December 5, 2022

Supply Chain Woes Won’t Stop Holiday Dinners for Troops

Supply Chain

Global supply chain problems won’t stop troops from a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Nearly 400,000 pounds of turkey and trimmings are making their way to troops stationed all over the globe.

Sailors Complete EMALS Training Course

EMALS

Ten sailors were the first to graduate from the virtual reality-based Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, or EMALS, Carrier Aviation Boatswain Mate Equipment C-school.

NavSec Floats Plan for New 1st Fleet in Pacific

1st Fleet

NavSec Kenneth Braithwaite is calling for the establishment of a US 1st Fleet, a new numbered command to address maritime security in the Indian and Pacific oceans.

With Pierside Exercises Complete, USS Ford Heads for Sea Trials

Ford carrier

The plight of the USS Gerald Ford ignited a war of words between US lawmakers and Navy leaders last week as the first-in-class carrier finally heads to sea trials after a series of technical setbacks.

Trump Expected to Call for End to Ongoing US Wars Overseas

Trump Expected to Call for End to Ongoing US Wars Overseas

President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech tonight, Feb. 5, is expected to call for an end to America’s ongoing wars overseas, building on his recent comments suggesting troop drawdowns in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

Hornet Crash Was 2nd Involving Aircraft From the Reagan

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan suffered what authorities believe was a “mechanical issue” during routine operations Monday over the Philippine Sea. The crew was forced to eject. It was the second crash in less than a month involving aircraft from the Reagan.

Net Neutrality Repeal Sparks Paid Prioritization at AT&T

net neutrality

With the approaching net neutrality repeal, AT&T is readying prioritization plans, which the company says are based upon life and safety imperatives and not fast versus slow lanes of internet service for customers. Proponents of net neutrality fear its repeal will hinder equal access to the internet.

Trump Reviewing Drone Export Policy

Drone Export Policy

The Trump administration is launching a review of the US’s drone export policy. The expectation in the industry is that the administration will make it easier to export US-manufactured systems.

History Made Aboard the USS Ford

F/A-18

The USS Gerald R. Ford made history last week with the successful landing and launching of aircraft from VX-23 using the Advanced Arresting Gear and Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System.

Pax Hosts New Round of F-35 Ski-Ramp Tests

F-35B flight trials

The F-35 Lightning II Pax River Integrated Test Force has begun a second round of F-35B ski-ramp testing at NAS Patuxent River.