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

Proposed 2.7% Pay Raise for DoD Civilians & Troops

Rotary Club

The Senate Armed Services Committee has joined the Biden administration and House leaders supporting a 2.7% DoD pay hike for troops and civilians in 2022.

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US Calls Out China Over Cyberattacks

New Normal on the Internet cyber

US and NATO allies have condemned China’s aggressive behavior in cyberspace and place blame on China for a January hack, while the US Justice Department indicts four Chinese nationals for the cyberattack on Microsoft.

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1st Ship in Fleet Oiler Class Is Christened

Oiler Class USNS John Lewis

The US Navy christened the future USNS John Lewis on Saturday. It is the first ship in the service’s fleet oiler program.

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Milestone for Marines F-35C Squadron

F-36C

The Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (VMFA) 314 Black Knights are the first Marine Corps F-35C squadron to achieve full operational capability.

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HAC OKs $706B Military Budget

DoD

The House Appropriations Committee approved a $706 billion defense spending bill for fiscal 2022 with a 33-23 party line vote. Republicans object that the $10 billion increase is insufficient to counter threats from China and around the globe.

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Sailors Fault Navy Culture for Failures

It’s the leadership, according to a lawmakers survey finding 94% of sailors connect “damaging operational failures” in the Navy to its culture, in a study, titled “A Report on the Fighting Culture of the United States Navy Surface Fleet.”

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Defense Revenues Up 5% Over Last Year

Lockheed Martin

Despite the coronavirus pandemic, the defense industry saw a gain in revenues in 2020. Defense revenues recorded in this year’s Defense News Top 100 list totaled $551 billion, up about 5% from $524 billion for fiscal 2019.

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IG: Security Issues With Military 3D Printing

3D

A July 1 DoD Inspector General’s report finds the military is not doing enough to secure its 3D printing technology. The report says that service members are miscategorizing the military’s additive manufacturing programs and leaving them vulnerable to cyberattacks.

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Huntington Ingalls to Buy Alion: $1.65B

Huntington Ingalls Industries to buy Alion Science and Technology in $1.65B deal. Alion is among a number of recent acquisitions as the large shipbuilder seeks to move toward emerging technologies like unmanned systems. 

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US Slips Out of Bagram in the Night

The US troops slipped out of Bagram Airfield Friday night, shutting off the electricity as they left, but not telling the new Afghan commander. Gen. Mir Asadullah Kohistani didn’t learn of the departure until two hours later.

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