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U.S. Army has Growing Role in Africa Missions

By Bryant Jordan on Tuesday, October 7th, 2014

U.S. Army has Growing Role in Africa Missions

The fight against Ebola is only the latest of the Army’s Africa expanding mission set, which has grown in recent years.

IAVA Hits VA Over Watchdog Subpoena

By Bryant Jordan on Wednesday, June 18th, 2014

IAVA Hits VA Over Watchdog Subpoena

Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America is backing a government watchdog’s refusal to hand over documents from potential VA whistleblowers.

Admiral: Sealift Can Complement Amphib Fleet

By Bryant Jordan on Thursday, April 10th, 2014

Admiral: Sealift Can Complement Amphib Fleet

The head of Military Sealift Command says his cargo and support vessels are ready to free up the Marine Corps’ amphibious fleet.

Air Force Budget Slashes Legacy Aircraft

By Bryant Jordan on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

Air Force Budget Slashes Legacy Aircraft

The 2015 budget translates into fewer airmen and fewer aircraft across its active-duty, reserve and guard components.

Obama to Announce Advanced Manufacturing Institutes

By Bryant Jordan on Monday, February 24th, 2014

Obama to Announce Advanced Manufacturing Institutes

Obama will announce a new Pentagon and private-sector partnership aimed at beefing up advanced manufacturing technology in the U.S.

Lawmaker: ‘Expedite Bill to Kill COLA Adjustment’

By Bryant Jordan on Friday, January 10th, 2014

Lawmaker: ‘Expedite Bill to Kill COLA Adjustment’

It may not be until spring before any action takes place on efforts to restore full cost-of-living adjustments to the pay of working age military retirees.

New Joint Security Cooperation Comm System Going Live

By Bryant Jordan on Monday, January 6th, 2014

New Joint Security Cooperation Comm System Going Live

The Joint Global Theater Security Cooperation Management Information System is set to go live, according to a Pentagon release.

Reports: Kerry Would Put US Troops in Palestine

By Bryant Jordan on Monday, December 30th, 2013

Reports: Kerry Would Put US Troops in Palestine

The State Department is not commenting on reportsof a final peace deal between Israel and a Palestinian state that would have American troops pulling security in the Jordan Valley.

Will Aircraft Carriers Remain Useful in Future Wars?

By Bryant Jordan on Monday, December 16th, 2013

Will Aircraft Carriers Remain Useful in Future Wars?

Defense analyst questions if Pentagon leaders are willing to be honest about the makeup of future wars and what the military will need to win.

Bill Targets Abuse in VA Contracting

By Bryant Jordan on Saturday, November 16th, 2013

Bill Targets Abuse in VA Contracting

Students who become injured while cadets at U.S. service academy prep schools will no longer be able to claim vet status or file for disability compensation with the VA.

Army: Furloughs Make Civilian Force a Serious Flight Risk

By Bryant Jordan on Wednesday, October 23rd, 2013

Army: Furloughs Make Civilian Force a Serious Flight Risk

Army TRADOC Commander Gen. Bob Cone said the service should offer education opportunities to its civilian force to entice them to stay with DoD.

F-35 Official Returns to AFA Year After Criticizing Lockheed Martin

By Bryant Jordan on Thursday, September 12th, 2013

F-35 Official Returns to AFA Year After Criticizing Lockheed Martin

The military’s top F-35 officer will return to the conference where he questioned Lockheed Martin’s relationship with the Joint Program Office.

Navy: X-47B Drone Won’t Be a Killer

By Bryant Jordan on Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Navy: X-47B Drone Won’t Be a Killer

Service officials say they have no intention to convert the X-47B into a strike platform.

Retired Commanders Support Israeli-Palestinian Peace Push

By Bryant Jordan on Monday, July 29th, 2013

Retired Commanders Support Israeli-Palestinian Peace Push

Former U.S. Central Command leaders spoke of a need to re-engage in peace talks between Israel and Palestine.

Navy Freezes Funding for Challenge Coins

By Bryant Jordan on Monday, May 20th, 2013

Navy Freezes Funding for Challenge Coins

Navy officials put the squeeze on command coins as the service tries to pinch pennies in light of budget cuts associated with seqeustration.

AUSA Winter heading out of Fort Lauderdale

By Bryant Jordan on Tuesday, February 19th, 2013

AUSA Winter heading out of Fort Lauderdale

Budget cuts and travel restrictions will likely motivate AUSA to move its winter meeting closer to an Army post in future years.

Republicans filibuster Hagel’s nomination

By Bryant Jordan on Thursday, February 14th, 2013

Republicans filibuster Hagel’s nomination

Democrats fail to get the five Republican votes in favor of ending the debate on former Sen. Chuch Hagel’s nomination to be the next defense secretary.

McCain will not ‘walk out’ on Hagel vote

By Bryant Jordan on Monday, February 11th, 2013

McCain will not ‘walk out’ on Hagel vote

McCain will not join Sen. Lindsey Graham in his efforts to delay the Senate Armed Services Committee vote on Obama’s defense secretary nominee.

Navy to see shrinking budgets but no shortage of crises

By Bryant Jordan on Wednesday, January 16th, 2013

Navy to see shrinking budgets but no shortage of crises

Commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command describes the challenges facing the Navy beyond sequestration and the budget cuts.

Hagel offers combat edge to SecDef post

By Bryant Jordan on Monday, December 17th, 2012

Hagel offers combat edge to SecDef post

If nominated by President Obama, former U.S. Sen. Chuck Hagel would become one of the few defense secretary to serve in combat.

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