Department of Defense

Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $17,262,617 firm-fixed-price order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-11-G-0001) for the design, development, and installation of engineering change proposal (ECP) 618 retrofit kits for eight Royal Malaysian Air Force F/A-18 aircraft under the Foreign...
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Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly of the First International F-35

Lockheed Martin Completes Assembly of the First International F-35

The first international Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) F-35 Lightning II rolled out of the factory Nov. 20. The United Kingdom Ministry of Defense will use the short takeoff/vertical landing (STOVL) jet, known as BK-1, for training and operational tests.  BK-1 will undergo functional fuel system checks before being transported to the flight line for ground...
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Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta Comments on Supercommittee Negotiations

Secretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta Comments on Supercommittee Negotiations

The failure of the Congressional Supercommittee to reach an agreement on deficit reduction is a setback for the country’s efforts to achieve fiscal responsibility while protecting our national security. If Congress fails to act over the next year, the Department of Defense will face devastating, automatic, across-the-board cuts that will tear a seam in...
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NAVAIR Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: Raytheon Technical Services Co., L.L.C., Indianapolis, Ind., is being awarded a $55,937,601 modification to a delivery order placed previously against Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-10-G-0006) to exercise an option for the procurement of 237 LAU-116B/A and 213 LAU-115D/A launchers in support of F/A-18 E/F and EA-18G aircraft....
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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 $10,409,837 modification to a delivery order placed previously against basic ordering agreement (N00019-07-G-0008) for the procurement of 40 central de-ice distributor and 44 nacelle ice protection controller unit retrofit kits for the V-22 Ice Protection System....
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Capt. Schmeiser’s Farewell Letter

Capt. Schmeiser’s Farewell Letter

Capt. Stephen Schmeiser retired from his position as commander of Patuxent River Naval Air Station last week and issued this open letter to the community: What a blessing it has been for me to have served as the 34th Commanding Officer of Naval Air Station Patuxent River in this wonderful Southern Maryland community! Thank...
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Thousands Pay Tribute to Vets in Leonardtown

Thousands Pay Tribute to Vets in Leonardtown

 Thousands of spectators gathered and paid homage to those who have served and still continue to serve in America’s armed forces at the 36th Annual Leonardtown Veteran’s Day Parade and Wreath Laying Ceremony in Leonardtown Square on Friday, Nov. 11. Veterans, dignitaries, military units, drill teams, marching bands, scouts, dance troupes, floats, classic cars,...
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Honoring All Our Veterans and Our Military

Honoring All Our Veterans and Our Military

 Starting off Veterans Day in Calvert County was a memorial service and wreath placement at the courthouse. Even though it was quite windy, there were many in attendance including veterans, dignitaries, American Legion Posts, VFW Posts and NJROTC from all the high schools as well as members of the Calvert County Civil Air Patrol...
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On Watch Memorial Service

On Watch Memorial Service

At the end of Dowell Road at the water’s edge, there stands a statue surrounded by memorial bricks. It’s an 8 foot statue of a sailor holding binoculars, staring out at the water. The bronze work is by Antonio Tobias Mendez, to commemorate the people and the work at the Amphibious Training Base at...
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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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