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May 13, 2005

SNJ Accident Tied to Inflight Breakup

Cause of Breakup NOT Yet Known

The tragic fatal accident that took the lives of a fine warbird flyer and a well-known sport aviation figure, last Sunday, now appears to have been the result of a wing failure, in-flight.

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BRAC Update: A List Of Closings and Realignments

As previously noted, the Defense Department has recommended closing 33 major bases and realigning 29 others as part of a comprehensive reshaping of the military infrastructure through the base realignment and closure process.

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215,000 Traps and Ike is Still Counting

USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (Ike) (CVN 69) reached a significant milestone in her long and storied history May 4, trapping her 215,000th aircraft since the ship's commissioning in 1977.

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BRAC Update: DoD Selects 33 Major Bases For Closure

DoD BRAC Recommendations Expected to Save Nearly $50 Billion

Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld has announced that the department's recommendations to close or realign military facilities in the United States will better position U.S. forces to confront this century's threats.

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Pilot Involved in DC Intercept Confident in Security Network

One of the F-16 pilots who intercepted a private plane that strayed into restricted airspace on May 11 said that he was prepared to use force, if necessary...

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MH-60R Helicopter Enters OpEval

The Navy, this week, begins Operational Evaluation of the MH-60R Weapons System, the next generation submarine hunter and surface attack helicopter that will replace the fleet's legacy SH-60B and SH-60F aircraft.

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