July 17, 2019

Trump Threatens ‘Fire and Fury’ to N. Korea

FY18 Defense Authorization

The US is ready to use force if needed to stop North Korea’s weapons ballistic missile and nuclear programs, says President Trump, warning North Korea would be met with “fire and fury” the likes of which this world has never seen if it threatens the US.

Mattis Orders Greater Flexibility for Ready and Lethal Forces

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DefSec Mattis directs the services, the National Guard Bureau, and combatant commanders to identify changes needed to give each branch increased flexibility to organize, train, and equip more ready and lethal forces.

SMECO Bike Ride to Benefit Operation: Tohidu

SMECO benefit ride begins

Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) employees will host their fifth annual bike ride on June 4, 2016 to benefit Operation Tohidu.

Military Justice Code’s First Update in 30 Years

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Pentagon proposes the first changes to Military Justice in 30 years, adding transparencyin the wake of persistent sexual assault controversies.

Charting A Way Forward for Wounded Warriors

Bottoms-up help from local communities offer a way forward for wounded warriors.

Authors, Renown Vietnam Memoirist & Wife, Discuss PTSD

Veteran Robert Mason, author of “Chickenhawk,” a NY Times bestselling memoir of Vietnam, and his wife Patience Mason, author/expert on PTSD, will speak at the Leonardtown campus of CSM March 28.

Northrop’s RQ-180 Drone Spied Over Area 51

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The new stealth drone may be twice the size of Lockheed Martin’s RQ-170 Sentinel drone which makes it large enough to conduct operations as an unmanned stealth bomber, although spying is likely the aircraft’s main mission.

Furloughs Are In & First X-47B Carrier Launch Lands at Pax

Eleven furlough days announced same day as first carrier catapult launch of X-47B UCAS. Also, how ‘drones’ were named.

Striking Lockheed Workers Deliver Demands

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Machinists strike has dragged on for nearly two months.

Morning Coffee: Two Larger Fire Scouts Contracted

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NAVAIR contracts Northrop to produce two MQ-8Cs, which are based on a larger airframe.