Category Archives: Military News

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Moves to Protect Victims of Military Sexual Assault

Military Sexual Assault

 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced today he will ask Congress to revise military law to prevent commanders from overturning major convictions. The decision is in response to a controversial overturned verdict of an Air Force pilot convicted of sexual assault. The move to makes changes to the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) represents a partial victory for victims of ... Read More »

Flyovers Missing at Ballparks Due to Sequestration

Military Flyover at the World Series

The 2013 Major League Baseball (MLB) season began this week, with most teams enjoying opening day ceremonies at their home ballpark. But this year, a typical sight associated with American outdoor sporting events was missing. Due to the ongoing sequester, all scheduled military flyovers at MLB ballparks were cancelled. Due to the sequestration, the Department of Defense (DoD) cut more ... Read More »

SECDEF Increases Commitment to Missile Defense

Aegis missile being launched for a destroyer. Image from U.S. Navy

On 15 March Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced his commitment to increase ground based missile defense. This comes as other country’s recent increase their long range missile strike capabilities; specifically those made by North Korea (link to milpages article) and Iran. “The United States has missile defense systems in place to protect us from limited ICBM attacks, but North Korea ... Read More »

F-35 Receives $333M on eve of Sequestration

F-35 taxiing in Fort Worth. Photo by US Navy Mass Comm Specialist 2nd class Keith Simmons

On 28 February, Ft. Worth Texas based Lockheed Martin Aeronautics was awarded a fixed-price contract values at $333,786,000 to procure long lead components and material for F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter production. Specifically this will support the run of 35 aircraft under Low Rate Initial Production lot VIII. The aircraft being built are spread across the multiple branches as ... Read More »