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Veteran, Maryland Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army Visits U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Detachment 7 Soldiers
ABERDEEN, Maryland, Nov. 30 -- Aberdeen Proving Ground issued the following news:

By Lt. Col. Cara J. Reinhart, U.S. Army Reserves public affairs officer of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronic Command, AMC-ARE, Det 7

Mr. Guy Filippelli, a U.S. Army veteran appointed Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army for Maryland, visited the Soldiers of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, Detachment 7, Nov. 17, 2023.

Filippelli started his military career at the United States Army Military Academy at West Point. He received many acceptance letters from potential colleges but chose ... Show Full Article

Va. U.S. Attorney: Pair Sentenced for Roles in Lee County Heroin Conspiracy
ABINGDON, Virginia, Nov. 30 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, Christopher R. Kavanaugh, issued the following news release on Nov. 29, 2023:

A pair of out-of-state men, one from Tennessee and another from Michigan, who conspired with others to traffic heroin into Lee County, Virginia, were sentenced yesterday in federal court.

David Edward Farmer, 57, of Strawberry Plains, Tennessee, previously pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to distribute and possession with the intent to distribute heroin and one count of possessing a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking ... Show Full Article

U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts: Leader of Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Organization With Ties to Mexican Cartel Sentenced to 25 Years in Prison
BOSTON, Massachusetts, Nov. 30 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts issued the following news release on Nov. 29, 2023:

A coordinator for a large-scale international fentanyl trafficking and money laundering conspiracy, operating on behalf of the Sinaloa Cartel in Mexico, was sentenced yesterday in federal court in Boston.

Fermin Castillo, 43, was sentenced by U.S. Senior District Court Judge William G. Young to 25 years in prison and five years of supervised release. In May 2023, Castillo was convicted along with co-defendant Andre Heraux Martinez of conspiracy ... Show Full Article

N.Y. U.S. Attorney: Schenectady Man Sentenced to 240 Months for Drug and Firearm Crimes
ALBANY, New York, Nov. 30 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of New York, Carla B. Freedman, issued the following news release on Nov. 28, 2023:

Ramel Gulley, age 28, of Schenectady, New York, was sentenced yesterday to 240 months (20 years) in prison, to be followed by 15 years of supervised release, for possessing and intending to distribute 400 grams or more of a substance containing fentanyl and to possessing multiple firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.

United States Attorney Carla B. Freedman and Craig L. Tremaroli, Special Agent in Charge of the Albany Field ... Show Full Article

HUD: FHA Proposes Enhancements to Make Home Rehabilitation Program More Effective for Homebuyers and Homeowners
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 -- The Department of Housing and Urban Development Federal Housing Administration issued the following news release on Nov. 29, 2023:

Today, the Federal Housing Administration (FHA) posted proposed changes to its 203(k) Rehabilitation Mortgage Insurance Program for industry feedback. The 203(k) program is designed to help borrowers purchase a home or refinance an existing mortgage and include the cost of repairs or rehabilitation into one new mortgage. The proposed changes would update key provisions of the program and are designed to make it more useful for today's market, ... Show Full Article

Corps Awards Contract for Bank Stabilization Near Diamond Bluff, Wisconsin
ST. PAUL, Minnesota, Nov. 30 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-St. Paul District issued the following news release:

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, awarded a $374,400 contract to LS Marine, Inc., out of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, Nov. 16, for bank stabilization at Corps Island, near Diamond Bluff, Wisconsin in Pool 3 of the Mississippi River. Corps Island is a temporary dredged material, or river sand, storage site.

The Corps' contractor will modify the site and install riprap vanes to prevent further erosion. The work will occur in the fall of 2024 with the potential ... Show Full Article

Army Contracting Command-Rock Island Provides Support to U.S. Army Central Command Through Heavy Lift 9 Program
ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Illinois, Nov. 30 -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command issued the following news:

By Elizabeth Urbaniak

A team from Army Contracting Command-Rock Island's Power Projection & Base Readiness Directorate has provided support to the 1st Theater Sustainment Command and U.S. Army Central Command, through the Heavy Lift 9 program.

The Heavy Lift 9 contract provides heavy lift, line haul, and personnel transportation services throughout the Army Central Command area of responsibility.

Additionally, Heavy Lift 9 augments the U.S. government logistical capabilities within the Army Central ... Show Full Article