May 18, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

CH-53K King Stallion Undergoes Sea Trials


A team of pilots and engineers from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (HX) 21 based at NAS Patuxent River recently completed a crucial series of sea trials of the CH-53K King Stallion.

Arrobio New PMA-231 Program Manager

Arrobio New Program Manager for PMA-231

Capt. Pete Arrobio is the new E-2/C-2 Airborne Command & Control Systems Program Office (PMA-231) program manager. He relieved Capt. Keith Hash at an August 6 ceremony at NAS Pax River.

Chopticon Educator Earns Kay Daugherty Award

Kay Daugherty Award

This year’s Kay Daugherty Arts Educator of the Year Award went to Christie Blewett of Chopticon High School, the St. Mary’s County Arts Council announced.

NAVAIR ECM Tool Team Gets the Job Done

The NAVAIR Sustainment Group recognized the Configuration/Data Management Department for its successful development and implementation of the Enterprise Change Management Tool in less than four months.

Bishop New Deputy Health Officer in St. Mary’s


Dr. Kyle Bishop has been appointed as the St. Mary’s County Health Department’s new deputy health officer.

Hands-On Help for the Maryland Dove

Maryland Dove

Historic St. Mary’s City will host a workshop in September to teach how to make handmade blocks to be used on the new Maryland Dove.

Navy Hospitalman O’Dell on Front Lines of COVID Fight


US Navy Hospitalman Matthew O’Dell, a native of Leonardtown, is playing a critical role in the efforts to maintain a healthy and ready fighting force in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. As a hospital corpsman working at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River Navy Medical Readiness Training Command, Mr. O’Dell’s skills are vital to maintaining the health of the sailors in the Patuxent River area, and by extension, the readiness of the Navy’s operational ships and submarines on which they serve. “The coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic brought an invisible enemy to our shores and changed the way we operate…

St. Mary’s School Plan Is Town Hall Topic

Town Hall

St. Mary’s County Public Schools will host a virtual town hall at 4 pm today, Wednesday, August 19, 2020, to discuss the return to school in the fall.

Bird Lovers & Volunteers, DNR Needs You

Bird Lovers

January 2020 marked the beginning of the third Breeding Bird Atlas of Maryland and DC, and now the BBA3 needs help to make it a success. Birders of all skill levels can volunteer to contribute data on the breeding status of birds in the region.

Sheriff Seeks Grant to Purchase Ballistic Helmets

Sheriff's Office

The St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office intends to apply for a US Department of Justice grant to purchase ballistic helmets for the county’s civil disturbance unit.