Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
He said the budget request will include money for maintenance of the F/A-18 Hornet.
The memo warns that the fleet will pull resources from other critical aircraft.
A Senate panel will hold a hearing on Robert McDonald's nomination next Tuesday.
Investigators are still looking into the cause of a fire this week.
Budget would reduce Army's size to pre-World War II level.
The Pentagon will buy 35 jets in 2015, according to Bloomberg.
The Marine Corps says a squadron based in Yuma, Ariz., is fully operational.
Shift spending from military hardware to developing experts in languages and culture.
The latest disruption could hardly come at a worse time for the F-35.
The U.S. is allegedly "gambling that our military will not be required" in multiple theaters.
Marine Lt. Gen. Robert Schmidle will be the new deputy director of the Defense Department's Cost...