DoD Buzz RSS Feed - DoD Buzz RSS Feed - Respective post owners and feed distributors Thu, 14 Dec 2017 18:35:57 +0000 Feed Informer Navy Prepares to Add New Ship-Killer Missile to LCS RSS Feed urn:uuid:07f1cd89-dab6-faca-7508-55e2eca35ae7 Wed, 23 Jan 2019 19:19:39 +0000 The service is moving ahead with placing the Naval Strike Missile on the LCS. Navy Finally Has One Weapons Elevator Working on Its Newest Carrier RSS Feed urn:uuid:84d3aa8c-0a0d-f92e-58bf-dbaebeb4d440 Tue, 22 Jan 2019 19:30:48 +0000 The bigger and faster electromagnetic weapons elevator on the new aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford is finally ready for use. Trump's Missile Defense Review Calls for Space Sensors, Drone Lasers RSS Feed urn:uuid:df4bceef-6f8f-8fe3-5418-440768d76c47 Thu, 17 Jan 2019 19:11:25 +0000 President Donald Trump called for the best cutting-edge missile defense weapons and systems at the Pentagon on Thursday. Navy Brass Optimistic as Littoral Combat Ship Readies to Deploy After Hiatus RSS Feed urn:uuid:dab27c92-444e-fd6c-65bf-b504807d461b Wed, 16 Jan 2019 17:39:24 +0000 The head of Naval Surface Forces says commanders are clamoring for the near-shore security vessels. Russia Claims US Violating Treaty Over 'Unverified' B-52 Bombers, Missiles RSS Feed urn:uuid:a62b6826-b265-1e18-f198-83ebb114949a Tue, 15 Jan 2019 19:27:08 +0000 Russia says it can't verify the conversion of B-52H Stratofortresses that were slated to be changed to conventional-only. Acquisition Czar: Army Closer to Fielding New Approach to Air Defense RSS Feed urn:uuid:9da73362-1f8b-94f6-49cb-ac2da326fe3a Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:31:33 +0000 The Army has crafted a new approach to protecting ground forces from enemy air attack, acquisition czar Bruce Jette said. Air Force to Accept KC-46 Tanker Deliveries Despite Lingering Problems RSS Feed urn:uuid:861e6a7f-e56b-817d-dfac-1854c9c25e12 Thu, 10 Jan 2019 17:45:57 +0000 The U.S. Air Force will begin accepting its newest refueling tankers from Boeing Co. this month despite continuing problems. First Female Air Force F-35 Test Pilot Marks Mission Milestone RSS Feed urn:uuid:cd839231-d864-3286-b2a7-959d21ab0000 Tue, 08 Jan 2019 18:08:42 +0000 Maj. Rachael Winiecki, of the 461st Flight Test Squadron, became the first female test pilot to lead an F-35 mission. West Point Leaving Defense Department's Email System RSS Feed urn:uuid:43f12800-6bdd-1bc2-4370-ca2511a0b1a0 Thu, 03 Jan 2019 17:10:36 +0000 The academic institution is moving to a .edu network to align with other universities. US Aims to Expand Military Partnerships in South America RSS Feed urn:uuid:2847d066-0e4d-269c-676e-46ca8ea7294e Wed, 02 Jan 2019 22:37:05 +0000 As Russia and China make inroads in the region, U.S. officials are participating more across Latin America. Trump Compares Coast Guard's New Icebreaker to Border Wall Effort RSS Feed urn:uuid:958f1627-a500-45fb-789e-146d110d7067 Wed, 26 Dec 2018 20:36:41 +0000 President Donald Trump renewed his pledge to fund an icebreaker for the Coast Guard. Here's What's at Stake for the Coast Guard in a Government Shutdown RSS Feed urn:uuid:b2e35ba0-eb7b-b57c-3156-d71725f2e827 Fri, 21 Dec 2018 19:50:34 +0000 Nearly 57,000 U.S. Coast Guard members and civilian employees could face furlough without pay. Pentagon Wants Space Force to Be Organized Under Air Force: Report RSS Feed urn:uuid:b3f7b81b-af0c-1174-4e17-783a354ab110 Thu, 20 Dec 2018 22:13:52 +0000 The DoD's latest proposal would put the newest military branch under the Department of the Air Force, according to a report. US OKs Potential Sale of Patriot Missile System to Turkey RSS Feed urn:uuid:da81f9eb-69cf-45bc-b031-168ee31f579b Wed, 19 Dec 2018 20:38:26 +0000 The sale is unconfirmed, as the country already has agreed to buy Russia's S-400 "F-35 Killer" system. Coast Guard's Much Needed Icebreaker Could Take at Least 6 Years RSS Feed urn:uuid:9339f77d-329f-ecb2-5e07-04eff7cb40dc Wed, 19 Dec 2018 20:30:33 +0000 A new icebreaker is at least six years from commissioning, assuming Congress funds it, the commandant says. Here's Why It Will Take Six More Years to Field the Army's New Light Tank RSS Feed urn:uuid:dfa4c15c-b5d1-7e49-69ba-6d3ec83c6d00 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 19:48:42 +0000 U.S. Army modernization officials defended the rapid prototyping strategy for the Mobile Protected Firepower system. Trump Administration Creates US Space Command Ahead of Space Force RSS Feed urn:uuid:4218dbfe-c429-9b69-a9aa-72c1925f32ec Tue, 18 Dec 2018 17:39:10 +0000 Pence said the command, which will be the 11th combatant command, is the stepping stone to creating a U.S. Space Force. Army Taps Two Firms to Build Light Tank Prototypes for the Infantry RSS Feed urn:uuid:d6789473-ed02-8d18-bde3-183a312bde17 Tue, 18 Dec 2018 00:44:17 +0000 The U.S. Army awarded contracts Monday to two defense firms to build prototypes of a new lightweight tank. Navy Achieves New F-35 Fighter Jet Milestone on USS Carl Vinson RSS Feed urn:uuid:9ecf40e1-2adc-f526-c9b5-1ff9a461e383 Thu, 13 Dec 2018 17:46:04 +0000 The Strike Fighter Squadron 147 "Argonauts" completed carrier qualifications Wednesday. Air Force to Debut Electronic Warfare Findings RSS Feed urn:uuid:b07f05f6-87ba-9528-91da-defee47f38a1 Mon, 10 Dec 2018 22:32:35 +0000 The service wants to understand where and how an attack manifests on the electromagnetic spectrum and how best to deny it. Air Force Proposes F-35 Fighters Be Stationed at Tyndall RSS Feed urn:uuid:85a2542a-b42c-9fba-f28e-46a241acdcd9 Fri, 07 Dec 2018 23:39:59 +0000 The U.S. Air Force plans to refurbish Tyndall in hopes of stationing three squadron's worth of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. Navy Secretary Warns Against Trump's Plan to Cut Budgets by 5 Percent RSS Feed urn:uuid:359d9df6-8a05-33f0-bcca-896e1134bee0 Thu, 06 Dec 2018 19:34:35 +0000 "The waste would be absolutely stunning," Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer said. Air Force Secretary: B-21 Bomber Completes Another Review, Remains on Schedule RSS Feed urn:uuid:95f72c8c-c2b7-eb1a-3f52-5ee97a549edc Mon, 03 Dec 2018 15:04:07 +0000 The B-21 is on schedule, the Air Force secretary says. Air National Guard KC-135 Crews Enable More Airstrikes in Afghanistan RSS Feed urn:uuid:df627e01-933e-8646-a9aa-a80cfa550dcf Wed, 28 Nov 2018 20:36:45 +0000 Relocating Air National Guard tankers to Kandahar has boosted airstrikes against the Taliban. Navy Outlines Plan to Solve Attack Submarine Shortage RSS Feed urn:uuid:1499c016-250f-5cc0-91f5-22fe67941fd8 Tue, 27 Nov 2018 22:56:30 +0000 Lawmakers on Tuesday pressed U.S. Navy officials to explain what the service is doing to fix its shortage of attack subs. Saudi Coalition Down '1 to 2' Tankers of Fuel Daily After US Ends Refueling Mission RSS Feed urn:uuid:7f3e3bf4-0fb3-da88-5f36-c16502cda558 Wed, 21 Nov 2018 13:46:39 +0000 The Saudi-led coalition striking Houthi rebels in Yemen is losing roughly one to two tankers worth of U.S. fuel per day. Skinny Space Force? Budget Analyst Says a $3 Billion Service Is Possible RSS Feed urn:uuid:b66676e3-b5ca-da2e-d314-940cd24e9f07 Tue, 20 Nov 2018 14:04:59 +0000 "The added cost is a handful of F-35s," think tank analyst Todd Harrison said. B-21 Raider Will Get Maintenance, Support from These 2 Air Force Bases RSS Feed urn:uuid:5f8aba9d-3161-65fd-5b70-20274be02a06 Mon, 19 Nov 2018 17:11:28 +0000 The Air Force has selected Edwards Air Force Base and Tinker Air Force Base for the B-21 Long Range Strike Bomber program. F-35 Tests Out Tech that Keeps Pilots from Crashing Into the Ground RSS Feed urn:uuid:d6803512-f44f-9fcf-5de2-09b21be0dbc5 Fri, 16 Nov 2018 19:29:01 +0000 A technology that can help prevent pilots from colliding with the ground has begun its initial testing on the F-35 JSF. Want Nuke Reduction? Change Adversary's Behavior, STRATCOM Chief Says RSS Feed urn:uuid:5efa242c-443f-39e0-82e2-6c2cc929b1fa Thu, 15 Nov 2018 14:16:15 +0000 There is a way to keep savings and cut costs when it comes to modernizing the U.S. nuclear arsenal. Air Defense Operations Won't Return to Tyndall Until Next Year RSS Feed urn:uuid:2160c575-8b30-42b2-5276-d879ac67b46e Wed, 07 Nov 2018 13:03:11 +0000 The 601st Air Operations Center, known as "America's AOC," moved after Hurricane Michael laid waste to Tyndall Air Force Base. Future Army Brigades Will Fight for a Week Without Resupply, General Says RSS Feed urn:uuid:cbd1c51f-01fd-7d61-86ad-b044701be204 Tue, 06 Nov 2018 18:47:55 +0000 Currently, brigade combat teams can go three days without needing to be resupplied with fuel, water, food and ammunition. Russian Jet Makes Risky Intercept of Navy Plane over Black Sea: Officials RSS Feed urn:uuid:0355893b-56eb-f3e4-87fe-27c1d3d0f392 Mon, 05 Nov 2018 20:25:17 +0000 A Russian Su-27 Flanker intercepted a U.S. EP-3 Aries signals reconnaissance aircraft over the Black Sea on Monday. Here's When the Army Might Unveil Slogan to Replace 'Army Strong' RSS Feed urn:uuid:8844be5c-14bb-181b-074a-99277d8cc592 Fri, 02 Nov 2018 20:28:06 +0000 The U.S. Army may still be many months away from unveiling a new slogan to replace "Army Strong." Two Junior Marines Created the 31st MEU's Bold New Logo RSS Feed urn:uuid:7bfc1883-c372-b4a9-e997-66642e1a08c4 Tue, 30 Oct 2018 13:32:23 +0000 The MEU's logo got a serious upgrade last week, created and designed by two junior Marines assigned to the unit. Navy Destroys Ballistic Missile Target in Successful Interceptor Test RSS Feed urn:uuid:f7f4f25c-98d8-aa86-a8af-f9f2f31f3d97 Fri, 26 Oct 2018 18:09:31 +0000 U.S. sailors aboard the USS John Finn destroyed a target with the latest version of the Standard Missile-3 interceptor. More Marine F-35Bs Likely Sidelined Over New Safety Concerns RSS Feed urn:uuid:48532a6b-d8ee-56a9-839e-d9b441a498ac Thu, 25 Oct 2018 20:48:49 +0000 Some F-35s will require additional inspections after investigators identified a possible problem with two fuel supply tubes. Senator to Air Force: Fix Hurricane-Damaged F-22s Fast RSS Feed urn:uuid:6be56a55-5b92-26c4-f463-54304cf639f9 Wed, 24 Oct 2018 19:28:41 +0000 Sen. Rubio is urging the U.S. Air Force to repair and restore the F-22s damaged during Hurricane Michael as soon as possible. Senator Won't Back Down on Air Force's Pricey Coffee Cups RSS Feed urn:uuid:8d49ac74-f78f-68be-58d4-f3c7432075be Tue, 23 Oct 2018 16:14:56 +0000 Sen. Grassley is not satisfied with the service's reasoning for why it chose to spend thousands of dollars on hot cups. Army Launches New 'Warriors Wanted' Campaign Aimed at Generation Z RSS Feed urn:uuid:495dcbde-9eae-55f0-040c-e725dc2f93fa Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:25:40 +0000 The Army just launched a new marketing campaign called "Warriors Wanted," aimed at Generation Z. Pair of Navy Helicopters Collide on Runway in Japan RSS Feed urn:uuid:fff05f12-c01c-c4e1-2c1a-8fadff4395c7 Wed, 17 Oct 2018 12:37:42 +0000 Navy officials are investigating what led two HH-60H Sea Hawk helicopters to run into each other on a runway in Japan. Thunderbirds Pilot Lost Consciousness Before Fatal Crash, Air Force Says RSS Feed urn:uuid:96cb1720-e8a0-8842-af7d-3f07fae8736f Tue, 16 Oct 2018 19:49:55 +0000 Maj. Stephen "Cajun" Del Bagno was performing a routine "Split-S" demonstration at the time of the tragic crash. 80 Percent of Operational F-35s Now Cleared for Flight, Officials Say RSS Feed urn:uuid:09a500a6-433d-0afa-6819-1f7bb2bcb705 Mon, 15 Oct 2018 15:04:31 +0000 The Pentagon has approved more than 80 percent of its operational F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to fly again after mandated inspections from the aircraft's Joint Program Office grounded the entire fleet last week. The SB>1 Defiant Hasn't Flown Yet. But Army Officials Say They're Not Worried RSS Feed urn:uuid:4f18cbd2-4f5d-bc50-d44b-160632967237 Fri, 12 Oct 2018 16:48:21 +0000 The Army says the Future Vertical Lift, or FVL, will produce a new family of advanced aircraft over the next decade. Air Force Doles Out $2.3B for Space Launch Contracts RSS Feed urn:uuid:f4b6b958-b001-0a66-0d6e-f46cf1b0fd07 Thu, 11 Oct 2018 20:31:02 +0000 Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin, awarded $500 million for the preliminary work, will build its New Glenn Launch System. Tech Firm Pitches Mini-Generator to Lighten Battery Load for Troops RSS Feed urn:uuid:da044142-bb8e-a312-0bbb-dc6b7c5ed8ab Thu, 11 Oct 2018 17:33:20 +0000 One soldier could serve as a recharger for the entire unit. Army to See Designs of Future Attack-Recon Helicopters in December RSS Feed urn:uuid:d1685882-21d7-251f-e76d-2e217f33e08e Wed, 10 Oct 2018 21:44:27 +0000 Recent solicitations will advance the attack-reconnaissance and advanced drone programs for the Future Vertical Lift effort. Pentagon's Lethality Task Force Needs More Funding: Mattis Aide RSS Feed urn:uuid:4fde55e3-efec-e73c-0cd0-eabcbe0cc858 Tue, 09 Oct 2018 19:59:37 +0000 "It's not a good news story," the director of the task force created by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said. Army to Revamp Recruiting Strategy After Missing Yearly Goal RSS Feed urn:uuid:5e4c3a19-01c6-3ab8-17ba-bc46c72cdb9c Mon, 08 Oct 2018 16:04:11 +0000 The Army is overhauling its accessions strategy after it missed its annual recruiting goal for the first time in 13 years.