October 20, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

Community Assistance Day Set Oct. 29 -

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Wreaths Across America Exhibit Travels to St. Mary’s -

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

SoMD Heritage Series Concludes Nov. 16 -

Monday, October 18, 2021

St. Mary’s Public Forum Set Oct. 19 -

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Hypersonic Weapons Worry Congress

Concerned with a gap in the military’s ability to detect low-flying hypersonic weapons, lawmakers want the Pentagon to deliver a progress report by the end of November on its efforts to use radar to detect the weapons that can travel in excess of five times the speed of sound, covering vast distances in minutes.

Hicks Looks to Become Deputy DefSec

Kathleen Hicks

Kathleen Hicks received little pushback from senators during her confirmation hearing which included her openness to changing budget traditions to drive joint activity.

Trump Visits Arlington on Veterans Day

Arlington

President Donald Trump appears for the first time since losing the presidential race to Joe Biden to attend a wreath-laying ceremony at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier on Veterans Day.

Academy Grads Hear: COVID-19 Is Part of the Mission

“As new threats continue to emerge, you must remain ready, vigilant, and prepared to defend our country, our people, and our way of life,” DefSec addresses the Naval Academy’s first virtual graduation ceremony.

NAWCAD to Lead So. MD Tech Bridge

Tech Bridge

NAWCAD is named to lead Southern Maryland’s Tech Bridge to help local leverage and fund innovations of non-traditional military partners. James Geurts, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Research, Development, and Acquisition made the announcement Tuesday.

Pentagon Dismisses Criticism of F-35 Program

Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River economic community. The opinions expressed here do not reflect opinions of the Leader’s owners or staff. Lt. Gen. Eric Fick took exception to recent criticism of the F-35 JSF program by SpaceX founder Elon Musk, reports Defense News. The Pentagon’s head of the F-35 Lightning II JPO countered Musk by saying that the jet will be relevant for decades to come. “I’m happy to see what comes next, be it manned or unmanned, but I think the F-35 is going…

With Peace Deal, Troops Could Be Out of Afghanistan in 14 Months

Afghanistan

The US and the Taliban have signed a peace agreement aimed at ending the 18-year war in Afghanistan. If the Taliban meet their commitments, US troops would leave in 14 months.

Navy Says Goodbye to the ‘Blueberries’

Blueberries

The Type I Navy Working Uniform, called the “blueberry,” will no longer be authorized for wear. Blueberries are being discontinued today, Oct. 1, after an 11-year run.

US Growing Outreach in Indo-Pacific Region

Indo-Pacific Region

As China works to spread its influence, US Pacific Air Forces is growing its outreach to countries across the Indo-Pacific region.

Private Spacecraft Heads to the Moon

moon

The first privately funded spacecraft is scheduled to launch Thursday from Florida to the moon. The aircraft is propelled by a Falcon rocket from Elon Musk’s space company SpaceX.