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Local Navy Contract Awards for Dec. 28

Local Navy Contract Awards for Dec. 28

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally on Dec. 28: Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $485,000,000 not-to-exceed cost-plus-fixed-fee undefinitized modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-10-C-0002).  A total of $131,500,000 is being obligated at time of award.  This modification provides the F-35...
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Marine Colonel Takes on New Duties Leading Naval Test Wing Atlantic

Marine Colonel Takes on New Duties Leading Naval Test Wing Atlantic

  Marine Col. Roger Cordell, right, Naval Test Wing Atlantic’s new commander, accepts the command flag from the wing’s Command Senior Chief Timothy McKinley, left, during a ceremony Dec. 21 at Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. Cordell replaced Navy Capt. Thomas Huff, center, who retired. (U.S. Navy photo) Punctuated with 15 booming...
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Army Submits Gravesite Study of Arlington National Cemetery

Army Submits Gravesite Study of Arlington National Cemetery

Secretary of the Army John McHugh recently released  to Congress the results of a year-long effort to ensure accountability of gravesites and records at Arlington National Cemetery (ANC).  McHugh submitted the report in accordance with Public Law 111-339, which directed the Army to provide an accounting of gravesites at ANC, and put in place...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: Raytheon Co., Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, R.I. is being awarded an $80,830,000 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-11-C-0077) to provide for the procurement of 25 MH-60R AN/AQS-22 Airborne Low Frequency Sonar (ALFS) systems for the Royal Australian Navy under the Foreign Military Sales Program. ...
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PAX Issues Noise Advisory

PAX Issues Noise Advisory

Communities surrounding the Outlaying Landing Field, Webster Field, may experience increased noise levels during the afternoons of Dec. 21- 22, 2011. Low-level jet aircraft flight operations are required in order to conduct aircraft testing. As with all operations, NAS Patuxent River takes precautions to lessen the impact of testing and training activities on the...
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Cannon Noise Advisory

Cannon Noise Advisory

A 15-cannon salute will take place on December 21 around 3:00 p.m. on NAS Patuxent River commemorating the change of command of Naval Test Wing Atlantic. The blank cannon charges are harmless but the public will be able to hear the salute.  
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Pax River Welcomes X-47B UCAS

Pax River Welcomes X-47B UCAS

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System is scheduled to arrive here Tuesday, Dec. 20 after completing a yearlong test phase at Edwards Air Force Base, Calif.   Personnel departed Edwards AFB last month with the X-47B loaded on a truck for transport cross-country. “The transition to Pax River is a highlight for the program,” said Capt....
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NAVAIR Engineer Featured in Navy’s Civilian Careers Recruiting Campaign

NAVAIR Engineer Featured in Navy’s Civilian Careers Recruiting Campaign

NAVAIR unmanned aircraft systems engineer Johann Soto is featured in the Department of the Navy’s (DoN) new civilian careers recruiting campaign, which launched Dec. 8. The campaign focuses on recruiting non-military personnel and veterans to pursue civilian careers with the Navy. Soto represents the talent, diversity of ideas and capabilities of civilians within the...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: Raytheon Co., Tucson, Ariz., is being awarded an $84,386,113 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-11-C-0032) to exercise an option for the procurement of 226 all up round, full rate production Lot 8 AGM-154C-1 unitary joint stand-off weapon missiles, including associated support equipment.  Work will...
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Hollywood Contractor Awarded $12 Million for Afghanistan Surveillance Balloons

Hollywood Contractor Awarded $12 Million for Afghanistan Surveillance Balloons

The following NAWCAD contract has been awarded locally: Neany, Inc., Hollywood, Md., is being awarded a $12,000,000 modification to a previously awarded cost-plus-fixed-fee contract (N68335-11-C-0261) for training of Persistent Ground Surveillance System (PGSS) instructors and operators in support of PGSS Phase III B.  This modification will also include logistic and deployment support and properly...
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F/A-18 Trainers Receive 360-degree High Definition Visual System

F/A-18 Trainers Receive 360-degree High Definition Visual System

 NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md.— The F/A-18 Tactical Operational Flight Trainers (TOFT), Naval Air Station Oceana, Va., recently received state-of-the-art upgrades to their cockpit systems.   The new visual system upgrade, developed by L-3 Corporation’s Link Simulation & Training division of Arlington, Texas, uses High Definition (HD) technology, the first HD 360-degree...
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Local Navy Contract Award

The following Navy contract has been awarded locally: Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Owego, N.Y., is being awarded a $72,200,480 firm-fixed-price modification to a previously awarded advance acquisition contract (N00019-11-C-0020) to provide for the acquisition of fiscal 2013 long-lead material and associated efforts required for the production and delivery of MH-60R Lot 11...
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Local Navy Contract Award

Local Navy Contract Award

The following Navy contract has been awarded locally: Bell Helicopter Textron, Inc., Fort Worth, Texas, is being awarded a $13,919,264 firm-fixed-price, cost-plus-fixed-fee modification to a previously awarded contract (N00019-11-C-0023) for the systems engineering/program management and engineering investigations for the H-1 upgrades production aircraft.  Work will be performed in Fort Worth, Texas, and is expected to...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

Local Navy Contract Awards

The following local Navy contracts have been awarded: Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems, Portsmouth, R.I., is being awarded a $10,441,880 firm-fixed-price delivery order against a previously issued basic ordering agreement (N00019-08-G-0013) for non-recurring engineering, highly accelerated life test, and integrated logistics services required to complete Part II Engineering Change Proposal (ECP) 6515-E-022 for the MH-60R...
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Panetta Cancels Trip to NAS PAX

Panetta Cancels Trip to NAS PAX

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has scrubbed a planned trip to Naval Air Station Patuxent River slated for Friday, Dec. 9, 2011. Panetta was scheduled to meet with F- 35 fighter program workers, but due to a change in his schedule, the trip has been postponed. “The secretary looks forward to visiting Pax River...
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NAS Patuxent River Gate Schedule Changes

NAS Patuxent River Gate Schedule Changes

The entry gate schedule at NAS Patuxent River will be altered during the holiday season, starting Monday, Dec. 12. The normal gate schedule will resume Jan. 9, 2012. Patience is appreciated. a. Gate Hours: (1) Gate 1 – Gate 1 will maintain normal hours of operation 0530 to 1830 during the duration of the...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: Wyle Laboratories, Inc., Huntsville, Ala., is being awarded a $33,693,891 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract (N00421-03-D-0015) to execute an award term for continued E-2C/E-2D/C-2 planning, program, and financial services in support of the Navy (79 percent); and under the Foreign Military Sales...
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Remembering Pearl Harbor on its 70th Anniversary

Remembering Pearl Harbor on its 70th Anniversary

On a peaceful Sunday Morning on the island of Oahu in Hawaii, the United States was thrust into the war that they were trying to avoid.  At just before 8 a.m. on Dec. 7, 1941, nearly 200 Japanese planes attacked the Airfields at Pearl Harbor followed quickly by another wave of torpedo bombers that...
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Flags to be Flown at Half Staff

Flags to be Flown at Half Staff

This is to advise you that Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley has ordered the United States Flag and Maryland State Flag flown at half staff on Wednesday, December 7, 2011 from sunrise to sunset. This action is in honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, in memory of the brave Americans who sacrificed their lives...
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F-35C Test Aircraft Completes Milestone Flight

F-35C Test Aircraft Completes Milestone Flight

The first carrier variant test aircraft for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter took off on its 100th test flight Nov. 29 with Marine Corps test pilot Lt. Col. Matthew Taylor at the controls. The first carrier variant test aircraft for the F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter takes off on its 100th...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts have been awarded locally: DRS C3 & Aviation Co., Herndon, Va., is being awarded a $48,459,005 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-11-C-0011) to exercise an option for logistics services in support of E-6B aircraft, to include management of government-owned inventory and material support of aircraft. In addition, this...
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Electronic Warfare Officer Instructs Navy Pilots

Electronic Warfare Officer Instructs Navy Pilots

An Air Force electronic warfare officer recently became the first to upgrade and become a fully qualified instructor teaching Navy pilots flight maneuvers in the EA-6B Prowler. Maj. Martin Rann, an EA-6B Prowler instructor assigned to the Fixed Wing Electronic Attack Squadron 129, is attached to the 390th Electronic Combat Squadron at Mountain Home...
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Local Navy Contract Awards

The following Navy contracts were awarded locally: General Electric Aircraft Engines, Lynn, Mass., is being awarded a $29,703,712 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-06-C-0088) for eight F414-GE-400 spare engines for the F/A-18E/F aircraft. Work will be performed in Lynn, Mass. (51.8 percent); Madisonville, Ky. (20.9 percent); Hooksett, N.H. (12 percent); Rutland, Vt....
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Army-Navy Blood Donation Challenge in National Capital Region

Army-Navy Blood Donation Challenge in National Capital Region

The national capital region will compete in a Blood Donor Challenge through Dec. 9 for a chance to win bragging rights and the 2011 trophy for most units of blood collected for the Armed Services Blood Program, the official blood program of the United States military. Over the years, the Army-Navy game has come...
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Fire Scout Boss Returns from Deployment in Afghanistan

Fire Scout Boss Returns from Deployment in Afghanistan

Just in time for the holidays, a member from Fire Scout Detachment Alpha returned here after an eight-month deployment in Afghanistan. Fire Scout Detachment Alpha Officer in Charge, Cmdr. Brian Stephens (right), congratulates Lt. Cmdr. Tom Williams (left) on his promotion after a ceremony that took place July 1 in Afghanistan during Williams’ deployment....
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