Deputy Secretary of Defense David L. Norquist, left, U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Joseph Knothe, center, 420th Air Base Squadron commander, and Brig. Gen. Jefferson J. O'Donnell, right, U.S. European Command Senior Defense Official and Defense Attaché, discuss the runway and future construction plans at RAF Fairford, England, Oct. 12, 2020. The RAF Fairford aircraft runway is the longest military runway in the U.K. The visit highlighted the strategic importance of RAF Fairford, oriented him to the bomber and ISR missions in support of U.S. European Command and national defense strategy, and gave him the opportunity to engage with Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jennifer Zima)