September 16, 2019

Art & Lifestyle:

St. Mary’s Camera Club Gears Up for Fair -

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Festival of Trees Seeking Sponsors -

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

MedStar to Offer Acupuncture Talk, Demo -

Friday, September 6, 2019

Winners in 5th District Art & App Contests Honored -

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Senate Committee Seeks Cyberspace Office at State

Following former SecState Rex Tillerson’s streamlining the agency, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee seeks to reestablish a cyberspace office at State Department.

Navy Admonished to Fix Pilot Hypoxia Issues

hypoxia

The House Armed Services Committee tells the Navy to “fix” physiological issues facing fighter jet pilots and student pilots. Hypoxia incidents have been increasing in Navy aircraft over the past decade.

Report: Captain at Fault in El Faro Sinking

El Faro

A Coast Guard report says the primary cause of the 2015 sinking of the cargo ship El Faro, which killed all 33 aboard, was the captain underestimating the strength of a hurricane and overestimating the ship’s strength.

DoD Deputy Tells House Panel: BRAC Would Increase Savings

BRAC

DoD denies ignoring $125B in savings, but needs congressional help, including a new round of BRAC, to achieve cost reductions of that level.

US Signals Tougher Strategy With N. Korea

US Signals Tougher Strategy With N. Korea

A White House spokesman said Monday that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson “sent a very clear signal that our policy of strategic patience is over” with North Korea during his recent visit to Asia.

Some DoD Top Jobs Still Not Filled

Pentagon Jobs

Some Department of Defense top jobs remain unfilled two months into President Donald Trump’s administration. Supporters of Defense Secretary James Mattis hope that a top Trump aide whom they see as a roadblock for nominees will soon move on to a new role.

Budget Cuts Could Mean Federal Worker Layoffs

Budget Cuts Could Mean Federal Worker Layoffs

The budget cuts President Donald Trump plans to propose this week are expected to lead to layoffs among federal workers.

AF’s F-35 Shows Its Stuff at Combat Exercise

F-35A

F-35A Lightning II and F-18 Super Hornet among the aircraft strutting their stuff at the Red Flag air combat exercise at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. The wargames exercise featured more than 80 warplanes and support aircraft.

CEO Says Lockheed Can Get F-35 Cost Down

F-35 jets

President-elect Donald Trump met with Lockheed Martin’s CEO Marillyn Hewson late last week, where Hewson indicated she will get the cost of the F-35 stealth fighter jet down.

Defense Stocks Tumble After Trump F-35 Tweet

defense stocks

Trump tweets F-35 costs “out of control,” Lockheed stocks tumble, shares of General Dynamics, Northrop Grumman, BAE, and Raytheon fall as well.