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2011-07-11 11:53:00

GAMBRILLS, Md., July 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- USmax Corporation, announced today that it has been awarded U.S. Navy's SeaPort-Enhanced (SeaPort-e) multiple-award contract, valued up to $50B thru 2018. SeaPort-e provides Navy with an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to acquire USmax services. The following organizations may utilize SeaPort-e: Naval Sea Systems Command, the Naval Air Systems Command, the Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command, the Naval Supply Systems...

2011-07-07 11:32:00

WASHINGTON, July 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Alliance to Save Energy is awarding energy-efficiency pioneer and expert Daniel Yergin its Charles H. Percy Award for Public Service at its annual, black-tie gala, the 19th annual Evening with the Stars of Energy Efficiency, to be held here October 4. The award recognizes an individual's outstanding public service and/or lifetime commitment to energy efficiency. The Chairman's Award recipient, selected by Alliance Board Honorary...

2011-06-27 15:06:00

CHANTILLY, Va., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- TASC, Inc. has named retired Navy Vice Adm. Thomas J. Kilcline Jr. vice president of its newly formed Naval Programs unit. Kilcline joins TASC after a distinguished, 30-year career as a naval officer and aviator. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100524/PH08918LOGO ) "Against the backdrop of a fluid threat environment and strained national security budgets, it is essential that our military have the best resources at its disposal....

2011-06-07 08:00:00

TEWKSBURY, Mass., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) conducted its system requirements review (SRR) for Phase II of the U.S. Navy's Air and Missile Defense Radar program. This review marks a major milestone for AMDR, for which Raytheon is currently developing a technology demonstrator for the system's S-band radar and radar suite controller. On May 17, Raytheon presented its progress to date on Phase II of the program to Navy representatives. During the SRR, the...

2011-06-06 12:39:00

ORLANDO, Fla., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) announced today it submitted a proposal in response to the government's Request for Proposal (RFP) for the next phases of the Joint Air-to-Ground Missile (JAGM) program. "Lockheed Martin's JAGM builds on HELLFIRE, LONGBOW and Javelin, three of the most trusted precision-guided weapons on the battlefield today," said Frank St. John, vice president of Tactical Missiles at Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control....

2011-05-31 09:00:00

SAN DIEGO, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics NASSCO announced today that it has received from the U.S. Navy a $744 million modification to its Mobile Landing Platform (MLP) contract to fully fund construction of the first two ships of the new ship class. Construction of the first ship will begin immediately, with delivery to occur by the spring of 2013. The contract includes an option for the construction of a third MLP which, if exercised, will increase the total contract...

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2011-05-30 07:35:26

A team of researchers from the Royal Institute and Observatory of the Navy (ROA) in Cádiz (Spain) has developed a method to track the movement of geostationary objects using the position of the stars, which could help to monitor space debris. The technique can be used with small telescopes and in places that are not very dark. Objects or satellites in geostationary orbit (GEO) can always be found above the same point on the Equator, meaning that they appear immobile when observed from...

2011-05-26 08:37:00

First Installment for National Shipbuilding Research Program CHARLESTON, S.C., May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Advanced Technology International (ATI), an SCRA affiliate, announced a $7.75 million award in Navy funding to support the efforts of the National Shipbuilding Research Program (NSRP). NSRP, an ATI-managed, industry-government research and development (R&D) collaboration, works to reduce the cost of building, operating and repairing Navy ships. This...

2011-05-10 15:38:00

SAN DIEGO, May 10, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics NASSCO hosted a keel laying ceremony for the Lewis and Clark class dry cargo-ammunition ship T-AKE 14 at the company's shipyard in San Diego. Mrs. Min Kaskin served as keel authenticator for the ceremony. She is the wife of Jonathan D. Kaskin, Director, Strategic Mobility/Combat Logistics Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations. Mrs. Kaskin authenticated T-AKE 14's keel by welding her initials on to a steel plate. The...

2011-05-09 10:00:00

MIAMI, May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Heading the week after a successful mission by the Special Operations Team known as the Navy SEALs, the team celebrates with a handmade luxury cigar. The military is known quite well through the premium cigar market as many cigar manufacturers support our troops overseas with product, sponsorship and encouragement. If you open any Cigar Magazine, you will note photos of our troops celebrating with a premium cigar, hoping to relax with a taste of comfort in...


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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
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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