February 3, 2023

2 Super Hornets, 2 Mishaps in 2 Days

Mishaps

Two US Navy Super Hornets suffered mishaps on consecutive days in November at NAS Oceana, VA.

Danish & Navy Ships Collide in Inner Harbor

At Maryland Fleet Week 2022, in the Baltimore Inner Harbor, a Danish training ship hit the moored USS Minneapolis-Saint Paul on Sunday morning. No injuries were reported and no serious damages to the Navy ship occurred.

A Mixed Week for Women

The good news is, Google is paying15,500 female employees owed money to achieve equitable pay. Meanwhile, 79% of the CEOs in the top 100 government contracting firms are male. Furthermore, higher levels of “forever chemicals” when found in middle-aged women’s blood increase her risk of hypertension. The “forever chemicals” — PCFs — are associated with large scale fire retardants but are also in kitchenware and cosmetics.

Aviation Market on Display at Singapore Airshow

More than 110 American companies, high-level officials, and cutting-edge military aircraft were present this week at the three-day Singapore Airshow 2022. The show is the preeminent defense exhibition and biennial international aviation trade show in the Pacific region.

Navy Bests Army in Annual Football Matchup

Navy

The US Naval Academy Midshipmen beat the Army Black Nights in the annual football matchup Saturday 17-13. Navy now leads the historic series 62-52-7.

NavSec: Navy Needs a Budget Increase

NavSec Carlos Del Toro says the US Navy needs a budget increase if the service is to reach its shipbuilding goals and meet the “significant” threat from China.

Survey: Women Reentering Workforce Want STEM Jobs

STEM

A new survey finds women who quit working during the COVID-19 pandemic now want jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics — STEM — fields.

Pax Alums Selected for SpaceX Mission

SpaceX

Two US Naval Test Pilot School at NAS Pax River alums — Nicole Mann and Josh Cassada — have been selected to command and pilot NASA’s SpaceX Crew-5 mission headed to the International Space Station next year. The pair expected to fly on early missions of Boeing’s crew capsule, but instead will ride to orbit with SpaceX.

Hoyer Applauds PFAS Cleanup Plan

PFAS

The Environmental Protection Agency has unveiled the PFAS Roadmap, an interagency strategy to clean up PFAS contamination and ensure clean air and water, and products that are safe. Congressman Steny H. Hoyer applauded the EPA’s plan.

US or China. Who Is Winning AI Battle?

AI

Which country has the best artificial intelligence technology in the world? It depends on who you ask. These military cybersecurity experts have differing opinions.