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

Putin Orders Russians Out of Kabul

Putin

Marking a shift in Russia’s stance, Putin ordered Russians and other nationals evacuated from Kabul The Kremlin cited the presence of Islamic State as well as the Taliban, calling the terrorist threat “very high” in Afghanistan.

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US Ramping Up Evacuation Efforts

Evacuation Efforts

Biden faces global pressure to extend Afghanistan evacuation efforts as Taliban warns: extending the deadline means “extending the occupation … [which] will provoke a reaction.”

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A Navy 1st: Woman to Command Nuclear Carrier

Nuclear Carrier

Another first in US Navy history. CAPT Amy Bauernschmidt is now the commanding officer of the USS Abraham Lincoln. She becomes the first woman to lead a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.

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Navy Challenges: China, Culture, Climate, COVID

China

China, culture, climate, and COVID. These are the four main challenges facing the US Navy, says NavSec Carlos Del Toro in his statement to the fleet.

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Kendall Wants DoD Tech to ‘Scare China’

USAF SEC Frank Kendall says the service should be fielding the kinds of leap-ahead technologies that “scare China.” Three weeks on the job and he has already adjusted the Air Force’s fiscal 2023 budget.

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Evacuations Continue in Kabul

Flights out of Kabul resumed after military corralled crowds at the airport hoping to board a C-17 Globemaster out of the country. It’s estimated the 640 Afghans evacuated on one of the C-17s is the among the largest number of passengers ever flown in the three decades the cargo plane has been in use.

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Audit: 41 Navy Subs Lacked Cybersecurity Inspections

Subs

A Naval Audit Service report finds that many submarines of Naval Submarine Force Pacific did not receive the required cybersecurity inspections in recent years. Inspections of 41 submarines and two tenders were not conducted as required from 2016 to 2018, and the Navy Fleet Cyber Command failed to document the reasons why the inspections didn’t take place.

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US Scrambling to Get Personnel Out of Kabul

Kabul

The US is scrambling to get its personnel out of the American embassy in Kabul as the Taliban stormed the Afghanistan capital on Sunday.

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Bay Filled With ‘Forever Chemicals’

The potential threat to Chesapeake Bay shellfish and seafood from PFAS contamination at DOD sites is a local example of a US-wide problem, according to an environmental research organization review of DoD’s documentation of the use of toxic PFAS, known as “forever chemicals,” at its installations.

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New ‘Marine One’ Readied at Pax

It’s the first new “Marine One” presidential helicopter in more than 40 years and President Joe Biden is just months away from taking his first ride in the new VH-92 taking over from the legacy VH-3D Sea King that entered service in 1976,

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