November 19, 2019

Art & Lifestyle:

Get Ready for a Suessified Christmas Carol -

Saturday, November 16, 2019

BECA Seeking Scholarships for 2020 -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

e-Book “Embargo” Ignites Librarians -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Still Time to Be Festival of Trees Sponsor -

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Nationals Take Fans on a Wild Ride

Nationals

The Washington Nationals took fans on a wild ride in 2019, all the way to the World Series, and then down to the wire, pulling ahead in the 7th inning of the 7th game to bring the World Series Championship home to Washington DC for the first time in 86 years.

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$126M Aircraft Parts Found in 1st DoD Audit

aircraft parts

With its next audit due out in two weeks, the Navy hopes its tracking system has improved. Last year’s audit found $126M in aircraft parts the Navy didn’t even know it had. It also didn’t know it had the warehouse where they’d been stored.

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Is Navy Reconsidering 355-Ship Fleet?

ship delivery policy

Navy floating the idea of 310 ships as the best it can do at funding projections to keep the fleet properly manned, properly maintained, properly equipped, even though a 355-ship fleet “is a great target,” says Navy Vice Chief ADM Robert Burke.

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With Pierside Exercises Complete, USS Ford Heads for Sea Trials

carriers

The plight of the USS Gerald Ford ignited a war of words between US lawmakers and Navy leaders last week as the first-in-class carrier finally heads to sea trials after a series of technical setbacks.

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Boeing Says 737 Ban to Lift By End of Year

737 MAX

Boeing tells shareholders the ban on its 737 Max planes will be lifted before the end of the year. Grounded since March after two fatal crashes, 737 Max production costs rose in the quarter by almost $1 billion. The company is sticking to its plan to increase production of the planes to 57 a month by the end of 2020, up from 42 currently.

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Troops May Guard Syrian Oil Fields

syrian oil fields

DefSec Mark Esper says some US troops may stay to guard Syrian oil fields, to make sure they don’t fall into the hands of a resurgent Islamic State.

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Barrett Sworn In as Air Force Secretary

Barbara Barrett

New Air Force Secretary Barbara Barrett was sworn in late last week. She is the 25th secretary of the service and the fourth woman to serve as the Air Force’s top civilian leader.

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Bird Strike Grounds Navy Aircraft at Pax

Bird Strike

An E-6B Mercury, a nuclear command-and-control plane, hit a bird while landing at NAS Patuxent River on Oct. 2. The Navy estimates the damage due to the bird strike at about $2 million.

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Nationals Heal 86 Years of Heartbreak

Washington Nationals

Washington, DC, has waited 86 years — some decades without a baseball team at all — this week the Washington Nationals delivered, concluding a four-game sweep and advancing to the World Series.

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Budget Haggling Threatens Defense

budget

Congressional budget delays give our enemies the advantage, according to the secretary of the Army, budget haggling allows enemies a leap-ahead advantage.

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