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2014-07-28 12:22:29

ARLINGTON, Va., July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association's CyberPatriot presented Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) with the Center of Excellence Award on Thursday, July 24th at George C. Marshall High School in Falls Church, Virginia. Superintendent Dr. Karen Garza received the award, presented by CyberPatriot National Commissioner Bernie Skoch, on behalf of FCPS. Attendees at the ceremony included school district members, industry professionals, CyberPatriot...

2014-07-24 23:01:57

US Federal Contractor Registration is reporting the top 5 competitive 8(a) Small, Disadvantaged Business government contracts that are currently available on FebBizOpps in Georgia for the month of July 2014. Orlando, FL (PRWEB) July 24, 2014 According to GovernmentContractingTips.com, 8(a) Small, Disadvantaged contracts are designed to give small disadvantaged businesses the support they need to compete in federal and private sector procurement markets. A socially disadvantaged status is...

2014-07-23 12:21:59

ARLINGTON, Va., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association today announced the 2014 Outstanding Airmen of the Year. Each year, AFA salutes outstanding enlisted personnel for superior leadership, job performance, community involvement, and personal achievements. AFA proudly honors these Outstanding Airmen at its annual Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition held in September in Washington, D.C. "The Air Force Association is very proud to honor the...

2014-07-17 20:20:34

B-2 bomber inspires employees, guests with re-enactment of the historic first takeoff PALMDALE, Calif., July 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For several goose bump-filled minutes today at U.S. Air Force Plant 42, it was July 17, 1989, all over again. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Photos accompanying this release are available at http://media.globenewswire.com/noc/mediagallery.html?pkgid=26558 Just as they had on that historic day 25 years ago, several thousand...

2014-07-14 23:05:16

The company is the official provider of the enterprise notification system to the Air National Guard, Army National Guard, United States Air Force Academy, USAF Space Command at Peterson Air Force Base, NORAD/Northern Command, and is the largest provider of IP-based notification services to the U.S. Army worldwide including Fort Hood. Chatham, NJ (PRWEB) July 14, 2014 Desktop Alert Inc. today announced that the company is providing its ‘less-than-one-minute’ award winning network...

2014-07-08 12:21:05

ARLINGTON, Va., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association (AFA) proudly announces the launch of the new Air Force Magazine website: www.airforcemag.com. The website has undergone a complete redesign to provide a more user-friendly and interactive experience for aerospace professionals -- and all readers of the magazine. Air Force Magazine is AFA's flagship publication and one of the world's foremost publications in the fields of defense and aerospace reporting. From...

2014-07-02 12:21:08

ARLINGTON, Va., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association (AFA) today announced the 12 recipients of the 2014 Mike and Gail Donley Spouse Scholarship. AFA will present $2,500 to each awardee to assist spouses of airmen and Department of the Air Force civilian employees who are in pursuit of undergraduate or graduate degrees. The Air Force Spouse Scholarship program is designed to encourage Air Force spouses worldwide to pursue associate, bachelor, or...

2014-07-02 12:20:35

ARLINGTON, Va., July 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Memorial will host The United States Air Force Band and Singing Sergeants on Friday, July 4, 2014 for an Independence Day Concert from 8:00p.m. - 9:30 p.m. Following the concert, attendees will have a spectacular view of the Washington, D.C. fireworks courtesy of the Capitol 4(th) Celebration. The concert is free and open to the public. Currently, the Air Force Memorial has a challenging parking situation due to the...

2014-06-26 12:20:51

ARLINGTON, Va., June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Preparations for the Air Force Association's first ever CyberPatriot CyberCamp pilot are underway in Texas. Bernie Skoch, CyberPatriot National Commissioner, and staff will visit Texas Woman's University (TWU) July 14, 2014 to teach twenty high school student campers about online safety and cybersecurity. The CyberCamp program was developed by the CyberPatriot National Youth Cyber Education Program to allow educational institutions and...

2014-06-24 12:22:19

BETHESDA, Md., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) appointed Steve O'Bryan vice president, International Strategy and Business Development effective June 30, succeeding Rick Kirkland, who was appointed vice president for the Corporation's International Strategic Initiatives. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140402/PH96591LOGO O'Bryan will be responsible for all Lockheed Martin international business development activities across the Corporation's five...


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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...

Susan Helms
2012-10-22 10:48:03

Susan Helms is a Lieutenant General in the United States Air Force and a former NASA astronaut. She was born Susan Jane Helms on February 26, 1958 in Charlotte, North Carolina. She grew up in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Parkrose Senior High School in 1976. She then attended the United States Air Force Academy and received a Bachelor of Science degree in aeronautical engineering in 1980. She subsequently received her commission and initially served as an F-16 weapons separation...

Lloyd Hammond
2012-10-18 13:16:56

Lloyd Hammond is a former United States Air Force officer, and a former NASA astronaut. He was born Lloyd Blaine Hammond, Jr. on January 16, 1952 in Savannah, Georgia. He grew up in St. Louis, Missouri and graduated from Kirkwood High School in 1969. He then attended the United States Air Force Academy, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering, science, and mechanics in 1973. In pursuit of a higher education, he went to the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he earned a...

Charles L. Veach
2012-10-01 17:13:09

Charles Lacy Veach served as a United States Air Force fighter pilot for over 14 years before being selected as a NASA Astronaut in 1984. Veach served as an astronaut until his passing from cancer on October 3, 1995 in Houston, Texas. “Lacy” Veach was born in Chicago, Illinois and with his family moved to Honolulu, Hawaii. His parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marshall E. Veach, still reside in Honolulu. Veach graduated from Punahou School in 1962 and went forward in his academics to the United...

Michael Fincke
2012-09-19 14:10:13

Michael Fincke is a United States Air Force officer and a NASA astronaut who holds the record for the most time spent in space. He was born Edward Michael Fincke on March 14, 1967 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; however, he grew up in its suburb, Emsworth. Fincke graduated from Sewickley Academy in Sewickley, Pennsylvania in 1985, and subsequently attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on an Air Force ROTC scholarship. He graduated in 1989 as a double major and earned both a Bachelor...

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toccata
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.
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