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2011-11-03 15:41:00

Federal workforce cap drives DoD agencies to use costly contractors for mission-sensitive work WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Defense Department is slashing thousands of mission-critical jobs, including HazMat responders and employees who maintain and distribute supplies for our war fighters, and intends to contract out many of those functions in direct violation of federal law. The Army alone plans to cut its civilian workforce by more than 8,700...

2011-09-21 14:00:00

John S. Gonsalves to be presented with Zachary and Elizabeth Fisher Civilian Humanitarian Award during presentation at the Pentagon; Secretary of the Army to bestow the honor TAUNTON, Mass., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Homes for Our Troops (www.homesforourtroops.org), a national non-profit organization building specially adapted homes for severely injured veterans is extremely proud to announce President and Founder John S. Gonsalves has been selected to receive the 2011...

2011-09-19 16:30:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Family Research Council (FRC) today urged the Pentagon to postpone allowing open homosexuality in the military, which is scheduled to begin tomorrow. FRC also called on Congress to hold hearings to determine whether the Obama administration exerted pressure on high ranking military officials in its rush to overturn the law, commonly referred to as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell." (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080930/FRCLOGO)...

2011-09-10 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110428/DC91889LOGO) SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11: AMERICA ATTACKED Profile America -- Sunday, September 11th. Ten years ago today, America experienced one of its darkest days -- the coordinated attacks on the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon -- by terrorists flying hijacked airliners. A fourth aircraft crashed...

2011-09-07 11:41:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pentagon Memorial Fund has re-launched its website (www.pentagonmemorial.org ) reiterating the organization's dedication to offering valuable educational resources and materials surrounding the events of September 11, 2001 and the historic significance of the Pentagon Memorial. The website redevelopment project was made possible through a very generous grant and support from the Verizon Foundation. Contents from the Pentagon Memorial...

2011-09-01 15:26:00

LUFKIN, Texas, Sept. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Lufkin Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: LUFK) announced today the completion of its previously announced acquisition of Pentagon Optimization Services, Inc ("Pentagon"). Pentagon, based in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada is a diversified well optimization company serving the oil and gas industry that provides a wide range of products and services including plunger lift systems and well engineering and testing. Lufkin Industries, Inc. sells and services...

2011-06-16 09:03:00

WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Smithsonian's National Museum of American History will mark the 10-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on America with a display of objects on view Sept. 3 to Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., as well as a public program co-hosted with the National Building Museum, a Smithsonian Channel documentary, outreach to teachers through Thinkfinity.org and a special ceremony Sunday, Sept. 11. In 2002, Congress designated the museum as the...

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2011-05-31 13:45:00

The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that the Pentagon has adopted a new strategy that will classify major cyber attacks as acts of war. According to the report, the Pentagon plans to unveil its first-ever strategy regarding cyber warfare next month to warn enemies that may try to sabotage the country's electricity grid, subways or pipelines. "If you shut down our power grid, maybe we will put a missile down one of your smokestacks," it quoted a military official as saying. "We...

2011-05-27 09:58:00

WASHINGTON, May 27, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Monday the Pentagon Memorial Fund will participate in the 2011 National Memorial Day Parade being held in Washington, D.C. The parade is the Seventh Annual National Memorial Day Parade presented by Boeing. This event is an opportunity for thousands of patriotic Americans to come together to honor those who have sacrificed so much in service to our country. The 2011 National Memorial Day Parade celebrates all who have served in uniform from...

2011-04-27 10:27:00

WASHINGTON, April 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of National Fitness Month, Les Mills and Pentagon Fitness will partner to offer SH'BAM(TM) and BODYFLOW® classes on May 7 at 1:00 pm on Upper Senate Park. Free and open to the public. Featuring simple dance moves, SH'BAM(TM) is the perfect way to shape up and let out your inner star - even if you're dance challenged. Followed by BODYFLOW® the yoga, tai chi, Pilates workout that builds...