Shayne Meder's artwork is strictly volunteer -- the only thing the military pays for is the paint.
It takes about 10 people to operate one UAV at any given time.
He started life as a child slave in South Sudan.
An academy's spokesman said that cadets who are not in good standing are banned from representing the academy.
Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said the service is working to see what percentage of airmen remain non-deployable.
A program called the "Squadron Innovation Fund" will distribute $64 million across the service.
Gen. David Goldfein says the condition, which paralyzes half his face, is temporary and treatable.
The Air Force will stick to guidance despite pushback from airmen on "the cultural birthright" to pin on new stripes.
Critics should look at recent problems with the Air Force's newest AC-130J gunship as routine the command's top general said.
The Pentagon sees hypersonic weaponry as a potential game changer.