September 19, 2017

Hypoxia Incidents Under Review by F-35 Team

Hypoxia Incidents Under Review by F-35 Team

The F-35 Joint Program Office team is reviewing the apparent hypoxia incidents that recently occurred with pilots at Luke Air Force Base. JPO experts say they will share whatever information they glean across the F-35 enterprise and with partner nations.

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.

Carver Is VX-23’s New CO

Navy Cmdr. James Carver relieves Marine Lt. Col. Kevin Erker as commanding officer of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 after serving as the squadron’s chief test pilot since October 2014. Cmdr. Johannes Jolly assumed duties as VX-23’s chief test pilot.

VX-1: Squadron That ‘Does It First’

Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX)

The Air Test and Evaluation Squadron works between development of new weapon systems and their introduction into the Fleet, VX-1 is the squadron that “does it first.”

New US Challenge: Dealing With N. Korea

North Korea missile launch

North Korea’s latest nuclear test was the biggest recorded detonation since the country began underground testing in 2006. Analysts say this is a key step toward developing missile capable of reaching the US mainland.

Key West Residents Weigh In on Drone Base

Key West residents will have a 30-day period beginning Sept. 1 to comment on NAS Key West being in the running to be the East Coast’s home base for the MQ-4C Triton drones. The short list also includes Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, FL, and Virginia’s NASA Wallops Flight Facility.

Canada Still on the Hook for F-35 Investment

Canada

Canada pledged $150M to develop the F-35,will still attend the next F-35 program meeting, and will still consider the F-35 to replace its aging CF-18 jets.