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2014-10-30 23:01:47

Former U.S. Navy service member alleges that asbestos exposure occurred when he was working aboard Navy vessels. Port Washington, New York (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 A Pennsylvania federal judge has ruled that a former United States Navy service member may pursue legal claims against Crane Co. and General Electric Co., as well as two other firms; Ingersoll Rand & Co. has been released from the lawsuit. Claims involve the man’s alleged exposure to asbestos while working aboard U.S....

2014-10-22 08:24:19

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The new French Creek Mess Hall at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune has earned Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED(®)) Platinum certification with the Green Building Certification Institute. This achievement continues the Navy's ongoing commitment to environmental sustainability through high-performance design and is distinguished as the military's first LEED Platinum dining facility....

2014-10-16 08:22:10

PALMDALE, Calif., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy's second MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has successfully completed its first flight. Operating out of a manufacturing facility in Palmdale, a Navy and Northrop Grumman (NYSE: NOC) flight test team conducted the 6.7-hour flight Oct. 15. The flight is a critical first step in preparing the aircraft to fly to a Navy facility in Maryland later this month. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO...

2014-10-14 23:13:54

SHIELD Aviation, Inc. announced today the granting of a Category 3 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Interim Flight Clearance (IFC) for the ARES Block C UAS by Naval Air System Command (NAVAIR) Patuxent River MD AIR – 4.0P. The ARES UAS IFC supports Navy public aircraft operations of ARES Block C UAS within restricted and warning areas of the U.S. National airspace. San Diego, California (PRWEB) October 14, 2014 SHIELD Aviation, Inc. announced today the granting of a Category 3 Unmanned...

2014-10-13 20:20:27

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SHIELD Aviation, Inc. announced today the granting of a Category 3 Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Interim Flight Clearance (IFC) for the ARES Block C UAS by Naval Air System Command (NAVAIR) Patuxent River MD AIR - 4.0P. The ARES UAS IFC supports Navy public aircraft operations of ARES Block C UAS within restricted and warning areas of the U.S. National airspace. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141013/151830 SHIELD Aviation Engineering...

2014-10-08 12:26:08

Barracks, ships, fire stations among locations served with Cox video, Internet SAN DIEGO, Oct. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cox Business has completed a build-out of 40 miles of its broadband network to 165 Navy sites in San Diego County, including barracks, hotels, fire stations, residential housing, recreation centers, and even ships in the harbor to bring Cox's advanced video and high speed Internet services to approximately 50,000 sailors stationed in San Diego....

2014-10-01 08:39:49

CO2 Monitor meets Navy data logging and battery life criteria to give accurate data CO2 exposure of military personnel. ORMOND BEACH, Fla., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Navy has contracted with CO2Meter, Inc. to provide carbon dioxide monitoring devices to measure ambient CO2 levels in expeditionary shelters. The CO2 monitors were designed under the direction of the U.S. Navy for meeting their required data logging and battery life criteria. The monitor will...

2014-09-25 20:20:21

VIENNA, Va., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Navy Federal Credit Union honored its Chairman of the Board, VADM John Lockard, USN (Ret.) as the recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest award the Department of the Navy (DON) presents to civilians. The award presented by Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, comes to Adm. Lockard during his 20th year as Chairman for the credit union....

2014-09-25 16:21:14

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a $61 million performance based logistics (PBL) supply support contract from the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command's NAVSUP Weapon Systems Support facility in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO This five-year contract will enable 24-hour, 7 days a week fleet support and continues a 10-year partnership between Northrop...

2014-09-22 12:21:25

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Sept. 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) an additional $147 million contract to upgrade the fleet's electronic warfare defenses against evolving threats, such as anti-ship missiles. Under this low-rate initial production contract for Block 2 of the Navy's Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP), Lockheed Martin will provide 14 systems to upgrade the AN/SLQ-32(V)2 system on all U.S. aircraft carriers, cruisers,...


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Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
2013-09-24 15:48:13

The Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout is an unmanned autonomous helicopter that is used by the United States Armed Forces for reconnaissance missions, situational awareness, and targeting assistance for ground, air, and sea bound soldiers. There are four variants of this UAV, two of which were derived from Schweizer helicopters. The first MQ-8 version, known as the RQ-8A, was used after the Navy retired their RQ-2 Pioneers. The Navy wanted an updated UAV with specific guidelines, including...

Ronald Evans Jr.
2012-10-25 11:30:42

Ronald Ellwin Evans, Jr. was an astronaut that worked with NASA on the Apollo missions and served as a Captain in the United States Navy. Evans is one of the twenty-four astronauts to fly to the moon. . Evans was born on November 10, 1933 in St. Francis, Kansas. He graduated from Highland Park High School in Topeka, Kansas. Boy Scouts of America played a huge role in Evans youth as he attained the highest level of Life Scout. Evans then went on to study at the University of Kansas...

Frederick Hauck
2012-10-18 14:05:34

Frederick Hauck is a retired Captain and pilot in the United States Navy, and a NASA astronaut. He was born Frederick Hamilton "Rick" Hauck on April 11, 1941 in Long Beach, California. He was raised in Massachusetts and Washington, D.C., and he graduated from  St. Albans School in Washington, D.C. in 1958. He then went on to attend Tufts University as a Navy ROTC student, where he received a Bachelor of Science degree in Physics from in 1962. He was commissioned upon graduation and reported...

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2010-11-18 18:23:59

Pete Conrad was an American naval officer, astronaut and engineer, and he was the third person to walk on the Moon. He was born Charles "Pete" Conrad, Jr. on June 2, 1930 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. While his legal name was Charles, his mother gave him what would be his lifetime nickname, Pete. The Great Depression had a tough impact on the Conrad family, but they pulled through it. Conrad has always been bright and intelligent; however, he suffered from dyslexia, a condition that was not...

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2010-10-29 20:50:05

Jim Lovell is a former NASA astronaut and a retired captain in the US Navy. He was born as James "Jim" Arthur Lovell, Jr. on March 25, 1928 in Cleveland, Ohio. During his childhood, Lovell was interested in rocketry, and built flying models. His father died in a car accident when he was young. Lovell graduated from Juneau High School in Wisconsin. Later he attended the University of Wisconsin"“Madison for two years. He then transferred to the United States Naval Academy, and entered in the...

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Word of the Day
barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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