May 11, 2021

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Hoyer Visits Vaccination Site in Waldorf

Vaccination Site

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer visited a vaccination site in Charles County on Monday. A CVS Pharmacy in Waldorf received an increased vaccine supply through the Federal Retail Pharmacy Program.

What’s Next for the Navy’s LCS Fleet?

LCS

The littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords launches a Naval Strike Missile in the Philippine Sea on Oct. 1, 2019. The missile is a long-range, precision-strike weapon designed to seek and destroy enemy ships. (US Navy photo by Navy Chief Petty Officer Shannon Renfroe) Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River economic community. The opinions expressed here do not reflect opinions of the Leader’s owners or staff. Chief of Naval Operations ADM Michael Gilday offered details to a House defense subcommittee on the US Navy’s plans for…

Free Digital COVID Vaccine Cards Offered

Free digital COVID-19 vaccine cards will be offered for St. Mary’s County residents.

DoD Eyes Reduced Spending on Carriers

Carrier

The Pentagon is considering a reduction in its aircraft carrier force structure as part of the upcoming fiscal 2022 budget submission to Congress.

HASC Chairman: F-35 Is a Cash ‘Rathole’

The House Armed Services Committee chairman, Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA), called the F-35 a “rathole” and said the US should consider cutting its losses by investing in a range of competing fighter jets.

Lex Park COVID Testing Closed Temporarily

COVID

The St. Mary’s County Health Dept. has closed the walk up COVID-19 testing site currently located at the Harm Reduction Office in Lexington Park. This testing site is closed until further notice. Testing will continue to be offered at the SMCHD Main Office at 21580 Peabody St. in Leonardtown, MD.

Nimitz Returns to Mideast as Tensions Rise

The USS Nimitz is back in the Persian Gulf. The Pentagon cites the drawdown of US forces in Afghanistan and Iraq as the reason. Others believe the killing of an Iranian scientist in Tehran is further raising tensions across the Mideast.

DoD Alert Levels Unchanged After Trump COVID Diagnosis

DoD Alert Levels

The Pentagon says there have been no changes to Department of Defense alert levels since President Donald Trump announced he tested positive for COVID-19. “The US military stands ready to defend our country and interests. There’s no change to the readiness or capability of our armed forces.”