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2013-06-06 16:20:38

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Land Systems' Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) vehicle successfully completed the U.S. Marine Corps' water performance swim and human factors testing at the Amphibious Vehicle Test Branch (AVTB), in Camp Pendleton, Calif. General Dynamics Land Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). "Our teams in Michigan, South Carolina, Virginia and Canada developed a vehicle that performed impressively during testing...

2013-06-06 12:21:01

STRATFORD, Conn., June 6, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. has received a $435 million U.S. Navy contract to build four production-representative CH-53K heavy lift helicopters for the U.S. Marine Corps. Designated as System Demonstration Test Articles (SDTA), the four aircraft will enable the Marines to conduct operational evaluation of the new helicopter system in support of Initial Operational Capability in 2019. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130606/NE27755)...

2013-05-20 12:20:55

LAGUNA HILLS, Calif., May 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The City of Laguna Hills will host the annual Memorial Day Half Marathon on Monday, May 27, 2013, honoring Marine Infantry 3/5 Battalion DARKHORSE with race proceeds and donations to 3/5 Battalions Marines/Sailors and their families. The Laguna Hills Memorial Day Half Marathon will hold four races, with a community expo, including food vendors, beer garden, entertainment, and aid stations. (Photo:...

2013-05-15 08:25:57

New Military Memoir Details U.S. Marine Veteran's Time in Fallujah During War on Terror TOMS RIVER, N.J., May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Toms River native and resident Robert M. Tanner III has completed work on and published his first book, "Memoirs of an Outlaw: Life in the Sandbox" (ISBN 1477406395), a look at the unbreakable bonds formed between U.S. Marines overseas and the hardships our service members endure fighting for our freedom. (Photo:...

2013-05-09 08:20:48

ANNAPOLIS, Md., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that it has been awarded $2 million in incremental funding to provide the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) with Deployed Engineering Services for its Wireless Point to Point Link (WPPL) systems and commercialization effort in theater. The U.S. Army Project Manager for the Warfighter Information Network-Tactical...

2013-04-08 12:21:17

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- SRI International has begun the final phase of a one-year, $3.8 million contract with the U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command to develop and commercialize multiple-personality mobile devices. The goal of the Trusted Handheld program is to solve problems that arise when personal mobile devices are used for business purposes. SRI is leading a research and development team that includes Galois Corporation, General Dynamics Broadband, and LG...

2013-04-04 08:31:05

FACT Program Brings Collaboration From MCSC SIAT, GTRI and Clockwork AUSTIN, Texas, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Clockwork, a global leader of predictive analytics solutions for enterprise asset management (EAM), announced the company will begin the second phase of support to Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) System Engineering, Interoperability, Architectures and Technology (SIAT). MCSC SIAT is working with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) and Clockwork to...

2013-04-03 12:20:59

DALLAS, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin's (NYSE: LMT) Havoc 8x8, an eight-wheel-drive Armored Modular Vehicle, successfully completed amphibious testing as part of its evaluation for the Marine Personnel Carrier (MPC) competition. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130403/DA88016) The trials in and near the surf at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., were conducted with the vehicle loaded to its full combat weight. During the Camp Pendleton testing, Havoc...

2013-03-08 08:20:11

ANNAPOLIS, Md., March 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- TeleCommunication Systems, Inc. (TCS) (NASDAQ: TSYS), a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology, today announced that it has been awarded $16.1 million in incremental funding to provide the U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) with Deployed Engineering Services for its Wireless Point to Point Link (WPPL) systems and commercialization effort in theater. The U.S. Army Project Manager for the Warfighter Information...

2013-02-04 16:20:06

RESTON, Va., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- iGov, provider of evolutionary tactical IT network systems and system lifecycle support programs, announced today the promotion of Chuck Reiche to Vice President of Corporate Business Development where he will be responsible for the leadership and management of corporate business development and capture operations. Chuck Reiche joined iGov in 2010 as the Program Manager for the Tactical Collaborative Work Suite (TCWS) Program for the Marine Corps. He...


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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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