September 29, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

Free Civil Legal Help at Lex Park Library -

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Telehealth Booth Opens at Lex Park Library -

Monday, August 29, 2022

Black Civil War Soldiers Exhibit Makes Stop in Lex Park -

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Time for ‘The Big Conversation’ -

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Navy TALSA East Is First for UAS Training

TALSA East

The US Navy’s Training and Logistics Support Activity East officially opened last month. TALSA East is the first dedicated Navy facility for unmanned aircraft operators to complete SUAS training. The first official course in the new facility in Virginia Beach, VA, will begin August 8 for SkyRaider R80D.

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Young Federal Workers Aren’t Staying

Young federal workers are leaving the federal government at a rate of 9% — half again the overall 6.1% attrition rate. The Veterans Administration has the highest attrition rates among government agencies at 7.1%, followed by the Army, Air Force, and Treasury.

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US Approves Small Nuclear Reactors

Amid rising interest in nuclear energy as a tool for reaching ambitious decarbonization goals, the Nuclear Regulatory Commission will issue a final rule certifying NuScale’s small modular nuclear reactor design, touted as safer and scalable.

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New Kennel Keeps Military Dogs Close to Home

Dogs

NAS Patuxent River Security has a new Military Working Dog kennel. Before the kennel opened, the dogs assigned to Pax River were housed at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling more than 60 miles away. With a kennel at Pax, base security has improved its overall readiness and also cut logistical costs associated with housing and transporting the dogs off site.

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Ejection Seat Issue Grounds Some Navy Aircraft

Naval Air Systems Command grounded an undisclosed number of planes last week following the discovery of a problem with a component involved in the pilot ejection process.

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US ‘Out of Time’ to Fix Supply Chain Gaps

“You’re really out of time and you need to figure [this] out,” Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo pushed Congress to act on gaps in the domestic supply chain for US weapons. Semiconductors, critical mineral supply chains, and computer chips are addressed in bills currently before legislators.

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Pax Firefighters Train at Merchant Marines School

It’s every sailor’s responsibility to respond to an emergency, so the 25 PAX firefighters, although serving a shore-based installation, took the opportunity to receive shipboard firefighting training at the Merchant Marine school in Piney Point, MD.

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RIMPAC Tests 3D Technology at Sea

3D

The US Navy has installed a liquid-metal 3D printer on the Wasp-class amphibious assault ship Essex to help test the new printing technology at sea.

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At NAS Pax, Take the Pedal Off the Metal

NAS Patuxent River has lowered speed limits on base in an attempt to improve driver, pedestrian, and cyclist safety. In most areas where a change has occurred, the speed limit has been lowered to 25 mph.

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Log4j Remains an ‘Endemic’ Security Risk

Cyber Program

The computer vulnerability discovered last year in a ubiquitous piece of software is an “endemic” problem that will pose security risks for potentially a decade or more, says the United States’ new  Cyber Safety Review Board.

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