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More Weapons on the Way to Ukraine

Weapons

More weapons – howitzers, artillery rounds, unmanned aerial systems – are on the way to Ukraine as part of the US’ latest arms package. And a retired three-star Army lieutenant general will help coordinate the security assistance the US and other partner nations are providing.

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Crocodile Briefly Shuts Airfield

A crocodile sunning on the Boca Chica Key airfield forced NAS Key West to call in the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to move the reptile beyond the fence line, so planes could take off and land.

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Rocket Lab Breaks Ground at Wallops

Wallops Island

Rocket Lab USA intends to build a 250,000-square-foot production complex and launch pad for its new Neutron rocket on a 28-acre site adjacent to the Wallops Flight Facility.

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5 Weeks, 2 Barges, 5 Tugboats. Ever Forward Refloats

Refloats

The Ever Forward container ship is now afloat in the Chesapeake Bay. The operation took five weeks, two barges, and five tugboats to dislodge the 1,095-foot cargo ship after some containers were removed from the vessel.

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ONR Touts ‘Historic’ 1st Test of Laser Defense System

Laser

The US Navy has conducted a test of a new Layered Laser Defense system, which the Office of Naval Research is calling “historic.” The all-electric, high-energy laser weapon built by Lockheed Martin was used to defeat a target representing a subsonic cruise missile in flight.

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Visionary or Destroyer of Marine Corps?

Commandant of the Marine Corps GEN David Berger looks to a future Corps as a smaller, dispersed, missile heavy, naval fighting force. A number of respected retired Marine generals strongly ­condemn Berger’s vision and say he is destroying the Corps from within.

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Climate & War Reshape Global Economy

Shareholders advance efforts to impose limits on bank financing of fossil fuel development as the war in Ukraine compounds a global economy that had already faced inflationary pressures coming out of the pandemic and supply-chain breakage. The US Federal Reserve says to expect interest rate hikes.

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Navy Offers Early Shipping Bonuses to Recruits

Recruits

The US Navy is offering early shipping bonuses to new recruits — at least $25,000 to enlist active duty and ship out before the end of June. Some bonuses could be even higher.

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Air Force Wish List Includes More F-35s

F-35

Add more F-35 fighter jets to the US Air Force’s wish list. The service’s list for fiscal 2023 include billions of dollars for seven more, brand-new F-35As as well as EC-37 Compass Calls aircraft, hypersonic technology tests, and 26 construction projects for bases recovering from natural disasters.

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First Woman Nominated to Lead Armed Service

US Coast Guard ADM Linda Fagan will become the first woman to lead a branch of the US armed services if her nomination to lead the US Coast Guard is confirmed. Fagan has been the Coast Guard’s No. 2 since June and was the first woman in the service to be promoted to four stars.

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