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2014-03-20 12:21:56

VIENNA, Va., March 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Navy Federal Credit Union today announced its Business Services group is making merchandising easier for its small business members by offering simple and affordable credit card payment services through Square. Business Services members who sign up for Square will have low card processing costs with no activation or monthly fees. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20130816/DC65561LOGO "Our members are very knowledgeable when...

2014-03-12 08:21:56

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN FOR COMPETITIVE, ADVENTURE-PACKED OBSTACLE COURSE RACE THAT SIMULATES REAL SEAL TRAINING MIAMI, March 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To challenge even the most rigorous obstacle course / mud races in the market today, former Navy SEALs launched BattleFrog (www.battlefrogseries.com), the most adventure-packed, 15K, 5K or 1K obstacle course race (OCR) series in the history of the sport. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140312/FL81626LOGO-a Inspired by BUD/S...

2014-03-07 08:20:33

For families who may be overwhelmed by a mesothelioma diagnosis, the Mesothelioma Victims Center offers honest advice and the opportunity to build a national caliber support team of treatment and compensation professionals WASHINGTON, March 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Mesothelioma Victims Center is offering to instantly build a team of the best possible professionals for any US Navy veteran or individual who has been recently diagnosed with mesothelioma. The Center is convinced most...

2014-03-04 08:21:32

Company to Provide Support Services for the Distributed Common Ground System - U.S. Marine Corps MCLEAN, Va., March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Atlantic awarded Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) (NYSE: SAIC) a task order to provide a wide variety of support services for the Distributed Common Ground System - Marine Corps (DCGS-MC) Integrated Project Team. The single-award, cost-plus-fixed-fee task order has a one-year...

2014-03-03 08:21:14

Advanced mine detection solution to counter prevalent undersea threats TEWKSBURY, Mass., March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) has been awarded $35.5 million to provide the U.S. Navy with AN/AQS-20A minehunting sonar systems and equipment. The system leverages advanced sonar technologies to support the Navy's critical minehunting missions, ensuring safe access and passage for military and civilian vessels on the world's oceans and waterways....

2014-02-27 20:20:08

Credit Union partners with Military Saves Campaign VIENNA, Va., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Navy Federal Credit Union announced its eighth year of participation in Military Saves, and the credit union's month-long savings initiatives created to inspire the military community to focus on financial readiness. Military Saves, a component of the America Saves campaign, shares Navy Federal's goal of assisting all branches of the military, Department of Defense, Coast Guard...

2014-02-27 08:22:02

Flight test validates cruise missile's evolutionary technology TUCSON, Ariz., Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN) and the U.S. Navy have successfully tested communications advancements to the Tomahawk Block IV cruise missile. During a Feb. 19 flight test, a Raytheon-built Tomahawk Block IV missile, launched from the USS Sterett, flew a preprogrammed route while receiving updates from a simulated maritime operations center and from advanced off-board sensors...

2014-02-25 20:20:12

Lockheed Martin, U.S. Navy deliver advanced, next-generation aircraft to support international partnership OWEGO, N.Y., Feb. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The third and fourth MH-60R "Romeo" helicopters take flight from the Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) facility in Owego, N.Y., to join the Royal Australian Navy's (RAN) first pair of helicopters training at Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Jacksonville, Florida. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140225/NE72091-a On Jan. 24, the U.S....

2014-02-24 08:20:36

PRINCETON, N.J., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mikros Systems Corporation, (OTCBB: MKRS), an advanced technology company specializing in the research and development of electronic systems technology for the Department of Defense, announced today the award of multiple new defense contracts to start 2014. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20120601/PH16889LOGO Mikros develops and manufactures specialized test and maintenance equipment for the U.S. Navy, including the ADEPT test...

Orion Underway Recovery Testing Begins
2014-02-19 09:06:37

Linda Herridge - NASA About a hundred miles off the coast of San Diego, in the Pacific Ocean, a U.S. Navy ship’s well deck filled with water as underway recovery operations began Feb. 18 on a test version of NASA's Orion crew module to prepare for its first mission, Exploration Flight Test-1, in September. Orion was undocked from its cradle and allowed to float out to sea. Building on the knowledge gained from previous Orion recovery tests performed in calm waters near NASA's Langley...


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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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  • Scandinavian punch made of claret and aquavit with spices and raisins and orange peel and sugar.
This word comes from the Swedish 'glogg,' which is an alteration of 'glodgat,' mulled (wine).
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