January 21, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

Appraiser Fair Returns to Museum -

Friday, January 21, 2022

Live Boxing Returns to So. Maryland -

Friday, January 14, 2022

Forrest Center to Host Tech Expo Jan. 20 -

Monday, January 10, 2022

Artists Sought to Paint Benches at Art Park -

Sunday, January 9, 2022

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.

Bay Filled With ‘Forever Chemicals’

The potential threat to Chesapeake Bay shellfish and seafood from PFAS contamination at DOD sites is a local example of a US-wide problem, according to an environmental research organization review of DoD’s documentation of the use of toxic PFAS, known as “forever chemicals,” at its installations.

PFAS Topic of Navy Restoration Board Meeting

PFAS

The US Navy held a Restoration Advisory Board meeting for Naval Research Laboratory – Chesapeake Bay Detachment. During the May 18 virtual forum, members of the Chesapeake Beach community raised questions regarding the Navy’s per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, and their impacts on the surrounding communities.

2011 PFAS Risk Alert Triggered No Action

PFAS

An inspector general report from 2020 found DoD issued a “risk alert” regarding PFAS in 2011 without accompanying action instructions. The first risk management actions regarding the toxic chemicals used throughout the military for firefighting came in 2016. The IG report comes two years after dozens of lawmakers requested a review.

Iranian Ships Harass USCG Patrol in Persian Gulf

Iranian ships swarmed two US Coast Guard vessels in the Persian Gulf earlier this month. A ship and fast boats of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps came within 70 yards in ‘unsafe and unprofessional’ maneuvers to USCGC Monomoy patrolling international waters.