Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The body of Senior Airman Jeremieh Soroten, a member of the 18th Munitions Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, was recovered sometime Nov. 27 in the vicinity of Adan Beach in the Kunigami district where he was last seen, Kadena's 18th Wing said in a statement Nov. 28. Soroten went missing Nov. 22 while surfing near Cape Hedo.
The retired admiral who commanded the SEAL Team 6 raid that took out Osama bin Laden described a retaliatory strike by Iran in the wake of the killing of a top nuclear scientist as all but inevitable. “The Iranians are going to be in a position where they have to retaliate” against either the U.S. or Israel for the Nov. 27 ambush killing of scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh outside Tehran, said retired Adm. William McRaven, a former SEAL and commander of U.S. Special Operations Command.
The move is part of a worldwide Air Force push to put doctors closer to where Airmen work in a bid to save time, reduce work-related injuries and keep commanders better informed about their personnel’s deployment status.
In response to three fatal training accidents—two last year and one earlier this year—Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) has developed a more comprehensive approach to getting its Airmen ready for deployment and then sending them into the field.
Russia’s National Defense Control Center reported a Sukhoi Su-27 fighter jet scrambled to intercept a U.S. Air Force RC-135 reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea on Nov. 28.
W. Jordan Gillis, assistant secretary of defense for sustainment and the Defense Department's chief housing officer, is inviting DOD housing residents to participate in the department's annual housing satisfaction survey, which is scheduled to launch in December.
The highly mobile D2S2 satellite will carry a 20cm camera to test the sensor performance needed for lunar imaging.
C3.ai, a leading enterprise AI software provider, and Raytheon Intelligence & Space, a Raytheon Technologies business, on Nov. 30 announced an alliance to develop artificial intelligence solutions for aerospace and defense missions for government customers, including the U.S. Air Force and intelligence community.
Air Force Global Strike Command’s innovation hub, STRIKEWERX, hosted a “Design Sprint” event Nov. 16-19 in Bossier City, Louisiana to aid B-52 maintainers throughout the command. The Design Sprint brought together industry and academia partners to improve the process for maintenance of brake pads on the B-52H Stratofortress.
The Navy decided to scrap the amphibious assault ship that burned for nearly five days earlier this year, concluding after months of investigations that trying to rebuild and restore the ship would take too much money and too much industrial base capacity.
To teach satellites to interact and dock in space, engineers found a possible solution on Sunday Night Football.