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Archive for August 21st, 2013

Defense Contracts – August 21, 2013

The Defense Contracts today were awarded to the following companies:   AIR FORCE The Air Force is exercising an option with Computer Sciences Corp., Patrick Air Force Base, Fla., for $81,671,340 (estimate) cost-plus-award-fee, firm-fixed-price, cost-reimbursable contract.  The Eastern Range Technical Services will provide operations, maintenance and sustainment of critical range and launch processing systems that support […]

 
 

Army Casualty – Master Sgt. George A. Bannar Jr., 37

           The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. Master Sgt. George A. Bannar Jr., 37, of Orange, Va., died Aug. 20, of injuries sustained when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. He was assigned […]

 

National Guard (In Federal Status) and Reserve Activated as of August 20, 2013

           The, Navy Reserve announced this week a decrease in activated National Guard members and reservists, while the Army National Guard, Army Reserve, Marine Corps Reserve, the Air National Guard, Air Force Reserve and the Coast Guard Reserve announced an increase of activated reservists. The net collective result is 194 more activated National Guard members […]

 

HUD & VA ANNOUNCE MORE VOUCHERS TO HELP HOMELESS VETS GET INTO PERMANENT HOMES

Compliments of: The Department of  Veterans Affairs HUD-VASH vouchers to build on 17 percent decline in veteran homelessness since 2009 The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Department of Veterans Affairs today announced the second round of HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) funding to local public housing agencies across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. […]

 

Judge Sentences Manning to 35 Years of Confinement

Compliment of MDW News Release 25 year old, Army PFC Bradley E. Manning heard his fate today at Fort Meade, Maryland. He was sentenced  to 35 years in military prison, given the lowest enlisted rank, a dishonorable discharge and forfeiture of all pay and allowances for his July 30 conviction on a various charges concerning his […]

 

Soldier Racks Up Miles in Afghanistan

By Army Sgt. Jessi Ann McCormick Growing up on a farm in Weston, Ohio, Army Spc. Michelle Renay Metzger enjoyed getting dirty and working with farm machinery. Army Spc. Michelle Renay Metzger applies grease to her vehicle in Afghanistan’s Uruzgan province, Aug. 12, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Jessi Ann McCormick   (Click photo for […]

 

HUD, VA Announce More Funds to Help Homeless Veterans

Compliments of: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development   The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs today announced the second round of HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing funding to local public housing agencies across the U.S. and Puerto Rico. The $7.8 million in added funding will provide […]

 
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