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Deborah Lee James: Super Hornets Cannot Replace F-35 Fighters

Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James has said Boeing‘s F/A-18E/F Super Hornet aircraft cannot serve as a substitute for Lockheed Martin-built F-35 fighter jet, Defense News reported Friday. Valerie Insinna writes James told the publication the F/A-18 and F-35 aircraft “fulfill different requirements” since as former is a fourth-generation platform while the …

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AMC Warns of Mobility Pilot Shortage; Carlton Everhart Comments

The Air Mobility Command predicts it will increasingly run short on mobility pilots over the next few years, Air Force Times reported Thursday. Stephen Losey writes the command currently has an overall shortfall of 4 percent out of 7,940 total force pilots that comprise active duty, guard and reserve. AMC …

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Defense News: Air Force Eyes JLTV for Missile Field Security

The U.S. Air Force considers the procurement of Joint Light Tactical Vehicles in a bid to help security forces protect missile-launch facilities, Defense News reported Wednesday. Valerie Insinna writes Air Force spokesman Chris Mesnard confirmed that representatives of the military branch visited Marine Corps Base Quantico to witness JLTV demonstrations and receive briefings from U.S. …

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Military Times: Trump Should Complete First Defense Budget Plan by April

President-elect Donald Trump needs to complete his first spending plan for the Defense Department before a continuing resolution that currently funds government operations expires in April, Military Times reported Monday. Leo Shane writes Trump’s first budget request will establish a baseline for at least four years of defense spending. The report said Trump looks to grow …

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Air Force Scientific Advisory Board, DoD to Collaborate on Devt of Strategy to Address Potential Nuclear Threats

The U.S. Air Force Scientific Advisory Board will help the Defense Department develop a strategy to address potential nuclear missile issues brought by its connectivity to the rest of the warfighting system, Nextgov reported Friday. Patrick Tucker writes Werner J.A. Dahm, Air Force Scientific Advisory Board chair, said nuclear systems such as …

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OMB Recommends HHS Use DLA-DHA Military Medical Electronics Catalog

The Office of Management and Budget has recommended the Department of Health and Human Services use an electronic catalog for military medical materials compiled by the Defense Health Agency and Defense Logistics Agency. DLA said Wednesday ECAT is an online system designed to allow customers to browse, compare and purchase medical supplies, such as pharmaceutical, …

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