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With Pierside Exercises Complete, USS Ford Heads for Sea Trials

carriers

The plight of the USS Gerald Ford ignited a war of words between US lawmakers and Navy leaders last week as the first-in-class carrier finally heads to sea trials after a series of technical setbacks.

Navy Tests Its Newest Firepower

Firepower

The USS Gabrielle Giffords tested its Naval Strike Missile last week in the Pacific. The Navy’s new sea-skimming cruise missile is difficult to spot on radar.

Hubble’s Latest Image of Saturn

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The rings of Saturn and four of its moons take center stage in this portrait by the Hubble Space Telescope’s Wide Field Camera 3 taken June 20, 2019. Photo credit: NASA, ESA, A. Simon (GSFC), and the OPAL Team Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River economic community. The opinions expressed here do not reflect opinions of the Leader’s owners or staff. NASA and the European Space Agency released a new image of Saturn taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, reports Space.com. NASA says the planet is…

Navy Is Upping Its Game in the Pacific

Pacific

The littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords deployed last week from San Diego packing the US Navy’s new naval strike missile. It’s headed to the Indo-Pacific theater.

Esper: There’s Progress Filling Pentagon Vacancies

Congress and the White House are working to fill senior vacancies at the Pentagon. Five nominees will face Senate hearings in the coming weeks, while eight are undergoing White House vetting, DefSec Mark Esper says.

Newest Littoral Combat Ship Reports to Fleet

Littoral Combat Ship

The Billings, a Freedom-class littoral combat ship, was commissioned in a Saturday ceremony in Key West, FL. The warship is named after Montana’s largest city.

Night-Refueling Tests for F-35 Completed

F-35

The F-35 Lightning II program completes testing on an improved lighting assembly with the KC-135 that will enable F-35 variants to refuel behind the tanker at night.

Turkey to US: Reverse Decision on F-35

Turkey has asked the US to reverse its decision to exclude that country from F-35 fighter jet program.

Lt. Gen. Fick Takes Lead of F-35 Program

Fick

Air Force Lt. Gen. Eric Fick assumed the watch from VADM Mat Winter as the program executive officer for the F-35 program in a ceremony last week in Washington, DC.

Event Will Recreate Launch of Apollo 11

Apollo 11

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11 will include the projection of a full-sized, 363-foot Saturn V rocket onto the Washington Monument for three nights this week.