August 24, 2019

ABSI Aerospace & Defense Moves Operations to Airport

ABSI Aerospace & Defense, a UAS-centric services, training, and T&E company in the Patuxent River region, is pleased to announce that the company’s local operations are moving to a new office at the St. Mary’s County Regional Airport.

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Learn About Government at Citizens Academy

Citizens Academy

Any St. Mary’s County resident who has ever wondered how or why a department of county government does what it does can gain knowledge of the inner workings of local government at the 2019 St. Mary’s County Government Citizens Academy.

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Army Mini-Drones Join the Afghanistan Mission

Mini-Drones

82nd Airborne Division used the Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System last week to support a foot patrol in Kandahar province — it marks the entry of mini-drones into counter-terrorism efforts in Afghanistan.

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Hoyer Meets With UM Student Leaders

Leaders

Leaders of the University of Maryland Student Government Association met last month with Congressman Steny H. Hoyer.

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Take a Survey on Tick-Borne Illnesses

Tick-Borne Illnesses

The St. Mary’s County Health Department’s Summer Public Health Academy is hoping to get the community’s help with a survey on tick-borne illnesses. The health department and Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership are supported by MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital.

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Senators Urge Expansion of F-35 Foreign Military Sales

Foreign Military Sales

Republican Sens. Marco Rubio and Pat Toomey are leading the case that the US-led F-35 Joint Strike Fighter program should be expanded with additional foreign sales to create a stronger coalition of allies.

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Noise Advisories Set for Webster Field, NAS Pax

Webster Field

Communities surrounding the Webster Outlying Field are advised that four to six low-altitude helicopter nighttime testing events are scheduled to take place through Aug. 20, 2019. The nighttime test events are scheduled from 9 to 11 pm.

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Askey Update: Opportunity Zone Tax Credits

Opportunity Zone

Cathy Askey of Askey, Askey & Associates will update the public on tax sheltering guidance regarding Opportunity Zone investments from 8:30 to 10:30 am Aug. 23 in Lexington Park, MD, sponsored by St. Mary’s County Department of Economic Development.

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Lighting Audit Can Save Businesses Cash

Lighting Audit

Small businesses in Southern Maryland might qualify for up to 80 percent rebates on their Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative bills for LED lighting retrofits, after getting a lighting audit.

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1st Female Pilot Chosen for Marines’ F-35C Program

Lt. Catherine Stark of Erie, PA, was recently the first female Marine selected to train and fly the F-35C.

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