June 25, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

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.

Navy Chief Lists 513 ‘Needed’ Ships

CNO Gilday says it will take 513 ships to meet the National Defense Strategy — and includes in his list a big amphibious presence, 60 destroyers, 50 frigates, more than 80 subs, another 100 support ships, and a likely future need of about 150 unmanned.

Aviation Market on Display at Singapore Airshow

More than 110 American companies, high-level officials, and cutting-edge military aircraft were present this week at the three-day Singapore Airshow 2022. The show is the preeminent defense exhibition and biennial international aviation trade show in the Pacific region.

More Troops Being Deployed to Europe

Deployed

Three thousand members of the 82nd Airborne Division are scheduled to join 3,000 troops already mobilized to Poland, Germany, and Romania, as tensions mount along the Ukraine-Russia border. The White House is warning US civilians in Ukraine: Get out now, because the military won’t help rescue you if Russia invades.

DoD Outlines New Tech Strategies

Tech

The Defense Department outlined its vision for the US military to strengthen its tech superiority amid a global race for technological advantage. The plan includes a list of “critical technology areas” including biotechnology, quantum science, FutureG, trusted AI and autonomy, directed energy weapons and systems, hypersonics, and integrated sensing and cyber.

No Budget Bill? Here’s How It Could Affect the Navy

Budget

RADM John Gumbleton this week explained in greater detail the scope of the cuts the US Navy is prepared to make should the service be forced to live without a budget.

JPALS Team Earns Top Safety Honors

The Joint Precision Approach and Landing System team overcame COVID restriction obstacles internationally to support five JPALS installations and five Precision Approach Landing System certifications around the globe last year, earning the Naval Air Traffic Management Systems Program Office top safety honors.