October 20, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

At Pax, a Scaled-Back 245th Celebration

Today marks the US Navy’s 245th birthday. NAS Pax River’s celebration will take place this morning starting at 11:30 am on base with retired CAPT Glen Ives, a former commanding officer at Pax, as the speaker. The pandemic is forcing a scaled-back celebration this year.

In Indo-Pacific Region, a Massive Show of US Naval Force

Indo-Pacific

While China builds up its military outposts in the South China Sea, putting missile and electronic warfare systems on them, the US and other allies have beefed up operations. For the first time in nearly three years, three American aircraft carriers are patrolling the Indo-Pacific waters, a massive show of naval force.

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?

Library to Host Navy’s PFAS Open House

PFAS

Residents in the vicinity of NAS Patuxent River and other interested parties are invited to attend a public information meeting from 5 to 7 pm Tuesday, March 3, 2020, to learn about the US Navy’s assessment of on-base surveys of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS).

Task Force to Study Cancer-Causing Chemicals Used on Bases

Chemicals

DefSec Mark Esper signed a memo on his first full day at work establishing a task force to deal with cancer-causing chemicals found on military bases.

Lt. Gen. Fick Takes Lead of F-35 Program

Fick

Air Force Lt. Gen. Eric Fick assumed the watch from VADM Mat Winter as the program executive officer for the F-35 program in a ceremony last week in Washington, DC.

Pilot: Despite Testing Challenges, CH-53K ‘on the Right Track’

NAVAIR CH-53K King Stallion

The new CH-53K heavy lift helicopter has had some struggles during its past year of testing but it will emerge as a capable and reliable asset for the Marine Corps, says Lt. Gen. Rudder, a Marine aviator.