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2014-07-01 08:22:14

Tour adds new interactive experiences to immerse attendees in the real-life roles of Air Guard men and women WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Air National Guard is proud to announce the return of the Air National Guard Mobile Experience. The hands-on, immersive experience takes attendees on a journey through life in the Air Guard by letting them participate in simulated challenges that replicate real-life experiences of Air Guard men and women during Basic Military...

2014-06-24 08:22:13

HERNDON, Va., June 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) is converging operations and technology centers for the Defense Information Systems Agency's (DISA) Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) to an enterprise level to optimize efficiency and reduce costs for one of the world's largest private networks. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b Previously housed in regional field commands around the world, four DISN network operations centers...

2014-06-22 20:20:14

Company capability coordinates all sensor information and orchestrates GMD elements HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) advanced battle management and launch control capabilities successfully performed in today's intercept test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system. Northrop Grumman is a strategic partner of The Boeing Company for the GMD program that provides the nation's only defense against long-range ballistic...

2014-06-22 20:20:11

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., June 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- During a Missile Defense Agency test of Boeing's Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) system, Raytheon Company's (NYSE: RTN) Exoatmospheric Kill Vehicle (EKV) destroyed a complex, long-range ballistic missile target in space. It was the ninth intercept for the GMD program, which is designed to protect the U.S. against long-range ballistic missile attack by destroying incoming threats outside of the Earth's atmosphere. "This...

2014-06-22 20:20:05

Target Supports Realistic Testing of Missile Defense System HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] successfully flew an LV-2 intermediate-range ballistic missile target today for a test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense system conducted by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. Lockheed Martin launched the unarmed missile target from a ground platform at the Reagan Test Site, Kwajalein Atoll, in the Marshall Islands. Preliminary analysis shows...

2014-06-19 12:22:27

Company Signs Statement of Support with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve RESTON, Va., June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leidos [NYSE: LDOS], a national security, health and engineering solutions company, signed a Statement of Support for the Guard and Reserve in a ceremony with the Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). The ceremony, held at Leidos Headquarters in Reston, Va., was a joint event between ESGR and Leidos' Military Veteran Operation Program (Operation...

2014-06-10 23:04:31

Horizon BCBSNJ selected as NJ's top large company for supporting workers who also serve in the National Guard or Military Reserve Newark, NJ (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey has been decorated by the U.S. Secretary of Defense with the Pro Patria Award, an honor given to select employers that demonstrate the greatest support to their workers who also serve in the National Guard or Military Reserve. The award was presented to Horizon BCBSNJ during a...

2014-06-10 12:21:07

ALEXANDRIA, Va., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A hybrid cloud developed by the Global Combat Support System - Air Force (GCSS-AF) program and Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) will provide a secure, hosting capability, that when used with other existing services, will lower costs, increase agility and improve service for 800,000 Air Force users. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20110419/PH85737LOGO-b The GCSS-AF cloud pilot, which concludes in July 2014, strives to provide a hosting...

2014-06-10 08:20:58

Geospatial engineering and integration to be top areas of interest MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Department of Defense (DoD) is strategically leveraging innovations in geospatial technologies to ensure commanders at every level have a deeper understanding of evolving operational environments. Multi-fused geospatial products that could serve as a foundation for many modeling and simulation training programs and enhance the ability of military commanders...

2014-06-06 12:20:26

SHANGHAI, June 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading global vehicle interiors supplier International Automotive Components (IAC) today celebrated the grand opening of its Asia headquarters in Shanghai. In addition to housing a technical center, the new 30,000-square-foot headquarters will host many of IAC's Asian operations including the region's Commercial and Administrative activities along with global and domestic design/engineering, procurement, and manufacturing leadership. "Since...


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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