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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 imaging and electronic signals sensors ...

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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 the squadron for deactivation this ...

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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 of finance and planning for ...

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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 March. Col. Jim Sears, the ...

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Cumbaa dies at 96

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 to Greenville in 1951 to ...

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Keesler preparing to open clinic

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, the linear accelerator (linac), was ...

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L-3 Vertex to support contract

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 additional logistic support and maintenance ...

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