William Howard

William Howard joined the Army in February 2010 as an M1 Abrams crewmember and trained for a reclassification to an Army public affairs print journalist in November 2013.

In 2014 he earned the James P. Hunter Award for Outstanding New Writer in the Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware Public Affairs Competition for the United States Army Forces Command.

Email: howard.william@stripes.com

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Air Force aims for laser weapons on a fighter jet by 2021

The Air Force Research Laboratory is forging ahead with a high-energy laser designed to shoot down drones, incoming rockets and mortar rounds and hopes to have a demonstration model ready by 2021, officials say.


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Airmen respond quickly after walking into active-shooter exercise at RAF Mildenhall

Training kicks in as unaware airmen stumble into comprehensive on-base exercise involving Air Force, British police and medical teams.

Tokyo Oysy Sushi offers great Asian food near Mildenhall

Sushi lovers near RAF Mildenhall, England, can indulge their sashimi cravings at the nearby Tokyo Oysy Sushi restaurant in the village of Beck Row.

Royals use big plays to stay in playoff hunt

Lakenheath plays another close game, but loses again and will have to win final two games for any playoff hopes.

Birmingham museum and gallery offers a world-class collection

I recently spent a peaceful afternoon at the Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, marveling at its impressive collection of art and artifacts, many of international importance.

Lancers find toughest competition among themselves

Lakenheath not only took the top five spots for both girls and boys varsity in the 5-kilometer course around the school campus, but also had 14 of its runners finish in less than 25 minutes.

It’s raining success on SHAPE tennis

Spartans get a wet welcome at Lakenheath, but emerge with victories in all matches that rain doesn't wash out.

Air Force gets 400 medical workers to Florida for Hurricane Irma relief effort

The U.S. Air Force has sent more than 400 medical personnel to Orlando, Fla., for Hurricane Irma relief efforts.

New-look Lakenheath will get tested early

Thirteen former players graduated and All-European running back Marcus Smith moved on to play his senior year at a Georgia high school.

RAF Mildenhall hosts diversity day

Airmen took a break today to celebrate the second annual Diversity and Inclusion Day on base.


USAF docs hone military medicine skills while aiding British patients

U.S. military doctors have kept a full schedule at Britain’s civilian hospitals, treating a backlog of patients with ailments they rarely see on a base filled with relatively healthy servicemembers.


A new breed of dog is sniffing around RAF Mildenhall

A tall, black, shaggy giant schnauzer has been turning heads since becoming a member of the U.S. Air Force’s 100th Security Forces Squadron two and a half years ago.


USAF F-15, F-16 pilots trade insights with British allies

A squadron of Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcons soared through thick clouds Tuesday for aerial war games with other U.S. and British units.

Amrhein takes over RAF Mildenhall wing

U.S. servicemembers and British dignitaries welcomed Col. Christopher Amrhein as the new commander of the 100th Air Refueling Wing on Friday.

Thunderbirds, displays wow crowds at RAF Fairford

Airmen gave away freebies and guided tours around static displays of current U.S. military aircraft such as the B-1 and B-52 bombers, F-15E Strike Eagle, F-16 Fighting Falcon and CV-22B Osprey.


Thunderbirds, rare US military aircraft slated for British air show

Residents of Great Britain were greeted with a rare sight in the sky Monday from flyovers of the U.S. Air Force’s Thunderbirds over popular sights like RAF Duxford, Stonehenge and Loch Ness.