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Federal Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday September 01, 2019 ( 16 items )  

$12 Million Funding Available for Addressing Unmet Local Health Care Needs in Eight States
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 -- The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Health Resources and Services Administration announced that it expects to award up to 12 discretionary grants for the development of integrated health care networks to address unmet local health care needs in Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri and Tennessee. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $12 million with a ceiling of $56,604 for each award in the program. Th  more

Air University Press Releases Fall 2019 Edition of Strategic Studies Quarterly
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, Aug. 29 -- The U.S. Air Force (42nd Air Base Wing) issued the following news: Air University Press released the fall 2019 edition of Strategic Studies Quarterly, available online at www.airuniversity.af.edu/SSQ/. In this issue: * The SSQ editor argues why de-escalation is bad policy. * Keith Payne, president of the National Institute for Public Policy, presents the realism versus idealism debate on deterrence and disarmament. * Scholars John Schuessler and J  more

Ala. U.S. Attorney: Couple Sentenced in Child Exploitation Case
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Aug. 29 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, Jay E. Town, issued the following news release: A federal judge yesterday sentenced a Prattville man and a Shelby County woman on child exploitation charges, announced Northern District of Alabama United States Attorney Jay E. Town, Middle District of Alabama United States Attorney Louis V. Franklin, Sr., and Homeland Security Investigations Special Agent in Charge for Alabama Nick S. Annan. United States D  more

Army Committed to Developing Capable Civilian Workforce
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, Aug. 27 -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command issued the following news: By Kari Hawkins When employers talk about providing opportunities for workforce professional growth, the response from their employees is often: "Show me the commitment." Investing in its workforce is exactly what the Army has done. Professional growth and career development are high on the priority list for Army civilians, with a host of training opportunities coordinated through the Army's Caree  more

Army Security Assistance Command: Stovell Brothers Keep Family Tradition of Army Service
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, Aug. 27 -- The U.S. Army Security Assistance Command issued the following news: By Richard Bumgardner In 2018 when Sgt. 1st Class Davin Stovell saw a job posted on the Army's Tour of Duty website, he knew it was tailor fit, not only for himself, but also for his two brothers, Staff Sgts. Daryl and Daniel Stovell. Wanted: Military instructors within a Training and Advising Detachment for a Security Cooperation Organization working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA)  more

Army Space and Missile Defense Command, Team Redstone Hosts Women's Equality Day
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, Aug. 28 -- The Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command issued the following news: By Jason Cutshaw Redstone Arsenal votes "Yes" for a successful Women's Equality Day. The U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and Team Redstone welcomed Julie Schumacher, president and CEO of KODA Technologies, Inc., and former deputy to the SMDC commander, as the guest speaker during the Team Redstone Women's Equality Day observance at the Bob Jones  more

Building Safe Command Climate Combats Sexual Assault in Workplace
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, Aug. 26 -- The U.S. Army Materiel Command issued the following news: By Kari Hawkins From a professional perspective, Gen. Gus Perna, commander of the Army Materiel Command, knows confident and happy employees who work in a safe environment where they are treated with dignity and respect are more dedicated to their jobs and more committed to the mission. From an Army perspective, Perna is convinced a safe working environment builds unit cohesiveness, contributes to   more

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Private Pilot Scholarship Program Changing Face of U.S. Aviation
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, Aug. 29 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: In 2018, almost half of all newly licensed female pilots between the ages of 17 and 19 were graduates of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Flight Academy. This year, 150 cadets each received a scholarship from the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Scholarship Program to attend one of 11 universities across the country for an intensive eight-week program, and 45% of the class was female or   more

Chief of Staff of the Air Force Private Pilot Scholarship Program Changing Face of U.S. Aviation
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, Aug. 29 -- The U.S. Air Force (42nd Air Base Wing) issued the following news: In 2018, almost half of all newly licensed female pilots between the ages of 17 and 19 were graduates of the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps Flight Academy. This year, 150 cadets each received a scholarship from the Chief of Staff of the Air Force Scholarship Program to attend one of 11 universities across the country for an intensive eight-week program, and 45 percen  more

Corps of Engineers: West Point Lake Closures for Army Training Exercise
MOBILE, Alabama, Aug. 26 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at West Point Lake will close several of its areas to public access Thursday, Aug. 29, 2019, to host Soldiers from U.S. Army's 3rd Battalion at Fort Benning, Georgia to conduct an Army training exercise. "We are always happy to support our men and women in uniform and welcome them to West Point Lake," said David Barr, supervisory park ranger at West Point Project. T  more

From Fitness Guru to Beauty Queen, Army Officer Crushes Goals While Helping Others
FORT MEADE, Maryland, Aug. 23 -- The Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command issued the following news: By Sean Kimmons As a young girl, Angie DiMattia knew softball would be her way out of an impoverished life. Growing up, she lived with her parents and shared a room with her older sister inside a crammed 500-square-foot mobile home in Phenix City, Alabama. "I remember stray animals coming into the house from the holes in the floor," said Angie, now a first lieu  more

Graduate School Faculty Receive Academic Promotion
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, Aug. 27 -- The U.S. Air Force Air Education and Training Command issued the following news: The Air Force Institute of Technology's Graduate School of Engineering and Management completed the academic year 2018-19 promotion and tenure (P&T) cycle. Six faculty members underwent a rigorous evaluation of their teaching, scholarship and service resulting in a promotion in academic rank. Cumulatively, the six faculty members have more than 552 publications, advised m  more

Maxwell Air Force Base: Graduate School Faculty Receive Academic Promotion
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, Aug. 27 -- The U.S. Air Force (42nd Air Base Wing) issued the following news: The Air Force Institute of Technology's Graduate School of Engineering and Management completed the academic year 2018-19 promotion and tenure (P&T) cycle. Six faculty members underwent a rigorous evaluation of their teaching, scholarship and service resulting in a promotion in academic rank. Cumulatively, the six faculty members have more than 552 publications, advised more than 173 A  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Nucor Steel of Tuscaloosa
WASHINGTON, Aug. 27 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54228) involving Nucor Steel of Tuscaloosa, Tuscaloosa, Alabama: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - DAMAGED GAUGE LOCKING MECHANISM The following report was received via fax: "On August 19, 2019, an Environmental Engineer for Nucor Steel of Tuscaloosa, Alabama notified the Office of Radiation Control [Agency] that a gauge stored in a caster mechanism had a loss of containment and damaged the locking me  more

PSA: Rabies Present in Wildlife Near Lake Lanier
MOBILE, Alabama, Aug. 27 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers issued the following news release: The Georgia Department of Public Health recently detected the rabies virus among wildlife in Forsyth County, Georgia near U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District's Lake Lanier Project. A raccoon in the area of Sweetwater Drive and Buford Dam Road tested positive for rabies. USACE Mobile District encourages anyone visiting recreation areas at Lake Lanier, and other Corps sites, to always exercis  more

Wash. U.S. Attorney: Physicians, Cardiac Center Agree to Pay More Than $1.1M to Resolve Allegations That They Received Kickbacks
SEATTLE, Washington, Aug. 27 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Washington, Attorney Brian T. Moran, issued the following news release: Three doctors and one medical practice entered into settlements with the U.S. Department of Justice to resolve allegations that they referred patients for genetic testing in exchange for kickbacks from a Seattle-area testing company, announced U.S. Attorney Brian T. Moran. The physicians, Dr. Gregory Sampognaro of Monroe, Louisiana, Dr. Warren Str  more