December 10, 2018

VADM Malloy on 5th Fleet Temporary Duty

5th Fleet

Navy VADM James Malloy has landed in Bahrain on temporary duty with US 5th Fleet and US Naval Forces Central Command, after the previous commander VADM Scott Stearney was found dead in his home over the weekend from an apparent suicide.

Trump Cancels Federal Workers’ Pay Raise

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President Donald Trump wants to freeze federal workers’ pay in 2019.

SpaceX Gears Up for 1st Crewed Flight

SpaceX crewed flight

SpaceX is gearing up to launch NASA astronauts to space with its Falcon 9 rockets. The agency has been debating whether to allow the company to fuel its spacecraft after the astronauts have boarded.

Will Military Front Cost for Border Wall?

border wall

President Donald Trump and DefSec Jim Mattis have discussed the possibility that the US military front the costs for a border wall between the US and Mexico.

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

Former DefSec Slams Obama’s & Trump’s Russian Response

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Former DefSec Ash Carter criticizes the failure of the previous and current administrations to put into action Pentagon plans to counter what Carter sees as an ongoing war with Russian interference.

RADM Gordon Peters New Boss at NAVAIR

RADM Gordon Peters will be the new boss of Naval Air Systems Command. He replaces VADM Paul Grosklags as the top officer at NAVAIR. Also at NAVAIR, RADM Brian Corey will replace RADM Mark Darrah as the program executive officer for unmanned aviation and strike weapons.

Trump Threatens ‘Fire and Fury’ to N. Korea

FY18 Defense Authorization

The US is ready to use force if needed to stop North Korea’s weapons ballistic missile and nuclear programs, says President Trump, warning North Korea would be met with “fire and fury” the likes of which this world has never seen if it threatens the US.

1st Japanese-Built F-35A Unveiled

1st Japanese-Built F-35A Unveiled

What’s different about the Japan’s fifth F-35A fighter jet? While that country’s first four planes were delivered from Lockheed Martin’s Dallas/Fort Worth factory, this is the first Japanese built F-35A.

Blackhawk Down in Leonardtown

blackhawk down

A UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crashed on Breton Bay Golf Course during a routine training exercise out of Fort Belvoir, Virginia, killing one crew member and injuring two others.