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2014-10-18 16:20:14

MARINETTE, Wis., Oct. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]-led industry team launched the nation's seventh Littoral Combat Ship (LCS), Detroit, into the Menominee River at Marinette Marine Corporation (MMC). The ship's sponsor, Mrs. Barbara Levin, christened Detroit with the traditional smashing of a champagne bottle across the ship's bow just prior to the launch. "It is a privilege to serve as the sponsor of the future USS Detroit and to participate in the...

2014-10-16 08:21:33

TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has awarded Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) a $49.5 million contract for production of new laser-guided Maverick missiles (AGM-65E2/L). The Navy also intends to exercise a contract option to purchase additional units bringing the total contract value to $54.9 million. The Maverick weapon system, a U.S. Air Force (USAF)-led joint service program, is a forward firing, precision-guided, close air support missile. Maverick is effective...

2014-10-14 08:20:54

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UTC Aerospace Systems will deliver Cloud Cap Technology TASE 400 imaging payloads to Integrated Surveillance and Defense (ISD) in support of a U.S. Navy ISR (intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance) program. UTC Aerospace Systems is a unit of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE:UTX). The delivery is part of a U.S. Navy award contract in direct support of worldwide combat missions including round-the-clock imagery and other sensor...

2014-10-06 20:20:34

BOCA RATON, Fla., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- TransMedia Group said it will put publicity winds behind the sails of the mission to build a full-scale replica of the historic sailing ship Hornet that played a major role in the creation of Florida. A Resolution was signed on May 13, 2014 by the Governor and his Cabinet recognizing the USS Hornet of 1805 as the Official Sailing Ambassador Extraordinaire of Goodwill, Trade, and Education for the State of Florida, and encourage support...

2014-10-06 08:21:32

Company to provide the U.S. Navy's Fleet Readiness Centers with supply chain management and logistics support for weapon systems repair and overhaul operations MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) awarded Science Applications International Corp. (NYSE: SAIC) the Fleet Readiness Centers Industrial Product Support Vendor (FRC IPV) contract to provide the U.S. Navy's Fleet Readiness Centers (FRCs) with supply chain management and logistics support...

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...


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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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reremouse
  • A bat.
The word 'reremouse' comes from Middle English reremous, from Old English hrēremūs, hrērmūs ("bat"), equivalent to rear (“to move, shake, stir”) +‎ mouse.
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