Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
U.S. Indo-Pacific Command forces teamed up with units from the Japan Self-Defense Force and launched exercise Keen Sword 21 on Oct. 26—bringing together approximately 9,000 service members from the U.S. Navy, Air Force, Army, and Marine Corps.
Master Sgt. Joe Rodriguez, a radio frequency transmissions systems noncommissioned officer in charge with the 726th Air Control Squadron, was awarded the medal on Oct. 9 for his actions during a deployment to al-Asad Air Base, Iraq, from October 2019 to June 2020.
After 17 years of fighting Saddam, al-Qaida, and the Islamic State group, officials say support for Baghdad and its security forces remains key to fending off Iran.
“We are not going to ‘efficiency’ our way out of the hard choices, which the next administration will face fitting an already straining defense posture under a flatlined budget,” writes Aviation Week Network Contributing Columnist Steven Grundman.
The volunteer accreditation body that will handle the Defense Department’s cybersecurity certification effort for contractors will be able to support itself financially, according to the official leading the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification program.
Aerospace Corp.'s policy center intends to influence future debates on issues such as space traffic management and military space doctrine.
The United States, pressed by Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz in Washington last week, will grant Israel direct access to highly classified satellites such as the missile detection birds known as SBIRS and ensure Israel gets critical defense platforms in a very short time by using production slots planned for the U.S armed forces.
As the U.S. military prepares for future fights that may see units dispersed and on their own for extended periods of time, it needs new, lighter rations that will keep troops fueled for the mission. The Army's Combat Feeding Directorate in Natick, Mass., is working on solving that problem now.
These kinds of ominous drone alerts belonged only in dystopian fiction just a short time ago.