Thursday - April 27, 2017
Federal - Executive Branch

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from the U.S. Executive Branch, covering all aspects of the Obama administration including cabinet departments, federal agencies, regulatory and independent agencies.

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OSHA Recognizes Workers' Memorial Day with Observance in Florida
ATLANTA, April 25 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following news release:

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration will recognize Workers' Memorial Day on April 28 by participating in four separate commemorative events throughout Florida.

American workers are the backbone of our nation's prosperity and a focal point of President Trump's "America First" agenda. With the recent increased growth in manufacturing, mining and construction industries, OSHA renews its commitment to making safety a priority ... Show Full Article

MTF Transition
MOUNTAIN HOME AIR FORCE BASE, Idaho, April 25 -- The U.S. Air Force Mountain Home Air Force Base (366th Fighter Wing) issued the following news:

By Senior Airman Jessica H. Smith

366th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The 366th Medical Group at Mountain Home Air Force Base, Idaho, will soon begin to make what some may see as drastic changes to the services provided here. The facility will transition from an inpatient hospital to an outpatient clinic by mid-summer.

"This decision was actually made approximately 17 years ago; it was contingent upon the local hospital becoming civilian accredited ... Show Full Article

Land and Maritime Engineer Honored for Fiber Optics Work
COLUMBUS, Ohio, April 25 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news:

By Michael Jones

DLA Land and Maritime Public Affairs

The Department of Defense is engaged in a continual effort to improve operational efficiencies of the weapons systems used by the nation's military services. Many of the systems have incorporated fiber optics in place of older cable wiring technology to improve performance and reduce overall weight.

Integrating that fiber optic technology into the military's weapons systems demanded the development of standardized procurement, ... Show Full Article

DoD Launches Military Child Care Website at Travis
TRAVIS AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., April 25 -- The U.S. Air Force's Travis Air Force Base (60th Air Mobility Wing) issued the following news:

By 2nd Lt. Sarah Johnson

60th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs

Families at Travis Air Force Base, California, will have access to a new Department of Defense website starting April 27 designed to simplify and improve the child care request for care process.

MilitaryChildCare.com provides a single online gateway for families to access military-operated or military-subsidized child care options worldwide across all services. The site enables families ... Show Full Article

Crop Insurance Deadline Nears in Maryland
RALEIGH, N.C., April 25 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency's Raleigh Regional Office issued the following news release:

USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds Maryland nursery growers that the final date to apply for crop insurance coverage for the 2018 crop year is May 1. Current policyholders who wish to make changes to their existing coverage also have until the May 1 sales closing date to do so. Growers applying for the first time may purchase coverage at any time.

Crop insurance provides protection against a loss in the value of nursery inventory resulting ... Show Full Article

Crop Insurance Deadline Nears in Maine
RALEIGH, N.C., April 25 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Risk Management Agency's Raleigh Regional Office issued the following news release:

USDA's Risk Management Agency (RMA) reminds Maine nursery growers that the final date to apply for crop insurance coverage for the 2018 crop year is May 1. Current policyholders who wish to make changes to their existing coverage also have until the May 1 sales closing date to do so. Growers applying for the first time may purchase coverage at any time.

Crop insurance provides protection against a loss in the value of nursery inventory resulting ... Show Full Article

ACC Announces Annual Awards
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala., April 25 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following news:

The U.S. Army Contracting Command has recognized 29 individuals and five teams for excellence in fiscal year 2016.

Maj. Gen. James Simpson, ACC Commanding General, announced the winners of the awards on April 24.

Simpson said the individual and team awards winners "exemplify the highest level of performance and service excellence in the acquisition, non-acquisition, contracting, workforce development, and small business award categories."

According to Kirk Martindale, ACC Human Capital G-1 ... Show Full Article