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  • U.S. Air Force seeking bids to launch spy satellite

    CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. - The U.S. Air Force released the first of up to eight solicitations for space launch services outside of its controversial, exclusive, multibillion-dollar agreement with United Launch Alliance, a partnership of Lockheed Martin and...
  • Pentagon defends war-funding request amid 'slush fund' complaints

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Pentagon officials on Wednesday defended their 2015 war-spending request before skeptical lawmakers, some of whom called the $58.6 billion plan a "slush fund" to offset defense cuts at home and others who worried the funding-...
  • Lawmakers challenge spending billions more on wars

    WASHINGTON Pentagon leaders faced a bipartisan barrage of skeptical questions Wednesday from lawmakers over President Barack Obama's request for $58.6 billion in emergency funds for conflicts in Afghanistan, Syria, Ukraine and beyond. Republican and...
  • Air Force taking bids to launch spy satellites for 1st time in decade

    For the first time in a decade, the Air Force has opened up a rocket competition to launch the U.S. government's most sophisticated national security satellites. The Air Force released a request for proposal on Tuesday to companies that want to...
  • Va. congressmen ask Air Force to locate new center at Langley

    Va. congressmen ask Air Force to locate new center at Langley
    Several state congressmen are lobbying the Air Force to consider Langley Air Force Base for a new support center to minimize the loss of more than 700 positions at the base. On Monday, the Department of Defense announced plans to reduce the Air Force by...
  • U.S. Lifts F-35 Grounding But Skips British Air Show

    U.S. military officials have approved limited flights of Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jets after a nearly month-long grounding, but scrapped plans for the new U.S. warplane's much-anticipated international debut in Britain. The F-35, the world's...
  • USS George Washington refueling delayed, but funding looks good

     USS George Washington refueling delayed, but funding looks good
    Back in March, the Pentagon said it wanted a stronger signal from Congress on refueling the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. If not, the Navy would move to retire the ship. Based on what happened Tuesday, consider the signal sent, Virginia's...
  • Avoid 'mission creep' in Iraq

    "Mission creep" is the process whereby a military commitment made under one rationale morphs into something larger and more dangerous.That is exactly the risk the Obama administration is running in Iraq. Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint...
  • VA scandal highlights the need to change Pentagon spending priorities

    The ongoing Department of Veterans Affairs scandal raises an important question: When our veterans are being denied access to basic health care, why is the Pentagon squandering billions of dollars on programs that do not benefit our military forces? Is...
  • July 17: Free military job fair in Hampton

    The Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce is coordinating a free job fair for military personnel, veterans, reservists and Department of Defense civilian workers at the Hampton Roads Convention Center 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday. Seminars include: How to...
  • Former POW Bergdahl begins desk duty in Texas

    Former POW Bergdahl begins desk duty in Texas
    Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl will take up a U.S. Army desk job in San Antonio after weeks of counseling following his release from five years of captivity by the Afghan Taliban, officials said on Monday. Bergdahl, who was freed in a prisoner exchange on May...