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The F-15EX has a new name


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force’s newest F-15EX variant will be called the Eagle II, the service announced Wednesday. Lt. Gen. Duke Richardson, the service’s top uniformed acquisition official, announced the official designation during a rollout and naming ceremony at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. In total, the service plans to buy at least 144 […]

New in 2021: What will your PCS move look like?


COVID could affect military moves well into the new year, but U.S. Transportation Command reports that backlogs are clear, and the move situation in 2021 should be consistent with previous years. The pandemic stopped most military moves in March. Moves resumed in the middle of the year, continuing well toward the end of the year. […]

Senate hearing urged on Pentagon vaccine effort


WASHINGTON ― Two Democrats on the Senate Armed Services Committee are calling on panel leaders to hold a hearing on the Defense Department’s response to COVID-19 and its the role in Operation Warp Speed, a White House-backed effort to create and distribute a vaccine to every American. Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, […]

Overseas military, family members now have this free express mail option for their absentee ballot


With the election just two months away and all the discussions swirling about the mail service and ballots getting to election officials in time, troops and their families overseas now have an advantage. As of this week, they have access to the free expedited mail service from overseas, and tracking of their absentee ballot. This […]

Army Cyber Command completes its move to Georgia’s Fort Gordon

SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Army command dedicated to defending against hackers and other online threats celebrated its move into a new $366 million headquarters in Georgia on Thursday. Created a decade ago, the Army Cyber Command had been spread across Army installations in three states before consolidating at Fortitude Hall, its new home at Fort […]

Goldfein: Prepare for long fight against coronavirus — and dust off CBRNE skills

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein last week sent a message to commanders warning of a long-haul fight against the coronavirus. In his message to commanders, provided by the Air Force on Tuesday, Goldfein warned that a vaccine against COVID-19 may be at least 18 months away. And in the coming weeks, the […]

Pentagon working on guidance for garrison commanders in states lifting coronavirus stay-at-home orders

As some states look to relax constraints on non-essential businesses and opening up public spaces, military installations around the country are grappling with how far to loosen their own coronavirus lockdowns to get in line with their neighbors. Though the Pentagon has largely issued general guidance and left it up to unit commanders to decide […]

US ‘had nothing to do’ with ex-Green Beret’s failed raid in Venezuela, says Esper

Defense Secretary Mark Esper was quick to distance his department and the U.S. government at large from a bizarre attempt at overthrowing Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro that failed on Monday. The raid resulted in the arrests of two U.S. citizens and roughly a dozen Venezuelans by local authorities. The Americans were later identified as two […]

Michigan copies GI Bill benefits for civilians as calls increase for expanding the program beyond the military

Another prominent public policy voice called for an expansion of the popular GI Bill education program beyond military members in light of the recent coronavirus outbreak, as Michigan leaders have already moved to copy the program for health workers and other frontline responders. Last month, political analyst Hugh Hewitt suggested that extending veterans education benefits […]