Category Archives: U.S. Space Force

Congress Approves Waiver for Lloyd Austin to Serve as SECDEF

Congress Approves Waiver for Lloyd Austin to Serve as SECDEF

Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III reacts to a question about being married for 41 years during his Senate Armed Forces Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, D.C. Jan. 19, 2021. DOD Photo

This post has been updated to reflect the Senate’s passage of the waiver for retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin.

The House and Senate on Thursday both voted to pass legislation granting a waiver for retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to serve as President Joe Biden’s secretary of defense. Read More

7 Joint Chiefs, 2 Senior Leaders in Quarantine After Meetings with COVID-19-Positive USCG Flag

7 Joint Chiefs, 2 Senior Leaders in Quarantine After Meetings with COVID-19-Positive USCG Flag

First row (left to right): Gen. Mark Milley chairman of the Joint Chiefs
Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs
Gen. James McConville, chief of staff of the U.S. Army
Second row: Adm. Mike Gilday, chief of naval operations of the U.S. Navy
Gen. Charles Brown, chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force
Gen. John Raymond, chief of space operations of the U.S. Space Force
Third row: Gen. Daniel Hokanson, chief of National Guard Bureau
Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director, National Security AgencyGen. Gary Thomas, assistant commandant of the Marine Corps

Seven members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, including chairman Gen. Mark Milley and vicechair Gen. John Hyten, plus two other senior U.S. military commanders are in quarantine after coming in contact with a Coast Guard flag officer who tested positive for COIVD-19, USNI News has learned. Read More

VIDEO: Marines Pleased With CH-53K Success During Sea Trials Aboard USS Wasp

VIDEO: Marines Pleased With CH-53K Success During Sea Trials Aboard USS Wasp

The CH-53K King Stallion heavy lift helicopter conducted sea trials aboard USS Wasp (LHD-1) in the Mid-Atlantic from June 8 – 21, 2020. US Navy photo.

The Marine Corps wrapped up its first sea trials with the new CH-53K King Stallion, crossing off one of the last big items on the to-do list before the heavy lift helicopter program can turn the aircraft over to the fleet for operational tests and a 2023 first deployment. Read More