September 19, 2017

FAA: Drones Hurricane Response ‘Landmark’

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The chief of the Federal Aviation Administration said, despite some problems during Hurricane Harvey in Houston, drone usage in responses to both Harvey and Irma would prove an evolutionary landmark for unmanned aviation.

7th Fleet Cmdr. Relieved: All Collisions During Basic Duties

Four collisions in the Seventh Fleet this year — all occurring during basic ship handling duties — resulted in the commander of the fleet being relieved. As the Navy begins an extensive review and reset, a multinational search for 10 missing sailors from the latest collision of the USS John McCain locates some remains, aboard ship.

Navy Sees No Hacking in McCain Collision

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Early information emerging about the Navy’s second collision of a warship with a merchant vessel suggests the destroyer USS John S. McCain lost steering just before the collision.

Afghanistan Solutions Still Evade US

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After 16 years in Afghanistan, the US still has no strategy for winning or exiting this war. And that’s the opinion of the military, the administration, and congress.

F-35 on the International Stage

F-35 on the International Stage

The US Air Force F-35 JSF is on its way to the Paris Air Show and the international stage. The show will be the jet’s first opportunity for international audiences to witness its aerodynamic capabilities.

China Invited to Rim of the Pacific Exercises

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Despite tensions in the South China Sea & tense aerial confrontations, China has been invited to attend next year’s US-hosted Rim of the Pacific exercises.

You’re Invited to Hack the Air Force

Hack the Air Force

The Air Force’s Chief Information Office will hold its Hack the Air Force exercise. The “bug bounty” program will invite participation from talent in the US and, this year, will include those from US partner-nations, United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

300 Marines Deploy to Afghanistan

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The 300 Marines deployed from Camp Lejeune comprise the largest US force in Afghanistan since 2014.

Obama: Troops Will Remain in Afghanistan

New realities lead to the president’s decision to leave a force in Afghanistan.

DoD Assigned Role in Gun Control Initiatives

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DoD will play a role in President Obama’s gun control initiatives, to research and adopt improved firearms safety and technology.