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Archive for February 16th, 2013

DOD Announces Recruiting and Retention Numbers for Fiscal 2013, Through December 2012

            The Department of Defense announced today recruiting and retention statistics for the active and reserve components for fiscal 2013, through December. Active Component.   Recruiting.  All four active services met or exceeded their numerical accession goals for fiscal 2013, through December. Army – Army – 12,396 accessions, with a goal […]

 
 

FEMA hires 500 New York residents for recovery operation

More than 500 residents from New York City’s five boroughs and Long Island have been hired by FEMA in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Within the first weeks of the storm, FEMA deployed nearly 3,800 reservists from all over the country. These reservists came from every walk of life and professional background. For example, in […]

 

Army Post Sets Example in Curbing Suicides, Preventable Deaths

Compliments of: By Donna Miles American Forces Press Service As military leaders struggle to reverse rising suicide rates within the force, Fort Bliss, Texas, is bucking the national trend, reporting a 30-percent drop last year and serving as a promising model for the Army and its sister services. Fort Bliss had the lowest suicide rate […]

 

Two Weeks Left For Survivors To Register For Disaster Assistance In New Jersey

Just two weeks remain for Hurricane Sandy survivors in New Jersey to register for potential recovery assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The deadline is Friday, March 1 at 10 p.m. local time by phone and at midnight for those who register online. March 1 is also the deadline to return applications to the […]

 

Sandy survivors with home accessibility needs should contact FEMA

Survivors with home accessibility needs because of Hurricane Sandy, especially older adults and people with disabilities, are encouraged to stay in touch with the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA may be able to assist if elevators or electricity are not working properly, even if the structure did not sustain damage. Residents living in buildings with […]

 

Defense Contracts – February 15, 2013

The DEFENSE CONTRACTS were awarded to the following companies. Congratulations! NAVY The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL), Laurel, Md., is being awarded a five-year, sole source, cost-plus-fixed-fee, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, task order contract (N00024-13-D-6400) for research, development, engineering, and test and evaluation for programs throughout the Department of Defense (DoD).  The maximum ceiling amount is $2,296,583,964 for […]

 
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