June 22, 2021

Art & Lifestyle:

Got LEGOs? Build a Lighthouse -

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Fabric Artist’s Work Featured at Lex Park Library -

Saturday, June 5, 2021

Tech Bridge Lecture Series Continues -

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Students Can STEAM Into Summer -

Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Ramping Up US Presence in the Arctic

The US Coast Guard wants to expand its base in Seattle, as it expects to have a bigger role in the coming years as the US ramps up its presence in the Arctic region. Some of the work is already in progress — including building a fleet of at least three heavy icebreakers.

Bill Aims to Avert Government Shutdown

Workforce

House Democrats introduced legislation Monday that would keep the government running through December 11. Senate Republicans have said they will oppose the spending bill.

DoD Ups Estimates for Contractors’ COVID Relief

COVID Relief

The Pentagon acquisition chief estimates $20 billion is needed to help the defense industry cover COVID-19 costs.

What Will Navy’s New Force Structure Plan Look Like?

force restructure plan

Teams led by the US Navy’s chief of naval operations and the US Marine Corps’ commandant have been studying the services’ fleet size. The force structure plan, originally slated to be released in February, remains on track for the fall.

US Drones Collide and Crash in Syria

drones collide

Two US drones collided and crashed over Idlib, Syria Tuesday. It is yet unknown if they were shot at afterward and whether that is what caused the crash. Images of burning aircraft crashing to the ground were posted on social media.

Bill Would Create Medal of Honor Monument

Medal of Honor

A bipartisan bill in the US Senate — the National Medal of Honor Monument Act — would create a monument to honor the more than 3,500 medal recipients who have performed extraordinary valor in combat.

Gilday Gets First-Hand Look at Ship’s Fire Damage

Gilday

Chief of Naval Operations ADM Michael Gilday was in San Diego over the weekend to inspect the USS Bonhomme Richard and push for answers in the wake of the fire that gutted the ship. “The damage is extensive,” the admiral said at a news briefing after walking through the ship.

Pentagon Reopening Brings Back Some Staff

transition

The first phase of the Pentagon’s reopening is bringing back some employees who had previously been ordered to stay home and opening select entrances to the building.

Best, Worst States for Military Retirees

Military Retirees

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

Another First for Space Exploration

Space Exploration

SpaceX plans to launch veteran astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley to the International Space Station on May 27. NASA administrator: “NASA will once again launch American astronauts on American rockets from America!”