September 23, 2021

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COVID Test Site Opens at Hollywood VFD -

Thursday, September 23, 2021

See Awesome Aircraft & Classic Cars -

Sunday, September 19, 2021

Thuot to Speak at Historical Society Meeting -

Thursday, September 16, 2021

NASA Seeks Student Tech Ideas -

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

For the CH-53K, a Real-World, Heavy-Lift Mission

CH-53K

A Marine Corps CH-53K King Stallion completed its first official fleet mission. The heavy-lift helicopter recovered another helicopter from a mountain ridge. “Heavy lift is a unique and invaluable mission for the Marine Corps. Horsepower is our weapon system and the CH-53K is armed to the teeth,” said the VMX-1 officer in charge.

Undersea Warfare Priority for Navy

Undersea

The US Navy is renewing its focus on undersea threats and has labeled anti-submarine warfare a priority for all sailors.

F-35 Office Eyes More Pilot Simulator Training

F-35

US Navy CAPT Robert Betts of the F-35 training management office said the program is looking at reducing live training hours for the fighter jets’ pilots and moving to simulators as a way to cut sustainment costs.

STEM Education Deficit Threatens US

CSM STEM

The Pentagon’s highly respected annual report on the US defense and manufacturing industrial base targets a STEM education deficit threatening to weaken the nation’s competitive advantage in everything cutting edge.

1st Step Taken in Renaming Bases, Ships With Confederate Names

Confederate

The first members of the commission to rename at least 10 Army bases and possibly two Navy ships that honor the Confederacy have been appointed by acting DefSec Christopher Miller.

More Restrictions Ordered in Effort to Slow Spread of COVID-19

Restrictions

Maryland announces more restrictions in effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and establishes a $175 million business relief program.

US Wants to Resume North Korean Talks

Summit

Trump’s White House asks Chairman Kim to come back to the table for more North Korean talks about denuclearization.

More Deployments as Tensions Remain High in Middle East

Deployments

Thousands more troops are preparing to be deployed to the Middle East amid heightened tensions with Iran, since the killing of Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani in a recent airstrike near Baghdad.

With NAVAIR Help, CH-53K Engine Problems Fixed

NAVAIR CH-53K King Stallion

With the help of engineers from the Naval Air Systems Command, Sikorsky has solved its CH-53K King Stallion heavy-lift helicopter’s gas re-ingestion problem.

$39 Million Missile Sale to Ukraine Approved

Ukraine

The same request that helped initiate an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump has netted $39 million in a missile sale to Ukraine to help deter Russia.