President Donald Trump will nominate Barbara Barrett to serve as the next Air Force secretary, the president announced on Tuesday.

"I am pleased to announce my nomination of Barbara Barrett of Arizona, and former Chairman of the Aerospace Corporation, to be the next Secretary of the Air Force," Trump tweeted. "She will be an outstanding Secretary! #FlyFightWin"

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An Air Force explosive ordnance disposal technician returns from a manual approach to an improvised explosive device training scenario June 25, 2015, in Southwest Asia. (U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Brittany E. Jones)

Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Business Insider.

The pilots who fly the Air Force's fighters and bombers, the crew members who keep them in the air, and the controllers who guide them are all focused on getting ordnance to targets. The Air Force's explosive ordnance disposal technicians, however, are part of a small cadre whose job is to find and eliminate ordnance on battlefields or at home.

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STOCKTON — Ray Peters sits at his desk looking at the four computer monitors in front of him.

The technology has changed drastically from the days when the 76-year-old Peters had to write the caller's information on note cards.

There were rotary phones back then, he said with a slight laugh.

Peters recently became the California Highway Patrol's longest-serving member.

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In an event two decades in the making, the Air Force's variant of the F-35 has finally flown its first combat mission.

Two F-35As from Hill Air Force Base, Utah, attacked an ISIS tunnel network and weapons cache in northeast Iraq on Tuesday, according to U.S. Air Forces Central Command.

No information was immediately available on Tuesday about how successful the strike was.

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Capt. Paul Sikkema. Photo: Arapahoe Sheriff's Department

An Air Force Academy ethics instructor turned himself over to authorities on Wednesday and was charged with internet luring of a child.

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The Air Force's variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has arrived at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility to fly combat operations if needed, a defense official said on Monday.

"They were already scheduled to come out here for an exercise," the defense official told Task & Purpose. "But they are operational, so when or if they get called to get on an ATO [air tasking order], they will be on one."

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