February 29, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

Museum to Celebrate Maryland Day -

Friday, February 28, 2020

No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town -

Thursday, February 27, 2020

“Airport” Showing March 6 at St. Mary’s Airport -

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

SIF Returns to Pax Museum for STEAM Fest -

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Higher Security Alerts at US Bases, Installations

Security Alerts

Those heading to work Monday at base gates might have experienced longer-than-normal wait times as installations shore up security following strikes and heated rhetoric between the US and Iran.

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More Deployments as Tensions Remain High in Middle East

Deployments

Thousands more troops are preparing to be deployed to the Middle East amid heightened tensions with Iran, since the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in a recent airstrike near Baghdad.

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DoD Photos Offer Look Back at 2019

DoD Photos

The Defense Department regularly chronicles US military members who train and conduct operations around the world. DoD offers an end-of-the-year glimpse into their duties in 2019 through the work of military photographers.

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DoD End-of-Year Contracts Awarded

End-of-Year Contracts

These are the end-of-year Department of Defense contracts awarded in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC, region from December 23 through December 31, 2019.

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Morning Coffee Is Off the Burner

Morning Coffee is off the burner for the holidays. Please keep in your thoughts all those working to keep the world safe, especially during this time that seeks Peace on Earth. We will be percolating again Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020.

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With NAVAIR Help, CH-53K Engine Problems Fixed

NAVAIR CH-53K King Stallion

With the help of engineers from the Naval Air Systems Command, Sikorsky has solved its CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter’s gas re-ingestion problem.

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Space Force, Parental Leave & More in NDAA

Space Force

The National Defense Bill authorizes Space Force in a compromise exchange for paid parental leave and also contains a requirement the VA answer up on what medical conditions are linked to Agent Orange … and quite a bit more in the $738B budget attached.

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DoD Gets $738B of $1.3T Budget Bill

$1.3T Budget

$1.3T budget deal avoids a government shutdown giving $738B to defense and $632B for non-defense spending into the coming year.

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Shooting Sparks Call for Concealed Guns on Bases

Shooting

Some Navy pilots want to be able to carry arms on military installations. The request comes in the wake of the deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida by a Saudi Arabian aviator training there.

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Van Hollen Touts Provisions in NDAA for MD Military

The National Defense Authorization Act provides many provisions for Maryland’s military and veterans, according to Sen. Chris Van Hollen. Among them is authorization of $426 million for the National Security Agency at Fort Meade.

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