Both Pilots Stable After Goshawk Crash

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The training aircraft crashed upon an approach to Sherman Field at NAS:Pensacola at the end of a local-area, routine flight.

Bipartisan MD House Delegation Meets with VA Sec’y Shinseki

Balt VA Hospital

The average wait for a veteran’s claim decision is 273 days. In Maryland it’s worse, veterans wait on average 332 days or 11 months for a claims decision from the Baltimore Regional Office.

VA Opening New Outpatient Center in Charlotte Hall

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Congressman Hoyer says all veterans should have access to high-quality health care.

DoD Gets a ‘B’ for Clear Writing; VA Gets an ‘F’

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The Center for Plain Language gives the Pentagon a passing grade for writing clearly, but fails the Veterans Administration.

White House Threatens Veto of Military Spending Bill

White House

Obama administration unhappy with House’s MILCON and VA bill.

Bye Bye Blimp

Navy photo of an MZ-3 Warlock blimp being tested in Yuma, Ariz.

A frequent local visitor last year, the Navy’s blimp is now mothballed.

Finally, Good F-35B News

Photo by John Douglass

It’s official, the program is off probation and has Pentagon backing.

Congress Needs a Threat?

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Hoyer says looming sequestration cuts will force Congress to deal.

V-22 Operating Costs Soar

A U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey lifts off from Naval Air Station Patuxent River, during a successful biofuel test flight. The tilt-rotor aircraft flew at altitudes of up to 25,000 feet on a 50-50 blend of camelina based biofuel and standard petroleum based JP-5 fuel. (U.S. Navy photo)

Report states that fleet’s total costs jumped from $74B to $121B.

Video: E-2D Rides EMALS

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Latest video from magnetic catapult testing at Lakehurst.