January 26, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

Patuxent Cove Taking Apps for First Tenants -

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Feb. 8 a Day for Women’s Wellness -

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Bring Your Wares to the Appraiser Fair -

Sunday, January 19, 2020

SIF Ensemble to Perform at Museum -

Sunday, January 19, 2020

Truman Strike Group Joins 6th Fleet

Truman Strike Group

The US Navy said the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman and its strike group entered the 6th Fleet’s area of operations. The Truman had been sidelined due to electrical glitches; it is expected to relieve the USS Abraham Lincoln.

Shortage of Cybersecurity Workers Continues

Cybersecurity

A recent Cybersecurity Workforce Study finds there is a shortage of cybersecurity professionals around the world. In the US, a current cybersecurity workforce of more than 800,000 is nowhere close to the number of cybersecurity jobs needed to protect government agencies, Fortune 500 companies, and small and mid-sized business.

Newest Carriers Can’t Handle F-35C

Ford carrier

The Navy will refit its 36-year-old Vinson aircraft carrier to accommodate its newest fighter jet the F-35C. The Navy’s newest carriers, the USS Gerald R. Ford and USS John F. Kennedy — not yet in operation — will be refit in future years for the strike fighter

US Growing Outreach in Indo-Pacific Region

Indo-Pacific Region

As China works to spread its influence, US Pacific Air Forces is growing its outreach to countries across the Indo-Pacific region.

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.

NATO Arctic Exercise Hits Cold War Levels

Arctic

NATO’s Trident Juncture opens this week, a month of NATO military exercises in the Arctic, involving troops operating in the air, on land, and at sea. This year anticipates the biggest show of force since the Cold War with 50,000 troops in place around the Arctic Circle.

Navy Flight Instructors Offered New Career Path, Shoreside

Navy flight instructors

A new billet would allow Navy pilots and naval flight officers to remain in the Navy outside the traditional career path and normal sea/shore rotation. The changes address readiness and retention and allow officers to remain in the Navy later in their careers.

US Defense Trade Up Over Last Year

Defense Trade

Through the first two quarters of this fiscal year, the US has signed $46.9 billion in weapons sales to foreign partners and allies — smashing past the $41.9B figure from all of fiscal 2017.

First Loss of F-35B for Marine Corps

F-35B

An F-35B that erupted into flames caused by a faulty bracket nearly two years ago has been struck by the Marine Corps, making it the first loss of an F-35 for the corps. The corps made the determination that the costs to repair the fighter would not be worth the return on investment.

Senate Blocks F-35 Sale to Turkey

F-35

US Senate blocks Lockheed’s $10 billion sale of F-35s to Turkey, fearing the fighter jet’s secrets are at risk since the NATO ally’s decision to buy the Russian S-400 air defense system.