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Federal Tipoffs Involving Wisconsin Newsletter for Sunday August 04, 2019 ( 7 items )  

Army Reserve Command: Soldiers Dig Deep for Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Training
FORT MCCOY, Wisconsin, Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Army Reserve Command issued the following news: By Alicia Pennisi A seven-minute drive and there it was; a training site with water pits, steep hills and lots of mud. This was the playground-of-the-day for Soldiers with the 445th Transportation Company from Waterloo, Iowa, during their wheeled vehicle recovery class at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, July 20, 2019. The training was designed to submerge vehicles in a controlled setting so Soldiers could use th  more

DLA Aviation Employee Receives National Recognition for Excellence in Service
RICHMOND, Virginia, July 31 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Leon Moore Maurice Sanabria, chief, Defense Logistics Agency Aviation's Command Support Directorate's Command Programs Office was bestowed the Excellence in Service Award for 2019 by the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) for his accomplishments in the advancement of diversity/inclusion and for his work in the community. He received the award during the organiza  more

Empowering Leaders at League of United Latin American Citizens
WASHINGTON, July 30 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Irene Smith Two Defense Logistics Agency Energy employees attended the League of United Latin American Citizens 90th annual national convention and exposition in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, July 10 -13. Resolution Specialist Christian Sivelle and Supply Systems Analyst Carmen Tallada attended the four-day convention that brought together more than 20,000 Latino leaders from across the coun  more

Soldier's Birthday Goes Up in Smoke While Training at Fort McCoy
FORT MCCOY, Wisconsin, July 31 -- The U.S. Army Reserve Command issued the following news: By Sgt. David Graves Spc. Alexandra Vanoverbeke spent her 24th birthday with her hands covered in blood. The smoke of birthday candles was far from her mind as she peered through thick smoke rising from a nearby vehicle explosion. "Ricky! Ricky, can you hear me!?" she shouted into the dense scene in front of her. Luckily, Ricky wasn't real. He was a life-like dummy used for training. For Vanoverbeke, a  more

Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $4.79 Million in Infrastructure Grants to Green Bay and Other Airports in Wisconsin
WASHINGTON, July 31 -- The U.S. Department of Transportation's Federal Aviation Administration issued the following news release: U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will award $478 million in airport infrastructure grants, the fourth allotment of the total $3.18 billion in Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funding for airports across the United States. "This significant investment in airport improvements in   more

University of Wisconsin System to Receive $66,490 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 - The U.S. Department of the Interior's U.S. Geological Survey announced that it intends to award a $66,490 cooperative agreement to the University of Wisconsin System, Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, for the mapping of Bayfield and Jefferson counties. The agency description of the grant states: "The assistance award is part of the National Cooperative Geologic Mapping Program, Great Lakes Geologic Mapping Coalition (GLGMC)component. The GLGMC is open to the   more

Wisconsin U.S. Attorney: McFarland Man Sentenced for Money Laundering Conspiracy Related to Sale of Synthetic Cannabinoids
MADISON, Wisconsin, Aug. 1 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, Scott C. Blader, issued the following news release: Scott C. Blader, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Zahid Shakeel, 58, McFarland, Wisconsin, was sentenced today by Chief U.S. District Judge James D. Peterson to 18 months in federal prison for conspiring to commit money laundering related to the sale of synthetic cannabinoids at gas stations owned by Capitol Petrol  more