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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...

2014-05-27 08:21:12

MCLEAN, Va., May 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Marine Corps (USMC) Program Executive Office - Land Systems (PEO-LS) awarded Science Applications International Corporation (NYSE: SAIC) a prime contract to engineer, design and test upgrades to 10 prototype and 52 LRIP vehicles for the Legacy Assault Amphibious Vehicle (AAV) Personnel Carrier Variant Platform program. The multiple-award, firm fixed-price contract has a 10-month period of performance and an initial contract...

2014-05-13 08:41:21

Total Award of $23 million for Service-wide Deployment of Emergency Incident Management Software and Services MADISON, Ala., May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Intergraph Government Solutions (IGS), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Intergraph(®) Corporation serving the U.S. Federal market, was awarded a five-year, $23 million Indefinite Delivery, Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) Systems Command. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20081211/DECLOGO...

2014-05-08 16:21:34

FORT WORTH, Texas, May 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT] F-35 Lightning II aircraft fleet, which surpassed 16,000 cumulative program flight hours to date in April, flew a monthly record high for System Development and Demonstration (SDD) with 282 flight hours and 153 flights in April. "The SDD fleet achieving more than 150 flights in one month speaks to the quality of this aircraft and the commitment of this team," said J.D. McFarlan, Lockheed Martin's vice...

2014-05-05 20:20:30

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla., May 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX), today officially unveiled the CH-53K heavy lift helicopter, the next generation in the CH-53 type series that the U.S. Marine Corps expects to begin operational service in 2019. During the rollout ceremony, attended by members of Congress, the Department of Defense, major suppliers to the program, international guests and company employees, the Commandant...

2014-05-01 12:36:58

STRATFORD, Conn., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has begun full system testing of the U.S. Marine Corps' CH-53K heavy lift helicopter with all seven main rotor blades and four tail rotor blades attached for the first time to a non-flying prototype called the Ground Test Vehicle (GTV). Powered "Light-Off" with rotor blades spinning follows a "Bare Head" (without blades) test phase of the GTV aircraft's...

2014-04-30 23:20:13

Sound Seal helps quiet Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base Agawam, MA (PRWEB) April 30, 2014 Sound Seal, a leading manufacturer of commercial and architectural acoustic noise control products announced that Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, NC has installed the Jumpax Acoustic Underlayment System within the new military barracks. 95,000 sq. ft. of Jumpax acoustical underlayment, a sound reducing, free floating, dry leveling, fast track floor preparation system was installed to...

2014-04-29 12:22:52

SAN DIEGO, April 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Marine Corps has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) to provide electronic jamming backpack systems to counter the threat of roadside improvised explosive devices (IEDs). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20121024/LA98563LOGO Under the Counter Radio-controlled IED Electronic Warfare Marine Expeditionary Unit Special Operation Capable, or CREW MEU (SOC), contract, Northrop Grumman will deliver and support five initial...


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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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Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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