July 20, 2019

Md. Native Nominated to Be USMC Commandant

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Maryland native Lt. Gen. David H. Berger has been nominated to serve as the 38th commandant of the US Marine Corps. The appointment is pending Senate confirmation.

Navy Commissions Newest Warship

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. The US Navy’s newest Independence-class littoral combat ship was commissioned Saturday, reports Navy Times. The LCS bears the name of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s second-largest city. Vice President Mike Pence, speaking at the Munich Security Conference over the weekend, said that the US “will not stand idly by” if Turkey goes ahead with plans to purchase a Russian S-400 missile defense system, reports Military Times. British DefSec…

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.”

Senate Passes 2015 Spending Bill

The $1.1 trillion 2015 spending bill approved by the Senate over the weekend funds most of the federal government through the next fiscal year.

Blue Angels Face the Budget Axe

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Budget cuts threaten upcoming shows by the Navy’s flying demonstration team.

Law Could Alert Navy on New Wind Turbines

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Law change re-regulates the construction of land-based windmills, giving Pax River testers a chance to review them.

Morning Coffee: JSF’s Cost Estimate Jumps 15 Percent

F-35’s lifetime cost estimate now sits at $1.45 trillion.

NTWA Honors Its Best

Naval Test Wing Atlantic holds awards luncheon for four of its members.

Cordell Heads NTWA

Col. Cordell took command of Naval Test Wing Atlantic in a thunder of cannon fire.