Saturday - January 25, 2020
Federal Tipoffs Involving North Carolina Newsletter for Sunday October 27, 2019 ( 16 items )  

'Corpsmen Up!' Hauled Away the Spoils of War for the Second Year in a Row
CHERRY POINT, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- The U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point issued the following news: The Navy Health Clinic team left a community of Marines in its wake to the win the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) Tug-of-War Tournament Oct. 18, 2019. The community of service members put its arms, legs and hearts into the tug-of-war tournament, which is hosted annually to raise awareness about how the CFC provides opportunities for people to donate to more than 20,000 nonprofit   more

Cape Lookout Lighthouse Celebrates 160 Years With Free Climbs
HARKERS ISLAND, North Carolina, Oct. 25 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior's Cape Lookout National Seashore issued the following news release: Cape Lookout National Seashore announces a free day of lighthouse climbing on November 1, 2019, in commemoration of the 160th Anniversary of the iconic Crystal Coast beacon. A Historic Look Back... On the evening of November 1, 1859, Lighthouse Keeper, John Royal, climbed the 216 steps to the lantern carrying a 5-gallon container of whale oil. Care  more

DOD: General Officer Assignments
WASHINGTON, Oct. 24 -- The U.S. Department of Defense issued the following news release: The chief of staff of the Army announces the assignment of the following general officers: Maj. Gen. John W. Brennan Jr., deputy commander, Joint Special Operations Command, U.S. Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to commanding general, 1st Special Forces Command (Airborne), Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Maj. Gen. Michael R. Fenzel, military assistant to the Special Envoy to Afghanistan  more

Getting Smarter: Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Enhances Its Emotional Intelligence
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, North Carolina, Oct. 24 -- The U.S. Air Force (4th Fighter Wing) issued the following news: A young lady sat in the back of the small auditorium with her eyes fixated toward the front of the room. She could feel every member in the room glaring at her. Each wondering how she would answer the question that was presented to her just moments before. After her brief reflection, she took a deep breath and answered. "Wanted," she said calmly. "When I think of the bes  more

Marine Corps: Breaking the Interactive Customer Evaluation
CHERRY POINT, North Carolina, Oct. 25 -- The U.S. Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point issued the following news: Introducing the new series: "Breaking the ICE," where Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point leaders take a moment to address Interactive Customer Evaluation (ICE) system comments from the community. In this episode, MCAS Cherry Point Commanding Officer, Col. Mikel Huber, and MCAS Cherry Point Installation Sergeant Major, Sgt. Maj. Paul McElearney, go on-location and respond to com  more

Minuteman ROTC Scholarship Campaign Underway
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina, Oct. 24 -- The U.S. Army Reserve Officers' Training Corps issued the following story: United States Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (Airborne) has six Army Reserve Minuteman Scholarships remaining to award this year. Army Reserve Soldiers and those planning to enlist can help pay for college through the Guaranteed Reserve Force Duty Scholarship Minuteman Campaign. It provides college students with an ROTC scholarship and eventual commission a  more

N.C. U.S. Attorney: Ambulance Company Manager, Biller Guilty to $4.7 Million Fraud Upon Medicare, Humana to Aggravated Identity Theft
RALEIGH, North Carolina, Oct. 25 -- 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, PAMELA DEWITT BABB, 49, of Mt. Olive, and DAVON TERRELL HENDERSON, 32, of Greenville, NC, pleaded guilty to a Criminal Information charging BABB and HENDERSON with Conspiracy to Commit Health Care Fraud, and Aggravated Identity Theft. United States Attorney R  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Charlotte Mecklenburg
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54336) involving Charlotte Mecklenburg, Charlotte, North Carolina: AGREEMENT STATE REPORT - MEDICAL EVENT The following is the summary of an email received from the state of North Carolina: A patient was scheduled for an intravascular brachytherapy treatment on 10/16/2019. The treatment utilized a Novoste transfer device with an Sr-90 source. The prescribed dose for the treatment was 23.0 Gy,  more

NRC Receives Event Notification Involving Engine Systems
WASHINGTON, Oct. 25 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following event notification (No. 54350) involving Engine Systems, Rocky Mount, North Carolina: PART 21 - EMD FUEL INJECTORS SEIZED PLUNGER AND BUSHING The following is a summary of information that was received via facsimile: Engine Systems, Inc. (ESI) was notified by a nuclear customer that three of 20 recently installed fuel injectors seized after a short amount of engine run time. Examination of the plunger and bushing (P  more

President Donald J. Trump Announces Appointment of Individuals to Be Members of President's Council of Advisors on Science, Technology
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy issued the following news release: Today, President Donald J. Trump announced the appointment of the following individuals to be Members of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology: Catherine P. Bessant of North Carolina Dario Gil of New York Sharon Hrynkow of Virginia H. Fisk Johnson of Wisconsin Attiganal Sreeram of Michigan Shane Wall of Oregon K. Birgitta Whaley of California  more

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Emphasizes Combat Search and Rescue in Razor Talon
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, North Carolina, Oct. 18 -- The U.S. Air Force (4th Fighter Wing) issued the following news: The 4th Fighter Wing hosted a joint service exercise known as Razor Talon, Oct. 11, 2019. The monthly exercise acts as a pivotal training mechanism for new aircrew members to practice interoperability from their home station. It also provides integral mission commander upgrade training, as well as a low-cost, large force training opportunity for Joint East Coast tactical   more

Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Hosts Comprehensive Airman Fitness Day: Strengthens Resilience
SEYMOUR JOHNSON AIR FORCE BASE, North Carolina, Oct. 22 -- The U.S. Air Force (4th Fighter Wing) issued the following news: Team Seymour held a Comprehensive Airman Fitness Day, Oct. 18, 2019, at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, North Carolina. Airmen from the 4th Fighter Wing participated in a formation run and held several events across the installation to focus on the four pillars of CAF. CAF encompasses the aspects of their health, which includes mental, spiritual, physical and emotional h  more

Smithsonian and the U.S. Army Sign Historic Agreement to Train the Next Generation of Monuments Men and Women
WASHINGTON, Oct. 22 -- The Smithsonian Institution issued the following news release: The Smithsonian Cultural Rescue Initiative (SCRI) and the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command (USACAPOC) based at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, announced an agreement to train and support U.S. military personnel working to protect cultural property during armed conflict. The new personnel will continue the legacy of the World War II Monuments Men and Women--a group of curators, architect  more

U.S. Army Recruiting Command Soldier Recieves Expert Soldier Badge
FORT BRAGG, North Carolina, Oct. 21 -- The U.S. Army Recruiting Command issued the following news: A Special Operations Recruiting Battalion Soldier received the Expert Soldier Badge during the Association of the United States Army Eisenhower Awards Luncheon held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Oct. 14. Staff Sgt. Anthony Lodiong and the ten others who successfully completed the trial phase of the ESB are the first Soldiers to receive this award. "It was the   more

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Finds Granite Falls, North Carolina, Restaurant Violated Federal Wage and Child Labor Laws
GRANITE FALLS, North Carolina, Oct. 24 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued the following news release: After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Granite Falls Seafood Inc. - operating as Captain's Galley Seafood Restaurant - will pay $21,974 in back wages and liquidated damages to eight employees for violating minimum wage and overtime requirements of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The employer also paid a civil pena  more

U.S. Department of Labor Investigation Results in North Carolina Healthcare Agency Paying $90,640 in Back Wages and Damages to Employees
WILMINGTON, North Carolina, Oct. 21 -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division issued the following news release: After an investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division (WHD), Care Providers of Wilmington Inc. - a healthcare agency based in Wilmington, North Carolina - has paid $90,640 in back wages and liquidated damages to 21 employees for violating minimum wage, overtime and recordkeeping violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). WHD investiga  more