July 22, 2019

For Today’s Eclipse, All Eyes on the Sky

solar eclipse

Today, Monday, Aug. 21, Southern Marylanders will be able to see a partial solar eclipse and, at peak, a light shadow of the moon will cover 81 percent of the sun.

Rep. Hoyer Welcomes Reduced Furlough, More to Do

While the end of furlough brings good news, Congressman Steny Hoyer continues to fight sequestration as a whole.

Two More Furlough Days, Readiness Still Suffers

The Deputy Secretary of Defense makes the news rounds to tout a DoD budget realignment that rolls back the unpopular civilian furloughs and also to warn of a loss of military readiness as a result of sequestration.

Enjoy Your Furlough Fridays, Volunteer, Visit Someplace New

sailboats

We will be highlighting events, volunteer opportunities, sales, and much more. Check our Lexi Leader column weekly for updates.

Steny Hoyer Continues to Fight Sequestration

Congressman Hoyer still urging Congress to reach bipartisan agreement to end sequestration as furloughs begin; says federal employees have contributed enough.

Furloughs Force 2-Day Commissary Closure

Pax River Commissary will close Mondays and Tuesdays beginning July 8 through September 30.

Furlough Impacts Widen, JSF Stays A Budget Winner

Despite reductions elsewhere, a month of achievements and cost savings is good news for the JSF. It’s more of a mixed bag for cyber-security.

Good JSF Departure Test as Budget Battles Loom

F-35 transonic

Sexual assault expected to drag into Congressional discussions of Defense budget authorization.

Furloughs Are In & First X-47B Carrier Launch Lands at Pax

Eleven furlough days announced same day as first carrier catapult launch of X-47B UCAS. Also, how ‘drones’ were named.

China Steps Up UAV Development

Observers surprised at China’s speed, legislators crave drone jobs for constituents.