June 5, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

With NAVAIR Help, CH-53K Engine Problems Fixed

NAVAIR CH-53K King Stallion

With the help of engineers from the Naval Air Systems Command, Sikorsky has solved its CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter’s gas re-ingestion problem.

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Space Force, Parental Leave & More in NDAA

Space Force

The National Defense Bill authorizes Space Force in a compromise exchange for paid parental leave and also contains a requirement the VA answer up on what medical conditions are linked to Agent Orange … and quite a bit more in the $738B budget attached.

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DoD Gets $738B of $1.3T Budget Bill

$1.3T Budget

$1.3T budget deal avoids a government shutdown giving $738B to defense and $632B for non-defense spending into the coming year.

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Shooting Sparks Call for Concealed Guns on Bases

Shooting

Some Navy pilots want to be able to carry arms on military installations. The request comes in the wake of the deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida by a Saudi Arabian aviator training there.

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Van Hollen Touts Provisions in NDAA for MD Military

The National Defense Authorization Act provides many provisions for Maryland’s military and veterans, according to Sen. Chris Van Hollen. Among them is authorization of $426 million for the National Security Agency at Fort Meade.

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Judge Halts Transfer of Milcon Funds to Border Wall

border wall

A federal judge halts $3.6 billion diverted from military construction projects for 175 miles of a border wall, but leaves in place $2.5 billion transferred to the wall from DoD counter-drug operations.

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New Ford Carrier Declared Navy’s Top Priority

Ford carrier

Facing bipartisan criticism of the $13B, most modern and most expensive carrier in history, Acting NavSec Thomas Modly declared deployment of the troubled Ford carrier to be the Navy’s top priority.

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Midshipmen Lead Rivalry in Army-Navy Series

Army-Navy Rivalry

The 120th Army-Navy game will be played Saturday, Dec. 14, in Philadephia. The US Naval Academy Midshipmen lead the rivalry, 60-52-7.

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Base Communities Shaken Over Attacks

Base Communities Shakened Over Attacks

Navy communities in Pensacola, Pearl Harbor and Virginia are shaken and stunned after attacks over six days last week left seven people dead and nearly a dozen wounded.

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Robot Hotel Heading to Space Station

robot hotel

NASA will launch a “robot hotel” to the International Space Station on its next SpaceX resupply mission, although “robot garage” might be more like it.

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