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2014-02-05 08:33:45

TCS Contract Acquired under Army GTACS IDIQ Vehicle ANNAPOLIS, Md., Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that it has entered into a contract with the U.S. Army to provide maritime-stabilized VSAT satellite systems with associated engineering services, part of a comprehensive TCS TotalCom(®) solution. The contract has a total value of $6.8 million if all...

2014-01-27 16:22:55

Athletes Show From Great Starts Come Great Things® By Making Team USA BATTLE CREEK, Mich., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Following a rigorous season of trials and qualification events, six of the competing Team Kellogg's(TM) U.S. Olympic athletes have demonstrated from great starts come great things by being named to Team USA(TM). With the Opening Ceremony for the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games just days away on Feb. 7, these U.S. Olympic athletes have earned the chance to be among those...

2014-01-27 08:20:55

EAST SYRACUSE, N.Y., Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Saab has been selected by the U.S. Army to supply a Wide Area Multilateration (WAM) system at Joint Base Lewis - McChord (JBLM), Fort Lewis, Washington. The WAM system will provide precise surveillance during low level aviation tactical maneuvers during training at JBLM. JBLM will be the fourth U.S. military installation to utilize Saab WAM for surveillance of flights in Special Use Airspace, joining U.S. Naval Air Station Patuxent...

Soldiers Replaced By Robots
2014-01-22 15:23:25

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online The US Army is considering cutting down a brigade by 25 percent and replacing those soldiers with robots. General Robert Cone, head of the US Army's Training and Doctrine Command, spoke at the Army Aviation Symposium last week about how the Army is considering cutting the size of a brigade from 4,000 to 3,000 solders. Part of this cut is due to financial restraints, but it is also an attempt to move into a new age in which robots help...

2014-01-15 12:20:48

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Riki Ellison, Chairman and Founder of the Missile Defense Advocacy Alliance (MDAA), www.missiledefenseadvocacy.org, hosted the fourth Missile Defender of the Year Award Ceremony on January 10, 2014, in Alexandria Virginia. His comments are below: "From an outstanding year in Missile Defense, we recognize a remarkable feat of leadership within our Nation's Missile Defense Community of the four Armed Service Branches for 2013. We...

2014-01-14 12:20:28

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Army and Navy, with assistance from Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT), recently conducted Longbow missile demonstration firings to showcase the missile's ability to counter littoral threats, making the weapon an effective candidate for potential use in operational shipboard launches. During the demonstrations, multiple U.S. Army Longbow missiles were fired from a launch fixture provided by the U.S. Navy aboard a 65-foot surface craft....

2014-01-13 08:21:23

U.S. Army Awards BLACKHAWK! SERPA with $24 Million Contract ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced the U.S. Army recently selected the BLACKHAWK!® SERPA® Tactical Holster for its Improved Modular Tactical Holster Program. The five-year, $24 million Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity, multiple source contract was awarded to BLACKHAWK! distributor ADS, Inc. (Atlantic Diving Supply, Inc.). The SERPA Holster is now the current platform for the...

2014-01-09 23:25:06

Revision is in the running for the U.S. Army's Next-Gen Helmet System. Essex Junction, VT (PRWEB) January 09, 2014 Revision Military, a world leader in protective soldier solutions, wins a contract for PEO Soldier’s Integrated Head Protection System (IHPS) Soldier Protective System (SPS). The 2 year development-to-acquisition program is to refine the U.S. Army’s next generation helmet system, a contract worth an initial $783,000 with additional options valued at $15 million....

2014-01-08 12:20:43

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Xentris Wireless, a leader in designing, manufacturing and distributing high quality, innovative wireless accessories, joins forces with the U.S. Army to introduce branded mobile cases. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140108/NY42680) The U.S. Army is a traditional and classic brand that exemplifies honor, courage and loyalty. The brand possesses a heritage of leadership and quality. As a dedicated leader in designing,...

2014-01-08 08:23:41

A "first of its kind" mentoring program that allows for a synergy of excellence to exist between two great groups--U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Team athletes and U.S. veterans. ALEXANDRIA, Va. and PARK CITY, Utah, Jan. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PenFed (Pentagon Federal Credit Union) announced today that the credit union will be the presenting sponsor of the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association's (USSA) Military Mentorship Program during the 2014 Visa U.S. Freeskiing Grand Prix...


Latest United States Army Reference Libraries

Fremont-Winema National Forest
2013-11-27 15:32:16

Fremont-Winema National Forest is a United States National Forest that was created from the 2002 merger of the Fremont and Winema National Forests. They cover territory in southern Oregon from the crest of the Cascades on the west, past the city of Lakeview towards the east. The northern end of the forest is bounded by U.S. Route 97 on the west, and Oregon Route 31 towards the east. Towards the south, the state border with California creates the boundary of the forests. Klamath Falls is the...

James Shelton Voss
2012-10-27 14:01:58

James Shelton Voss is a retired NASA astronaut as well as a retired United States Army Colonel. Voss now serves as the Vice President of Engineering at SpaceDev. On March 3, 1949, Voss was born in Cordova, Alabama but later moved to Opelika, Alabama to live and be raised by his grandparents. He went on to join the wrestling team at Opelika High School and after graduating, he went on to join the wrestling at Auburn University. There, he also was elected as Chapter President of the Theta Xi...

Douglas Wheelock
2012-10-22 12:06:23

Douglas Wheelock is an American astronaut. He was born Douglas Harry "Wheels" Wheelock on May 5, 1960 in Binghamton, New York. The Apollo 11 moon landing in July 1969 is said to have inspired him to pursue astronautics. He graduated from Windsor Central High School in Windsor, New York in 1978 and immediately went on to attend the United States Military Academy at West Point. After four years as a cadet, he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Applied Science and Engineering. After...

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2011-04-11 13:57:02

Michael Clifford < Michael Clifford is a former U.S. Army officer and NASA astronaut. He was born Michael Richard Uram Clifford on October 13, 1952 in San Bernardino, California. He grew up in Ogden, Utah and was a First Class Scout in the Boy Scouts of America. He graduated from Ben Lomond High School, Ogden, Utah in 1970, and he then went on to earn a Bachelor of Science degree from the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York in 1974. Eight years later, he furthered his...

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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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