An Update on the CH-53K from Pax River Naval Air Station

During a visit to Pax River in January 2020, there was a chance to discuss the progress of the program with Colonel Jack Perrin Program Manager, PMA-261 H53 Heavy Lift Helicopters, US Naval Air Systems Command at Pax River Naval Air Station. One of the issues which we discussed was how…

Information Architecture Enabling National Security: MCIS 2019

AVM John Blackburn (Retired) and Ian McDonald describe the importance of a national information architecture as a key enabler for the national security apparatus. John Blackburn and his colleague Ian McDonald have been working on the importance of rethinking the nature of defense strategy within Australia, one which is very…

Baghdad SPMAGTF Deployment

U.S. Marine Corps MV-22 Ospreys drop off Special Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force-Crisis Response-Central Command (SPMAGTF-CR-CC) 19.2 Marines at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 31, 2019. BAGHDAD, IRAQ 12.31.2019 Video by Sgt. Maj. Joey Thompson According to a story by Ben Werner of USNI News published on December…

Arrival of New RAAF F35s:December 11, 2019

Royal Australian Air Force Base Williamtown welcomed the arrival of seven new F-35A Lightning II aircraft to Australia’s fleet on 11 December 2019. The seven new F-35A Lightning II aircraft have brought the Australian fleet numbers to 13 aircraft. The aircraft travelled from Luke AFB via Hickham/Anderson Air Force Bases…

Hill AF F35s Deployed to the Middle East

It's mission complete for the F-35 II's after they completed their first combat deployment and returned home to Hill Air Force Base. The 5th generation fighter continues to fly missions out of Al Dhafra Air Base in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. UNITED ARAB EMIRATES 10.25.2019 Video by Capt. Amanda…

Goodbye Edwards, Hello Nellis: The 31st TES

Edwards Air Force Base, California, said farewell to six of its F-35 Lightning II’s in October. The F-35s were transferred to Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, to continue initial operational testing. The 31st Test and Evaluation Squadron, a tenant unit at Edwards, recently completed their portion of the mission of…

F-35 Demo Team: Oregon

Capt. Andrew “Dojo” Olson, F-35 Demonstration Team pilot and commander performs aerial maneuvers during the Oregon International Airshow Sept. 22, 2019 in McMinnville, Oregon. The F-35 Demo Team co-headlined the show for the Royal Air Force Red Arrows. MCMINNVILLE, OR, UNITED STATES 09.24.2019 F-35A Demo Team Public Affairs