August 19, 2019

CBO Still Sees Billions in Savings in the Military

CBO

Capping pay, scrapping aircraft, slashing benefits and a host of already discussed military and veterans program reforms reappear in this year’s CBO annual “options for reducing the deficit” report.

Valve Suspected in Hornets’ & Growlers’ Hypoxia

Hypoxia Hornet

Researchers studying hypoxia incidents say a valve has been identified and might be causing problematic cabin pressure changes in F/A-18E and F Super Hornets and E/A-18G Growlers during flight.

Deadliest Aircraft in Pentagon’s Arsenal?

E-6 Mercury Deadliest Aircraft in Pentagon's Arsenal

Don’t be deceived by the appearances of the E-6 Mercury. Though the Mercury doesn’t carry any weapons of its own, it might be in a sense the deadliest aircraft operated by the Pentagon.

Trump to Speak From Carrier Deck in Newport News, Va.

Trump in Newport News

Days after a pro-military speech before a joint session of Congress, President Trump visits Newport News Shipyard, a center of nuclear-powered shipbuilding for Navy.

‘Seriously Considering’ BRAC in Senate Committee

BRAC

Senate Armed Services Committee Chair John McCain and ranking member Jack Reed are “seriously considering” the possibility of closing excess military bases to cut down on waste.

Agencies, Military, Workers Speculate on First Trump Budget

budget

Federal unions, the military, and the Democrats are preparing for completely new spending plans which, one Trump adviser says the president is reviewing at the “granular” level.

Growlers & Ospreys Resume Flight After Week of Mishaps

anti-radiation missiles

A Growler accident and a Marine’s MV-22 Osprey refueling mishap forced the aircraft out of the skies as the forces assessed the reasons for the mishaps. All are flying again.