Afghanistan, Air Force, Annoucements, Death of Armed Forces Soldier in Combat, Department of Defense (DoD), Kabul

DoD Identifies Air Force Casualties

IMG_4065

DoD Identifies Air Force Casualties
Press Operations

Release No: NR-396-15
October 13, 2015

The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of two airmen who were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. They died Oct. 11 in the crash of a British Puma Mk2 helicopter in Kabul, Afghanistan. The cause of the accident is currently under investigation.

Killed were:

Maj. Phyllis J. Pelky, 45, of Rio Rancho, New Mexico. She was assigned to the U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado. For more information, media may contact the U.S. Air Force Academy Public Affairs Office at 719-333-7731.

Master Sgt. Gregory T. Kuhse, 38, of Kalamazoo, Michigan. He was assigned to the 3rd Manpower Requirements Squadron at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois. For more information, media may contact the 375th Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs Office at 618-256-4241.

Air Force, Annoucements, Branch of Service, Department of Defense (DoD), Europe, Geographical Regions, US Military

NATO program develops tactical leaders

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

Bookmark and Share

NATO program develops tactical leaders
10/09/2015 10:00 AM CDT

151006-F-FS906-004.jpg
Fighter pilots from seven allied countries, including the United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Czech Republic, Greece, Poland and Italy, completed the NATO Tactical Leadership Programme, Oct. 9, in Albacete, Spain.

Six F-15C Eagles and more than 100 personnel from the 48th Fighter Wing at Royal Air Force Lakenheath, England, contributed to the program.

“I think it’s important for our graduates to be well versed in the capabilities of NATO partners,” said U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. John Stratton, 493rd Fighter Squadron commander. “For us to remain ‘Forward, Ready, Now!’ it requires the entire team to be efficient in deploying, executing the mission and redeploying to any location at any time.”
more…

Air Force, Annoucements, Asia, Branch of Service, Death of Armed Forces Soldier in Combat, Defense & Military Briefs, Geographical Regions, Military Operations, Operation Inherent Resolve

DoD Identifiess Air Force Casualty in Operation Inherent Resolve – Death Under Investigation

Note: This photo has not been identified as the dceased. (Photo Provided by U.S. Airforce)
Release No: NR-125-15
April 14, 2015

 

 

DoD Identifies Air Force Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of an airman who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve.

Tech. Sgt. Anthony E. Salazar, 40, of Hermosa Beach, California, died April 13, at an air base in southwest Asia in a non-combat related incident. The incident is under investigation.

He was assigned to the 577th Expeditionary Prime Base Engineer Emergency Force Squadron, 1st Expeditionary Civil Engineer Group, U.S. Air Forces Central Command.

Col. Edward Sholtis, a spokesman for U.S. Air Forces Central Command told Air Force Times Salazar was a mechanical systems repairman, whose job was to ensure facility operations at an air base in the Gulf region that is supporting operations against Islamic State militants.

For more information, media may contact the 452nd Air Mobility Wing Public Affairs Office at 951-655-4138.

 

Africa, Air Force, Annoucements, Army, Asia, Asia-Pacific, Congress, Defense & Military Briefs, Europe, Geographical Regions, Iraq, Islamic State, Marines, Middle East, Navy, US Military Veterans, Yemen

Defense Early Bird Briefs – April 14, 2015

Welcome to Defense and Military Times” all new Early Bird Brief, the mos comprehensive roundup of national and international headlines compiled by the world’s largest independent newsroom covering the global defense industry and military affairs. Please share your thoughts direectly with Early Bird Editor Oriana Pawlyk: opawlyk@militarytimes.com.

Today’s Top 5
    Iraqi leader arrives in Washington at turning point in ISIL battle
(Politico) Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is visiting Washington Tuesday at a crucial moment in the war against the Islamic State. 
 
    Putin Lifts Ban on Russian Missile Sales to Iran
(New York Times) President Vladimir Putin on Monday approved the delivery of a sophisticated air defense missile system to Iran, potentially complicating negotiations on Tehran’s nuclear program and further straining ties with Washington. 
 
    VA whistleblowers allege continued attacks, failures
(Military Times) Last July, when Dr. Christian Head testified before Congress about improper record keeping at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Health Care system, he also detailed what department whistleblowers typically face when they speak out: isolation, defamation, and aggressive attacks. 
 
    The sequestration monster myth
(Politico) Defense Secretary Ash Carter warns that sequestration will make the nation “less secure.” Sen. John McCain says it will set the military “on a far more dangerous course.” And Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey says it will prompt “a dramatic change in how we protect our nation.” There’s just one problem: The sequestration monster lurking around the corner isn’t really coming. 
 
    Best for Vets: Employers 2015 rankings are out

(Military Times) With the unemployment rate for the latest generation of veterans routinely running below 7 percent, companies across all industries have realized how vets can boost bottom lines – and they’re fighting to bring people like you onboard. 


 

Continue reading

Air Force, Army, Dept. of Defense Contract Awards, Navy

Contracts Awarded by the Department of Defense – April 7, 2015

No: CR-064-15
April 07, 2015

CONTRACTS

 

ARMY

 

Rockwell Collins Inc., Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded a $494,999,925 order dependent contract for software and system development and integration onto the CH-47, MH-47, MH-6, MH/UH/HH/VH-60, VH-3, MH-65 and all their variants, including potential foreign military sales requirements. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of April 2020. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-15-D-0016).
 

Dynamic Aviation Group,* Bridgewater, Virginia, was awarded a $39,218,969 firm-fixed-price contract to purchase of six DHC 8-315 aircraft from de Havilland Canada in the Saturn Arch and Desert Owl configuration. Work will be performed in Bridgewater, Virginia, with an estimated completion date of July 17, 2015. Bids were solicited via the Internet with one received. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $39,218,969 are being obligated at the time of the award. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity (W58RGZ-15-C-0040).

Rockwell Collins, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was awarded an $8,093,754 modification (P0001) to contract W58RGZ-15-D-0016 Common Avionics Architecture System (CAAS) Software Maintenance for the CH-47F platform. Fiscal 2014 other procurement funds in the amount of $8,093,754 were obligated at the time of the award. Estimated completion date is April 2, 2017. Work will be performed Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Army Contracting Command, Redstone Arsenal, Alabama, is the contracting activity.
 

Continue reading

Air Force, Army, Branch of Service, Department of Defense (DoD), Dept. of Defense Contract Awards, Navy

Contracts Awarded by the Department of Defense – April 6, 2015

No: CR-063-15 
April 06, 2015 

CONTRACTS

 

ARMY

 

Environmental Rail Solutions, Inc.,* Shrewsbury, New Jersey (W912-DR-15-D-0008); Aleut World Solutions, LLC,* Anchorage, Alaska (W912-DR-15-D-0007); Penguin Logistics LLC,* d/b/a MHF Services, Wexford, Pennsylvania (W912-DR-15-D-0005); Pika International, Inc.,* Stafford, Texas (W912-DR-15-D-0006) were awarded a $225,000,000 firm-fixed-price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award task order contract with options to transport and dispose of varying types of radiological waste. Funding and work location will be determined with each order with an estimated completion date of March 30, 2025. Bids were solicited via the internet with four received. Army Corps of Engineers, Baltimore, Maryland
 the contracting activity.
 

Continue reading