Posts Tagged ‘Army’

Army Corps chooses Lynniese Cosey-Mayfield

by For the MBJ Published: February 7,2014

Tags: Army, Business, Mississippi, Newsmakers

The U. S. Army Corps of Engineers Vicksburg District has selected Lynniese Cosey-Mayfield as chief of the Contracting Office. Cosey-Mayfield has over 26 years of extensive contracting experience, which included previous positions with the Aviation Systems Command in St. Louis, Mo., the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration, both in Washington, […] [...]

Merchants Co. lands $12.3M military contract

HATTIESBURG — The Merchants Co. of Hattiesburg has been awarded to provide food and beverage services to the U.S. military. The contact, awarded through the Defense Logistics Agency, has a maximum value of $12.3 million. The company will provide services to the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard and Air National Guard. Merchants […] [...]

Ex-brigadier general, lawmaker Melancon dies at 68

BROOHAVEN — Steven L. Melancon, a retired brigadier general in the Mississippi Army National Guard and a former state lawmaker, has died at the age of 68. Officials with Riverwood Family Funeral Service say Melancon died Friday at his home in Brookhaven. Services are 10 a.m. tomorrow at First United Methodist Church in Brookhaven. He […] [...]

Former brigadier general, state lawmaker Melancon dies at 68

BROOHAVEN — Steven L. Melancon, a retired brigadier general in the Mississippi Army National Guard and a former state lawmaker, has died at the age of 68. Officials with Riverwood Family Funeral Service say Melancon died Friday at his home in Brookhaven. Services are 10 a.m. tomorrow at First United Methodist Church in Brookhaven. He […] [...]

MSU signs agreement with Army on unmanned aircraft research

STARKVILLE — Mississippi State University is opening a new chapter in its research of unmanned aerial systems. Officials from the land-grant institution were at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Ala., yesterday for a memorandum of understanding signing with the U.S. Army’s Project Manager for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (PM UAS). The agreement will foster collaboration between PM […] [...]

Military officials to show off new training facility

by Associated Press Published: January 22,2013

Tags: Army, defense, facility, grand opening, helicopter, infantry, military, soldier, tank, train, training, troop

FORREST COUNTY — Camp Shelby is scheduled to unveil Thursday new high-tech trainings areas for urban combat maneuvers and operations. The $10.5-million Combined Arms Collective Training Facility features 35 buildings on 14 acres equipped with 193 cameras, 30 Human Urban Terrain targets, 15 Stationary Infantry Targets and On-Screen “After-Action Review” capabilities. The fully automated Live-Fire […] [...]

After much delay, Army facility holds grand opening

by Associated Press Published: November 7,2011

Tags: Army, construction, defense, federal government, military

TUPELO — It was a long-awaited ceremony in Tupelo when state, local and military dignitaries attended the grand opening of a $30-million Army Aviation Support Facility. The facility will be used by the Mississippi Army National Guard for aircraft maintenance and training. U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker said the facility — one of four in the […] [...]

West Point plant awarded $191M in new contracts

by Associated Press Published: May 5,2010

Tags: Army, Marine Corps, Mine Resistant Ambush Protected, Navistar, West Point

WEST POINT – West Point’s Navistar plant has been awarded $191 million in contracts to provide new medium tactical vehicles and enhancements to its mine resistant ambush protected vehicles in use in Afghanistan. The contracts encompass two separate orders to begin delivery in October. One contract, $103 million from the Marine Corps, is for enhancement […] [...]

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