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Federal Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday July 28, 2019 ( 21 items )  

$90,000 Available in Cooperative Agreement for Youth Exchange Program in Huntsville, Alabama
WASHINGTON, July 23 - The U.S. Department of State announced that it expects to award a cooperative agreement for a youth exchange program at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Alabama. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $90,000. The agency said the grant was associated with education. The funding is open to not-for-profit organizations, including think tanks and civil society/non-governmental organizations; public and private educational institutions; ind  more

Air University Hosts Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Education and Training Event on Multi-Domain Operations
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, July 21 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Phil Berube Senior Air Force leaders and notable industry experts headline the 2019 Air Force Information Technology and Cyberpower Education and Training Event, Aug. 26-28, in Montgomery, Alabama. Hosted by Air University and themed "Cyberpower: Critical to Multi-Domain Operations," the emphasis of this year's AFITC will be on education and training in the realm of multi-domain command and control.   more

Army Contracting Command--Redstone Leads Strategic Training Initiative
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, July 26 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following news: By Jordan Miller In fiscal year 2015, the Army Contracting Command's Redstone Arsenal Center began a bi-weekly virtual training event here covering various procurement data systems and metrics-related topics. Three years later, it grew into a formalized initiative called Operation Aristotle. The initiative transformed into a collaborative and organic setting to engage and connect with the ACC-RSA  more

Army Security Assistance Command: Malone Joins Security Enterprise Training Organization
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, July 23 -- The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command issued the following news: The Security Assistance Training Management Organization welcomed its new commander July 19 in an assumption of command ceremony at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Drushal, commander of the Security Assistance Command, presided over the ceremony. Col. Scott Malone comes to SATMO from his recent assignment as the chief of staff for the Special Operations Command-Korea. His   more

Army Space and Missile Defense Command: Army Astronaut Launches to International Space Station
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, July 22 -- The Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command issued the following news: By Jason Cutshaw One Army doctor's appointment is out of this world. Army astronaut Col. (Dr.) Andrew "Drew" Morgan successfully launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, aboard a Soyuz MS-13 spacecraft July 20 for a nine-month mission as a flight engineer for Expedition 60 aboard the International Space Station. "Twenty-five years ago I made the   more

Army Test & Evaluation Command: Fort Hood Black Hawk Aviation Crews Test New Army Aircraft Survivability System
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, July 25 -- The U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command issued the following news: By Leonel Rubio The latest countermeasures designed to improve Army aircraft survivability were tested here by helicopter aircrews based out of Fort Hood, Texas. Soldiers from the 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment belonging to 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, with Fort Hood, Texas' 1st Cavalry Division deployed to Redstone Test Center to fly UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter e  more

Aviation-Character-Education Solo Flight Program Concludes at Historic Tuskegee Airmen Airfield
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas, July 19 -- The U.S. Air Force Reserve Command issued the following news: The Air Force concluded its Aviation-Character-Education (A.C.E.) Solo Flight Program, lead by Air Force Recruiting Service, after graduating the final class, July 12, 2019, in Tuskegee, Alabama. "It's impressive to see these incredible students developing into young leaders and aviators," said Maj. Jeri-Lynn Harper, Director of Operations for the Tuskegee A.C.E. class and an E-3 Se  more

Department of Defense: General Officer Announcement
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The U.S. Department of Defense issued the following news release: Secretary of Defense Mark T. Esper announced today that the president has made the following nomination: Air Force Maj. Gen. James B. Hecker for appointment to the rank of lieutenant general, and assignment as commander and president, Air University, Air Education and Training Command, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama. Hecker is currently serving as vice director, Operations, J-3, Joint Staff, Pentagon, Wa  more

DLA Distribution Expeditionary--Whole of Government Logistics Enabler
NEW CUMBERLAND, Pennsylvania, July 24 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Cory Angell Hurricane Katrina, a Category 4 hurricane with a storm surge well above normal high tide levels, swept across the Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama Gulf Coasts in August 2005, with maximum sustained winds at landfall estimated at 140 miles per hour. There were many lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina. One major lesson was that support supplies need to  more

Ground Work USA to Receive $63,245 from Interior
WASHINGTON, July 23 - The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $63,245 cooperative agreement to the Ground Work USA of Yonkers, New York, for youth crews to refurbish the Lowndes Visitor Center at the Selma to Montgomery National Historic Trail in Alabama. The agency description of the grant states: "The Visitor Center needs an extensive amount of interior painting to protect this important cultural resource. This opportunity will be used   more

Groundwork USA to Receive $236,693 from Interior
WASHINGTON, July 24 - The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $236,693 cooperative agreement to the Groundwork USA of Yonkers, New York, for the restoration, preservation, and protection of The Oaks and the Carver Museum at the Tuskegee Institute National Historic Site in Alabama. The agency description of the grant states: "The crews will complete deferred maintenance projects at both sites, including extensive woodwork, portico stabiliz  more

Gulf of Mexico Alliance to Receive $297,816 to Improve Coastal Resilience in Northern Gulf of Mexico
ATLANTA, Georgia, July 22 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded the Gulf of Mexico Alliance (GOMA) a grant in the amount of $297,816 to improve coastal resilience in the Northern Gulf of Mexico with new pilot projects in Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Texas. "Investment in the Gulf of Mexico Alliance allows EPA to engage a broad network of partners and coastal stakeholders to improve coastal  more

Maxwell Honor Guardsmen Save a Home, Receive Air Force Achievement Medals
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, July 24 -- The U.S. Air Force (42nd Air Base Wing) issued the following news: By Alexa Culbert The Air Force's Honor Guard serves as the embodiment of our core values, ensuring our standards of excellence are withheld across the Air Force. Seven of Maxwell's newest Honor Guardsmen were bestowed Air Force Achievement Medals, July 18, 2019, for putting the Air Force core values into action in another's time of need. While driving back to base from a funeral deta  more

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: NIH Awards Contract for Acute Flaccid Myelitis Natural History Study
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases issued the following news release: The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) approximately $10 million over 5 years to study acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) (https://www.cdc.gov/acute-flaccid-myelitis/afm-surveillance.html), a rare but serious condi  more

Naval Sea Systems Command: Future USS Oakland Launched
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- The Naval Sea Systems Command issued the following news: The future USS Oakland (LCS 24) launched July 21 at Austal USA's ship manufacturing facility in Mobile, Alabama. This event marked the first time the ship floated in the water as it is prepared for delivery next year. The future USS Oakland is the 12th of 19 Independence-variant littoral combat ships (LCSs) that will join the fleet. Ship sponsor Kate Brandt, Google's sustainability officer, christened the vessel in  more

NIH Awards Contract for Acute Flaccid Myelitis Natural History Study
WASHINGTON, July 23 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health issued the following news release: The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, has awarded the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) approximately $10 million over five years to study acute flaccid myelitis (AFM), a rare but serious condition which causes muscle weakness and paralysis. As part of the contract, UAB will organ  more

Pilot Prep Program: 'Right Answer for the Air Force'
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, July 26 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Civil Air Patrol's experimental Pilot Prep Program is accomplishing just what its founder intended -- providing Airmen with a fast-paced introduction to aviation designed to identify future fliers in the ranks and propel them into the sky. The new Air Force initiative to fill the need for military pilots was forged by Brig. Gen. Christopher M. Short, director of the Aircrew Crisis Task Force at the Pentag  more

Space and Missile Defense Command Colonel Accepts Training and Doctrine Command Capability Manager Strategic Missile Defense Assumption of Charter
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, July 22 -- The Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command issued the following news: By Jason Cutshaw One colonel receives a charter to defend the nation. Col. Douglas J. Waddingham accepted the Assumption of Charter for the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command Capability Manager for Strategic Missile Defense, or TCM SMD, at the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command's Redstone Arsenal headquarters July  more

Space and Missile Defense Command Takes Lead in Army's Navigation Warfare Operations
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, July 25 -- The Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command issued the following news: By Jason Cutshaw When confronting adversaries, protecting communications is vital to success. The secretary of the Army has designated the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command as the Army's representative to identify and advocate for positioning, navigation, and timing, or PNT, information as well as establish and formal  more

U.S. Air Force, Botswana Forces Complete Final Training Exercise
GABORONE, Botswana, July 26 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Mary Junell More than 170 National Guard Soldiers and Airmen from North Carolina, Alabama, and New Jersey traveled to Botswana to partner with approximately 300 Botswana Defense Force service members at Thebaphatswa Air Base, July 9-18, as part of Operation Upward Minuteman 2019. Upward Minuteman 2019 was a U.S. Africa Command exercise promoting the U.S. National Guard's State Partnership Program on the African Co  more

U.S. Air Force: Aviation-Character-Education Solo Flight Program Concludes for 2019 at Historic Tuskegee Airmen Airfield
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas, July 22 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: The Air Force concluded its Aviation-Character-Education Solo Flight Program, lead by Air Force Recruiting Service, after graduating the final class of the year, July 12, in Tuskegee, Alabama. "It's impressive to see these incredible students developing into young leaders and aviators," said Maj. Jeri-Lynn Harper, the Tuskegee A.C.E. class director of operations and a E-3 Sentry pilot. "They've com  more