COVID Has Really Impacted Aerospace… and the Air Force

COVID has really impacted the aerospace industry in this nation and nations around the world disproportionately to other industries… and the Air Force has not been exempt from these impacts.

It’s Official: Space Force Becomes the Military’s Sixth Branch

Space.com is reporting that President Trump has officially signed the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, creating the U.S. Space Force (USSF) as the military’s sixth branch. As we reported a week ago, the House and Senate passed the National Defense…

Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and Hundreds More Call for Ban on Autonomous Weapons

According to Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak, Noam Chomsky, and hundreds of AI and robotics researchers, governments should ban autonomous weapons in order to prevent a “military AI arms race.” In a letter signed by over 1,000, Musk, Hawking…

Chelsea Manning Sues US Gov’t Over Stalled Gender Treatments

Chelsea Manning, formerly known as Bradley Manning, has reportedly filed a lawsuit against the US Department of Defense. In it, the Wikileaks leaker claims that she has been “denied access to medically necessary treatment” in connection with a gender disorder.…

Northrop Grumman Nabs $354 Million Contract To Add To Global Hawk Fleet Of Air Force

Aiming to add to their fleet of RQ-4 Global Hawks, the US Air Force has awarded a $354 million contract to Northrop Grumman Corporation, which manufactures the aircraft. The contract requires Northrop Grumman to make an additional three aircraft to…

USS Houston Wreck Found in Pacific Ocean

On the night of February 28, 1942, the USS Houston, nicknamed “The Galloping Ghost of the Java Coast,” was engaged in a naval skirmish in the Battle of Sunda Strait off the coast of Java. The battle was precipitated by…

American General Killed in Afghanistan

A U.S. Army two star major general was killed today, and 15 other soldiers were wounded, in an attack at a military academy in Afghanistan. The shooting occurred at Camp Qargha, a military academy situated roughly 11 miles west of…

Grounded F-35 Fleet Cleared to Fly

After an engine fire in June grounded the entire U.S. military fleet of Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jets, Navy and Air Force officials have approved a limited flight clearance to run engine inspections and restricted flight drills. The cause of…

Google Robot ‘Cujo’ Carries Weapons For The Marines

Back in the Winter, Google acquired Boston Dynamics, the robotics firm known for a number of nightmare-inducing robot models, and for working with DARPA. The New York Times reported at the time that Google said it would honor existing military…

Kim Jong-Un Watches North Korea Military Drills

North Korea’s Great Successor Kim Jong-un observed military drills mock targeting South Korean missile bases on Baeknyeong and Yeonpyeong islands Saturday, which included artillery fire and live torpedoes from a 1,800-ton Romeo-class submarine. The drills took place near Wonsan, Kangwon…

Michelle Howard: First Female Four-Star Admiral

Michelle Howard became the first woman promoted to four-star admiral in the Navy’s 236-year history. That rank also makes her vice chief of naval operations, meaning she is the number two admiral in the service. She has accomplished many firsts…

Female Four-Star Admiral: Michelle Howard Makes U.S. Navy History

On Tuesday, Michelle Howard became the first woman to become a four-star admiral in the Navy’s 236-year history. She was promoted to the title at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial held near the Pentagon. She will now be…

1944 Army Plane Crash Rescuers Honored

A 1944 Army plane crash left James Wilson, a 19-year-old crew member who was asleep in the back, stranded and severely injured. He surely would have died with the rest of the passengers if it wasn’t for the courage of…

Bowe Bergdahl Claims Taliban Repeatedly Tortured Him

There has certainly been a lot of controversy surrounding President Barack Obama’s decision to exchange five Taliban leaders from Guantanamo for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. While some people are questioning how smart–and legal–of a move it was on Obama’s behalf…

Travis Mills Makes An Impression On Mike Rowe

Travis Mills is a true American hero! Not only did he serve three tours in Afghanistan for the United States, while he was there he lost all four of his limbs when a bomb exploded underneath him, making him a…

Gripen Fighter Jets Deal Nixed by Swiss Voters

Saab Group was dealt a major blow this week as Swiss voters halted a plan to order the company’s Gripen fighter jets. The deal had been worth an estimated $3.5 billion. The deal stems from a February 2013 agreement between…

Chelsea Manning Looks To Transfer To Civilian Prison For Hormone Therapy

Chelsea Manning, formerly Bradley Manning, is serving a 35 year prison sentence at a military detention center for leaking classified military documents to Wikileaks. Shortly after she was sentenced, Chelsea revealed that she was transgender and would like everybody to…

Student Loans: Sallie Mae To Refund Military Members Who Paid Too Much Interest

Student loans are already bad enough, but the interest rates are what kills most graduates trying to pay it all back. With interest rates capped at 6 percen for military members, it’s not as bad as it could be. Unfortunately…

Military Jet Crashes In Desert: What Went Wrong?

It was a very close call for a pilot who crashed a military plane in the Arizona desert on Friday. A Marine Corps Harrier jet reportedly went down on tribal lands belonging to the Gila River Indian Community. The crash…

Boko Haram Will Sell Abducted School Girls

On April 14, Boko Haram, an Islamic militant group, stormed an all-girl secondary school in the village of Chibok and kidnapped more than 200 school girls. Now, the leader of the group Abubakar Shekau has announced that he is planning…