October 20, 2019

Art & Lifestyle:

STEM Festival & Expo Comes to Fairgrounds -

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Airport Business Walk Set Oct. 24 -

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Entries Sought for Vets Day Parade -

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hubcaps Headline 2 Fundraisers/1 Night – Nov. 9 -

Monday, October 14, 2019

Navy Tests Cutting-Edge V-BAT Drone

V-BAT Drone

The US Navy sent its expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Spearhead to sea to experiment with a number of cutting-edge technologies, including MartinUAV’s V-BAT drone. V-BAT is capable of vertical takeoff and landings while also retaining the high efficiency of a fixed-wing aircraft for long-endurance missions.

DHS Issues Alert on Chinese Drones

chinese drones

The Department of Homeland Security issued an alert on Chinese drones, which could pose security risks, including data theft. Most drones purchased in the US are manufactured in China.

New FAA Rules for Recreational Drones

FAA Rules

Recreational drone users will face new FAA regulations that will go into effect this summer.

Pentagon to Retire USS Truman Two Decades Early

2nd Fleet

The Pentagon wants to retire the Nimitz-class carrier USS Harry Truman two decades early, which would cut the US aircraft carrier fleet from 11 to 10.

General: Consider Russia, China ‘Very Real’ Threats

Air Force Gen. Terrence O’Shaughnessy told a Senate committee that he sees no military threat coming from the southern border with Mexico, but his focus is on “very real” threats from China and Russia.

Is Another Shutdown on the Horizon?

Defense Policy Bill

The deal reached to reopen the federal government gives President Donald Trump and Congress until Feb. 15 to reach a new deal to prevent another partial shutdown.

Settlement Reached in Fitzgerald Collision

Fitzgerald

Olympic Steamship Company, owner of the merchant vessel, the ACX Crystal, that collided with the USS Fitzgerald in 2017, will pay the US government nearly $27 million as part of a settlement agreement. Seven sailors drowned.

Drones Change the Battlefield & Bases

drones

Drones are already changing the battlefield and impacting US strategy. Increased robotic controls of drones will likely also reduce the human footprint of counterinsurgency as the technology advances.

Drones Join List of Top Security Threats

Drones Join List of Top Security Threats

The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI said drones are one of the greatest national security threats to America, rating them as severe a concern as cybersecurity hacks, critical infrastructure attacks, and terrorism.

Heely, Christian Speak at Lunch & Learn

Heely

RADM Tim Heely and David Christian, author of “Victor Six,” will be the speakers at an Oct. 18 Lunch & Learn event offered by The Patuxent Partnership. The event will be held from 11 am to 1 pm.