November 15, 2018

McCain to Be Buried at Naval Academy

John McCain

Funeral arrangements for Sen. John McCain include a Saturday service at the Washington National Cathedral in DC and burial at the US Naval Academy in Annapolis.

A New Flying Classroom for Test Pilots

Flying Classroom

An old Fairchild Swearingen C-26A Metroliner is now the Airborne Systems Training and Research Support, or ASTARS III, and belongs to the Test Pilot School at NAS Pax. The aircraft will serve as a flying classroom.

Confrontations Escalate in Persian Gulf

Iran escalates confrontations with US warships in the Persian Gulf.

USS Harry Truman Heads to Persian Gulf

USS Harry Truman

The USS Harry S. Truman will arrive in the Persian Gulf and ramp up airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.

No US Carrier in Persian Gulf

Persian Gulf

As the Iran Nuclear deal starts, for the first time since 2008 the US has no aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf, and won’t until winter.

All-Volunteer Force: ‘Consequential Shift’ in US History

Civilian drone workers looking to organize; India debates foreign defense investment cap; exec salaries ‘deconstructed’; IRS targets more than conservatives; vet employment up; Navy seeks RAD.

Navy to Seek Growler Replacement Ideas This Summer

A pair of Boeing EA-18G Growlers, XE 573 166857 and XE 571 166855 of the VX-9 "Vampires" bank over the desert.

NAVAIR could release RFPs for the next-generation jammer this summer.