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Archive for November 1st, 2012

Charles Beames – Senior Executive Service Announcement – November 1, 2012

            Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced the following Department of Defense Senior Executive Service appointment:             Charles Beames has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service and is assigned as principal director, space and intelligence, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Acquisition, Technology and Logistics), Washington, DC.  […]


Make Smart Decisions with Hurricane Recovery Funds

BATON ROUGE, La. – With more than $113 million in Individual Assistance already in the hands of Louisiana’s Hurricane Isaac survivors, federal officials have some advice: Resist the urge to splurge. “After a period of deprivation and stress, it’s natural for storm survivors to want to indulge in a few luxuries,” said Federal Coordinating Officer […]


DOD Launches ‘Airlift Event’ to Support Sandy Relief

By Jim Garamone American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2012 – The Defense Department launched “a significant airlift event” to quickly get power restoration equipment to New York, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said today. The Federal Emergency Management Agency asked DOD to airlift equipment from Southern California to New York, he said. The […]


Disaster Recovery Center Hours Change Monday

BATON ROUGE, La. — All State/FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers open in Louisiana will change their hours of operation effective Monday, Nov. 5. The new hours will be 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturdays. All centers are closed Sundays. The recovery centers are located in: Plaquemines […]


FEMA Still Available for Hurricane Isaac Recovery in Mississippi

CLINTON, Miss. – State and federal officials will continue to assist with Mississippi’s Hurricane Isaac recovery long after registration closed in October. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and FEMA are assisting with the repair and rebuilding of public infrastructure damaged in Hurricane Isaac. FEMA provides 75 percent of the cost to repair or rebuild eligible […]


BREAKING NEWS – Graham Spanier accused of perjury, endangering children in Penn State sex abuse case

November 1, 2012 – compliments of  WJLA Penn State’s ex-president, Graham Spanier, has been accused of perjury, endangering children in the Jerry Sandusky case child sex abuse scandal. Continue reading More on this story Jury finds Sandusky guilty of sexual abuse   Former Penn State University President Graham Spanier (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)   The long-time former president […]


Flag Officer Assignment – October 31, 2012

Flag Officer Assignment The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert announced today the following assignment:              Rear Adm. Joseph A. Horn, will be assigned program executive officer for Integrated Warfare Systems, Washington, DC.  Horn is currently serving as program executive, Aegis BMD, Missile Defense Agency, Dahlgren, […]


Update on the DoD and National Guard Response to Hurricane Sandy

Update on the DoD and National Guard Response to Hurricane Sandy The Department of Defense (DoD) continues to provide disaster response resources and capabilities as requested by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and other federal agencies in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.             Given the size and scope of the storm and its continuing […]

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