June 5, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

North Korea Resumes Weapons Testing

Weapons Testing

The South Korean military says North Korea fired three unidentified projectiles off its east coast as part of firing drills, a week after it resumed missile tests following a three-month break. Japan believes this latest launch threatens the peace and security of the region.

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Pentagon Dismisses Criticism of F-35 Program

Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River economic community. The opinions expressed here do not reflect opinions of the Leader’s owners or staff. Lt. Gen. Eric Fick took exception to recent criticism of the F-35 JSF program by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, reports Defense News. The Pentagon’s head of the F-35 Lightning II JPO countered Musk by saying that the jet will be relevant for decades to come. “I’m happy to see what comes next, be it manned or unmanned, but I think the F-35 is going…

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CIO Says Navy IT Networks “Leaking” to Adversaries

Navy IT Networks

The Navy is losing “information every day to our adversaries. We’re leaking our information out whether it’s from direct exfiltration or through the defense industrial base.”

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Hackers Reach DoD Contractors’ Data

hackers

Lockheed Martin, General Dynamics, Boeing, and SpaceX are among dozens of companies named as victims of compromised data. Visser Precision, a Colorado-based aerospace, automotive, and industrial parts manufacturer, was hacked by the ransomware group DoppelPaymer.

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With Peace Deal, Troops Could Be Out of Afghanistan in 14 Months

Afghanistan

The US and the Taliban have signed a peace agreement aimed at ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan. If the Taliban meet their commitments, US troops would leave in 14 months.

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Where Are the Most 6-Figure-Salary Jobs in the US?

6-Figure-Salary Jobs

Software company Volusion compiled a list of places in the US with the most six-figure incomes. Is our region on the list?

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Marine Band Returns to Mardi Gras

mardi gras

News arrived this week of the pending arrival of the coronavirus in the US. Fortunately for New Orleans, Mardi Gras ran well ahead of the threat, concluding this past Fat Tuesday. Honoring tradition of decades, the Marine Forces Reserve Band performed throughout Mardi Gras 2020 and upheld its top-ranked reputation.

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Navy Screens for Coronavirus in Pacific

coronavirus

Navy steps up coronavirus screenings for Pacific-deployed personnel, dependents, and visitors as South Korea, Japan, and Singapore report substantial numbers of coronavirus cases.

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Dewey Receives Navy’s New Drone-Fighting Laser Weapon

laser weapon system

The Navy announced that the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer Dewey has a new laser weapon onboard, ODIN — Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy. The system was installed last year, but kept under wraps until last week.

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Navy Orders 6 More Presidential Helicopters

Presidential Helicopters

Sikorsky receives a contract to deliver six new VH-92A presidential helicopters.

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