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Archive for April, 2013

Defense Contracts – April 30, 2013

The DEFENSE CONTRACTS today were awarded to the following companies: ARMY Science and Engineering Services LLC, Huntsville, Ala., (W58RGZ-13-D-0048); and Support Systems Associates Inc., Melbourne, Fla., (W58RGZ-13-D-0047); were awarded an indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, multiple-award, firm-fixed-price contract with a maximum value or $1,500,000,000 for services in support of Army Aviation program management.  Work location and type of appropriation […]

 
 

Sailors Missing From Vietnam War Identified – Navy Lt. Dennis W. Peterson, Ensign Donald P. Frye, Aviation Antisubmarine Warfare Technicians William B. Jackson, Donald P. McGrane

            The Department of Defense POW/Missing Personnel Office (DPMO) announced today that a Navy pilot, missing from the Vietnam War, has been accounted for and will be buried with full military honors along with his crew. Navy Lt. Dennis W. Peterson of Huntington Park, Calif., was the pilot of a SH-3A helicopter that crashed in […]

 

President Obama Announces Intent to Nominate Three to Serve on the United States District Court – Colin Stirling Bruce, Sara Lee Ellis, Andrea R. Wood

Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Colin Stirling Bruce, Sara Lee Ellis and Andrea R. Wood for District Court judgeships.   Colin Stirling Bruce:  Nominee for the United States District Court for the Central District of Illinois Colin Stirling Bruce currently serves as the First Assistant United States Attorney in the Central […]

 

Recruiter Makes Most of Every Day

Compliments of: By Marine Corps Cpl. Adam Leyendecker 1st Marine Corps District For many Marines, recruiting duty can mean working sunrise to sunset, or in some cases, even later. Many work weekends and sometimes even holidays, sacrificing time that could be spent at home with family. Marine Corps recruiter Sgt. Curtis D. Bennion points to […]

 

Flag Officer Announcement – April 30, 2013 – Navy Vice Adm. Michelle J. Howard

             Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that the President has made the following nomination: Navy Vice Adm. Michelle J. Howard, for reappointment to the rank of vice admiral and for assignment as deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans, and strategy, N3/N5, Office of the Chief of […]

 

Providing Assistance for Homeless Veterans

Compliments of: Veterans Administration by Pooja Virkar In 2009, President Obama and VA Secretary Shinseki announced the goal of ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. Together with partners and supporters nationwide, VA is determined to meet that challenge through the Homeless Veterans Outreach Initiative. As a part of that effort, VA has increased […]

 

Employment Numbers Nearly Triple Initial ‘Joining Forces’ Goal

Compliments of: By Terri Moon Cronk American Forces Press Service Some 290,000 veterans and military spouses have been hired since the inception of the “Joining Forces” initiative two years ago, nearly tripling the initial goal, First Lady Michelle Obama announced here today. Numerous businesses also have vowed to hire or train an additional 435,000 people […]

 

A Resource to Help Veterans Serve Fellow Vets

Compliments of: by Pooja Virkar VA for Vets is a  career support program that offers Veterans access to the tools they need to launch or advance their civilian careers at VA, where they can go far to serve their fellow Veterans. The VA for Vets program features real-time, on-demand, round-the-clock support services. These services include […]

 

Statement from Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki on Departure of Deputy Secretary W. Scott Gould

Compliments of: Veterans Administration   “After four years of serving Veterans with distinction, Deputy Secretary W. Scott Gould – my fellow Veteran, colleague and friend – has submitted his resignation, effective May 17.  His unwavering leadership and dedication to Veterans and their families has strengthened our ability to carry out VA’s mission – providing Veterans […]

 

Defense Contracts – April 29, 2013

The DEFENSE CONTRACTS today were awarded to the following companies: DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY Fisher Scientific Co., LLC, Pittsburgh, Pa., has been awarded a maximum $233,598,349 modification (P00009) exercising the fourth option year of a base contract (SPM2DE-09-D-7340) with four one-year option periods for selection of distributor to make available laboratory supplies and wares using the Laboratory […]

 

Flag Officer Assignments – Rear Adm. (lower half) Raquel C. Bono, Rear Adm. (lower half) Peter A. Gumataotao, Rear Adm. (lower half) Jeffrey A. Harley, Rear Adm. Troy M. Shoemaker,

            The Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Jonathan W. Greenert announced today the following assignments:              Rear Adm. (lower half) Raquel C. Bono, will be assigned as director, National Capital Medical Directorate, Washington, D.C.  Bono is currently serving as fleet surgeon, U.S. Pacific […]

 
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