Brian Everstine


Brian Everstine is the Pentagon Editor for Aviation Week, based in Washington, D.C. Before joining Aviation Week in August 2021, Brian covered the Pentagon for Air Force Magazine. Brian began covering defense aviation in 2011 as a reporter for Military Times. Over a decade as a defense journalist, he has reported from dozens of bases at home and abroad, including austere airstrips in Afghanistan, the cockpit of a B-52 over the South Pacific and the boom operator station of a KC-46. Before the military beat, Brian covered the Washington state legislature for the Associated Press.


U.S. Air Force Wants New Missile Warning System For HH-60W

By Brian Everstine Oct 15, 2021
The U.S. Air Force wants a new missile warning and directed infrared countermeasure system on its new HH-60W Jolly Green II combat rescue helicopter to replace the original equipment that meets requirements but does not meet current and future threats. 
Aircraft & Propulsion

USAF Clears KC-46 To Operationally Refuel F-15s, F-16s

By Brian Everstine Oct 15, 2021
The U.S. Air Force has cleared its troubled KC-46 to operationally refuel F-15s and F-16s as part of its ongoing rollout of interim capability releases for the tanker.
Aircraft & Propulsion

DSCA Director To Lead Boeing Defense And Space Sales

By Brian Everstine Oct 14, 2021
The top official overseeing U.S. international weapons sales will take over Boeing’s defense, space and government sales, starting two days after she leaves government service.
Budget, Policy & Operations