January 18, 2019

Morning coffee

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFsFMYoUju8] Northrop Grumman unveils new manned/unmanned Firebird platform. Pentagon mum on stealthy Black Hawk parts from Bin Laden raid. Rear Adms. Gaddis and Grosklags nominated for promotion. Rolls Royce scores contract for CV-22 engine maintenance. Joint Standoff Weapon takes flight at Point Mugu.

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Where Does All the Garbage Go?

Wherever the new zoning plan decides, it needs to include a trash station.

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Lashed to the deck

The F-35B Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter moved another step forward to shipboard testing on board USS Wasp.

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Did you get your invite to the Sausage Making?

Be there. Stake claim.

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“Something there is that doesn’t love a wall”

So wrote¬† Robert Frost of his New England neighbor and their spring ritual to walk and repair the stone wall separating their properties. “To each the boulders that have fallen to each,” he wrote: We wear our fingers rough with handling them. Oh, just another kind of outdoor game, One on a side. It comes to little more: There where it is we do not need the wall: He is all pine and I am apple orchard. My apple trees will never get across And eat the cones under his pines, I tell him. He only says, “Good fences make…

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DOD announces termination of JSF extra engine program

The FET has been instructed to preserve and deliver government property. The Defense Contract Management Agency will assume responsibility for termination settlement.

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Fire Scout prepares for CENTCOM deployment

The Navy’s Fire Scout Unmanned Air Vehicle system is about to begin its first land-based deployment to U.S. Central Command this month.

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Carrier JSF hooks up to Pax catapult

Navy F-35 flight test aircraft CF-1 approaches the TC-7 catapult at Naval Air Station Patuxent River March 22.

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Disneyland, Disney-Air and Disney-Sea

A couple folks are saying what Lexington Park needs is “a driver.” By this they mean something as big as Disneyland. Well, not necessarily that big, but big enough and snazzy and jazzy enough to get people to Lexington Park, stop there and spend money. Hmmmmm. How much bigger does a driver have to be than the Patuxent River Naval Air Station? Could a single community actually host two such extravagant tenants? Pax River NAS already pumps as much as $6.6 billion into Maryland’s economy (so say a bevy of Navy boosters) and drives 80 percent of the local economy….

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Forging Ironmen in Wildewood

Calling all potential Ironmen (and women)!

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