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2014-10-29 16:29:59

FORT BELVOIR, Va., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The MV Vega, a commercial cargo vessel chartered by the Defense Logistics Agency, arrived in Liberia Oct. 25 to deliver critical supplies to support Operation United Assistance, the U.S. government's effort to fight Ebola in West Africa. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130918/MM82677LOGO The vessel, which was loaded at the Port of Rotterdam in the Netherlands, is bringing food, water, construction materials,...

2014-10-29 08:21:06

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot program announced today the program received $55,500 from the National Security Agency (NSA) to be designated for participant scholarships. With this support, CyberPatriot will continue its growth nationally and provide students financial assistance towards college tuition. "We are grateful for the support of the NSA. We not only value their support for CyberPatriot's mission, but we also...

2014-10-28 23:17:05

Sculptor Inspired by Famous Photograph and Son’s Memory Camp Pendleton, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 The unveiling and dedication of a new monument will take place on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 2 p.m. The monument is a gift to the Department of the Navy and to the U.S. Marine Corps from Hope For The Warriors® and will be placed at the front entrance to the wounded warrior complex of Wounded Warrior Battalion (West) aboard Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, C.A.. Hope For The...

2014-10-27 08:20:31

ARLINGTON, Va., Oct. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association today announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) renewed their support for CyberPatriot, the National Youth Cyber Education Program, as a Cyber Diamond sponsor. For the second consecutive year, DHS has sponsored CyberPatriot in its mission to stimulate youth interest in STEM and educate students on the importance of cyber security. "The Department of Homeland Security is proud to partner with the...

2014-10-25 12:20:18

The Honourable Julian Fantino reaffirms Government's commitment to Veterans and their families at annual meeting OTTAWA, Oct. 25, 2014 /CNW/ - The Honourable Julian Fantino, Minister of Veterans Affairs, today paid tribute to the Royal Canadian Air Force Association (RCAFA) at its annual meeting in Ottawa. The Minister thanked the Association for its outstanding contributions to Veterans, and reaffirmed the Government of Canada's commitment to strengthen support for Veterans and their...

2014-10-24 08:20:59

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During the U.S. Navy's Combat Ship System Qualification Trials, the USS Chancellorsville (CG 62) tested two Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Standard Missile-6 interceptors against anti-ship and cruise missile targets. As part of 'engage on remote' scenarios, the ship launched the SM-6 interceptors prior to its own radars 'seeing' the incoming threats, using targeting information from another Aegis ship in the area--the USS Sampson (DDG 102). The...

2014-10-23 08:23:45

MQ-8C Fire Scout completes "slope testing" POINT MUGU, Calif., Oct. 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) successfully completed precision sloped landing tests Aug. 27 with the MQ-8C Fire Scout at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, in preparation for at-sea testing. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Photos accompanying this release are available at: http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=28570. A video can...

2014-10-22 16:20:38

WASHINGTON, Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) deployed a team with engineering and engineering-related expertise to Liberia in support of Operation United Assistance, which is part of the comprehensive U.S. Government Ebola effort in West Africa led by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The team is a Forward Engineering Support Team (FEST) from our North Atlantic Division (NAD) consisting of personnel with expertise...

2014-10-21 23:02:29

16th Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff will help oversee Defense Mobile’s branch-specific brands: ARMYmobile, MARINESmobile, NAVYmobile, AIRFORCEmobile and COASTGUARDmobile Westport, CT (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 Defense Mobile Corporation announced today that General Peter Pace, USMC (Ret.), has joined its Board of Directors. General Pace served as the 16th Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the most senior position in the United States Armed Forces. In that, General Pace was...

2014-10-20 20:21:26

LONDON, Oct.20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Report DetailsAlthough increasingly competitive, the global UAV market is currently highly consolidated with a few leading companies dominating global sales. Primarily this is a result of US dominance of the market over the past decade. However, incumbent positions are increasingly under threat from new and existing competitors offering a range of cost-effective UAV capabilities and innovative technologies. Considerable uncertainties will...


Latest Military Reference Libraries

General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper
2013-10-03 13:25:05

The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper, once known as the Predator B, is an unmanned aerial vehicle or UAV that was created by the General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for the United States Air Force. Air Force members refer to the MQ-9 and other UAVs, also known as drones, as Remotely Piloted Vehicles/Aircraft (RPV/RPA) because humans can control them, but they are capable of autonomous flight as well. This hunter-killer drone is the first of its kind that can be used for long-endurance...

Bothriechis Guifarroi
2013-06-18 13:48:58

Bothriechis guifarroi is a species of green palm-pit viper located in northern Honduras. It was previously confused with other Honduran palm pit vipers. It was discovered by scientists performing two expeditions in 2012 aiming at studying the fauna of Texiguat Wildlife Refuge. This area is thought to be one of the most endemism-rich and diverse highland forests in Mesoamerica. This species represents the 15th endemic species that occurs in the region. As a member of the genus Bothriechis,...

David Walker
2012-10-27 13:40:43

David Walker was a United States Navy officer and a NASA astronaut. He was born David Mathieson Walker on May 20, 1944 in Columbus, Georgia and graduated from Eustis High School in Eustis, Florida in 1962. He then went on to attend the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland and received a Bachelor of Science degree in 1966. Upon graduation, he went through flight training in Florida, Mississippi, and Texas and was subsequently named a Naval Aviator in December 1967. His first...

Mark Lee
2012-10-25 11:41:36

Mark Lee is a former NASA astronaut and USAF Colonel. He was born Mark Charles Lee on August 14, 1952 in Viroqua, Wisconsin. He is an Eagle Scout and a graduate from the Class of 1970 at Viroqua High School. He attended the United States Air Force Academy and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering in 1974. He then trained at Laughlin Air Force Base in Texas and at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona in preparation for his assignment at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan, where he...

Gregory Johnson
2012-10-22 11:08:31

Gregory Johnson is a NASA astronaut and a former colonel in the United States Air Force. He was born Gregory Harold "Box" Johnson on May 12, 1962 in South Ruislip, Middlesex, United Kingdom. Throughout his childhood, he became an Eagle Scout in the Boy Scouts of America.. He graduated from Park Hills High School in Fairborn, Ohio in 1980 and went on to attend the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1984. He was...

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