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.


Vice Chief Pick Details Nuke Priorities Amid DOD Review

By Brian Everstine Dec 08, 2021
The Pentagon will release the first Nuclear Posture Review under the Biden administration, which is expected to take a more critical look at the size of the nuclear triad and the costs of modernization.
Budget, Policy & Operations

F-35 ‘Green Glow’ Can Impact Night Ops, USAF Investigation Shows

By Brian Everstine Dec 07, 2021
A lingering problem with the F-35’s high-tech helmet obscuring the pilot’s vision has prompted U.S. Air Force investigators to call for adjustments to the system, while the service is not following the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps’ effort to retrofit a fix to the “green glow” issue.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Final NDAA Ups DOD Topline, Adds Dozens Of Aircraft

By Brian Everstine Dec 07, 2021
Lawmakers’ compromise version of the fiscal 2022 defense policy bill calls for a large increase to the Pentagon’s budget, providing more aircraft and a big jump in the fund aimed at deterring China.
Budget, Policy & Operations