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

Might a Fitness Band Replace Fitness Tests?

fitness

The technology exists to make a fitness band for sailors that could replace the semi-annual fitness test and create a “culture of fitness,” says Juan M. Garcia III, the former assistant secretary of the Navy for manpower and reserve affairs and retired Navy Reserve captain.

The F-35 Adds International Sales, Supply-lines & Specs

F-35

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter advances into its international, operational life: Japan orders 20 more; Canada opens bids for operational maintenance contracts; Norway verifies its unique deceleration system for icy runways and windy conditions.

Trump Signs FY18 Defense Authorization Bill

FY18 Defense Authorization

President Trump signs the FY18 Defense Authorization Bill. The nearly $700 billion authorization establishes the 2018 military pay raise at 2.4 percent and sets the stage for increased Pentagon spending in coming months.

Budget Caps Good for Spending Discipline

Not all bad, experts say: statutory budget caps keep the brake on defense spending.

Opinion: F-35 Vital to Canadian Readiness

Canada

Canada’s former defence staff chief says the F-35 must come back into the mix for the US’ northern neighbor.

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.

Canada Still on the Hook for F-35 Investment

Canada

Canada pledged $150M to develop the F-35,will still attend the next F-35 program meeting, and will still consider the F-35 to replace its aging CF-18 jets.

Canada’s Exit Raises JSF Price

Canada

With Canada out, only eight counties remain to develop the Joint Strike Fighter, making each JSF price higher for everyone else.

Norway Looks Solid for F-35 Purchase Commitment

A leaked document indicates Norway remains committee to F-35 procurement as its first model rolled off the Lockheed Martin line Tuesday.

Russian Role in Middle East Expanding Rapidly

Israel is concerned Russian weapons in Syria will reach Hezbollah.