HASC, SASC Reach Agreement on 2015 Authorization Bill

The House and Senate Armed Services Committees reached an agreement on a $585 billion Fiscal 2015 defense authorization bill, which includes $495.9 billion in the base budget, $63.7 billion for overseas contingency operations, and $17.5 billion for national security programs...

Forget Retiring the A-10

The latest version of the Fiscal 2015 defense authorization bill continues to block the Air Force’s request to divest its A-10 fleet, though some concessions were included in the House and Senate Armed Services Committees’ agreement. Though A-10 manning levels...

C-130H, C-27J Collide Near Fort Bragg

An Air Force Reserve C-130H assigned to the 440th Airlift Wing at Pope Field, N.C., and an Army Special Operations Command C-27J made contact in the air near Fort Bragg, N.C., around 8:30 p.m. on Dec. 1, according to a...

Airman Awarded Bronze Star with Valor

TSgt. Matthew Treadwell, a combat arms advisor for NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan, was awarded a Bronze Star Medal with Valor during a recent ceremony in Afghanistan, according to a Dec. 2 release. On July 17, Treadwell awoke to sounds of...

USAF Must Create a Five-Year C-130 Basing Plan

The House and Senate Armed Services Committees Fiscal 2015 defense authorization agreement requires the Air Force to submit a five-year basing plan for C-130H and J-variant aircraft to Congress. It also prohibits USAF from transferring any C-130s until the Air...

Changing the QDR

There is an even greater need for the Quadrennial Defense Review process today than there was when it was instituted in 1993, but it must be reformed, said outgoing House Armed Services Committee Chairman Rep. Buck McKeon (R-Calif.) on Tuesday....

DOD Releases Third Reserve Health Survey

The Defense Department launched the third iteration of the DOD health related behaviors survey in an effort to gauge lifestyle and health trends in the reserve component, according to a Dec. 2 release. For the first time, Guard and Reserve...