October 22, 2020

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DoD Clears 5G for Commercial Use

5G

The Pentagon has cleared 100 megahertz (MHz) of contiguous mid-band spectrum to be used for commercial 5G, determining the military can share that bandwidth while minimizing impact on military radars.

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Bill Would Create Medal of Honor Monument

Medal of Honor

A bipartisan bill in the US Senate — the National Medal of Honor Monument Act — would create a monument to honor the more than 3,500 medal recipients who have performed extraordinary valor in combat.

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LFTE Exercise: Here’s to Your Stealth

Stealth

The US military is considered the world’s premier fighting force, and testing exercises play an important role in sustaining military readiness. A variety of stealthy aircraft participated in a recent exercise Large Force Test Event in Nevada.

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737 MAX Might Fly With Software Patch

737 MAX

The FAA gave preliminary approval to design changes for Boeing’s 737 MAX that should prevent crashes like the two that killed more than 300 people in October 2018 and March 2019.

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Who Should Take Your Temperature at the Airport?

Airlines want government agencies to take on the responsibility for monitoring passengers’ health at the airport, before they board a plane. It is unclear, if the US government did monitor, would the program fall under Transportation or Homeland Security? And what would the mask policy be?

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Marines Halt All AAV Training in Wake of Fatal Accident

The Marine Corps will suspend all waterborne amphibious assault vehicle training until the cause of Thursday’s AAV accident is known. On July 30, 15 Marines and one sailor were participating in a training exercise off the coast of Southern California when the vehicle they were riding in, began to take on water and sank. One confirmed dead, eight others missing.

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The Few. The Proud. The Female F-35 Pilots

Female F-35 Pilots

“In the military, females are outnumbered in general. It just gets narrower and narrower as you get into the pilot community and then the fighter pilot community,” says Air Force Capt. Kristin “Beo” Wolfe, that service’s first female F-35 demo pilot.

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First Rotary Test on Mars Is Prepped

Mars

The 4-pound helicopter, Ingenuity, travels to Mars clutching the belly of the rover Perseverance. The atmosphere of Mars was just the start of the challenges that faced Ingenuity on its way to performing the first rotary wing test flight on Mars.

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Archives Sleuths Track Military Valor Theft

Valor Theft

Investigators at the National Archives area making research resources more available to law enforcement to deal with what an uptick in “stolen valor” cases to obtain benefits or loans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Report: Where Federal Defense Dollars Are Spent

Federal Defense Dollars

A Pew Charitable Trusts report on where federal defense dollars are spent shows Pentagon contract spending puts Connecticut at No. 1 by one measure: defense contracts as a percentage of spending. Maryland was 21st on the list. In FY2018, the federal government spent a total of $579 billion on defense in the states and DC, or $1,772 per capita. In Maryland, the per capita spending was $2,955.

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