September 15, 2019

Art & Lifestyle:

St. Mary’s Camera Club Gears Up for Fair -

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Festival of Trees Seeking Sponsors -

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

MedStar to Offer Acupuncture Talk, Demo -

Friday, September 6, 2019

Winners in 5th District Art & App Contests Honored -

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Northrop’s RQ-180 Drone Spied Over Area 51

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The new stealth drone may be twice the size of Lockheed Martin’s RQ-170 Sentinel drone which makes it large enough to conduct operations as an unmanned stealth bomber, although spying is likely the aircraft’s main mission.

Super Hornet Praised, But Boeing Has No Orders

Plans are for the F-35 to replace the F-18, but as important production dates approach the Navy and industry face tough and costly decisions based on projected completion dates that still look a bit iffy.

Pax River Tricare Center to Close

Tricare healthcare center to close in the spring due to cost cutting effort. Face-to-face services will be replaced by toll-free phone and online access.

Hill Debates FY14 Defense Budget

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The 2014 defense bill must pass by Dec. 12 to avoid a $50 billion cut hitting the Pentagon mid-January.

Space Planes, Spy Planes and Supersonic Planes

Lockheed, Boeing and Northrup have designs for NASA’s supersonic plane in 2025 and DARPA has plans for a space plane even sooner.

Upon the 11th Hour, 11th Day, 11th Month: Remember

Armstice Day approaches its 100th year of commemoration from the 1918 end of World War I as US involvement in Vietnam approaches its 50th anniversary in 2015.

Boeing’s P-8 Poseidon Contract Grows by $100 Million

Military, federal retirees and Social Security recipients will receive a COLA increase in January.

Contractors Play Defense to Preserve Profits

Defense firms use multiple tactics to protect their bottom lines as shifts in funding and wish lists force rebalancing.

Triton Sensor Matures; Internet Reaches the Moon

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It’s all about surveillance, cybersecurity and learning to thrive in a virtual world; the Navy is among the leaders.

Senators Hopeful; Seek Sequester Flexibility

As Senate leaders near an agreement to avert a debt crisis and re-open government, House Speaker John Boehner continues fighting for a GOP bill but fails to win the support he needs from Republican conservatives.