November 27, 2014

F-35 Scores Big Buy & Big Success

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Superlative F-35 results from sea tests with the USS Nimitz precede a DoD award to Lockheed for 43 more JSFs for the US & 5 more countries.

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FAA OKs UAS Flight at St. Mary’s

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Del. John Bohanan: “This FAA stamp of approval is the federal government’s recognition of our airspace integration efforts” at St. Mary’s Airport.

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Walden Awarded SBIRT Grant

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St. Mary’s Health Department awarded Walden a grant to increase how many people access substance abuse treatment services.

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CSM Presents Emily Dickinson, Dec. 3

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As part of Chautauqua 2014’s series on “Creative Women: Breaking the Mold,” the College of Southern Maryland will feature Emily Dickinson.

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SMECO Donates CFLs to Food Bank

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On Nov. 6, SMECO donated 30,000 CFLs to the Southern Maryland Food Bank. The CFLs will help Southern Maryland families facing economic hardship to reduce their energy costs so they can free up limited resources for other necessities.

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Hearth and Home in Early Maryland

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At Historic St. Mary’s City, today’s families can explore the skills that allowed Maryland’s first citizens to weather the cold. Hearth and Home in Early Maryland will take place on Nov. 28 and 29, from 11 to 4.

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Maryland UAS Test Site Gets FAA Clearance

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The University of Maryland’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Test Site in California, MD received a Certificate of from the FAA to fly the Talon 240 UAV.

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CRA Expands Sotterley Story

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New outdoor information panels at Historic Sotterley are the work of Communication Research Associates’ Sheila Gibbons Hiebert.

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MedStar St. Mary’s VP Selected to State Board

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Gov. Martin O’Malley recently appointed MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital Vice President, Nursing, MaryLou Watson to serve as a member of the Planning Committee to Implement Improved Access to Sexual Assault Medical Forensic Examinations in Maryland, established last spring.

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Hagel Pushes BRAC and Benefit Cuts

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Mr. Hagel wants a new round of military base closures (BRAC) and to limit troop benefits to give the DoD flexibility in addressing its budget problems.

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