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2014-04-15 12:21:03

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Operational readiness of the U.S. Navy's MK-48 heavyweight torpedo inventory will continue to be ensured by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]. The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) awarded Lockheed Martin a contract option worth approximately $10 million to support the Navy's intermediate-level maintenance activities for all MK-48 torpedoes. This is the first option exercised from a contract awarded in 2013 and brings the total contract...

2014-04-10 23:02:36

Adam M. Robinson, MD, FACS, FASCRS, CPE, a resident of Bethesda, Md., has been named the Chief of Staff for the VA Maryland Health Care System. Baltimore, Md. (PRWEB) April 10, 2014 Adam M. Robinson, MD, FACS, FASCRS, CPE, a resident of Bethesda, Md., has been named the Chief of Staff for the VA Maryland Health Care System. Prior to joining the VA Maryland Health Care System, Robinson served as the 36th Surgeon General of the United States Navy. The Surgeon General is the Chief...

2014-04-09 16:22:03

Company Sponsorship Honors its Commitment to Providing Support Directly to Warfighters, Civilian Department of Defense Personnel and their Families MCLEAN, Va., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC) announced today that it will be the presenting sponsor of the 2014 Navy-Air Force Half Marathon and Navy 5 Miler event scheduled for Sept. 14 at the National Mall in Washington, D.C....

2014-04-01 12:22:43

Full-scale model of record-setting X-47B UCAS to be on display in National Harbor FALLS CHURCH, Va., April 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) will highlight new ways to reduce costs and improve the performance of current and future U.S. Navy systems during media briefings planned for the Navy League's 2014 Sea-Air-Space Exposition. The annual event will be held April 7-9 at the Gaylord National Resort and Conference Center, National Harbor, Md....

2014-03-25 08:21:05

New capability will counter swarming boat threats TUCSON, Ariz., March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has achieved initial operational capability (IOC) on the MK-60 Patrol Coastal Griffin Missile System that includes the Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) Griffin missile. The milestone comes as the Navy continues to conduct littoral security operations in areas that require an immediate and precise response to confirmed threats. The MK-60 Patrol Coastal Griffin( )Missile System...

2014-03-19 08:20:47

ROCHESTER, N.Y., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Official approval for personnel to attend the 2014 Navy Opportunity Forum® was announced on 25 February - registra­tion is free and the registration site is now open at www.navyop­portunityforum.com. The 14(th) annual Navy Opportunity Forum® will be held June 2-4, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency in Crystal City, VA. The 2014 Navy Opportunity Forum® provides a unique opportunity for attendees to cost effectively evaluate technology...

2014-03-17 16:20:22

BATH, Maine, March 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Bath Iron Works a contract valued at $642.5 million to construct an additional Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. The award brings the total number of ships to be constructed by Bath Iron Works under a multi-year procurement to five, and the total value of the contract to approximately $3.4 billion. General Dynamics Bath Iron Works is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). There are...

2014-03-12 08:21:56

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR COMPETITIVE, ADVENTURE-PACKED OBSTACLE COURSE RACE THAT SIMULATES REAL SEAL TRAINING MIAMI, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To challenge even the most rigorous obstacle course / mud races in the market today, former Navy SEALs launched BattleFrog (www.battlefrogseries.com), the most adventure-packed, 15K, 5K or 1K obstacle course race (OCR) series in the history of the sport. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140312/FL81626LOGO-a Inspired by BUD/S...

2014-03-10 16:20:36

ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Naval Academy Alumni Association will honor five Naval Academy graduates with the Association's Distinguished Graduate Award on March 21 at 4:30 p.m. in Alumni Hall at the U.S. Naval Academy. The ceremony will be attended by the Brigade of Midshipmen; Naval Academy Superintendent Vice Admiral Michael H. Miller, USN, class of 1974, and Admiral Robert J. Natter, USN (Ret.), class of 1967; chairman of the Naval Academy...

2014-03-04 16:20:59

Each Deserving Young Patriot Receives $5,000 SAN ANTONIO, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Operation Homefront today announced the five recipients of the 2014 Military Child of the Year® Award. The national non-profit organization that provides emergency assistance to military families annually gives the award to an outstanding military child from each branch of service - Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard....


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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
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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