January 18, 2019

China Considers Attack on US Vessels in South China Sea

south china sea

Trade wars and intensification of China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea toughen China’s stance toward US, including consideration of attacks on US vessels.

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SMECO Raises Money for Hospice Donation

Hospice Donation

Employees of Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative raised big money for a Hospice Donation in each of the three Southern Maryland counties.

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Survey to Enhance Service to Hispanic Residents

Hispanic Residents

The Healthy St. Mary’s Partnership’s Access to Care Action Team is working to improve services for Hispanic residents of the community. The team has created a survey to help with those efforts.

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Navy Will Consolidate JSF Operations on West Coast

The Navy plans to deactivate the Grim Reapers of Strike Fighter Squadron 101 at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, consolidating JSF operations NAS Lemoore on the West Coast.

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CSM Dual Enrollment Deadline Dec. 15

Dual Enrollment at CSM

Dual enrollment allows high school students to take classes at the College of Southern Maryland for college credit while satisfying high school graduation requirements. The deadline to apply is Dec. 15.

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Hoyer Discusses Priorities for Congress

Hoyer Meets With Workers Impacted by Shutdown

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer recently discussed Democratic priorities for the upcoming 116th Congress.

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F-35 Flight Trials on British Carrier Now Complete

F-35 Flight Trials

The F-35 Pax River Integrated Test Force has finished its flight trials aboard the HMS Queen Elizabeth. Two F-35B jets, four test pilots, and nearly 200 personnel joined the carrier in late September.

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Inspiring Women Sought for Award

Inspiring Women

The St. Mary’s County Commission for Women is looking for extraordinary and Inspiring Women in this community.

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Hospital Gala Raises Nearly $135,000 for Scholarships

The MedStar St. Mary’s Hospital 2018 Gala offered guests a magical evening down the rabbit hole inspired by “Alice in Wonderland.” Sponsored by the hospital and the family of Francis Taylor Sr., the annual black-tie affair Nov. 16 was held at the Hollywood Social Hall.

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VADM Malloy on 5th Fleet Temporary Duty

5th Fleet

Navy VADM James Malloy has landed in Bahrain on temporary duty with US 5th Fleet and US Naval Forces Central Command, after the previous commander VADM Scott Stearney was found dead in his home over the weekend from an apparent suicide.

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