June 26, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

DoD Wants the Force More Capable, Not Bigger

Capable

The Defense Department is looking to reduce 25,000 military positions. DoD Comptroller Michael McCord said the goal is not to make the force bigger, but to make it more capable. The new budget request would reduce the number of active-duty sailors by 1,184 and the Reserve by 951.

Navy Tests Its Newest Firepower

Firepower

The USS Gabrielle Giffords tested its Naval Strike Missile last week in the Pacific. The Navy’s new sea-skimming cruise missile is difficult to spot on radar.

MV-22 Conducts Night Landings on HMS QE

MV-22

The MV-22 Osprey conducted its first night landings on the HMS Queen Elizabeth. The tiltrotor aircraft was from HX-21 Squadron based at NAS Pax River.

DoD Institutes Civilian Hiring Freeze

hiring freeze

DoD reacts to congressional order freezes hiring for vacant full- & part-time, temporary & permanent civilian jobs in the DefSec Office, Defense Agencies, and Field Activities.