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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Navy Makes Changes to Basic Training

Training

The US Navy is revamping its boot camp basics to include 10 weeks of training instead of eight and adding more mentorship, life skills, and personal and professional development portions to the curriculum.

Navy Bests Army in Annual Football Matchup

Navy

The US Naval Academy Midshipmen beat the Army Black Nights in the annual football matchup Saturday 17-13. Navy now leads the historic series 62-52-7.

Report: Presidential Helicopter ‘Unreliable’ in Emergencies

Presidential Helicopters

A Pentagon report says the new presidential helicopter is unreliable in emergency situations and not “operationally suitable.”

Italian F-35B Lands on Carrier for 1st Time

Italian Sea Trials

An Italian Navy F-35B Lightning II landed on the ITS Cavour aircraft carrier for the first time Friday. The landing follows the compatibility testing in the US earlier this year, when two F-35Bs from NAS Pax River were deployed on the ship to test every aspect of the aircraft operations.

Navy Implements New Fire Safety Practices

VADM Roy Kitchener said he is encouraged by new fire safety protocols for ships undergoing maintenance in port. He said among the changes the Navy has invested in fire detection systems and added industrial-environment safety training at surface officer school.

55 Marylanders in Naval Academy’s Class of ’21

Naval Academy

The US Naval Academy held its commencement Friday in Annapolis with Vice President Kamala Harris giving the keynote address. There were 1,084 graduates and 55 of them were Marylanders.

F-35 Provides 254,000 American Jobs

Lockheed wants you to know its F-35 generates more than $49 billion annually and teams with nearly 1,900 US suppliers, including more than 1,000 small business suppliers, in 45 states and Puerto Rico.

Biden Proposes $715B Defense Budget

Defense Budget

President Joe Biden has rolled out his defense budget for the next fiscal year. He is asking $715 billion for the Pentagon. The FY22 proposed budget represents a 1.6% increase over this year.

F-35B Sea Trials on Cavour Completed

Italian Sea Trials

The four-week sea trials on the Italian navy’s Cavour aircraft carrier for the operational use of the F-35B fighter jet have been completed. The trials — more than 115 ski jump short take-offs, 120 vertical landings, and two vertical take-offs – were conducted with two specially instrumented F-35Bs that belonged to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 from NAS Patuxent River.

Stealthy F-35B Tests Weaponry Follow-up

The first day of weapons, or external stores, flight test during Cavour’s sea trials with the F-35B, the short takeoff and vertical landing variant of the fifth-generation fighter aircraft that will serve as the ship’s key weapon system.