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Boeing CEO regrets Air Force One deal amid big quarterly losses

A VC-25A Air Force One aircraft sits on a ramp at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska during a brief stop Jan. 22. The aircraft is one of two modified Boeing 747 Airliners that serve as a transport aircraft for the President of the United States. (Josh Plueger/Air Force) WASHINGTON — Boeing reported $1.3 billion in cost overrun charges among some of its major defense programs in its most recent…
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Pentagon Marks Earth Day 2022 with Push for Funding to Combat Climate Change

U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Joshua T. Pulda, left, and Cpl. Jezzelle K. Rivera dispose leaves during a base-wide clean-up on Camp Johnson, N.C. March 22, 2022. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Jaiden O. Sangster) The Department of Defense is using Friday’s celebration of Earth Day to push for reduced energy consumption across the military, as well as encourage Congress to fund a raft of…
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Army Lays Out Ambitious Goals to Combat Climate Change, Including Electric Tactical Vehicles

Louisiana Army National Guard tactical vehicles transport flood relief supplies in Denham Springs, August 15, 2016, after 30 inches of rainfall inundated portions of Southeast Louisiana. (Army National Guard photo by 1st Sgt. Paul Meeker) The Army wants to slash its carbon footprint, cut down on greenhouse gas emissions and have a fully electric fleet of vehicles in the coming years, according…
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Biden Taps Combat-Hardened Officer to Lead Central Command

Then Lt. Gen. Michael “Erik” Kurilla gives a speech at the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) change of command, March 5, 2021, at the division parade field, Fort Campbell, Ky. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Andrea Notter) WASHINGTON — A senior Army three-star general…
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Defense Secretary Taking More Authority for Use of DC Guard

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin pauses while speaking during a media briefing at the Pentagon on Nov. 17, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) WASHINGTON — The Pentagon said Thursday it has streamlined the approval process for urgent use of National Guard…
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How to Absorb the Marine Corps into the Army and Navy

Marines with Company A, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, use green smoke to provide concealment as they move through the simulated town during a Military Operation on Urban Terrain exercise aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, Aug. 11, 2015. (Joshua Murray /U.S. Marine Corps) For decades, the U.S. Marine Corps has attempted to tweak its force structure…
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