March 26, 2019

F-35 Dominates Mock Combat Exercise

At the recent Red Flag mock combat exercise, the Air Force put the F-35 up against “the most advanced weapons systems out there,” and the stealth fighters apparently dominated — so much so that even the rookie pilots were crushing it.

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NAWCAD Summer Internships Open for Students

Summer Internships

March 15 is the deadline to apply for summer internships with NAWCAD for summer 2019.

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Grant Will Fund 96 STEM Scholarships

STEM Scholarships

The chance for STEM Scholarships at the College of Southern Maryland just got a major boost. 

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Meet the Rebranded F-16 Fighting Falcon

Lockheed Martin has announced a fighter jet it calls the F-21. The single-seat fighter comes with missiles, modern sensors, and can engage in both air-to-air and air-to-ground combat. The rebranding appears to be more about opportunities for industrial cooperation in India, than technological enhancements.

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Reception for Science Fair Winners Rescheduled

The Patuxent Partnership and the Southern Maryland chapter of International Council on Systems Engineering invite the public to join them at 5 pm Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, at Great Mills High School, to recognize the winners of the St. Mary’s County Science and Engineering Fair. The event had originally been scheduled for Feb. 20 but schools were closed that day due to the weather.

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GM Pool to Host Mardi Gras Party

Mardi Gras Pool Party

If celebrating Mardi Gras while perfectly dry seems boring, St. Mary’s County Department of Recreation and Parks has a solution. The department is planning a Mardi Gras Pool Party from 6 to 9 pm Saturday, March 2, 2019, at the Great Mills Swimming Pool. 

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Hoyer Visits With Douglass Descendant

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer met recently with Ken Morris, the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass.

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CTI Opens New Headquarters at St. Mary’s Airport

St. Mary's Airport

Chesapeake Technology International, or CTI, is a local advanced technology engineering corporation is moving its headquarters to St. Mary’s County Regional Airport. St. Mary’s Airport is celebrating its 50th year in operation with innovations and enhancements developed by S. Hunt Aero.

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Ground Broken for Veterans Clinic

Veterans Clinic

The ground has been broken for the new Community-Based Outpatient Clinic at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home. On Feb. 19, 2019, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer delivered brief remarks at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Veterans Clinic.

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Trump Gives Space Force to the Air Force

Space Force

Trump places the Space Force under the Air Force, although technically Congress needs to approve a sixth military branch.

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