May 11, 2021

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What’s Next for the Navy’s LCS Fleet?

LCS

The littoral combat ship USS Gabrielle Giffords launches a Naval Strike Missile in the Philippine Sea on Oct. 1, 2019. The missile is a long-range, precision-strike weapon designed to seek and destroy enemy ships. (US Navy photo by Navy Chief Petty Officer Shannon Renfroe) Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River economic community. The opinions expressed here do not reflect opinions of the Leader’s owners or staff. Chief of Naval Operations ADM Michael Gilday offered details to a House defense subcommittee on the US Navy’s plans for…

Virtual Ceremony to Mark Pearl Harbor Remembrance

Pearl Harbor

The coronavirus pandemic will keep Pearl Harbor survivors from attending the 79th Commemorative Ceremony remembering those killed in the attack that launched the US into World War II. The ceremony today, Dec. 7, will be closed to the public, but will be live streamed starting at approximately 7:45 am.

CNO Gilday on the State of the Navy

Gilday

Among the topics discussed during a “State of the Navy” virtual forum this week by Chief of Naval Operations ADM Mike Gilday: developing a sixth-generation fighter, the future for the use of drones and smaller aircraft carriers, DoD’s Battle Force 2045 study, and a tri-service maritime strategy to thwart China, which he calls America’s top strategic threat.

Services Academies to Open Campuses in Fall

military academies

All military services academies will open their campuses to students this fall.

Academy Grads Hear: COVID-19 Is Part of the Mission

“As new threats continue to emerge, you must remain ready, vigilant, and prepared to defend our country, our people, and our way of life,” DefSec addresses the Naval Academy’s first virtual graduation ceremony.

McSally to Introduce Military Sexual Assault Bill

McSally

Sen. Martha McSally seeks legislation to reform how the military handles sexual assault claims, including making sexual harassment a stand-alone offense under the military’s criminal justice system.

Unmanned Fleet: Duties Hazy, Need Clear

unmanned fleet

Pressure from China and Russia convinces Navy officials of the need for an unmanned fleet, even without a specific plan for integration into what will become a shift in the composition of the entire fleet.

Hoyer Announces Academy Appointments

Academy Appointments

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer has announced the names of 10 students in Maryland’s Fifth District who have been appointed to the US Service Academies. Recipients of the service academy appointments accepted offers to the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy, and the Military Academy at West Point.

Service Academy Appointments Announced

Service Academy Appointments

Congressman Hoyer announces appointments to the U.S. Service Academies.

Services Contractors Face New Challenges

Federal services contractors are responding to government spending reductions, changing customer demands and increasing competition.