June 19, 2018

New Engine for F-35 Being Developed

New Engine for F-35 Being Developed

An upgrade to the F-35’s engine is being developed. Pratt & Whitney says the changes will give the engine the power and cooling necessary to make the fighter jet even more of a powerhouse.

Pax River Air Expo 2018 Schedule

NAS Patuxent River’s Air Expo 2018 two-day show is scheduled for June 2-3, 2018, and will be free and open to the public. Gates open at 8 am and performances begin at 11 am.

Buffett Earns Navy’s Highest Civilian Award

Buffett Earns Civilian Award

Recording artist Jimmy Buffett was presented with the Superior Public Service Award by NavSec Richard V. Spencer for supporting the Navy and Marine Corps. It’s the highest award that can be given to a civilian not employed by the Navy. The award was presented last week during a concert at the US Naval Academy.

SpaceX Launches Secret Govt. Satellite

SpaceX Launches Secret Govt. Satellite

SpaceX launched a secret US government satellite called Zuma on Sunday from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida.

Chinese Nationals Indicted for Hacking

Indicted for Hacking

US indicts three Chinese nationals for hacking into Moody’s Analytics, Siemens AG, and Trimble computer networks, alleging the hackers used email phishing scams and malware to try to steal business secrets.

Dropping Wall Funds Could Keep Government Open

Government Open

Dropping funds for a US border wall from their spending proposal could net the Republicans the Democratic votes needed to keep government open beyond Friday.

Navy Continues Testing With Biofuels

Growler

In tests this month at NAS Patuxent River, the Navy went all out to experiment using 100 percent biofuels for its jets.

Blue Angels Return to Work

The Blue Angels will resume performances July 2 at the National Cherry Festival Air Show in Traverse City, MI, reports Navy Times. A month ago one of their pilots was killed in a crash while practicing for an air show.

Grease Skids: Reduce Spending Bill Amendments, Ryan Proposes

House Speaker Paul Ryan wants to eliminate amendments that are bogging down, and sometimes killing, spending bills.

Pilot Dies in Blue Angels Crash in Tennessee

A Blue Angels F/A-18 fighter jet crashed Thursday near Nashville, TN, killing the pilot just days before a weekend air show performance,