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USS Maine successfully tests Trident II D5LE missile

The U.S. Navy conducted a scheduled, one-missile test flight of an unarmed life-extended Trident II missile from USS Maine (SSBN-741), an Ohio-class ballistic missile...

US, Japan, Australian forces kick off COPE NORTH 2020

More than 100 aircraft will soar over the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the Federated States of Micronesia as U.S. forces, Koku...

DOD officials warn of increased threat from weapons of mass destruction

The threat posed by the use and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction is rising, a Defense Department official told a House Armed Services...

Leaders discuss nuclear modernization, hypersonics development

The nuclear triad of intercontinental ballistic missiles, submarines and strategic bombers, as well as the nuclear command and control system, are at the core...

Proposed AF budget focuses on ‘great power competition,’ readiness, establishing Space...

The Department of the Air Force released a $169 billion budget proposal Feb. 10, 2020, which for the first time includes funding for the...

First African American from the U.S. Air Force Academy

Charles Vernon Bush was the first African American to graduate, in 1963, from the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Bush entered the...

FY 2021 DOD budget request seeks 3 percent pay raise for...

President Donald J. Trump's request for $705.4 billion to fund the Defense Department in fiscal year 2021 prioritizes readiness and modernization, the strengthening of...

Navy V-22 program demonstrates ‘speed to the fleet’ with first delivery

The Navy accepted the first CMV-22B Osprey Feb. 7, 2020, with fleet delivery to follow in 2021. The government-industry team celebrated the acceptance milestone during...

Unique F-35A program, maintainers progress during Red Flag 20-1

Hundreds of Airmen from the 388th and 419th Fighter Wings, Hill Air Force Base, Utah, are deployed to Nellis AFB, Nev., with the 421st...

Officials provide details on building the Space Force, its structure, and...

Senior officials from the Department of Defense and U.S. Space Force provided the most specific details to date Feb. 5, 2020, for how the...