The Air Force Association’s Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies hosted a live virtual Aerospace Nation series event on Actualizing “Accelerate Change” with Lt. Col. Mike Benitez, director of staff for the Air Force’s 53rd Wing. As staff director for the Air Force’s primary operational test wing, Benitez has an up-close view of the Air Force’s efforts to realize USAF Chief of Staff Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr.’s “accelerate change” directive. He shared his insights into the Air Force’s new Black Flag exercise, the F-35’s move to an agile software development framework, and the joint all-domain operations concept’s unique attributes.
The U.S. military isn’t keeping up with information-warfare threats from Russia, Iran, and China, defense officials told lawmakers on March 16, adding that the military needs to prioritize information operations, diversify its information-ops units, and relearn how to coordinate IO across units, forces, and services.
More than 50 former national security officials, diplomats, and lawmakers, as well as Jewish communities leaders, threw their support on March 18 behind President Joe Biden’s stalled nominee to lead the Pentagon’s policy shop. In a March 18 letter to the Senate Armed Services Committee, the group argued Colin Kahl, Biden’s nominee to be undersecretary of defense for policy, is “eminently qualified.”
Defense Department contractors who believe that their security clearances were unfairly denied or revoked will soon all go to the same authority to get reviewed, under a DOD memo quietly issued in the last days of the Trump administration.
When talking about sexual assault in the military, there’s a line that almost always surfaces, particularly in the comment section of a news story: What about the false reports?
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced a program for expanding the access to domestic manufacturing capabilities for secured microelectronics development for defense systems, according to March 18 press releases.
The coastal base is right across from Taiwan and even closer to other islands Taiwanese authorities control.
The headquarters of U.S. Forces Japan may also be home to supernatural activity, according to a couple who claim to help anyone dealing with paranormal disturbances to rid their homes of unwanted spirits. Chaplain (Capt.) Lance Brown, of Yokota's 374th Wing Staff Agency, and his wife, Karen Brown, who is working on a master's in counseling, have been performing home cleanses, or anointings, for the past eight years in homes where "odd things occur."