November 15, 2018

GAO: F-35 Lessons Need to Be Shared Across Services

F-35 Lessons

Supply challenges and unshared lessons learned of the F-35 could imperil the high-tech aircraft’s operational effectiveness, according to a GAO report released last week.

Pax Welcomes 1st Italian-Built F-35B

The first F-35B assembled outside of the US landed at NAS Patuxent River last week after completing a transatlantic flight from Cameri Air Base in Italy.

DoD Report Critical of F-35’s Progress

F-35 to Turkey

Lockheed Martin defends F-35’s progress in response to a critical Pentagon report saying efforts to improve the joint strike fighter’s reliability are “stagnant.”

Senate Compromise Ends Gov’t. Shutdown

Survey: Agencies Ready If Shutdown Occurs

A bipartisan group of negotiators in the Senate prevailed with leadership, trading Democratic support for ending the nearly 60-hour federal government shutdown, for a commitment by Republicans to hold a vote resolving the status of young undocumented immigrants next month.

Navy Reviewing Behavior, Reducing Ranks

Navy Reviewing Behavior

From the Fat Leonard scandal to a review of misconduct and poor performance, the US Navy will be clearing the ranks for younger sailors to move up.

McCain Leadership Removed for ‘Preventable’ Collision

McCain

The fatal collision of the USS John S. McCain was “preventable, the commanding officer exercised poor judgement, and the executive officer exercised poor leadership of the ship’s training program,” according to Navy findings.

Military Offering Relief in Wake of Irma

Relief in the Wake of Hurricane Irma

Members of the military are being kept busy with relief operation efforts following Hurricanes Irma and Harvey.

Will Hike in Flight Pay Help Retain Pilots?

Pilots

The Air Force is looking to keep its pilots so the service is increasing its flight pay for the first time since 1999.

7th Fleet Cmdr. Relieved: All Collisions During Basic Duties

Four collisions in the Seventh Fleet this year — all occurring during basic ship handling duties — resulted in the commander of the fleet being relieved. As the Navy begins an extensive review and reset, a multinational search for 10 missing sailors from the latest collision of the USS John McCain locates some remains, aboard ship.