It was just 30 seconds into the mission to kill Osama bin Laden in May 2011 when special operations Chinook pilot Chief Warrant Officer 5 Douglas Englen heard the call of “Black Hawk down” come over his radio. Black Hawk 2′s pilot alerted Englen—the pilot in charge of the air operation that night—that Black Hawk-1 had just crashed inside the 9/11 mastermind’s Abbottabad compound.
Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A report drawing on anonymized phone data, and other open-source information belies Vladimir Putin’s everything’s-under-control message.
After a five months hiatus, Air Force Special Operations Command has reinstated parachute, dive, and mountaineering training.
The U.S. Air Force has released the latest software and hardware upgrade planned for more than 600 of its Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon combat aircraft, the service disclosed on April 28.
In the days following the January capture of an American contractor in Afghanistan, Navy SEAL commandos raided a village and detained suspected members of a Taliban-linked militant network, The Associated Press has learned.
The Commander in Chief authorized the activation of up to 200 members of the Selected Reserve onto Active duty to support counter-narcotic operations in the Western Hemisphere.
As space investors become more conservative during the current economic downturn, they are less inclined to fund long-shot ventures and more likely to support companies that have a government contract. Even in today’s environment “there are still investors out there with capital that they’re looking to deploy toward great ideas,” said Josh Brost, vice president of business development and government affairs at Relativity Space.
Cadets must return to campus anyway for medical evaluations before they can become officers, the Army Secretary said, and all will be tested for the coronavirus.
During this time of continued Air Force Innovation, the T-7A Test Team of the Air Force’s new pilot trainer, the T-7A Red Hawk, has developed innovative ways to maintain the Air Force Test Center’s level of excellence in support of the T-7A Test Program.
The Air Force’s Joint Systems Integration Lab ordered an additional 171 MetaVR Virtual Reality Scene Generator licenses for the MALET-JSIL Aircrew Trainer.
After nearly seven months at the International Space Station, the Maine native is grateful for salads—but still processing the gravity of a world in quarantine.