December 16, 2019

Art & Lifestyle:

SMECO Employees Donate to Charities -

Monday, December 16, 2019

Still Time to See Farm Lights, Museum Exhibits -

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Santa to Fly In to St. Mary’s Airport – Dec. 21 -

Thursday, December 12, 2019

1 Show; 5 Photographers @ Lex Park Library -

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

VADM: F-35 Program Could Be Hurt If Plan With Turkey Is Nixed

Defense Trade

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. F-35 program manager VADM Mathias Winter tells Capitol Hill lawmakers that if Turkey is ejected from the F-35 program, it would deal an immediate blow to the production rate for new planes and place fresh stress on an already strained supply chain, reports Breaking Defense. NAWCAD Lakehurst has adapted weapons loaders for the F-35B, reports dcmilitary.com. The modified support equipment gives the Lightning II more…

First Testing Phase on Carrier Complete

carriers

Two F-35B Lightning II aircraft from the F-35 Integrated Test Force have left the HMS Queen Elizabeth after completing a first phase of developmental testing.

US Assembles Military Might in Pacific

Military Might

The US is amassing its military power in the Pacific region.

Warships’ Nuclear Waste Heading to Idaho

nuclear waste

A $1.65 billion nuclear waste storage facility in eastern Idaho will be built to handle fuel waste from the nation’s fleet of nuclear-powered warships.

Forbes on Short List For NavSec

Randy Forbes

Randy Forbes, a Republican congressman from Virginia and a military adviser to Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, is the man likely to be the next Secretary of the US Navy.

Carver Is VX-23’s New CO

Navy Cmdr. James Carver relieves Marine Lt. Col. Kevin Erker as commanding officer of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 after serving as the squadron’s chief test pilot since October 2014. Cmdr. Johannes Jolly assumed duties as VX-23’s chief test pilot.

Runway Project Moves Pax Testing to Wallops for Summer

F-35's Gun Pod Trials Completed

A detachment from Naval Air Station Patuxent River will operate from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility this summer. The F-35 Lightning II Pax River Integrated Test Force will conduct flight test operations at Wallops with two F-35B Short Takeoff and Vertical Landing variants and two F-35C carrier variants from mid-June to mid-July while NAS Pax is implementing a runway intersection construction project.