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Archive for August 20th, 2013

Army Casualty – 1st Lt. Timothy G. Santos Jr., 29

           The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.             1st Lt. Timothy G. Santos Jr., 29, of Helena, Ala., died Aug. 18, in Fort Bliss, Texas, from a non-combat related illness diagnosed on March 24, in Kuwait […]


California National Guard Battles Several Wildfires

Compliments of: California National Guard   Nearly a dozen aircraft and crews from the California Air and Army National Guard are battling wildfires across Northern California. A C-130J from the 146th Airlift Wing in Port Hueneme, Calif., drops fire retardant over the trees in the mountains above Palm Springs, Calif., July 19, 2013. The 146th […]


Marine Celebrates His Hispanic Culture

By Marine Corps Cpl. Michael S. Lockett   Marines come from all over. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Alvaro Morales, an amphibious assault vehicle crewman with the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is pictured aboard the USS Carter Hall, Aug. 13, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Michael S. Lockett   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image […]


DOD Facilities Gear up to Issue ID Cards to Same-Sex Spouses

Compliments of: By Jim Garamone   DOD facilities are gearing up to issue identification cards to same-sex spouses beginning Sept. 3, Pentagon officials said today. “All spousal and family benefits, including ID cards, will be made available no later than September 3, 2013,” said Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen. The Supreme Court decision to overturn […]


Senior Executive Service Announcements – August 20, 2013

            Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced the following Department of Defense Senior Executive Service appointment and reassignment: Daniel B. Prieto, III has been appointed to the Senior Executive Service as director, cybersecurity and technology, Office of the Department of Defense Chief Information Officer, Washington, D.C.  Prieto previously served as vice president, IBM Global Business […]


Defense Contracts – August 20, 2013

AIR FORCE Textron Defense Systems, Wilmington, Mass., has been awarded a $640,786,442 modification (PZ00001) to a firm-fixed-price contract (FA8213-12-C-0064) for 1,300 cluster bomb units. Work will be performed at Wilmington, Mass., and is expected to be completed by Dec. 31, 2015. This contract involves foreign military sales (FMS) for Saudi Arabia. FMS funds in the […]

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