G.I. Woodshop helps bring a little bit of home to troops overseas by shipping hobby and woodshop items to deployed service members. These tools are difficult to obtain in combat zones, and for troops to do something as simple as hanging a picture they have to search for a nail and a hammer (frequently a combat boot!).
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General Atomics Technologies Corporation Receives Army Contract for Operation and Sustainment Support
Herley Awarded a $4.7 Million Contract by the Navy for AN/ARA-63 Tactical Instrument Landing Systems for F/A-18E/F/G and E-2D Aircraft
BAE Systems will equip U.S. Army Stryker combat vehicles and M-1 Abrams tanks with thermal cameras so combat crews can "see" outside the vehicles while remaining inside. The company received a $45 million contract from General Dynamics to produce the camera systems.
TeleCommunication Systems Incorporated (TCS) has received an additional $5.6 million of funding from the U.S. Army to provide additional Secure Internet Protocol Router (SIPR) and Non-secure Internet Protocol Router (NIPR) Access Point (SNAP) Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT) Satellite Systems as well as an assortment of data packages, forward deployed spares and field service engineers. These systems will support ongoing operations in both Iraq and Afghanistan.
L-3 Communications' Communications Systems-East division has been awarded a contract by Bollinger Shipyards to provide the C4ISR system for the U.S. Coast Guard's Fast Response Cutter program. Under an initial two-year contract, the company will design and deliver the first production shipset and related training systems. This contract also includes options for an additional 33 shipsets that if exercised would result in an overall contract value in excess of $100 million.
Sentinels of Freedom awards scholarships to wounded veterans-but this money does not lead to a degree. Instead, the organization provides "life scholarships" in an effort to help the injured readjust to civilian life and their new physical challenges. Through donations of time, money, goods and scholarships, veterans receive housing, transportation and employment and education assistance.
Dust off those bikes, take them out of the garage and get rolling for a great cause! Face of America 2009 begins April 25 in Bethesda, Maryland, to raise awareness of service members injured in the line of duty. The 110-mile bike ride, which ends April 26 in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, also raises funds for World TEAM (The Exceptional Athlete Matters) Sports, an organization that strives to increase awareness, acceptance and integration of people with disabilities through sports.