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Apr 9, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
In the last three weeks, six military aviation crashes have killed 16 pilots or crew — a tragic development that has cast a spotlight on a growing crisis: Accident rates have soared over the last five years for most of the military’s manned warplanes.
Apr 9, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
More U.S. military service members have died in aircraft mishaps over the past year than have died while serving in Afghanistan under the Operation Freedom’s Sentinel mission.
Apr 7, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee made the following statement after a tragic series of fatal aviation accidents in the US Military:
Mar 29, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-TX), Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee returned today from a seven-day trip to oversee US military operations in East Africa. Thornberry stopped in Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Sudan, and Ethiopia; meeting with American service members, US military commanders, and local leaders including the Sudanese prime minister and the chief of staff of the Sudanese military. Returning to Washington, Thornberry commented on the missions and challenges faced by US forces:
Mar 29, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Reps Mac Thornberry (R-TX) and Adam Smith (D-WA), respectively Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee today unveiled the schedule for the Committee’s consideration of the FY2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).
Mar 22, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Chairman Mac Thornberry (R-TX), of the House Armed Services Committee, joined Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) for a press conference on the Omnibus Package. The Speaker and the Chairman reiterated the importance of passing the Omnibus Package for our military. See some of his remarks below and watch the Chairman's comments here.
Mar 22, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY), Chairwoman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee's hearing titled “Department of Defense (DoD) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction (CWMD) Policy and Programs for Fiscal Year 2019.” For testimony and to watch the hearing click here.
Mar 22, 2018 Press Release
WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Mike Rogers (R-AL), Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Strategic Forces, made the following remarks, as prepared for delivery, on the Subcommittee's hearing titled “Fiscal Year 2019 Budget Request for Nuclear Forces and Atomic Energy Defense Activities.” For testimony and to watch the hearing click here.
Mar 22, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
What the Omnibus Can Do: Invest $22.4 billion to restore everything including barracks, hangars, roads, runways, and hospitals.
Mar 22, 2018 Defense Drumbeat
What the Omnibus Can Do: Invest $47.4 billion to get our planes back in the air, including:

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