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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

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New York Guard Readies for New Year's Eve

By Eric Durr
Special to American Forces Press Service

Dec. 31, 2008 - As New Yorkers and visitors gear up today for New Year's Eve celebrations, the citizen soldiers and airmen of the New York National Guard are ready to support
homeland security missions throughout the state, officials said. At the direction of Gov. David Paterson, members of the New York Army and Air National Guard will conduct additional security missions and stand ready to respond to local civil authorities if an emergency occurs.

In New York City, National Guard soldiers and airmen will conduct increased security operations at Penn Station, the Port Authority Trans-Hudson terminal and at LaGuardia and Kennedy airports in coordination with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

The National Guard's 2nd Civil Support Team, a full-time, rapid-response element that detects chemical, biological or radiological hazards, also will provide a detachment in Manhattan to support the New York Police Department. The 22-man detachment, based at the Scotia Air National Guard Base near Schenectady, N.Y., has worked with
New York City police for counterterrorism support operations since the unit's formation in 2000, state officials said.

At the New York National Guard headquarters in Latham, N.Y., staff representatives from New York state's military forces will operate the National Guard's joint operations center. This command and control node provides links to the New York State Emergency Management Office and New York State Office of
homeland security.

The New York National Guard also will provide liaison officers to New York's emergency management office and the
New York City police.

(Eric Durr serves with the New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs.)

Face of Defense: Mother, Daughter Enlist in Army Reserve

By Al Laxamana
Special to American Forces Press Service

Dec. 31, 2008 - Like many high school seniors, Megan Schlotthauer wasn't sure what she wanted to do after graduation. Her grades weren't the best, and college is expensive. Searching for a purpose, the 17-year-old decided to explore her options in the
Army Reserve.

"I was looking at the community colleges, and thought I would go there," she said. "Then I was talking to some people I know who are in the
Navy Reserve, and some friends who have been in the military, and I thought that's what I wanted to do."

She presented the idea to her mother, Lisa Altoon, who wasn't receptive to the notion of her cheerleader daughter joining the
Army.

"I was dead set against it from the beginning," she said.

Altoon, like many parents, was concerned about the possibility of Megan deploying to a combat zone. That is, until she met her daughter's recruiter,
Army Sgt. 1st Class Jessica Dean of the Fremont, Calif., recruiting station. Dean proved to be a persuasive recruiter.

After learning about the
Army Reserve, Altoon, a postal carrier in Fremont, decided that she, too, would become a soldier. Until recently, someone her age with no prior service would have been too old to enlist. Since the Army increased its maximum age to 42 in 2006, however, the door was wide open for the 39-year-old.

Mother and daughter enlisted in the same military occupational specialty -- computer information specialist -- and were assigned to the same unit, the 351st
Civil Affairs Command in Mountain View, Calif.

Though Altoon originally was skeptical about her daughter joining, she said being in the same Reserve unit has its advantages.

"I'm a mom," she said. "This will give me a chance to protect her and keep an eye on her."

Altoon began basic training at Fort Jackson, S.C., in October, followed by advanced individual training at Fort Gordon, Ga., to train as a
computer specialist. Schlotthauer leaves for Fort Jackson in August.

Both soldiers said they're aware they might be deployed in support of the global war on terrorism, but insist they'll be ready if that time comes.

"Honestly, if I'm meant to go to Iraq, I'll go to Iraq," Schlotthauer said.

Her mother, and now her fellow soldier, agreed. "If it's meant for me to go, then that's what's going to happen," Altoon said.

(Al Laxamana serves in the Fresno Recruiting Battalion.)

MILITARY CONTRACTS December 31, 2008

DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY

Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis. is being awarded a maximum $1,121,351,999 firm fixed price, indefinite delivery, sole source contract for heavy and medium
Tactical trucks support. There are no other locations of performance. Using services are All DoD and civilian agencies. There were originally two proposals solicited with one response. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is December 31, 2009. The contracting activity is the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC), Columbus, Ohio (SPM7LX-09-D-9008).

Lockheed Martin Services, Inc., Gaithersburg, Md. is being awarded a maximum $24,430,213 firm fixed price, sole source, time material contract for operational sustainment, maintenance and development of Civilian Personnel Management System-Defense Civilian Personnel Data System (DCPDS). Other location of performance is Texas. Using services are
Army, Navy, Air Force and Federal Civilian Agencies. The original proposal was solicited with one response. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is December 31, 2009. The contracting activity is the Defense Supply Center Philadelphia (DSCP), Philadelphia, Pa. (SP4700-05-C-0020).

Friction Product Co., Medina, Ohio is being awarded a maximum $9,985,600 fixed price with economic price adjustment contract for HMMWV brake parts. There are no other locations of performance. Using service is
Army. There were originally three quotes received with three responses. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is November 11, 2009. The contracting activity is the Defense Supply Center Columbus (DSCC), Columbus, Ohio (SPM7L3-08-M-2351).

Air Liquide Industrial U.S.L.P. Houston, Texas is being awarded a minimum $9,515,116 firm fixed price contract for production of liquid nitrogen and related ancillary services. Other locations of performance are California and Colorado. Using services are
Army, Air Force, federal civilian agencies and defense contractors. The original proposal was solicited on FedBizOps with five responses. Contract funds will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The date of performance completion is September 30, 2013. The contracting activity is the Defense Energy Support Center (DESC), Lackland AFB, Texas (SP0600-09-D-1515).


Army

Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control – Dallas, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded on Dec 29, 2008 a $371,641,040 firm/fixed/price contract for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Full Rate Production IV – initial contract award; 3780 unitary and 4782 RRPRs GMLRS rockets. Work is to be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas; East Camden, Ark.; and Orlando, Fla., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 22, 2009. One bid was solicited and one bid received. U.S.
Army Aviation & Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-08-C-0001).

AM General, LLC, South Bend, Ind., was awarded on Dec. 30, 2008 a $252,202,191 firm/fixed/price contract to add 1,698 EA High Mobility Multi-Purpose Wheeled Vehicles to contract. Work will be performed in Mishawaka, Ind., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 31, 2009. One bid was solicited and one bid received. Tank and Automotive Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (DAAE07-01-C-S001).

PAE Government Services, Los Angeles, CA., was awarded on Dec. 28, 2008 a $60,000,000 firm/fixed/price contract to support the maintenance of the Afghan National
Army for class IX parts. Work will be performed in Afghanistan with an esti mated completion date of Dec. 31, 2010. One bid was solicited and one bid received. Joint Contracting Command-Iraq/Afghanistan, Kabul Regional Contracting Center, Kabul, Afghanistan is the contracting activity (W91B4M-08-C-0009).

Lockheed Martin Corp., Missiles and Fire Control – Dallas, Grand Prairie, Texas, was awarded on Dec. 29, 2008 a $52,483,900 firm/fixed/price contract for Guided Multiple Launch Rocket System Full Rate Production III – option exercise; UAE DPICM 43 rocket pods. Work is to be performed in Grand Prairie, Texas; East Camden, Ark.; and Orlando, Fla., with an estimated completion date of Oct 31, 2011. One bid was solicited and one bid received. U.S.
Army Aviation & Missile Command, Redstone Arsenal is the contracting activity (W31P4Q-08-C-0021).

Au Authum Ki, Inc., Chandler, Ariz., was awarded on Dec. 30, 2008 a $17,254,694 firm/fixed/price contract for a task order against a Multiple Award Task Order Contract (MATOC) in support of the Center of Standardization for dining facilities with the primary focus of this task order will be work at Fort Bliss, Texas. The work will include design/build dining facilities and all supporting elements. The scope of this contract shall be design and construct two Infantry Brigade Combat Team
Army standard dining facilities, to include furniture and Government Furnished Government Installed Equipment. Work will be performed at Fort Bliss, Texas with an estimated completion date of Dec 31, 2010. Three bids were solicited with three bids received. U.S. Army Engineer District, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (W91236-08-D-0067).

Alutiiq International Solutions, LLC, Huntsville, Ala., was awarded on Dec. 30, 2008 a $14,459,422 firm/fixed/price contract for a design-build project for 46,992 gross square foot addition to the northwest end of Building 4200 located at Fort Lee, Va. It also includes site demolition, site grading and preparation, site utilities and improvements. Work will be performed at Fort Lee, Va., with an estimated completion date of Aug 30, 2010. Sixty-Two bids were solicited with twelve bids received. U.S.
Army Engineer District, Norfolk, Va., is the contracting activity (W91236-09-C-0016).

Oshkosh Corp., Oshkosh, Wis., was awarded on Dec. 30, 2008 a $7,209,948 firm/fixed/price contract for engines, transmissions, and transfer cases (multiple national stock numbers with quantities listed below) for the A4 model 'Heavy Expanded Mobility
Tactical Truck' (HEMTT) as a result of solicitation W56HZV-08-R-0811. NSN: 2815-01-562-6787, basic quantity of 100 each with 100% option; NSN: 2520-01-562-6793, basic quantity of 100 each with 100% option, NSN: 2520-01-563-6518, basic quantity of 50 each with 100% option. Work will be performed in Oshkosh, Wis., with an estimated completion date of Dec. 17, 2009. Bids were solicited by Sole Source Noble Eagle with one bid received. Tank and Automotive Command, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity (W56HZV-09-C-0208).

Air Force

The
Air Force is modifying a contract with the Boeing Aerospace Operations Inc, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma $48,225,480. This contractor logistics support/umbrella engineering services support provides sustaining and non-recurring engineering services to support research and development, aircraft modifications, aircraft maintenance and technical services for Boeing commercial derivative military use aircraft. At this time, $11,551,273.33 has been obligated. 727 ACSG/PKA, Tinker AFB, Oklahoma is the contracting activity (FA810607-07-C-0001-P00040).

The
Air Force is modifying a firm-fixed price contract with Lockheed Martin Corp., Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Ft. Worth, Texas for $9,877,310. This is an F-16 provisioned items order procurement for the following spares: a) 21 combined interrogator transponder, Advanced Identification Friend or Foe System b) beam forming network, Advanced Identification Friend of Foe System. OO-ALC/448 SCMG/PKAB, Hill AFB, Utah is the contracting activity (FA8206-07-C-0001-PM0497).

The
Air Force awarded a firm-fixed price contract to MacAulay-Brown, Inc., Dayton, Ohio for $9,800,000. This will authorize senior consulting and specialized technical support for archival, corporate development, air and weapons division, space and missile division, base realignment and closure, systems engineering, program management, test, organizational process analysis and process improvements, and strategic planning and transformation division. At this time, $1,169,700 has been obligated. ASC/AQZCA, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio is the contracting activity (FA8622-09-D-8000).

The
Air Force is modifying a firm-fixed price contract to General Electric Global Research, Niskayuna, New York for $6,091,612. The contract provides for research and development in the area of space electronic components and responsive systems elements. At this time, $50,000 has been obligated. AFRL/RVKE, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio is the contracting activity (FA9453-09-V-0305).