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Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Due to the recent threats issued by Iranian leaders against President [Donald J.] Trump and other U.S. government officials, I have ordered the USS Nimitz to halt its routine redeployment,” said Acting Defense Secretary Christopher C. Miller in a statement released on Jan. 3.
OPINION—All 10 Living Former Defense Secretaries: Involving the Military in Election Disputes Would Cross into Dangerous Territory
“As former secretaries of defense, we hold a common view of the solemn obligations of the U.S. armed forces and the Defense Department,” write Ashton Carter, Dick Cheney, William Cohen, Mark Esper, Robert Gates, Chuck Hagel, James Mattis, Leon Panetta, William Perry, and Donald Rumsfeld—the 10 living former U.S. secretaries of defense. “Each of us swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution against all enemies, foreign and domestic. We did not swear it to an individual or a party.”
Joint all-domain command and control is driving change throughout the Air and Space Forces. Check out our latest on the quest for greater interconnectedness across the battlefield.
Boeing has secured a six-year, $189.3 million contract modification to procure kits, support equipment, and contractor services for all-digital electronic warfare technology that will be integrated into the U.S. Air Force's F-15 jets.
They're not social media stars like the Kardashians, but the U.S. Air Force has its own "influencers" working to engage the next generation of airmen, according to the service's head of recruiting.
Small satellite launches by the U.S. Space Force slowed considerably in 2020 due to the pandemic and technical setbacks. Small rocket missions that slipped to 2021 include launches by Virgin Orbit, Rocket Lab, and Space Vector.
A contract to oversee up to $12 billion in Space Force technology funds is being held up while the nascent military service evaluates fraud findings from an obscure Texas business dispute, casting fresh scrutiny on an emerging industry of nonprofit companies that handle acquisitions on the government’s behalf.
The Defense Department’s main effort to protect its supply chain from cyber threats charged ahead through the pandemic but not without controversy.
The former commander of the 39th Medical Group at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, has been charged with sexual assault, and is scheduled to face a court-martial beginning in late March. Col. Sean McNamara, currently of the 316th Medical Support Squadron at Joint Base Andrews, Md., is facing three specifications of violating Article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
This collection showcases the work of military photographers in 2020, when U.S. service members continued to conduct around-the-clock training and operations worldwide to ensure the nation's security, even while responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.