Daily Report

Dec. 15, 2014

Spending Bill Heads to the White House

The Senate late Saturday passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill, funding most of the government, including the Defense Department, through 2015 with a vote of 56-40, reported Market Watch. The bill, which was approved two days after the House approved...

Suicides Decline in Second Quarter

There was an overall decline in suicide rates across all components between the first and second quarter of 2014, according to a new Pentagon report, released Dec. 11. Seventy Active Duty service members, 14 Reservists, and 20 National Guardsmen committed...

Crumpled at Creech

An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft crashed during a routine training sortie from Creech AFB, Nev., early on Dec. 11, 432nd Wing officials stated. The Reaper went down in an unpopulated area approximately one mile east of the base. Emergency...

Senate Committee Votes Out AUMF on Split Vote

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee narrowly approved a proposed Authorization for the Use of Military Force resolution regarding Operation Inherent Resolve with a 10-8 party line vote. The measure now goes to the full Senate. If approved, the AUMF would...

Staying Relevant

The seamless integration of air and space is imperative for the future of air power, said Lt. Gen. Samuel Greaves, commander of the Space and Missile Systems Center at Los Angeles AFB, Calif. “Airpower begins 23,000 feet up in space,”...

Travis Hosts Russian Open Skies Flights

A Russian military aircraft surveyed strategic US military installations last week in a series of overflights permitted under the Open Skies treaty, state-run RIA Novosti reported. “Within the framework of the international Treaty on Open Skies a group of Russian...

JASSMs for Poland

NATO ally Poland signed a $250 million contract to upgrade its F-16s and equip the jets with JASSM advanced cruise missiles in a ceremony at Poznan AB, Poland, on Dec. 11. “Never in history have we had such modern weapons...