Operation Hailstone: >A massive naval air and surface attack launched on February 16–17, 1944, during World War II by the United States Navy against the Japanese naval and air base at Truk in the Caroline Islands, a pre-war Japanese territory. Show More Summary
The US Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) disclosed on 4 February that its Spike miniature precision guided missile (PGM) has successfully engaged small boat targets representing fast inshore attack craft (FIAC) threats.Measuring...Show More Summary
When the Hindenburg flew over Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey on May 6, 1937, as it burst into flames, causing 35 fatalities, WLS radio’s Herbert Morrison’s eyewitness account became one that would be remembered for the ages: “Oh, the humanity!” We’re now witnessing the explosion and lightning nosedive of Gov. Chris Christie’s carefully [...]
With the success of a forward-firing miniature munition, also known as Spike, the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) proved that the government, by owning and controlling a weapons design, using modern modular designs and commercial-off-the-shelf components through ‘non-Department […]
The United States said Monday it was ready to deploy air and naval assets -- including two ships -- to help secure the upcoming Winter Olympics in Russia after terror threats. The offer came following US concern about possible attacks at the massive international sporting event that kicks off in the Black Sea resort city of Sochi on February 7. Show More Summary
A Navy jet crash off the coast of Virginia has left a pilot in critical condition after he ejected from the jet just before it crashed into the ocean. The Naval Air Forces Atlantic confirmed that the F/A-18-E super Hornet crashed on Wednesday afternoon around 45 miles off the the coast of Virginia. Show More Summary
On Friday 10 January, the Seychelles Coast Guard, Air Force and Police Force, together with the EU Naval Force Somalia - Operation Atalanta and EUCAP Nestor, carried
Life within the Naval Air Systems Command these days resembles one of TV's overheated Washington soap operas, awash with secrets, feuds and factions. The plot has had some suitably mysterious turns, like a “clerical error” that led to...Show More Summary
A team of U.S. Army AH-64D Apaches from the 1-151 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, S.C. National Guard, take off from Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Fla., as part of an integrated live fire exercise with the U.S. Navy George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group, December 16, 2013. Show More Summary
Being Air Force, I have no dog in this fight, but it was a great game nevertheless. Here are the highlights by Jessica Clark, U.S. Naval Academy Public Affairs The U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen beat West Point’s Black Knights, 34-7, at the 114th Army-Navy football game at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia Dec. 14. The [...]
All too soon, the United States will have the fewest naval vessels at sea since before World War I, the smallest Air Force ever, and an Army and Marine Corps with severely diminished capacity, while strategic flash points proliferat...
A typical "smoker" at Naval Auxillary Air Station (NAAS) Oceana, in which a hangar has been converted into a boxing auditorium. Note the Navy band at left, in uniform, the aircraft under repair in the background and the (admittedly few) female guests. Show More Summary
Tomorrow marks the 72nd anniversary of the Japanese attack on the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Territory of Hawaii. The next day President Roosevelt asked for, and received from congress a declaration of war against the Empire of … Continue reading ?
NAVAL AIR STATION PATUXENT RIVER, Maryland (Reuters) - Boeing Co must decide in March 2014 whether to invest tens of millions of dollars to continue production of the F/A-18 fighter jet, a senior Boeing executive said on Monday, underscoring his confid...
The U.S. flew two B-52 bombers over disputed territory in the East China Sea, rejecting an air defense restriction from China for islands that are also claimed by Japan. China is boosting its naval presence in the western Pacific just as tensions are rising over the disputed island chain in the East China Sea. Show More Summary
A new request by the Air Force Research Lab reveals that the USAF is planning to have laser weapons built in the next generation of fighters by 2030, the US Naval Institute reports. The new jet fighters will be equipped with both defensive and offensive lasers. I'm glad we're getting ready for the incoming alien invasion. Read more...
The Russians are reopening air and naval bases across their Arctic littoral and on barren Arctic islands, and Andrew Holland explores its significance.
The next generation hackers may be taking to sound waves, and the Navy is understandably spooked. Citing the cutting-edge new destroyer U.S.S. Zumwalt, retired Capt. Mark Hagerott, deputy director of cybersecurity for the U.S. Naval Academy, said that the ship is heavily protected against common hacking techniques. Show More Summary
Dominate the seas in Oil Rush, a post-apocalyptic naval strategy game where oil is key to survival. Capture, upgrade, and defend floating production platforms, while pumping black gold to feed your naval and air forces. The game is available now for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Project 60: A Day-by-Day Diary of WWII: >November 14, 1943: In a freak accident, President Roosevelt, Generals Marshall and Arnold, Admirals Leahy and King, plus scores of distinguished politicians, and army, naval and air force strategists came under fire while traveling to the the Tehran Conference on board the battleship Iowa. Show More Summary