National Capital Region
Order of Daedalians

​Flight #4

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Please contact us if you are interested in attending an event, joining our flight, updating your National membership, or presenting topics of interest to our flight.  

Current Issues


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SECDEF Nominee on ICBM Program

WASHINGTON — President-elect Donald Trump’s choice for secretary of defense believes the US needs to maintain its intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) program, but showed a willingness to consider whether developing a new nuclear cruise missile is the right path forward. Retired Gen. Jim Mattis made his comments as part of his confirmation hearing in front of the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he was asked whether he would continue to support the nuclear triad modernization strategy pursued by the Obama administration. 


Lockheed Deal on F-35


WASHINGTON —Lockheed Martin is nearing a deal with the Defense Department on the tenth batch of F-35s, company CEO Marillyn Hewson told President-elect Donald Trump during their second meeting on Friday.   “I’m glad I had the opportunity to tell him that we are close to a deal that will bring the cost down significantly from the previous lot of aircraft to the next lot of aircraft,” she told reporters after leaving the meeting at Trump Tower in New York. “I also gave him some ideas on some things we think we can do to drive down the cost on the F-35 program.” Hewson added that the company intends to increase its production facility in Fort Worth, Texas, by 1,800 jobs, although she did not elaborate on whether those positions were part of Lockheed's original plans for ramping up production or a result of a deal with the government. 


Membership Changes to the Order


Membership changes were approved during the summer 2016 vote. The new criteria for membership includes several new aviation associated occupations.   The new membership criteria follows:  A commissioned military officer, warrant officer or Women Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) in any component of the United States Armed Forces who is a pilot, navigator, combat systems officer (CSO), naval flight officer (NFO), air battle manager (ABM), remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) pilot or flight surgeon of heavier than air powered aircraft or astronaut and is accepted as a member to perpetuate the membership of a Founder Member. 





National Capital Flight

P.O. Box 1736

Ft Myer VA 22211


Telephone:  +1.6093512440

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Monthly meetings are held at the Ft Myer Officers Club on Joint Base Ft Myer-Henderson Hall.  Military ID or pre-clearance is required for access and entrance to the base.