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  • F-35 No Show

    FARNBOROUGH, England — Notable by its absence at the world's biggest aerospace industry gathering on Monday was Lockheed-Martin's Joint Strike Fighter. The warplane is grounded following an engine fire last month although Lockheed hopes it will...
  • Fred Hiatt: Needed — A new team of rivals for Obama

    Maybe it is time for a shake-up. President Obama's second-term staffing was always going to be a risk. He abandoned his first term's team of rivals for a closer-knit team of loyalists. The bet was that he was assured enough in the job to no longer need...
  • Air Force cuts to hit Langley AFB

    Air Force cuts to hit Langley AFB
    The Air Force plans to cut 742 positions at Air Combat Command headquarters, located at Langley Air Force Base, as part of an overall downsizing and reorganization. However, it is too early to determine the real-life impact on personnel and their...
  • Mount Dora Junior ROTC cadets visit nation's capital

    Thirty-two Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets from Mount Dora High School visited Washington D.C., from June 16 to 23. The cadets toured the Pentagon, Smithsonian museums, National Museum of the Marine Corps, National Museum of the...
  • TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis

    TV talk missing 1980 Cuban context for Texas border crisis
    I can't believe how much talk about the Texas border crisis I've heard on cable news the last two weeks without any mention of the Mariel boatlift of 1980. This is textbook for what I mean about TV news -- from the network and cable level on down --...
  • 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...
  • F-35 engine mishap, UK 'no show' rich in lessons learned

    FARNBOROUGH England (Reuters) - The engine failure that grounded Lockheed Martin's F-35 fighter jets and the warplane's now-canceled appearance at two UK air shows provided key "lessons learned" for the companies that build the jets, and the military...