US Lawmaker Threatens to Give the Next Attack Plane to the ArmyTired of USAF slow-rolling, Rep. Michael Waltz (R-Fla.) has already spearheaded legislation allowing US Special Operations Command to seek light attack aircraft.
Defense OneAir Force Touts B-1B Bomber's Potential to Carry Huge Hypersonic Missiles and External StoresThe B-1B may have to fight for its life in the not so distant future, but new upgrades could give it the ammo it needs to survive the budget ax.
The DriveAir Force Nominee Pledges to “Take a Look at” Troops Staying at Trump PropertiesThe Air Force secretary nominee said she will examine the issue of service members using President Donald Trump's properties amid a controversy over airmen spending the night at Trump’s luxury Turnberry resort in Scotland.
PoliticoNew Association of Privatized Housing Companies Pushing Back on Some ReformsIn the wake of withering criticism about how they have maintained the military base housing they run, five companies have formed a new coalition to represent their interests. And some have ramped up how much they spend to lobby congress.
Military TimesCyber: DHS, DOD Thrash Out Command Details in WargamesIf your company or city comes under a cyber attack, who ya gonna call? Well, please hold, because the federal government is still working that out in wargames and planning sessions, top officials said on the eve of the 18th anniversary of 9/11.
Breaking DefenseUK Military Leaders Laud F-35 While on Journey to Learn How to Use ItThe United Kingdom’s navy and air force will be putting their F-35B joint strike fighters through their paces later this year and pairing them with their newest aircraft carrier.
National Defense MagazineUS F-15s Came Close to Hitting Parachutists, Report SaysA routine training flight was anything but when two US fighter jets came close to colliding with a pair of parachutists over southern England earlier this year, a report by a British air safety board says. One of the skydivers, outfitted with a helmet-mounted camera, filmed two F-15s passing under them above Cambridgeshire, said a report released in July by UK Airprox.
Stars and Stripes (subscription required)Iran Urges US to “Put Warmongers Aside” After Bolton FiringIran’s president urged the US on Sept. 11 to “put warmongers aside” as tensions roil the Persian Gulf amid an escalating crisis between Washington, D.C., and Tehran in the wake of the collapsing nuclear deal with world powers.
Associated PressOne More Thing …The Future of Flight is Female, Say Women Pilots Flying from Maryland to EuropeThe trans-Atlantic trip aims to inspire new pilots while commemorating the trailblazing women pilots of World War II.
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