Despite high hopes for a program aimed at retaining full-time pilots, there are only two airmen currently utilizing Air Mobility Command's Aviator Technical Track, also known as the "fly-only" track. There are no plans to expand the program any further, the command's top general said Feb. 27.
Weeks before a government commission weighs in on the subject, federal appeals court judges will consider whether the military’s all-male draft system is constitutional. A Texas-based federal judge ruled last year that it is not, in response to a lawsuit brought by the National Coalition for Men. The government appealed, leading to a March 3 hearing before a three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
A DARPA responsive launch competition that started two years ago came to an end March 2 without a winner as the sole remaining team was forced to scrub their final launch attempt less than a minute before liftoff.
The Air Force will fully integrate tactical combat casualty care into Basic Military Training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland on March 2.
Elaine McCusker was nominated late last year to be the Pentagon's comptroller. She has been the acting comptroller since the summer and was the public face of the Pentagon's budget rollout last month, briefing reporters on the details of the Defense Department's $741 billion military spending request.
President Donald Trump on March 2 officially nominated Kenneth Braithwaite, his current ambassador to Norway, to serve as Navy Secretary. Braithwaite's nomination to replace Richard Spencer, who resigned in November, was sent to the Senate along with a host of other nominations.
Department of Veterans Affairs officials said the initial deployment was delayed after clinicians asked to be trained on a full system instead of a minimum viable product.
There’s been a dramatic drop in pollution across China as the country tries to contain COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. New maps using data collected from NASA and European Space Agency satellites show how nitrogen dioxide, a dangerous gas released by burning fuel, has dissipated since the outbreak.