March 3, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

Next Airport Farmers Market March 13 -

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Library Opening – Limits in Place -

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

JSHS Regional Symposium Goes Virtual March 13 -

Monday, March 1, 2021

Leonardtown 1st Friday: March 5 -

Sunday, February 28, 2021

Congress Awaits Briefing on Airstrikes

Syria

The Biden administration is taking heat from Democratic lawmakers as they pressure the White House to provide a legal justification for the airstrikes against Iran-backed militia groups in Syria. Dems renew their push for a war powers overhaul.

Syrian Airstrikes 1st Biden Military Action

Airstrikes Biden

President Joe Biden took his first military action when two US Air Force F-15E aircraft launched seven precision guided munitions Friday that struck a site in Syria used by two Iranian-backed militia groups. The airstrikes were in response to rocket attacks on American forces in the region in the past two weeks. The deadly airstrikes drew criticism from some Democrats in Congress, while key Republicans applauded the move.

Lawmakers Urge State to Ramp Up Vaccine Efforts

Vaccine Efforts

Maryland’s congressional delegation is urging state officials to ramp up their COVID-19 vaccination distribution efforts.

Phone Support Available for COVID Vaccine Registration

Test Sites

The St. Mary’s County Health Department is offering assistance with COVID-19 vaccine appointment registration over the phone for residents who are eligible for the vaccine based on current local criteria.

At DoD, a History-Making Confirmation

History

Retired US Army GEN Lloyd Austin made history Friday by becoming America’s first Black secretary of defense. In his Day One Message to the Force he said he was “proud to be back on your team.”

St. Mary’s Residents 65 & Older Can Register for Vaccine

Test Sites

The St. Mary’s County Health Department has opened COVID-19 vaccination registration for St. Mary’s residents 65 and older in preparation for the next phase of local COVID vaccination efforts.

DoD Photos Take a Look Back at 2020

DoD Photos

The Department of Defense regularly chronicles US military members who train and conduct operations around the world 24/7, 365 days a year. DoD offers a glimpse into their lives and their work through the work of military photographers in 2020.

Space Force Now ‘Guardians’ of the Galaxy

Guardians us space force

The US Navy has its sailors, the Army has soldiers. There are Marines and airman. The US Space Force troops will be called “guardians.”

Govt. Agencies Could Be at Risk After Suspected Russian Hack

cyber

All federal civilian executive branch agencies have been directed to search their networks for indications they were compromised after the US Commerce Department was hacked. The hackers entered US systems through updates by the software company that also provides services to the White House, the Pentagon, and NASA.

COVID Vaccines Arriving at Hundreds of Locations

Vaccines

GEN Gustave Perna, Operation Warp Speed COO, says the first round of COVID-19 vaccines should start arriving at sites across the nation as early as today, Dec. 13.