Department of Defense

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Now Accepting Online Donations

Charlotte Hall Veterans Home Now Accepting Online Donations

The Charlotte Hall Veterans Home is excited to announce they now accept ONLINE donations! All donations go to their Veterans Assistance Fund, which is used to assist the residents as their needs arise such as dental and optometry costs, Final Honors arrangements, personal care items, various sponsorship projects, and activities in and outside the home....
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VX-23 Shows Support for Nolan Scully and Family

VX-23 Shows Support for Nolan Scully and Family

For the last few months VX-23 has proudly displayed the “NOLAN” name on F/A-18C #400 in honor of Southern Maryland’s Nolan Scully, whose courageous struggle served as a beacon of hope and inspiration for the entire Salty Dog team. Despite a heroic battle with cancer, 4-year-old Nolan passed away Feb. 4, 2017.
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Governor Larry Hogan Delivers 2017 State of the State Address

Governor Larry Hogan Delivers 2017 State of the State Address

On Wednesday, February 1, 2017, Governor Larry Hogan emphasized bipartisan achievement and outlined his plans to reform redistricting, foster economic growth and fight Maryland’s heroin and opioid crisis in his third State of the State address Wednesday… Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, members of the General Assembly, distinguished guests, and my fellow Marylanders: It is...
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NAS Patuxent River Holds Emergency Response Exercise

NAS Patuxent River Holds Emergency Response Exercise

Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River held an emergency response exercise, Feb. 1, as part of the Navy’s Solid Curtain/Citadel Shield 2017 (SC-CS17) exercise. SC-CS17 is an anti-terrorism/force protection exercise conducted by Navy installations within the continental United States. The purpose of SC-CS17 is to ensure that the Navy is ready to respond to...
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Naval Air Station sounds All Clear Following Suspicious Package Response

Naval Air Station sounds All Clear Following Suspicious Package Response

UPDATE 2/2/17 @ 1:15 p.m.: NAS Patuxent River evacuated Building 2185 temporarily Feb. 2 as a response to a suspicious package. Following a call of a suspicious package in Building 2185 at NAS Patuxent River at shortly before 11 a.m. the building was evacuated for the safety of personnel. The package was inspected by...
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NDW Participate in Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield Annual Exercise

NDW Participate in Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield Annual Exercise

Naval installations in the National Capital Region will participate in the United States Fleet Forces Command annual anti-terrorism/force protection exercise, Solid Curtain-Citadel Shield (SC-CS), Jan. 30-Feb. 10. These Naval installations include Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Naval Support Activity Washington, Naval Support Activity Annapolis, Naval Support Activity Bethesda, Naval Support Activity South Potomac (NSF Indian Head...
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Advanced Arresting Gear Remains Navy’s Choice for Next-Gen Recovery System

Advanced Arresting Gear Remains Navy’s Choice for Next-Gen Recovery System

On the heels of continued progress of the Advanced Arresting Gear’s test program, to include completion of the 350th trap of an F/A-18E Super Hornet in December, senior Navy officials announced the decision to continue with AAG as its choice of recovery system aboard the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN 79). The determination...
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Nammo to Bring More Than 130 New Manufacturing Jobs to Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head

Nammo to Bring More Than 130 New Manufacturing Jobs to Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head

The Nammo Group, based in Norway, will bring more than 130 new manufacturing jobs to Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) Indian Head in Southern Maryland over the next five years. As part of an agreement signed today, Nammo Energetics Indian Head, a Maryland corporation, will partner with the installation’s Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technology Division...
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Hoyer Attends Signing Ceremony at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head

Hoyer Attends Signing Ceremony at Naval Surface Warfare Center Indian Head

On Thursday, January 19, 2017, Congressman Steny H. Hoyer joined Ambassador Kåre R. Aas of Norway at a signing ceremony marking the new public-private-partnership between NAMMO and the United States Navy’s Explosive Ordinance Disposal Division at Indian Head. Below are his remarks as prepared for delivery: “Good morning. I’m honored to be here at...
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Blackjack Soars over Southern Maryland

Blackjack Soars over Southern Maryland

The RQ-21A Blackjack Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) flew for the first time from Patuxent River Naval Air Station Webster Outlying Field, Maryland, in December. Before flying at Webster Field, the system conducted testing at the manufacturer Insitu’s facility, in Boardman, Oregon, as well as at Marine Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadrons (VMUs) on the East...
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Pax River Sailor Named Regional Junior Sailor of the Year 2016

Pax River Sailor Named Regional Junior Sailor of the Year 2016

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Handling) 1st Class Timothy Godden, of Naval Air Station’s Air Operations Department, was named Naval District Washington’s Junior Sailor of the Year during a ceremony at Naval Air Station Patuxent River Dec. 20. During the ceremony, Rear Adm. Charles Rock, commandant, Naval District Washington, spoke of the professionalism and dedication necessary...
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Navy’s Jammer Team Recognized for Defense Department Acquisition Excellence

Navy’s Jammer Team Recognized for Defense Department Acquisition Excellence

The Next Generation Jammer Increment 1 (NGJ Inc 1) team’s “revolutionary approach in the evolution of Airborne Electronic Attack” earned it one of three Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (USD (AT&L)) David Packard Excellence in Acquisition Awards. During a Pentagon ceremony Jan. 6, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work and USD...
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Honor Veterans with Commemorative Bricks in Support of Solomons “On Watch” Memorial Statue

Honor Veterans with Commemorative Bricks in Support of Solomons “On Watch” Memorial Statue

The Calvert County Department of General Services is coordinating the annual “On Watch” memorial brick campaign taking place now through April 28, 2017. For a limited time, the public may purchase memorial bricks to be placed at the Veterans Patio, located at the World War II “On Watch” Memorial Statue in Solomons. The bricks...
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Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, January 9, 2017

Weather Related Closings, Delays, and Information for Monday, January 9, 2017

Updated Monday, January 9, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. St. Mary’s County: St. Mary’s County Public Schools: St. Mary’s County Public Schools will be closed on Monday, January 9, 2017 with a Code 2 for employees. St. Mary’s County Government: All St. Mary’s County Administrative Offices will open on time. Liberal leave for employees. All...
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Logistics Award Winner Cites Diversity, Empowerment for Results

Logistics Award Winner Cites Diversity, Empowerment for Results

Thomas McClay, Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division Total Asset Visibility (NAWCAD 6.8.3) competency manager, received the 2016 Daniel L. Nega Excellence in Logistics Leadership Award at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Maryland, Dec. 19. Established in 2014, the award recognizes a Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Logistics and Industrial Operations (AIR-6.0) national civilian...
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Defense Contractor Agrees to $4.535 Million Settlement for Alleged False Claim Act Violations

Defense Contractor Agrees to $4.535 Million Settlement for Alleged False Claim Act Violations

Advanced C4 Solutions, Inc. agreed today to pay $4.535 million to the United States to settle allegations that it submitted inflated invoices to the government for work performed at Joint Base Andrews. The settlement was announced by United States Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J. Rosenstein; Brigadier General Keith M. Givens, Commander...
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NAVAIR Financial Manager Recognized for Creating Planning Tool

NAVAIR Financial Manager Recognized for Creating Planning Tool

NAVAIR’s lead business financial manager (BFM) of the year, Denise Mallett, was also recognized by acquisition chief Frank Kendall at the Pentagon Dec. 8 for creating a database that revolutionized the way the command performs acquisition financial management. After prototyping and proving the concept in the H-1 U.S. Marine Corps Light/Attack Helicopters program office...
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Chesapeake Beach Native Trains to be a Military Pilot

Chesapeake Beach Native Trains to be a Military Pilot

A 2010 Huntingtown High School graduate and Chesapeake Beach, Maryland native participates in the lengthy and rigorous training process that transforms military officers into pilots. 2nd Lt. Stephen Anderson is a Marine Corps student naval avaiator with the “Rangers” Training Squadron (VT-27), based in Corpus, Christi, Texas, that operates the T-6B Texan II aircraft....
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Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day

National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, also referred to as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day or Pearl Harbor Day, is observed annually in the United States on December 7, to remember and honor the 2,403 citizens of the United States who were killed in the Japanese surprise attack on Pearl Harbor in Hawaii on December 7,...
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Government Contractor Indicted for Making False Claims and False Statements

Government Contractor Indicted for Making False Claims and False Statements

A federal grand jury has charged Shawn Penn, age 41, of Pasadena, with making false claims and false statements, for allegedly falsely representing to her employer that she was working as a security guard at a government facility, when she was actually elsewhere.  The indictment was returned on December 1, 2016. The indictment was...
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For Third Year, CSM Earns Designation as ‘Military Friendly’

For Third Year, CSM Earns Designation as ‘Military Friendly’

The College of Southern Maryland has received the 2017 Military Friendly® School designation from Victory Media for the third year in a row. Military Friendly schools are top-tier educational institutions that provide the best opportunities for military service members and their spouses. “CSM is proud to once again be recognized for the support and...
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NAVAIR School of Modeling and Simulation Master’s Degree Graduates Celebrate Momentous Achievements

NAVAIR School of Modeling and Simulation Master’s Degree Graduates Celebrate Momentous Achievements

The NAVAIR University College of Test and Evaluation, School of Modeling and Simulation, in partnership with Old Dominion University, celebrated the first students to receive their Master of Engineering (ME) degree in modeling and simulation (M&S). Thirteen students were recognized for completing the master’s degree, along with 12 students who completed a graduate-level certificate...
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NAVAIR School of Modeling and Simulation Master’s Degree Graduates Celebrate Momentous Achievements

NAVAIR School of Modeling and Simulation Master’s Degree Graduates Celebrate Momentous Achievements

The NAVAIR University College of Test and Evaluation, School of Modeling and Simulation, in partnership with Old Dominion University, celebrated the first students to receive their Master of Engineering (ME) degree in modeling and simulation (M&S). Thirteen students were recognized for completing the master’s degree, along with 12 students who completed a graduate-level certificate...
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Nam Knights Donate Preliminary Breath Test Instrument to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

Nam Knights Donate Preliminary Breath Test Instrument to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office

On November 6, 2016, the Nam Knights of America, Skipjack Chapter donated a Preliminary Breath Test Instrument to the St. Mary’s County Sheriff’s Office. The Nam Knights is a group of retired military veterans, active and retired law enforcement officers, who through generous contributions from its members and various fundraisers, give back to veterans,...
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Navy Officer Pleads Guilty in Massive Fraud and Corruption Scandal

Navy Officer Pleads Guilty in Massive Fraud and Corruption Scandal

A retired Navy Captain pleaded guilty today for his role in a massive bribery and fraud scheme involving a foreign defense contractor for the U.S. Navy. Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, U.S. Attorney Laura E. Duffy of the Southern District of California, Acting Director Dermot O’Reilly of...
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