December 15, 2019

Art & Lifestyle:

Still Time to See Farm Lights, Museum Exhibits -

Saturday, December 14, 2019

Santa to Fly In to St. Mary’s Airport – Dec. 21 -

Thursday, December 12, 2019

1 Show; 5 Photographers @ Lex Park Library -

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Donations Needed for Feed the Family Program -

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

$126M Aircraft Parts Found in 1st DoD Audit

aircraft parts

With its next audit due out in two weeks, the Navy hopes its tracking system has improved. Last year’s audit found $126M in aircraft parts the Navy didn’t even know it had. It also didn’t know it had the warehouse where they’d been stored.

$39 Million Missile Sale to Ukraine Approved

Ukraine

The same request that helped initiate an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump has netted $39 million in a missile sale to Ukraine to help deter Russia.

Another Race to Avoid Government Shutdown

government shutdown

Congress returns to another budget stalemate, needing a deal to ease statutory spending caps and avoid an Oct. 1 government shutdown, with only three weeks until the August recess.

Coast Guard Performs Operations in Asia

Coast Guard Cutter Performing Operations in Asia

Earlier this month, the cutter Bertholf made a port stop in Hong Kong, the first time the Coast Guard has visited the Chinese territory in 17 years.

Drones Change the Battlefield & Bases

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Drones are already changing the battlefield and impacting US strategy. Increased robotic controls of drones will likely also reduce the human footprint of counterinsurgency as the technology advances.

F-35s Gaining Foothold in Europe

F-35s Gaining Foothold in Europe

The F-35 fighter jet is arriving in growing numbers in Europe, and military officials say it is poised to play a much broader role in missile defense.

Air Force & Navy Search for New High-Tech Fighter Aircraft

high-tech fighter aircraft

Both the Air Force and Navy are each developing a new high-tech fighter aircraft, but details are secret and approaches to the need vary. Likely the answer will be a system not a single aircraft.

Cyber Studies Added to Midshipman Classes

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Everyday studies at the US Naval Academy will now include lessons for midshipmen in how to operate in the cyber domain. The addition reflects the reality of the world wherever they head next,

Allied Air Strikes on IS Continue

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Photos capture life aboard the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier where US fighter jets launch to fight the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq .

More Hornets & F-35s: Navy’s Unfunded Priorities

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If there is more money in the 2016 budget, the Navy wants fighter jets higher on the unfunded priorities list