December 5, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

Lions Club Honors Poster Contest Winner -

Thursday, December 3, 2020

TPP, NAWCAD Seeking STEM Workshop Proposals -

Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Bid Now on Rotary Club Auction Items -

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Pax Partnership Seeks Donations for St. Mary’s Caring -

Monday, November 30, 2020

Morning Coffee – Off the Burner

Morning Coffee Off the Burner

Morning Coffee is off the burner today, Monday, September 7, to celebrate Labor Day 2020. We’ll be back Tuesday.

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More Russian-US Confrontations

Russian

Russian fighter jets repeatedly veered 100 feet in front of a US Air Force B-52 bomber over the Black Sea. Six Russian warplanes flew close enough to Alaska that Air Force F-22s scrambled to intercept them. And seven US soldiers were injured when a Russian armored vehicle deliberately rammed an American patrol in northeast Syria.

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Pilots & Crew Safe After Hawkeye Crash

The E-2C Hawkeye was conducting a training flight when it crashed northeast of Norfolk, near Wallops. Two pilots and two crew members bailed out of the aircraft safely and sustained no major injuries.

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What Will Navy’s New Force Structure Plan Look Like?

force restructure plan

Teams led by the US Navy’s chief of naval operations and the US Marine Corps’ commandant have been studying the services’ fleet size. The force structure plan, originally slated to be released in February, remains on track for the fall.

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Arson Suspected in Bonhomme Richard Fire

Arson Suspected

Arson is suspected as the cause of a July 12 fire that damaged the USS Bonhomme Richard. A US Navy sailor was being questioned. The fire on the amphibious assault ship, docked in San Diego, burned for more than four days.

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US Troops Injured by Russians in Syria

US service members were injured after an altercation with Russian forces in northeast Syria this week that included Russian vehicles unsafely pursuing US forces.

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Self-Flying Cars Available – No Pilot’s License Required

Flying car

The vehicle is the single-passenger Hexa, an electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) platform with an open cockpit seat surrounded by a honeycomb of small rotors. Made by LIFT Aircraft, the 18-rotor Hexa is being marketed commercially as a flight experience available to all consumers, no pilot’s license required.

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Wind Turbines OK’d Offshore in Ocean City

Wind Turbines

Skipjack Offshore Energy received approval from the Maryland Public Service Commission for the company’s plan to erect wind turbines off the coast of Ocean City. The turbines will be more than 800 feet tall, more than 200 feet taller than the original plan. The taller turbines will mean that fewer would be installed.

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Heron Systems the Big Dog in Aerial Dogfight Competition

Aerial Dogfight

An AI system developed by Heron Systems in St. Mary’s County beat one of the US Air Force’s top F-16 fighter pilots in DARPA’s simulated aerial dogfight competition. “Team Heron took out the real human Air Force F-16 Pilot 5-0 without taking any damage at all! Huge accomplishment for the team! What a day!”

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US Drones Collide and Crash in Syria

drones collide

Two US drones collided and crashed over Idlib, Syria Tuesday. It is yet unknown if they were shot at afterward and whether that is what caused the crash. Images of burning aircraft crashing to the ground were posted on social media.

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