June 27, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

Navy Has Its 1st Black Female Fighter Pilot

First Black Female Pilot

Lt. j.g. Madeline Swegle is the Navy’s first-known Black female TACAIR pilot. She will receive her Wings of Gold later this month.

Navy Estimates $40B a Year to Maintain New Fleet

7th Fleet

The US Navy unveils plans to get to a 355-ship fleet two decades more quickly. The service also outlines a rough estimate of $40 billion a year to maintain that fleet.

Defense Spending Sees Largest Hike in 15 Yrs.

F-35

With the finalized $1.3 trillion budget deal at the close of last week, Congress gave the DoD its largest spending increase in 15 years.

McCain Leadership Removed for ‘Preventable’ Collision

McCain

The fatal collision of the USS John S. McCain was “preventable, the commanding officer exercised poor judgement, and the executive officer exercised poor leadership of the ship’s training program,” according to Navy findings.