Homefront Help: AdoptAPlatoon

October 21, 2010
By Rita Boland
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AdoptAPlatoon allows organizations to adopt units of troops to send them packages and letters. But the effort goes much further, including: adoptions of military members by individuals or groups; a pen-pal option; one-time support opportunities; support for special operations forces; and holiday and special campaigns.

Devereaux Promoted, Assigned to Air Force HQ Post

October 19, 2010
By Henry Kenyon

Brig. Gen. Richard T. Devereaux, USAF, has been selected for promotion to major general and assignment as director, operational planning, policy and strategy, deputy chief of staff, operations, plans and requirements, Headquarters U.S. Air Force, Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

Cool App-titude: Apps4Africa

October 19, 2010
By Rachel Eisenhower

The Apps4Africa competition hosted by the U.S. State Department challenged innovators in Africa to find 21st century solutions to everyday issues, and a panel of judges recently selected the winning apps.

Helyx Receives United Kingdom Military Contract for Geospatial Intelligence Capability

October 18, 2010
By George Seffers

Helyx SIS Limited has been selected by the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence to help define requirements for, and support delivery of the Future Deployable Geospatial Intelligence (FDG) capability. The Future Deployable Geospatial Intelligence Capability will provide an underpinning component of Network Enabled Capacity, supporting shared situational awareness and the decision support process. The aim of the project is to rationalize and upgrade the current geospatial intelligence capability to meet the projected range of military activities and intelligence requirements, including its closer integration into the wider defence intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance infrastructure. The project will provide enhanced geospatial intelligence capability to support operations in the land, air and maritime domains.

Lockheed Receives $97 Million Modification for Aegis Weapon System

October 18, 2010
By George Seffers

Lockheed Martin Mission Systems and Sensors, Moorestown, New Jersey, is being awarded a nearly $97 million contract modification for production of the DDG 113 Aegis weapon system, including a multi-mission signal processor; an additional multi-mission signal processor for the Surface Combat System Center on Wallops Island, Virginia; DDG 114-115 advanced procurement efforts; and associated technical services. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington, D.C., is the contracting activity.