May 19, 2019

Navy Salvage Team Joins Search for Crashed F-35A

The Japan F-35A that crashed into the Pacific Ocean about three weeks ago is believed to be lying on the ocean floor. The US 7th Fleet has sent a Navy salvage team to help find the plane.

Moran Chosen as Next Chief of Naval Operations

Moran Chosen as Next Chief of Naval Operations

ADM William Francis “Bill” Moran has been nominated to replace ADM John Richardson as the Navy’s chief of naval operations. He is a Cold War aviator who helped reinvent the sea service as its top personnel officer.

F-35 Flight Trials on British Carrier Now Complete

F-35 Flight Trials

The F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force has finished its flight trials aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth. Two F-35B jets, four test pilots, and nearly 200 personnel joined the carrier in late September.

Military on Display at Valiant Shield ’18

Valiant Shield

US military forces from the US Indo-Pacific Command participated in Valiant Shield 2018 last week near Guam with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, 15 surface ships, over 160 aircraft and around 15,000 military personnel.

Navy Officers Face Criminal Charges for Pacific Collisions

McCain

Five Navy officers and a chief petty officer have been recommended for possible criminal charges in connection with the separate collisions of the USS John McCain and USS Fitzgerald.

7th Fleet Boosts Stealth Attack Options

US boosts stealth attack options in the Pacific by deploying new Marine F-35B fighter jets from the the USS Wasp, which arrived this weekend into the area of operations.

F-35A Altitude Restrictions Lifted

F-35A Altitude Restrictions

The Air Force is lifting its altitude flight restriction for F-35A Joint Strike Fighters at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.

Pentagon: Urgent Need for Underwater Drones

urgent need for drones

A Pentagon official told an audience of submarine officers and military contractors that the US Navy needs more underwater drones — and it needs them now.

Expect a Week of Hearings: US Options on Syria

Little accord on Syria puts weaponry on alert throughout the world. President Obama demands citizens participate in US decisions.

Sidewinder Contract Readied and USAF Gets Back in the Air

Legislators wrangle over DoD spending bill amendments, Japan makes waves in the China Seas and a video aboard the first flight of a Hornet.