November 20, 2019

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Trump Budget Ramps Up Defense Spending

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President Donald Trump said he will propose a budget that would ramp up spending on defense and infrastructure.

McMaster Choice as Security Adviser Earns Praise

President Trump’s choice for national security adviser, Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster is earning praise. He’s been called the “smartest and most capable military officer of his generation, one who has not only led American victories on the battlefields of the 1991 Gulf War and of the Iraq War, but also holds a Ph.D. in history.”

Concerns Remain Over Election Hacking

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Federal officials express concern that Russia will use its cyber capabilities to try to disrupt today’s presidential election.

F-35B Testing Begins Aboard USS America

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The US Marine Corps has started testing its F-35B Lightning IIs aboard the Navy’s amphibious assault ship, USS America. Two F-35Bs will undergo the third shipboard phase of developmental test and five are scheduled to conduct operational testing.

US Southern Command Stands Up Joint Task Force Matthew

US Southern Command

Amphibious assault ship Iwo Jima heads to Haiti with 1,850 troops, four MV-22 Ospreys and four MH-60 Seahawks to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

Key West Residents Weigh In on Drone Base

MQ-4C Triton

Key West residents will have a 30-day period beginning Sept. 1 to comment on NAS Key West being in the running to be the East Coast’s home base for the MQ-4C Triton drones. The short list also includes Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, FL, and Virginia’s NASA Wallops Flight Facility.

Multi-domain Warfare: Name of the Game

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Aerial combat is now truly 3-D, as multi-domain warfare adds new dimensions.

Navy Embraces 3D Printing Technology

The US Navy is an enthusiastic supporter of 3D printing technology. Naval Air Systems Command has completed some test flights featuring 3D printed critical components. In May, 3D-printed parts for a MV-22 Osprey were used. The Osprey, which was fitted with a partially 3D printed engine nacelle, performed exactly as expected.

NAVAIR Celebrates Excellence

NAVAIR

The annual NAVAIR Commander’s Awards ceremony celebrated technical, business, and leadership excellence in support of increasing speed to the fleet, delivering warfighting capabilities, and improving affordability.

What’s With Military’s ‘Star Wars’ Fascination?

Pax River Navy Museum

The Patuxent River Naval Air Museum gets in on the “Star Wars” parodies on Throwback Thursday.