July 12, 2020

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SpaceX Delivers Astronauts to Space Station

Astronauts

Doug Hurley and Bob Behnken arrived at the International Space Station following the historic launch on Saturday. The pair of astronauts docked to the space station’s Harmony module at 10:16 a.m. Sunday as the microgravity laboratory flew 262 miles above the border northern China and Mongolia.

‘Serious Concerns’ with DC July 4th Celebration

DC July 4th

Lawmakers from the National Capital Region called on the Trump administration to drop plans for a second “Salute to America” Fourth of July celebration in Washington, DC, July 4th. They cite pandemic safety concerns and also the cost of such a celebration during a time of economic distress.

Where Are the Most 6-Figure-Salary Jobs in the US?

6-Figure-Salary Jobs

Software company Volusion compiled a list of places in the US with the most six-figure incomes. Is our region on the list?

Shooting Sparks Call for Concealed Guns on Bases

Shooting

Some Navy pilots want to be able to carry arms on military installations. The request comes in the wake of the deadly shooting at Naval Air Station Pensacola in Florida by a Saudi Arabian aviator training there.

Truman Strike Group Joins 6th Fleet

Truman Strike Group

The US Navy said the aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman and its strike group entered the 6th Fleet’s area of operations. The Truman had been sidelined due to electrical glitches; it is expected to relieve the USS Abraham Lincoln.

Military Pay Hike Is Safe, Some Lawmakers Say

military pay hike

A 3.1% military pay raise is set to take effect in a few months, despite current wrangling among lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Flight Hours Cut for Some Squadrons

Budget shortfalls are forcing the US Navy to cut flight hours for several squadrons on the East Coast. Maritime patrol squadrons, test pilots, and fleet air support units will all see a 10 percent cut.

Final Deployments for P-3C Orions

The last of the US Navy’s P-3C Orions are on their final overseas deployments, reports The Drive. The patrol planes are being split between bases in Bahrain and Japan. The Navy is preparing to retire its Orions. Their replacements: P-8A Poseidons.

Pentagon to Retire USS Truman Two Decades Early

2nd Fleet

The Pentagon wants to retire the Nimitz-class carrier USS Harry Truman two decades early, which would cut the US aircraft carrier fleet from 11 to 10.

Trump Expected to Call for End to Ongoing US Wars Overseas

Trump Expected to Call for End to Ongoing US Wars Overseas

President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech tonight, Feb. 5, is expected to call for an end to America’s ongoing wars overseas, building on his recent comments suggesting troop drawdowns in Afghanistan and the Middle East.