December 2, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

Donations of Blankets & Boxers Needed -

Wednesday, December 1, 2021

First Friday Dec. 3 in Leonardtown -

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Flat Iron Farm’s Auction Is Back! -

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Retro Christmas Is Back at Lighthouse -

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Leaked Video Shows F35 Dropping Off Carrier Ramp

Video shows the F35B dropping off the front of the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and the pilot ejecting from the Nov. 17, 2021 crash in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The aircraft achieved neither lift nor thrust.

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Navy Opens Pier to Help Shipping Delays

With Southern California seaports overburdened by commercial ships and supply-driven shipping delays, the Navy will open allow cargo-carrying vessels to use a military wharf at Port Hueneme, the only port between San Francisco and Los Angeles able to handle the commercial vessels.

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DoD Creates New UFO Task Force

UFO

The Defense Department will streamline the collection and analysis of UFO reports, following the government’s acknowledgment that these reports are worth studying and might pose a threat to national security.

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Report: Presidential Helicopter ‘Unreliable’ in Emergencies

Presidential Helicopters

A Pentagon report says the new presidential helicopter is unreliable in emergency situations and not “operationally suitable.”

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$15/Hr. Wage Hits Contractors Jan. 30

The new wage rule establishes a $15-an-hour minimum wage for federal contractors beginning Jan. 30, 2022. The new rule removes the “sub-minimum wage” that had been allowed for some contractor employees with disabilities and aims to eliminate the sub-minimum classification for tipped employees by 2024.

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Supply Chain Woes Won’t Stop Holiday Dinners for Troops

Supply Chain

Global supply chain problems won’t stop troops from a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Nearly 400,000 pounds of turkey and trimmings are making their way to troops stationed all over the globe.

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DoD Flunks Audit Again

This was the fourth time the Pentagon completed an audit since it became a requirement in 1990.

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COVID Spreads in St. Mary’s Schools

St. Mary’s County’s public middle schools and high schools are reporting some of the worst COVID-19 outbreaks since the pandemic began. Less than 10% of the state’s 1,449 schools have reported outbreaks, and they are of 10 or fewer students. St. Mary’s four public middle schools plus Leonardtown and Great Mills high schools total more than 400 cases.

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Russian Test Threatens Space Station

A Russian missile test blew up one of Russia’s own satellites, creating debris that forced the ISS crew — four Americans, a German, and two Russians – to shelter in capsules. NASA says the Chinese space station was threatened as well.

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Navy’s Challenge: Try to Hack the Machine

Hack

Military and civilian participants are invited to join HACKtheMACHINE this week to help the US Navy solve digital, data, and cyber problems. The Office of Naval Research calls the hacking competition the “Blue Angels for geeks.”

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