Some must-reads from this week's Inside the Air Force:
1. The lack of a fiscal year 2018 funding appropriation has stalled new military construction contracts at Eielson Air Force Base, AK, that are key to preparing the base to begin receiving F-35s in 2020.
2. Air Force and Army officials will delve further into understanding joint, multidomain operations using three tabletop exercises held in the next six months, which will help the Army finalize the second version of its Multidomain Battle concept by summer 2019.
3. Air Force officials are still nailing down the specifics of a heavy maintenance plan for Northrop Grumman's RQ-4, and will bring a third aircraft to Robins Air Force Base, GA, within the next few months.