Posts Tagged ‘military’

Cochran seeking commitment from DHS for data center consolidation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) is seeking confirmation that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is committed to programs that promote cost savings while still meeting the nation’s domestic security needs — specifically pointing to the data center consolidation project at Stennis Space Center and advanced funding for U.S. Coast Guard ship […] [...]

Keesler hospital earns energy-efficiency award from EPA

BILOXI — Keesler Medical Center has earned its second consecutive Environmental Protection Agency Energy Star Award. Brig. Gen. (Dr.) Kory Cornum, 81st Medical Group commander, presented the 2013 award to facility manager Michael Chatham, 81st Medical Support Squadron, during a recent executive staff meeting. The general commended Chatham’s foresight during reconstruction of the facility following […] [...]

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 […] [...]

Lawmakers back plan to shift personnel to Seabee base

U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and U.S. Rep. Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), are supporting a U.S. Navy plan to station additional personnel at the Naval Construction Battalion Center Gulfport this year. The Navy has informed the Mississippi lawmakers of its intent to relocate the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 14 (NMCB) to Gulfport, […] [...]

DoD awards $14M contract to Aurora Flight Sciences

COLUMBUS  — U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran says the Department of Defense has awarded a $14-million competitive contract to Aurora Flight Sciences in Columbus to assist in the development of a new aircraft for the Department of Defense. In a news release, Cochran’s office said Saturday that the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency awarded the contract […] [...]

Northrop Grumman begins production of five NATO drones

MOSS POINT — Northrop Grumman Corp. has started work on five drones to be delivered to NATO. Jim Edge, with NATO’s Alliance Ground Surveillance Management Agency, and other leaders were on hand yesterday at Northrop’s Unmanned Systems Center in Moss Point for the start of production on the first drone. The Mississippi Press reports that […] [...]

Defense awards $3M contract to Camgian Microsystems

STARKVILLE — Camgian Microsystems Corporation has received a $3-million contract award from the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) as part of its Rapid Innovation Fund (RIF) program. The award, the company’s second RIF program award, will fund advancements to Camgian’s low-power, networked sensor technologies and support integration with the Army’s Standard Ground Station (SGS) and […] [...]

County hires consultant to look at land use around air base

COLUMBUS — Lowndes County will hire a consultant to make sure maps defining land use of property around Columbus Air Force Base are up to date. The board of supervisor will accept proposals from planners through Nov. 29. The Commercial Dispatch reports that the joint land use study was completed earlier this year. The study […] [...]

Florida forcing all National Guard families to get IDs at federal bases

by Published: November 8,2013

Tags: Business, Florida, military, Mississippi

Like Mississippi, Florida has a ban on recognizing gay marriages. But unlike Mississippi, its National Guard has found a way out of the spousal benefits pickle the ban presents. The rub, however, is that Florida’s solution may get the state off the hook with the Pentagon but is certain to stir anger throughout the ranks. […] [...]

Miss. NG chief bucks Pentagon with refusal to recognize same sex marriages

by Published: November 8,2013

Tags: BRACC, Business, military, Mississippi

Mississippi’s top Army National Guard officer, Maj. Gen. Augustus “Leon” Collins, is caught between Mississippi’s refusal to recognize gay marriage and the insistence of the Pentagon that Mississippi issue official ID cards to the same-sex spouses of Air and Army National Guard members. At this point, Mississippi Adjutant General Collins is sticking with the position […] [...]

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