May 19, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

Parris Is. Marine Band Is Emmy Nominee

An original composition performed by the Parris Island Marine Band — inspired by its musical director’s wife and her work as a nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic — has been nominated for an Emmy. “You Were There” salutes first responders who continued to work at the height of the pandemic, from doctors and nurses to grocery store workers to garbage collectors.

First Woman Nominated to Lead Armed Service

US Coast Guard ADM Linda Fagan will become the first woman to lead a branch of the US armed services if her nomination to lead the US Coast Guard is confirmed. Fagan has been the Coast Guard’s No. 2 since June and was the first woman in the service to be promoted to four stars.

US Troops Readied for Ukraine

Up to 8,500 US troops are on heightened alert for possible NATO deployment in response to a Russian move on Ukraine. The action is short of deployment but assures a rapid response if the need to deploy occurs.

Navy: Jet Fuel Spill Caused Water Contamination

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US Navy officials believe contaminated tap water that went to Hawaii military households came from a one-time jet fuel spill in November and was not caused by a leak from aging underground fuel storage tanks above an aquifer.

Leaked Video Shows F35 Dropping Off Carrier Ramp

Video shows the F35B dropping off the front of the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth and the pilot ejecting from the Nov. 17, 2021 crash in the eastern Mediterranean Sea. The aircraft achieved neither lift nor thrust.