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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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Enabling Technology is Focus of Second Annual FRC Safety Meeting

Enabling Technology is Focus of Second Annual FRC Safety Meeting

More than 25 senior safety officers from eight Fleet Readiness Centers (FRC) sites worldwide and representatives from DoD attended the Annual Safety Director Meeting at FRC Aviation Support Equipment in Solomons Island, Maryland, Nov. 1-3. Commander, Fleet Readiness Centers (COMFRC) Director for Safety and Regulatory Compliance Mitch Bauman said the event was held to...
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Governor Larry Hogan, Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford Honor Nation’s Heroes on Veterans Day

Governor Larry Hogan, Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford Honor Nation’s Heroes on Veterans Day

Governor Larry Hogan and Lt. Governor Boyd Rutherford today honored our nation’s heroes on Veterans Day. Lt. Governor Rutherford participated in the annual St. Mary’s County Veterans Day Parade, and later joined Governor Hogan and Gold Star families for a dedication ceremony of the new Gold Star Families Memorial Monument in Annapolis. “There can’t...
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Veterans are no Longer on Active Duty, but they Deserve our Respect, our Admiration and Sometimes our Help.

Veterans are no Longer on Active Duty, but they Deserve our Respect, our Admiration and Sometimes our Help.

There are many ways to salute our veterans and support our troops – by volunteering, helping someone you know directly, and sometimes monetarily by donating to causes that assist these veterans. With a plethora of charities to choose from, you should definitely do your homework before donating your hard earned money. When thinking about...
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Annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Calvert County

Annual Veterans Day Ceremony in Calvert County

Calvert County residents are invited to attend the American Legion’s annual Veterans Day ceremony to honor and commemorate all those who have served and continued to serve our country. The ceremony will take place at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, on the Courthouse Green at the Calvert County Circuit Courthouse located at 175 Main...
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The Meaning of Veteran’s Day

The Meaning of Veteran’s Day

Many Americans mistakenly believe that Veterans Day is the day America sets aside to honor American military personnel who died in battle or as a result of wounds sustained from combat. That’s not quite true. Memorial Day is the day set aside to honor America’s war dead. Veterans Day, on the other hand, honors...
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St. Mary’s County Hosts First Annual Veterans Resource Day

St. Mary’s County Hosts First Annual Veterans Resource Day

St. Mary’s County is home to a large number of veterans, retirees, active-duty service men and women and their families. In an effort to provide easy access to resources in one centralized location, the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services is proud to announce the first Veterans Resource Day. The event...
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Search for Sunken PAX Aircraft Continues in Chesapeake Bay

Search for Sunken PAX Aircraft Continues in Chesapeake Bay

More than 200 sonar targets—some of which may represent parts of aircraft or debris fields—were found in August as underwater archaeologists continued their search for U.S. Navy aircraft lost in training exercises more than a half century ago off the coast of Patuxent River Naval Air Station, Maryland. The underwater archaeology team with the...
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NAVAIR Earns Pair of Aviation Safety Awards

NAVAIR Earns Pair of Aviation Safety Awards

NAVAIR has won two top naval aviation safety awards for its outstanding 2016 safety record and ongoing contributions to readiness and efficient operations, the Naval Safety Center announced Oct. 16. The Naval Aviation Readiness Through Safety Award and Adm. James S. Russell Naval Aviation Flight Safety Award are presented annually to the aircraft-controlling custodian...
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Aging & Human Services to Host First Veterans Resource Day

Aging & Human Services to Host First Veterans Resource Day

St. Mary’s County is home to a large number of veterans, retirees, active-duty service men and women and their families. In an effort to provide easy access to resources in one centralized location, the St. Mary’s County Department of Aging & Human Services is proud to announce the first Veterans Resource Day. The event...
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Calvert County Government Schedule for Election Day and the Veterans Day Holiday

Calvert County Government Schedule for Election Day and the Veterans Day Holiday

Calvert County offices will be closed on Tuesday, Nov. 8, for Election Day and Friday, Nov. 11, for the Veterans Day holiday. In addition: • The three county senior centers will be closed on Election Day and Veterans Day. Meals on Wheels will be delivered on both days. • County public transportation will not...
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Pax River Air Expo ’16 – A Free Family Event at NAS Pax River

Pax River Air Expo ’16 – A Free Family Event at NAS Pax River

Looking for something fun and free for the family to do at the end of October? Then come out to Naval Air Station Patuxent River’s Air Expo ’16 on Oct. 29 and 30 featuring the F-22 Raptor Demonstration Team. The F-22 Raptor is the Air Force’s newest fighter aircraft. Its combination of stealth, supercruise,...
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NAVAIR Leaders Learn About Their Role in the Larger Defense World

NAVAIR Leaders Learn About Their Role in the Larger Defense World

Twenty-three up-and-coming leaders learned how NAVAIR fits into the larger defense picture at a seminar at NAVAIR’s Washington Liaison Office in Arlington, Virginia, Sept. 26-30. The Washington arena seminar is the second in a series of five classes NAVAIR Leadership Development Program (NLDP) members take over a period of three to five years. The...
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CH-53K King Stallion Successfully Completes Initial Operational Testing

CH-53K King Stallion Successfully Completes Initial Operational Testing

The U.S. Marine Corps’ CH-53K King Stallion helicopter completed its two-week initial operational test period, called OT-B1, Oct. 19 at the Sikorsky Development Flight Center in West Palm Beach, Florida. OT-B1 included multiple external lift scenarios of 27,000 lb. (12,200 kg) in-hover and 12,000 lb. (5,422 kg) 110 nautical mile radius missions. Ground events included...
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NAS Pax Celebrates Navy’s 241st Birthday in Style

NAS Pax Celebrates Navy’s 241st Birthday in Style

Members of the Naval Air Station Patuxent River community donned their best to celebrate at the Navy 241stBirthday Ball Oct. 13 at the River’s Edge Catering and Conference Center here. This year’s theme – America’s Sailor: For 241 Years – Tough Bold and Ready – highlights the Sailor’s unique ability to learn, adapt, innovate...
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Maryland Man Charged with Planning to Kill US Military Member to Support ISIS

Maryland Man Charged with Planning to Kill US Military Member to Support ISIS

A federal grand jury charged Nelash Mohamed Das, 24, a citizen of Bangladesh residing in Landover Hills, Maryland, with attempting to provide material support and resources to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), a designated foreign terrorist organization. The announcement was made by Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Mary...
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Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Item at Elm’s Beach

Bomb Squad Investigates Suspicious Item at Elm’s Beach

On Sunday, October 16, 2016 at approximately 11:oo a.m., a Bomb Technician, from the Deputy State Fire Marshals Office responded to 19200 Back Door Road, in Dameron, after a citizen located an item believed to be military ordnance on the beach in Elm’s Beach Park. The item was determined to be an inert military marine flare and...
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Advanced Arresting Gear Traps First Fly-In for F/A-18E Super Hornet

Advanced Arresting Gear Traps First Fly-In for F/A-18E Super Hornet

Advanced Arresting Gear (AAG) completes a first-of-its-kind recovery of an F/A-18E Super Hornet at the Runway Arrested Landing Site in Lakehurst, N.J., Oct. 13. This event, conducted as part of AAG performance testing with the Super Hornet, follows more than 200 roll-in arrestments completed at the site since late March. The AAG test team conducted...
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NADP Provides Veterans with Second Careers

NADP Provides Veterans with Second Careers

Eight logistics management specialists graduated from the Navy Acquisition Development Program (NADP) in a ceremony Sept. 29 at the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Logistics and Industrial Operations (AIR 6.0) Complex, Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River, Maryland, launching their new careers. AIR 6.0 Deputy Assistant Commander Todd Balazs, who emceed the event, told...
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