June 27, 2022

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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.

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.

Air Force Orders 1-Day Safety Stand Down

Safety Stand Down

In the wake of a series of troubling aircraft mishaps and crashes ― several of which have been fatal ― Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein has ordered a one-day safety stand down for all flying and maintenance wings when the service conducts safety reviews.

Organizational Changes Likely in Pacific Fleet

south china sea

The US Navy is pressing toward a major organizational change that could strip US Pacific Fleet of some or all of its functions and consolidate that power under US Fleet Forces Command on the East Coast.

US, So. Korea Engage in Round of War Games

The US and South Korea have kicked off a new round of war games despite protests from North Korea, which threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike.