Department of Defense

11-11-11 at 11 a.m.

11-11-11      at 11 a.m.

Tomorrow is Veterans Day and falls on the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice that ended World War I, occurring at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918. Tomorrow’s occasion will be the first time in the Day’s history that it will also fall on the 11th...
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Happy 236th Birthday U.S. Marine Corps

Happy 236th Birthday U.S. Marine Corps

1. For ten years now, our Corps has been engaged in continuous combat operations against those who threaten the security of American and our allies. We turned the tide in the Anbar Province of Iraq and continue to see success today in Southwest Afghanistan. While it has come at a cost, we have much...
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FREE Turkey for Vets

FREE Turkey for Vets

A FREE Thanksgiving meal is being offered to service members on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 24 at VFW Post 2632 located at 23282 Three Notch Road in California, Md. Photo by Pink Sherbet Doors open at 1:00 p.m., and the meal will be served at 2 p.m. The event, intended to show support to our...
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USS Harry S. Truman Commanding Officer Dies Unexpectedly

USS Harry S. Truman Commanding Officer Dies Unexpectedly

The commanding officer of the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) died suddenly Nov. 8 at Norfolk Naval Shipyard. Capt. Tushar Tembe Capt. Tushar Tembe was departing the ship at approximately 10 a.m. when he collapsed. The ship’s medical response team provided immediate medical assistance until Tembe could be transported...
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NAVAIR Contract Award

The following Navy contract has been awarded locally: Bell-Boeing Joint Project Office, Amarillo, Texas, is being awarded a $7,049,944 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-07-G-0008) for the Block 20/C upgrade to the CV-22 to include co-site communications; multi-mission advanced tactical terminal replacement; standby flight instrument; global positioning system repeater...
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Boeing Receives $1.7B for 7 More US Navy P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Boeing Receives $1.7B for 7 More US Navy P-8A Poseidon Aircraft

Photo courtesy of Boeing Boeing on Nov. 3 received a $1.7 billion low-rate initial production (LRIP) award from the U.S. Navy for seven additional P-8A Poseidon maritime surveillance aircraft. LRIP-II is the follow-on to an initial LRIP-I contract awarded in January to provide six Poseidon aircraft. Overall, the Navy plans to purchase...
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Local Contract Awards

The following NAWCAD & NAVAIR contracts have been locally awarded: ERAPSCO, Inc., Columbia City, Ind., is being awarded a $15,625,905 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price, performance-based contract (N00421-11-C-0030) to exercise options for the production of 3,544 AN/SSQ-36B sonobuoys and 8,588 AN/SSQ-62E sonobuoys for the U.S. Navy (3,500 AN/SSQ-36; 8,500 AN/SSQ-62) and for the...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: United Technologies Corp., Pratt & Whitney, Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a $75,000,000 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for studies associated with the F135 propulsion system. Services to be provided include engineering, programmatic, and logistics tasks related to the Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) F135 propulsion system...
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Proactive Response to Recent Data Breach Announced

The Department of Defense announced Nov. 4, 2011 that the TRICARE® Management Activity (TMA) has directed Science Applications International Corp. (SAIC) to provide one year of credit monitoring and restoration services to patients who express concern about their credit as a result of a data breach that occurred in Texas and was reported to TMA on...
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In Honor of Those Who Served

In Honor of Those Who Served

The Calvert Marine Museum sincerely thanks all of the men and women that have proudly served our country. In their honor, we celebrate Military Month with free activities and programs sponsored by Northrop Grumman. Sunday, November 6 – 2:00 p.m. “On Watch” Memorial Service Commemorate Solomons’ role in World War II at the annual...
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Grosklags Relieves Eastburg as PEOA

Grosklags Relieves Eastburg as PEOA

In a change of command ceremony Nov. 1, Rear Adm. Paul Grosklags relieved Rear Adm. Steve Eastburg to become the eighth program executive officer for Air Antisubmarine Warfare, Assault and Special Mission Programs. Rear Adm. Grosklags is a native of DeKalb, Ill., designated a naval aviator in October 1983 and accumulated more than 5,000...
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F-35B Completes First Sea Trials on USS Wasp

F-35B Completes First Sea Trials on USS Wasp

The amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) heads back toward homeport Oct. 21 after spending three weeks at sea hosting the initial sea trials of the F-35B Lightning II, Joint Strike Fighter (JSF). The first F-35B landed on Wasp‘s flight deck Oct. 3, beginning an 18-day test period for the aircraft. During the...
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Military Appreciation Month Kicks-off with Holiday Vendor/Craft Show at Nas Pax River

On November 2, 2011 there will be a Holiday Vendor/Craft Show at the Lincoln Military Housing Community Center on NAS Patuxent River from 4pm to 8pm.  As a way to kick-start the holiday shopping season and give back those who serve/have served, many of the vendors will be offering discounts and specials to those...
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Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Foils Pirates During Busy Deployment

Enterprise Carrier Strike Group Foils Pirates During Busy Deployment

USS Enterprise (CVN 65) has a history of firsts. As the world’s first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, Enterprise is also the first aircraft carrier used to pursue pirates, Rear Adm. Terry Kraft, commander, Carrier Strike Group (CSG) 12, told the NAVAIR workforce Oct. 12. Kraft recounted the CSG’s recent six-month deployment to about 250 NAVAIR...
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Happy 236th Birthday, U.S. Navy

In the fall of 1775, Americans initiated a privateering campaign against British commerce, and on 13 October the Continental Congress established a small naval force to contest British sea power. According to the Naval History & Heritage Command, the Continental Navy was authorized the procurement, fitting out, manning, and dispatch of two armed vessels...
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ASEC Awarded $40M U.S. Navy Air Test and Evaluation Contract

Aviation Systems Engineering Company, Inc.  (ASEC) announced that its VTest team has been awarded an approximate $40M contract to provide technical and analytical support to Commander, Operational Test and Evaluation Force (COMOPTEVFOR) and Air Test and Evaluation Squadron ONE (VX-1) in the definition, conduct, and analysis of structured operational and integrated tests and evaluation...
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NAVAIR Wounded Warrior Career Fair – Dec. 6

The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) Wounded Warrior Program will host its first career fair for service-disabled veterans on Tuesday, December 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Naval Air Museum, located directly outside of Gate 1 at the Patuxent River Naval Air Station (22156 Three Notch Road, Lexington Park.) NAVAIR encourages...
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NAVAIR Hosts Wounded Warrior Outreach Event

NAVAIR Hosts Wounded Warrior Outreach Event

NAVAIR’s Wounded Warrior Program, in conjunction with the Patuxent River Sail and Power Squadron, hosted a wounded warrior outreach event at the Patuxent River Naval Air Museum Oct. 1. The event drew approximately 20 wounded warriors and their families from Maryland and Virginia. According to NAVAIR Recruiting and Retention Program Manager Tania Dawson, NAVAIR’s...
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Unmanned Aircraft Closes Biofuel Chapter

Unmanned Aircraft Closes Biofuel Chapter

The Navy reached a milestone in its quest to gain energy independence today, when an MQ-8B  Fire Scout  successfully flew the first unmanned biofueled flight at Webster Field in St. Inigoes, Md. The Unmanned Aircraft Systems Test Directorate piloted the helicopter fueled with a combination of JP-5 aviation fuel and plant-based camelina. The biofuel...
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EMALS Successfully Launches E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

EMALS Successfully Launches E-2D Advanced Hawkeye

The U.S. Navy’s Electromagnetic Aircraft Launch System, EMALS, test team launched an E-2D Advanced Hawkeye Tuesday, Sept. 28 at the full-size shipboard-representative test site in Lakehurst, N.J. “These successful E-2D launches continue to reaffirm my confidence in the EMALS program,” said Capt. James Donnelly, Aircraft Launch and Recovery Equipment Program Office, PMA-251, program manager. “Each...
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First Navy Trainer Flies on Biofuel

First Navy Trainer Flies on Biofuel

The Navy’s alternative energy program expanded Aug. 24 when a T-45 training aircraft completed a successful biofuel flight at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md. The “Salty Dogs” of Air Test and Evaluation Squadron 23 (VX-23) flew the high performance jet trainer on a biofuel mixture of petroleum based JP-5 jet fuel and plant based camelina....
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Warfighter and Acquisition Leader Named Tailhooker of the Year

Warfighter and Acquisition Leader Named Tailhooker of the Year

For the first time in its history, the Tailhook Association selected a warfighter serving in the acquisition community as the Tailhooker of the Year at the 2011 Tailhook Annual Reunion and Symposium in Reno, Nevada, last week. “U.S. Navy Capt. Mark W. Darrah earned the award for his tremendous contributions made this year to...
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A Leader, Not a Newspaper

A Leader, Not a Newspaper

The Lexington Park Leader is not a newspaper, lest there be any confusion. A newspaper purports to present unbiased information on a wide variety of topics almost always including government and law enforcement activities. The Lexington Park Leader is an electronic magazine with two pronounced aims. One is to be a news source, specifically...
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Skies Delight NAS Patuxent River Air Expo’ 11

Skies Delight NAS Patuxent River Air Expo’ 11

 Naval Air Station Patuxent River honored 100 years of naval flight aviation and celebrated the unique century-long friendship between Naval Aviation and our local community during this year’s Air Expo Sept 3-4, 2011.  The Centennial served as the central theme to this year’s Air Expo with booths, historical experts, vintage aircraft demonstrations, and static...
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Lockheed Martin/KAMAN K-MAX Completes U.S. Navy Unmanned Cargo Assessment

Lockheed Martin/KAMAN K-MAX Completes U.S. Navy Unmanned Cargo Assessment

The Lockheed Martin -led unmanned K-MAX® team successfully completed a five-day Quick Reaction Assessment (QRA) for the U.S. Navy’s Cargo Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) program. “The autonomous flying K-MAX is designed to resupply Marines on the battlefield and in remote locations,” said Roger Il Grande, director of Airborne Systems at Lockheed Martin Mission...
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