January 24, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

Patuxent Cove Taking Apps for First Tenants -

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Feb. 8 a Day for Women’s Wellness -

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Bring Your Wares to the Appraiser Fair -

Sunday, January 19, 2020

SIF Ensemble to Perform at Museum -

Sunday, January 19, 2020

It’s Camo for Space Force Uniforms

Space Force

US Space Force unveils its new uniforms. The new military branch will wear the same camouflage look as other branches.

More Deployments as Tensions Remain High in Middle East

Deployments

Thousands more troops are preparing to be deployed to the Middle East amid heightened tensions with Iran, since the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in a recent airstrike near Baghdad.

DoD Fails 2nd Audit – No Surprise

DoD Fails Audit

DoD’s second-ever financial audit shows some progress, but uncovers more new problems than fixes. DoD has 3 million employees, 4,500 defense sites in 160 countries, a $292 billion inventory, more than $2.9 trillion in total assets, and $2.8 trillion in liabilities.

Debate Reopens on Atlantic Wind Farm Project

Wind Farm

The Maryland Public Service Commission is reopening discussion about a wind turbine project in the Atlantic off the shores of Ocean City after developers of the project say they want to build the turbines more than 200 feet taller that originally proposed.

Nationals Take Fans on a Wild Ride

Nationals

The Washington Nationals took fans on a wild ride in 2019, all the way to the World Series, and then down to the wire, pulling ahead in the 7th inning of the 7th game to bring the World Series Championship home to Washington DC for the first time in 86 years.

Bird Strike Grounds Navy Aircraft at Pax

Bird Strike

An E-6B Mercury, a nuclear command-and-control plane, hit a bird while landing at NAS Patuxent River on Oct. 2. The Navy estimates the damage due to the bird strike at about $2 million.

DoD: Contractors Self-Reported Waste Tally Is $200M

Contractors

The Defense Department’s inspector general says that contractors have returned more than $200 million to the US in the decade since it became mandatory to self-report potential fraud, waste, or abuse.

Night-Refueling Tests for F-35 Completed

F-35

The F-35 Lightning II program completes testing on an improved lighting assembly with the KC-135 that will enable F-35 variants to refuel behind the tanker at night.

F-35 Will Miss Readiness Mark

Readiness

Presumptive DefSec Mark Esper says the F-35 won’t hit 80 percent readiness this year, held back by a cockpit part that improves stealth performance.

Trump Says He Can Strike Iran Without Congress OK

Iran

President Trump says he does not need congressional approval to initiate military action in Iran. “I do like keeping them abreast, but I don’t have to do it legally.”