August 18, 2019

Tanks, Jets & Trump Headline July 4th Celebration

tanks

President Donald Trump touts “brand new” World War II-era tank display at the Washington, DC, Fourth of July celebration, the Blue Angels, and his chance to “say a few words.”

Esper Is Trump’s New Pick for DefSec

Esper

President Donald Trump says he intends to nominate Mark Esper as the new defense secretary, David Norquist as the deputy defense secretary, and Ryan McCarthy as the Army secretary.

Coast Guard Performs Operations in Asia

Coast Guard Cutter Performing Operations in Asia

Earlier this month, the cutter Bertholf made a port stop in Hong Kong, the first time the Coast Guard has visited the Chinese territory in 17 years.

Unmanned Fleet: Duties Hazy, Need Clear

unmanned fleet

Pressure from China and Russia convinces Navy officials of the need for an unmanned fleet, even without a specific plan for integration into what will become a shift in the composition of the entire fleet.

Navy’s Aviation Accidents Keep Rising

aviation accidents

Manned aviation accident deaths across the services continue to break records, but the steady six-year climb finally halted this year. Only the Navy did not improve in the total accident categories from 2017 to 2018 and is still 83 percent higher than in 2013.

Navy Launches First UAS Squadron

UAS Squadron

The US Navy commissioned its first test squadron dedicated to unmanned air systems at Webster Outlying Field. The UAS trials squadron is known as Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (UX) 24.