September 29, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

Free Civil Legal Help at Lex Park Library -

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Telehealth Booth Opens at Lex Park Library -

Monday, August 29, 2022

Black Civil War Soldiers Exhibit Makes Stop in Lex Park -

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Time for ‘The Big Conversation’ -

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

DynCorp Out; Workers Likely Remain

For almost 50 years DynCorp (now part of Amentum) worked with the Naval Test Wing Atlantic at Patuxent River Naval Air Station providing aircraft mechanics and more, becoming St. Mary’s County’s 3rd-largest employer. While Amentum leaves town, officials expect the Pax employees to remain with the new contract winner, Vertex Aerospace LLC,

More Weapons on the Way to Ukraine

Weapons

More weapons – howitzers, artillery rounds, unmanned aerial systems – are on the way to Ukraine as part of the US’ latest arms package. And a retired three-star Army lieutenant general will help coordinate the security assistance the US and other partner nations are providing.

Defense Funding for Drones Nearly Triples

Funding for Drones

The 2019 National Defense Authorization Act allocates funding for nearly three times as many unmanned vehicles as in previous years.

F-35 Destined for Combat Test

F-35

So far this year, the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter has been deployed twice, though neither deployment was in a combat capacity. With the US waging increasingly anti-terror operations, as the military deploys more and more it seems unavoidable that the F-35 is destined for a combat test.

Whistleblowers Take Losses

Manning gets 35 years, federal court limits job rights of employees in sensitive positions and DoD hires a cyber chief to work with contractor cyber-security breaches.

Navy Moves Forward with Powerful Poseidon Sensor

p-8a poseidon flutter test

Program is underway to develop a long-range, high-resolution surveillance radar for the P-8A.

74 Laid Off at DynCorp

budget axe

Contractor cutting Lexington Park office.

Morning Coffee 7-13-11

Hornet still going strong with new orders.

Morning Coffee 7-1-11

Major JSF tests loom in the fall.