March 30, 2017
Stable Funding Key to Recovering From Readiness Decline, DoD Officials Say
Defense Department officials told a Senate panel the services need money, manpower, time and consistency to recover military readiness and that DoD’s organic industrial infrastructure has suffered as a result of the Budget Control Act of 2011.
Congress Probes Military Pilot Shortage
Senior military officials told Congress a shortage of pilots across the U.S. military is most acute in the Air Force. This crisis is the result of multiple factors including high operational tempo and cultural issues that affect airmen.
March 29, 2017
Air Force Official Details ‘National Aircrew Crisis’
The Air Force deputy chief of staff for manpower and personnel services told a House panel that a confluence of circumstances in the Air Force has birthed a national aircrew crisis.
March 27, 2017
Exercise Tests Marines’ Air Crash Response, Security Skills
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan —
Service members at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, conducted exercise Tanuki Wrath, which serves as a building block for increasing proficiency in aircraft salvage and recovery and forward command and control.
March 24, 2017
Military Women’s Advisory Committee Issues Annual Report
The Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services released its annual report on matters relating to women serving in the U.S. armed forces for fiscal year 2016.
Marines, Sailors Conduct Chemical, Biological Response Exercise
Marines and sailors with the Chemical Biological Incident Response Force based at Indian Head, Maryland, traveled to Guardian Centers, a training facility in Perry, Georgia, to participate in Exercise Scarlet Response 2017.
March 21, 2017
DoD Committed to Treating All Personnel With Dignity, Respect, Official Tells House
In testimony at a House hearing on military social media policies, Anthony M. Kurta, performing the duties of undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness, said the DoD is committed to promoting an environment where all service members are treated with dignity and respect.
March 17, 2017
Pacific F-35 Symposium Concludes in Hawaii
JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii —
Air Force Gen. Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, Pacific Air Forces commander, said the F-35 is not just a new fighter, it's a fundamentally different capability during the first Pacific Air Forces-hosted F-35 Symposium in Hawaii.
March 14, 2017
Marine Corps Leaders Express Outrage About ‘Marines United’ Activity
The conduct of Marines in a private social media group that shared explicit photographs of female Marines denigrates the core values of the service, and illegal behavior will be prosecuted, the service's leaders said during a Senate hearing.
March 8, 2017
Senior Enlisted Military Advisors Call for Budget Certainty
The military's senior enlisted members testified about quality of life issues and advocated for budget certainty to maintain military superiority and recruit and retain the best people, during a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing.
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