Prepping The Ground

06/20/2010
The Expeditionary Airfield Capability: A Core USMC Competence for Global Operations An Interview With USMC Lieutenant-Colonel Johnson and Chief Warrant Officer Collier [caption id="attachment_9663" align="alignleft" width="240" caption="Camp Dwyer: An Airstrip "carved out of the desert" (Courtesy Photo: 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Fwd), Public Affairs, Camp Dwyer, Afghanistan, April 10th, 2010)"][/caption]…

An Update on F-35 Manufacturing: The Case of Wing Assembly

06/18/2010
6/20/2010 SLD visited the Fort Worth assembly plant for the F-35 in late April.  During the visit, the focus was upon the transformation of the outer wing box assembly production approach. During the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) phase, wings have been built in the more traditional military aircraft assembly…

The Coast-Guard: A True 911 Force

06/09/2010
An interview with Rear Admiral Branham Commander Seventh Coast Guard District Rear Admiral Branham has commanded the Seventh Coast Guard District for about two years; his AOR covers parts of the waters of South Carolina, all of Georgia, Florida, the Caribbean and some waters off Central America and Northern South…

Air Station Miami: The USCG In the First Line of Safety and Security in the Caribbean

06/08/2010
[slidepress gallery='air-station-miami-the-uscg-in-the-first-line-of-safety-and-security-in-the-caribbean'] SLD talked recently with the USCG Miami Air Station Commander and staff about their AOR, their con-ops and the coming addition of the latest USCG aircraft, the Ocean Sentry.  The Air Station faces a challenging AOR in which there is significant maritime and air traffic which shapes commerce,…