August 18, 2019

Rosetta Mission Comes to An End

Rosetta Mission

Rosetta, the first spacecraft to orbit a comet, is dead, setting down Friday on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. Radio signals from Rosetta flatlined at 7:19 am after it did a soft belly-flop.

Pax River Tricare Center to Close

Tricare healthcare center to close in the spring due to cost cutting effort. Face-to-face services will be replaced by toll-free phone and online access.

Civilian, Contractor Job Cut Targets Remain in Senate Bill

US Capitol

Though a House version has no provision for workforce reduction, the Senate’s defense bill targets up to 36,000 jobs.

Morning Coffee: Crash Spotlights Aging F-18s, Oceana Base

green hornet in flight

Media speculates that the incident could finally close Oceana Naval Air Station.