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2014-10-01 08:39:49

CO2 Monitor meets Navy data logging and battery life criteria to give accurate data CO2 exposure of military personnel. ORMOND BEACH, Fla., Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The United States Navy has contracted with CO2Meter, Inc. to provide carbon dioxide monitoring devices to measure ambient CO2 levels in expeditionary shelters. The CO2 monitors were designed under the direction of the U.S. Navy for meeting their required data logging and battery life criteria. The monitor will...

2014-09-26 20:20:27

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $251 million contract to procure Tomahawk Block IV tactical cruise missiles for fiscal year 2014 with an option for 2015. The contract calls for Raytheon to build and deliver Tomahawk Block IV cruise missiles to the U.S. Navy and U.K. Royal Navy. Raytheon will also conduct flight tests and provide life-cycle support. Production and delivery of the missiles is scheduled to begin in 2015....

2014-09-25 23:11:11

NOVA Pride is very proud to announce that the 2014 Grand Marshal for our inaugural Northern Virginia Pride Festival at Bull Run Special Events Center on October 5th will be Kristin Beck, retired U.S. Navy SEAL and transgender activist. McLean, VA (PRWEB) September 25, 2014 NOVA Pride is very proud to announce that the 2014 Grand Marshal for our inaugural NOVA Pride Festival at Bull Run Special Events Center will be Kristin Beck, retired U.S. Navy SEAL and transgender activist. Ms. Beck...

2014-09-25 20:20:21

VIENNA, Va., Sept. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Navy Federal Credit Union honored its Chairman of the Board, VADM John Lockard, USN (Ret.) as the recipient of the Distinguished Public Service Award, the highest award the Department of the Navy (DON) presents to civilians. The award presented by Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, comes to Adm. Lockard during his 20th year as Chairman for the credit union....

2014-09-18 12:21:02

FAIRFAX, Va., Sept. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems, a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD), was awarded a $16.2 million contract by the U.S. Navy to produce Type-3 Advanced Mission Computers (AMC) for the F/A-18 E/A-18G Super Hornet aircraft. Since 2002 General Dynamics has produced, tested and delivered the F/A-18 AMC, which serves as the nerve center of the Super Hornet and provides the Navy with situational awareness and combat...

2014-09-17 08:29:57

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is convinced the majority of US Navy Veterans, industrial, construction, or manufacturing workers who will be diagnosed with mesothelioma this year will shortchanged when it comes to financial compensation for this very rare form of cancer because they hired the wrong lawyer or law firm to advance a compensation claim. If diagnosed victims or their family members are concerned about the best possible compensation for...

2014-09-11 12:20:56

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- DRS Technologies Inc., a Finmeccanica Company, announced that the U.S. Navy has awarded the company access to a $31.8 million indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract to provide command and control hardware products for the service's Ship Self-Defense System Mark 2 (SSDS), used on Navy aircraft carriers and amphibious assault ships. SSDS is a ship-borne battle management system that integrates elements of other combat systems to...

2014-09-09 08:21:04

Upgrades give naval warfighters improved performance TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) completed successful back-to-back Tomahawk cruise missile flight tests that validated recent software improvements. The upgrades improve weapon system performance. In the first test, the nuclear submarine USS Hampton (SSN 767) fired a Tomahawk Block IV from the sub's vertical capsule launch system. The missile flew a pre-planned mission...

2014-09-08 23:01:16

The U.S. National Aeronautical Association (NAA) has recognized Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) with the Robert J. Collier Trophy for one of the company’s “greatest achievement in aeronautics.” Sparks, Nev. (PRWEB) September 08, 2014 The U.S. National Aeronautical Association (NAA) has recognized Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) with the Robert J. Collier Trophy for one of the company’s “greatest achievement in aeronautics.” Teamed with Northrop Grumman and the U.S. Navy, SNC...

2014-09-08 12:20:58

Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition Submits Letter to Defend Placement of Bibles in Navy Hotels DALLAS, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Last Friday, the Restore Military Religious Freedom Coalition, of which Liberty Institute is a member, submitted a letter to the Secretary of Defense and the Office of the Secretary of the Navy to encourage Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) to allow placement of Gideons Bibles in all Department of Defense (DOD) lodging...


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Dale Gardner
2012-10-18 11:58:31

Dale Gardner is a former NASA astronaut. He was born Dale Allan Gardner on November 8, 1948 in Fairmont, Minnesota. Gardner grew up both in Minnesota and Savanna, Illinois, but he considers Clinton, Iowa to be his hometown. He graduated from Savanna Community High School in 1966 as valedictorian of his class. He then went on to attend the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering Physics in 1970. With his degree in hand, he joined...

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2010-11-19 15:53:27

Roger Chaffee was an American aeronautical engineer, a Lieutenant Commander in the U.S. Navy and a NASA astronaut in the Apollo program. He was born Roger Bruce Chaffee on February 15, 1935 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, where he graduated from Central High School. In 1957 he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Engineering from Purdue University. That same year, he married Martha Horn in Oklahoma City on August 24. They had two children, Sheryl Lyn and Stephen. Chaffee was a...

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2007-04-18 15:16:24

The Cookiecutter shark, Isistius brasiliensis, also known as the cigar shark or luminous shark, is a small rarely-seen dogfish shark. Anatomy and morphology The Cookiecutter sharks often glow green and grow up to 20 in (50 cm) long. The underside of the shark is bioluminescent, glowing a pale blue-green that matches the background light from the ocean's surface that serves as camouflage to creatures beneath it. However, a small non-luminescent patch appears black deceiving the shark's...

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Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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