United States Department of Defense

August 15, 2011 - 5:25am
U.S. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Navy Admiral Mike Mullen, chairman...

Defense spending cuts of some $350 billion over the next decade contained in the new debt-limit legislation passed by the U.S. Congress correspond with the numbers expected from an earlier goal advanced by President Obama. But the Pentagon leadership described the potential of $600 billion more in automatic spending cuts as disastrous.

May 2, 2011 - 5:25am
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President Obama outlined ambitious new goals for U.S. deficit reduction, including a call for growth in security spending to be held below inflation over the next 12 years. This amounts to a $400 billion cut over current plans. Fiscal hardliners have called for even greater cuts in defense spending–up to $1 trillion. While the Congress would probably not implement such drastic surgery, the outlook for defense spending in the U.S.

April 8, 2011 - 10:45am
Development costs far beyond original budgets for aircraft such as a the Glob...

The ongoing impasse in Washington over the Fiscal Year 2011 U.S. federal budget means that the Pentagon can spend only at 2010 budget levels and cannot start new programs. Meanwhile, it has submitted a budget request of $553 billion for 2012, compared with $548 billion requested for 2011. But the mood in Congress has swung in favor of serious efforts to cut deficit spending. The years of burgeoning defense budgets in the U.S.

February 24, 2011 - 11:30am

Some in the business aviation industry leave behind their families and jobs to serve in active war zones. In the continuing AIN series intended to recognize those in our community who defend the way of life we enjoy back home, senior editor David A. Lombardo spoke with DuPont Aviation standardization pilot Jason Strickland about his recent service in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is Stricklandπs story.

December 29, 2010 - 4:39am

Some in the business aviation industry leave behind their families and jobs to serve in active war zones. In the continuing AIN series intended to recognize those in our ­community who defend the way of life we continue to enjoy back home, senior editor David A. ­Lombardo spoke with Duncan Aviation airframe mechanic Derrick Buggi about his recent service in the Mid East. This is Buggi’s story.

December 1, 2010 - 6:05am
Bizav Warrior: Andy Vaughan
Captain and A-10 Warthog pilot– Arkansas Air Nat...

Andy Vaughan

Captain and A-10 Warthog pilot–Arkansas Air National Guard
AT-6 test and demonstration pilot Hawker Beechcraft

November 11, 2010 - 9:33am
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Andy Vaughan
Captain and A-10 Warthog pilot–Arkansas Air National Guard
AT-6 test and demonstration pilot Hawker Beechcraft

September 21, 2010 - 9:09am

Some in the business aviation industry leave behind their families and jobs to serve in active war zones. In the continuing AIN series intended to recognize those in our community who defend the way of life we continue to enjoy back home, senior editor David A. Lombardo spoke with A&P mechanic Kevin Edwards about his recent service in the U.S. Army National Guard. This is Edwards's story.

March 31, 2010 - 7:18am
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Jim Kohler, Lt. Cmdr. (Ret.)
Dir. of Operations, Headquarters 166th Airlift Wing,
Delaware Air National Guard
Chief Pilot – Dupont

I loved flying as a child and grew up wanting to fly high-performance aircraft. I’ve also always had a strong desire to serve my country,” Jim Kohler told AIN.

August 4, 2008 - 8:36am

In aviation’s early days, long-distance HF communications used wire antennas trailing behind the aircraft. Stored on a reel inside the fuselage, the 100- to 200-foot antenna was usually hand-cranked out and back in. Reeling in was important–to keep the antenna taut when trailing, its end carried a heavy lead weight, which became a lethal weapon if the antenna remained extended while landing.

 
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