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2014-08-21 23:04:59

Supports Growth of Federal Business with the United States Marine Corps McLean, VA (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 HumanTouch LLC, an innovator of strategic technology services and solutions, today announced the opening of a second HumanTouch office located at the Quantico Corporate Center (QCC), 925 Corporate Center Drive, Stafford, Va. The company expansion supports federal lines-of-business with the Department of Defense (DoD), United States Marine Corps (USMC) and other business opportunities...

2014-08-04 12:20:38

ARCHBALD, Pa., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Dual Mode Laser Guided Bomb (DMLGB) was successfully employed during recent U.S. Marine Corps weapons and tactics instructor training. During the training exercises at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma in Arizona, AV-8B Harrier aircrews released 19 GBU-12F/B DMLGB weapons. The weapons were released in tactically representative engagements, and used various targeting modes against fixed targets. All weapons...

2014-07-24 12:21:53

OWEGO, N.Y., July 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- After lifting more than 4.5 million pounds of cargo and conducting thousands of delivery missions for the U.S. Marine Corps, the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Kaman Aerospace Corporation (NYSE: KAMN) K-MAX cargo unmanned aircraft system (UAS) has returned to the United States following a nearly three-year deployment in Afghanistan. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140724/130083 In 2011, K-MAX became the first unmanned helicopter to...

2014-07-11 12:20:46

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), is continuing work on an Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) solution for the U.S. Marine Corps. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81320 The recently awarded five-month contract extension, valued at $7 million, continues General Dynamics' ongoing work to determine the best option for developing an affordable, survivable and high water speed ACV...

2014-06-30 08:22:18

Allen brings significant knowledge of defense and security challenges to PwC NEW YORK, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PwC US today announced that General John Allen, USMC (Retired) has joined the firm's Advisory business to serve as a Senior Strategic Advisor to the Public Sector practice. Allen's unique experience as both a senior military officer leading multi-national forces in combat and as a seasoned diplomat will offer the firm and its clients valuable perspectives on global...

2014-06-25 08:21:58

Former Joint Chiefs of Staff J-6 to lead association mission in international security realm. FAIRFAX, Va., June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AFCEA International is pleased to announce the appointment of Lt. Gen. Robert "Bob" M. Shea, USMC (Ret.), as president and chief executive officer (CEO) of the association, effective August 1, 2014. Gen. Shea succeeds Kent Schneider, who served as AFCEA's president and chief executive officer for seven years....

2014-06-16 12:31:25

New community marks the start of construction on single-family homes at the 1,600-acre former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station TUSTIN, Calif., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Standard Pacific Homes (NYSE:SPF), one of the nation's leaders in homebuilding quality, today announced plans to break ground on the first traditional single-family home community at Tustin Legacy, the 1,600 acre master-planned community located on the former Tustin Marine Corps Air Station. Dubbed Greenwood in...

2014-06-11 12:21:32

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The system that allows the U.S. Marines to coordinate flying operations for all air assets has been modernized by Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT). The Theater Battle Management Core System (TBMCS) within the U.S. Marine Corps Tactical Air Command Center was upgraded with the Marine Corps Air Mission Planner application to provide the Marines with a modernized mission planning application to better plan and execute aviation operations....

2014-06-03 08:41:55

Company to provide virtual private network services worth $3.5 million WASHINGTON, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) recently won a contract sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) headquarters in Quantico, Va., to design, procure, configure and upgrade all equipment necessary to provide MCCS with a virtual private network. The one-year contract, which includes four one-year options, is valued at up to $3.5 million over the next five...

2014-05-29 20:20:20

EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. and NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, Md., May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In three separate flight tests on May 27th, Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II aircraft demonstrated air-to-air combat capability, completed the first flight test with the next level software load and accomplished a landing at the maximum test speed and drop rate. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140529/92431 In the Point Mugu Sea Test Range airspace off the Central...


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Norman Earl Thagard
2012-10-01 17:31:15

Norman Earl Thagard is considered to be the first American cosmonaut. He is an American scientist and has retired from being a NASA astronaut after his selection in 1978. He also achieved Medical Doctor and climbed the ranks in the United States Marine Corps to Captain. Thagard logged 140 days, 13 hours and 24 minutes in space before retirement. He currently is a professor at the Florida State University in the College of Engineering. Thagard was born in Marianna, Florida on July 3, 1943...

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2011-04-25 15:17:02

Robert Cabana is the director of NASA's John F. Kennedy Space Center, a former astronaut, and a veteran of four Space Shuttle flights. He is also a former Naval Flight Officer and Naval Aviator in the United States Marine Corps. He was born Robert Donald Cabana on January 23, 1949, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. He has two brothers and is married to Nancy Joan. Together they have three children: Jeffrey, Christopher and Sarah. In 1967, Cabana graduated from Washburn High School in Minneapolis,...

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2011-04-18 23:13:07

Gerald Carr is an engineer, retired United States Marine Corps colonel and former NASA astronaut. He was born Gerald Paul Carr was born on August 22, 1932 in Denver, Colorado. His family relocated when he was young, and he was raised in Santa Ana, California. He graduated from Santa Ana High School and then, in 1949, he enlisted in the United States Navy. The following year, he was designated a midshipman with the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps detachment at the University of Southern...

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2010-12-03 13:15:14

James Buchli is an engineer, retired United States Marine aviator and former NASA astronaut. He was born James Frederick Buchli on June 20, 1945 in New Rockford, North Dakota. He graduated from Fargo Central High School in Fargo, North Dakota in 1963 and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from the United States Naval Academy in 1967. Upon his graduation, Buchli received his commission in the United States Marine Corps and completed Basic Infantry Officer's...

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2010-12-02 17:47:08

Charles Bolden is the current Administrator of NASA, a retired United States Marine Corps major general, and former NASA astronaut.. He was born Charles Frank Bolden Jr. on August 19, 1946 in Columbia, South Carolina. During his childhood, his father coached him through football until he graduated from Johnson High School in 1964, where his father was the head football coach. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical science from the United States Naval Academy in 1968, and a...

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barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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