November 21, 2019

Art & Lifestyle:

Get a Sneak Peek of Festival of Trees -

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Get Ready for a Suessified Christmas Carol -

Saturday, November 16, 2019

BECA Seeking Scholarships for 2020 -

Thursday, November 14, 2019

e-Book “Embargo” Ignites Librarians -

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

$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.

Nation Observes 18th Anniversary of 9/11

9/11

The 18th anniversary at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum continues the traditions of six moments of silence to commemorate the strikes and falling of the South and North towers, the strike into the Pentagon, and the crash at Shanksville, PA, during the reading of the names of the victims.

Gilday, New Navy CNO, Takes Command

Gilday

New Chief of Naval Operations ADM Michael Gilday took over as the highest uniformed office in the sea service last week. He says the Navy “will think differently.”

DoD Forbids Use of CBD Products by Service Members

CDB Products

As each military service has been rolling out its own policy regarding hemp-derived products like cannabidiol, or CBD, DoD issued this warning: “It’s completely forbidden for use by any service member in any of the services at this point of time.”

Esper Targets Area No Longer Under Treaty

Esper

A day after the US pulled out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, DefSec Mark Esper said he wants to deploy a ground-based missile able to travel into the previously prohibited range, “sooner rather than later.”

Tanks, Jets & Trump Headline July 4th Celebration

tanks

President Donald Trump touts “brand new” World War II-era tank display at the Washington, DC, Fourth of July celebration, the Blue Angels, and his chance to “say a few words.”

Iranian President: US Sanctions End Diplomacy

Iranian President

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani rebukes the Trump White House in reaction to new US sanctions. Rouhani says the hope for a diplomatic solution between the two nations has ended.

More Troops Headed to the Middle East

More service members, intelligence aircraft, engineers, and fighter pilots are heading to the Middle East as a “prudent defensive measure” against Iran.

US Warns of Sabotage in Persian Gulf

persian gulf

US warns sailors that “Iran or its proxies” could be targeting maritime traffic in the Persian Gulf.

Carriers Need Lethal UAV and More to Stay Relevant

carriers

Newly released study by the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments finds US carriers need new lethal unmanned aircraft and a new fighter to stay relevant.