February 29, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

Museum to Celebrate Maryland Day -

Friday, February 28, 2020

No Kid Sleeps on the Floor in Our Town -

Thursday, February 27, 2020

“Airport” Showing March 6 at St. Mary’s Airport -

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

SIF Returns to Pax Museum for STEAM Fest -

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Thornberry to Retire, 2020 End of Term

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Rep. Mac Thornberry, the Republican’s top voice on military and national security, will not seek reelection next year. He joins five other Texas Republicans retiring from the House at the end of 2020.

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Navy Says Goodbye to the ‘Blueberries’

Blueberries

The Type I Navy Working Uniform, called the “blueberry,” will no longer be authorized for wear. Blueberries are being discontinued today, Oct. 1, after an 11-year run.

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Israelis Test Stallion, Chinook at Pax River

NAVAIR CH-53K King Stallion

An Israeli delegation was at NAS Patuxent River testing the CH-53K King Stallion and the CH-47F Block II Chinook. Israel is looking to purchase 20 helicopters and upgrade its current fleet.

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MV-22 Conducts Night Landings on HMS QE

MV-22

The MV-22 Osprey conducted its first night landings on the HMS Queen Elizabeth. The tiltrotor aircraft was from HX-21 Squadron based at NAS Pax River.

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US Growing Outreach in Indo-Pacific Region

Indo-Pacific Region

As China works to spread its influence, US Pacific Air Forces is growing its outreach to countries across the Indo-Pacific region.

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Navy Wants $5B for 3 More Destroyers

Destroyers

The US Navy wants to build three more Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and is asking Congress for more than $5 billion in the next fiscal year. Building the warships would bring the number of guided-missile destroyers the Navy has procured to 85.

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1st Guard Unit Receives Delivery of F-35s

Guard Unit F-35s

The Vermont Air National Guard took delivery of the first two of what will become 20 F-35 jets. It is the first Guard unit to receive the aircraft.

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Trump Names New National Security Adviser

National Security Adviser

StateSec Mike Pompeo, right, officiates the swearing-in ceremony for Robert O’Brien as special presidential envoy for hostage affairs, at the US Department of State in Washington, DC, on July 17, 2018. (State Department photo) 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. President Trump named hostage-affairs official Robert O’Brien as national security adviser Wednesday to fill the position left vacant when John Bolton was ousted last week, reports The Washington Post. USA…

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US Weighing Options After Saudi Oil Attacks

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The Trump administration is weighing a range of options for retaliatory action against Iran after the weekend attacks on Saudi oil facilities.

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DoD: List of Bases With Contaminated Water Likely to Grow

Contaminated Water

The list of active and former US military installations found to be contaminated with chemical compounds found in firefighting foam is expected to grow as the DoD continues its investigation.

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