August 17, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

Theater Holding Auditions for ‘Clue’ -

Sunday, August 7, 2022

Shakespeare Heads to St. Mary’s City -

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Young Artists Sought for Sotterley Contest -

Thursday, July 28, 2022

St. Mary’s, Eat, Live, and Be Healthy -

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Lights, Camera, Action at NAS Pax

Camera

When “Top Gun: Maverick” technical crew members needed expert advice, they consulted engineers at NAVAIR. The command provided filmmakers with two F/A-18F Super Hornet fighter jets to modify for photography and a decommissioned Grumman F-14 Tomcat for on-the-ground scenes, as well as wind tunnel testing for the cameras.

Navy Gets First Block III Super Hornets

Super Hornets

Boeing delivered the first two Block III F/A-18 Super Hornets to the US Navy this month. The first of 78 new Super Hornets was ferried to Test and Evaluation Squadron (VX) 23 at Naval Air Station Pax River for continued developmental testing.

Navy Wants $5B for 3 More Destroyers

Task Force

The US Navy wants to build three more Arleigh Burke-class destroyers and is asking Congress for more than $5 billion in the next fiscal year. Building the warships would bring the number of guided-missile destroyers the Navy has procured to 85.

Navy’s F-35C Passes Major Milestone

Major Milestone

The F-35C, the variant used by the US Navy passed a major milestone last week, when it achieved Initial Operational Capability, becoming the final variant of the jet to pass the requirements.

Expect a ‘Leaner, Agile’ Resurrected 2nd Fleet

The resurrected 2nd Fleet will become operational by early next year. The fleet will oversee the training of Navy forces on the East Coast. Expect the fleet to be “leaner, agile, and more expeditionary” than it was when deactivated in 2011.

US Assembles Military Might in Pacific

Military Might

The US is amassing its military power in the Pacific region.

Morning Coffee: F-35 Software May Delay Production

F-35C JSF night takeoff

Delays in critical software testing for the Lockheed Martin F-35 fighter jet may slow production and increase development costs.