February 29, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

Museum to Celebrate Maryland Day -

Friday, February 28, 2020

No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town -

Thursday, February 27, 2020

“Airport” Showing March 6 at St. Mary’s Airport -

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

SIF Returns to Pax Museum for STEAM Fest -

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Hubble’s Latest Image of Saturn

Saturn

The rings of Saturn and four of its moons take center stage in this portrait by the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 taken June 20, 2019. Photo credit: NASA, ESA, A. Simon (GSFC), and the OPAL Team Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River economic community. The opinions expressed here do not reflect opinions of the Leader’s owners or staff. NASA and the European Space Agency released a new image of Saturn taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, reports Space.com. NASA says the planet is…

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80,000 Pounds of Bombs Dropped on Iraqi Island

bombs

The first F-35s deployed to the Middle East joined with F-15s to bomb an Iraqi island to prevent its use as an ISIS refuge. The 80,000 pounds of bombs dropped continues the US-led coalition countering ISIS in Iraq and Syria.

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Nation Observes 18th Anniversary of 9/11

9/11

The 18th anniversary at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum continues the traditions of six moments of silence to commemorate the strikes and falling of the South and North towers, the strike into the Pentagon, and the crash at Shanksville, PA, during the reading of the names of the victims.

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DefSec Warns US Allies: Be Wary of China

China

A warning from DefSec Mark Esper to US European allies: Be wary of China. It is beleived that Beijing seeks greater global influence by leveraging economic power and stealing technology.

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Navy Is Upping Its Game in the Pacific

Pacific

The littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords deployed last week from San Diego packing the US Navy’s new naval strike missile. It’s headed to the Indo-Pacific theater.

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Border Wall Gets $3.6B MILCON from DoD

border wall

DoD will move $3.6 billion out of 127 projects next year to build 175 miles of border wall. Pentagon officials began identifying  potential projects to cut earlier this year.

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Dorian Threatens East Coast Bases

Dorian

Hurricane Dorian continues up the East Coast as Navy and Air Force bases pull their resources inland and batten down in preparation.

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Esper: There’s Progress Filling Pentagon Vacancies

Congress and the White House are working to fill senior vacancies at the Pentagon. Five nominees will face Senate hearings in the coming weeks, while eight are undergoing White House vetting, DefSec Mark Esper says.

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Border Wall Savings Add 20 Miles of Barrier

border wall

Pentagon chief approves 20 more miles of barriers between Mexico and the United States after seven other border wall projects came in under budget.

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Iran Deploys Warships to Gulf of Aden

Gulf of Aden

Iran deploys two warships to Gulf of Aden, located between the Arabian Peninsula and Africa — a destroyer with surface-to-surface missile capability and a supply ship with a helicopter pad.

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