March 24, 2019

US Says 737-Max8 Safe to Fly; UK Says Not There

Boeing 737-Max8

FAA says the Boeing 737-Max8 is safe to fly despite two crashes of the model in the past five months. The CAA in the UK, however, has taken the opposite tack and has prohibited operation of any 737-Max8 commercial flights into or out of UK airports or in the UK airspace.

Trump Budget Calls for BRAC in 2021

BRAC

Trump’s FY18 budget seeks $1.5 trillion in non-defense discretionary cuts and $1.4 trillion in Medicaid cuts over the course of a decade, adds nearly half a trillion dollars to defense spending and calls for a BRAC in 2021.

US & Allies Warn China About South China Sea

US, France, Japan, and Britain navies plan a joint exercise as a “show of force” to tell China, the South China Sea is an international sea open to all commercial and military vessels.

Military, Vets & Contractors Face Trump’s Budget

trump budget

President Donald Trump’s first budget cuts funding for veteran homelessness, still falls about 100 aircraft short, and continues to pinpoint specific programs to reduce defense contractor costs.

Ives Recounts Academy’s First Female Class

Ives

Life for the first female class at the US Naval Academy was not easy. Barbara Ives recounts her time there.