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Future Unclear on Littoral Combat Ships

Littoral Combat Ships

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said he will offer an amendment to save five US Navy littoral combat ships from an early retirement. Three separate congressional committees have approved defense budget plans that would block the Navy from scrapping five vessels from the problem-plagued ship class.

New Helicopters Headed to Andrews

Andrews

Joint Base Andrews, MD, will be the next location to receive the new MH-139 helicopter. The Grey Wolf will replace the aging UH-1N Huey and expand the base’s fleet size.

DoD Creates New UFO Task Force

UFO

The Defense Department will streamline the collection and analysis of UFO reports, following the government’s acknowledgment that these reports are worth studying and might pose a threat to national security.

IG Report: P-8A Readiness Rates Drop

P-8A

An evaluation of the readiness of the US Navy’s P-8A Poseidon says the aircraft’s mission capable rates have fallen below the targets set by Naval Air Forces. The May 19 report was released by the DoD’s Office of the Inspector General.

P-8A Decoy Prototype Test Completed

P-8A

An Air Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 20 P-8A Poseidon successfully completed an airworthiness test of a pod-mounted radio frequency countermeasure prototype at the Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Atlantic Test Ranges on March 12.

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.