May 19, 2019

Pilot: Despite Testing Challenges, CH-53K ‘on the Right Track’

CH-53K King Stallion

The new CH-53K heavy lift helicopter has had some struggles during its past year of testing but it will emerge as a capable and reliable asset for the Marine Corps, says Lt. Gen. Rudder, a Marine aviator.

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Nominating Committee to Select Candidates

Nominating Committee

The board of directors of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative has appointed 10 members to the 2019 Nominating Committee, which is scheduled to meet Wednesday, May 15.

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STEM-ing Volunteers Needed April 27

STEM-ing

Volunteers are needed to help out with the April 27 STEM-ing event, which will be held at St. Mary’s College of Maryland from 8:30 am to 4 pm. The Patuxent Partnership is helping with the search for volunteers. 

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VADM: F-35 Program Could Be Hurt If Plan With Turkey Is Nixed

Defense Trade

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. F-35 program manager VADM Mathias Winter tells Capitol Hill lawmakers that if Turkey is ejected from the F-35 program, it would deal an immediate blow to the production rate for new planes and place fresh stress on an already strained supply chain, reports Breaking Defense. NAWCAD Lakehurst has adapted weapons loaders for the F-35B, reports dcmilitary.com. The modified support equipment gives the Lightning II more…

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Commissioners Plan Public Forum

Forum

The St. Mary’s County commissioners will hold a public forum at 6:30 pm Tuesday, April 9, 2019, in the meeting room inside the Chesapeake Building at 41770 Baldridge St. in Leonardtown.

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Peters to Keynote Mission Readiness Event

Mission Readiness

The Patuxent Partnership asks: What are the greatest challenges to mission readiness? Join the group for a full day of speakers and panel discussions on Tuesday, April 16, 2019, to explore readiness, sustainment, and moving forward together.

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Gymnast Krasznay Takes State Title

The St. Mary’s Gymnastics Academy is wrapping up a big year. Coaches and staff are proud of the recent achievements of several USAG gymnasts as they end a season that’s been full of competition highlights and exciting travels.

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CDC Examines How It Can Help Lexington Park

Lexington Park

The St. Mary’s County Community Development Corporation is looking for input from county residents on what they think are the biggest needs in Lexington Park.

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Noise Advisories Set for Webster Field

Webster Field

Communities surrounding the Outlying Field Webster are advised that fixed-wing propeller aircraft night testing events are scheduled to take place April 5 through April 8, 2019, from 7 pm to 11 pm.

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Community Invited to Drayden Schoolhouse

Drayden Schoolhouse

The Drayden African American Schoolhouse will be opened periodically, thanks to a partnership between the St. Mary’s County Museum Division and the Unified Committee for Afro-American Contributions. 

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