September 24, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

GM Pool to Close Temporarily for Maintenance -

Saturday, September 19, 2020

‘Water Taxi’ Painting Donated to Museum -

Friday, September 18, 2020

4 Drive-Thru Vaccination Clinics Planned -

Thursday, September 17, 2020

The Rise of Lexington Park -

Sunday, September 13, 2020

Trump Saves Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes

After the Pentagon notified Stars and Stripes that its final newspaper publication will be released this month, President Donald Trump tweeted, “America will NOT be cutting funding to @starsandstripes magazine under my watch.”

More Russian-US Confrontations

Russian

Russian fighter jets repeatedly veered 100 feet in front of a US Air Force B-52 bomber over the Black Sea. Six Russian warplanes flew close enough to Alaska that Air Force F-22s scrambled to intercept them. And seven US soldiers were injured when a Russian armored vehicle deliberately rammed an American patrol in northeast Syria.

What Will Navy’s New Force Structure Plan Look Like?

force restructure plan

Teams led by the US Navy’s chief of naval operations and the US Marine Corps’ commandant have been studying the services’ fleet size. The force structure plan, originally slated to be released in February, remains on track for the fall.

US Troops Injured by Russians in Syria

US service members were injured after an altercation with Russian forces in northeast Syria this week that included Russian vehicles unsafely pursuing US forces.

The New Fat Albert’s Path to Blue Angels

Fat Albert Blue Angels

A year-long effort brings a new Fat Albert C-130 J Super Hercules to the US Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team.

WWII Warbirds Arrive at Pearl Harbor

Warbirds

Watch the video of 14 World War II-vintage warplanes arriving at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, two weeks before the warbirds will take to the sky for a series of aerial parades over Oahu to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II.

LFTE Exercise: Here’s to Your Stealth

Stealth

The US military is considered the world’s premier fighting force, and testing exercises play an important role in sustaining military readiness. A variety of stealthy aircraft participated in a recent exercise Large Force Test Event in Nevada.

The Few. The Proud. The Female F-35 Pilots

Female F-35 Pilots

“In the military, females are outnumbered in general. It just gets narrower and narrower as you get into the pilot community and then the fighter pilot community,” says Air Force Capt. Kristin “Beo” Wolfe, that service’s first female F-35 demo pilot.

Stop Buying F-35 Parts From Turkey

A bipartisan group of lawmakers is urging the Pentagon to more quickly stop buying F-35 fighter jet components from Turkey. DoD’s plans to buy parts from Turkey into 2022 undercuts US pressure on the country over its purchase of the Russian S-400 Triumf air defense system, they write.

Arlington Nat’l Cemetery Takes Land to Expand

Arlington

Arlington National Cemetery looks to expand onto land owned by Arlington County, VA. The Justice Dept. filed paperwork this week to take about 49 acres of land through eminent domain powers. The additional acreage is expected to create space for up to 60,000 additional burial sites in coming years.