Ryan, Murray Unveil Bipartisan Budget Deal

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), chairs of the House and Senate Budget Committees, unveiled a two-year budget agreement aimed at easing the pain of sequestration and preventing another government shutdown. The deal, announced late Tuesday night,...

Hagel Urges Pakistan to Keep NATO Supply Route Open

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel urged Pakistan to keep NATO supply routes to Afghanistan flowing or it may risk losing some financial aid, reported Bloomberg’s Business Week. Pentagon Assistant Press Secretary Carl Woog confirmed that Hagel “raised the importance of keeping...

EADS Announces Restructuring, Layoffs

European consortium EADS has proposed a plan to restructure its core holdings in Europe and reduce some 5,800 positions in its defense and space divisions by 2016, according to a company release. The move is yet another sign the decline...

USAF to Deploy New AEF Model

The Air Force will begin deploying airmen in most Air Force specialty codes under a new deployment model, known as AEF Next, beginning Oct. 1, 2014, Col. Stephen Hart, chief of the war planning and policy division, told the Daily...

Reserve RPA Squadron Stands Up

Air Force Reserve Command activated the 429th Air Combat Training Squadron at Holloman AFB, N.M., as a new remotely piloted aircraft instructional unit late last month, base officials announced. The geographically detached Reserve unit now augments the Active Duty 926th...

Officials Order Review of Disability Results

A Defense Department review of disability board results between 2001 and 2012 could grant some separated airmen eligibility for re-evaluation, announced the Air Force Personnel Center. This action came after DOD officials learned the criteria for some diagnoses had changed...

VA Warns Callers of Marketing Scam

The Department of Veterans Affairs is warning its callers of a marketing scam that is targeting veterans, announced the Defense Department. The VA learned of a marketing company that had purchased two telephone numbers each off by one digit from...

Eagles of a Feather

Six F-15Cs from Kadena AB, Japan, flew to Komatsu AB, Japan, for a week of deployment cooperation training with the Japan Air Self Defense Force. During the aviation training relocation, which began Dec. 7, 67th Fighter Squadron F-15s will practice...

Marshier MacDill

MacDill AFB, Fla., recently completed an ecosystem restoration project to correct drainage issues, unmanageable plant growth, and poor wildlife habits on base. During the five-month project, the 6th Civil Engineering Squadron and the Southwest Florida Water Management District worked together...

DOD Identifies Remains of Vietnam-Era Airman

The Defense Department on Monday announced that the remains of Col. Francis J. McGouldrick Jr., who has been missing since Vietnam, have been identified and will be returned to his family. McGouldrick will be buried at Arlington National Cemetery on...