November 21, 2019

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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Newest Carriers Can’t Handle F-35C

carriers

The Navy will refit its 36-year-old Vinson aircraft carrier to accommodate its newest fighter jet the F-35C. The Navy’s newest carriers, the USS Gerald R. Ford and USS John F. Kennedy — not yet in operation — will be refit in future years for the strike fighter

US Growing Outreach in Indo-Pacific Region

Indo-Pacific Region

As China works to spread its influence, US Pacific Air Forces is growing its outreach to countries across the Indo-Pacific region.

Turkey to US: Reverse Decision on F-35

Turkey has asked the US to reverse its decision to exclude that country from F-35 fighter jet program.

NATO Arctic Exercise Hits Cold War Levels

Arctic

NATO’s Trident Juncture opens this week, a month of NATO military exercises in the Arctic, involving troops operating in the air, on land, and at sea. This year anticipates the biggest show of force since the Cold War with 50,000 troops in place around the Arctic Circle.

Navy Flight Instructors Offered New Career Path, Shoreside

Navy flight instructors

A new billet would allow Navy pilots and naval flight officers to remain in the Navy outside the traditional career path and normal sea/shore rotation. The changes address readiness and retention and allow officers to remain in the Navy later in their careers.

US Defense Trade Up Over Last Year

Defense Trade

Through the first two quarters of this fiscal year, the US has signed $46.9 billion in weapons sales to foreign partners and allies — smashing past the $41.9B figure from all of fiscal 2017.

First Loss of F-35B for Marine Corps

F-35B

An F-35B that erupted into flames caused by a faulty bracket nearly two years ago has been struck by the Marine Corps, making it the first loss of an F-35 for the corps. The corps made the determination that the costs to repair the fighter would not be worth the return on investment.

Senate Blocks F-35 Sale to Turkey

F-35

US Senate blocks Lockheed’s $10 billion sale of F-35s to Turkey, fearing the fighter jet’s secrets are at risk since the NATO ally’s decision to buy the Russian S-400 air defense system.

Leaders Arrive in Singapore Ahead of Summit

Summit

President Donald Trump arrived in Singapore on Sunday for a historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that could lay the groundwork for ending a nuclear stand-off between the old foes.

Federal Workers Face Trio of Workforce Reduction Orders

federal workers

Federal workers are not only facing anti-union sentiments in Congress and a presidential desire to make firings easier, three executive orders were signed this week designed to shrink the federal workforce through hiring freezes, attrition, reform plans and vacancies.