July 31, 2021

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Register for Healthy St. Mary’s Annual Meeting -

Thursday, July 29, 2021

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Poplar Hill Music Series Continues -

Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Save the Date for TPP Annual Dinner -

Thursday, July 15, 2021

CNO Confident Navy Gets Bigger Budget Portion

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While competition for defense funds is high among the services, Chief of Naval Operations ADM Mike Gilday is confident the Navy Department has a “sound case” for getting a bigger piece of the defense budget.

How About ‘Zoom-Free Fridays’?

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Citigroup has declared “Zoom-Free Fridays,” an effort to combat employee fatigue triggered by remote working during the COVID-19 pandemic. “I know from your feedback and my own experience, the blurring of lines between home and work and the relentlessness of the pandemic workday have taken a toll on our well-being,” the company CEO wrote in a memo to employees.

Turkey Lobbies for Return to F-35 JSF Program

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The Turkish government has hired a Washington, DC, law firm to lobby its case to be readmitted to the US F-35 JSF program. Turkey was booted from the program in 2019 after purchasing air missile defense systems from Russia.

Heron Systems the Big Dog in Aerial Dogfight Competition

Aerial Dogfight

An AI system developed by Heron Systems in St. Mary’s County beat one of the US Air Force’s top F-16 fighter pilots in DARPA’s simulated aerial dogfight competition. “Team Heron took out the real human Air Force F-16 Pilot 5-0 without taking any damage at all! Huge accomplishment for the team! What a day!”

Task Force to Study Racism in the Navy

The US Navy has created Task Force One Navy, a group that will seek to “address the issues of racism, sexism and other destructive biases and their impact on naval readiness.”

Best, Worst States for Military Retirees

Military Retirees

See where Maryland fares on this list of the best and worst states for military retirees.

DoD Fails 2nd Audit – No Surprise

DoD Fails Audit

DoD’s second-ever financial audit shows some progress, but uncovers more new problems than fixes. DoD has 3 million employees, 4,500 defense sites in 160 countries, a $292 billion inventory, more than $2.9 trillion in total assets, and $2.8 trillion in liabilities.

Esper: There’s Progress Filling Pentagon Vacancies

Congress and the White House are working to fill senior vacancies at the Pentagon. Five nominees will face Senate hearings in the coming weeks, while eight are undergoing White House vetting, DefSec Mark Esper says.

Russian Fighter Jet Intercepts Navy P-8A

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The Russian fighter jet, Su-35, makes an unsafe and “irresponsible” intercept of Navy P-8A over the Mediterranean Sea.

Enduring American Naval Power: US Imperative

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Under Secretary of the Navy Modly argues that today’s liberties and prosperity remain dependent upon free and navigable seas across the globe and that US naval power is essential to maintaining the safety and accessibility of ocean routes.