Grand Forks Air Force Base selected for new satellite mission
Republican Sens. John Hoeven and Kevin Cramer said the base will be home to a Space Networking Center, which is part of the Pentagon’s Space Development Agency’s new low-Earth orbit mission.
Last two ships of Eisenhower strike group are home — at last
The USS Mitscher and the cruiser USS Monterey stayed on deployment longer than the rest of the strike group to continue supporting the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
‘We delivered in the tent’: Air Force and Army team up to help pregnant evacuees at US bases in Germany
The conditions in the tent near the flight line as temperatures dipped into the 40s clearly weren’t ideal for giving birth. But there wasn’t time to get the Afghan woman in labor to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, about 15-30 minutes away. “So we delivered in the tent,” said the Air Force doctor at the scene.
Woman accused of assault on Navy sailor assault 9/11 anniversary arrested, Connecticut cops say
Lori Desjardins, a 45-year-old woman from Southington, Conn., is charged with third-degree assault and second-degree breach of peace following the incident on the anniversary of Sept. 11, police said.
French, US submariners seek to reconfirm ties with Norfolk visit, barbeque
The first time the French Navy ventured into Hampton Roads, it turned the tide of the American Revolution. The visit of the submarine Améthyste at Naval Station Norfolk is somewhat more relaxed.
Army unit uses high-altitude balloons for first time to coordinate rocket attack in Norway exercise
American troops used the skies over Andoya in northern Norway for a novel test of a balloon system launched from the ground to between 60,000 and 72,000 feet above sea level, said Maj. Joe Bush, 41st Field Artillery Brigade spokesman.
Alexander Vindman, whistleblower in first Trump impeachment, says Milley broke chain of command
Retired Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, the whistleblower who reported calls with Ukraine that led to the impeachment of former President Donald Trump, called for the ouster of Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, over phone calls Milley held with Chinese military leaders.
Air Force flies 2 MQ-9 Reaper drones from mainland to Hawaii as part of new maritime emphasis
Unmanned systems from Marine Corps missile-firing trucks to Navy submarines have become a key focus of the Pentagon as it strives to maintain a credible deterrence to the rapid rise of China’s military.
AFRL breaks ground for $6 million wargaming and simulation lab
The building, on Kirtland Air Force Base in New Mexico, will be part of AFRL’s Directed Energy and Space Vehicles Directorates located on Kirtland Air Force Base. AFRL is headquartered at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.
Fort Gordon begins to implement COVID-19 vaccination following guidance from Army command
All active duty units are expected to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 15, while reserve and National Guard units by June 30, 2022.