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2013-09-27 12:20:23

GROTON, Conn., Sept. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has awarded General Dynamics Electric Boat a $25.7 million contract to prepare and perform maintenance and modernization work on the USS Providence (SSN-719), a Los Angeles-class attack submarine. Electric Boat is a wholly owned subsidiary of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD). Under the terms of the contract, Electric Boat will perform a dry-docking continuous maintenance availability, which consists of maintenance work,...

2013-09-26 16:22:04

Response to cover pay moves credit union to invite active duty members not currently enrolled in direct deposit. VIENNA, Va., Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Navy Federal Credit Union announced its plan today to invite active duty members to enroll in direct deposit prior to 9 October to ensure coverage of their 15 October pay. New active duty members who join the credit union and enroll in direct deposit before 9 October will also be eligible to participate in the program. "After...

2013-09-24 20:20:09

Credit union announces contingency plans ahead of possible government shutdown VIENNA, Va., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Navy Federal Credit Union today announced its plans for supporting its members should Congress be unable to come to agreement on a continuing resolution and the government shuts down as of midnight, 30 September. "Our number one concern is our members and their families. That's why we're pledging to cover the direct deposits for our active duty...

2013-09-24 08:21:49

Navy Launches Four Missiles in Tests SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Navy has conducted four successful test flights of the Trident II D5 Fleet Ballistic Missiles built by Lockheed Martin [NYSE: LMT]. The U.S. Navy launched the unarmed missiles Sept. 10 and 12 in the Atlantic Ocean from a submerged Ohio-class submarine home-ported at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay, Georgia. This event marked the 145(th), 146(th), 147(th) and 148(th) successful test...

2013-09-17 23:33:20

The Lung Cancer Asbestos Victims Center says, "Our new tips are aimed at US Navy Veterans exposed to asbestos while serving on any US Navy ship and have been diagnosed with any type of lung cancer or mesothelioma. Not enough people are being compensated for these illnesses so our tips are designed to better inform all diagnosed victims of asbestos exposure lung cancer or mesothelioma." http://LungCancerAsbestosVictimsCenter.Com (PRWEB) September 17, 2013 The Lung Cancer Asbestos...

2013-09-17 16:20:25

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NASA astronaut Chris Cassidy, who returned to Earth Sept. 10 after more than five months on the International Space Station, will be available for media interviews from 2-3 p.m. EDT Thursday, Sept. 19. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) To participate in the interviews, reporters must contact Gayle Frere at 281-483-5111 no later than 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18. Interviews can be conducted by phone or...

2013-09-17 08:22:10

AARGM Achieves Significant Delivery Milestone ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ATK (NYSE: ATK) reached a significant achievement on the path to Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile (AARGM) Full Operational Capability (FOC) with delivery of the 100th AARGM to the U.S. Navy. Elected officials and U.S. Navy leaders attended a commemoration ceremony at the ATK Ridgecrest California Production facility in honor of the milestone. Attendees included 23rd Congressional...

2013-09-13 23:00:16

Belluck & Fox, LLP, a nationally recognized New York law firm, is honored for its website dedicated to providing legal and medical information to U.S. Navy veterans and shipyard workers who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma. New York, NY (PRWEB) September 14, 2013 The New York law firm of Belluck & Fox, LLP, is proud to announce that its website, MesotheliomaFromNavy.com, has been honored as the “Best Military Website” in the 2013 WebAwards. The WebAwards competition is...

2013-09-11 23:02:10

The 18th Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference will be held October 29 – 31, 2013 at the Renaissance Portsmouth, Portsmouth, VA. This conference, whose 2013 theme is, “Expeditionary Warfare in an Era of Uncertainty,” serves as the premier venue for Defense and Industry Expeditionary Warfare Leaders to assemble yearly and discuss the issues and challenges facing the forces of today and tomorrow. Arlington, VA (PRWEB) September 11, 2013 National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA)...

2013-09-11 16:23:27

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The roar of magnificent historic engines returns at this year's Fleet Week Coronado Speed Festival happening September 21-22 at Naval Air Station North Island (NASNI). Entering its 16(th) year, the annual "Race at the Base" won't disappoint as NEW and exciting events will be added to the schedule - among them, a tour of United States Navy supercarrier, USS Reagan, a Kid Zone featuring bounce houses and zip lines, the Robby Gordon...


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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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