November 28, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

Holidays Events at Museums & in Town -

Friday, November 27, 2020

New Exhibits Greet Visitors to Lighthouse -

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

SMECO Employees Raise Funds for Hospitals -

Monday, November 16, 2020

Health Equity Webinar Series Set -

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Turnover at the Pentagon. What’s Next?

Pentagon

Following the removal of some top Pentagon officials last week, theories abound about why those firings occurred.

Esper’s Farewell: ‘Do the Right Thing’

Esper

Offering parting advice to “do the right thing,” former DefSec Mark Esper also says he was no “yes man” to President Trump.

Trump Tweets DefSec Esper Is ‘Terminated’

Esper

DefSec Mark Esper got the boot on Monday. President Donald Trump made the announcement in a Tweet. Christopher Miller, director of the National Counterterrorism Center, will be the acting secretary.

Where Biden Stands on Defense Issues

Biden

President-elect Joe Biden is no stranger to international leadership, and he has a track record on international relations and national security issues. Here’s how he differs from President Trump on the defense budget, the Middle East, personal relationship with the military, NATO, and nuclear weapons.

Audit to Probe How DoD Spent COVID Relief Funds

Audit

The Pentagon’s inspector general will audit DoD’s distribution of $1 billion from the CARES Act to determine if money designated for a coronavirus response went to defense contractors instead.

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.”

New Navy Goal Is a 530-Ship Fleet

530 ship fleet

Forget a 355-ship goal for the US Navy. The Pentagon is now recommending a fleet as large as 530 ships and moving the service toward a lighter force with many more ships but fewer aircraft carriers and large surface combatants.

Arson Suspected in Bonhomme Richard Fire

Arson Suspected

Arson is suspected as the cause of a July 12 fire that damaged the USS Bonhomme Richard. A US Navy sailor was being questioned. The fire on the amphibious assault ship, docked in San Diego, burned for more than four days.

The New Fat Albert’s Path to Blue Angels

Fat Albert Blue Angels

A year-long effort brings a new Fat Albert C-130 J Super Hercules to the US Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team.

Marines Halt All AAV Training in Wake of Fatal Accident

The Marine Corps will suspend all waterborne amphibious assault vehicle training until the cause of Thursday’s AAV accident is known. On July 30, 15 Marines and one sailor were participating in a training exercise off the coast of Southern California when the vehicle they were riding in, began to take on water and sank. One confirmed dead, eight others missing.