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USAF Submits Squadron Readiness Plans; Heather Wilson Quoted

The U.S. Air Force is looking to boost the readiness rates of its F-22, F-35 and F-16 aircraft squadrons, according to a recently submitted plan, Defense News reported Saturday. These squadrons are currently at readiness levels below Secretary of Defense James Mattis' required rate of 80 percent.

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Report: Chris Inglis Emerges as Pentagon Chief’s Pick to Lead NSA Should Split From Cybercom Advance

Chris Inglis, former deputy National Security Agency director, has turned up to be the top candidate to lead NSA should Defense Secretary James Mattis decide to split the agency from U.S. Cyber Command, The Washington Post reported Friday. Some sources told the publication the Pentagon chief was close to deciding on a plan to separate the dual-hat arrangement but decided to reconsider after Gen. Paul Nakasone, head of NSA and Cybercom, expressed concerns to Mattis about Cybercom’s capacity to operate on its own should the split push through.

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GAO: Air Force to Deploy New Combat Rescue Helicopters to Active Component by FY 2020

The Government Accountability Office has found that the U.S. Air Force intends to start fielding in fiscal 2020 new Combat Rescue Helicopters to replace aging HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopters that have recorded the most flight time when it comes to staff recovery missions. GAO said in a report published Thursday the service will initially deploy the new helicopters to the active component six years ahead of the reserve component and to the Air National Guard by 2027.

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Air Force Cyber Mission Teams Achieve Operational Status

The U.S. Air Force’s Cyber Mission Force teams reached full operational status Friday ahead of the U.S. Cyber Command deadline, slated for Sept. 30. CYBERCOM declared the status for the 39 teams after reviewing Air Forces Cyber’s assessment of personnel performance, the service branch said Thursday. The assessment involved the …

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Reports: DIUx Head Raj Shah Steps Down

Raj Shah, head of the Defense Department’s Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, resigned from his post Thursday after a nearly two-year stint with the organization, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Navy Capt. Sean Heritage will step into the acting leadership role at DIUx. Shah, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, took the helm in May …

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Air Force Sets Next F-35A Air National Guard Bases

The U.S. Air Force has announced two preferred Air National Guard bases to receive the F-35A conventional takeoff-and-landing aircraft. The military branch said Thursday it expects the Truax Field base in Wisconsin and the Dannelly Field base in Alabama to begin accommodating F-35A jets in 2023. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, said the service …

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Maj. Gen. Marc Sasseville Named Air National Guard Deputy Director

U.S. Air Force Maj. Gen. Marc Sasseville, formerly defense attache to Turkey, has been appointed deputy director of the Air National Guard. Gen. David Goldfein, chief of staff of the Air Force, announced Sasseville’s appointment in a Defense Department news release published Thursday. His 31-year career includes roles as commander of 113th at Joint Base …

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