National Defense Week news 5/1: new Air Force Chief, 1st Army infantry female

Battle-tested general tapped to be next Air Force chief of staff (Air Force Times)

Female Ranger School Grad Makes History Again, Joins the Infantry (

USD/Policy Wormuth to Leave Pentagon in June (Defense News)

Pentagon to test F-35 against A-10 in ‘common sense’ war scenario showdown (Stars and Stripes)

F-35 Program Chief: Longer Program Assignments Needed for JSF Fix (

The Marine Corps’ aviation fleet is in peril (Marine Corps Times)

U.S. Cyberattacks Target ISIS in a New Line of Combat (New York Times)

Lockheed government IT unit to lay off close to 200 ahead of Leidos deal (Washington Business Journal)

Pentagon Hard Pressed to Absorb Next Round of Acquisition Reforms (National Defense magazine)

Congress moves to halt Navy’s gender-neutral uniform changes (Navy Times)

The Navy is ready to dump the military’s most pointless uniform (Navy Times)

A Washington ritual: Pentagon, Congress at odds over bases (Associated Press)

Defense study re-ignites debate over base closings (Daily Press)

HASC Democrat Seeks Base Closures Law (Defense News)

Senior Pentagon Official Warns About Complacency in Combat Logistics (National Defense magazine)

Time Lists Generals MacFarland, Robinson Among ‘Most Influential’ (

Pentagon Fears Foreign Intrusions Into Supplier Networks (National Defense magazine)

CSIS Panel: Speed, Not Cost, is Key Question in Defense Acquisition Reform (USNI News)

Photo: Capt. Kristen Griest, center, one of two women becoming the first female soldiers to graduate from Army Ranger School, carries another soldier while holding a knife. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nikayla Shodeen)

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