October 1, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

Free Civil Legal Help at Lex Park Library -

Thursday, September 1, 2022

Telehealth Booth Opens at Lex Park Library -

Monday, August 29, 2022

Black Civil War Soldiers Exhibit Makes Stop in Lex Park -

Thursday, August 25, 2022

Time for ‘The Big Conversation’ -

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Senate Committee Ups DoD Budget

Lawmakers look to provide the Pentagon with its annual budget — the Department of Defense Appropriation Act — before the current continuing resolution funding the government expires Dec. 3. But it’s not necessarily the budget the Pentagon requested.

Bay Filled With ‘Forever Chemicals’

The potential threat to Chesapeake Bay shellfish and seafood from PFAS contamination at DOD sites is a local example of a US-wide problem, according to an environmental research organization review of DoD’s documentation of the use of toxic PFAS, known as “forever chemicals,” at its installations.

2011 PFAS Risk Alert Triggered No Action

PFAS

An inspector general report from 2020 found DoD issued a “risk alert” regarding PFAS in 2011 without accompanying action instructions. The first risk management actions regarding the toxic chemicals used throughout the military for firefighting came in 2016. The IG report comes two years after dozens of lawmakers requested a review.

Attitudes Shifting Re: F-35

F-35

It used to be funds holding back the F-35 program, but increasingly the Pentagon and Congress have begun questioning the costs of operating and sustaining the platform.

‘Largest Ever’ R&D, T&E Budget Hike Sought

The Administration’s FY22 military budget requests contains the “largest ever” budget hike in research, development, testing, and evaluation, says DefSec Lloyd Austin. The White House has proposed $112 billion in that area, a 5 percent increase.

Navy Training Jets Collide: NAS Kingsville

Two T-45 Goshawks collided in mid-air over over Ricardo, TX. One landed safely at NAS Kingsville, the instructor and student ejected from the second aircraft, the instructor reported only minor injuries.

737 MAX Returning to Service

Boeing intends to deliver most of the stored backlog of the 737 MAX by 2023. Deliveries resumed in December after a 22-month grounding; in February 130 MAXs recorded at least one flight.

Lex Park-California Area Tops Highest-Paying Jobs List

Naval Aviation

California-Lexington Park, MD, is listed on 247wallst.com’s list of cities with the highest-paying jobs, with a 2019 annual median wage of $63,040. Other details in the report: the area also has the most highly concentrated occupation of aerospace engineers.

Dahlgren Testing Continues Through Friday

Dahlgren

Testing requires a high volume of rounds fired at a rapid pace across several consecutive days.  Test shots will produce continuous LOUD NOISE in communities surrounding NSF Dahlgren, advises NAVSEA. Access to the Potomac River Middle Danger Zone, will be restricted during testing.

What the Future Holds for Remote Work

Remote

One year into the COVID-19 pandemic and experts are weighing in on the future of remote work and the policies that guide it. One professor believes that many firms will adopt remote work on a permanent basis. A business exec envisions companies adding chief remote work officers. One CEO predicts rural towns will flourish if they innovate quickly.