September 19, 2017

Tomahawks ‘Ready to Do What They Do’

Destroyers Ross and Porter were already operating in the Eastern Mediterranean on Thursday when the call was made to strike at the Assad regime. The two destroyers involved in the 59-Tomahawk missile strike on a Syrian airfield were there, loaded with Tomahawks “ready to do what they do.”

Conference Focuses on Women in STEM

Women in STEM

The College of Southern Maryland has created an event that will expose women in their teens and older to a range of career opportunities in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math). CSM’s Women + STEM Conference = Infinite Possibilities will be held from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm April 1 at the college’s La Plata Campus and focuses on women in STEM.

Debate Over Military Budget Heating Up

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The debate over the military budget is heating up in Washington between the defense hawks on Capitol Hill and the fiscal hawks in the Trump administration.

Cybersecurity Talent in Short Supply

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Shortage of cybersecurity talent continues. Achieving successful cybersecurity is an all-hands-on-deck effort by academia, industry, and government.

Clinton, Trump Prep for 1st Debate

The highly anticipated presidential debate is set for tonight, Sept. 26. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are reportedly preparing for this showdown in ways that appear to be as different as their candidacies.

Key West Residents Weigh In on Drone Base

Key West residents will have a 30-day period beginning Sept. 1 to comment on NAS Key West being in the running to be the East Coast’s home base for the MQ-4C Triton drones. The short list also includes Naval Station Mayport in Jacksonville, FL, and Virginia’s NASA Wallops Flight Facility.

Confrontations Escalate in Persian Gulf

Iran escalates confrontations with US warships in the Persian Gulf.

Fuel Burn Cut Would Extend F-35 Flight Life

Promising testing of technology that would reduce fuel burn would lengthen the flying life of the Joint Strike Fighter.

Young Veterans Elected to Congress

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

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.