May 30, 2020

Service Members Should Expect Pay Hike in January

Pay Hike

Service members should see a 3% raise starting in January 2020 under the federal budget plan unveiled by the White House in February. The top Republican on the House Armed Services Committee said the worldwide pandemic won’t change the potential national security threats facing the military, and lawmakers need to make sure that defense funding isn’t compromised.

Barrett Sworn In as Air Force Secretary

Barbara Barrett

New Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett was sworn in late last week. She is the 25th secretary of the service and the fourth woman to serve as the Air Force’s top civilian leader.

East Coast on Alert As Florence Nears

Florence

The mid-Atlantic region is expecting to be impacted by the approaching Hurricane Florence. Naval Station Norfolk is among the military installation taking precautions. The National Hurricane Center says it is still too early to predict the storm’s exact path.

US, South Korea Military Drills Underway

Military Drills MH-60S Seahawk

US/South Korea joint exercises begin this week. South Korean military officials expect another missile launch from North Korea as the military drills take place.

Augmented Reality Glasses Visualize JSF

With NGRAIN augmented reality glasses, JSF technicians can see renderings, instructions, and visuals of how the F-35 is to be assembled, each bolt is visible along with instructions and part numbers.