Posts Tagged ‘U.S. Air Force’

Northrop Grumman lands $354M Air Force contract for Global Hawks

MOSS POINT  — The U.S. Air Force has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation a $354 million primarily firm-fixed-price contract to expand their RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft system (UAS) fleet by three aircraft. Global Hawk operates multiple sensors simultaneously to gather intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) data. The new aircraft are Multi-INT models that carry sophisticated […] [...]

Congressional delegation applauds Air Force’s decision on Keesler, but not satisfied

BILOXI — U.S. Sens. Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) and Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) along with Congressman Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), are welcoming a U.S. Air Force decision to rescind personnel restrictions on the 815th Tactical Airlift Squadron at Keesler Air Force Base, and have indicated their continuing commitment to demand that the Air Force justify its targeting of […] [...]

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 […] [...]

DMR gets new executives as investigation continues

BILOXI — The Mississippi Department of Marine Resources has hired two new executives. Director Jamie Miller says in a news release today that 42-year-old Bill Feidt, of Pascagoula, will become chief financial officer, and 60-year-old Brig. Gen. Joe Spraggins, of Gulfport, will become chief operating officer. They start work Tuesday. Feidt has previously been director […] [...]

Columbus AFB runway reopens after $32M improvement project

COLUMBUS — Columbus Air Force Base has reopened its 12,000-foot long center runway. The $32-million project involved replacing 10,000 feet of old runway with a 10-inch thick, 200-foot wide concrete surface. The runway was built in 1959. CAFB officials say less than 20 percent pavement life remained on the asphalt surface before construction began in […] [...]

Air Force delays plans to shift aircraft from Keesler

BILOXI — Air Force Reserve Command headquarters has announced a delay of plans to move 10 C-130Js from Keesler Air Force Base to Pope Airfield, N.C. Keesler officials said in a news release yesterday received by the Sun Herald the movement of planes from 815th and 345th airlift squadrons was scheduled for Oct. 1, but […] [...]

Cumbaa dies at 96

by Published: March 22,2013

Tags: military, Noel Cumbaa, U.S. Air Force

Retired Air Force Col. Noel Cumbaa, who flew combat missions in World War II and was commander of the Air Force Base in Greenville where pilots were trained for the Korean War, has died. He was 96. Cumbaa, a native of Girard, Ala., flew B-17 combat missions from Britain during World War II. He moved […] [...]

Criminal charges filed in Evans real estate fraud case

Charles H. Evans Jr. and his brother Chris Evans have each been charged with two felonies by the U.S. District Attorney. On Dec. 16 the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Mississippi charged each of the brothers with conspiracy to commit money laundering and bank fraud. The punishment for bank fraud is a fine […] [...]

Keesler preparing to open clinic

by Published: February 9,2010

Tags: air base, healthcare, military, U.S. Air Force

BILOXI — The staff of Keesler Medical Center’s new radiation oncology clinic is gearing up to begin treating patients in March, according Maj. (Dr.) Clayton Chen, 81st Medical Operations Squadron chief of radiation oncology. Plans are already underway for a formal ribbon-cutting for the new facility in the near future. The heart of the clinic, […] [...]

L-3 Vertex to support contract

by Published: October 12,2009

Tags: Alenia North America, Madison, U.S. Air Force

MADISON — Alenia North America, a subsidiary of Alenia Aeronautica and part of the Finmeccanica Group, has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to provide logistic support and maintenance in Afghanistan for the C-27/G.222 aircraft currently being delivered for the Afghanistan National Army Air Corps (ANAAC). The $7-million contract provides for […] [...]

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