“You want each service to bring those long-range fires,” the Joint Chiefs’ vice chairman said.
A Navy medic shot and critically wounded two U.S. Navy sailors at a Maryland business park on April 6, then fled to a nearby Army base where he was shot and killed, police and U.S. Navy officials said. Fantahun Girma Woldesenbet, a petty officer third class assigned to Fort Detrick, began shooting with a rifle inside a Navy-related business at the Riverside Tech Park, causing people inside to flee, Frederick police and Fort Detrick officials said at a news conference.
This fall, the Army’s Project Convergence wargames will host the Air Force, Navy, Marines, and Special Operations in a transcontinental scenario—one meant to replicate the vast distances of the Western Pacific and the technological challenges of a great power war.
The number of deaths by suicide among military service members increased alarmingly in the fourth quarter of 2020, according to the Defense Department's latest quarterly report.
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The Defense Department began pivoting to telework in March 2020, and by July, top officials were touting the massive effort as successful in “shattering the myth” that remote work was impossible for DOD.
The US Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) has announced that the Mobility and Training Aircraft Directorate has awarded an alternate modification installation (AMI) contract for the installation of ‘avionic modifications’ on the C-5 Galaxy fleet of aircraft.
The Space Force is in the "throes" of standing up a new National Space Intelligence Center and plans to reach initial operational capability in January 2022.
Numerica, a company that operates a network of ground-based telescopes to track objects in deep space, is deploying new sensors that can observe orbiting satellites in broad daylight.
Taiwan’s Defence Ministry on April 5 reported a new incursion by China’s air force into the island’s air defense identification zone, made up of eight fighter jets and two other aircraft, one of which flew through the strategic Bashi Channel.
Japan may base F-35B Lightning II stealth fighters in the southern part of the country where they could defend remote islands that are claimed by China, according to local media.
Lockheed Martin on April 5 appointed a new leader for the F-35 program who has experience in overseeing the jet’s sustainment enterprise, amid public criticism over the Joint Strike Fighter’s operations and maintenance costs.
Air Force JTACs trained Syrian fighters during a live-fire exercise with attack helicopters last month, catching the attention of online forums and highlighting a little-known part of the fight against the Islamic State group that may foreshadow the future of air support in proxy wars.
Serving in the U.S. military can be stressful, and new research suggests the effect of that is showing up in a dramatic increase in two types of sleep problems.
“I can’t remember when I haven’t had an ambition to be a ballplayer,” Pete Gray told Yank, The Army Weekly in 1945. “Being a big-leaguer is just something I dreamed of.”