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Inside the DoD Reporter's Notebook: Air Force budget cuts, military readiness, DoD mobility

Inside the DoD's Reporter's Notebook is biweekly feature focused on news about the Defense Department and defense community as gathered by Federal News Radio DoD Reporter Jared Serbu. Submit your ideas, suggestions and news tips to Jared via email.

Tags: Inside the DoD Reporter , Jared Serbu , DoD , Air Force , Samuel Cox , House , NDAA , House Armed Services Committee , Android , mobile , technology , Veterans Affairs , Eric Shinseki , Robert Petzel

Monday - 05/19/2014, 03:15am EDT

Pentagon spending plan unveiled

Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, has released a $601 billion spending plan that saves the Cold War era U-2 spy plane from the chopping block and also would force the Pentagon to keep the A-10 Warthog in storage. It's all a part of a plan resulting in smaller military budgets after 13 years of war in Iraq and Afghanistan. Ironically, though, the plan also denies the Pentagon's request for another round of military base closures to get rid of unnecessary facilities and save $1.4 billion.

Tags: military spending , U-2 spy plane , DoD , Iraq and Afghanistan wars , Buck McKeon , House Armed Services Committee , Congress , budget

Tuesday - 05/06/2014, 08:56am EDT

Despite objections, Air Force sees no good alternatives to eliminating aircraft fleets

Members of Congress aren't happy with the Air Force's proposal to cut entire fleets of aircraft out of its inventory. But the service insists it's the only way to comply with the budget caps Congress created, and the alternatives would be far more painful.

Tags: DoD , Air Force , budget , Mark Welsh , Jared Serbu , Congress

Thursday - 04/24/2014, 06:38am EDT
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Ayotte wants answers on A-10 cuts, blocks Air Force nominee

Sen. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) has put confirmation of Deborah Lee James on hold until she gets answers about possible cuts to the A-10 Thunderbolt attack fighter fleet.

Tags: Deborah Lee James , Air Force , DoD , people , Senate , Senate Armed Service Committee , Kelly Ayotte ,

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 01:46pm EDT