In a Jan. 12 appearance on CBS’ “Face the Nation,” Defense Secretary Mark Esper said he "didn't see" specific evidence that top Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani was planning attacks on four US embassies, but said he believed such attacks would have occurred.
The Air Force’s annual classified conference on command and control will host an unprecedented Army delegation as the two services wrestle with how to coordinate better in a future war. In fact, senior officers from all four services will attend the C2 Summit 2020, which has traditionally been an Air Force event, at Nellis Air Force Base.
David Calhoun, a former GE executive, laid out his priorities for the year in a letter to Boeing as he formally assumed the role of president and CEO of the US aerospace giant. As expected, his first priority lies with returning the 737 Max to service. “We’ll get it done, and we’ll get it done right,” he proclaimed.
Former Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency Director Steven Walker has been named vice president and chief technology officer of Lockheed Martin Corp., effective Jan. 13. Walker replaces Keoki Jackson, who will become Lockheed Martin’s chief engineer and vice president of engineering and program operations, the company said in a statement Jan. 9.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced Jan. 13 that President Donald Trump has promoted 35 USAF colonels to brigadier general.
Together, the measures aim to promote a safer rollout of the highly-anticipated, next-generation mobile networks.
A new Air Force Life Cycle Management Center simulator will train pilots and flight engineers operating the E-3 Sentry, or AWACS, aircraft updated with cockpit modifications known as DRAGON, which stands for Diminishing Manufacturing Sources Replacement of Avionics for Global Operations and Navigation.
Officials at the Air National Guard’s 157th Air Refueling Wing at Pease ANGB, N.H., announced that the Air Force will conduct “an occupational health study at the base” beginning this year.
The airmen sued in 2018, arguing that there is no rational basis for prohibiting deployment of service members with HIV. The men argue that major advancements in treatment mean the airmen can easily be given appropriate medical care and present no real risk of transmission to others.
The tests might be sold without independent confirmation of their claims, the officials said—a fact that poses more risk to military members than regular consumers. Inaccuracies could negatively affect the required disclosure of those members' medical information, a Dec. 20, 2019, memo obtained by NBC News said. “Moreover, there is increased concern in the scientific community that outside parties are exploiting the use of genetic materials for questionable purposes, including mass surveillance and the ability to track individuals without their authorization or awareness,” the memo said.