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Oshkosh wins contract to manufacture joint light tactical vehicle

WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Aug. 26, 2015) — Oshkosh Defense was awarded a $6.7 billion contract, Aug. 25, for production of the joint light tactical vehicle, or JLTV. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Army Contracting Command in Warren, Michigan, is the contracting activity. Oshkosh was selected over Lockheed Martin and AM General, the [...]

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Fast drones, faster decisions the future for combat injured

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Aug. 26, 2015) — During a break between meetings at the 2015 Military Health System Research Symposium, or MHSRS, Lt. Col. Jennifer Hatzfeld spoke about the concept of innovation in the field of mobile trauma care. “I’m excited because I think we’re at a point where clinicians can see solutions,” said Hatzfeld, [...]

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New Bilateral Security Agreement deadline for contractors to take effect Sept. 1

BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, Aug. 25, 2015 — Existing provisions of the Bilateral Security Agreement, or BSA, take full effect Sept. 1, impacting Department of Defense and NATO coalition contractors working in Afghanistan, local officials here said. The pertinent provisions, which include visa requirements and business licenses, are designed to ensure everyone is in compliance with [...]

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Hospital Corps School Sees Success in Smoke-Free Campus

SAN ANTONIO (NNS) — After becoming one of the first Navy commands to go 100 percent smoke-free in January, Navy Medicine Training Support Center (NMTSC) located at Joint Base San Antonio – Fort Sam Houston reported Aug. 28 success and promising trends for future and current Sailors. NMTSC provides administrative and operational control over Navy [...]

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USS Jason Dunham Returns to Homeport

NORFOLK (NNS) — The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Jason Dunham (DDG 109) returned to Naval Station Norfolk Aug. 28, following a seven-month deployment in the U.S. 4th Fleet and U.S. 6th Fleet areas of operations. Jason Dunham deployed to the Caribbean on Jan. 27. With an embarked U.S. Coast Guard law enforcement detachment, Jason [...]

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Navy Announces Bowen Award Winners

ARLINGTON, Va. (NNS) — Chief of Naval Research Rear Adm. Mathias W. Winter presented the 2014 Vice Adm. Harold G. Bowen Award for Patented Inventions to two U.S. Navy researchers in a ceremony at the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Wednesday, Aug. 26. The two researchers, Philip Dudt, a scientist at Naval Surface Warfare Center [...]

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Small Acts Can Save Lives — Navy Observes Suicide Prevention Month

WASHINGTON (NNS) — While September is Suicide Prevention Month, subject matter experts from the 21st Century Sailor Office’s Suicide Prevention Office, OPNAV N171, say their goal isn’t to prevent suicide on just a single day or month, but every day of the year. “Every life is precious, and the fight is year-round,” said Capt. Mike [...]

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Navy’s First Mrs. Sybil Stockdale Ombudsman of the Year Award Recipients Announced

WASHINGTON (NNS) — The Navy announced recipients of the 2015 Mrs. Sybil Stockdale Ombudsman of the Year Award August 25. While formally recognizing four notably outstanding individuals, the award honors the dedication and the contributions of all ombudsmen. The ombudsman awardees, who were nominated by their commanding officers for serving their command and families with [...]

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‘Underway! Shift Colors!’ Ike Concludes Availability with Triumphant Return to Sea

ATLANTIC OCEAN (NNS) — The crew of the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower (CVN 69) (Ike) returned to sea, Aug. 28, following a 23-month dry-docking planned incremental availability (DPIA) at Norfolk Naval Shipyard (NNSY). With 14 deployments to its credit, Ike commenced the availability period in Sept. 2013, to receive upgrades and maintenance required [...]

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Boston Engineering Receives U.S. Air Force Contract to Advance Unmanned Aerial …

WALTHAM, Mass., Aug. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ – Boston Engineering today announced a $150,000 contract from the U.S. Air Force to enhance its UAV capabilities and to also reduce drone noise. Specifically, Boston Engineering will demonstrate an embedded motor control platform to accelerate U.S. Air Force UAV research and development initiatives. Embedded motor controllers underpin critical UAV [...]

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