May 21, 2019

Pentagon to Retire USS Truman Two Decades Early

2nd Fleet

The Pentagon wants to retire the Nimitz-class carrier USS Harry Truman two decades early, which would cut the US aircraft carrier fleet from 11 to 10.

Navy to Scrap Old for New Hornets

Hornet

The Navy will scrap almost 140 older Hornets and accelerate the transition to newer Super Hornets, expecting to recoup more than $850 million across five years of maintenance savings.

Pokémon a No-Go on Govt.-Issued Phones

Pokemon Go

The Pentagon urges troops and other DoD personnel not to play Pokemon Go on their government-issued cellphones, but there is no ban on playing the location-based augmented reality game on Defense Department property.

SpaceX Hits Landing on Drone Ship

SpaceX

SpaceX landed vertically one of its Falcon 9 rockets on a drone ship in the Atlantic Ocean last week. This came after the company launched a Dragon spacecraft to deliver cargo to the International Space Station for NASA.