The decision was made to land minutes after the plane took off when the crew noticed “a potential issue.”
The Boeing board boasts big-name officials with varied backgrounds in business and industry, government and the military.
Recently, F-22 Raptor pilots from the Pacific Air Forces' 3rd Wing simulated refueling in a remote location.
The action followed reports that North Korea had warned of a possible missile launch or nuclear test for late December.
Boeing Chairman David Calhoun will take over as president and CEO starting Jan. 13.
The fighter jet was a recently overhauled MiG-29.
Boeing's CEO is resigning amid ongoing problems at the company over the troubled Max 737 aircraft.
Noise from EA-18G Growler jets flown out of NAS Whidbey has long been a contentious issue for area communities.
Gen. Tod Wolters credits the pause to a recent "deconfliction dialogue."
The B-1B Lancer bomber, a plane designed with the ability to fly fast and low to the Earth in order to avoid enemy radars...