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Air Force to Study How Many Training Squadrons It Needs for Operational Plus-Up
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Tuesday warned against using private contractors in Afghanistan.
Marines Honored for Helping Push Much-Needed Gear to the Fight
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
The U.S. Air Force has taken the initial steps to buy commercial, off-the-shelf aircraft for its light attack fleet.