December 3, 2022

US Closes Arms Deal for Ukraine

More than a dozen European allies will get nearly $400 million in a deal to buy American military hardware to backfill weapons they’ve donated to Ukraine from their own stockpiles. It is not a donation of drawn-down US  stockpiles, but cash to purchase arms and military supplies from the US.

Pax Begins Investigating Potential for PFAS Contamination

NAS Pax River is investigating 18 sites where a fire extinguishing foam might have been used which contains a substance (PFAS) the Navy calls an “emerging public health concern.” In addition to Pax River being investigated, Webster Field in St. Inigoes, MD, will be investigated as well.

Naval Aviation Ground Mishaps on Rise

Class C ground mishaps in naval aviation have doubled in the past decade. VADM DeWolfe Miller, Naval Air Forces chief, has made eliminating the mistakes his current No. 2 priority — behind the continued efforts to eliminate cockpit physiological episodes.