January 19, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

Musical Comedy Takes Stage at Three Notch -

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Early Women of Architecture Visit Lexington Park -

Friday, January 17, 2020

County R&P Conducts Market Study -

Friday, January 10, 2020

Lex Park History to Anchor Pax Museum Exhibit -

Saturday, December 28, 2019

Government Cyber Warnings Continue

cyber warnings

Hackers and weak cyber security concerns prompted cyber warnings from Homeland Security (about Firefox) and now from the National Security Agency. The NSA and Microsoft announced the vulnerability in the ubiquitous Windows 10, which, could open the pathway for malicious software, such as ransomware, to reach your computer.

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Marines Enter the Red Sea, Join Growing Force

marines

The 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit moves into the Red Sea. The 2,500 Marines join thousands of other US forces deploying to the region amid high tensions between the US and Iran.

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US Wants to Resume North Korean Talks

Summit

Trump’s White House asks Chairman Kim to come back to the table for more North Korean talks about denuclearization.

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How Will New Space Force Be Organized?

space force

The new US Space Force is putting together a plan to bring personnel from the Army, Navy, and Marines into the new branch. The Air Force secretary has to tell Congress by Feb. 1 how the Space Force will be organized.

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Trump: US Seeks Peace; Holds Big Weapons

Trump

After Iran retaliates the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani with missile strikes on US troops in Iraq, Trump called for peace but threatened “big, powerful, accurate, lethal and fast” US missiles if US citizens are harmed. No US or Iraqi troops were harmed in the Iranian attacks, Trump said.

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Reaper Drone Gave Soleimani Little Chance

Reaper

General Atomics’ Reaper drone had Soleimani in its sights upon his commercial plane’s arrival in Baghdad. The $64 million drone is armed with laser-guided Hellfire air-to-surface missiles used in attacks on high-value terrorists.

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Higher Security Alerts at US Bases, Installations

Security Alerts

Those heading to work Monday at base gates might have experienced longer-than-normal wait times as installations shore up security following strikes and heated rhetoric between the US and Iran.

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More Deployments as Tensions Remain High in Middle East

Deployments

Thousands more troops are preparing to be deployed to the Middle East amid heightened tensions with Iran, since the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in a recent airstrike near Baghdad.

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DoD Photos Offer Look Back at 2019

DoD Photos

The Defense Department regularly chronicles US military members who train and conduct operations around the world. DoD offers an end-of-the-year glimpse into their duties in 2019 through the work of military photographers.

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DoD End-of-Year Contracts Awarded

End-of-Year Contracts

These are the end-of-year Department of Defense contracts awarded in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, region from December 23 through December 31, 2019.

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