August 17, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

3 Nights Left for Shakespeare in the City -

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Theater Holding Auditions for ‘Clue’ -

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Shakespeare Heads to St. Mary’s City -

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Young Artists Sought for Sotterley Contest -

Thursday, July 28, 2022

DefSec Mattis Cleared to Begin Work

DefSec Mattis

Newly sworn in DefSec James Mattis held what the Defense Department called a “Top 4″ meeting Saturday that included Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Deputy Defense Secretary Robert O. Work; and Air Force Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs.

A Look at Top Military Stories in 2016

Av-8B Harrier II

A look back at some of the top military and maritime stories of 2016. The news was full of stories about research, development, and acquisition, as well as testing, fielding, and planning for ships, aircraft, and weapon systems.

Defense Stocks Tumble After Trump F-35 Tweet

defense stocks

Trump tweets F-35 costs “out of control,” Lockheed stocks tumble, shares of General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, BAE, and Raytheon fall as well.

Pentagon: Urgent Need for Underwater Drones

urgent need for drones

A Pentagon official told an audience of submarine officers and military contractors that the US Navy needs more underwater drones — and it needs them now.

Aerial Refueling Tests Go Well at Pax

air-to-air refueling

Air-to-air refueling tests continue at NAS Patuxent River. Tests will authorize the Italian KC-767A to refuel the F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet, AV-8B Harrier, and EA-6B Prowlers.

New US Challenge: Dealing With N. Korea

North Korea missile launch

North Korea’s latest nuclear test was the biggest recorded detonation since the country began underground testing in 2006. Analysts say this is a key step toward developing missile capable of reaching the US mainland.

New Ops Center for Atlantic Test Ranges

NAWCAD

Construction has begun of a new operations center for the US Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division’s Atlantic Test Ranges has begun. slated for completion in 2017. The project will boost the ATR’s ability to support simultaneous test operations for future and current naval aviation programs, including unmanned systems and virtual, live, and constructive battlespace environments.

US, So. Korea Engage in Round of War Games

The US and South Korea have kicked off a new round of war games despite protests from North Korea, which threatened a pre-emptive nuclear strike.

Missile Defense Higher Priority

Missile defense develop is rising as a result of more aggressive posturing by North Korea, China and Russia.

Outgoing NavSec Supports Another BRAC

Increasing national defense costs on all fronts: pricing, sophistication of systems, rising non-traditional threats, and growing retiree expenses drives outgoing NavSec Mabus’ support for another BRAC, acknowledging the impact on the Navy and Marine Corps would be less severe than on the Army or Air Force.