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US military aircraft readiness rates are in the toilet. Here’s how bad the situation is
A lot of U.S. military aircraft have fallen short of their readiness goals for the better part of a decade, including America's arsenal of fighter jets, according to a new government watchdog report
The Harry S. Truman carrier strike group is staying at sea to avoid COVID-19 exposure
The crews of Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group will have to wait a while longer before they get back to port, the Navy announced on Monday.
The military’s cult of readiness is sabotaging its efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19
Common sense and empathy can be deadly to maintaining readiness, the US military thinks.
Service chiefs say coronavirus has no ‘significant’ impact on military readiness
"We’re trying to mitigate it the best way we know"
The Army is tweaking its training model as soldiers feel the strain of readiness needs
"It's as much about refinement and ... perfecting it, as much as it is, yeah, if you can give them a little rest along the way, that's pretty good too."
The Navy reportedly asked Carnival Cruise Line for help with its ongoing aircraft carrier maintenance issues
Navy officials reportedly enlisted the help of executives with the Florida-based Carnival Cruise Line to find solutions for its ongoing maintenance and readiness issues that have stranded a majority fo the service's aircraft carriers in non-deployable status
Leaked Army document reveals the whole ‘one weekend a month’ reserve thing is kinda b*llshit
The recruiting commercials for the Army Reserve proclaim "one weekend each month," but the real-life Army Reserve might as well say "hold my beer."
The Air Force is pulling a quarter of its C-130s out of service for wing crack inspections
This is the latest body blow to the Air Force, which has been struggling to keep older aircraft flying despite recent increases in defense spending since President Donald Trump took office
The Air Force has just 7 B-1B Lancer bombers ready for war. It’s supposed to have 10 times as many
The Air Force's B-1B Lancer long-range bomber is supposed to be one of three critical strategic bombers in the Pentagon's inventory. At the moment, however, the Air Force's Lance fleet is an embarrassing mess
The F-35 has a new problem that won’t be easy to solve
The U.S. military's growing fleet of F-35 stealth fighters will fall short of the 80 percent readiness goal that former Defense Secretary James Mattis instituted, former Secretary of the Army Mark Esper told lawmakers
Leaked documents reveal Army infantry squad leaders are terrible at tactical maneuvers and land navigation
The U.S. Army says it will meet its readiness goals by 2022, but young sergeants in most infantry and close-combat units don't know how to maneuver their squads or do basic land navigation, Military.com has learned
A small but critical defect has ‘crash landed’ Apache readiness, according to a top Army general
More than a year after the Army ordered the inspection of a critical safety part in every AH-64 Apache aircraft in the service's fleet, soldiers have spent the equivalent of nine months in extra man-hours retrofitting the airframe so far, a task that has "crash landed" back on combat readiness
Marine Commandant: Border deployments aren’t hurting readiness, even though I said they would
Deploying troops to the U.S.-Mexico hasn't hurt Marine Corps readiness as much as previously reported, Commandant Gen. Robert Neller told lawmakers on Tuesday, directly contradicting the "unacceptable risk" to readiness the Corps' top officer had explicitly detailed in a pair of internal memos that leaked last month
It’s Time to Start Considering Suicide A Military Readiness Issue
Last Saturday, a vice admiral died in Bahrain of an apparent suicide. Officials were quoted as saying “no foul play”...
Hurricane Damage Won’t Stop Most F-22s From Flying, Air Force Secretary Says
The damage caused to F-22 Raptors that rode out Hurricane Michael at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, will not prevent...
Fort Carson Units Combine Simulators And Live-Fire Training To Prepare For War With Russia
Fort Carson’s 3rd Brigade Combat Team wrapped up a week of field training earlier this month, combining simulations and live-fire...
Thousands Of Sailors Are Spending Way More Time Away From Home Than The Navy Wants
About 18,000 sailors spent more than 60 percent of the year away from home during fiscal 2016, exceeding the Navy’s...
Investigation Finds Disturbing Connection Between Defense Cuts And Deadly Military Aviation Accidents
A staggering report from the Military Times concludes that accidents involving all aircraft of the U.S. military rose 40% between the 2013...
The Pentagon’s Readiness Crisis Threatens To Worsen In 2018
One year into the Trump administration, what are the most complex challenges facing the U.S. military? This is the fourth...
The Problem With ‘Let Marines Be Marines’
Proceedings, the monthly magazine of the U.S. Naval Institute founded in 1874, stands among Scientific American, The Atlantic, and Harper’s...
Navy Admits It’s Hit A Breaking Point, Searches For A Way Forward
The United States Navy has released its new Strategic Readiness Review (SRR), which was ordered by Navy Secretary Richard Spencer earlier this...
Exhausted Navy Fleet Faces A Dilemma: How To Hit ‘Reset’ While Staying On Watch
7th Fleet, the U.S. Navy’s Pacific forward deployed naval force, has burned itself out; the cost of this burnout is...
The Air Force Is Sending More Fighter Jets And Tankers To Afghanistan
Editor’s Note: This article by Oriana Pawlyk originally appeared on Military.com, the premier source of information for the military and veteran community....
US Troops Keep Dying Far From Combat. Mattis And McCain Think They Have A Solution
More and more U.S. military personnel are dying far from active battlefields — and Secretary of Defense James Mattis is...
Military Readiness Crisis Is Probably Overstated, Former Comptroller Says
A former Defense Department comptroller said Tuesday the public should be skeptical of the dire warnings of a readiness crisis...