April 19, 2019

Trump Expected to Call for End to Ongoing US Wars Overseas

Trump Expected to Call for End to Ongoing US Wars Overseas

President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech tonight, Feb. 5, is expected to call for an end to America’s ongoing wars overseas, building on his recent comments suggesting troop drawdowns in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

Most of Navy’s C-130s Remain Grounded

Most of Navy's C-130s Remain Grounded

Nearly a year after the fiery crash of a Marine Corps Forces Reserve KC-130T killed 15 Marines and a Navy corpsman, most of the Navy’s C-130 fleet remains grounded. Only 10 of the 43 C-130s in the fleet are currently available for operations, according to NAVAIR.

VADM Suggests Incentive Pay, Bonuses to Keep Pilots

VADM Robert P. Burke believes the Navy may need to offer aviation incentive pay and aviation bonuses to help retain pilots. “We continue to face challenges within some historically retention-challenged communities, particularly among aviators in specific model/type/series platforms,” Burke told Congress.

Navy Lands F-35C at Elgin; Contractor Pay Cap in Immigration Bill

F-35C JSF formation

Video of the F-35C arriving at Elgin Air Force Base, but the price tag is giving international buyers the jitters. GE Aviation could be cutting costs with its new aircraft engine from a 3D printer.