July 22, 2019

Deteriorating Propeller Blades Ground C-130s

Safety Stand Down

The Air Force grounded 60 C-130H Hercules aircraft after a review found their pre-1971 propeller blades could be susceptible to dangerous cracking. Five of those C-130s have had their blades replaced and returned to flying status.

Pentagon Eyes Change in Cellphone Policy

Cellphone

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to order a tightening of security policy governing military and civilian personnel bringing cellphones into classified workspaces in the Pentagon.