afghanistan and is now covering England for Stars and Stripes. He enjoys history, art, and photography.

Email: dennis.christopher@stripes.com


Lakenheath takes action against suicide with stand-down, bike ride and cups of tea

The 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath will stand down for one day at the end of August to address the spiraling number of suicides in the Air Force, officials said.

Gravestone dedicated to US Civil War veteran, 101 years after his burial in London

When Seth Watson Herrick was buried in north London in 1918, no headstone was erected to mark his final resting place. On Saturday, that was put right with the dedication of a gravestone provided by the Veterans’ Affairs Administration.


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Fighter prototype and pilot-optional aircraft draw crowds at British air show

The roar of jet engines was the soundtrack as more than two dozen nations and aeronautical companies showcased next-generation aircraft designs and debuted new product lines at Britain’s Royal International Air Tattoo.


Air Force says new medical system significantly reduced airmen’s downtime

A test run of a new Air Force medical program was so successful at reducing the number of airmen who were sidelined and unable to perform their jobs that it’s being rolled out at bases across the U.S., officials said.


Construction of first permanent US F-35 campus in Europe begins at Lakenheath

The $205 million construction project includes a flight simulator facility, maintenance unit, hangars and storage units, and is set to open in time for the arrival of the F-35s in November 2021.


Marines offer up to $90,000 in bonuses for reenlistments

The selective reenlistment bonuses for fiscal year 2020 include incentives for aviation maintenance, air traffic controllers, infantry squad leaders and Marines willing to make a lateral move to select specialties such as intelligence and cyberdefense.


Air Force shortens special duty tours

Tours for Air Force military training instructors have been cut from four years to three after a survey found a sharp increase in assignment fatigue after three years in the roles, officials said.