January 24, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

Patuxent Cove Taking Apps for First Tenants -

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Feb. 8 a Day for Women’s Wellness -

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Bring Your Wares to the Appraiser Fair -

Sunday, January 19, 2020

SIF Ensemble to Perform at Museum -

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Trump: US Seeks Peace; Holds Big Weapons

Trump

After Iran retaliates the killing of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani with missile strikes on US troops in Iraq, Trump called for peace but threatened “big, powerful, accurate, lethal and fast” US missiles if US citizens are harmed. No US or Iraqi troops were harmed in the Iranian attacks, Trump said.

Space Force, Parental Leave & More in NDAA

Space Force

The National Defense Bill authorizes Space Force in a compromise exchange for paid parental leave and also contains a requirement the VA answer up on what medical conditions are linked to Agent Orange … and quite a bit more in the $738B budget attached.

Boeing Says 737 Ban to Lift By End of Year

737 MAX

Boeing tells shareholders the ban on its 737 Max planes will be lifted before the end of the year. Grounded since March after two fatal crashes, 737 Max production costs rose in the quarter by almost $1 billion. The company is sticking to its plan to increase production of the planes to 57 a month by the end of 2020, up from 42 currently.

VADM: Navy Needs to Bust the Rust on Its Ships

Bust the Rust

The US Navy needs to bust the rust. That’s the message from VADM Thomas Moore of the Naval Sea Systems Command. He says if the service plans to keep its destroyers on the water for decades, then it must get the corrosion under control.

F-35 Fleet Upkeep Becoming More Challenging

F35

Upkeep of the F-35 JSF fleet will become more challenging as the Pentagon prepares for what the program’s manager has called a “tsunami” of new production.

White House Seeks Civilian & Military Pay Raise Cap

pay raise

The White House seeks to cap the federal civilian pay raise at an average of 1.9 percent for 2018 and limit the military pay raise to 2.1 percent.

Agent Orange Now Linked to High Blood Pressure

Agent Orange

Health conditions related to Agent Orange exposure during the Vietnam War now includes high blood pressure, pressuring VA to increase compensation to impacted veterans.

Pentagon: Use of Military Drones in US Rare, Legal

UAV invisibility cloak

Military spy drones used for non-war purposes over the US almost exclusively for disaster relief or natural disaster training, according to the Pentagon.