April 13, 2024

Pax MWR Takes Shipboard Tour in Norfolk

Pax

Civilian staff of the NAS Patuxent River’s Fleet and Family Readiness department toured USS Gerald R. Ford in Norfolk, VA, to better understand the experiences and challenges of the sea services personnel they support.

Secret Space Plane Launched Again

Space Plane

DoD’s secret X-37B space plane blasted off last week on another secretive mission. As in previous missions, the reusable, unmanned plane resembling a mini space shuttle carried classified experiments.

Pax Native Stationed Aboard USS Ford

LT Shamus McNamara of Patuxent River, MD, is the USS Gerald R. Ford’s assistant operation officer. The Ford recently arrived in Portsmouth, United Kingdom, for a scheduled port visit.

Supply Chain Woes Won’t Stop Holiday Dinners for Troops

Supply Chain

Global supply chain problems won’t stop troops from a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Nearly 400,000 pounds of turkey and trimmings are making their way to troops stationed all over the globe.

Sailors Complete EMALS Training Course

EMALS

Ten sailors were the first to graduate from the virtual reality-based Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, or EMALS, Carrier Aviation Boatswain Mate Equipment C-school.

NavSec Floats Plan for New 1st Fleet in Pacific

1st Fleet

NavSec Kenneth Braithwaite is calling for the establishment of a US 1st Fleet, a new numbered command to address maritime security in the Indian and Pacific oceans.

With Pierside Exercises Complete, USS Ford Heads for Sea Trials

Ford carrier

The plight of the USS Gerald Ford ignited a war of words between US lawmakers and Navy leaders last week as the first-in-class carrier finally heads to sea trials after a series of technical setbacks.

Trump Expected to Call for End to Ongoing US Wars Overseas

Trump Expected to Call for End to Ongoing US Wars Overseas

President Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech tonight, Feb. 5, is expected to call for an end to America’s ongoing wars overseas, building on his recent comments suggesting troop drawdowns in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

Hornet Crash Was 2nd Involving Aircraft From the Reagan

An F/A-18F Super Hornet assigned to the aircraft carrier Ronald Reagan suffered what authorities believe was a “mechanical issue” during routine operations Monday over the Philippine Sea. The crew was forced to eject. It was the second crash in less than a month involving aircraft from the Reagan.

Net Neutrality Repeal Sparks Paid Prioritization at AT&T

net neutrality

With the approaching net neutrality repeal, AT&T is readying prioritization plans, which the company says are based upon life and safety imperatives and not fast versus slow lanes of internet service for customers. Proponents of net neutrality fear its repeal will hinder equal access to the internet.