September 29, 2022

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Free Civil Legal Help at Lex Park Library -

Thursday, September 1, 2022

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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

Pax Shoreline Gets $2.7M

Environment

NAS Patuxent River has been awarded $2.7 million from the 2022 REPI Challenge Package to mitigate rising sea levels and accelerating shoreline erosion that threatens aircraft testing and training. Nine projects won awards from the 2022 Readiness and Environmental Protection Integration program, totaling $31.6 million.

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It’s Primary Election Day in Maryland

Election

Today, Tuesday, July 19, is 2022 Primary Election Day in Maryland. Polls will be open from 7 am to 8 pm.

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Lawmakers Ask for Halt on Nice Bridge Demolition

Nice Bridge

Three Maryland lawmakers are urging the state Department of Transportation to pause plans to demolish the existing Gov. Harry Nice Memorial Bridge. They want a review conducted to determine the feasibility and cost of repurposing the old bridge for recreational use.

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Visibility Technology Testing @ Pax

Two prototype landing aids for helicopters are on simulators at Pax and being developed to reduce the dangers of low-visibility flying. Video shows the technology allowing two lieutenants to complete an impossible landing of their MH-60R Seahawk on a moving destroyer in a fog that brought visibility down to practically zero.

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DynCorp Out; Workers Likely Remain

For almost 50 years DynCorp (now part of Amentum) worked with the Naval Test Wing Atlantic at Patuxent River Naval Air Station providing aircraft mechanics and more, becoming St. Mary’s County’s 3rd-largest employer. While Amentum leaves town, officials expect the Pax employees to remain with the new contract winner, Vertex Aerospace LLC,

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Ukraine ‘Fantastic Case Study’ in Information Warfare, Says General

cyber offensive

US Marine Corps commandant GEN David Berger said the past four months of war in Ukraine has been a “fantastic case study” in information warfare. “If you can manage information, you can actually gain an advantage,” he said.

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Report: Future of Warfare Relies on Emerging Tech

Emerging Tech

Data analytics firm Govini’s latest report finds that the US government must commit to “meaningful” spending on emerging technologies to keep up with China and other US competitors.

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Schmidt New F-35 PEO

Schmidt

US Air Force MAJ GEN Michael Schmidt is the new program executive officer for the F-35 Joint Program Office.

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Could Balloons Track Hypersonic Weapons?

The Pentagon continues to increase spending on multiple projects involving balloons — high-altitude inflatables flying at between 60,000 and 90,000 feet — adding them to the military’s extensive surveillance network and potentially using them to track hypersonic weapons.

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Navy: Series of Mistakes Led to Fuel Leak

The US Navy said that several errors led to the leak of jet fuel in water at Pearl Harbor last year. The service’s investigation found that shoddy management and human error caused the leak into the tap water, poisoning thousands and forcing military families to leave their homes.

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