March 6, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

Lex Park Winter Home Grown Market Open -

Friday, March 5, 2021

Take a Virtual Tour of Gallery’s Show -

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Next Airport Farmers Market March 13 -

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Library Opening – Limits in Place -

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

DoD: Inside or Out, All Must Wear Masks

Masks

The Defense Department is now requiring that everyone on military installations wear masks, whether they are inside or outside, and even if they are social distancing.

New Navy Goal Is a 530-Ship Fleet

530 ship fleet

Forget a 355-ship goal for the US Navy. The Pentagon is now recommending a fleet as large as 530 ships and moving the service toward a lighter force with many more ships but fewer aircraft carriers and large surface combatants.

Report: Where Federal Defense Dollars Are Spent

Federal Defense Dollars

A Pew Charitable Trusts report on where federal defense dollars are spent shows Pentagon contract spending puts Connecticut at No. 1 by one measure: defense contracts as a percentage of spending. Maryland was 21st on the list. In FY2018, the federal government spent a total of $579 billion on defense in the states and DC, or $1,772 per capita. In Maryland, the per capita spending was $2,955.

In Indo-Pacific Region, a Massive Show of US Naval Force

Indo-Pacific

While China builds up its military outposts in the South China Sea, putting missile and electronic warfare systems on them, the US and other allies have beefed up operations. For the first time in nearly three years, three American aircraft carriers are patrolling the Indo-Pacific waters, a massive show of naval force.

SpaceX Delivers Astronauts to Space Station

Astronauts

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken arrived at the International Space Station following the historic launch on Saturday. The pair of astronauts docked to the space station’s Harmony module at 10:16 a.m. Sunday as the microgravity laboratory flew 262 miles above the border northern China and Mongolia.

First COVID-19 Case Reported in So. Md.

COVID-19 Case

Among developments during the COVID-19 threat: First case reported in Southern Maryland; 31 cases confirmed in Maryland; governor enacts an emergency order to expand access to child care for critical personnel; DoD says 10 service members have tested positive; Navy suspends most travel.

North Korea Resumes Weapons Testing

Weapons Testing

The South Korean military says North Korea fired three unidentified projectiles off its east coast as part of firing drills, a week after it resumed missile tests following a three-month break. Japan believes this latest launch threatens the peace and security of the region.

Navy Wants to Scrap 4 Littoral Combat Ships

Littoral Combat Ships

The US Navy wants to scrap four of its Littoral Combat Ships which it says are already so outdated they can’t be even be used for training anymore.

Joint Base Andrews Announces Air Show

The 2015 JBA Air Show on “America’s Airfield” is Sept. 19, highlighting the Thunderbirds & commemorating 100 years of the Navy Reserve.