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Pete Geren, Raymond Johns Nominated to Serve on Military Aviation Safety Commission

The House Armed Services Committee has announced plans to appoint Pete Geren, former secretary of the U.S. Army; and Raymond Johns, a retired U.S. Air Force general; to the National Commission on Military Aviation Safety. The commission was created in accordance with the fiscal 2019 National Defense Authorization Act to investigate causes of accidents involving military aircraft, the committee said Wednesday.

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Report: Tanya Skeen to Become Executive Director at F-35 Joint Program Office

Tanya Skeen, head of the U.S. Army’s rapid capabilities office, will join the F-35 joint program office in early 2019 as executive director, Defense News reported Tuesday. Skeen will succeed Todd Mellon and work with Navy Vice Adm. Mat Winter, F-35 program executive officer, and Air Force Maj. Gen. Eric Fick, deputy PEO, on the fighter jet procurement effort.

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Brig. Gen. Steven Blaymaier: Air Force to Implement Conditions-Based Maintenance for C-130J, KC-135 Aircraft

Brig. Gen. Steven Blaymaier, director of Air Mobility Command’s logistics, engineering and force protection, has said the C-130J military transport aircraft and the KC-135 refueling tanker are scheduled to enter the U.S. Air Force’s conditions-based maintenance program in 2019, Defense News reported Saturday. CBM aims to increase mission-capable rates by predicting problems in aircraft components through the use of data analytics.

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Roberto Guerrero: Air Force Should Improve Operational Data Analysis to Boost Combat Capability

Roberto Guerrero, deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Air Force for operational energy, has said the service should build up readiness and combat capability against potential adversaries through comprehensive collection and analysis of data related to operational energy use. “By collecting flight data across all aircraft and missions, measuring fuel use and other operational parameters, and analyzing how we equip our ranges and conduct training, we can better understand operational and logistical challenges,” he wrote in a Defense News commentary published Thursday.

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Report: Senate OKs Gen. Robert Abrams as US Forces Korea Commander in Series of DoD Nominee Confirmations

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Army Gen. Robert Abrams as the next chief of U.S. Forces Korea in a series of approvals for Defense Department nominees in the upper chamber, Stars and Stripes reported Friday. Abrams, who has led Army Forces Command since 2015, will also serve as commander of United Nations Command and Combined Forces Command.

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Maj. Gen. Patrick Higby Appointed Air Force IT Acquisition Process Development Head

Maj. Gen. Patrick Higby, a 29-year U.S. Air Force official, has been named director of information technology acquisition process development at the Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Air Force for Acquisition.

The Defense Department said Friday Higby will leave his roles as director of cybersecurity strategy and policy at the Office of Information Dominance and chief information officer at the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force.

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