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

Pax Completes F/A-18, AARGM-ER Flight

AARGM-ER F/A-18

The US Navy completed an Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile – Extended Range (AARGM-ER) captive carry flight on an F/A-18 Super Hornet on April 22 at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in support of the first live fire event this spring.

Blue Angels & Thunderbirds Unveil ‘Super Delta’

The F-16 Fighting Falcon and F/A-18 Super Hornet flight formation grew out of a series of joint training opportunities for the Blue Angels and Thunderbirds held in 2020 and 2021.

Blue Angels Set to Move to Super Hornets

Blue Angels

The US Navy’s Blue Angels are tentatively set to start flying the F/A-18 Super Hornet in 2021. The move to the Super Hornet will mark the first time the fighter jet demonstration team has changed aircraft since it moved from the A-4F Skyhawk II to the F/A-18 Hornet in 1986.

McConnell Says, “Russians Are Not Our Friends”

McConnell

Senate Majority Leader notes alleged meddling in US and European elections and the 2014 annexation of Crimea, saying, “The Russians are not our friends … [they] are acting like the old Soviet Union used to act,”

US Assembles Military Might in Pacific

Military Might

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

T-45 Training Grounded Indefinitely

T-45

The Navy has extended the grounding of all of its T-45 training jets indefinitely after a  group of instructor pilots refused to fly the aircraft. The service’s engineers need to figure out what’s causing a spike in dangerous physical symptoms in pilots brought on by a drop in oxygen in the cockpit.

Navy Admiral Winter to Lead F-35 Program

RADM Mat Winter

RADM Mat Winter has been nominated to lead the Department of Defense’s F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter program office.

Searching the Bay for Sunken Aircraft

sunken aircraft at Pax River

The search for sunken aircraft from NAS Patuxent River continues in the Chesapeake Bay.

DefSec: China Building ‘Great Wall of Self-Isolation’

Ah Carter

Criticizing China’s actions in the South China Sea during the Naval Academy commencement address, Carter warned China that it is on a path to build a “great wall of self-isolation.”

Good News for Contractors in Defense Bill

There’s a lot to like in the procurement reforms in the draft defense bill, even with concerns about some new workplace regulations.