May 23, 2024

It’s Show Time for the Navy’s Elite Pilots

Pilots

The US Navy’s Blue Angels in a flyover across the Navy-Marine Stadium in Annapolis, MD, in 2020. (DoD photo) 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 elite pilots are headed for the big screen again. “The Blue Angels,” a new documentary, will make its way to Amazon Prime and IMAX theaters, reports NBC News. The film follows the service’s flight demonstration squadron as it enters its 78th year….

The New Fat Albert’s Path to Blue Angels

Fat Albert Blue Angels

A year-long effort brings a new Fat Albert C-130 J Super Hercules to the US Navy’s Blue Angels flight demonstration team.

Gilday Gets First-Hand Look at Ship’s Fire Damage

Gilday

Chief of Naval Operations ADM Michael Gilday was in San Diego over the weekend to inspect the USS Bonhomme Richard and push for answers in the wake of the fire that gutted the ship. “The damage is extensive,” the admiral said at a news briefing after walking through the ship.

DoD: Contractors Self-Reported Waste Tally Is $200M

Contractors

The Defense Department’s inspector general says that contractors have returned more than $200 million to the US in the decade since it became mandatory to self-report potential fraud, waste, or abuse.

Flight Hours Cut for Some Squadrons

Budget shortfalls are forcing the US Navy to cut flight hours for several squadrons on the East Coast. Maritime patrol squadrons, test pilots, and fleet air support units will all see a 10 percent cut.

Amid Spring Disasters, Military Preps for Hurricane Season

Amid Spring Disasters, Military Preps for Hurricane Season

Amid a busy spring responding to flooding and tornadoes in the Midwest, the National Guard is gearing up for hurricane season, which officially kicked off Saturday and will last until the end of November. Last year’s hurricanes were particularly destructive for some of the military’s most critical bases.