Category Archives: Historic

DoD’s historic COVID response has pulled from every branch, active, reserve and Guard

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Department of Defense resources played a larger role in the response to the national COVID-19 emergency than possibly any other homeland event in U.S. history, and many of those assets have gotten their first tryouts during the pandemic. What began in January, with a handful of troops responding to assist U.S. citizens showing symptoms of […]

DoD’s historic COVID response has pulled from every branch, active, reserve and Guard

dod’s-historic-covid-response-has-pulled-from-every-branch,-active,-reserve-and-guard

Department of Defense resources played a larger role in the response to the national COVID-19 emergency than possibly any other homeland event in U.S. history, and many of those assets have gotten their first tryouts during the pandemic. What began in January, with a handful of troops responding to assist U.S. citizens showing symptoms of […]

DoD’s historic COVID response has pulled from every branch, active, reserve and Guard

dod’s-historic-covid-response-has-pulled-from-every-branch,-active,-reserve-and-guard

Department of Defense resources played a larger role in the response to the national COVID-19 emergency than possibly any other homeland event in U.S. history, and many of those assets have gotten their first tryouts during the pandemic. What began in January, with a handful of troops responding to assist U.S. citizens showing symptoms of […]

Historic Marine Harrier squadron sunsets as the Corps looks to the F-35

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On Thursday the Marine Corps held a sunset ceremony for Marine Attack Squadron 311, or VMA-311, as the Corps looks to move from the AV-8B Harrier to the F-35 Lightning, according to the Marine Corps. The unit, known for a number of historic firsts, will merge with one of the Marine Corps’ most famous squadrons: […]

Historic retention rates credited by Army, Air Force generals with helping them meet end-strengths

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Although the coronavirus pandemic has lowered basic training graduation rates this year, Army and Air Force leaders aren’t expecting shortfalls in their respective end-strength numbers as a result, officials of the two services said Friday. They credited the expected success to historically high retention rates. Though both services had to significantly cut back on the […]

Historic retention rates credited by Army, Air Force generals with helping them meet end-strengths

historic-retention-rates-credited-by-army,-air-force-generals-with-helping-them-meet-end-strengths

Although the coronavirus pandemic has lowered basic training graduation rates this year, Army and Air Force leaders aren’t expecting shortfalls in their respective end-strength numbers as a result, officials of the two services said Friday. They credited the expected success to historically high retention rates. Though both services had to significantly cut back on the […]

Historic SpaceX launch postponed because of stormy weather

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit was called off with 16 minutes to go in the countdown Wednesday because of thunderclouds and the danger of lightning. Liftoff was rescheduled for Saturday afternoon. The commercially designed, built and owned spacecraft was […]

Historic SpaceX launch postponed because of stormy weather

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CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — The launch of a SpaceX rocket ship with two NASA astronauts on a history-making flight into orbit was called off with 16 minutes to go in the countdown Wednesday because of thunderclouds and the danger of lightning. Liftoff was rescheduled for Saturday afternoon. The commercially designed, built and owned spacecraft was […]