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2014-06-11 08:21:10

MH-60R Sea Hawk pilots can now count on increased surveillance with MQ-8B Fire Scout by their side SAN DIEGO, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) and the U.S. Navy successfully flew the unmanned MQ-8B Fire Scout simultaneously with the MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter for the first time. The capability demonstrates how a mix of aircraft can increase a ship commander's intelligence-gathering capabilities aboard the Littoral Combat Ship....

2014-06-05 23:15:18

The Mesothelioma Victims Center is now sharing a Georgetown Hospital informational guide on the main risk factors associated with malignant mesothelioma in a new service geared towards getting asbestos exposure on the radar for the adult children of individuals who had heavy exposure to asbestos in the workplace, or while serving in the US Navy. The service includes all-new information for family members who are concerned about the risk factors for malignant mesothelioma and mesothelioma...

2014-06-03 12:21:22

BALTIMORE, June 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy recently awarded Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) a contract to provide engineering design services for the MK 41 Vertical Launching System (VLS) that helps protect the fleet from numerous naval warfare threats. This $10 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract includes options, which if exercised would bring the total contract value to $182 million. As the only system capable of launching anti-air, anti-submarine, surface-to-surface and...

2014-05-29 23:02:40

The U.S. Navy awarded CSA with an $85M contract to support PEO EIS, the Naval Enterprise Network Program Office (PMW 205) and the Navy Enterprise Business Solutions Program Office, formally known as the Navy Enterprise Resource Planning (Navy ERP) Program Office (PMW 220). CSA and its teaming partners will provide services in the areas of acquisition program management, project management, financial management, contracts management, administration operations, public affairs and total force...

2014-05-21 12:21:46

ARCHBALD, Pa., May 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) recently received two contracts totaling $34.3 million from the U.S. Navy and Royal Canadian Air Force for Enhanced Laser Guided Training Rounds (ELGTR) production. A $21.8 million U.S. Navy follow-on contract represents the second order of ELGTRs against a four-year indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract received in 2013. Under the follow-on contract, Lockheed Martin will provide ELGTRs,...

2014-05-13 23:14:43

Clifford M. Maurer, former Commanding Officer, Naval Facilities Southwest, has joined the Marstel-Day Council of Advisors at the invitation of the company's president and founder, Rebecca R. Rubin. Oakland, CA (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Clifford M. Maurer, former Commanding Officer, Naval Facilities Southwest, has joined the Marstel-Day Advisory Council at the invitation of the company's president and founder, Rebecca R. Rubin. In making the announcement, Ms. Rubin cited the experience...

2014-05-07 20:20:46

STRATFORD, Conn., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy today announced that Sikorsky Aircraft, a subsidiary of United Technologies Corp. (NYSE: UTX), has been selected to build the next fleet of Marine One helicopters for the Office of the President. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140507/85603 With the selection comes a $1.24 billion Engineering and Manufacturing Development (EMD) contract to modify, test and deliver six FAA-certified S-92(®) helicopters and two trainer...

2014-05-06 12:20:59

Largest Car Rental Company in Florida Extends Local Network to Support Military ST. LOUIS, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) has selected Enterprise Rent-A-Car as the contracted rental car vendor at 18 Navy Exchange (NEX) locations in a new two-year contract. The partnership will provide those locations on-base access to car rentals, truck rentals and car-sharing services - providing a comprehensive transportation solution to meet diverse travel needs....

2014-04-28 16:22:38

GROTON, Conn., April 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy today underscored its commitment to an advanced and adaptable submarine force by awarding General Dynamics Electric Boat a contract valued at $17.6 billion for the construction of 10 additional Virginia-class submarines. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140428/81320 The multi-year Block IV contract enables Electric Boat and its industry...

2014-04-23 08:22:24

Milestone marks Phased Adaptive Approach's second phase TUCSON, Ariz., April 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In partnership with the Missile Defense Agency, the U.S. Navy deployed the second-generation Standard Missile-3 Block IB made by Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) for the first time, initiating the second phase of the Phased Adaptive Approach. "The SM-3 Block IB's completion of initial operational testing last year set the stage for a rapid deployment to theater," said Dr. Taylor W. Lawrence,...


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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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