May 20, 2024

2nd US Aircraft Carrier Deploys to Mediterranean

Aircraft Carrier

Five thousand sailors are headed to the Mediterranean Sea aboard the USS Dwight D. Eisenhower, the flagship of the Ike carrier strike group. The ship deployed Saturday from Norfolk, VA. The Eisenhower’s deployment comes amid rising tensions in the eastern Mediterranean. The strike group will join the USS Gerald R. Ford already in international waters off of Israel.

Mercy’s New Flight Deck Put to the Test

Flight Deck Mercy Osprey

The USNS Mercy hospital ship conducted its first-ever flight deck landing of a V-22 Osprey last week. The MV-22B Osprey is assigned to Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 21 of NAS Patuxent River.

US Finds Russia ‘Likely’ Behind Cyberhack

Cyber Threats

The entire US intelligence committee confirms the massive cyber-attack on the US ‘likely’ came from Russia. The FBI, CISA, ODNI, and NSA are working in concert to remediate the attacks.

DoD Paring Down F-35’s Technical Issues

F-35

The Defense Department is slowly whittling down the number of F-35 technical problems with the fighter jet program’s most serious issues decreasing from 13 to seven during the past year.

MD Needs Funds for COVID-19 Hotspots

COVIC-19 hotspots

The Trump administration last week designated the Baltimore-Washington corridor and 12 Maryland’s counties as emerging COVID-19 hotspots. Maryland lawmakers ask Health and Human Services secretary for additional CARES funds for hotspots and rural areas.