DoD Buzz RSS Feed - Military.com http://feed.informer.com/digests/NOXJSIX80D/feeder DoD Buzz RSS Feed - Military.com Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:35:57 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Air Force Creates Office to Help It Shake Up Acquisition Process https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/18/air-force-creates-office-help-it-shake-acquisition-process.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:cf1c20cb-700e-413b-ddc4-7b020e266abb Fri, 18 May 2018 14:06:59 +0000 The service may also overhaul maintenance contracts, opening program upgrades to additional bidders. Pentagon Awaits HHS Decision on Housing Migrant Children on Bases https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/17/pentagon-awaits-hhs-decision-housing-migrant-children-bases.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:4160f32b-2f7b-9d75-1ef0-19ee2294c5fe Thu, 17 May 2018 19:27:34 +0000 Blurb: The DoD is ready to work with the Department of Health and Human Services on the issue, a Pentagon spokesperson said. Air Force Wants to Predict Aviation Accidents Before They Happen https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/15/air-force-wants-predict-aviation-accidents-they-happen.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c3cb7a66-d645-0b02-e194-3d5b6dd8c38e Tue, 15 May 2018 19:26:50 +0000 The idea is to accumulate data and check for something in the aircraft's maintenance overhaul that may predict a root cause. Air Force Debates Replacing Depleted Uranium Rounds for A-10 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/14/air-force-debates-replacing-depleted-uranium-rounds-10.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:58398eda-28cf-272b-2efc-fecf650d4b97 Mon, 14 May 2018 21:36:28 +0000 If the Air Force is going to keep its A-10 fleet flying through 2030, it'll need more than new wings. It's going to need ammo. SpecOps, CSAR Alignment Right if it Makes Force More Lethal: General https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/11/specops-csar-alignment-right-if-it-makes-force-more-lethal-general.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:4d01fbb2-ad95-8b02-8476-beb119d6e2f8 Fri, 11 May 2018 14:44:01 +0000 If the Air Force were to realign the CSAR mission under Air Force Special Operations Command, the reason would go beyond funding. Special Operators Predict AC-130J Will Be 'Most Requested' Aircraft https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/09/special-operators-predict-ac-130j-will-be-most-requested-aircraft.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:a08e8808-4668-aa4b-8abe-f944c482d032 Wed, 09 May 2018 20:48:49 +0000 Along with the 105mm cannon the U-models sport, the AC-130J will be equipped with a 30mm cannon. Amid Mishap Spike, Air Force Orders One-Day Pause for Safety Review https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/08/amid-mishap-spike-air-force-orders-one-day-pause-safety-review.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:4b266066-ffdb-7670-389c-e503b8b94447 Tue, 08 May 2018 19:55:30 +0000 The U.S. Air Force on Monday directed its active-duty wing commanders to hold a one-day pause to conduct a safety review. With Older F-35s 'On Life Support,' Wing Struggles to Train Pilots https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/07/older-f-35s-life-support-wing-struggles-train-pilots.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:694ebeca-a6a1-9b39-eb69-9473a2d28832 Mon, 07 May 2018 21:52:42 +0000 EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- One of the busiest F-35 Joint Strike Fighter training units is hoping the U.S. Gunship Crews Practice Extra Vigilance Amid Jamming in Syria https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/04/gunship-crews-practice-extra-vigilance-amid-jamming-syria.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:af5c9c8a-db21-53e4-6238-e01b8f258950 Fri, 04 May 2018 13:43:28 +0000 The electronic jamming signals affecting AC-130 gunships over Syria may have crews checking and cross-checking their data. Some US Troops in Iraq May Come Home Early, General Says https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/03/some-us-troops-iraq-may-come-home-early-general-says.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:828ebd3b-270f-027e-111c-25d184aa5a87 Thu, 03 May 2018 21:37:49 +0000 An evolving U.S. mission in Iraq may send some 10th Mountain Division soldiers home early. Air Force Advances Testing of New Nuclear Gravity Bomb: General https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/01/air-force-advances-testing-new-nuclear-gravity-bomb-general.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:8127bd6c-92ce-1b97-e1e3-0209b4eb099b Tue, 01 May 2018 20:53:52 +0000 The U.S. Air Force has conducted dozens of developmental flight tests of the B61-12 guided nuclear gravity bomb. Army Eyes Autonomous Convoys to Prevent Future Casualties https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/05/01/army-eyes-autonomous-convoys-prevent-future-casualties.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5176b152-11d4-e422-136f-94333264d2c8 Tue, 01 May 2018 19:15:04 +0000 The U.S. Army hopes to prevent casualties by sending semi-autonomous convoys of combat supplies on vulnerable roads. General: Electronic Jamming a Growing Problem for Aircraft in Syria https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/30/general-electronic-jamming-growing-problem-aircraft-syria.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:31ac5502-f88d-1657-b5db-7ff52381bafc Mon, 30 Apr 2018 20:43:43 +0000 The U.S. has found itself operating in congested airspace challenged by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Mattis Seeks Waivers for US Allies, Partners to Buy Russian Arms https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/27/mattis-seeks-waivers-us-allies-partners-buy-russian-arms.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:3fcc01aa-da08-e74c-cace-c2682ee9f581 Fri, 27 Apr 2018 16:54:34 +0000 The move could include giving Turkey and India a pass on the purchase of advanced S-400 anti-air defense systems. Lawmakers Push to Keep Air Force JSTARS Recap Program https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/26/lawmakers-push-keep-air-force-jstars-recap-program.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:995f459c-02c9-1e32-bfee-14450e6de6a1 Thu, 26 Apr 2018 18:58:47 +0000 Lawmakers may back the USAF into a corner on the JSTARS program, saying they'll restrict funding to a proposed alternative. GAO: Bad Communication on F-35 Problems Threatens Future Deployments https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/25/gao-bad-communication-f-35-problems-threatens-future-deployments.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:ee4d70d3-38a4-135a-d58f-3f559f4c4ac1 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 17:50:15 +0000 GAO officials said they're worried more deployments may have additional hiccups if info isn't communicated on a larger scale. 'Space Force' Study to Be Ready by August: DoD Official https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/25/space-force-study-be-ready-august-dod-official.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:466c5b2d-e6d2-d516-e17d-7074299ef5e4 Wed, 25 Apr 2018 14:06:32 +0000 The Pentagon hopes to deliver a report by August on whether it's feasible to carve out a separate "Space Force" branch. US, Coalition Forces Double Airstrikes on ISIS Targets in Syria https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/24/us-coalition-forces-double-airstrikes-isis-targets-syria.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:281e3297-8ccf-025b-5f2c-550b386de309 Tue, 24 Apr 2018 19:45:47 +0000 In the past week, the coalition conducted 14 airstrikes against ISIS fighters in defensive fighting positions in Syria. Goldfein: Convert Tankers to Extend Air Force 'Nuke Sniffer' Mission https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/24/goldfein-convert-tankers-extend-air-force-nuke-sniffer-mission.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:e24d910d-db8a-dcd8-c047-a3079bea673e Tue, 24 Apr 2018 17:26:25 +0000 The Air Force says it needs an increased availability rate for its WC-135 Constant Phoenix aircraft. Air Force Reports Second Mishap in 8 Days for Alaska-Based F-22s https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/23/air-force-reports-second-mishap-8-days-alaska-based-f-22s.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:1dbf89df-2bbd-2b55-1534-73547120b8f2 Mon, 23 Apr 2018 18:24:42 +0000 The Air Force is investigating what caused two F-22s from the same unit to experience mishaps within days of each other. After Joining US on Syria Strikes, France, UK Push for Allied Strategy https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/19/after-joining-us-syria-strikes-france-uk-push-allied-strategy.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5eea1b79-de59-76f9-9fad-80b36f4d576a Thu, 19 Apr 2018 14:22:53 +0000 France and Britain have pressed the U.S. to remain committed to peace in Syria. Guard Chief: More Money Needed for Base Contaminated Water Cleanup https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/17/guard-chief-more-money-needed-base-contaminated-water-cleanup.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:2e8048cf-c069-62ac-b3bf-48e66b5ec67a Tue, 17 Apr 2018 20:42:26 +0000 The DoD has identified 401 installations where there have been a suspected release of fire-fighting foam into water supplies. In Syria Strike, F-22 Raptor Once Again Left on Combat Sidelines https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/16/syria-strike-f-22-raptor-once-again-left-combat-sidelines.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:1ff76266-e03f-6ff8-495e-a5b0c630e42c Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:05:32 +0000 The F-22 Raptor is fast developing a reputation as the aircraft that gets left behind during combat ops. Lawmakers Question Why Marines Haven't Attracted More Women https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/13/lawmakers-question-why-marines-havent-attracted-more-women.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:94a5a76f-5434-cee0-817f-5eac6e6c65d2 Fri, 13 Apr 2018 18:58:24 +0000 Female lawmakers pressed U.S. Military personnel officials today to explain what they are doing to attract more women. A-10 in Jeopardy Again? Air Force May Not Keep All Warthogs Until 2030 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/12/10-jeopardy-again-air-force-may-not-keep-all-warthogs-until-2030.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d5ef2c02-9d43-bdfb-b025-1e325eed4487 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 22:21:52 +0000 The Air Force may be backtracking from its stated plan to keep the A-10 Thunderbolt II flying until 2030. Army Chief: Assad Should Pay a Big Price for Recent Chemical Attack https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/12/army-chief-assad-should-pay-big-price-recent-chemical-attack.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:96d804a0-ce11-8096-ff7a-f097f80ab5c6 Thu, 12 Apr 2018 19:29:53 +0000 Milley testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing that Assad's arsenal of chemical weapons should be attacked. As Services Take Greater Role on F-35, Joint Program Office to Remain https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/11/services-take-greater-role-f-35-joint-program-office-remain.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:52c31add-98b0-cb52-4704-3a5da362a96a Wed, 11 Apr 2018 19:25:30 +0000 Navy Vice Adm. Mat Winter was addressing rumors that the JPO was in the process of dissolving, or eventually plans to dissolve, Coast Guard, Marines Join Navy in Concerns over Sleep Deprivation https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/11/coast-guard-marines-join-navy-concerns-over-sleep-deprivation.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:343e3ca4-2e9a-9925-9561-5ab8811d5fed Wed, 11 Apr 2018 19:00:02 +0000 Senior enlisted leaders from the three sea services said they continue to look at ways to ensure personnel get proper rest. Coast Guard Wants to Award Contract for New Icebreaker Ahead of Plan https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/11/coast-guard-wants-award-contract-new-icebreaker-ahead-plan.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5c9a7242-e6a1-b6ff-2682-563184ee8f24 Wed, 11 Apr 2018 13:14:36 +0000 After releasing a request for proposals for its first heavy icebreaker in decades, the Coast Guard hopes to ink a contract early. Live LRASM Test from F/A-18 Super Hornet Expected This Year https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/10/live-lrasm-test-f-18-super-hornet-expected-year.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:3638bbcf-9102-9281-af72-5beaf61765b5 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 21:05:21 +0000 The F/A-18 Super Hornet is gearing up to live-test Lockheed Martin Corp.'s LRASM, with a range test expected this year. New Precision Weapon Allows F-35C to Destroy Targets in Stealth Mode https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/10/new-precision-weapon-allows-f-35c-destroy-targets-stealth-mode.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:4d3809e1-2405-836c-8fb7-98cadefd88a9 Tue, 10 Apr 2018 18:38:19 +0000 The JSOW-C is a major capability upgrade for the Joint Strike Fighter. 'Most Powerful Helicopter Ever Fielded in US' Enters Service Next Year https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/09/most-powerful-helicopter-ever-fielded-us-enters-service-next-year.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:68a62a45-99aa-4f65-f9c6-f501ef6978aa Mon, 09 Apr 2018 19:10:51 +0000 The Marine Corps is nearing the end of testing for a new heavy-lift helicopter expected to be a game-changer for the service. AF Reserve Suspends Commanders' Ability to Waive Retirement Notice https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/06/af-reserve-suspends-commanders-ability-waive-retirement-notice.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:e72cfff3-3d0d-6557-f016-0edd955a3976 Fri, 06 Apr 2018 20:13:54 +0000 The Air Force Reserve is ending wing commanders' ability to request a waiver on giving six months' notice before retiring. 'Space Force' Idea Isn't Dead, Intel Chief Says https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/05/space-force-idea-isnt-dead-intel-chief-says.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d16ea957-6ab0-382c-6d78-92fd39c3339f Thu, 05 Apr 2018 16:46:36 +0000 The U.S. is still mulling creation of a "Space Force," Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said Wednesday. Navy Confirms Plans to Send Carrier-Capable F-35C to Iwakuni by 2021 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/04/navy-confirms-plans-send-carrier-capable-f-35c-iwakuni-2021.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:accc0b8d-4ad7-4f06-530d-e239de07cb04 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 18:06:36 +0000 Carrier Air Wing 5 in the Pacific is expected to receive the F-35C sometime after 2021, Cmdr. Reann Mommsen told Military.com. 5th-Gen Fighters Tag-Team in Air Force Red Flag Exercises https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/04/5th-gen-fighters-tag-team-air-force-red-flag-exercises.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:6d922c88-e2f9-398e-5056-c7ae19f553d0 Wed, 04 Apr 2018 09:44:25 +0000 Two nearly back-to-back Red Flag exercises at Nellis Air Force Base have helped prepare airmen for warfighting scenarios. Engine Part Blamed in F-16 Crash Had Failed Inspection Twice https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/04/03/engine-part-blamed-f-16-crash-had-failed-inspection-twice.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:627e68ea-6863-b7b6-02bb-e5f4c1e20790 Tue, 03 Apr 2018 20:52:21 +0000 An Accident Investigation Board determined the engine component was missing critical parts when it was assembled. New Wings for A-10 May Keep it Flying Past 2030: Air Force Secretary https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/03/30/new-wings-10-may-keep-it-flying-past-2030-air-force-secretary.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:4069856e-c284-5d19-a4a8-cda5e725d50f Fri, 30 Mar 2018 19:38:15 +0000 Secretary Wilson said that new wings for the A-10 will keep the aircraft in the inventory for another dozen years. Air Force Wants F-35 Support Costs at F-16 Prices: Goldfein https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/03/29/air-force-wants-f-35-support-costs-f-16-prices-goldfein.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:b7bfd7e4-8de8-d46b-cb00-352570271b11 Thu, 29 Mar 2018 21:00:21 +0000 The Air Force wants to spend the same on upkeep for the F-35s as it does for support on its fourth-generation fighter jets. Army to Launch Large-Scale Pilot for New PT Test https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/03/28/army-launch-large-scale-pilot-new-pt-test.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d21439d4-56b9-6101-f2cd-22ac12f5431f Wed, 28 Mar 2018 20:22:41 +0000 The pilot program will evaluate a new physical fitness test designed to gauge if soldiers are ready for the rigors of combat. Afghan A-29 Drops First Laser-Guided Bomb on Taliban https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/03/27/afghan-29-drops-first-laser-guided-bomb-taliban.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:21b0a6c8-ac0b-b664-e05d-6626d4949126 Tue, 27 Mar 2018 19:39:02 +0000 The Afghan air force has deployed a GBU-58 Paveway II bomb from an A-29 Super Tucano in combat. US Would Fight Without Air Support for Weeks if War With Russia Began https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/03/26/us-would-fight-without-air-support-weeks-if-war-russia-began.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:4ae2a178-bc70-0628-ea60-947313ffd9dd Mon, 26 Mar 2018 19:12:12 +0000 Senior Army officials mapped out a plan to dramatically increase the range of the service's artillery and missile systems. Ship Collisions Prompt Navy Research into Sleep Deprivation https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/03/23/ship-collisions-prompt-navy-research-sleep-deprivation.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:e4f558ce-c31f-74df-3e30-d7867f76772a Fri, 23 Mar 2018 17:45:13 +0000 While two destroyer collisions last year were determined to be the result of human error, sleep deprivation was cited. Navy Wraps Up Testing on Drone-Based Minehunting System https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/03/22/navy-wraps-testing-drone-based-minehunting-system.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:fd281093-5a52-f33c-30b1-a91506907f5e Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:09:38 +0000 The Navy has completed developmental testing of an emerging drone-base mine detection system, service officials said. Marines Already Revamping Close Combat Ahead of Mattis' Initiative https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/03/21/marines-already-revamping-close-combat-ahead-mattis-initiative.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:14c4b09d-4718-94da-a235-27e151aa98f5 Wed, 21 Mar 2018 19:22:17 +0000 "I think we are completely in line where the secretary of defense is taking us," Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh said. Army Chief: Next-Gen Helo Will Fly Faster, Further Than Predecessors https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/03/19/army-chief-next-gen-helo-will-fly-faster-further-predecessors.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d7345a4f-27c1-b84e-d670-23b02705efa4 Mon, 19 Mar 2018 20:58:28 +0000 The Army launched its Future Vertical Lift program to replace fleets of UH-60 Black Hawk, CH-47 Chinook and AH-64 Apaches. Army Chief: Hypersonic Weapons 'Possible' But Early in Development https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/03/16/army-chief-hypersonic-weapons-possible-early-development.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:1f8db757-ced1-59aa-b471-070cdccb1533 Fri, 16 Mar 2018 20:02:24 +0000 Gen. Mark Milley sees the Army fielding hypersonic weapons to counter similar threats from adversaries such as Russia. Army Has Spent 18 Months Preparing for War in Korea: Milley https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/03/15/army-has-spent-18-months-preparing-war-korea-milley.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:6b7790b7-94e3-6196-e6a4-623890ab982e Thu, 15 Mar 2018 19:08:30 +0000 Members of the House Appropriations Committee's defense subcommittee expressed a keen interest in possible contingency plans. After Trump Comments, Air Force Punts Again on Space Force https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/03/14/after-trump-comments-air-force-punts-again-space-force.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d987473d-be7d-391f-24a9-d46f41036e8c Wed, 14 Mar 2018 18:44:08 +0000 Trump's idea of a Space Force has lawmakers once again asking the U.S. Air Force if a separate space unit is feasible.