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Federal Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday July 12, 2020 ( 12 items )  

Air University: 42nd Medical Group Welcomes New Commander
MONTGOMERY, Alabama, July 8 -- Air University issued the following news: Col. Zoya Lee-Zerkel took command of the 42nd Medical Group during a ceremony presided over by Col. Patrick Carley, the 42nd Air Base Wing commander, July 1, 2020 on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. After serving two years as the 42nd MDG commander, Col. Jeanette Frantel is moving on to her next assignment at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Leading a group in our Air Force is a unique honor and privilege, and   more

Ala. U.S. Attorney: Justice Department Awards $2.2 Million for Innovative Community Policing Projects
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, July 8 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, Jay E. Town, issued the following news release: The Department of Justice announced $2.2 million in grant funding to law enforcement agencies and stakeholders through the Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office) Community Policing Development (CPD) Microgrants Program. COPS Office Director Phil Keith announced 29 awards with award amounts ranging from $15,090 to $100,000. In   more

Army Reserve Sustainment Command Hosts First Virtual Strong Bonds Event Amidst COVID-19 Restrictions
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, July 7 -- The U.S. Army Reserve Command issued the following news: Soldiers are readjusting and adapting to a new type of normal. Multiple travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders are still in effect several months after the arrival of COVID-19 to our country. The coronavirus is changing how we conduct our daily lives and how the Army Reserve conducts their marriage and relationship training. The Army Reserve Sustainment Command Chaplain Section is ensuring Soldiers' sp  more

Army Space, Missile Defense Command: Warrant Officers Play Vital Role in Missile Defense Mission
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, July 10 -- The Army Space and Missile Defense Command issued the following news: Though warrant officers make up only 2.5 percent of the total U.S. Army force, their expertise plays a vital role in Army missions, including the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command's missions in air and missile defense, according to one warrant officer. Warrant Officer Caroline Domenech, battalion master gunner, 49th Missile Defense Battalion, said warrant officers offer needed   more

F.E. Warren AFB: 90th Force Support Squadron Welcomes New Commander
F.E. WARREN AFB, Wyoming, July 9 -- The U.S. Air Force (90th Missile Wing) issued the following news: Major Erin Holland took command of the 90th Force Support Squadron during a change of command ceremony July 7, 2020 on F. E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyoming. Prior to her current position, Holland attended Intermediate Development Education at Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Lieutenant Colonel Isabella Ramirez, outgoing 90th FSS commander, will be the Chief of R  more

FEMA: President Donald J. Trump Approves Major Disaster Declaration for Alabama
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: FEMA announced that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Alabama to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding from April 12-13, 2020. Federal funding also is available to state, tribal and eligible local governments and certain private   more

Hirshhorn and Art Production Fund to Present Nancy Baker Cahill's 'Liberty Bell' on the National Mall Starting July 4
WASHINGTON, July 6 -- The Smithsonian Institution issued the following news release on July 4: The Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is partnering with Art Production Fund for the Washington, D.C., iteration of "Liberty Bell," a new public art project by artist Nancy Baker Cahill. On view starting July 4, "Liberty Bell" uses augmented reality and will be presented simultaneously in six U.S. cities: Boston; Charleston, South Carolina; Philadelphia; Rockaway, New York; Selma, Al  more

Maxwell AFB: 42nd Medical Group Welcomes New Commander
MAXWELL AFB, Alabama, July 8 -- The U.S. Air Force (42nd Air Base Wing) issued the following news: Col. Zoya Lee-Zerkel took command of the 42nd Medical Group during a ceremony presided over by Col. Patrick Carley, the 42nd Air Base Wing commander, July 1, 2020 on Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. After serving two years as the 42nd MDG commander, Col. Jeanette Frantel is moving on to her next assignment at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Ohio. Leading a group in our Air Force is a unique  more

President Trump Approves Alabama Disaster Declaration
WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The White House issued the following news release on July 10: Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that a major disaster exists in the State of Alabama and ordered Federal assistance to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by severe storms, straight-line winds, and tornadoes on April 19, 2020. Federal funding is available to State, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-shari  more

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $400,000 in CARES Act Funding to Boost Economic Development Programs Critical to Helping 10-County East Alabama Region Respond to Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, July 8 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $400,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the East Alabama Regional Planning and Development Commission, Anniston, Alabama, to update economic development plans and fortify programs to assist communities in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. "The Trump Administration is  more

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $400,000 in CARES Act Funding to Boost Economic Development Programs Critical to Helping 10-County Region in Alabama Respond to Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $400,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Alabama Tombigbee Regional Commission, Camden, Alabama, to update economic development plans and fortify programs to assist communities in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. "The Trump Administration is eager to allocate the  more

U.S. Department of Commerce Invests $400,000 in CARES Act Funding to Boost Economic Development Programs Critical to Helping 5-County Northwest Alabama Region Respond to Coronavirus
WASHINGTON, July 9 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $400,000 CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Northwest Alabama Council of Local Governments, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, to update economic development plans and fortify programs to assist communities in responding to the coronavirus pandemic. "The Trump Administration is eager  more