May 23, 2022

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Hogan: Maryland Is Cyber Capital of US

Cyber Capital

Gov. Larry Hogan touts Maryland as the “cyber capital of America” at a recent bill signing in Annapolis. The state is home to 60 federal civilian agencies and 20 military installations. Three bills from this year’s legislative session aim to strengthen the state’s cybersecurity network.

US Space Force Needs a National Guard

Space Force

A bill introduced in the US Senate would create a Space National Guard. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) said that not establishing a Space National Guard was a mistake when the US Space Force was formed.

Maryland Guard Deploys A-10s to Europe

Guard

Ten A-10C Thunderbolt II attack aircraft belonging to the Maryland Air National Guard and assigned to the 104th Fighter Squadron landed in Iceland on Thursday. The “Warthogs” will be part of a training exercise throughout Eastern Europe.

Weather, Climate Disasters Taking Toll on Guard

Guard

Climate change and weather-related disasters are running the National Guard ragged, some experts believe. An increase in man hours spent fighting wildfires is just one example of how these record-breaking incidents are impacting the Guard, which often responds to wildfires and hurricanes all over the country.

More Weapons on the Way to Ukraine

Weapons

More weapons – howitzers, artillery rounds, unmanned aerial systems – are on the way to Ukraine as part of the US’ latest arms package. And a retired three-star Army lieutenant general will help coordinate the security assistance the US and other partner nations are providing.

5 Weeks, 2 Barges, 5 Tugboats. Ever Forward Refloats

Refloats

The Ever Forward container ship is now afloat in the Chesapeake Bay. The operation took five weeks, two barges, and five tugboats to dislodge the 1,095-foot cargo ship after some containers were removed from the vessel.

Nominations Due for TPP Member of Year

Member of Year

Nominations are open for The Patuxent Partnership Member of the Year Award. The deadline for nominations is today, April 5.

TPP Seeks Member of Yr. Nominees

Member of Year

Nominations are open for The Patuxent Partnership Member of the Year Award. They will be accepted until April 5.

Karlin Leads Book Group for Veterans

Vietnam vet

A book discussion series for veterans is being led by Vietnam veteran Wayne Karlin. The Veterans Book Group meets virtually via Zoom from 10 am to noon on the first Saturday of the month.

Russia’s Assault on Ukraine Continues

Ukraine

Ukraine President Zelenskyy called on volunteers from around the world to join the fight for his country as the assault from Russia continues. Russia’s invasion into Ukraine is raising questions about what would trigger a military response from the US and NATO forces.