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General Atomics to Upgrade Remote Split Operations Network

March 20, 2014

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc., Poway, Calif., has been awarded a $57,528,900 delivery order (0061) to an existing contract (FA8620-10-G-3038) to accomplish the tasks necessary to fabricate, deliver and/or provide hardware, software, and documentation to support the tasks necessary to upgrade and modify the remote split operations (RSO) network to support internet protocols data standards. This acquisition is for the procurement of 234 Ground Control Station kits, seven containerized dual control segment kits, 25 Squadron Operations Center (SOC) low density kits, five Creech SOC low density kits, six Creech SOC high density kits, 24 relay kits, 71 relay circuit to packet kits, three Creech wide-area network kits, one Cannon WAN kit, 26 WAN LD kits, two Cannon SOC kits, 17 relay rack kits, ten network management kits, and related spares and support equipment. Air Force Life Cycle Management Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio, is the contracting activity.

Scytl Names Elwell a General Manager

Scytl, Tampa, Florida, has named Branden Elwell as general manager for North America.

Short Assigned to 57th Wing

Col. Christopher M. Short, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as commander, 57th Wing, Air Combat Command, Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.

Martin Assigned to Army's Combined Arms Center

Brig. Gen. Joseph M. Martin, USA, has been assigned as deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Combined Arms Center, U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.

Lundy Assigned to Aviation Center of Excellence

Brig. Gen. Michael D. Lundy, USA, has been assigned as commanding general, Aviation Center of Excellence and Fort Rucker, Alabama.

Aerojet Rocketdyne Names Evans a VP

Aerojet Rocketdyne, Sacramento, California, has named Tyler Evans as vice president of the "Rocket Shop” Defense Advanced Programs unit.

Givens Assigned to Air Force Office of Special Investigations

Col. Keith M. Givens, USAF, has been selected for the grade of brigadier general and assigned as commander, Air Force Office of Special Investigations, Office of the Inspector General, Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, Quantico, Virginia.

Hort Assigned to U.S. Army Europe

Brig. Gen. John H. Hort, USA, has been assigned as deputy chief of staff, G-3, U.S. Army Europe and Seventh Army, Germany.

Red Cross App Promotes Earthquake Preparedness

March 18, 2014
By Rachel Lilly

The earthquake that hit Los Angeles this week gave many on the West Coast a rude awakening. The free Earthquake app by the American Red Cross provides step-by-step instructions for what to do before, during and after an earthquake, even if the power is out or you don't have data connectivity.

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