May 18, 2024

State Leaders Serve Holiday Meals at Vets Home

Veterans Home

Maryland Gov. Wes Moore and Lt. Gov. Aruna Miller were joined by Rep. Steny H. Hoyer and other state leaders on a visit to the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home to serve Thanksgiving meals to residents.

Birckhead New MD Adjutant General

Birckhead

MAJ GEN Janeen Birckhead has assumed her new role as the Maryland National Guard adjutant general. Birckhead succeeds outgoing MAJ GEN Timothy Gowen, who assumed command in 2019.

Italian Carrier Readies for Its 1st F-35B

Italian Sea Trials

Italy’s ITS Cavour will receive its first F-35B this month after the aircraft carrier started certification work in the US earlier this year. Final checks are being conducted at Cameri air base. The assembly facility is expected to turn out 90 F-35s for Italy, including 30 F-35Bs. The Cavour began its certification in February 2021 out of Naval Station Norfolk, VA.