Daily Report

Dec. 8, 2016

USAF Announces F-35A Air National Guard Candidate Bases

The Air Force named five installations as candidates to become the second and third Air National Guard homes for the F-35A. They are: Dannelly Field AGS, Ala.; Gowen Field AGS, Idaho; Jacksonville AGS Fla., Selfridge ANGB, Mich., and Truax AGS,...

CR Contains Provision to Speed Mattis Confirmation

The proposed continuing resolution released Tuesday evening contains a provision intended to accelerate the confirmation process for James Mattis, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, forcing Democrats who have expressed concerns about the recently retired general’s nomination to...

Short-term CR Includes $5.8 Billion in OCO Funds

House Appropriations Committee Chairman Hal Rogers (R-KY) Tuesday evening released language for another short-term continuing resolution that would keep the government funded through April 28, 2017. The proposed CR, which must clear Congress by Friday to avoid a shutdown of...

Congress Urges Transparency on Pentagon Waste Report

Congressional leaders called for total transparency Wednesday in response to a Washington Post claim that the Pentagon kept hidden an internal report suggesting the DOD could save $125 billion through bureaucratic reforms. Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) and Sen. John McCain...

SBIRS Ground Control, Satellite Ready to Go

Air Force Space Command announced operational acceptance of the Space-Based Infrared Systems (SBIRS) Block 10 ground control system Tuesday. The new control system replaces three legacy systems, the Defense Support Program, SBIRS Highly Elliptical Orbit, and SBIRS Geosynchronous Earth Orbit,...

Honing Air Power Integration at Tyndall

More than 50 aircraft from six installations are being hosted at Tyndall AFB, Fla., for concurrent large-scale Total Force air integration exercises Checkered Flag and Combat Archer. Air Combat Command is organizing the live-fire training, which runs Dec. 5-16 and...