November 30, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

Flat Iron Farm’s Auction Is Back! -

Thursday, November 25, 2021

Retro Christmas Is Back at Lighthouse -

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Flat Iron Farm ‘Casual Christmas’ Opens @ 5pm Thanksgiving -

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Newtowne Players’ ‘Yuletide Yuk-Fest’ -

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Supply Chain Woes Won’t Stop Holiday Dinners for Troops

Supply Chain

Global supply chain problems won’t stop troops from a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Nearly 400,000 pounds of turkey and trimmings are making their way to troops stationed all over the globe.

Virtual Ceremony to Mark Pearl Harbor Remembrance

Pearl Harbor

The coronavirus pandemic will keep Pearl Harbor survivors from attending the 79th Commemorative Ceremony remembering those killed in the attack that launched the US into World War II. The ceremony today, Dec. 7, will be closed to the public, but will be live streamed starting at approximately 7:45 am.

Hike in Hazardous Duty Pay Proposed

Hazardous Duty

A proposal in the House NDAA would give servicemembers a 10% increase in hazardous duty pay next year. The proposal has the potential to add up to $300 a year in extra pay for tens of thousands of troops stationed in imminent danger areas or performing dangerous jobs like flight deck duty or demolitions work.

With NAVAIR Help, CH-53K Engine Problems Fixed

NAVAIR CH-53K King Stallion

With the help of engineers from the Naval Air Systems Command, Sikorsky has solved its CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter’s gas re-ingestion problem.

Social Media Shares With FBI & DHS

social media shares

Social media giants called on the FBI and Homeland Security to help the companies prepare for the upcoming midterm elections, but were told they would receive no information from the government on security threats.

Lawmakers Propose $700 Billion Defense Bill

DoD

House & Senate negotiators agree on a FY18 defense policy bill authorizing $700 billion for the Pentagon, much larger than the administration’s budget. Sixteen years of overseas wars have cost the US nearly $6 trillion so far.

Can Network Virtualization Improve Readiness?

network virtualization

Network virtualization reduces the hardware surrounding resources, the military already uses it to streamline and save money.

Senators Want Drones Moved from CIA to DoD

MQ-9 Reaper

The Senate’s defense bill, due out later this month, moves oversight of the US unmanned programs to shift from the CIA to DoD.

HASC Begin Mark-ups, Says No to UCAS Fund Transfers

X-47B UCAS-D on USS Truman

House Armed Services Committee budget mark-ups reject base closures despite think tanks’ advice. DoD budget shortfalls cannot be covered from UCAS funds.

Civilian, Contractor Job Cut Targets Remain in Senate Bill

US Capitol

Though a House version has no provision for workforce reduction, the Senate’s defense bill targets up to 36,000 jobs.