Category Archives: Building

The Pentagon is building a school to teach the force how to defeat drones


WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has identified a lack of institutionalized training when it comes to defeating drone threats and is developing a common regimen across the joint force, according to an official with a new office dedicated to countering small unmanned aircraft systems. The gap was identified during an assessment completed earlier this year and […]

Democrats building speed bumps for F-35 sale to United Arab Emirates


WASHINGTON ― More Capitol Hill headwinds are greeting the Trump administration’s fast-moving sale of 50 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to the United Arab Emirates, as Democrats on Friday introduced a new bill to curb the sale. Following similar concerns and legislation from Senate Democrats, House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Eliot Engel, D-N.Y., introduced legislation with […]

Building a better fighter pilot: ACC seeks to slash training time


Air Combat Command is developing a new training framework for creating fighter pilots that it hopes could shave up to a year and a half off the existing process. The Reforge program, short for Rebuilding the Forge, hopes to use the new T-7 Red Hawk trainer, advanced technology such as virtual reality and artificial intelligence, […]

Building a better boot camp: How to make Marines during a pandemic, and beyond


Picture Marine Corps boot camp. You probably see a huge drill instructor screaming directly into the face of a determined young recruit. Well, all that’s on hold for now. Roughly 2,000 new recruits have passed through Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, and their experiences have […]