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2013-01-30 12:23:53

NEW YORK, Jan. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Sergeant Renata M. Rock and Sergeant Jeremy Johnson, of the U.S. Marine Corps, will attend the Super Bowl and the weekend-long festivities leading up to the game as guests of News America Marketing, the premier single-source provider of consumer marketing services in the U.S. and Canada. Rock, originally from Seattle, Wash., and Johnson, of Pecatonica, IL, will be given transportation to and from the bases where they are currently stationed to this...

2013-01-29 16:20:42

RESTON, Va., Jan. 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- iGov, provider of evolutionary tactical IT network systems and system lifecycle support programs, announced today it was awarded a 4-year, firm-fixed-price contract to modernize the Marine Corps AN/TSQ-239 Combat Operations Center (COC), through contract award number M67854-12-C-2429. The starting value of this contract is nearly $100 million with potential for more in the future. This effort will update and modernize the COC infrastructure...

2013-01-15 12:21:08

LONDON, Ontario, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada has been awarded a USD$24 million contract to produce 13 Light Armored Vehicles (LAV-A2) for the U.S. Marine Corps. General Dynamics Land Systems, the Canadian company's parent corporation, is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). The LAV-A2 is a mobile, survivable and lethal system for conducting a variety of functions, including security, reconnaissance, offensive and defensive operations as part...

2013-01-15 12:20:11

WASHINGTON, Jan. 15, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "The President's Own" U.S. Marine Band will participate in the 57(th) Inauguration of the President of the United States on Jan. 21, 2013. This marks the Marine Band's 54(th) consecutive inaugural appearance, a tradition that dates back to Thomas Jefferson in 1801. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130115/DC42661) Providing the inaugural soundtrack since 1801, the Marine Band provides music for the swearing-in ceremony,...

2012-12-28 05:02:11

SBS Group collected toys throughout November and December to donate to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program for less fortunate children in the community. Woodbridge, New Jersey (PRWEB) December 27, 2012 SBS Group collected toys throughout November and December to donate to the U.S. Marine Corps Toys for Tots program for less fortunate children in the community. A leading technology consulting firm, SBS Group provides accounting and business solutions to mid-sized companies through a...

2012-12-21 08:20:43

Event marks 237th birthday of USMC MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Led by Lieutenant Colonel Phillip M. Bragg, 2nd Battalion, 10th Marines held its Marine Corps Birthday Ball in South Carolina this past weekend with Charles Phillips as the keynote speaker. November 10th marked the actual 237th birthday of the United Marines Corps but the battalion was deployed at Camp Leatherneck in Afghanistan and returned in December after a highly successful deployment....

2012-12-18 12:20:44

Chief of Naval Operations, Marine Corps Commandant and Coast Guard Commandant Among Featured Speakers FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The largest defense and IT conference and exposition on the West Coast returns to the San Diego Convention Center, January 29-31, 2013. At West 201e, senior military leaders and defense industry experts will address the theme "Pivot to the Pacific: What are the Practical and Global Implications?" The 22(nd) annual conference, which...

2012-12-18 08:32:06

DOYLESTOWN, Pa., Dec. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- KBZ, a premier Cisco Authorized Distributor specializing in Collaboration and TelePresence, today announced that it has donated to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program. The U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is now in its 65th year. Their mission is to collect new, unwrapped toys each year and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to less fortunate children in the community. Across the United States they've...

2012-12-13 08:20:24

ARLINGTON, Va., Dec. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) announced today that it will begin execution of a $14.3 million contract awarded to develop a solution to meet the U.S. Marine Corps' requirement for a rifled, 120mm, Precision Extended Range Mortar (PERM). ATK's Armament Systems division will serve as the prime contractor to the Marine Corps for the 24-month PERM development program that will demonstrate a precision mortar cartridge capable of reliably providing accuracy within 20...

2012-11-30 20:21:15

LONG BEACH, Calif., Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Queen Mary, in partnership with Radio Disney, kick off a week long toy drive benefiting the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots with a live Radio Disney broadcast from CHILL, December 1(st) from 2PM to 4PM. Members from the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots program will be on hand to collect new, unwrapped toys in an effort to provide a happier holiday to less fortunate children in the community. Children can also take this...


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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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