April 3, 2020

More Deployments as Tensions Remain High in Middle East

Deployments

Thousands more troops are preparing to be deployed to the Middle East amid heightened tensions with Iran, since the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in a recent airstrike near Baghdad.

3rd Higher Ed Building Breaks Ground

Higher Ed Building

The University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland announces the groundbreaking for the long-awaited Academic and Innovation Center, also known as the Third Academic Building, at what has become the USMSM campus.

Navy Tests Cutting-Edge V-BAT Drone

V-BAT Drone

The US Navy sent its expeditionary fast transport ship USNS Spearhead to sea to experiment with a number of cutting-edge technologies, including MartinUAV’s V-BAT drone. V-BAT is capable of vertical takeoff and landings while also retaining the high efficiency of a fixed-wing aircraft for long-endurance missions.

DoD Seeks Health Data Related to Military Housing

military housing

DoD looking to collect data on health issues alleged to come from military housing rife with mold, rodents, and lead.

Hornet Crash Was 2nd Involving Aircraft From the Reagan

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan suffered what authorities believe was a “mechanical issue” during routine operations Monday over the Philippine Sea. The crew was forced to eject. It was the second crash in less than a month involving aircraft from the Reagan.

Hogan Visits CSM Hughesville Campus

Hughesville Campus

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan was welcomed by College of Southern Maryland President Dr. Maureen Murphy to the Center for Trades and Energy Training at CSM’s Regional Hughesville Campus recently.

Are Our Nuclear Bombers on 24-Hour Alert?

Bombers

The Air Force is preparing to put nuclear-armed bombers back on 24-hour alert. “This is yet one more step in ensuring that we’re prepared,” Gen. David Goldfein, AF chief of staff, says.

Technology Lag Biggest Threat to US

technology

The US is losing ground in the technology war. China is investing in artificial intelligence and information-aimed equipment and capabilities the US is “presently unable to match,” says the Marine Corps’ assistant director of intelligence.

“Like” Walden, Thank the Governor

The not-for profit behavioral health organization gave Governor Larry Hogan a Facebook shout-out to for creating a Heroin and Opioid Emergency Task Force.