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

DoD Seeks Health Data Related to Military Housing

military housing

DoD looking to collect data on health issues alleged to come from military housing rife with mold, rodents, and lead.

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Nebraska’s Flooding Overwhelms Offutt Air Force Base

Offutt

Floodwaters overwhelm one-third of Offutt Air Force Base, swamping dozens of buildings, much of the flight line, and prompted the evacuation of nine aircraft.

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China Is Biggest Exporter of Combat Drones

combat drones

China is now the biggest exporter of combat drones, with the Middle East among the main recipients.

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Deteriorating Propeller Blades Ground C-130s

Safety Stand Down

The Air Force grounded 60 C-130H Hercules aircraft after a review found their pre-1971 propeller blades could be susceptible to dangerous cracking. Five of those C-130s have had their blades replaced and returned to flying status.

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Navy & Partners Under ‘Dire’ Cyber Attacks

cyber attacks

National security secrets are spilling out from the Navy and its industry and academic partners from ongoing cyber attacks from Chinese and other hackers. An internal Navy review uncovered what officials call a “cyber siege” and equivalent to a deadly virus.

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US Says 737-Max8 Safe to Fly; UK Says Not There

Boeing 737-Max8

FAA says the Boeing 737-Max8 is safe to fly despite two crashes of the model in the past five months. The CAA in the UK, however, has taken the opposite tack and has prohibited operation of any 737-Max8 commercial flights into or out of UK airports or in the UK airspace.

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Spacewalk This Month Will Make History

The first-ever, all-female spacewalk will take place later this month. Astronauts Anne McClain and Christina Koch will exit the International Space Station on March 29. On a local note: McClain is a graduate of the US Test Pilot School at NAS Patuxent River.

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Navy’s F-35C Passes Major Milestone

Major Milestone

The F-35C, the variant used by the US Navy passed a major milestone last week, when it achieved Initial Operational Capability, becoming the final variant of the jet to pass the requirements.

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Carriers Need Lethal UAV and More to Stay Relevant

carriers

Newly released study by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments finds US carriers need new lethal unmanned aircraft and a new fighter to stay relevant.

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Congress Hears Testimony on Military Base Water Contamination

clean water

Congress hears testimony today from DoD’s deputy assistant secretary of defense for environment about water contamination on military bases. Also testifying is a former Army reservist with at least 16 relatives near Colorado Springs’ Air Force and Army installations diagnosed with cancer.

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