August 19, 2018

Admirals Talk Future of Naval Aviation

U.S. Navy admirals share their thoughts on the future of naval aviation.

Grosklags: Hypoxia Incidents on the Decline

hypoxia incidents

Senate Armed Services Committee members hear that the rate of hypoxia incidents in the Navy’s T-45 training jets has decreased in the past six months. The frequency of these episodes has dropped from its peak of more than three per month to about one per month.

RADM Gordon Peters New Boss at NAVAIR

RADM Gordon Peters will be the new boss of Naval Air Systems Command. He replaces VADM Paul Grosklags as the top officer at NAVAIR. Also at NAVAIR, RADM Brian Corey will replace RADM Mark Darrah as the program executive officer for unmanned aviation and strike weapons.

F-35 on the International Stage

F-35 on the International Stage

The US Air Force F-35 JSF is on its way to the Paris Air Show and the international stage. The show will be the jet’s first opportunity for international audiences to witness its aerodynamic capabilities.

Many Pentagon Top Jobs Still Unfilled

DoD

Four months into his presidency, Donald Trump has filled only five of the 53 top jobs at the Pentagon, the slowest pace for nominations in more than half a century. Several high-profile picks have withdrawn because of business entanglements and the vetting process has prevented many from placement in positions.

Navy, AF Refueling Mission a Success

Refueling P-8 Poseidon

The Air Force’s 459 Air Refueling Wing helped make history last week when its KC-135 was the first to refuel a Naval Air Systems Command P-8A Poseidon.

Tomahawks ‘Ready to Do What They Do’

Destroyers Ross and Porter were already operating in the Eastern Mediterranean on Thursday when the call was made to strike at the Assad regime. The two destroyers involved in the 59-Tomahawk missile strike on a Syrian airfield were there, loaded with Tomahawks “ready to do what they do.”

Hoyer Meets With Together We Will

Hoyer Meets With Together We Will

On the National Day of Action to protect the Affordable Care Act, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer met with members of Together We Will – Southern Maryland, a civic engagement organization, to discuss the impact of repealing the ACA with no plan in place for a replacement.

Trump Says F-35 JSF Deal Cut by $600M

F-35 Lessons

President Donald Trump told reporters on Monday that Lockheed Martin has cut $600 million from the latest deal for 90 F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets.