May 22, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

Weather, Climate Disasters Taking Toll on Guard

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Climate change and weather-related disasters are running the National Guard ragged, some experts believe. An increase in man hours spent fighting wildfires is just one example of how these record-breaking incidents are impacting the Guard, which often responds to wildfires and hurricanes all over the country.

US Breaks Opens War Stockpile

During the Cold War, a program was implemented to keep equipment, gear, and rations ready. A “break-glass” type of preparation. Soldiers would only touch the stocks in case of war. The stockpile has been opened for the first time and is outfitting the US Army with thousands of vehicles and equipment pieces from Army Prepositioned Stocks-2.

Ukraine Makes Plea for Weapons

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The list of countries around the globe promising military weapons to Ukraine is growing.

More Troops Being Deployed to Europe

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Three thousand members of the 82nd Airborne Division are scheduled to join 3,000 troops already mobilized to Poland, Germany, and Romania, as tensions mount along the Ukraine-Russia border. The White House is warning US civilians in Ukraine: Get out now, because the military won’t help rescue you if Russia invades.

MQ-25 Initial Carrier Demo Completed

The US Navy completed an Unmanned Carrier Aviation Demonstration of its MQ-25 unmanned air system prototype in December aboard USS George H.W. Bush, laying the groundwork for future carrier-based UAS operations.

NavSec: Navy Needs a Budget Increase

NavSec Carlos Del Toro says the US Navy needs a budget increase if the service is to reach its shipbuilding goals and meet the “significant” threat from China.

Navy Implements New Fire Safety Practices

VADM Roy Kitchener said he is encouraged by new fire safety protocols for ships undergoing maintenance in port. He said among the changes the Navy has invested in fire detection systems and added industrial-environment safety training at surface officer school.

Space Industry Moves on Cyber Info Sharing

New Normal on the Internet cyber

In the wake of recent high-profile cyber incidents that have put the spotlight on how little information sharing goes on in some industries, the space industry is moving ahead to improve security instead of waiting to be told to do so by the government,

Boeing Hosts MQ-25 Simulation Training for Pax Team

MQ-25

US Navy aviators are already learning how to “fly” the MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueler even before the first air vehicle comes off the production line.

Navy Orders Aviation Stand-Down After Crashes

Two crashes in the past week prompted a Naval Aviation stand-down to focus on operational risk management and mitigation. Two military officers died in the crash of a training aircraft in Alabama.