February 3, 2023

Navy Football Uniforms Honor NASA

Navy Football

For the Dec. 10, 2022, Army-Navy football game, the Midshipmen will be dressed from head-to-toe in NASA-themed gear that pays homage to the academy’s astronaut alums.

DoD Outlines New Tech Strategies

Tech

The Defense Department outlined its vision for the US military to strengthen its tech superiority amid a global race for technological advantage. The plan includes a list of “critical technology areas” including biotechnology, quantum science, FutureG, trusted AI and autonomy, directed energy weapons and systems, hypersonics, and integrated sensing and cyber.

DoD Photos Take a Look Back at 2021

DoD

The Defense Department offers a glimpse into the lives and work of US military members across the globe in 2021 through the lenses of military photographers.

Sailor Charged in Assault Ship Fire

Fire

A seaman apprentice on the USS Bohomme Richard was charged late last week for starting the fire that destroyed the amphibious assault ship in July 2020 while it was docked in San Diego.

Japan Takes Delivery of Its 1st V-22 Osprey

Japan V-22

The first international variant of the V-22 Osprey aircraft flew from Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni to the Kisarazu Air Field on July 10, where the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force will now operate, train with, and maintain the aircraft.

Could Roosevelt CO Be Reinstated?

Roosevelt Crozier

DefSec Mark Esper left the door open for reinstating Capt. Brett Crozier, commanding officer of the USS Theodore Roosevelt, who was relieved of duty after he urged the Navy to step up its response to a coronavirus outbreak on the aircraft carrier.

Navy Culture Shift = Re-Up Rate Increase

Navy Culture Shift = Re-Up Rate Increase

Officials believe that a change in Navy culture is the reason the service’s reenlistment rates have gone up.

Bracing for Budget Battles on the Homefront

Budget Battles

DefSec Mark Esper has begun preparations for what will likely be a messy battle for the 2021 defense budget.

Readiness Rate of F-35s Raises Questions

F-35

A Project on Government Oversight’s Center for Defense Information June 2019 reports reveals that 8.7 percent of the 23 F-35s jets in the Edwards Air Force Base test fleet were “fully mission capable.”

Senators Urge Expansion of F-35 Foreign Military Sales

Foreign Military Sales

Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey are leading the case that the US-led F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program should be expanded with additional foreign sales to create a stronger coalition of allies.