Vanuatu National Day

Washington, DC - Michael R. Pompeo: "On behalf of the United States of America, I extend my heartiest congratulations to the people of Vanuatu in celebration of your National Day on July 30.

Premium Foods USA, Inc., Recalls Siluriformes Products Produced Without Benefit of Import Inspection

Washington, DC - Premium Foods USA, Inc., a Woodside, N.Y. establishment and importer of record, is recalling approximately 76,025 pounds of various Siluriformes fish products that were not presented for import re-inspection into the United States, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. Additionally, the products were imported from Bangladesh and Myanmar, countries ineligible to export Siluriformes fish product to the United States. 

Garlic on broccoli – study suggests that unfamiliar scents can disrupt invasive pests

Sacramento, California - Agricultural insect pests seek out familiar scents to find their plant hosts. However, they can also be repelled by odors from other plant species.

USS Truman Changes Command

Atlantic Ocean - The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) held a change of command ceremony on the flag bridge while conducting a composite training unit exercise, July 24.

NAVFAC EXWC Establishes New Expeditionary Programs Office

Port Hueneme, California - Naval Facilities (NAVFAC) Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (EXWC) officially consolidated the NAVFAC Expeditionary Programs Office (NEPO) and the EXWC Expeditionary Department (EX) into one organization — the new Expeditionary Programs Office or “ExPO” as they are now known.

Metro Transit Police Officer Charged with Civil Rights Offense for Assaulting an Individual

Washington, DC - A former Washington, D.C. Metro Transit Police Officer, Andra Vance, 45, was indicted Thursday on charges that he used unreasonable force on an individual, announced Assistant Attorney General Eric Dreiband of the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division, U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia, Jessie K. Liu, and Metro Transit Police Chief Ronald A. Pavlik.