November 27, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

Flat Iron Farm’s Auction Is Back! -

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Retro Christmas Is Back at Lighthouse -

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Flat Iron Farm ‘Casual Christmas’ Opens @ 5pm Thanksgiving -

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Newtowne Players’ ‘Yuletide Yuk-Fest’ -

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

For the CH-53K, a Real-World, Heavy-Lift Mission

CH-53K

A Marine Corps CH-53K King Stallion completed its first official fleet mission. The heavy-lift helicopter recovered another helicopter from a mountain ridge. “Heavy lift is a unique and invaluable mission for the Marine Corps. Horsepower is our weapon system and the CH-53K is armed to the teeth,” said the VMX-1 officer in charge.

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Undersea Warfare Priority for Navy

Undersea

The US Navy is renewing its focus on undersea threats and has labeled anti-submarine warfare a priority for all sailors.

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Names Sought to Replace Confederate Legacy

The Defense Department commission taking suggestions from the public on what to rename 10 Army posts and two Navy ships named for Confederate troops unveiled its crowdsourcing website this week. DoD has until fall 2023 to rename Confederate “items” including posts, ships, street names, buildings, etc.

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Mass Vax Clinics Open at Pax

Naval Health Clinic Patuxent River will be hosting mass vaccination clinics Sept. 8-17 to meet the new requirement that all service members be vaccinated against COVID-19.

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Reports of Lasers Aimed at Aircraft on the Rise

Lasers

The Federal Aviation Administration has released a report on incidents involving lasers being pointed at aircraft across the US from 2010 to 2020. Yearly reports of lasers being aimed at aircraft topped out at 7,398 in 2016, dropping to 5,663 by 2018, but has been steadily increasing since then.

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Morning Coffee – Off the Burner

Morning Coffee Off the Burner

Morning Coffee is off the burner today, Monday, September 6, to celebrate Labor Day 2021. We’ll be back Tuesday.

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Are Carriers Too Costly? F-35s Too Vulnerable?

HASC Chair Adam Smith acknowledges carriers are necessary as “a presence” but says smaller, unmanned platforms look to figure more prominently in the US military’s future strategies.

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Space Force: World’s 1st Digital Military Service

The head of the newest US service branch, the US Space Forces, says it is on its way to becoming the first fully digital military service in the world.

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Pentagon: Afghanistan Withdrawal Complete

Pentagon

 America’s 20-year war ended as the last plane with US troop left Afghanistan at about 3:29 pm Monday.

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US in Final Stages of Evacuations in Kabul

The withdrawal of Americans and other US allies is in its final stages, amid more threats of terrorism in Afghanistan. President Joe Biden said over the weekend that another terrorist attack is “highly likely.”

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