October 19, 2019

Art & Lifestyle:

Airport Business Walk Set Oct. 24 -

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Entries Sought for Vets Day Parade -

Thursday, October 17, 2019

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Monday, October 14, 2019

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

Nationals Heal 86 Years of Heartbreak

Washington Nationals

Washington, DC, has waited 86 years — some decades without a baseball team at all — this week the Washington Nationals delivered, concluding a four-game sweep and advancing to the World Series.

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Budget Haggling Threatens Defense

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Congressional budget delays give our enemies the advantage, according to the secretary of the Army, budget haggling allows enemies a leap-ahead advantage.

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F-35As Heading to Pacific Theater

F-35As Heading to Pacific Theater

Two US Air Force F-35 Lightning IIs, assigned to the 61st Fighter Squadron at Luke Air Force Base, Ariz., break off from formation at Eielson Air Force Base, Alaska, on Sept. 6, 2019. (US Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Aaron Larue Guerrisky) Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River economic community. The opinions expressed here do not reflect opinions of the Leader’s owners or staff. In preparation for the arrival of the first of its F-35s next spring, Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska has…

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Morning Coffee Is Off the Burner

Morning Coffee is off the burner today, in recognition of Columbus Day, but will be back percolating Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019.

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Turkey’s Military Continues Offensive Into Syria

Turkey

Turkey continues its offensive into northeast Syria to push US-backed Kurdish forces away from its border in the wake of President Donald Trump’s announcement of US troop withdrawal from the area. Trump called the Turkish offensive “a bad idea.”

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Turkey Strikes Border, Thwarting Kurdish Fighters

Kurdish

Turkish military strike at a Kurdish route into northeastern Syria after President Donald Trump unexpectedly announced a US troop withdrawal from the area.

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Crash Raises Concerns About Safety of Vintage Planes

Vintage Planes

How safe are vintage planes? The B-17 Flying Fortress World War II bomber that crashed in Connecticut was being flown by Ernest “Mac” McCauley, 75, regarded as one of the most experienced B-17 pilots in the US.

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Navy Tests Its Newest Firepower

Firepower

The USS Gabrielle Giffords tested its Naval Strike Missile last week in the Pacific. The Navy’s new sea-skimming cruise missile is difficult to spot on radar.

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$39 Million Missile Sale to Ukraine Approved

Ukraine

The same request that helped initiate an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump has netted $39 million in a missile sale to Ukraine to help deter Russia.

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Thornberry to Retire, 2020 End of Term

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Rep. Mac Thornberry, the Republican’s top voice on military and national security, will not seek reelection next year. He joins five other Texas Republicans retiring from the House at the end of 2020.

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