September 24, 2017

F-35 or Hornet? Which Makes Cut for ‘Top Gun’ Sequel?

So which plane will get top billing in the “Top Gun”sequel? Since the Navy F-14 Tomcat is no longer in service, will it be the F/A-18 Super Hornet or the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter?

Next Gen Jammer Passes Review at Pax

Next Gen Jammer Passes Review at Pax

The Next Generation Jammer program has passed its design review during recent testing at NAS Pax River, NAVAIR officials say.

Budget Cuts Could Mean Federal Worker Layoffs

Budget Cuts Could Mean Federal Worker Layoffs

The budget cuts President Donald Trump plans to propose this week are expected to lead to layoffs among federal workers.

Trump to Speak From Carrier Deck in Newport News, Va.

Trump in Newport News

Days after a pro-military speech before a joint session of Congress, President Trump visits Newport News Shipyard, a center of nuclear-powered shipbuilding for Navy.

Trump Finds Opposition to Foreign Aid Cuts

Opposition to Foreign Aid Cuts James Mattis

Now is not the time to slash US foreign aid, more than 120 retired generals and admirals said in a letter to lawmakers, while citing past comments from DefSec James Mattis to buttress their case. Mattis said while commander of US Central Command, “If you don’t fully fund the State Department, then I need to buy more ammunition.”

Agencies, Military, Workers Speculate on First Trump Budget

budget

Federal unions, the military, and the Democrats are preparing for completely new spending plans which, one Trump adviser says the president is reviewing at the “granular” level.

Photos: An F-35 Gets Its Invisibility Gear

F-35 JSF assembly line

Lockheed’s mile-long production facility includes segments where invisibility is painted onto the F-35. Photos available of what can be photographed.

Fewer Veterans in Congress

The number of vets in Congress has steadily dropped and now the veteran lawmaker count could sink to under 100 for the first time since the 1950s.

Maryland Offshore Wind Farm Leases to be Auctioned

Eastern Shore wind energy

Federal officials announced wind energy development leases would be offered for 80,000 acres at least 10 nautical miles off Ocean City late next year.