August 8, 2020

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.

First COVID-19 Case Reported in So. Md.

COVID-19 Case

Among developments during the COVID-19 threat: First case reported in Southern Maryland; 31 cases confirmed in Maryland; governor enacts an emergency order to expand access to child care for critical personnel; DoD says 10 service members have tested positive; Navy suspends most travel.

Israelis Test Stallion, Chinook at Pax River

NAVAIR CH-53K King Stallion

An Israeli delegation was at NAS Patuxent River testing the CH-53K King Stallion and the CH-47F Block II Chinook. Israel is looking to purchase 20 helicopters and upgrade its current fleet.

US Growing Outreach in Indo-Pacific Region

Indo-Pacific Region

As China works to spread its influence, US Pacific Air Forces is growing its outreach to countries across the Indo-Pacific region.

US Issues Alert About Cyber Attacks

New Normal on the Internet cyber

“FALLCHILL” – a malware out of the North Korean government, has been targeting the the aerospace, telecommunications, and financial industries since 2016.

K-MAX Crash Details

A report determined that the crash was preventable and occurred because the K-MAX pilots did not react quickly enough when it experienced unexpected wind.