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/ F-35 Tests Out Tech that Keeps Pilots from Crashing Into the Ground https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/11/16/f-35-tests-out-tech-keeps-pilots-crashing-ground.html 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 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/11/15/want-nuke-reduction-change-adversarys-behavior-stratcom-chief-says.html 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 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/11/07/air-defense-operations-wont-return-tyndall-until-next-year.html 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 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/11/06/future-army-brigades-will-fight-week-without-resupply-general-says.html 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 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/11/05/russian-jet-makes-risky-intercept-navy-plane-over-black-sea-officials.html 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' https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/11/02/heres-when-army-might-unveil-slogan-replace-army-strong.html 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 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/10/30/two-junior-marines-created-31st-meus-bold-new-logo.html 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 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/10/26/navy-destroys-ballistic-missile-target-successful-interceptor-test.html 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 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/10/25/more-marine-f-35bs-likely-sidelined-over-new-safety-concerns.html 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 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/10/24/senator-air-force-fix-hurricane-damaged-f-22s-fast.html 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 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/10/23/senator-wont-back-down-air-forces-pricey-coffee-cups.html 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 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/10/19/army-launches-new-warriors-wanted-campaign-aimed-generation-z.html 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 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/10/17/pair-navy-helicopters-collide-runway-japan.html 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 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/10/16/thunderbirds-pilot-lost-consciousness-fatal-crash-air-force-says.html 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 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/10/15/80-percent-operational-f-35s-now-cleared-flight-officials-say.html 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 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/10/12/sb1-defiant-hasnt-flown-yet-army-officials-say-theyre-not-worried.html 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 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/10/11/air-force-doles-out-23b-space-launch-contracts.html 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 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/10/11/tech-firm-pitches-mini-generator-lighten-battery-load-troops.html 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 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/10/10/army-see-designs-future-attack-recon-helicopters-december.html 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 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/10/09/pentagons-lethality-task-force-needs-more-funding-mattis-aide.html 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 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/10/08/army-boost-social-media-market-major-cities-after-missing-recruiting-goal.html 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. US Military Unable to Fight Two Big Wars at Once: Report https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/10/04/us-military-too-small-meet-threats-nation-report.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:ae66840e-e4c9-1df5-b773-996f06ae244d Thu, 04 Oct 2018 18:00:54 +0000 The U.S. lacks the troops, ships and planes to meet security threats, according to the Heritage Foundation. Lawmaker Chides Air Force for Buying Expensive Coffee Cups https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/10/03/lawmaker-chides-air-force-buying-expensive-coffee-cups.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:fd07cd0d-05b5-9e6e-accc-eeb5c269a570 Wed, 03 Oct 2018 19:33:44 +0000 Chuck Grassley questioned why the service spent tens of thousands on hot cups that can reheat coffee and tea. Lockheed Martin, Pentagon Strike New F-35 Deal at Lowest Prices Yet https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/09/28/lockheed-martin-pentagon-strike-new-f-35-deal-lowest-prices-yet.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:24c2dc3b-e965-8e2c-a18b-c8e1620de19c Fri, 28 Sep 2018 16:32:46 +0000 Prices on the next crop of F-35s will be 5 to 11 percent less than previous rates, DoD officials announced Friday. No Change Expected in Turkey's F-35 Program Until Mattis Submits Report https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/09/26/no-change-expected-turkeys-f-35-program-until-mattis-submits-report.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:7ddcc024-f1d7-f0e8-ce92-70fd28d44468 Wed, 26 Sep 2018 13:47:48 +0000 Two F-35As are still slated to be delivered to Luke Air Force Base for the Turkish pilot training program. Marine Corps Cancels Major AAV Upgrade, But Still Plans a New Gun Turret https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/09/25/marine-corps-cancels-major-aav-upgrade-still-plans-new-gun-turret.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:277da223-96ca-e4d6-ea30-3c5b3ea9c8c4 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 21:07:03 +0000 The service recently issued a stop-work order to SAIC, which was under contract to improve the four-decade-old vehicle. Marine Leaders' Plea to Companies: Get Us Our Gear Faster https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/09/25/marine-leaders-plea-companies-get-us-our-gear-faster.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:771d4349-e9e5-28df-a676-6ab6dbbba480 Tue, 25 Sep 2018 17:18:54 +0000 Some of the Marine Corps' top acquisition officers had strong words for contractors about the need to move gear into warfighters' hands. Air Force Refueling Mission Over Horn of Africa Holds Steady https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/09/24/air-force-refueling-mission-over-horn-africa-holds-steady.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:ec664a97-1ab0-2e31-2e39-2d309288a597 Mon, 24 Sep 2018 18:11:09 +0000 As of Aug. 31, Air Force tankers had conducted 2,919 sorties and offloaded 92.3 million pounds of fuel to coalition fighters. Air Force Wants to Streamline Intel-Gathering Ops, Free Up 5,000 Personnel https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/09/20/air-force-wants-streamline-intel-gathering-ops-free-5000-personnel.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:a7badcc9-090f-3e31-bca1-bb630dff13f1 Thu, 20 Sep 2018 13:45:36 +0000 It's possible for airmen operating drones and those gathering intel to do more with less. B-1 Ejection Seat Failure Not Affecting Deployed Operations, General Says https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/09/19/b-1-ejection-seat-failure-not-affecting-deployed-operations-general-says.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:12fce1a2-63c4-f19b-3a21-b362cb8b4b09 Wed, 19 Sep 2018 16:22:29 +0000 The Air Force hasn't missed operational requirements as a result of the June stand-down for the B-1B, Gen. Timothy Ray said. Air Force Wants to Halt Pilot Attrition by Appealing to Sense of Community https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/09/18/air-force-wants-halt-pilot-attrition-appealing-sense-community.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:60ed27db-bd8e-11ed-1872-a632cd19be6e Tue, 18 Sep 2018 20:25:42 +0000 The Air Force is trying initiatives to build its pilot ranks, including a unique fly-only track within Air Mobility Command. Air Force to Study How Many Training Squadrons It Needs for Operational Plus-Up https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/09/18/air-force-study-how-many-training-squadrons-it-needs-operational-plus.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:df18df2d-c044-8c6d-1f2e-992d683b9c0b Tue, 18 Sep 2018 15:04:08 +0000 Projected growth comes amid an ongoing pilot shortage that has the Air Force spearheading a range of initiatives Air Force 4-Star: We Must Be Prepared to Fight in Space https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/09/17/air-force-4-star-we-must-be-prepared-fight-space.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:775a25da-a517-a6aa-ae05-e628a1c5c83a Mon, 17 Sep 2018 19:20:02 +0000 The general overseeing the Air Force's space operations says future operators must be prepared to fight there. Air Force Announces Fix to Hypoxia Problems in T-6 Aircraft https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/09/14/air-force-announces-fix-hypoxia-problems-t-6-aircraft.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5c30cf4b-95e3-bc90-bcb4-7bd0c378f709 Fri, 14 Sep 2018 19:32:49 +0000 Air Force officials say they have identified a fix to problems in the T-6 aircraft that were making pilots short of breath. Army Orders Emergency Fix on Bad Apache Rotor Blades https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/09/11/army-orders-emergency-fix-bad-apache-rotor-blades.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:e03e59ba-f627-bfef-8df7-a4641d9bc508 Tue, 11 Sep 2018 21:24:36 +0000 Army aviation units are performing a retrofit to its AH-64E Apache helicopters to ensure that rotors don't break off. Army's Cold War-Era Apache Gunship Will Fly 30 More Years, General Says https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/09/06/armys-cold-war-era-apache-gunship-will-fly-30-more-years-general-says.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5576c74c-6a6c-042e-ea06-d1046d158424 Thu, 06 Sep 2018 14:27:12 +0000 The U.S. Army has no current plans to replace its Cold-War era AH-64 Apache. Final Count: 2,500 AK-47s Seized by Navy Destroyer in Gulf of Aden https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/09/05/final-count-2500-ak-47s-seized-navy-destroyer-gulf-aden.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:fba01205-5697-b0f0-8b92-a457cbcd3a15 Wed, 05 Sep 2018 14:22:51 +0000 The seizure of an illegal weapons shipment netted twice the number of smuggled automatic weapons originally estimated. Watchdog Slams F-35 Program for Taking Shortcuts That Could Harm Troops https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/08/31/watchdog-slams-f-35-program-taking-shortcuts-could-harm-troops.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d73ec755-41e8-f416-2815-c4804a21afac Fri, 31 Aug 2018 14:58:06 +0000 The Pentagon is downplaying major F-35 Joint Strike Fighter design flaws that could leave service members at risk. B-1 Crew Makes 'Emergency Landing' Request in Newly Released Audio https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/08/29/b-1-crew-makes-emergency-landing-request-newly-released-audio.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:8a5ddc04-572d-9f5e-5165-5ba31ac874cc Wed, 29 Aug 2018 17:51:09 +0000 Officials said that it was the first-ever successful landing of a B-1B experiencing this type of ejection seat mishap. Mattis Pours Cold Water on Afghan War Privatization Proposal https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/08/28/mattis-pours-cold-water-afghan-war-privatization-proposal.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:e8c797c4-b958-c34d-16be-4da644d46c51 Tue, 28 Aug 2018 19:30:20 +0000 Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday warned against using private contractors in Afghanistan. Marines Honored for Helping Push Much-Needed Gear to the Fight https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/08/27/marines-honored-helping-push-much-needed-gear-fight.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:e01b4211-d002-2962-335d-4645733d53ae Mon, 27 Aug 2018 22:21:29 +0000 Three men received awards for acquisition excellence at the Marine Corps Association and Foundation awards. All KC-10 Extender Refueling Aircraft Affected by Slide-Raft Issue: Air Force https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/08/24/all-kc-10-extender-refueling-aircraft-affected-slide-raft-issue-air-force.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:a97c9d6b-016e-9507-eef4-20485b75302a Fri, 24 Aug 2018 17:53:05 +0000 The Air Force is still inspecting its KC-10 fleet weeks after one of the aircraft experienced slide-raft deployment issues. Marine Recruits Can Earn Up to $8K in Bonuses by Picking One of These Jobs https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/08/23/marine-recruits-can-earn-8k-bonuses-picking-one-these-jobs.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:8914c55a-7c1a-d04c-a132-501955c695dc Thu, 23 Aug 2018 17:39:28 +0000 Prospective Marines who sign extended service contracts or agree to work in critical fields can take home bonuses up to $8K. Hawaii-Based Navy Ships Push Out to Sea as Hurricane Lane Bears Down https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/08/22/hawaii-based-navy-ships-push-out-sea-hurricane-lane-bears-down.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:0e2e4a7a-b06a-dd98-67ee-1d760882d795 Wed, 22 Aug 2018 19:42:54 +0000 Officials in Hawaii have given the order for ships and subs based in Pearl Harbor to sortie ahead of a Category 4 storm. Amid Funding Concerns, Four-Star Approved to Lead Army Futures Command https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/08/21/amid-funding-concerns-four-star-approved-lead-army-futures-command.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:15eea881-30c1-6315-e119-e420695366bb Tue, 21 Aug 2018 19:58:01 +0000 The move to confirm Lt. Gen. John M. Murray comes as some call into question the Army's entire plan for Futures Command. Report: Air Force General May Be Next Head of Joint Chiefs https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/08/20/report-air-force-general-may-be-next-head-joint-chiefs.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:fcd50a58-ae1f-ea83-436f-b05536291ced Mon, 20 Aug 2018 20:15:07 +0000 Two U.S. Air Force generals are being considered to become the military's next top general. Boeing Gets Contract to Upgrade Navy's Blue Angels to Super Hornets https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/08/15/boeing-gets-contract-upgrade-navys-blue-angels-super-hornets.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:607b4fce-2894-0e6f-f555-1ea11d416d61 Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:57:19 +0000 The U.S. Navy Blue Angels are poised to soon receive new, retrofitted F/A-18 Super Hornet fighter aircraft. Mattis OKs Returning War Trophy 'Balangiga Bells' to Philippines https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/08/13/mattis-oks-returning-war-trophy-balangiga-bells-philippines.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:06fe60aa-a91c-9063-8b66-c122171563c4 Mon, 13 Aug 2018 13:17:46 +0000 Church bells that allegedly signaled an attack on U.S. troops could be returned to the Philippines. Army Secretary Wants to Boost Active-Duty End Strength Above 500,000 https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/08/09/army-secretary-wants-boost-active-duty-end-strength-above-500000.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:7f2a0b50-c819-2adf-ca1a-68ced2e3d04f Thu, 09 Aug 2018 16:58:40 +0000 Adding more active-duty, Guard and Reserve soldiers is one of the Army's top priorities for 2020, Secretary Mark Esper said. Navy Secretary: Cyber Officers May Be Allowed in at Higher Ranks https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/08/08/navy-secretary-cyber-officers-may-be-allowed-higher-ranks.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:e53309b9-57f7-8d6e-ab75-9b8572387e09 Wed, 08 Aug 2018 19:24:21 +0000 The Navy and Marine Corps need to attract the right "brain power" when it comes to cybersecurity professionals, Spencer said.