August 5, 2020

Gilday Gets First-Hand Look at Ship’s Fire Damage

Gilday

Chief of Naval Operations ADM Michael Gilday was in San Diego over the weekend to inspect the USS Bonhomme Richard and push for answers in the wake of the fire that gutted the ship. “The damage is extensive,” the admiral said at a news briefing after walking through the ship.

Pentagon Reopening Brings Back Some Staff

Pentagon

The first phase of the Pentagon’s reopening is bringing back some employees who had previously been ordered to stay home and opening select entrances to the building.

Best, Worst States for Military Retirees

Military Retirees

See where Maryland fares on this list of the best and worst states for military retirees.

Another First for Space Exploration

Space Exploration

SpaceX plans to launch veteran astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station on May 27. NASA administrator: “NASA will once again launch American astronauts on American rockets from America!”

Military COVID-19 Cases Continue to Rise

COVID-19 Cases

DefSec Mark Esper says the military is experiencing a lower coronavirus infection rate than the general public, though the number of positive cases continues to go up.

CIO Says Navy IT Networks “Leaking” to Adversaries

Navy IT Networks

The Navy is losing “information every day to our adversaries. We’re leaking our information out whether it’s from direct exfiltration or through the defense industrial base.”