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 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. Air Force Takes First Steps to Buy New Light Attack Fleet https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/08/06/air-force-takes-first-steps-buy-new-light-attack-fleet.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:cbe6ed73-efee-5ca3-45c3-c657e6ad88f3 Mon, 06 Aug 2018 20:31:48 +0000 The U.S. Air Force has taken the initial steps to buy commercial, off-the-shelf aircraft for its light attack fleet. How Effective Is the LCS Mine Detection Package? Navy, IG Disagree https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/08/03/how-effective-lcs-mine-detection-package-navy-ig-disagree.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:9f4a6262-15cb-a4e7-2873-7c2568873d9d Fri, 03 Aug 2018 13:45:12 +0000 The Pentagon's watchdog agency criticized the Navy's management of a new mine detection system for its littoral combat ships. Air Force May One Day Deliver Cargo by Space Rocket: General https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/08/02/air-force-may-one-day-deliver-cargo-space-rocket-general.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:f5936474-5d98-9085-8021-d6659a7c157c Thu, 02 Aug 2018 18:57:16 +0000 U.S. troops will someday deliver cargo to forward operating locations and other bases around the world via reusable rockets. Trump's Border Wall Could Derail Funding for New Coast Guard Icebreaker https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/08/01/trumps-border-wall-could-derail-funding-new-coast-guard-icebreaker.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:228d89ed-941b-f964-b929-e71679b8e7d3 Wed, 01 Aug 2018 18:08:19 +0000 The Coast Guard's top officer said Wednesday that the U.S. can't afford to delay its presence in the Arctic. Pentagon Says 'Space Force' Report Delayed https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/31/pentagon-says-space-force-report-delayed.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:023ae8f4-41fa-a043-92db-3d58f82ca8fb Tue, 31 Jul 2018 21:24:25 +0000 A report due to Congress this week on how the DoD hopes to craft a future "'Space Force" has been delayed, officials said. Former SecAF: Airmen Will Get Lost in 'Space Force' https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/30/former-secaf-airmen-will-get-lost-space-force.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:9e4a7442-080a-bc4d-fc20-cb4c6a34f10e Mon, 30 Jul 2018 21:42:04 +0000 Deborah Lee James, the 23rd Air Force secretary, wants to create a combatant command for space, not a separate service. The Marines Are Harvesting JLTV Parts from Old Humvees https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/26/marines-are-harvesting-jltv-parts-old-humvees.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:639621aa-4963-5b23-6616-00386884e4f6 Thu, 26 Jul 2018 14:13:08 +0000 A harvesting effort is underway to salvage Humvee parts that can be fitted onto the JLTV. Congress Fails to Fund Trump's 'Space Force' in Defense Budget Bill https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/25/congress-fails-fund-trumps-space-force-defense-budget-bill.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:bc2d9e83-9da7-ea80-5c81-7c6074cfe96d Wed, 25 Jul 2018 16:26:42 +0000 A House-Senate conference committee working on the 2019 defense budget left out money to start building the Space Force. Congress Moves Closer to Suspending Sales of F-35 to Turkey https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/24/congress-moves-closer-suspending-sales-f-35-turkey.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:7134afb1-b581-b54b-2599-419925e6318b Tue, 24 Jul 2018 16:29:53 +0000 The suspension of F-35 sales to Turkey has become more likely after both the House and Senate opposed the deal. Cobham Gets Pentagon Contract to Develop Pilot Life Support System https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/20/cobham-gets-pentagon-contract-develop-pilot-life-support-system.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:475fec10-5734-945b-6ad5-1ea2f9f30ba4 Fri, 20 Jul 2018 13:11:24 +0000 Cobham, whose breathing sensor system has been helping monitor Navy pilots, has a contract to develop a new system. Boeing Pitches 'F-15X' Fighter Concept to US Air Force: Report https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/19/boeing-pitches-f-15x-fighter-concept-us-air-force-report.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:cd2ac3a0-3ce8-3304-40cf-5b8cdfcbf868 Thu, 19 Jul 2018 13:10:01 +0000 There may be a new-old fighter jet on the horizon for the U.S. Air Force. Navy's Fire Scout Drone Helo May Be Sold to Allied Militaries Soon https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/17/navys-fire-scout-drone-helo-may-be-sold-allied-militaries-soon.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:69eefca3-b800-4ec0-ac79-e470f7bbc81f Tue, 17 Jul 2018 14:11:50 +0000 Northrop Grumman Corp. is looking to expand sales of its MQ-8C Fire Scout abroad. Air Force Slowly Building Up in Eastern Europe: USAFE Commander https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/16/air-force-slowly-building-eastern-europe-usafe-commander.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:ff57ca79-fef7-869f-59a0-41ce593d1c6c Mon, 16 Jul 2018 13:46:50 +0000 Building up airfields so U.S. aircraft can land safely on Europe's eastern front was not a project the Air Force predicted. In Reversal, White House Trade Director to Skip Farnborough Airshow https://www.military.com/2018/07/15/reversal-white-house-trade-director-skip-farnborough-airshow.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:8d29813f-3298-2d2a-9e21-cf18b5b8f2e1 Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:01:05 +0000 Does this signal a change of U.S. objectives at world's largest gathering of aerospace and defense firms? It's Official: Austin Is Home of New Army Futures Command https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/13/its-official-austin-home-new-army-futures-command.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:ca2b042d-08d4-565c-3ba4-4e043c24db2d Fri, 13 Jul 2018 15:11:03 +0000 Top U.S. Army leaders on Friday announced that Austin, Texas, will be the location of its new Futures Command. Why Trump Is Sending a Key Deal-Maker to Farnborough Airshow https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/12/why-trump-sending-key-deal-maker-farnborough-airshow.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:9a066ba8-aca3-7d2e-23ef-a4fcc6bdfcf5 Thu, 12 Jul 2018 17:59:01 +0000 The U.S. will send Peter Navarro, Trump's director of trade, industrial and export policy at the White House, to Farnborough. New Steel Tariffs Not Derailing Plans for 355-Ship Navy Yet: Admiral https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/11/new-steel-tariffs-not-derailing-plans-355-ship-navy-yet-admiral.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:f437959d-6254-1b86-0662-0a095c951b3e Wed, 11 Jul 2018 14:54:49 +0000 The Navy has seen minor cost jumps following the president's move to place steep tariffs on steel imports. The Next B-52 Bomb Upgrade May Be a Tough Message for China https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/10/next-b-52-bomb-upgrade-may-be-tough-message-china.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d4aeb95a-2a46-df52-50c0-30616af5c435 Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:55:37 +0000 Air Force officials are looking to upgrade the B-52's bomb load at a time when the service is preparing for near-peer rivals. Revised Air Force Handbook: OK to Call E-8s 'Senior' https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/06/revised-air-force-handbook-ok-call-e-8s-senior.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:5abb5c43-e9e4-6160-7f29-e2bc6afeeefc Fri, 06 Jul 2018 19:16:41 +0000 The U.S. Air Force's new enlisted personnel handbook makes it easier to address senior master sergeants. Misplaced Depot Paperwork Led to F-15 Grounding, Officials Say https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/05/misplaced-depot-paperwork-led-f-15-grounding-officials-say.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d9ae2d09-d830-89b6-b100-aab6e2033532 Thu, 05 Jul 2018 21:11:43 +0000 Lost documentation on longeron inspections led wing commander to ground F-15C fleet at Oregon base. Army to Spend $450 Million on Upgrades to M1 Tanks, Strykers https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/07/02/army-spend-450-million-upgrades-m1-tanks-strykers.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:298ac3cc-afe1-1f1c-0bc5-a7cf6a45e9c5 Mon, 02 Jul 2018 21:31:28 +0000 The U.S. Army recently decided to spend $451 million to upgrade M1 Abrams tanks and Stryker combat vehicles. The Air Force Needs Army's Help to Best Russia's S-400 Missile Battery https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/28/air-force-needs-armys-help-best-russias-s-400-missile-battery.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:374d426f-f2a5-adab-9e78-7c5ea300f326 Thu, 28 Jun 2018 16:28:15 +0000 The Air Force needs the help of the Army to outsmart Russia's enhanced S-400 anti-air defense system, a top general said. Technology Gurus to Join Army Training Exercise at Fort Benning https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/27/technology-gurus-join-army-training-exercise-fort-benning.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:cc21f553-2fb0-9850-f1fd-fa24772607f2 Wed, 27 Jun 2018 22:10:38 +0000 The Army is going to put technology innovators in the woods of Fort Benning, Georgia with small combat units. In Tech, US Must Be Where Russia, China Are Not: Air Force Scientist https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/26/tech-us-must-be-where-russia-china-are-not-air-force-scientist.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:60976799-6da3-c824-a0fb-7e1ddf438187 Tue, 26 Jun 2018 20:13:01 +0000 The U.S. shouldn't play catch up to Russia or China in tech development, according to the U.S. Air Force's chief scientist. KC-10 Ground Emergency Under Investigation, Air Force Says https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/25/kc-10-ground-emergency-under-investigation-air-force-says.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:67e3052f-8261-2673-1dfe-4d2a8e8d503b Mon, 25 Jun 2018 18:32:11 +0000 The U.S. Air Force is investigating why a KC-10 Extender refueling aircraft last month had an emergency on the ground, SpaceX Gets $130 Million Air Force Rocket Launch Contract https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/22/spacex-gets-130-million-air-force-rocket-launch-contract.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:c4cde584-70e8-3fc3-bd89-f0415668128a Fri, 22 Jun 2018 18:10:49 +0000 SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rockets have been given the green light to carry the U.S. Air Force's national security satellites Marines in Afghanistan Will Get Assist From MQ-9 Reaper Drones https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/21/marines-afghanistan-will-get-assist-mq-9-reaper-drones.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:72f4c979-50a8-b867-a3b1-6fe416563ea3 Thu, 21 Jun 2018 19:09:24 +0000 Reapers would allow the Marines to operate more independently rather than depending on other units for force from the air. $10,000 Toilet Seats and Data Rights: The Air Force's New Dilemma https://www.military.com/dodbuzz/2018/06/20/10000-toilet-seats-and-data-rights-air-forces-new-dilemma.html RSS Feed urn:uuid:d42f0e2b-f2dd-f58f-1a09-6f31f1cea775 Wed, 20 Jun 2018 14:21:30 +0000 The U.S. Air Force never expected to fly aircraft such as the Cold War-era B-52 Stratofortress bomber for as long as it has.