July 21, 2019

Senators Move NDAA Forward with War Fund

John McCain

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Senators vote 83-15, include an extra $38 billion for DoD from the Pentagon’s war fund, and move the National Defense Authorization Act to a vote, possibly as early as Thursday, says Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), chair of the Armed Services Committee, according to The Hill.

The Long-Term Budget Outlook released by the Congressional Budget Office prompted Rep. Steny Hoyer (MD-D) to condemn $586.3 billion in unpaid-for tax cuts and adding $24 billion to deficits in the Republican-passed budget.

Senators, in a 50-49 vote, keep military commanders in charge of the decision over prosecuting sexual assaults, reports Stars and Stripes.

The first public shot of the electromagnetic aircraft launch system aboard the carrier Gerald R. Ford fizzled, reports Navy Times. USNI explains what the EMALS will do to enhance the future for aircraft.

NAVAIR has a video of Modesto Zacharczenko, deputy director for Aviation and program executive officer for Aircraft Carriers, narrating video showing 55 years of aircraft launch and recovery equipment.

CNN presents 22 photos of the US aircraft carriers, all classes.

The US Coast Guard had pigeons before night vision goggles, spotlights and infrared cameras, Real Clear Defense has the story.

If the Air Force gets it way and starts retiring the A-10 Warthog, the aircraft’s manufacturer, Boeing, is looking to sell the Warthog to US allies, reports DOD Buzz from the Paris Air Show.

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