July 14, 2024

Weapons Tests at Dahlgren Prompt Lawsuit by Environmental Groups

Weapons Tests Dahlgren

US Navy weapons testing at the Naval Surface Warfare Center at Dahlgren, VA, has sparked a lawsuit by two environmental groups. Environmentalists allege the tests don’t abide by the Clean Water Act.

Birckhead New MD Adjutant General

Birckhead

MAJ GEN Janeen Birckhead has assumed her new role as the Maryland National Guard adjutant general. Birckhead succeeds outgoing MAJ GEN Timothy Gowen, who assumed command in 2019.

Deployments in Europe Likely to Remain Into Summer

Europe

The Pentagon said that thousands of troops mobilized over the past few months to Eastern Europe will most likely remain into the summer. DoD also announced that the US will send additional aid to Ukraine: $300 million more in military supplies, including drones, laser-guided missiles, armored vehicles, and machine guns.

Navy Makes Changes to Basic Training

Training

The US Navy is revamping its boot camp basics to include 10 weeks of training instead of eight and adding more mentorship, life skills, and personal and professional development portions to the curriculum.

VADM Morley to Speak at TPP Dinner

Morley

VADM Francis “Spanky” Morley will be the guest speaker at The Patuxent Partnership’s members-only annual dinner on September 2, 2021.

Greenwell Foundation Has Programs for Vets

Greenwell

Being close to Naval Air Station Patuxent River puts the Greenwell Foundation in a position to reach out to local service members, both active and veterans alike, to offer nature-based therapeutic and recreational programming.

Bill Would Create Medal of Honor Monument

Medal of Honor

A bipartisan bill in the US Senate — the National Medal of Honor Monument Act — would create a monument to honor the more than 3,500 medal recipients who have performed extraordinary valor in combat.

Van Hollen Touts Provisions in NDAA for MD Military

The National Defense Authorization Act provides many provisions for Maryland’s military and veterans, according to Sen. Chris Van Hollen. Among them is authorization of $426 million for the National Security Agency at Fort Meade.

TPP Works to Advance STEM Education

New Leadership

The Patuxent Partnership has a mission to bring technology companies together and to help them be successful, and that mission starts with ensuring the best possible workforce.

Naval Aviation Is Topic at Cleared for Takeoff Event

Cleared for Takeoff

Cleared for Takeoff: Innovation in Naval Aviation will be the topic at The Patuxent Partnership and Association of Naval Aviation Pax River Squadron 18 reception and discussion April 26, 2018, with a panel of leaders, experts, and decision-makers.