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Federal Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday August 25, 2019 ( 21 items )  

419th Contracting Support Brigade Welcomes New Enlisted Leader
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, Aug. 20 -- The U.S. Army Special Operations Command issued the following news: By Daniel P. Elkins Members of the 419th Contracting Support Brigade welcomed their new command sergeant major during a change-of-responsibility ceremony July 26 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Responsibility of the brigade changed hands from Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia Perryman to Command Sgt. Maj. T.J. Higgs during a ceremony officiated by Col. Brad Hodge, 419th CSB co  more

419th Contracting Support Brigade Welcomes New Enlisted Leader
JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas, Aug. 20 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following news: By Daniel P. Elkins Members of the 419th Contracting Support Brigade welcomed their new command sergeant major during a change-of-responsibility ceremony July 26 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Responsibility of the brigade changed hands from Command Sgt. Maj. Cynthia Perryman to Command Sgt. Maj. T.J. Higgs during a ceremony officiated by Col. Brad Hodge, 419th CSB commander  more

Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry: Federal Agency to Discuss Camp Lejeune Health Activities at Upcoming Meetings
ATLANTA, Georgia, Aug. 19 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry issued the following news release: The Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) invites the public to hear from the scientists who conducted public health activities to understand the impact of exposure to contaminated drinking water at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. The scientists will discuss these activities during a public me  more

Carderock's Red Team is Advanced Naval Technology Exercise East Adversary at Camp Lejeune
CAMP LEJEUNE, North Carolina, Aug. 12 -- The Naval Sea Systems Command issued the following news: By Kelley Stirling During the Advanced Naval Technology Exercise (ANTX) at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in July, vendors and government entities demonstrated their technologies to the Navy and Marine Corps in the areas of command and control, communications, maneuver, logistics, force protection and unmanned systems. As part of the force-protection demonstrations, several technologies focused on  more

Commander Visits Navy Customers and DLA Aviation-Cherry Point Employees
RICHMOND, Virginia, Aug. 23 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: By Cathy Hopkins Defense Logistics Agency Aviation Commander Air Force Brig. Gen. David Sanford traveled south Aug. 13-14 to visit with Navy customers on Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, and with DLA Aviation-Cherry Point employees. It was his first visit since assuming command of DLA Aviation in July. Navy Cmdr. Keith Klemm, DLA Aviation-Cherry Point indus  more

DLA Aviation: Employee Spotlight - Arlene Davidson
RICHMOND, Virginia, Aug. 21 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency issued the following news: Employee spotlight regularly features outstanding non-supervisory personnel from throughout the Defense Logistics Agency Aviation and other DLA employees on Defense Supply Center Richmond, Virginia. Organizational directors may submit names of employees they wish to feature in this column to DLA Aviation Public Affairs. For more information, call (804) 279-3139. Name: Arlene Dav  more

Marine Corps Community Services 20th Annual Sprint Triathlon
CHERRY POINT, North Carolina, Aug. 20 -- The U.S. Marine Corps issued the following news: By Alexandra Amor Santosarambulo Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS) hosted their 20th Annual Sprint Triathlon at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, Aug. 17, 2019. The event was held to promote health and physical fitness as well as community athleticism and camaraderie. Around 90 participants, including service members and their families from the local community and surrounding ar  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney's Office Writes Article for Meals on Wheels Newsletter to Promote Elder Justice Initiative
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Aug. 19 -- 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 partnered with Meals on Wheels in Wake County to promote the Department of Justice's (DOJ) Elder Justice Initiative (EJI) by writing an article for The Meal Times, the official newsletter for Meals on Wheels of Wake County. The monthly newsletter is distributed to approximately 10,0  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Bank Manager Is Sentenced for Fraud and Identity Theft
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Aug. 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 today in federal court TONY MCELVEEN, SR., was sentenced by United States District Judge Terrence W. Boyle, to 51 months imprisonment followed by 2 years of Supervised Release. He was also sentenced to pay full restitution and ordered to forfeit $107,390. On May 30, 2019, MCELVEEN pl  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Former Sergeant for Gates County Sheriff's Office Sentenced for Stealing Firearms and Drugs From Criminal Cases
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Aug. 20 -- 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 United States District Judge Louise W. Flanagan, sentenced BRANDON SCOTT HAWKS, 35, of Ayden, North Carolina, to 48 months' imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised released. On February 12, 2019, HAWKS, pled guilty to two cou  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Former Western Carolina University Student, Two Co-Conspirators Sentenced to Prison For Attempting to Rob Rival Marijuana Dealer
ASHEVILLE, North Carolina, Aug. 20 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, R. Andrew Murray, issued the following news release: U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray announced that a former Western Carolina University student and his two co-conspirators were sentenced to prison today on armed robbery charges, for attempting to rob a rival marijuana dealer at gunpoint. U.S. District Judge Martin Reidinger presided over the sentencing hearings. Vincent C. Pallozzi, Special Agent i  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: High Ranking Gang Member Receives More Than 15 Years in Federal Prison
WILMINGTON, North Carolina, Aug. 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 today United States District James C. Dever sentenced ANTWINE "Big World" LUCAS, 37, of New Hanover County to 188 months' imprisonment, followed by 3 years of supervised release. On March 21, 2019, LUCAS pled guilty to Conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distri  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Husband and Wife Charged for Theft of Military Property
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Aug. 23 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon Jr., issued the following news release: The United States Attorney for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Robert J. Higdon, Jr., announces that a Federal grand jury in Greenville has returned a three count indictment charging MORRIS COOPER, age 62 of Fayetteville, with bribery and theft of government property. According to the indictment, COOPER was a purchasing agent assigne  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Raleigh Credit Repair Orchestrator Indicted on Charges of Fraud, Aggravated Identity Theft
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Aug. 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 MICHAEL ANTHONY GRIFFIN, SR., 51, of Knightdale, North Carolina, has been charged by a federal grand jury in a five-count indictment. The indictment includes three counts of Wire Fraud, one count of Aggravated Identity Theft, and one count of Access Device Fraud. The indictment char  more

New F-35 Modification Facility Brings Strategic Capability to Fleet Readiness Center East
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, North Carolina, Aug. 20 -- The U.S. Naval Air Systems Command issued the following news release: A recently-completed facility will bring a new strategic capability to Fleet Readiness Center East and the F-35B Lightning aircraft line next year. When the new F-35 laser shock peening facility is fully operational in 2020, FRCE will be one of two sites in the world that will use laser technology to strengthen F-35 structural components. Construction of the $  more

North Carolina Unit Trains 20 in Mountain Flying
WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol issued the following news: By Maj. Clint Parker The art of aerial searching above mountainous terrain was the focus when the North Carolina Wing's Asheville Composite Squadron held its 13th Mountain Fury Clinic recently. Civil Air Patrol planes typically search from an altitude of 1,000 feet above ground level, so mountains can prove to be a challenge -- not only because of the variations in ground level but also because of   more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Engine Systems
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54236) involving Engine Systems, Rocky Mount, North Carolina: PART 21 - CRACKED SPRAY TIP ON EMD FUEL INJECTOR The following is a summary of information received from Engine Systems, INC (ESI) via facsimile: The basic component, a fuel injector, P/N 5229250, S/N R2200, was sent to ESI for failure analysis and the spray tip was found to have a through wall crack. Inspections determined the fue  more

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Air Traffic Control Tower Groundbreaking Ceremony
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, North Carolina, Aug. 20 -- The U.S. Air Force (4th Fighter Wing) issued the following news: By Victoria Boyton The 4th Fighter Wing held a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the new air traffic control tower and base operations complex, Aug. 15, 2019, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. The new complex will meet Department of Defense standards and control an estimated 110,000 fights annually. The ceremony included remarks from Col.  more

Team Seymour Explosive Ordnance Disposal Teams Up With U.S. Marines
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, North Carolina, Aug. 21 -- The U.S. Air Force (4th Fighter Wing) issued the following news: By Ken Boyton Working on bombs and explosives can be a nerve-racking task for anyone. To help ensure that they come out unscathed, explosive ordnance disposal technicians continuously train on various types of explosives. On August 14 and 15, 2019, EOD technicians from the 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, assigned to Camp Lejeune, North Carolin  more

U.S. Navy: New F-35 Modification Facility Brings Strategic Capability to Fleet Readiness Center East
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, North Carolina, Aug. 20 -- The U.S. Navy issued the following story: By Heather Wilburn A recently-completed facility will bring a new strategic capability to Fleet Readiness Center East (FRCE) and the F-35B Lightning aircraft line next year. When the new F-35 laser shock peening facility is fully operational in 2020, FRCE will be one of two sites in the world that will use laser technology to strengthen F-35 structural components. Construction of the $6  more

Western Carolina University to Receive $293,410 from Interior
WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's National Park Service announced that it intends to award a $293,410 cooperative agreement to the Western Carolina University of Cullowhee, North Carolina, for the assessment of the vulnerability of park roads, facilities, and historic structures to environmental change and natural hazards. The funding opportunity number is P19AS00510 (CFDA 15.945). For more information, contact John Bechtold, John_Bechtold@nps.gov.  more