Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
All personnel at Misawa Air Base in northern Japan were told to shelter in place for 24 hours early on June 17 after members of a visiting aircrew were confirmed to have the coronavirus.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper visited Air Force Basic Military Training cadre and recruits, as well as members of the Air Force Recruiting Service, for a firsthand look at how the service transforms citizens into Airmen.
Northrop Grumman has won a $151.3 million order for large aircraft infrared countermeasure (LAIRCM) systems and support.
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Acting Pentagon comptroller Elaine McCusker is resigning from the Defense Department, according to a statement from Defense Secretary Mark Esper. McCusker, who was confirmed as deputy comptroller in August 2017, was nominated to serve as Pentagon comptroller last November, but President Donald Trump withdrew her nomination in March following reports about internal emails in which she opposed the White House decision to withhold aid from Ukraine, a matter that was at the center of Trump's impeachment.
As America moves beyond Earth’s orbit and expands operations to the Moon, space operators face the specter of the same crowding and pollution problems now bedeviling current space operations in orbits that are even more fragile, a new Aerospace Corporation study warns.
The bill would require the Defense Secretary to “develop a training and certification program to better enable” the Defense Department’s human resources workforce to recruit artificial intelligence and cyber talent. In addition, the Defense Secretary would be required to issue guidance on how the Pentagon could make better use of existing direct hire authorities to onboard AI talent.
Revelations contained in hundreds of pages of court records, video footage, and investigative documents obtained by Military Times for the first time show the extent of U.S. sailor sex crimes in Bahrain and the Navy’s high-level effort to crack down on the problem and discipline those Sailors.
President Donald Trump released a long-awaited plan on June 17 to address the persistently high number of suicides by veterans, with initiatives including firearm safety, wellness programs at workplaces, and new barriers near railroads and bridges.
Air Force Recruiting Service joined the trend of virtual jigsaw puzzles with the launch of an online challenge of piecing together a 1.03 gigapixel image from the National Museum of the U.S. Air Force. As users enter the mission on AirForcepuzzle.com, they see the full image that shows a collection of aircraft on display at the museum’s fourth building. This image was captured after the building’s opening in 2016 by photographer John Opie. As a puzzle, the image contains 3,000 tiles and a total of 1.2 million pieces.