July 24, 2014

O’Malley Vetoes Wind Farm Delay Bill

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Governor said the bill would send “a chilling message” to the clean-energy industry but Steny Hoyer and John Bohanan point to NAS Pax River impacts.

Construction Funds to Pax in ’15 Appropriations

Atlantic Test Range

Maryland-based military construction projects including the Atlantic Test Range at NAS Patuxent River receive funding.

Morning Coffee: DoD Specifies Sequestration Cuts

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Continued personnel reductions across the military, 17 fewer F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and six fewer P-8A aircraft define the FY16 budget.

Morning Coffee: Triton is Ultimate Search Tool

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The Navy has the perfect search tool, the MQ-4C Triton drone, for looking for Malaysian Air Flight 370 but it is not yet operational.

Full Fiscal 2014 DoD Funding Possible

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A full fiscal 2014 Pentagon spending bill will be included in a compromise measure that must pass before next Tuesday night to avert a gov. shutdown.

Pax River Tricare Center to Close

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Tricare healthcare center to close in the spring due to cost cutting effort. Face-to-face services will be replaced by toll-free phone and online access.

Obama Exempts Military Personnel Programs from Cuts

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White House makes its latest tactical move in showdown with Congress over sequestration.

Pax River Almost Lost Its Security Card Machines

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Rear Adm. Mahr praises technicians for saving the base’s only two CAC encoding machines.

Poseidon Gets Bold

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P-8A Poseidon makes its debut in Navy’s “Bold Alligator” training operation.

Is BRAC a Bluff?

Photo by Jingles the Pirate

Another round of base closures, or just Washington Monument Syndrome?