August 21, 2019

For 1st Time, F-35 Pilots Train at Japan Air Base

F-35 Pilots

Marine Corps F-35B Lighting II stealth fighters are training alongside Japanese F-35As for the first time at Misawa Air Base in northern Japan. US and Japanese airmen welcomed the first operational JASDF F-35A to Misawa earlier this year.

Is F-35 ‘Ready to Go at 50 Below’?

'ready to go at 50 below'

Along with everything else, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has to operate in harsh weather conditions. A series of tests is slated for Eielson AFB in Alaska, with the motto, “Ready to Go at 50 Below!”

F-35B’s Gun Pod Trials Completed

F-35's Gun Pod Trials Completed

F-35B’s GAU-22 gun pod testing completed at NAS Pax River.

Navy Seals Open to Women in 2016

Navy Seals

The Navy also hopes to increase female recruits to offset overall lower recruitment rates in this generation.

F-35C Lands on USS Nimitz

F-35C JSF night takeoff

An F-35C Lightning II made an arrested landing aboard the USS Nimitz in an important milestone for both the stealth fighter and naval aviation history.

DoD Objects to Wind Farm

wind turbine farm

The Somerset County wind farm project now faces formal Pentagon opposition based on possible NAS Pax River radar interference.

Military Ebola Quarantine Approved

DefSec Chuck Hagel approved a 21-day quarantine for all military personnel leaving Ebola stricken areas of West Africa.

Navy’s ISR Balancing Act

p-8a poseidon torpedo

The Navy is challenged by intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) options including the MQ-4C Triton, P-8 Poseidon and the planned UCLASS.

Innovate Within Contracting System

While waiting for Congressional acquisition reform, experts believe there’s a lot of freedom to innovate within the existing federal contracting system.

Marines Could Fly F-35 to UK

F-35B

The Marines could decide they have no concerns about their F-35 jump-jet models and allow the jets to travel overseas.