January 18, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

Senate Preps to Override NDAA Veto

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Senator Majority Leader McConnell announces a deal with Minority Leader Schumer and will call the Senate back into session Dec. 29 in order to override President Trump’s threatened veto of the FY21 National Defense Authorization Act. The NDAA passed in both houses by majorities capable of overriding a presidential veto.

F-35 Costs Skyrocket With Upgrades

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The F-35 “Block 4” upgrades will add billions more to the cost of the fighter jet: research and procurement increased by $22 billion, operation and support across six decades grew by $73 billion to $1.196 trillion.

Japan’s 1st F-35 Crashes in Pacific

F-35 crashes

The jet was less than a year old with a total of 280 hours in the air; it had been aloft 28 minutes before contact was lost. This is the second F-35 to crash since the jet’s first flight in 2006 and could reignite concern about the F-35 having only one engine.

Rebuilt Military Includes Coast Guard, Say House Members

A bipartisan group of House members protest White House plans to slash the Coast Guard budget by $1.3 billion arguing that the Coast Guard must be included in President Donald Trump’s plans to rebuild the military.

Fill the Boat

The Coast Guard and Salvation Army are teaming up in their first holiday charity event.