The U.S. government is considering providing financial assistance for Boeing in light of the challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic, President Donald Trump said March 17. Boeing has found itself in financial disarray as a novel strain of coronavirus known as COVID-19 has worked its way across the globe, prompting countries including the U.S. to issue travel bans, flight restrictions, and guidance instructing citizens to stay home and avoid traveling.
The standing contingency plans speak to the immense logistical resources the military could provide to help keep vital supply chains functioning.
The Senate approved a measure late March 16 that would ensure student veterans continue to receive full GI Bill benefits, even as colleges go online-only in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Trump administration’s proposal to begin work on a new nuclear warhead program to modernize the nation’s aging stockpile is expected to be hotly contested.
“The bottom line,” said retired USAF Lt. Gen. Chris Bogdan, “is that we want to learn how to fight in space. Just as we know how to fight on air, land, sea, and, in some respects, in cyberspace. Space is a new warfighting domain. Our job is to try and help the Department of Defense to become space warfighters.”
The sold-out 2020 Air Force Charity Ball, which was slated for March 21 and was supposed to benefit the Air Force Aid Society, has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus crisis. AFAS CEO and retired Air Force Lt. Gen. John Hopper and 2020 USAF Charity Ball Committee Chair Cheryl Roberson made the announcement and urged supporters to donate their 2020 event sponsorships to the charity.
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