- October 19, 2018
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With a ballooning national debt and the threat of a future BRAC round, Virginia’s Hampton Roads region should seek to expand its cluster of defense missions. “This [defense] is an asset,” said Old Dominion University economist Vinod Agarwal. “We should not ignore the assets we have,” said Agarwal, who spoke to the Virginian-Pilot following theREAD MORE
Local and state officials can participate in a briefing call Thursday with the White House office of trade and manufacturing policy on the steps the administration is taking to bolster the nation’s defense industrial base. The call follows the White House’s recent release of “Assessing and Strengthening the Manufacturing and Defense Industrial Base and Supply ChainREAD MORE
Air Force officials on Friday remained uncertain how long Tyndall AFB would remain closed, after Hurricane Michael’s 150 mph winds swept through the installation last week leaving nearly every building damaged. “One hundred percent of the housing for that base is uninhabitable,” Air Force Gen. Joseph Lengyel, chief of the National Guard Bureau, told reportersREAD MORE
The Senate on Thursday confirmed Robert McMahon as assistant secretary of defense (ASD) for sustainment, a newly created office that will absorb the individual components of the ASD for energy, installations and environment office. McMahon has been ASD for logistics and materiel readiness. DOD is merging the two offices into the new sustainment office asREAD MORE
Air Force officials activated the Special Warfare Training Wing last week at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA)-Lackland, a move expected to add about 135 personnel to the installation. Special warfare airmen, previously known as battlefield airmen, make up the Air Force’s ground component and include combat controllers, pararescuemen, special operations weathermen and tactical air controlREAD MORE
Tyndall Air Force Base could remain vacant for weeks after the Florida installation sustained a direct hit from Hurricane Michael, suffering “widespread catastrophic damage” from the Category 4 storm’s 150 mph winds, Air Force officials said Thursday. “The flight line is devastated. Every building has severe damage. Many buildings are a complete loss,” according toREAD MORE
The Air Force is shifting resources and manpower to squadrons it considers most critical in response to last month’s directive from Defense Secretary Jim Mattis for the services to raise the mission capable rates for four fighter jets to 80 percent within 12 months, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson told the Senate Armed Services’ ReadinessREAD MORE
Residents living in family housing at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., are dealing with a variety of long-standing problems, including mold, leaking and crumbling ceilings, and rotting trees, which they say the housing manager is ignoring. The issues predate Hurricane Florence, but the residents say last month’s storm has exacerbated their living conditions, reportsREAD MORE