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Federal Tipoffs Involving Alabama Newsletter for Sunday October 06, 2019 ( 21 items )  

$600,000 Available in Cooperative Agreement for Bay Watershed Education, Training in Five States
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Marine Fisheries Service announced that it expects to award up to seven cooperative agreements for Gulf of Mexico bay watershed education and training in Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana and Texas. The estimated total program funding available was cited as $600,000 with a ceiling of $150,000 for each award in the program. The agency said the grant was associated with a) environment, b) natural resources and c) science an  more

Air Force Global Strike Command Commander Presents Awards to Officer Training School 'Godzilla' Class 19-07
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Air Force (42nd Air Base Wing) issued the following news: Members from Air University's Officer Training School's "Godzilla" class 19-07 received various awards from the Air Force Global Strike Command commander, Gen. Tim Ray, during a ceremony Sept. 26, 2019, here. Among the awards presented were the top graduates from both Detachment 12 and the 24th Training Squadron to 2nd Lts. Dylan Russel and Timothy Dijone, respectively. The recipients   more

Air Force Global Strike Command Commander Presents Awards to Officer Training School 'Godzilla' Class 19-07
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, Oct. 3 -- Air University issued the following news: Members from Air University's Officer Training School's "Godzilla" class 19-07 received various awards from the Air Force Global Strike Command commander, Gen. Tim Ray, during a ceremony Sept. 26, 2019, here. Among the awards presented were the top graduates from both Detachment 12 and the 24th Training Squadron to 2nd Lts. Dylan Russel and Timothy Dijone, respectively. The recipients earned these distinctions  more

Air Force Global Strike Command Commander Presents Awards to OTS 'Godzilla' Class 19-07
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Air Force Global Strike Command issued the following news: Members from Air University's Officer Training School's "Godzilla" class 19-07 received various awards from the Air Force Global Strike Command commander, Gen. Tim Ray, during a ceremony Sept. 26, 2019, here. Among the awards presented were the top graduates from both Detachment 12 and the 24th Training Squadron to 2nd Lts. Dylan Russel and Timothy Dijone, respectively. The recipients  more

Air University Press Releases Updated The Command of the Air
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, Oct. 3 -- Air University issued the following news: Air University Press releases the 2019 updated edition of the airpower classic The Command of the Air by Giulio Douhet. Twentieth century Italian Gen. Giulio Douhet has influenced generations with his theories on airpower and air force development. The book collects Douhet's separate writings The Command of the Air, The Probable Aspects of the War of the Future, Recapitulation and The War of 19- into one volu  more

Ala. U.S. Attorney: Former Assisted Living Facility Employee Accused of Embezzling From Assisted Living Facility Resident
BIRMINGHAM, Alabama, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Alabama, Jay E. Town, issued the following news release: A four-count information filed today in U.S. District Court charges a former Oak Landing Assisted Living Facility employee with embezzling money and assets from a former resident at Oak Landing, announced U.S. Attorney Jay E. Town, Special Agent in Charge Patrick M. Davis, United States Secret Service, Special Agent in Charge Rod Owens, Social Security Administr  more

Civil Air Patrol to Provide IT Training to Keesler AFB Technical School Graduates
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, Sept. 26 -- The U.S. Air Force issued the following news: Civil Air Patrol is embarking on another innovative partnership with the U.S. Air Force, one that will provide critical information technology training to recent Air Force technical school graduates. A memorandum of understanding between the Air Force and its auxiliary was signed earlier this month by the CAP national commander, Maj. Gen. Mark Smith and Rich Aldridge, CEO and program executive officer fo  more

Dallas County Man Found Guilty of Possession of a Firearm After Felony Conviction
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 -- The U.S. Department of Justice's Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives issued the following news release: United States Attorney Richard W. Moore of the Southern District of Alabama announced that Jarriet Rascoe, a 32 year old resident of Selma, Alabama was found guilty of possession of a firearm after conviction of a felony. The trial was held on September 6, 2019. The evidence produced at trial showed that on February 7, 2019, Rascoe knew he was a felon  more

Department of Defense Education Activity Americas School Selected as 2019 Blue Ribbon School
PEACHTREE CITY, Georgia, Oct. 4 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Education Activity issued the following news release: A Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas School was recognized recently by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School. Maxwell AFB Elementary/Middle School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama is one of the 362 National Blue Ribbon Schools recognized across the nation, and one of the three DoDEA schools recog  more

Federal Reserve Board Issues Enforcement Action With Former Employee of Regions Bank
WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 -- The Federal Reserve issued the following news release: The Federal Reserve Board on Tuesday announced the execution of the enforcement action listed below: Consent prohibition against Timothy McMillian, former employee of Regions Bank, Birmingham, Alabama, for using confidential customer account information for personal gain. Additional enforcement actions can be searched for here. (https://www.federalreserve.gov/apps/enforcementactions/search.aspx) For media inquiries,  more

First Sergeant Academy Transfer Positions Air University's Eaker Center as Go-To Source for Leadership Development
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, Oct. 3 -- The U.S. Air Force's 42nd Air Base Wing issued the following news: An Air University center has firmly established itself as the go-to source for comprehensive Air Force-wide leadership education with the acquisition of a senior enlisted development program. The U.S. Air Force First Sergeant Academy transferred to the Ira C. Eaker Center for Leadership Development from the Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education effective Oct. 1, 2019. Realign  more

First Sergeant Academy Transfer Positions Air University's Eaker Center as Go-To Source for Leadership Development
MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE, Alabama, Oct. 3 -- Air University issued the following news: An Air University center has firmly established itself as the go-to source for comprehensive Air Force-wide leadership education with the acquisition of a senior enlisted development program. The U.S. Air Force First Sergeant Academy transferred to the Ira C. Eaker Center for Leadership Development from the Thomas N. Barnes Center for Enlisted Education effective Oct. 1, 2019. Realigning the Academy under the  more

Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation Issues Order on Juul Labs, Inc., Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued the following order: In Re: Juul Labs, Inc., Marketing, Sales Practices, and Products Liability Litigation Transfer Order Before the Panel: Common defendant Juul Labs, Inc. (JLI) moves under 28 U.S.C. Section 1407 to centralize this litigation in the Northern District of California or the District of New Jersey. The litigation consists of the ten actions listed on the attached Schedule A, five in the Northern District  more

Mission and Installation Contracting Command Contracts Underpin Army Readiness Efforts
REDSTONE ARSENAL, Alabama, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Army Contracting Command issued the following news: Contracting professionals from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command executed contract actions in support of Army commands, installations and activities across the country through the final hours of Sept. 30 culminating a government fiscal year committed to optimizing mission partner readiness. The MICC executed a combined 29,540 contract actions valued at $5,408,301,169 while also admi  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Browns Ferry Power Reactor in Alabama
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54300) involving the Browns Ferry power reactor in Alabama: 60-DAY OPTIONAL TELEPHONIC NOTIFICATION DUE TO AN INVALID ACTUATION OF A CONTAINMENT ISOLATION SIGNAL "This 60-day telephone notification is being made per the reporting requirements specified by 10 CFR 50.73(a)(2)(iv)(A) and 10 CFR 50.73(a)(1) to describe an invalid actuation of a general containment isolation signal affecting more th  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Browns Ferry Power Reactor in Alabama
WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54302) involving the Browns Ferry power reactor in Alabama: AUTOMATIC REACTOR SCRAM DURING REACTOR STARTUP "On 10/1/2019 at 0307 CDT, Unit 2 was conducting a normal reactor startup and received a valid Reactor Protection System (RPS) scram. The reactor was critical in MODE 2 at the Point of Adding Heat. Operators began withdrawing Source Range Monitor (SRM) Instrumentation per procedure. When t  more

Secretary of Commerce Approves Disaster Declarations for American Fishing Communities
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce issued the following news release: Today, Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced his determination that commercial fishery failures occurred for multiple fisheries between 2017 and 2019 in Alaska, California, Georgia, and South Carolina, while further finding that a catastrophic regional fishery disaster occurred for Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama due to extreme flooding events in the Gulf of Mexico. "Fishing is the cornerstone   more

Three DODEA Schools Selected as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools
ALEXANDRIA, Virginia, Oct. 1 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Education Activity issued the following news release: Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Schools were recognized recently by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools. AFNORTH Middle/High School in Brunssum, the Netherlands; Maxwell AFB Elementary/Middle School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Maxwell, Alabama; and Vicenza High School in Vicenza, Italy, are among the National Blu  more

Tyndall Air Force Base: It's Never Too Early for Risk Management
TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Florida, Oct. 4 -- The U.S. Air Force (325th Fighter Wing) issued the following news: For Tech. Sgt. Jack Tucker, 325th Fighter Wing occupational safety manager, risk management has been a priority in both his personal and professional life due to an experience he had as a teenager growing up in central Alabama. In the summer of 1987, when Tucker was 15 years old, he nearly drowned in the Cahaba River. "The river was suffering the full impact of a drought that lasted f  more

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Port Authority Sign Mobile Harbor Design Agreement
MOBILE, Alabama, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Mobile District issued the following news release: Col. Sebastien P. Joly, commander of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District, and James Lyons, director and chief executive officer of the Alabama State Port Authority, signed the Design Agreement Oct. 2, 2019, at the Port of Mobile, which begins the design phase for improvements to the Mobile Harbor, Alabama Project. "Signing of the Pre-Construction, Engineering and Design Agree  more

U.S. Department of Labor Cites Petroleum Refiner and Contractor After Fatality at Alabama Facility
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama, Oct. 2 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued the following news release: The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has cited Turner Specialty Services LLC and Hunt Refining Co. for safety violations after an employee suffered a fatal injury at a refining facility in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The two companies collectively face $106,080 in penalties. The employee asphyxiated when he lost a  more