Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The headquarters of former Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs, Colo., will be phased out. The Space Force headquarters is being stood up in the Pentagon.
The mission, which sent Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken to the International Space Station, is a bold new venture for the space agency's plan to allow commercial companies to take its astronauts into low-Earth orbit.
Called Project Convergence, the exercise will test sharing of targeting data amongst the Army’s newest weapons, including aerial scouts, long-range missile launchers, and armored vehicles. The Army also wants to plug in its new anti-aircraft and missile defense systems, Army Futures Command head Gen. Mike Murray told reporters, but those technologies are at a critical juncture in their own individual test programs—some of which was delayed by COVID—and they may not be ready on time for this fall.
With the historic aircraft delivery, which is the final C-130J to arrive from the Lockheed Martin facility in Marietta, Ga., Little Rock Air Force Base, Ark., continues to be the largest C-130J operator in the world —Home of Herk Nation. The base now boasts a C-130J fleet of 47 aircraft between both the 19th Airlift Wing and 314th Airlift Wing.
U.S. military researchers needed a company to find ways of increasing trust in combat autonomy using human-machine collaboration in aircraft dogfighting. They found their solution from SOAR Technology Inc. (SoarTech) in Ann Arbor, Mich. Officials from the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, announced a $4.8 million contract to SoarTech on May 27 for the Air Combat Evolution (ACE) project.
The Air Force is leveraging emerging technologies and new legislation to accelerate acquisition decisions and streamline sustainment. Read more here.
President Donald Trump intends to nominate Lucas Polakowski as the next assistant secretary of defense for nuclear, chemical, and biological defense programs, the White House said May 27, as the administration debates whether it will resume nuclear testing “within months.”
As the lead planners for the 2020 Warrior Games, the Marine Corps announced the decision to cancel the Games, citing the paramount concerns for the health and well-being of the 300 U.S. military Active-duty and veteran athletes, international military teams, and residents within the greater San Antonio area.
The National Guard troops are responding under the direction of their governor are traditional part time guardsmen operating under State Active Duty orders with state and local law enforcement as the lead agency, according to Army Master Sgt. W. Michael Houk, a National Guard Bureau spokesman.
McSally spoke with Military.com about the debut of her first book, "Dare to Fly: Simple Lessons in Never Giving Up," which explores her career in the Air Force, loss, grief, being a rape survivor, her unwavering purpose, and championing women. She launched the book along with the website daretofly.us, where readers can contact her and share their personal stories.
What do NASA, Netflix, and Ben & Jerry's now have in common? They all have orders to put boots on the moon. "Boots on the Moooo'n," Ben & Jerry's latest Limited Batch flavor, is inspired by Netflix's newest original, "Space Force," which launched on the streaming video service on May 29.