November 28, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

Holidays Events at Museums & in Town -

Friday, November 27, 2020

New Exhibits Greet Visitors to Lighthouse -

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

SMECO Employees Raise Funds for Hospitals -

Monday, November 16, 2020

Health Equity Webinar Series Set -

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Morning Coffee Is Off the Burner

Morning Coffee is off the burner for the Thanksgiving holiday. Please keep in your thoughts all those working to keep the world safe, especially during this time. We will be percolating again Monday, November 30, 2020.

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DoD Budget Hostage to Confederates

Trump is sticking with his threat to veto the $740B funding bill if it requires bases named for Confederates must change their names. The Democrats have some Republican allies who want the names changed. But some Democrats don’t know if the fight is worth having right now if it delays passage of the bill. Other Democrats say, yes, of course it is.

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GAO: Aircraft Readiness Not Meeting Goals

Readiness

A Government Accountability Office report shows aircraft readiness in all branches of the military has gone from bad to worse. Among the report’s findings, some 24 aircraft have never met readiness goals in the nine years from 2011 through 2019.

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NavSec Floats Plan for New 1st Fleet in Pacific

1st Fleet

NavSec Kenneth Braithwaite is calling for the establishment of a US 1st Fleet, a new numbered command to address maritime security in the Indian and Pacific oceans.

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Troop Drawdowns Draw Outcries

Commentators, experts, national, and international leaders react across the globe to announcements from President Donald Trump’s acting DefSec Chris Wilson of significant and imminent US troop drawdowns planned in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia.

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Pentagon Fails 3rd Audit, But Improving

audit

The third audit added another clean organization to its list. Based upon that rate, the acting DoD comptroller said a truly passed audit for the entire DoD may not come until around 2027.

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For NASA, Another Historic Space Launch

Space

NASA’s first full-fledged mission sending a crew into orbit aboard a privately owned spacecraft launched Sunday night for a trip to the International Space Station. And another first: Victor Glover became first Black astronaut to join a crew on the ISS.

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Turnover at the Pentagon. What’s Next?

Pentagon

Following the removal of some top Pentagon officials last week, theories abound about why those firings occurred.

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Trump Visits Arlington on Veterans Day

Arlington

President Donald Trump appears for the first time since losing the presidential race to Joe Biden to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Veterans Day.

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Esper’s Farewell: ‘Do the Right Thing’

Esper

Offering parting advice to “do the right thing,” former DefSec Mark Esper also says he was no “yes man” to President Trump.

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