• Air Force Resumes B-1 Bomber Operations

    Air Force Resumes B-1 Bomber Operations0

    The Air Force has resumed B-1B Lancer bomber flights following a nearly month-long operational hiatus, the Air Force Times reported Tuesday. The Air Force Global Strike command said the heavy bombers resumed flights this week following a safety inspection stand-down that began March 28 due to the problems with the egress system airmen use to

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  • Navy Predicts End of Its Pilot Shortage by 2023

    Navy Predicts End of Its Pilot Shortage by 20230

    A recent DOD report predicts the Navy will resupply its inventory of pilots by 2023, but thereafter the available talent pool may be unpredictable, according to Federal News Network. The report to Congress offers the most comprehensive view of the current military-wide pilot shortage and indicates the Navy faces the same struggle to retain experienced

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  • F-35 Fighter Costs Increasing by Billions, Pentagon Report Says

    F-35 Fighter Costs Increasing by Billions, Pentagon Report Says0

    A Pentagon report that includes the estimated costs of producing Lockheed Martin’s F-35 jet reveals the program is more costly than originally projected, Bloomberg reported Tuesday. The Pentagon’s latest annual cost assessment for major projects now estimates the total price for research and procurement at $22 billion, with upgrades for the jets driving up the

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  • DOD Medical Mistake Victims to Testify on Capitol Hill

    DOD Medical Mistake Victims to Testify on Capitol Hill0

    Victims of military medical mistakes will appear before the House Armed Services Committee next week to testify that Congress should change laws preventing malpractice cases against the Defense Department, Military Times reported. The April 30 hearing will focus on a 1950 Supreme Court ruling referred to as the Feres doctrine that lower courts have repeatedly

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  • Trump Administration Files Appeal to Texas Male-Only Draft Ruling

    Trump Administration Files Appeal to Texas Male-Only Draft Ruling0

    The Trump Administration filed an appeal Tuesday on a federal court ruling that found the Selective Service registration is unconstitutional, The Hill reported. The administration’s move defends the current male-only draft policy that earlier this year a Southern Texas federal court ruled did not meet constitutional grounds, and in a court opinion said that it

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  • Scientists Digging Deeper for Health Effects of PFAS/PFOS Contaminates

    Scientists Digging Deeper for Health Effects of PFAS/PFOS Contaminates0

    Scientists are increasing their research on the health effects of PFAS and PFOS chemicals used in a wide range of common products, NPR reported Monday. The chemicals (formally called perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances), are found in products as diverse as water-resistant clothing, stain-resistant furniture, nonstick cookware, carpets and firefighting foam. Despite their prevalence, scientists know

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