August 23, 2019

Take a Tour of UAS Test Site

Test Site

The Patuxent Partnership is working with University of Maryland to host a tour of the University of Maryland Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Site. 

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Purple Martins Leaving Their Nests

Purple Martins

Purple Martins usually arrive between April 10-13, rest a bit, scout the area, and then begin nestbuilding. Now they’re leaving. Take heart, and look toward their return next year.

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Task Force to Study Cancer-Causing Chemicals Used on Bases


DefSec Mark Esper signed a memo on his first full day at work establishing a task force to deal with cancer-causing chemicals found on military bases.

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Carney Works Showing at Library Gallery

Works by artist Susan Liselle Carney are part of an exhibit at the Lexington Park Library that will run until Sept. 1.

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Motorcade to Solomons Kicks Off Operation Patuxent

Operation Patuxent will kick off Friday evening, Aug. 2, with a mini-Rolling Thunder tribute motorcade to Solomons followed by a World War II night of remembrance and music. The motorcade will assemble in Lexington Park at 5 pm.

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County Hosts Aviation Day Event

Aviation Day

Join the St. Mary’s County commissioners in recognizing National Aviation Day during a special event, to which the public is invited, on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at 11:15 am on the lawn of the governmental center.

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Learn More About NASC at Industry Day

Industry Day

Naval Aviation Systems Consortium Industry Day will be held from 1 to 4:30 pm on Tuesday, July 30, 2019, at University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland.

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SBDC’s State Star Hails From So. Md.

Wynne Briscoe SBDC State Star

Wynne Briscoe has been chosen as the Maryland Small Business Development Center State Star for 2019.

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College Trustees Approve 2020 Budget

2020 Budget

The Board of Trustees of the College of Southern Maryland have approved the college’s 2020 Budget.

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Esper is Sworn in as DefSec


Mark Esper is sworn in as US Secretary of Defense during an Oval Office ceremony. Esper supports former DefSec Jim Mattis’ National Defense Strategy to maintain preparedness for conflict with capable adversaries like Russia and China.

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