November 29, 2023

Morning Coffee Off the Burner Today

Off the Burner

Morning Coffee is off the burner today, Memorial Day. Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River economic community. We’ll be back Tuesday, May 30, 2023.

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A Time to Honor the Fallen


Although Memorial Weekend is also associated with the start of summer and outdoor entertainment, the holiday was created to honor deceased veterans and military personnel. Some suggestions are here to include a commemoration in your holiday celebrations.

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Debt Ceiling Standoff: What’s at Stake for the Military?

Debt Ceiling

Military leaders and some economists are sounding the alarm warning that the US defaulting on its debt would have severe consequences for national security, military personnel, and the communities where military installations are located.

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Where Have All the Flowers Gone?

Donations for the placement of Memorial Day flowers at the gravesites at Arlington National Cemetery are significantly short of the target goal, according to a national florist organization that has been placing the flowers at the grave sites for more than a decade.

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Commerce Launches Tech Hub Grant Program

Tech Hub

The US Commerce Department on Friday launched a program where cities can apply for grant funding to become technology hubs. The agency will accept proposals from regions across the country. The grants are part of last year’s CHIPS and Science Act to stimulate investments in new technologies such as artificial intelligence, quantum computing, and biotech.

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‘Welcome Home’ Vietnam Vets

The national “Welcome Home” event begins today, May 11, at 11am at the National Mall in Washington, DC, and runs through May 13. Planned by the United States of America Vietnam War Commemoration, the event commemorates the 50th anniversary of the last troops leaving Vietnam.

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New Navy Dive Suit a ‘Game Changer’


The US Navy has completed tank tests of its new deep-diving suit called the Deep Sea Expeditionary with No Decompression (DSEND) system. The service says the suit is light, flexible, and maintains sea-level internal pressure around the wearer even when hundreds of feet underwater. The DSEND demos took place at NSWC Carderock Division in Maryland and at the Navy Experimental Diving Unit in Florida.

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More Troops Head to Southern Border

The Biden administration plans to send 1,500 more active-duty troops temporarily to the southern border to assist agents ahead of an expected influx of migrants seeking asylum.

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Biden Wants All-Electric Military Vehicle Fleet


The Biden administration wants to require that the US military implement an all-electric vehicle fleet by 2030. The Department of Energy secretary says it can be done. A US senator says a fully electric military would be expensive and unreliable.

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Nimitz Reaches 350K Arrested Landings

The oldest active aircraft carrier in the Navy, the USS Nimitz, reached 350,000 arrested plane landings in nearly a half-century, on Saturday, when an F/A-18F Super Hornet touched down on the deck.

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