A Global Collaborative Network: Government Labs, Academic Institutions, and Private Sector
America’s armed forces are under pressure. Nearly 20 years (and counting) invested in fighting a global war on terrorism has largely kept the United States safe from terrorist attacks, but the effort has taken a toll on the nation’s readiness for major conflicts and significantly diminished its military edge. Great power competition is back.
READ ARTICLE Operation Eager Anvil: Pave Low Leaders
We deployed to Operation Desert Shield in August 1990. At the time, I commanded the 20th Special Operations Squadron, flying the MH-53 Pave Low helicopter, and roughly half of the squadron deployed while half of the squadron stayed home for other possible missions. The split of the squadron in this way was not a...
From Hero to Hard Hat – 3 Reasons for Veterans to Choose a Career in Construction (SPONSORED)
The construction industry is facing an estimated skills shortage of 1.5 million craft professionals by 2023. Besides new jobs needed, such as for rebuilding the U.S. infrastructure, the industry is also projected to see 40% of their workforce leave as the baby boomers retire. At the time the industry needs them most, it is...
READ ARTICLE USACE Continues to Progress on Deep Creek Bridge Replacement
Norfolk District, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is moving ahead with its state and city partners on the Deep Creek Bridge Replacement Project in Chesapeake, but ongoing real-estate acquisition challenges could have an impact on next year’s solicitation and construction schedule.
The district anticipates advertising the bridge contract in January, with a construction award...
Air Force Academy Launches New Airmanship Next Program
The Air Force Academy redesigned its Airmanship program to give cadets more opportunities to experience the Air Force’s flying mission and produce the best pool of rated candidates.
Launched at the start of the fall semester, Airmanship Next augments live-flight at the airfield with virtual reality training to reach cadets who may have been excluded...
READ ARTICLE Operation Thursday and the 1st Air Commando Group
SEAC – Southeast Asia Command – and the China-Burma-India Theater of Operations may have been "the forgotten war" of World War II, but it was a strategic linchpin in the prosecution of the war for both the Allies and the Axis in the Far East. For the Japanese, possession of Burma, which it achieved...