September 23, 2017

F-35 Destined for Combat Test

F-35 Destined for Combat Test

So far this year, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has been deployed twice, though neither deployment was in a combat capacity. With the US waging increasingly anti-terror operations, as the military deploys more and more it seems unavoidable that the F-35 is destined for a combat test.

Navy, AF Refueling Mission a Success

Refueling P-8 Poseidon

The Air Force’s 459 Air Refueling Wing helped make history last week when its KC-135 was the first to refuel a Naval Air Systems Command P-8A Poseidon.

Navy Admiral Winter to Lead F-35 Program

RADM Mat Winter

RADM Mat Winter has been nominated to lead the Department of Defense’s F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program office.

Conference Focuses on Women in STEM

Women in STEM

The College of Southern Maryland has created an event that will expose women in their teens and older to a range of career opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). CSM’s Women + STEM Conference = Infinite Possibilities will be held from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm April 1 at the college’s La Plata Campus and focuses on women in STEM.

Some DoD Top Jobs Still Not Filled

Buyouts at DoD

Some Department of Defense top jobs remain unfilled two months into President Donald Trump’s administration. Supporters of Defense Secretary James Mattis hope that a top Trump aide whom they see as a roadblock for nominees will soon move on to a new role.

Debate Over Military Budget Heating Up

ship delivery policy

The debate over the military budget is heating up in Washington between the defense hawks on Capitol Hill and the fiscal hawks in the Trump administration.

Trump Finds Opposition to Foreign Aid Cuts

Opposition to Foreign Aid Cuts James Mattis

Now is not the time to slash US foreign aid, more than 120 retired generals and admirals said in a letter to lawmakers, while citing past comments from DefSec James Mattis to buttress their case. Mattis said while commander of US Central Command, “If you don’t fully fund the State Department, then I need to buy more ammunition.”

CEO Says Lockheed Can Get F-35 Cost Down

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President-elect Donald Trump met with Lockheed Martin’s CEO Marillyn Hewson late last week, where Hewson indicated she will get the cost of the F-35 stealth fighter jet down.

Retired General Mattis Chosen for DefSec

Marine Gen. James N. Mattis

James Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general, has been tapped by President-elect Donald Trump as defense secretary.

Trump’s Cabinet Taking Shape

Former military intelligence chief and retired Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn will be President-Elect Donald Trump’s national security adviser. Trump’s cabinet is taking shape.