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Federal Tipoffs Involving Florida Newsletter for Sunday July 28, 2019 ( 47 items )  

'Lovin' an Elevator' - New MacDill Air Force Base System Delivers
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Florida, July 22 -- The U.S. Air Force (6th Air Mobility Wing) issued the following news: By Adam R. Shanks Innovation comes in all shapes and sizes, and at MacDill Air Force Base, Florida, it came as a one-of-a-kind vertical lift storage system which boasts 9,025 cubic feet of storage space. That is similar to 573, 16-drawer tool chests. Used by the 6th Aircraft Maintenance Squadron, this tool lift streamlines the processes of Airmen working in the consolidated tool k  more

Acting Secretary of the Air Force Donovan Visits the World's Premier Gateway to Space
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Florida, July 24 -- The U.S. Air Force (45th Space Wing) issued the following news: By Zoe Thacker Becoming the World's Premier Gateway to Space does not happen overnight. It takes decades of dedication by men and women around the United States. Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan visited the men and women at the 45th Space Wing and attended the 50th anniversary event of NASA's historical Apollo 11, July 19-22. Since former President John F. Ke  more

Air Force Special Operations Command Leads Joint Lightning 2019 Field Training Exercise at MacDill Air Force Base
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Florida, July 22 -- The U.S. Air Force (6th Air Mobility Wing) issued the following news: By Shannon Bowman Establishing and supporting communications systems in forward operating locations is an important mission for Air Force Special Operations Command. To ensure mission readiness and the capabilities of its Special Operations Communications Squadrons, AFSOC hosted the two-week Total Force Joint Lightning 2019 field training exercise, July 15, 2019, at MacDill Air Fo  more

At VFW National Convention, Exchange Spreads the Word About Tax-Free Online Shopping for Veterans
ORLANDO, Florida, July 23 -- The Army and Air Force Exchange Service issued the following news release: The lifelong, tax-free shopping benefit at ShopMyExchange.com continues to resonate with Veterans, who have saved more than $5.8 million in sales tax since the benefit launched in 2017. At the 120th VFW National Convention in Orlando from July 20 to July 24, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service spread the word about the change in Department of Defense policy that allows all honorably discha  more

Coast Guard Stops Illegal Charter Operation Near Port Everglades
MIAMI, Florida, July 25 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's U.S. Coast Guard issued the following news release: The Coast Guard terminated the voyage of the 70-foot motor yacht, Isabella, with six passengers aboard Wednesday in the vicinity of Port Everglades for conducting an illegal charter despite a prior Coast Guard 7th District commander order to cease illegal charter activity. A Coast Guard Station Fort Lauderdale 33-foot Special Purpose Craft--Law Enforcement boatcrew conducte  more

Commerce Secretary Ross Issues Remarks at OneWeb Satellites/Airbus Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
MERRITT ISLAND, Florida, July 22 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce issued the following remarks by Secretary Wilbur L. Ross Jr. at the OneWeb Satellites/Airbus ribbon cutting ceremony: "Thank you, Tony, for that kind introduction. "It's great to be in Florida as the nation celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Moon landing. Everyone here remembers it vividly but a majority of Americans alive today had not yet been born when it occurred, so it is especially important to make them aware of its  more

Corps of Engineers Renews Partnership With Florida's Silver Jackets
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, July 24 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Jacksonville District is renewing its partnership with Florida's Silver Jackets through the signing of a new charter that will guide the team moving forward. The charter establishes the expectations for implementation of the Silver Jackets Team for the State of Florida. The Silver Jackets are an interagency team with federal, state, tribal and local agencies w  more

Corps of Engineers: Project Partnership Agreement Signed for Flagler County Coastal Storm Risk Management Project
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, July 23 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Jacksonville District and Flagler County finalized a project partnership agreement July 23 at the Flagler County Commission Chambers for construction of the Flagler County Coastal Storm Risk Management Project in Flagler Beach, Fla. - a project expected to reduce annual storm damage costs, protect the areas major hurricane evacuation route, and provide critical  more

DOD: Navy to Commission Guided-Missile Destroyer Paul Ignatius
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The U.S. Department of Defense issued the following news release: The Navy will commission its newest Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, the future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, July 27, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The ship is named in honor of Paul Robert Ignatius, who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and later during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration as assistant secretary of defense f  more

Edwards Air Force Base Civ-Mil Support Group Gathers for Annual BBQ
EDWARDS AIR FORCE BASE, California, July 22 -- The U.S. Air Force (412th Test Wing) issued the following news: By Giancarlo Casem The Edwards Air Force Base Civilian-Military Support Group held its annual BBQ dinner at the Hacienda Lane Ranch in Palmdale, California, July 18. The Edwards AFB Civ-Mil Support Group celebrates its 30th year this year. It was established in 1989 and was spearheaded by Aida O'Connor. O'Connor, along with other civic leaders, was invited to visit Patrick Air Force   more

Eglin Air Force Base Showcases Its Innovation
EGLIN AIR FORCE, Florida, July 22 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Christine Saunders Eglin's innovations were on full display during the 96th Test Wing's presentation to Maj. Gen. Carl Schaefer, Air Force Materiel Command deputy commander, here July 3. The exhibition highlighted many of Eglin's recent pioneering accomplishments through its innovation program. The programs like iSpark and Continuous Process Improvement enabled 27 innovations worth $785,000 for fiscal year   more

EPA and Multistate Trust to Hold Public Availability Sessions About Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp Site in Jacksonville, Florida on August 1
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, July 23 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Multistate Environmental Response Trust (Multistate Trust) representatives will hold community availability sessions concerning the Kerr-McGee Chemical Corp - Jacksonville Superfund site in Jacksonville, Florida on Thursday, August 1, 2019. The availability sessions will feature exhibits and information about the completed site field work and th  more

EPA to Recognize Former Naval Air Station Cecil Field as 2019 Superfund Redevelopment Grant Recipient in Jacksonville, Florida
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, July 26 -- The Environmental Protection Agency issued the following news release: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 4 Administrator Mary Walker, along with state and local officials, will recognize the Former Naval Air Station Cecil Field Superfund site as the recipient of the EPA Superfund Redevelopment Initiative Grant on Wednesday, July 31, 2019, in Jacksonville. This recognition highlights the redevelopment impact on the local economy once EPA has co  more

FCC Chairman Pai Issues Remarks at Opening of OneWeb Satellites Production Facility
MERRITT ISLAND, Florida, July 22 -- The Federal Communications Commission issued the following remarks by Chairman Ajit Pai at the opening of OneWeb Satellites' production facility: "Thank you to OneWeb Satellites for inviting me to the opening of the world's first facility to manufacture satellites using industrial-scale mass production techniques. It's an honor to join such a distinguished roster of guests to mark this milestone. Whether we are in the public or private sector, we are working   more

FEMA Awards Holtz Children's Hospital More Than $6.5 Million For Wind Protection Measures
ORLANDO, Florida, July 26 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: Jackson Health Systems will receive a $6.5 million federal grant to fund wind-proofing measures at Holtz Children's Hospital in Miami. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) has approved $6,521,477 to help wind-proof the eight-story hospital, including: * Replacing existing metal grates with impact-resistant wi  more

FEMA Awards More Than $2M in Public Assistance Grants
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 25 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: FEMA has approved $2,055,271 to the State of Florida to assist 22 eligible applicants with reimbursement for eligible costs of debris removal, emergency protective measures, management costs and permanent repairs for Hurricane Michael under FEMA's Public Assistance Program. The following projects have been obligated by FEMA to the Florida Division   more

FEMA Awards Nearly $1.2M in Public Assistance Grants
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 26 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: FEMA has approved $1,181,511 to the State of Florida to assist 22 eligible applicants with reimbursement for eligible costs of debris removal, emergency protective measures, management costs and permanent repairs for Hurricane Michael under FEMA's Public Assistance Program. The following projects have been obligated by FEMA to the Florida Division   more

FEMA Awards Putnam County Nearly $1.5 Million For Improved Drainage System
ORLANDO, Florida, July 23 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: Putnam County will receive a nearly $1.5 million federal grant to fund designing a new and improved drainage system near St. John's Ave. in Palatka to prevent flooding during heavy rain events. The Federal Emergency Management Agency's Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) has approved $1,467,134 to help design, engineer, permit and put out to bid the   more

Florida International University to Receive $37,000 from Interior
WASHINGTON, July 24 - The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $37,000 cooperative agreement to the Florida International University for an online exhibit of historical materials from Dry Tortugas National Park. The agency description of the grant states: "The goal of this project is to create an expandable online exhibit about the history of Fort Jefferson in Dry Tortugas National Park using material from the park archive and from the Nat  more

Florida U.S. Attorney: Pensacola Executive Indicted For Conspiring With Foreign Nationals to Ship Technology to Iran
PENSACOLA, Florida, July 22 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Florida, Larry Keefe, issued the following news release: United States Attorney Lawrence Keefe, of the Northern District of Florida, announced today that a federal grand jury has indicted a Pensacola business owner for conspiring to sell and export power generating equipment to a recipient in Iran, and concealing the scheme, as well as having payments routed to him via another foreign country. The five- count indictme  more

Florida U.S. Attorney: Two Colombian Businessmen Charged With Money Laundering in Connection With Venezuela Bribery Scheme
MIAMI, Florida, July 25 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Florida, Ariana Fajardo Orshan, issued the following news release: Two Colombian businessmen were charged in an indictment returned today for their alleged roles in laundering the proceeds of violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) in connection with a scheme to pay bribes to take advantage of Venezuela's government-controlled exchange rate. Ariana Fajardo Orshan, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District o  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

Justice Department-Environment & Natural Resources Division: Florida Couple Indicted for Trafficking Indonesian Wildlife
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Environment and Natural Resources Division issued the following news release: An indictment was unsealed today from a federal grand jury sitting in Tampa, Florida, which charges Novita Indah, 48, and Larry Malugin, 51, of Port Richey, Florida, with conspiracy and trafficking in protected wildlife. The indictment charges the couple with smuggling wildlife from Indonesia to the United States and reselling the wildlife from their Florida home  more

Justice Department: Michigan Defendant Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Steal From Organization Receiving Federal Funds
WASHINGTON, July 22 -- The U.S. Department of Justice issued the following news release: A Palm Beach County, Florida, resident pleaded guilty today in Flint, Michigan, to conspiring to steal from an organization receiving federal funds, announced Acting Deputy Assistant Attorney General Stuart M. Goldberg of the Justice Department's Tax Division. In May 2018, John Capella also pleaded guilty to conspiring to impede the lawful functions of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) in connection with t  more

Local Residents Join FEMA Team to Help Florida Recover
TALLAHASSEE, Florida, July 22 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: Judy Taylor-Fischer works in FEMA's Integrated Recovery Coordination group whose mission to help communities search out ways to recover from disasters. Judy Taylor-Fischer is a FEMA local hire. In addition to deployed FEMA staff, the agency routinely hires local residents of communities impacted by a disaster to be part of FEMA's response team aidi  more

Navy to Commission Guided-Missile Destroyer Paul Ignatius
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following story: The Navy will commission its newest Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer, the future USS Paul Ignatius (DDG 117), during a 10 a.m. EDT ceremony Saturday, July 27, at Port Everglades in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The ship is named in honor of Paul Robert Ignatius, who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and later during the Lyndon B. Johnson administration as Assistant Secretary of Defense (Installations and Logist  more

New York U.S. Attorney: Four Florida Men Sentenced in Connection With Multi-Million Dollar Fraud Against Xerox Corporation
ROCHESTER, New York, July 26 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York, James P. Kennedy Jr., issued the following news release: U.S. Attorney James P. Kennedy, Jr. announced today that Kyle Haynes, Bryan Day, Jason Haynes, and David Haynes of the Daytona, Florida area, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge Elizabeth A. Wolford for their involvement in a fraud scheme to defraud Xerox Corporation of more than $20,000,000 worth of toner. Kyle Haynes, Bryan Day, and Jason Haynes   more

Panama City Logistician Selected for Naval Sea Systems Command Leadership Program
PANAMA CITY, Florida, July 17 -- The Naval Sea Systems Command issued the following news: By Katherine Mapp Heidi Pemberton, logistics management specialist at Naval Surface Warfare Center Panama City Division (NSWC PCD), was recently selected to participate in Naval Sea Systems Command's (NAVSEA) upcoming cadre of Commander's Executive Fellows Program (CEFP). CEFP is a full-time program in which participants leave their current job and are dedicated to the program for a two-year duration. Th  more

President Trump, First Lady Trump Issue Remarks in Celebration of 1st Year Anniversary of Pledge to America's Workers
WASHINGTON, July 25 -- President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump issued the following remarks in celebration of the 1st year anniversary of the Pledge to America's Workers: MS. TRUMP: Welcome everyone. Today, here we are here to celebrate the one-year anniversary of the White House's Pledge to America's Workers, a call to action for business and industry to create more and better jobs for Americans by providing education and skills for American students and workers. I'd like to thank Vice P  more

SEC Issues Order Involving Capital Trust Holdings, Florida Gaming, Go Public
WASHINGTON, July 24 -- The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the following order (No. 86454) involving Capital Trust Holdings, Florida Gaming and Go Public: In the Matter of Capital Trust Holdings, Inc., Florida Gaming Corporation, and Go Public, Inc., Respondents. ORDER INSTITUTING ADMINISTRATIVE PROCEEDINGS AND NOTICE OF HEARING PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(j) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934 I. The Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission") deems it necessary and appropriate  more

Secretary of State Pompeo Issues Remarks on Foreign Policy in Service to Veterans
ORLANDO, Florida, July 22 -- The U.S. Department of State issued the following remarks by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: "It was about 30 years ago - I was a little younger, a little skinner, a little less grey - and I was a young lieutenant. My tank was Bravo 21. My gunner was a young man named Specialist 4 Sayed. He best in the platoon. We were training, we were preparing for - to fight the East Germans and the Russians during the Cold War, and we had just finished a training run at Gr  more

Secretary of State Pompeo Issues Remarks on Meeting With Members of Veterans of Foreign Wars, Auxiliary Department
ORLANDO, Florida, July 22 -- The U.S. Department of State issued the following remarks by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo: MR HURSEY: Good afternoon. My name is Lee Hursey. I'm the State Commander in the Department of Kansas. I'd like to introduce from the end of the table to my right would be our State Adjutant/Quartermaster, Herb Schwartzkopf; our Auxiliary President of the Department of Kansas, Gail Vance; and also I'd like to introduce and I'm pleased to introduce our Secretary of Stat  more

South Carolina U.S. Attorney: Former South Carolina Resident Sentenced to Federal Prison for Charity Fraud Scheme Targeting Marine Corps Families
COLUMBIA, South Carolina, July 23 -- The U.S. Attorney for the District of South Carolina, Sherri A. Lydon, issued the following news release: United States Attorney Sherri A. Lydon announced today that John Shannon Simpson, age 44, of Lee County, Florida, was sentenced in federal court after pleading guilty to Wire Fraud. United States District Judge David C. Norton of Charleston sentenced Simpson to four years in federal prison and three years of supervised release to follow. This sentence wi  more

SpaceX Dragon on Route to Space Station With NASA Science, Cargo
HOUSTON, Texas, July 26 -- NASA's Johnson Space Center issued the following news release: A SpaceX Dragon cargo spacecraft is on its way to deliver the second commercial crew docking port and about 5,000 pounds of science investigations and supplies for the International Space Station after a 6:01 p.m. EDT Thursday launch from Florida. The spacecraft launched on a Falcon 9 rocket from Space Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, and is scheduled to arrive at the orbiting labora  more

State Department Issues Transcript of Secretary Pompeo Interview With CBS
ORLANDO, Florida, July 22 -- U.S. Department of State issued the following transcript of an interview by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo with Justin Warmoth of CBS: QUESTION: Mr. Pompeo, we really appreciate you taking the time to speak with us this morning. So first off, tell us about today's event talking in front of VFW and the convention here in Orlando. SECRETARY POMPEO: First of all, thanks for having me on the show this morning. I appreciate the opportunity. It's a great day. I hav  more

State Department Issues Transcript of Secretary Pompeo Interview With Fox & Friends
ORLANDO, Florida, July 22 -- U.S. Department of State issued the following transcript of an interview by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo with Steve Doocy, Ainsley Earhardt and Brian Kilmeade of Fox and Friends: QUESTION: Right now, let's bring in the Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who's at a very important event tonight. He'll be a keynote speaker, but the Secretary joins us first. First, Mr. Secretary, thanks so much for joining us. The importance of addressing the Veterans of Foreign Wa  more

State Department Issues Transcript of Secretary Pompeo Interview With NBC
ORLANDO, Florida, July 22 -- U.S. Department of State issued the following transcript of an interview by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo with Adrian Whitsett of NBC: QUESTION: We are here at the Rosen Centre Hotel with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. He's been on a whirlwind trip in Latin America as well as Puerto Rico. Secretary, thank you so much for taking time with us this morning here. SECRETARY POMPEO: Adrian, it's great to be with you. QUESTION: Tell us about - this is the 120th N  more

State Department Issues Transcript of Secretary Pompeo Interview With WFTV 9
ORLANDO, Florida, July 22 -- U.S. Department of State issued the following transcript of an interview by Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo with Christopher Heath of WFTV 9: QUESTION: You're speaking to the VFW today. Tell me about what you - tell me about the message you're bringing to the VFW. SECRETARY POMPEO: Well, I'm thrilled to be down here today with veterans from all across America, people who have chosen a life of service to the United States of America, who have dedicated part of   more

Statement Regarding Venezuelan Fighter Jet's Unsafe Approach Over International Waters
MIAMI, Florida, July 21 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Southern Command issued the following news release: On July 19, a U.S. Navy EP-3 Aries II aircraft, flying a mission in approved international airspace, was approached in an unprofessional manner by a SU-30 Flanker Venezuelan fighter aircraft. After reviewing video documentation, we have determined the Russian-made fighter aggressively shadowed the EP-3 at an unsafe distance in international airspace for a prolonged period of time, en  more

Study Hard, Win Big: Navarre Military Child Wins $1,500 Second Prize for Academic Achievement at Hurlburt Field
HURLBURT FIELD, Florida, July 26 -- The Army and Air Force Exchange Service issued the following news release: By Alexandra Pirkle When Gordon Goetz found out he was the second-prize winner of the Army & Air Force Exchange Service's worldwide You Made the Grade sweepstakes, he couldn't believe his luck. "My first thought was 'oh my gosh,'" he said. "This has never happened to me before." Gordon received his prize, a $1,500 Exchange gift card, at a presentation July 26 at the Hurlburt Field   more

Tyndall Air Force Base Holds First Prescribed Burn Since Michael
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Florida, July 22 -- The U.S. Air Force (325th Fighter Wing) issued the following news: By Kevin Tanenbaum The first prescribed fire since Hurricane Michael took place on area of the base adjacent to Silver Flag training site here, July 19, 2019. Air Force Civil Engineer Center Fire Management set ablaze 600 acres of uninhabited forest 'blowdown' that was devastated by the category five hurricane. As the name implies, blowdown is the debris left over in the forested are  more

U.S. Air Force: Donovan Visits B-21, X-37B Facilities, L3 Harris Technologies
MELBOURNE, Florida, July 22 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan visited three separate sites in Florida to highlight investments in the future of flight in air, space and communications, July 19. Donovan visited Northrop Grumman's B-21 Design and Development Headquarters and the Kennedy Space Center to review the X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle Processing Facility, as well as the newly merged L3 Harris Technologies, Inc. The B-21 Raide  more

U.S. Air Force: Donovan Visits the 'World's Premier Gateway to Space'
CAPE CANAVERAL AIR FORCE STATION, Florida, July 24 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Zoe Thacker Becoming the "World's Premier Gateway to Space" does not happen overnight. It takes decades of dedication by men and women around the United States. From July 19 to July 22, Acting Secretary of the Air Force Matthew Donovan visited the men and women at the 45th Space Wing and attended the 50th anniversary event of NASA's historic Apollo 11. Since former President John F. Kennedy'  more

U.S. Air Force: Reserve Citizen Airman Presented Two Bronze Stars
PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Florida, July 22 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Reserve Personnel Center issued the following news: By Tech. Sgt. Jared Trimarchi The Air Force Space Command and Joint Force Space Component Commander Gen. John W. "Jay" Raymond, presented two bronze star medals, including one with valor, to a Reserve Citizen Airman from the 308th Rescue Squadron on June 14, 2019. Tech. Sgt. Nick Torres, a 308th RQS Pararescueman, was bestowed with the awards for his actions during two combat   more

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Hosts Job Fair in Clewiston
JACKSONVILLE, Florida, July 26 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will host a job fair next week in Clewiston as the organization seeks to fill multiple positions in south Florida. The event will take place Thursday, August 1, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' South Florida Operations Office at 525 Ridgelawn Road, Building SF-2, Classroom 525, Clewiston, Florida. "We are committed to bringing on t  more

U.S. Embassy in the Philippines: U.S. Government Sponsors Kennedy Space Center Visit for Filipino NASA Space Apps Champions
MANILA, Philippines, July 26 -- The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines issued the following news release: The U.S. Embassy in the Philippines sponsored a Kennedy Space Center visit for the Filipino team that won the 2018 NASA Space Apps Challenge in the "Best Galactic Impact" category. Team iNON visited the Kennedy Space Center in Florida from July 22 to 24, 2019 to present their app to a panel of NASA officials and media. The team created ISDApp as a mobile platform that enables local government   more

Vice President Unveils NASA Spacecraft for Artemis 1 Lunar Mission on Moon Landing Anniversary
WASHINGTON, July 21 -- NASA issued the following news release: Vice President Mike Pence visited and gave remarks in the Neil Armstrong Operations and Checkout Building at NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida on Saturday to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the agency's Apollo 11 Moon landing and announce to America the completion of NASA's Orion crew capsule for the first Artemis lunar mission. "Thanks to the hard work of the men and women of NASA, and of American industry, the Orion crew  more