June 4, 2020

Art & Lifestyle:

Flag Day Farmer’s Market Open at Airport -

Thursday, June 4, 2020

June 10 New Date for Bailey-Crosby Webinar -

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Gallery-V Seeks ‘Quarantine’ Submissions -

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

3-Part Webinar Series -

Monday, June 1, 2020

Navy’s First Female Jet Pilot Dies

Female Jet Pilot

The US Navy’s first female jet pilot, Rosemary Mariner, died last week. She was 65.

Is Another Shutdown on the Horizon?

CARES Act

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.

Settlement Reached in Fitzgerald Collision

Fitzgerald

Olympic Steamship Company, owner of the merchant vessel, the ACX Crystal, that collided with the USS Fitzgerald in 2017, will pay the US government nearly $27 million as part of a settlement agreement. Seven sailors drowned.

Navy Plans Two Carriers, One Contract

Aircraft carriers

The Navy plans to commit $24 billion to buy two new Ford-class aircraft carriers under the same contract, a commitment that should save 5 to 10 percent over buying each carrier separately.

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.

Will a Government Shutdown Be Avoided?

CARES Act

Congress has only a few days left to pass a funding package for several large federal agencies and general government appropriations to avoid a government shutdown.

VADM Malloy on 5th Fleet Temporary Duty

5th Fleet

Navy VADM James Malloy has landed in Bahrain on temporary duty with US 5th Fleet and US Naval Forces Central Command, after the previous commander VADM Scott Stearney was found dead in his home over the weekend from an apparent suicide.

DoD Wants More F-35s in the Air

F-35

It’s a tall order from DefSec Jim Mattis, but the US needs more F-35s in the air. Ellen Lord, under secretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, says they’ll get it done.

Navy Dilemma: Replace Subs or Build More Warships

Warships

A panel of security and budget experts believe the US Navy could be forced to make hard choices when it comes to finding the money to replace its aging ballistic missile submarines or reach its goal of having a fleet of 355 warships.

Analysis: Initial Estimate for Space Force Too High

Space Force

A top defense budget analyst has crunched the numbers and believes the new Space Force military branch may cost a fraction of the original estimate from the Air Force.