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February 02, 2015 | Daily News

The Army's plan to reduce the pace by which it sheds soldiers is driven by fears that too few forces would be able to respond to global crises and by hopes that savings can be found elsewhere during the next few years, officials said.

February 02, 2015 | Daily News

The Navy's fixed-wing aircraft, including the controversial Joint Strike Fighter, and several tactical missile programs took a hit in the service's fiscal year 2016 budget request, while shipbuilding and rotary-wing aircraft prevailed, the service announced on Monday.

January 29, 2015 | Daily News

Draft details of the fiscal year 2016 defense budget submission that have begun surfacing show which acquisition programs stand to gain most from the Pentagon's $585 billion request, which ignores the automatic cuts set to be triggered by sequestration, according to a draft briefing from the Defense Department comptroller's office.

January 21, 2015 | Inside the Pentagon

The Defense Department aims to complete its final guidance by the spring for a program that links U.S. state national guards with partner nations to achieve security objectives, according to a recent memo and a defense official.

January 15, 2015 | Inside the Air Force

The Air National Guard and Reserve will step up its contribution to the MQ-1 Predator and MQ-9 Reaper force under a new plan to ease the "significant stress from the unrelenting pace of operations," Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James announced this week.

December 19, 2014 | Daily News

As the Air Force begins to assess the language in the still-pending fiscal year 2015 defense policy bill, it is looking closely at provisions related to legacy C-130 aircraft upgrades so that it can work to make the platform compliant with changing Federal Aviation Administration requirements, according to the director of the Air National Guard.

December 19, 2014 | Inside the Army

While AH-64 Apache aircraft transfers are not on the table for fiscal year 2015 as part of the Army's aviation restructure initiative, they will begin immediately once FY-16 starts on Oct. 1, 2015, according to a key service official.

December 18, 2014 | Inside the Air Force

The National Guard Association of the United States expects the Air Force will put the A-10 retirement and C-130 fleet reductions back on the agenda for fiscal year 2016, although those force adjustments will probably be more conciliatory and include sweeteners for the Reserve Component, including the possibility of more C-17 cargo aircraft.

December 12, 2014 | Inside the Army

A Pentagon advisory panel is set to review the assumptions guiding force-structure decisions by the services, with a focus on how the reserve component is used by military leaders.

December 12, 2014 | Inside the Army

Congressional Research Service analysts believe lawmakers could use additional data before delving into the thorny field of evaluating a new force mix for the Army.

December 12, 2014 | Inside the Army

A top Army general says industry should focus its developments in training and simulation technology on the reserves as well as the active component, arguing for a total force approach to battle preparation.

December 05, 2014 | Inside the Army

Lawmakers concerned about a lack of military plans for using reserves forces in cyber operations are asking for a report from the Army outlining the rationale behind the National Guard's so-called cyber protection teams.

November 17, 2014 | Daily News

A group of state governors is asking that lawmakers force the Army to halt a controversial aviation-reform initiative until outside experts have had a chance to weigh in.

November 07, 2014 | Inside the Navy

Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command recently awarded Dell a contract to support the Navy's year-long pilot for cloud-based services tailored specifically to Navy reservists, according to a service official.

October 31, 2014 | Inside the Army

The Army appears to be testing the waters on Capitol Hill for starting the service's Aviation Restructure Initiative, according to sources inside and outside the government.

October 29, 2014 | Inside the Pentagon

California National Guard personnel will help Ukraine develop its own national guard as part of a state partnership program, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel recently told lawmakers.

October 17, 2014 | Daily News

Lawmakers have rejected dozens of Pentagon-proposed changes to reallocate prior-year funds, forcing the U.S. military to scrap plans to immediately shift nearly $600 million between programs -- including the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and Ground-based Midcourse Defense efforts -- while protecting funds for key Army radio and helicopter modernization projects.

October 10, 2014 | Inside the Army

The National Guard Association of the United States last week urged lawmakers to adopt language that would halt Army plans for transferring Apache helicopters out of the National Guard.

September 19, 2014 | Inside the Army

National Guard Bureau Chief Gen. Frank Grass believes cutting the National Guard by roughly 30,000 soldiers would trigger costs upwards of $1 billion.

September 19, 2014 | Inside the Army

A National Guard program for cultivating U.S. military ties to Eastern European countries formerly aligned with the Soviet Union will be increasingly important to the Pentagon, a top commander said.

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