September 19, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

GM Pool to Close Temporarily for Maintenance -

Saturday, September 19, 2020

‘Water Taxi’ Painting Donated to Museum -

Friday, September 18, 2020

4 Drive-Thru Vaccination Clinics Planned -

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Deadline for Crab Pot Pitch Is Sept. 21 -

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

USAF Flies Secret F-X Fighter Jet

F-X

The Air Force has built and flown a mysterious full-scale prototype of its F-X future fighter jet, but details will remain a mystery within the connected air warfare systems platforms in space or the cyber realm.

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Mysterious Drones Visited THAAD Battery in Guam

drone incursion

The US Army’s Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) battery charged with defending Guam from ballistic missile attacks appeared in the area of interest last year when repeated drone incursions over Andersen Air Force Base were spotted.

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US Military Might in the Pacific

Military Valiant Shield

Valiant Shield 2020 has assembled US military forces in the Pacific region for the 12-day training exercise.

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DoD Ups Estimates for Contractors’ COVID Relief

COVID Relief

The Pentagon acquisition chief estimates $20 billion is needed to help the defense industry cover COVID-19 costs.

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DHS Downplays Russian Threat, Says Whistleblower

Russian Threat

Top Trump appointees at the Department of Homeland Security repeatedly sought to censor or stop reports on Russian influence activities in the United States, according to a whistleblower report released by the House Intelligence Committee,

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Trump Saves Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes

After the Pentagon notified Stars and Stripes that its final newspaper publication will be released this month, President Donald Trump tweeted, “America will NOT be cutting funding to @starsandstripes magazine under my watch.”

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Report Highlights China’s Push for Military Dominance

China

A newly released report says China’s military is pushing ahead of the US. The “Military and Security Developments Involving the People’s Republic of China” reveals China has progressed in areas such as shipbuilding, missile defense, and ballistic and cruise missile construction. The People’s Liberation Army is an “increasingly modern and flexible force,” according to the report.

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Morning Coffee – Off the Burner

Morning Coffee Off the Burner

Morning Coffee is off the burner today, Monday, September 7, to celebrate Labor Day 2020. We’ll be back Tuesday.

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More Russian-US Confrontations

Russian

Russian fighter jets repeatedly veered 100 feet in front of a US Air Force B-52 bomber over the Black Sea. Six Russian warplanes flew close enough to Alaska that Air Force F-22s scrambled to intercept them. And seven US soldiers were injured when a Russian armored vehicle deliberately rammed an American patrol in northeast Syria.

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Pilots & Crew Safe After Hawkeye Crash

The E-2C Hawkeye was conducting a training flight when it crashed northeast of Norfolk, near Wallops. Two pilots and two crew members bailed out of the aircraft safely and sustained no major injuries.

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