September 16, 2019

Art & Lifestyle:

St. Mary’s Camera Club Gears Up for Fair -

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Festival of Trees Seeking Sponsors -

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

MedStar to Offer Acupuncture Talk, Demo -

Friday, September 6, 2019

Winners in 5th District Art & App Contests Honored -

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Pilot: Despite Testing Challenges, CH-53K ‘on the Right Track’

CH-53K King Stallion

The new CH-53K heavy lift helicopter has had some struggles during its past year of testing but it will emerge as a capable and reliable asset for the Marine Corps, says Lt. Gen. Rudder, a Marine aviator.

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VADM: F-35 Program Could Be Hurt If Plan With Turkey Is Nixed

Defense Trade

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. F-35 program manager VADM Mathias Winter tells Capitol Hill lawmakers that if Turkey is ejected from the F-35 program, it would deal an immediate blow to the production rate for new planes and place fresh stress on an already strained supply chain, reports Breaking Defense. NAWCAD Lakehurst has adapted weapons loaders for the F-35B, reports dcmilitary.com. The modified support equipment gives the Lightning II more…

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Navy Plans for Unmanned ‘Ghost Fleet’

unmanned fleet

Navy plans for a “ghost fleet” of 10 large unmanned vessels able to operate without humans aboard and estimated at $2.7 billion over the next five years.

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US Moves to Halt F-35 Sale to Turkey

F-35

US takes first step in halting sale of F35 fighter jets to Turkey in retaliation for Ankara’s decision to purchase a Russian surface-to-air missile system.

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F-35 Joins Philippines’ Training Exercise for 1st Time

F-35

The military exercise in the Philippines, Balikatan, has begun with US and Australian troops participating. For the first time, F-35B Lightning IIs join the training in Southeast Asia.

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Md. Native Nominated to Be USMC Commandant

USMC commandant

Maryland native Lt. Gen. David H. Berger has been nominated to serve as the 38th commandant of the US Marine Corps. The appointment is pending Senate confirmation.

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Enduring American Naval Power: US Imperative

Enduring American Naval Power: US Imperative

Under Secretary of the Navy Modly argues that today’s liberties and prosperity remain dependent upon free and navigable seas across the globe and that US naval power is essential to maintaining the safety and accessibility of ocean routes.

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DoD Transfers $1B to Border Wall, Seeks $600M to Address $9B in Hurricane Damage

border wall

The Pentagon has asked Congress to move $600 million to begin addressing $9 billion in hurricane damage to Air Force and Marine bases, but did not ask congressional permission before transferring $1 billion from homeland security to start the US Army Corps of Engineers planning a US southern border wall.

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Who Has the Highest Share of High-Tech Jobs in US?

Five-Year Review

A recent study reveals the top areas across the US known for their output of high-tech products and services. No. 1 is California-Lexington Park, MD, with the highest share of high-tech jobs.

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Navy Estimates $40B a Year to Maintain New Fleet

7th Fleet

The US Navy unveils plans to get to a 355-ship fleet two decades more quickly. The service also outlines a rough estimate of $40 billion a year to maintain that fleet.

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