June 18, 2018

Can Navy Maintain Superiority at Sea?

The chief of naval operations says the US Navy needs to rediscover its momentum and “get a fire in our gut.” ADM John Richardson was speaking on how the service can maintain its superiority at sea.

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US to Stop War Games With So. Korea

War Games on Hold After Korean Summit

President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed a joint statement Tuesday agreeing to pursue the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. And the military exercises on the peninsula have been put on hold.

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Pentagon Hiring More Civilian Workers

Pentagon

The Pentagon is hiring more civilian employees to support expanding investments in cyber, intelligence, engineering, shipbuilding, and logistics.

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Leaders Arrive in Singapore Ahead of Summit

Summit

President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday for a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that could lay the groundwork for ending a nuclear stand-off between the old foes.

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GAO to F-35 JPO: Fix Critical Issues

F-35B :ightning II

The F-35 fighter jet is cruising toward the end of its development phase, but a Government Accountability Office report warns DoD not to move to full-rate production until it’s certain all critical technical issues have been resolved.

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MQ-4C Triton Officially Put Into Service

MQ-4C Triton

The MQ-4C Triton Broad Area Maritime System high-altitude long-endurance UAV has been officially put into service with Unmanned Patrol Squadron 19 at Naval Base Ventura County in Point Mugu, Calif. VP-19 now has two Triton UAVs.

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Raptor, Not F-35, Deployed for Security Mission

F-22 Raptor

The F-22 Raptor has deployed to the Pacific as part of a theater security mission, swapping in for the Air Force’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

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New Name for US Pacific Command

US Pacific Command

The US Pacific Command has a new name. It will now be called US Indo-Pacific Command in the latest move to counter Chinese economic and military pressure in the region.

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Federal Workers Face Trio of Workforce Reduction Orders

federal workers

Federal workers are not only facing anti-union sentiments in Congress and a presidential desire to make firings easier, three executive orders were signed this week designed to shrink the federal workforce through hiring freezes, attrition, reform plans and vacancies.

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Arlington Cemetery Reaching Capacity

Arlington

At the current rate of 7,000 people a year buried at Arlington National Cemetery, the national cemetery will be filled up to the very edges within 25 years.

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