May 19, 2024

It’s Show Time for the Navy’s Elite Pilots


The US Navy’s Blue Angels in a flyover across the Navy-Marine Stadium in Annapolis, MD, in 2020. (DoD photo) Morning Coffee is a robust blend of links to news around the internet concerning the Naval Air Station Patuxent River economic community. The opinions expressed here do not reflect opinions of the Leader’s owners or staff. The US Navy’s elite pilots are headed for the big screen again. “The Blue Angels,” a new documentary, will make its way to Amazon Prime and IMAX theaters, reports NBC News. The film follows the service’s flight demonstration squadron as it enters its 78th year….

Future Unclear on Littoral Combat Ships

Littoral Combat Ships

House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith (D-WA) said he will offer an amendment to save five US Navy littoral combat ships from an early retirement. Three separate congressional committees have approved defense budget plans that would block the Navy from scrapping five vessels from the problem-plagued ship class.

US Military Might in the Pacific

Military Valiant Shield

Valiant Shield 2020 has assembled US military forces in the Pacific region for the 12-day training exercise.

Navy Meteorologists Unveil a Better Weather Prediction System

weather prediction

Navy meteorological experts aren’t just trying to get a better weather prediction, they’re looking to “fix battlespace awareness.”

Military on Display at Valiant Shield ’18

Valiant Shield

US military forces from the US Indo-Pacific Command participated in Valiant Shield 2018 last week near Guam with the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan, 15 surface ships, over 160 aircraft and around 15,000 military personnel.

F-35 Combat Ready by Mid-2015?


The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is on track to conduct trials aboard the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier in November and could be combat ready by mid-2015.

PEO(U&W) Participates in Navy Exercises

Valiant Shield Harpoon

The unmanned and strike weapons program, headquartered at Pax River, assisted with Valiant Shield and RIMPAC this summer.