August 17, 2022

Art & Lifestyle:

3 Nights Left for Shakespeare in the City -

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

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

Test Your Army/Navy Trivia Knowledge

Army/Navy Trivia

In preparation for the Army/Navy football game on December 11, the AFCEA Southern Maryland and AFCEA Aberdeen chapters will hold a US Naval Academy and US Military Academy trivia contest. Join them from noon to 1 pm December 10.

US Firms Celebrate: $7.5B Foreign Military Sales

It was a happy Independence Day for American defense companies, with news approval of almost $7.5 billion in potential foreign military sales approved by the State Dept to five different countries announced Monday.

Services Academies to Open Campuses in Fall

military academies

All military services academies will open their campuses to students this fall.

Gilday: MQ-4 Triton Capabilities a Game-Changer

Triton

ADM Michael Gilday praised the MQ-4 Triton during recent Senate testimony. “The capabilities that the MQ-4 brings are game-changing in terms of long-range ISR at altitude, with sensors that we haven’t had supporting the fleet before,” the admiral said. Early this year, the Triton arrived in Guam, marking a significant step toward increasing the Navy’s Western Pacific reconnaissance and surveillance capability.

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.

Last of Block II Super Hornets Delivered

Super Hornets

The US Navy took delivery of the final Block II Super Hornet earlier this month, closing out a run of 322 one-seater F/A-18Es and 286 two-seater F/A-18Fs.

US Losing the Huawei Battle in Europe

Europe is embracing Huawei as its supplier of 5G, the next generation telecommunications network. While the US warns the Chinese multinational telecommunications company threatens global security, there are no alternatives today in the marketplace.

Longer Military Obligations Considered for Academies

Service Academies

Senators are looking to extend the eight-year service obligation for graduates of US service academies, noting a 20 percent cost hike per graduate since the obligations were last adjusted in 1996.

Tensions Escalating in Persian Gulf

Hazardous Duty

Tensions between the United States and Iran continue to escalate. Over the weekend, the FAA warned that current tensions in the Persian Gulf area could pose a threat to air travel in that region.

Hoyer Announces Academy Appointments

Academy Appointments

Congressman Steny H. Hoyer has announced the names of 10 students in Maryland’s Fifth District who have been appointed to the US Service Academies. Recipients of the service academy appointments accepted offers to the Air Force Academy, the Naval Academy, and the Military Academy at West Point.