Military News

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

MILITARY CONTRACTS December 2, 2009

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Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding, Inc., Pascagoula, Miss., is being awarded a letter contract with a not-to-exceed amount of $170,700,000 for long lead time material in support of the construction of DDG 113 under the DDG 51 Class destroyer program. This contract provides propulsion gas turbines, generators, controllable pitch propeller and other components to support construction of DDG 113. Work is anticipated to be performed in Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Alabama, Indiana, Louisiana., Mississippi, New York, Texas, Virginia and Washington. Work is expected to be completed by January 2013. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Sea Systems Command, Washington Navy Yard, D.C., is the contracting activity (N00024-10-C-2308).

Deloitte Consulting LLP, Arlington, Va., is being awarded a $28,163,676 modification to a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity multiple award contract (N00421-03-D-0014) to execute an award term for continued E-2/C-2 planning, program and financial services in support of the Navy and the government of Egypt under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed in Patuxent River, Md., and is expected to be completed in December 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Warfare Center Aircraft Division, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

Systems Engineering Associates Corp.*, Middletown, R.I., is being awarded a $24,394,707 indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for engineering services in support of the Undersea Warfare Combat Systems Department. Efforts will include applying the extensible markup language test data analysis tool technology to legacy C5I and weapon systems. The work under the contract will also include studies, research, development, analysis for system integration, customizing prototype to specific platform needs, test and evaluation, production buys, support, and training. Work will be performed in Middletown, R.I. (65 percent), and various government sites (35 percent). Work is expected to be completed by December 2014. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division, Newport, R.I., is the contracting activity (N66604-10-D-0205).

Science Applications International Corporation, San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a cost plus fixed-fee type contract with a Not-to-Exceed amount of $11,500,000 for non-personal professional engineering, technical and management support services in support of the Joint Technology Assessment Activity component of the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane. Work will be performed in Crane, Ind. (50 precent); Sullivan, Ind. (10 precent); Butlerville, Ind. (10 precent); Fort Walton Beach, Fla. (10 precent); Yuma, Ariz. (10 precent); and Mercury, Nev. (10 precent), and is expected to be completed by November 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was not competitively procured. The Naval Surface Warfare Center, Crane Division, Crane, Ind., is the contracting activity (N00164-10-C-JR01).

McDonnell Douglas Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Boeing Co., St. Louis, Mo., is being awarded a $9,518,720 order against a previously issued Basic Ordering Agreement (N00019-05-G-0026) for the necessary personnel, material and support to repair or replace damaged components of Kuwait F/A-18 aircraft tail number 421 for the government of Kuwait under the Foreign Military Sales program. Work will be performed at Ahmed Al Jaber Air Base, Kuwait, and is expected to be completed in December 2012. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md. is the contracting activity.

Pratt & Whitney Military Engines, East Hartford, Conn., is being awarded a $5,954,085 modification to a previously awarded firm-fixed-price contract (N00019-09-C-0083) to exercise an option for maintenance, logistics and engineering supplies and services for F100-PW-220/220E augmented turbofan engines, modules and serviceable parts for F-16A and F-16B aircraft based at Naval Strike and Air Warfare Center, Fallon, Nev. Work will be performed in San Antonio, Texas, and is expected to be completed in November 2010. Contract funds in the amount of $5,954,085 will expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Naval Air Systems Command, Patuxent River, Md., is the contracting activity.

EG&G Technical Services, Inc., Dumfries, Va., is being awarded $5,743,621 for task order #0087 under previously awarded contract (M67854-02-A-9011) This task order is issued for Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle support services. Technical support under this effort includes the support services to advance the use of technology to improve system performance and operations, achieve design-to-unit production cost objectives, and to define mature production and manufacturing processes. Work will be performed in Woodbridge, Va., and is expected to be completed in December 2010. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. The Marine Corps System Command, Quantico, Va., is the contracting activity.

Challenge Academy pays tribute to fallen friend

December 2, 2009 A United States Marine killed in action in Iraq, who had served on the cadre staff at the Wisconsin Challenge Academy at Fort McCoy, was honored at a flagpole and marker dedication ceremony at the Academy Dec. 1. "Sgt. Andy Stevens was a Marine dedicated to his country," Academy Director M.G. MacLaren told guests and the platoon of cadets at the ceremony, "and a charitable citizen to his community as he assumed the role of teacher and mentor for many young adolescents throughout the state of Wisconsin."

Faithful, honorable and charitable is how MacLaren said colleagues at the academy remembered Stevens.

MacLaren led the dedication ceremony at the Academy. The 25-foot flagpole and marker were donated by Stevens' parents, Allen Stevens and Kaye Olson and step-father John Olson and stepmother Deb Schroeder.

A flag detail of three cadets raised a new U.S. flag to full-staff, and then lowered the flag to halfstaff as part of the dedication. The four parents, with MacLaren's assistance, then removed a shroud from a memorial marker at the foot of the flagpole. The steel plate marker is etched with a photo of Stevens and the words "SGT Andy Stevens, USMC, KIA Fallujah, Iraq, Dec. 1, 2005."

"It is quite fitting this ceremony is held today, Dec. 1," MacLaren said. "For it was exactly four years ago today that, while on foot patrol with the 2nd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, near the city of Fallujah, in the province of al Anbar, Iraq, Sgt. Stevens' unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device and small-arms fire."

"Sgt. Stevens and nine other Marines died of injuries as the result of that enemy attack," MacLaren said.

Following Stevens' graduation from Tomah High School in 1995, he enlisted in the Marines. His life shifted to the Wisconsin Army National Guard's Challenge program at Fort McCoy, then back to the Marines, MacLaren said.

During Stevens' year between Marine Corps hitches, he served as a team leader with the Badger Challenge program for two summers and the Challenge Academy in between.

MacLaren, quoting one of Stevens' academy colleagues, said "he worked with me at Badger [Challenge] in 1999, and I remember how very well he worked with the kids, and I remember how he did it. He was one of the few staff there who understood the science behind what we did and how we did it.

"He always had a teaching point behind everything he did and made sure the kids knew the teaching point," the colleague wrote. "He was one of those team leaders who was firm, hard and fair, but he always made sure to come full-circle with the kids, ensuring they learned from every experience."

Stevens was born Aug. 18, 1976, in Tomah. He was a decorated scout sniper and infantry squad leader. He is buried in Highland Cemetery, Menomonie, Wis.

Attending the ceremony at Fort McCoy were Brig. Gen. Mark Anderson, deputy adjutant general for Army; Brig. Gen. (retired) Andy Schuster; Col. (retired) Larry Olson, executive assistant to the adjutant general; State Command Sgt. Maj. George Stopper; and Pastor Bill Rice of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Tomah where Stevens was a member.

Schuster was the Badger Challenge director when Stevens was on the staff. Olson has agency oversight for the National Guard Challenge program.

Army Announces Force Structure Actions

The Army announced today the decision to relocate the Translator/Interpreter Military Occupation Specialty (09L) Advanced Individual Training (AIT) Course from Fort Jackson, S.C. to the proponent school at the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, Fort Huachuca, Ariz. Seven positions associated with the training will transfer from Fort Jackson to Fort Huachuca, and six civilian positions assigned to the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center at Presidio of Monterey, Calif., will also relocate. Implementation of these changes is expected to be completed in January 2010.

The 09L course provides soldiers technical training required to function as military entry-level interpreters/translators. The course will expand the skills of a proficient linguist to assist in cross-cultural communications that may be necessary in tactical, operational, or strategic missions. Relocating the course to Fort Huachuca will achieve efficiencies and synergy in the generating force through training of similar occupational specialties while saving resources as the 09L specialty and force structure matures.

Point of contact for this notification is Lt. Col. Lee Packnett, (703) 614-2487, Office of the Chief of the Public Affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Army.