April 21, 2019

Wind Farm Debate Continues

wind turbine farm

The Somerset County Wind Farm debate continues after a 2-2 vote allows the project to move forward, but not necessarily to a final vote.

Young Veterans Elected to Congress

American flag

Congress will include the largest class of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans next year, although the overall number of veteran lawmakers continues to decline.

Sequester Rollback Chances Improve

Sequester rollback is possible due to the ISIS fight, potential Republican control of the Senate, the falling budget deficit and the emerging Ebola threat.

China’s J-31 Stealth Fighter Unveiled Soon

The J-31 stealth fighter is a land based jet but could also evolve into a carrier based ‘naval configuration’, and become a direct competitor for the F-35.

FAA Rules PA Turbines Interfere With Radar

wind turbine farm

The FAA determined that wind turbines would interfere with radar used by Pennsylvania air traffic controllers at Erie International Airport.

China Can Track F-35 JSF

F-35C JSF formation

China’s “passive” radar detection device may be able to track the F-35 stealthy fighter at distances of up to 400 kilometers.

Citizens Critical of Wind Farm

wind turbine farm

NAS Pax River worries the wind farm will interfere with testing radar and resident’s concerns include potential noise issues and decreased property values.

Pentagon Addresses Climate Change

A new DoD report states that climate change will affect the Pentagon’s ability to “defend the nation” and “poses immediate risks to US national security.”

STEM Ideas & Information Exchanged

The Patuxent Partnership & NAVAIR’s Women’s Advisory Group present an inaugural exchange of ideas to promote STEM education from early childhood onward.

Iraq Airstrikes Ineffectual

Valiant Shield Harpoon

Islamic fighters hide in urban areas to elude the airstrikes and are succeeding in taking new territory.