July 20, 2018

Tanks Emerge from Secret Norway Caves

Secret Norway Caves

The Marine Corps temporarily moved some of its M1A1 Abrams tanks holed up in secret caves in Norway to Finland to participate in an annual training exercise with Finland. The secret caves began as a Cold War era storage program designed to rapidly equip Marines for a fight with Russia.

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The F-35 Goes to War

F-35 Enters Combat

The Israeli F-35 became the first to enter combat, according to the head of Israel’s Air Force. The F-35s were used in two recent strikes in Syria, he said.

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Pentagon Eyes Change in Cellphone Policy

Cellphone

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to order a tightening of security policy governing military and civilian personnel bringing cellphones into classified workspaces in the Pentagon.

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A New Nickname for the F-35A?

Nickname

The F-16 is called the Viper, the A-10 is the Warthog, the F-4 is the Rhino. It was just a matter of time before the F-35 Lightning II got a nickname.

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Bases Considered for Migrant Children

migrant children

The Trump administration is evaluating military bases in Texas and Arkansas for their suitability as shelters for migrant children of families who have crossed the border illegally.

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VA Lawmakers Question Dahlgren/Indian Head Move

dahlgren indian head

Virginia lawmakers question Navy plans to move a specialized division from Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren, VA, to Indian Head, MD.

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For 1st Time, F-35 Pilots Train at Japan Air Base

F-35 Pilots

Marine Corps F-35B Lighting II stealth fighters are training alongside Japanese F-35As for the first time at Misawa Air Base in northern Japan. US and Japanese airmen welcomed the first operational JASDF F-35A to Misawa earlier this year.

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Admirals Talk Future of Naval Aviation

U.S. Navy admirals share their thoughts on the future of naval aviation.

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Air Force Orders 1-Day Safety Stand Down

Safety Stand Down

In the wake of a series of troubling aircraft mishaps and crashes ― several of which have been fatal ― Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein has ordered a one-day safety stand down for all flying and maintenance wings when the service conducts safety reviews.

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Navy Re-Establishes 2nd Fleet in Atlantic

2nd Fleet

The Navy says it will re-establishment the US Second Fleet which will be responsible for naval forces along the East Coast and in the northern Atlantic Ocean.

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