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2014-08-29 23:08:03

The VA's new version of the GI Bill Comparison Tool makes it easier for veterans and their family members to estimate their GI Bill benefits and learn more on approved colleges and universities. (PRWEB) August 29, 2014 The Disabled Veterans National Foundation, a nonprofit veterans service organization that provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom, is...

2014-08-28 23:01:06

Members from CAP's Middle East Region carrying out air, ground missions in Virginia MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Ala. (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Civil Air Patrol’s Middle East Region is filling the highbird role, helping provide airborne communication coordination, in the search for a missing Air National Guard pilot whose F-15 fighter jet crashed Wednesday morning in Virginia. CAP members are also participating in the search effort on the ground. The F-15 crashed about 9 a.m. local time...

2014-08-28 08:21:12

AI3 enhancements showcased during joint US military exercise PT. MUGU, Calif., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the U.S. Army achieved the first intercept of a cruise missile by the Accelerated Improved Intercept Initiative missile. An AI3 missile also destroyed an unmanned aerial system (UAS). Both intercepts occurred during the recent Black Dart demonstration - a U.S. military exercise held July 29 - August 11. Fired from the Avenger launcher, AI3...

2014-08-27 23:12:35

Lt. CDR. Murtaza Durmazuçar, a member of the NATO Maritime Operations Working Group (MAROPSWG) and presently working at the Maritime Security Branch of the Turkish Navy Operational Department of HQ/Ankara, will be one of the honored speakers at QMARSEC, Qatar's largest maritime security conference. (PRWEB) August 27, 2014 The organizing committee for the Qatar Maritime Security Coastal and Border Surveillance Conference (QMARSEC) proudly announces the confirmation of Lt. CDR...

2014-08-27 08:21:41

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Two U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) high altitude long endurance (HALE) series safely surpassed 100,000 combat/operational support hours. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO A photo accompanying this release is available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=27320. The Air Force Global Hawk fleet logged more than 88...

2014-08-27 08:20:24

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association (AFA) today announced Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson will deliver keynote addresses at the 2014 AFA Air and Space Conference September 15-17(th) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center at National Harbor, Maryland. Secretary Hagel will deliver Wednesday morning's keynote address followed by Secretary Johnson providing Wednesday afternoon's keynote...

2014-08-26 16:20:55

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Representatives from the five armed services were honored today by the nation's largest wartime veterans' organization. The American Legion presented the Spirit of Service award to U.S. Army Specialist Cassandra Rousayne, U.S. Army Medical Command, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland; U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2(nd) Class (SW) Porfirio Pimentel, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion, Gulfport, Mississippi; U.S. Marine Corps Corporal...

2014-08-26 08:20:46

ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association is proud to announce the addition of Major General Mark A. Barrett, USAF (Ret.) as Executive Vice President to serve as the number two senior staff executive under President Craig McKinley. As Executive Vice President, General Barrett will serve as the principal deputy professional staff member to the President and will act as the Association's senior staff liaison with Boards, Committees and Councils as well...

2014-08-18 23:06:36

Mr. Michel Soula, the Head of NATO's Operations Section, will speak at QMARSEC (Qatar Maritime Security - Coastal & Border Surveillance Conference) in Doha, Qatar in October. (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 Qatar’s largest maritime security conference, will focus on Maritime Domain Awareness - the Steps to Maritime Security. This year the QMARSEC Committee is extremely proud to announce that Mr. Michel Soula, the Head of NATO's Operations Section, will speak to the conference...

2014-08-18 23:05:19

Continental East Development recently recognized, the all-volunteer Riverside National Cemetery Memorial Honor Detail at a tribute in Moreno Valley, CA, for its service to the community. The group has provided honors to tens of thousands of deceased veterans at the cemetery since the detail was founded 18 years ago Moreno Valley, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2014 With over 150 veterans and local community members and political leaders on hand, the Riverside National Cemetery Memorial Honor...


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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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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