Featured Headlines

Air Force photograph by A1C Luke Kitterman Defense

Airmen strengthen forward capability in Bulgaria

Airmen from the 352nd Special Operations Wing supported deterrence-specific training here in conjunction with the 74th Expeditionary Fighter Squadron Feb. 9-11.

Boeing John Parker Business

Boeing, U.S. Air Force Complete KC-46 Tanker Refueling Flight with F/A-18

A combined Boeing/U.S. Air Force aircrew aboard the KC-46 tanker successfully refueled an F/A-18 aircraft in flight February 10th

Navy photograph Defense

F-35 Lightning II worldwide fleet exceeds 50,000 flying hours

F-35 Lightning II aircraft operating at 12 different locations worldwide surpassed the 50,000 flight hour mark this month. The first flight hour was achieved by an F-35B aircraft, BF-01, June 1, 2008. The 25,000 flight hour milestone occurred in December 2014, six years and six months later.

Air Force photograph by A1C Nathan Byrnes Defense

Red Flag 16-1 comes to an end

Red Flag 16-1, came to an end on Feb. 12 with aircrews and support personnel from around the world participating in the best training that simulates a deployed environment.

Air Force photograph by Kenji Thuloweit Defense

31st TES departs for Mountain Home AFB to conduct F-35 testing

A much anticipated and important test mission for the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Program is underway with the "deployment" of six operational test and evaluation F-35s and more than 85 Airmen from the 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, which took place Feb. 8 and 9.


All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

navy-budget
Defense

Navy Department releases fiscal 2017 budget proposal

Posted  February 10, 2016

The Department of the Navy released its proposed $165 billion (Base and Overseas Contingency Operations) budget Feb. 9 for fiscal year 2017. This budget is part of the $583 billion (Base and OCO) defense budget President Barack Obama submitted to Congress on the same day. Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Budget Rear Adm….

Full Story »

DOD photograph by D. Myles Cullen
Veterans

From World War II to Afghanistan: USO Marks 75th Anniversary

Posted  February 10, 2016

Talk about the United Service Organizations and people think it is some holding company. But mention USO, and all Americans know it is a way for them to connect with service members.

Full Story »

Defense

AF presents fiscal year 2017 budget

Posted  February 10, 2016

The Air Force presented its fiscal year 2017 president’s budget request Feb. 9 following the Defense Department and sister services’ budget briefings. Maj. Gen. Jim Martin, the Air Force budget director, presented the service’s budget request and said the fiscal 2017 budget request supports the defense strategy, resources combatant commander requirements, continues readiness recovery from…

Full Story »

boeing-navy
Business

Boeing delivers reversible fuel cell-based energy storage system to U.S. Navy

Posted  February 10, 2016

After 16 months of development, Boeing has delivered a fuel cell energy storage system to the U.S. Navy for testing. The cell is being tested to determine its ability to support the energy needs of military and commercial customers.

Full Story »

News

Headlines – February 8, 2016

Posted  February 8, 2016

News Republicans gloat over Obama’s about-face on defense spending – The turnabout is causing a major credibility problem for the Defense Department ahead of the Feb. 9 release of the president’s new budget proposal, key lawmakers told POLITICO.     Business Night vision market to reach $7.7 billion by 2020 – The global night vision…

Full Story »