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Federal Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday August 04, 2019 ( 11 items )  

$1.8 Million Announced for N.C. Department of Transportation
DURHAM, North Carolina, July 29 -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency issued the following news release: FEMA and the state of North Carolina have announced more than $1.8 million to help the North Carolina Department of Transportation cover Hurricane Florence-related expenses. Funds will reimburse the department for emergency response and protective measures during the 2018 storm. The measures included temporary vehicle equipment relocation, directi  more

Advanced Naval Technology Exercises East Brings Together Innovators and Operators
WEST BETHESDA, Maryland, Aug. 1 -- The Naval Surface Warfare Center issued the following news: By Kelley Stirling Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division co-led the third of three Advanced Naval Technology Exercises (ANTX) for "Fight the Navy Force Forward" July 9-19, 2019, at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Dubbed ANTX East, the event focused on command and control, communications, force protection, unmanned systems and logistics. While Carderock was the technical lead for the event,   more

FBI: Two People Arrested in Connection With Pink Lady Bandit Bank Robberies
CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, July 29 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Federal Bureau of Investigation Charlotte Field Office issued the following news release: The Charlotte Division of the FBI arrested Circe Baez (DOB August 9, 1983) and Alexis Morales (DOB May 15, 1981) on July 28, 2019, in connection with at least four bank robberies along the East Coast. The bank robberies occurred at the following locations: * Orrstown Bank, 1 Giant Lane, Carlisle, Pennsylvania, on July 20, 2019 * M&T B  more

Forces Command Leaders Focus on Army Readiness, Training and Modernization
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina, July 31 -- The U.S. Army Forces Command issued the following news: By Paul Boyce U.S Army senior leaders -- commanders, staff and senior noncommissioned officers -- gathered at U.S. Army Forces Command Headquarters on Fort Bragg, N.C., to enhance a shared understanding of FORSCOM's roles, priorities and key initiatives to assist Total Army units in building and sustaining readiness, and continuing modernization initiatives for the regular Army, Army National Guard a  more

HUD to Release Mitigation Funds in Two Tranches
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) today announced that a Federal Register notice will soon be published that releases disaster mitigation funds in two tranches to areas impacted by recent storms. One tranche will include funds for Texas, Louisiana, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia, California, Missouri, and Georgia; and the second tranche will   more

More Than $2 Million Approved for Electric Cooperative
DURHAM, North Carolina, Aug. 1 -- 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 $2.4 million to reimburse Energy United Electric Membership Corporation for damage to its electrical systems following Tropical Storm Michael. High winds, rain and flooding caused by the storm damaged poles, lines and transformers in multiple counties. Maureen Moore, Communications Manag  more

North Carolina U.S. Attorney's Office Continues to Promote Elder Justice Initiative by Partnering With Meals on Wheels
RALEIGH, North Carolina, July 29 -- 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 continues to promote the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Elder Justice Initiative (EJI) throughout the Wake County area. On July 22, 2019, the Eastern District partnered with Meals on Wheels in Wake County to conduct Phase II of its outreach to approximately 1,300 seniors in the area   more

U.S. Air Force: Operation Rapid Forge Concludes
SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany, July 28 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: By Airman 1st Class Kyle Cope Operation Rapid Forge concluded July 25 at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany. The 10-day operation helped ensure U.S. forces' ability to fulfill the European Deterrence Initiative, a policy to assure and defend NATO allies, while promoting deterrence in an increasingly complex security environment. Members of the 4th Fighter Wing, Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina, s  more

U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command Soldiers Immerse Themselves in the French Language
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina, July 30 -- The U.S. Army Reserve Command issued the following news: By Jefferson Wolfe Army Reserve Soldiers from United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) enhanced their ability to speak French during the USAID-led and developed Interagency Language Immersion Program. Students visited 27 venues across southern France and Monaco to increase professional development, individual language skills and cultural awareness of French l  more

U.S. Army Forces Command Welcomes New Senior Enlisted Leader
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina, Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Army Forces Command issued the following news: By Eve Meinhardt The U.S. Army Forces Command bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston as Command Sgt. Maj. Curt Cornelison stepped in as the command's senior enlisted leader during a change of responsibility ceremony at the FORSCOM headquarters, July 31. Cornelison said that he is looking forward to once again being a FORSCOM Soldier and excited about the challenges ahead of him. "It's  more

Virginia Tech to Receive $33,489 from Interior
WASHINGTON, July 31 - The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $33,489 cooperative agreement to the Virginia Tech for a study of current flammable forest material due to insect-induced tree and tall evergreen shrub mortality rates at the Great Smoky Mountain National Park in North Carolina and Tennessee. The agency description of the grant states: "The project will also assess changes to tall evergreen shrub cover. Information will be used  more