January 16, 2019

Settlement Reached in Fitzgerald Collision

Sailors Killed in Destroyer Collision

Olympic Steamship Company, owner of the merchant vessel, the ACX Crystal, that collided with the USS Fitzgerald in 2017, will pay the US government nearly $27 million as part of a settlement agreement. Seven sailors drowned.

Maryland Among Top States Affected by Shutdown

Maryland ranks among the top states most affected by the partial federal government shutdown. The District of Columbia ranked the top most affected state (No. 1), followed by New Mexico (No. 2), and Maryland (No. 3).

Navy Plans Two Carriers, One Contract

Aircraft carriers

The Navy plans to commit $24 billion to buy two new Ford-class aircraft carriers under the same contract, a commitment that should save 5 to 10 percent over buying each carrier separately.

CSM Institutes Tuition Relief Plan During Govt. Shutdown

Tuition relief

The College of Southern Maryland is providing support for its returning students whose family or themselves are being financially impacted by the current federal government shutdown.

Hoyer Meets With Workers Impacted by Shutdown

Hoyer Meets With Workers Impacted by Shutdown

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer met Dec. 28 with constituents impacted by the federal government shutdown, including representatives from the American Federation of Government Employees and local business owners with federal contracts.

Will a Government Shutdown Be Avoided?

government shutdown

Congress has only a few days left to pass a funding package for several large federal agencies and general government appropriations to avoid a government shutdown.

Navy Suicides Still Highest of All Services

Navy Suicides

Suicide rates in the Navy have climbed rapidly since 2015 with a 53 percent spike from 2016 to 2017, more than among active duty service members in any other branch of the military. Although more modest than the Navy’s rate, suicide rates continued to rise for all duty service members in 2017.

VADM Malloy on 5th Fleet Temporary Duty

5th Fleet

Navy VADM James Malloy has landed in Bahrain on temporary duty with US 5th Fleet and US Naval Forces Central Command, after the previous commander VADM Scott Stearney was found dead in his home over the weekend from an apparent suicide.

Navy Dilemma: Replace Subs or Build More Warships

Warships

A panel of security and budget experts believe the US Navy could be forced to make hard choices when it comes to finding the money to replace its aging ballistic missile submarines or reach its goal of having a fleet of 355 warships.

F-35A Tests Triple Its Expected Lifetime

F-35

The F-35A airframe tests are expected to double the life expectancy of 8,000h, but tests are showing 24,000h of service life for the stealth fighters.