April 21, 2021

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Free Document Shredding on April 24 -

Sunday, April 18, 2021

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Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Wait for the Military Vote Says Coalition

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The military vote could determine the next president — after Election Day. Count Every Hero — part of the Military Vote Coalition — says many of this year’s military mail-in ballots may not arrive until after Election Day and could be a deciding factor in the outcome of the presidential election.

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Audit to Probe How DoD Spent COVID Relief Funds

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The Pentagon’s inspector general will audit DoD’s distribution of $1 billion from the CARES Act to determine if money designated for a coronavirus response went to defense contractors instead.

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Carrier Reagan Heads Back to South China Sea

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The aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan strike group has returned to the South China Sea as tensions with China continue to rise.

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CNO Gilday on the State of the Navy

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Among the topics discussed during a “State of the Navy” virtual forum this week by Chief of Naval Operations ADM Mike Gilday: developing a sixth-generation fighter, the future for the use of drones and smaller aircraft carriers, DoD’s Battle Force 2045 study, and a tri-service maritime strategy to thwart China, which he calls America’s top strategic threat.

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Fallen Sailors Honored at USS Cole Memorial

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The US Navy honored the memory of 17 sailors killed in the 2000 jihadi attack on the destroyer USS Cole. Monday marked 20 years since the attack in a Yemeni port.

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At Pax, a Scaled-Back 245th Celebration

Today marks the US Navy’s 245th birthday. NAS Pax River’s celebration will take place this morning starting at 11:30 am on base with retired CAPT Glen Ives, a former commanding officer at Pax, as the speaker. The pandemic is forcing a scaled-back celebration this year.

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Morning Coffee Is Off the Burner

Morning Coffee is off the burner today, in recognition of Columbus Day, but will be back percolating Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020.

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Pentagon Top Brass Enter Quarantine

Coast Guard ADM Charles Ray tested positive Monday after experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 over the weekend. Before testing positive, ADM Ray had attended meetings with top commanders from each of the armed services.

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Navy Has New Ship Rules for Dealing With COVID

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The US Navy now has new rules on how to continue operating in the midst of a global pandemic. The services says these plans and strategy are based on the scientific and operational lessons gained in the past seven months.

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DoD Alert Levels Unchanged After Trump COVID Diagnosis

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The Pentagon says there have been no changes to Department of Defense alert levels since President Donald Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19. “The US military stands ready to defend our country and interests. There’s no change to the readiness or capability of our armed forces.”

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