Military budget experts threw cold water on the idea
that the new Trump Administration would increase Pentagon spending to
meet modernization requirements.
President Donald Trump will have a difficult time
fulfilling his promise to increase military spending, experts said on
Monday at a Center for Strategic and International Studies event in
The Air Force is taking a three-pronged approach to
address the growing shortage of fighter pilots, said Col. Jason Cockrum,
the operations, plans, and requirements [AF/A3] director of staff.
The third Space Based Infrared System geosynchronous Earth orbit satellite successfully began transmitting data to its grounds station about 37 minutes after it was launched from Cape Canaveral AFS, Fla., on Friday.
Two years after the first F-35A weapons load crews were
certified, Air Education and Training Command dropped the first two
live bombs from the fifth generation aircraft over the range at Eglin
Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James on Friday
presented the first two of nine upgraded valor awards that were selected
as part of a long Defense Department-wide review of medals earned in
the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The Senate overwhelmingly approved the nomination of retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to be the next Secretary of Defense on Friday, and Vice President Michael Pence swore in shortly after.
Undersecretary of the Air Force Lisa Disbrow
will be “performing the duties of” the Secretary of the Air Force until a new Secretary
is nominated and confirmed, but she will not carry the title “Acting
Secretary,” Pentagon officials said Thursday.
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