March 8, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

Lex Park Winter Home Grown Market Open -

Friday, March 5, 2021

Next Airport Farmers Market March 13 -

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

Library Opening – Limits in Place -

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

JSHS Regional Symposium Goes Virtual March 13 -

Monday, March 1, 2021

US Sticks With Policy to Keep Turkey Out of F-35 Program

Turkey

The Biden administration is sticking with the policy of keeping Turkey out of the F-35 JSF program. The US urges Ankara not to keep the S-400 defense system it purchased from Russia in 2019. Turkey should instead invest in the American-made Patriot air defense missile system, the Pentagon says.

Can a Government Shutdown Be Avoided?

Workforce

President Donald Trump tells lawmakers that he would sign a stopgap spending bill to avoid a government shutdown, so long as it does not restrict his ability to build a border wall between Mexico and the US.

Navy Wants $5B for 3 More Destroyers

Destroyers

The US Navy wants to build three more Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and is asking Congress for more than $5 billion in the next fiscal year. Building the warships would bring the number of guided-missile destroyers the Navy has procured to 85.

House Wants Turkey to Cancel Missile Purchase

Turkey

Steny Hoyer has joined other members of Congress to introduce legislation that calls on the government of Turkey to cancel its planned acquisition of the S-400 air and missile defense system from Russia.

F-35 Joins Philippines’ Training Exercise for 1st Time

F-35

The military exercise in the Philippines, Balikatan, has begun with US and Australian troops participating. For the first time, F-35B Lightning IIs join the training in Southeast Asia.

Navy Commissions Newest Warship

Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River  economic community. The opinions expressed here do not reflect opinions of the Leader’s owners or staff. The US Navy’s newest Independence-class littoral combat ship was commissioned Saturday, reports Navy Times. The LCS bears the name of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s second-largest city. Vice President Mike Pence, speaking at the Munich Security Conference over the weekend, said that the US “will not stand idly by” if Turkey goes ahead with plans to purchase a Russian S-400 missile defense system, reports Military Times. British DefSec…

DoD Promises Bureaucratic Streamlining in 2018

Who's Being Considered for the Next DefSec?

DoD to add three new offices and a new IT program executive to address needed bureaucratic streamline of operations throughout the Pentagon including in acquisitions and IT.