January 18, 2019

DefSec Mattis Issues Farewell to Troops

Opposition to Foreign Aid Cuts James Mattis

DefSec Jim Mattis issued his farewell Monday as he turned over his duties to Deputy DefSec Patrick Shanahan. Mattis urged DoD personnel to “keep the faith in our country and hold fast, alongside our allies, aligned against our foes.”

US, Britain Ready for F-35B Flight Trials

F-35B flight trials

Great Britain’s aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth has departed for the US to carry out flight trials with F-35B fighter jets at the Portsmouth naval base.

New Engine for F-35 Being Developed

New Engine for F-35B Being Developed

An upgrade to the F-35’s engine is being developed. Pratt & Whitney says the changes will give the engine the power and cooling necessary to make the fighter jet even more of a powerhouse.

USAF Looking to the Navy’s Hypoxia Fix

navy's hypoxia fix

How the Navy has adjusted training for aviators may become a template for the Air Force as it tries to understand why 13 suspected hypoxia incidents were logged over 13 days last month

Navy, AF Refueling Mission a Success

Refueling P-8 Poseidon

The Air Force’s 459 Air Refueling Wing helped make history last week when its KC-135 was the first to refuel a Naval Air Systems Command P-8A Poseidon.

Retired General Mattis Chosen for DefSec

Marine Gen. James N. Mattis

James Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general, has been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump as defense secretary.

Cybersecurity Talent in Short Supply

cybersecurity

Shortage of cybersecurity talent continues. Achieving successful cybersecurity is an all-hands-on-deck effort by academia, industry, and government.

Carver Is VX-23’s New CO

Navy Cmdr. James Carver relieves Marine Lt. Col. Kevin Erker as commanding officer of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 after serving as the squadron’s chief test pilot since October 2014. Cmdr. Johannes Jolly assumed duties as VX-23’s chief test pilot.

Clinton, Trump Prep for 1st Debate

The highly anticipated presidential debate is set for tonight, Sept. 26. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are reportedly preparing for this showdown in ways that appear to be as different as their candidacies.

Israel Set to Get F-35As

F35

The first F-35A Lightning II of an order of 33 headed for Israel has come off the assembly line at Lockheed Martin’s Fort Worth, TX, plant. Each plane will cost between $110million to $120 million.