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Federal Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday July 28, 2019 ( 19 items )  

Army Contracting Command Recognizes Mission and Installation Contracting Command Members' Contributions
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, July 25 -- The U.S. Army Special Operations Command issued the following news: By Ryan Mattox The Army Contracting Command leadership recognized a Mission and Installation Contracting Command Soldier and civilian for their professionalism and contributions to the acquisition community as this year's ACC annual award winners recently. Sgt. 1st Class Terry Ann Lewis, a contracting officer with the 900th Contracting Battalion at Fort Bragg, North C  more

Army Contracting Command Recognizes Mission and Installation Contracting Command Members' Contributions
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, July 25 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following news: By Ryan Mattox The Army Contracting Command leadership recognized a Mission and Installation Contracting Command Soldier and civilian for their professionalism and contributions to the acquisition community as this year's ACC annual award winners recently. Sgt. 1st Class Terry Ann Lewis, a contracting officer with the 900th Contracting Battalion at Fort Bragg, North Carolina  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

California U.S. Attorney: Federal Protective Service Commander, North Carolina Man Indicted for Conspiracy, Scheme to Defraud Social Security Administration
SACRAMENTO, California, July 23 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of California, McGregor W. Scott, issued the following news release: A 16-count superseding indictment by a federal grand jury was unsealed today against Darron Dimitri Ross, 33, of Charlotte, North Carolina, and Joshua Bilal George, 36, of San Diego, including charges of conspiracy to defraud and commit crimes against the United States, theft of government property, aggravated identity theft, wire fraud, and money la  more

Career Assistance Advisor Talks First Term Airmen Course, Providing for Airmen
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, North Carolina, July 24 -- The U.S. Air Force (4th Fighter Wing) issued the following news: The transition from technical training to the operational Air Force can be stressful for new Airmen arriving to their first duty station. It's important for the Airmen to know that there are many resources to reach out to and seek help. Master Sgt. Harry Abplanalp, 4th Fighter Wing career assistance advisor, is a frontline leader who instructs, leads and advises Airmen at  more

Department of Education Issues July 26 Education Review Newsletter
WASHINGTON, July 26 -- The U.S. Department of Education issued the following Education Review newsletter: Education Freedom Scholarships Last week, Secretary DeVos traveled to the Carolinas for roundtable discussions on her Education Freedom Scholarships (EFS) proposal and to promote workforce development. On July 17, in North Carolina, the Secretary participated in an EFS roundtable at the Museum of Natural Sciences in Raleigh. There, she was joined by Lieutenant Governor Dan Forest--who rec  more

Department of the Navy and Marine Corps Leadership Tour Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Fielding Site in Star-Studded Event
CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina, July 23 -- The U.S. Marine Corps Systems Command issued the following news: By Ashley Calingo Program Executive Officer Land Systems is equipping the Corps' first infantry battalion--3rd Battalion, 8th Marines, 2nd Marine Division--with the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle, and Navy and Marine Corps leadership visited Camp Lejeune, North Carolina to witness the event. The Honorable James Geurts, assistant secretary of the Navy for Research, Development and Acquisitio  more

FEMA: Additional $2 Million Approved for Carteret County
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 24 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: FEMA and the state of North Carolina are announcing more than $2.3 million to reimburse Carteret County for debris cleanup activities following Hurricane Florence. FEMA has already approved more than $12.2 million for Carteret County Hurricane Florence-related expenses. This brings the total to $14.5 million. Disaster generated debris posed a thr  more

Fleet Readiness Center East Engineers Support Summer Camp
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, North Carolina, July 23 -- The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command issued the following news release: More than 40 area middle-schoolers got the chance to learn from working engineers when Fleet Readiness Center East supported the Eastern North Carolina Summer Middle School Engineering Camp June 24-28. The camp, hosted at Craven Community College's Havelock Campus, challenged rising seventh-, eighth- and ninth-graders with tasks including building a robotic arm  more

Fort Drum Community Welcomes Col. Jeffery Lucas as New Garrison Commander
FORT DRUM, New York, July 26 -- The U.S. Army (10th Mountain Division) issued the following story: By Mike Strasser Col. Jeffery P. Lucas assumed command of the Fort Drum garrison from Col. Kenneth D. Harrison during a ceremony July 26 at Sexton Field. Lucas previously served as assistant chief of staff (G1) for 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne) and in the U.S. Army Special Operations Command G1 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Before that, he was assigned to MacDill Air Force Base, Florida  more

North Carolina U.S. Attorney's Office Partner With Cumberland County Council on Older Adults to Promote Elder Justice Initiative
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 22 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina issued the following news release: The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina is promoting the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Elder Justice Initiative (EJI) throughout the Cumberland County area. On July 22, 2019, the Eastern District partnered with the Cumberland County Council on Older Adults to conduct outreach to approximately 600 seniors in the area to ra  more

North Carolina U.S. Attorney: Captain Pleads Guilty to Obstructing Coast Guard Investigation
GREENVILLE, North Carolina, July 23 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon Jr., issued the following news release: United States Attorney Robert J. Higdon, Jr. announced that in federal court, before United States District Judge James C. Dever III, WILLIAM JUEL, 51, of Little River, South Carolina entered a guilty plea to obstructing a Coast Guard investigation at sea in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 2232 and 2. According to info  more

North Carolina U.S. Attorney: Charlotte Business Owner Is Sentenced to 2.5 Years For Transporting Stolen Property
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 25 -- The office of the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina issued the following news release: Edwin R. Barkley, 63, of Charlotte, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge Frank D. Whitney to 30 months in prison, followed by one year of supervised release, for operating a large-scale fraudulent scheme involving the purchase and sale of stolen goods and merchandise through his Charlotte-based storefront business, Tool King USA (Tool Ki  more

North Carolina U.S. Attorney: High Ranking Gang Member Receives 12 Years in Federal Prison
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 25 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon Jr., issued the following news release: Robert J. Higdon, Jr., the United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that Chief United States District Terrence Boyle sentenced ANDRE HALL, 31, of New Hanover County to 151 months' imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release. HALL was charged in a one-count indictment which was returned by a fed  more

North Carolina U.S. Attorney: Rocky Mount Tax Return Preparer Sentenced for Filing False Tax Refund Claims
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 24 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon Jr., issued the following news release: Robert J. Higdon, Jr., United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, announces that today in Federal court, United States District Judge James C. Dever III sentenced AMBER GERNELL PORTER, 32, of Rocky Mount, North Carolina to 12 months and 1 day imprisonment, followed by 1 year of supervised release. PORTER was also order  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Dresser-Rand
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54102) involving Dresser-Rand, Rocky Mount, North Carolina: PART 21 INTERIM NOTIFICATION - FAILURE OF A SIGNAL CONVERTER SUPPLIED TO COOPER NUCLEAR PLANT The following is a summary of the information received from Engine Systems, Inc. via facsimile: ESI was notified on April 6, 2019 that a signal converter (also called a signal conditioner) that sends the Reactor Core Isolation Cooling turbin  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Global Nuclear Fuel - Americas
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54166) involving Global Nuclear Fuel - Americas, Wilmington, North Carolina: CONCURRENT NOTIFICATION DUE TO SPRINKLER MAINTENANCE "At 1133 EDT on July 16, 2019, the New Hanover County Deputy Fire Marshall was notified per State code requirements that the fire suppression system for the Fuel Manufacturing Operation Shop Support Areas was taken offline for planned maintenance to modify sprinkler  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: Mid-Atlantic Honor Guard Academy Draws Cadets From Every Region in Civil Air Patrol
JOINT BASE LANGLEY-EUSTIS, Virginia, July 24 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Rachael J. Mercer Cadets and senior members of Civil Air Patrol gathered at Joint Base Langley-Eustis for the 2019 Mid-Atlantic Honor Guard Academy. The MAR Honor Guard Academy has been held in various locations since its inception in 2003, including Fort Pickett in Blackstone, Virginia, and the North Carolina Justice Academy in Salemburg, N.C. However, this year the move to Joint Base Langley-Eust  more