May 19, 2019

Unmanned Fleet: Duties Hazy, Need Clear

unmanned fleet

Pressure from China and Russia convinces Navy officials of the need for an unmanned fleet, even without a specific plan for integration into what will become a shift in the composition of the entire fleet.

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Wage Gains in US Slowed in March

Jobs Report

The US Bureau of Labor Statistics released the March 2019 jobs report, which showed an increase of 196,000 jobs. The unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.8 percent.

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There Are Ways to Save on Electric Bills

Ways to Save

SMECO offers ways to save on electric bills.

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Moran Chosen as Next Chief of Naval Operations

Moran Chosen as Next Chief of Naval Operations

ADM William Francis “Bill” Moran has been nominated to replace ADM John Richardson as the Navy’s chief of naval operations. He is a Cold War aviator who helped reinvent the sea service as its top personnel officer.

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Speed + Readiness = Speed, Says Peters


“Speed and readiness come down to one word. Speed.” VADM Dean Peters, commander for NAVAIR, opens a panel on the imperative to accelerate acquisition and develop ready-to-deploy systems.

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Dowell to Give ‘Addiction and Art’ Lecture

lecture series

An “Addiction and Art” lecture will be presented at 7 pm April 18, 2019, at the College of Southern Maryland Prince Frederick Campus.

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Blue Angels Set to Move to Super Hornets

Blue Angels

The US Navy’s Blue Angels are tentatively set to start flying the F/A-18 Super Hornet in 2021. The move to the Super Hornet will mark the first time the fighter jet demonstration team has changed aircraft since it moved from the A-4F Skyhawk II to the F/A-18 Hornet in 1986.

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An Old Cycle, Osprey Return, Spring Message From the Cap’n


Osprey observations from the nesting capital of the Chesapeake: St George Island with 60+ nesting pairs.

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Good Friday, Easter Hours for Landfill, County Govt.

All St. Mary’s County government administrative offices will be closed on Friday, April 19, 2019, in observance of Good Friday. All offices will reopen for normal business hours on Monday, April 22. The St. Andrews Landfill, six convenience centers, and St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will operate as normal on Good Friday, April 19. However, the Statewide Specialized Transportation Assistance Program (SSTAP) will not operate on April 19. The St. Andrews Landfill, six convenience centers and St. Mary’s Transit System (STS) will be closed on Easter Sunday, April 21. The landfill, convenience centers, and STS System will be open for…

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Higher Education Center Gets a New Name

Higher Education

For years, it was the Southern Maryland Higher Education Center. Today, the site that is dedicated to the advancement of education in the region is known as the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland.

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