June 27, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

USN & USAF Extend 50% Work-at-Home Indefinitely

The Navy and Air Force indefinite extensions of wide ranging work-from-home policies suggest office space occupancy may never return to 100% .

Iranian Ships Harass USCG Patrol in Persian Gulf

Iranian ships swarmed two US Coast Guard vessels in the Persian Gulf earlier this month. A ship and fast boats of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 70 yards in ‘unsafe and unprofessional’ maneuvers to USCGC Monomoy patrolling international waters.

Fagan Nominated Vice Commandant USCG

USCG VADM Linda Fagan nominated as vice commandant of the Coast Guard. Fagan is the head of the Pacific area of operations and will become the first woman to achieve a fourth-star in the Coast Guard.

China Lake Super Hornet Crashes

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A Super Hornet out of NAS Lemoore crashed Tuesday in central California, a few miles from the China Lake base. The pilot ejected.

The Few. The Proud. The Female F-35 Pilots

Female F-35 Pilots

“In the military, females are outnumbered in general. It just gets narrower and narrower as you get into the pilot community and then the fighter pilot community,” says Air Force Capt. Kristin “Beo” Wolfe, that service’s first female F-35 demo pilot.

DoD Uses COVID Funds for Small-Drone Contracts

DoD’s innovation arm has issued $13.4 million in small-drone support contracts using COVID-19 funds, awarding contracts to five companies to help with “situational awareness, improve human-machine teaming, and provide engineering support.”

Stop Buying F-35 Parts From Turkey

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the Pentagon to more quickly stop buying F-35 fighter jet components from Turkey. DoD’s plans to buy parts from Turkey into 2022 undercuts US pressure on the country over its purchase of the Russian S-400 Triumf air defense system, they write.

Arlington Nat’l Cemetery Takes Land to Expand

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Arlington National Cemetery looks to expand onto land owned by Arlington County, VA. The Justice Dept. filed paperwork this week to take about 49 acres of land through eminent domain powers. The additional acreage is expected to create space for up to 60,000 additional burial sites in coming years.