February 22, 2024

Navy Faces Most Maritime Hostilities Since WWII

Troops aboard American destroyers in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden are facing a level of maritime hostility that the US Navy hasn’t encountered since World War II.

A Time to Honor the Fallen

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Although Memorial Weekend is also associated with the start of summer and outdoor entertainment, the holiday was created to honor deceased veterans and military personnel. Some suggestions are here to include a commemoration in your holiday celebrations.

DoD Sticks With F-35 Current Engine

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The Pentagon is abandoning its efforts to develop a next-generation adaptive engine for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, going instead for an upgrade to the current F-35 engine — a major win for F135 maker Pratt & Whitney.

Contaminated Water Halts Fuel Operations at Pearl Harbor

Hawaii’s Department of Health demanded the Navy halt operations at Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility after a leak led to contaminated drinking water, forcing 700 people from their homes. The facility is 100 feet above the Red Hill aquifer supplying drinking water to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam and 20 percent of Honolulu.

Leaked Video Shows F35 Dropping Off Carrier Ramp

Video shows the F35B dropping off the front of the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and the pilot ejecting from the Nov. 17, 2021 crash in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The aircraft achieved neither lift nor thrust.

Powell Remembered as Soldier, Trailblazer, Statesman

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Former secretary of state Colin Powell was remembered Monday as a trailblazer and trusted adviser to presidents. Powell died on Monday. He was 84.

Kendall Wants DoD Tech to ‘Scare China’

USAF SEC Frank Kendall says the service should be fielding the kinds of leap-ahead technologies that “scare China.” Three weeks on the job and he has already adjusted the Air Force’s fiscal 2023 budget.

F-35 Provides 254,000 American Jobs

Lockheed wants you to know its F-35 generates more than $49 billion annually and teams with nearly 1,900 US suppliers, including more than 1,000 small business suppliers, in 45 states and Puerto Rico.

House Defense Bill: Bit of Bad News for Everyone

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National Defense Authorization Act leaves the House Armed Services Committee: No BRAC, no contractors replacing civilians, the A-10 stays.

Extreme Weather Tests JSF

An F-35B from Pax Integrated Test Force withstood extreme weather testing in the climactic lab at Eglin Air Force Base, FL.