Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Joshua D. King
The Senate Armed Services Committee said Oct. 20 that the United States may have to purchase fewer F-35 joint strike fighter jets.
Committee chairman Sen. John McCain of Arizona — a critic of the program — said the 2,443 aircraft expected to be purchased by the Air Force, Marines, and Navy will not match budget realities. According to Defense News, the Pentagon shot down the notion that the number would be reduced. However, Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Adm. John Richardson, now chief naval officer, made separate comments about the F-35 and future plans to purchase aircraft, prompting questions about the feasibility of the 2,443 figure.
The Pentagon has said there is still no plan to review the F-35 program, but added that all programs are under review in the face of budget uncertainty.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 2nd Class Karl Munson pilots a 26-foot boat while Petty Officer 2nd Class Gabriel Diaz keeps an eye on a boarding team who is inspecting a 79-foot shrimp boat in the Gulf of Mexico, off the coast of New Orleans, La., on April 27, 2005
Radio transmissions to the U.S. Coast Guard are usually calls for help from boaters, but one captain got on the radio recently just to say thanks to the men and women who are currently working without pay.
DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria.
Trump, locked in a battle with congressional Democrats that has led to a nearly month-long partial government shutdown, announced his trip via a pre-dawn tweet, saying he was going "to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!"
Former President George W. Bush is calling for an end to the partial government shutdown, which is about to hit the one-month mark and is currently the longest shutdown in US history.
In an appeal made on Instagram, the 43rd president called on "leaders on both sides to put politics aside, come together, and end this shutdown." The caption was posted with an image of him and former First Lady Laura Bush giving pizza to their Secret Service detail.