Snapshot: DOD and COVID-19
Here's a look at how the Defense Department is being impacted by and responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Air Force Demotes Former General as IG Report Reveals Details of Illicit Affair
The former general in charge of U.S. Air Force Warfare Center—removed from command due to an alleged unprofessional relationship—was demoted to colonel following an investigation into his behavior, according to an Air Force Inspector General report released Jan. 8.
China, Russia, Iran Spin Capitol Insurrection
As allies lamented the “disgraceful” scene, adversaries used the riot to attack U.S. democracy.
Pelosi Asks Joint Chiefs Chairman About Preventing Trump from Launching Nukes
"We must do everything that we can to protect the American people from his unbalanced assault on our country and our democracy," she wrote in a letter.
OPINION: Trump's Legacy Could Be Tied to Space Command Basing Decision
“Trump, who leaves office Jan 20, has taken a personal role in the basing process that most past Presidents have avoided,” writes columnist Tom Roeder. “And some sources worry political gamesmanship, which preceded the restart of the process to find a permanent home for the command, also could sidetrack the latest decision.”
State Department Approves Creation of Cyber Bureau
The Cyberspace Security and Emerging Technologies Bureau will address national security- and diplomatic-related tech issues.
Military Most to Blame for Helicopter Noise Around D.C., New Study Finds
Washington D.C. area residents complain that constant helicopter noise makes them feel like they're "living in a war zone," and they're right about one thing: the greatest proportion of the offending noise comes from military aircraft, according to a new study.
Five More Military Families Sue Privatized Landlord Alleging Mold, Vermin, Lead, Paint and Raw Sewage
Five military families are suing the privatized housing landlords for Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, for their “deplorable” housing conditions which they say led to medical and financial problems.
Senior Airman Remembered for Humor, Caring Personality, Dedication to Others
Remembered for his quick jokes, his caring heart, and his desire to be there for others, the life of Logan Young was celebrated on the evening of Jan. 7 at Victory Church in Winchester, Va. Young, a senior airman and firefighter with the 167th Airlift Wing and 167th Fire Department, was killed Dec. 27 while responding to a mutual-aid call in Martinsburg, W.V. The fire was later determined to be an arson.
Greece And Israel Will Establish a Joint Flight School with T-6 Texan II and M-346 Master Trainer Aircraft
The new Flight School will be built and operated by Elbit at Kalamata Air Base, where the Hellenic Air Force currently trains its pilots on the T-6A Texan II and the T-2E Buckeye.