August 18, 2019

Another Race to Avoid Government Shutdown

government shutdown

Congress returns to another budget stalemate, needing a deal to ease statutory spending caps and avoid an Oct. 1 government shutdown, with only three weeks until the August recess.

ADM Set to Be Navy’s Top Officer Retires

Just days before he was to become the US Navy’s top officer, ADM Bill Moran says he will retire, reportedly due to a professional relationship he kept with a former Navy official accused of sexual misconduct.

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.

Who Has the Highest Share of High-Tech Jobs in US?

Restoration Advisory Board

A recent study reveals the top areas across the US known for their output of high-tech products and services. No. 1 is California-Lexington Park, MD, with the highest share of high-tech jobs.

Nebraska’s Flooding Overwhelms Offutt Air Force Base

Offutt

Floodwaters overwhelm one-third of Offutt Air Force Base, swamping dozens of buildings, much of the flight line, and prompted the evacuation of nine aircraft.

Navy’s F-35C Passes Major Milestone

Major Milestone

The F-35C, the variant used by the US Navy passed a major milestone last week, when it achieved Initial Operational Capability, becoming the final variant of the jet to pass the requirements.

Naval Academy Falling Apart

naval academy

A Naval Audit Service’s report says the US Naval Academy had decaying walls, plumbing issues, and condemned offices and balconies, determining the college’s infrastructure has degraded to the point of threatening its ability to train midshipmen.

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.

Trump Cancels Federal Workers’ Pay Raise

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President Donald Trump wants to freeze federal workers’ pay in 2019.

SpaceX Gears Up for 1st Crewed Flight

SpaceX crewed flight

SpaceX is gearing up to launch NASA astronauts to space with its Falcon 9 rockets. The agency has been debating whether to allow the company to fuel its spacecraft after the astronauts have boarded.