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2012-11-26 08:20:36

SUFFIELD, Ohio, Nov. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Goodyear blimp "Santa Claus Express" and the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve will conduct the third annual joint maneuver to benefit the Toys for Tots Foundation at The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company's (NYSE: GT) blimp base in Suffield, Ohio November 30, December 1 and 2. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20050204/GTLOGO) Goodyear and the Marines will build on the success of the first two drive-through events in 2010 and 2011. Those...

2012-11-20 20:20:19

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Three Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) F-35B short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) aircraft were officially delivered to the U.S. Marine Corps during ceremonies at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., today. The three jets are assigned to Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 residing with the host Marine Aircraft Group 13. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20121120/DA17334) "For more than 50 years, it has been our mission to support the...

2012-11-20 16:23:41

YUMA, Ariz., Nov. 20, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- MARINE CORPS AIR STATION -- Pratt & Whitney, a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), joined today with other industry partners to celebrate and offer congratulations to the United States Marine Corps for the official stand-up and re-designation of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, the world's first operational squadron to fly the F-35B Lightning II aircraft. During a ceremony today at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz.,...

2012-11-16 12:20:31

NEW YORK, Nov. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan, Archbishop of New York, General Joseph Dunford, Assistant Commandant, United States Marine Corps, the Honorable Cyrus Vance, Jr., District Attorney, New York County and Tommy Lasorda, Vice President, Los Angeles Dodgers were honored today by the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation as part of the organization's 25(th) "Year of Service to America" awards luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria on Friday, November 16, 2012. Prior to...

2012-11-08 04:20:17

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As the United States Marine Corps readies to celebrate its 237th birthday on November 10, today the Marine Corps announces the launch of its diversity officer campaign in collaboration with its advertising firms, UniWorld Group and JWT. The campaign conveys the dedication, leadership, judgment and poise that make up the very essence of every Marine Officer serving our country. So, it is particularly notable this campaign focuses on diversity, which...

2012-11-07 16:21:17

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) International Security Program will host a Military Strategy Forum featuring General James F. Amos, Commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, to discuss "Crisis Response and Expeditionary Operations: The Future of the United States Marine Corps." WATCH THE WEBCAST HERE @ 9:15 a.m. EST NOVEMBER 7th Introductory Remarks by:Dr. John J. HamrePresident & CEO, CSIS Featuring:General James...

2012-11-05 12:20:28

STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., Nov. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Land Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), recently conducted simulated mine-blast tests that confirmed the ability of its Amphibious Combat Vehicle (ACV) ballistic hull design to meet the U.S. Marine Corps' current ACV mine-blast survivability requirements. Funded through General Dynamics' internal research and development initiatives, the tests were conducted by National Technical...

2012-10-22 11:21:10

Briefing to Highlight Participation, Unique Runners and Marine Organization QUANTICO, Va., Oct. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) is hosting a press brief on Friday, Oct. 26 at 12:30 p.m. at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. featuring MCM starter, actor and Marine Lt. Col. Rob Riggle. The press brief will be held just two days prior to the 37(th) MCM on Sunday, Oct. 28. During the briefing, MCM organizers will address the U.S. Marine...

2012-10-17 07:20:53

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) marked the completion of the first F-35 Lightning II Full Mission Simulators (FMS) at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, Ariz. The air station will be home to the first operational Marine Corps F-35 squadrons worldwide. Two of six planned Joint Strike Fighter FMS systems have been installed on site. The FMS installation and software completion will allow pilot familiarization and transition scenarios to begin later...

2012-10-09 11:21:45

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Clockwork, a global leader of asset performance management solutions (APM), announced today that they have been awarded the Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) contract, to provide predictive analytics in the delivery of product support, by the Assistant Commander for Acquisition Logistics and Product Support (AC ALPS). MCSC will apply Clockwork's DEMAND® solution to evaluate the best choices in sustainment across the enterprise. In his...


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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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