October 21, 2019

Art & Lifestyle:

STEM Festival & Expo Comes to Fairgrounds -

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Airport Business Walk Set Oct. 24 -

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Entries Sought for Vets Day Parade -

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Hubcaps Headline 2 Fundraisers/1 Night – Nov. 9 -

Monday, October 14, 2019

1st Guard Unit Receives Delivery of F-35s

Guard Unit F-35s

The Vermont Air National Guard took delivery of the first two of what will become 20 F-35 jets. It is the first Guard unit to receive the aircraft.

Nation Observes 18th Anniversary of 9/11

9/11

The 18th anniversary at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum continues the traditions of six moments of silence to commemorate the strikes and falling of the South and North towers, the strike into the Pentagon, and the crash at Shanksville, PA, during the reading of the names of the victims.

Dorian Threatens East Coast Bases

Dorian

Hurricane Dorian continues up the East Coast as Navy and Air Force bases pull their resources inland and batten down in preparation.

SPACECOM Standup Aug. 29

space force

Upon its standup, SPACECOM head Gen. Jay Raymond will inherit 87 units, covering missile warning, satellite operations, space control and space support — and pull about 642 personnel from US Strategic Command.

Esper Targets Area No Longer Under Treaty

Esper

A day after the US pulled out of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, DefSec Mark Esper said he wants to deploy a ground-based missile able to travel into the previously prohibited range, “sooner rather than later.”

More Troops Headed to the Middle East

More service members, intelligence aircraft, engineers, and fighter pilots are heading to the Middle East as a “prudent defensive measure” against Iran.

Is Another Shutdown on the Horizon?

Defense Policy Bill

The deal reached to reopen the federal government gives President Donald Trump and Congress until Feb. 15 to reach a new deal to prevent another partial shutdown.

CBO Still Sees Billions in Savings in the Military

CBO

Capping pay, scrapping aircraft, slashing benefits and a host of already discussed military and veterans program reforms reappear in this year’s CBO annual “options for reducing the deficit” report.

Congress Says No F-35s to Turkey; Mattis Objects

F-35 to Turkey

The Senate and House move to prevent the sale of F-35s to Turkey, a move DefSec Mattis opposes.

Pentagon Eyes Change in Cellphone Policy

Cellphone

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to order a tightening of security policy governing military and civilian personnel bringing cellphones into classified workspaces in the Pentagon.