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[January 16, 2013]


(Officer, The Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Northrop Grumman Produces Advanced Targeting Pods for U.S. Air Force Northrop Grumman has received a $71.5 million order from the U.S. Air Force to begin full-rate production of LITENING SE advanced targeting pods and spares for the Advanced Targeting Pod-Sensor Enhancement program. The LITENING SE pylonmounted targeting pod can produce infrared and visible imagery of both airborne and ground targets, enabling pilots to detect, acquire, auto-track, and identify targets for accurate delivery of both conventional and precision-guided weapons. The pod provides laser ranging and designation to support weapon delivery, navigational functions, and recording and data-linking of generated imagery and data. Technology advancements deliver more accurate target identification and location at longer ranges than previous generations of LITENING targeting pod systems while reducing pilot workload.

Raytheon Gives Grant to Student Veterans of America Raytheon and Student Veterans of America (SVA) have joined forces to help student veterans attain their higher education goals as they transition from active military services to civilian life. Raytheon presented SVA with a $50,000 grant on Veterans Day. The company's partnership with SVA will provide support, mentoring, career guidance, and opportunities to service members pursuing higher-education degrees. The SVA program sponsorship includes establishment of the SVA-Raytheon STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) Scholarship; support for the Leadership Institute Series, which provides training to SVA chapter leaders aimed at improving peer support for student veterans; and launch of the Student Veteran Outcomes Project, an effort to track the graduation rates of student veterans on campuses nationwide.

The Boeing Company is the world's largest aerospace company, with leading products and services in commercial and military aircraft and space and communications. Boeing military products include fighters, bombers, tankers, transports, and helicopters, along with missiles, homeland security, advanced information, communications, and space systems. Military aerospace support also provides maintenance and upgrades to all these systems. Boeing products are in use in 145 countries, ( Boeing Programs Receive Top Honors from Aviation Week Boeing has received Aviation Week & Space Technology Program Excellence Awards for program management and leadership of three defense and commercial satellite programs. The Reconfigurable Transportable Consolidated Automated Support System (RTCASS), developed for the U.S. Marine Corps, was recognized for deploying 132 systems that met all logistics requirements. The 702 Medium Power commercial satellite program was recognized for its management, teamwork, and innovation, and for delivering the first system to Intelsat in an industry-record 29 months. The V-22 Osprey tiltrotor program, with Bell Helicopter, was recognized for improving fleet readiness, reliability, and affordability thanks to a team that keeps aircraft flyable; maintains the right parts; and improves maintenance efficiency and component reliability.

Lockheed Martin Receives Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award Lockheed Martin's Missiles and Fire Control business unit was chosen by the U.S. Department of Commerce as a 2012 recipient of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award for performance excellence. The award recognizes American companies for their achievements in leadership, strategic planning, customer relations, measurement and analysis, workforce and operations focus, and results. Lockheed Martin Missiles and Fire Control designs, develops, and produces advanced combat, missile, rocket, and ground vehicle systems for the United States and allied nations. The company is Lockheed Martin's lead business for research, development, and production of electro-optical and smart munitions systems, and is also a leader in technologies related to millimeter wave radar, image and signal processing, advanced materials, electronic packaging, and large-system integration.

Northrop Grumman Corporation supports the Air Force Reserve with state-of-the-art products such as LITENING AT for precision targeting on the F-16, A-10, and B-52; APN-241 radars for the C-130s; V-9 radars for the F-16s; Large Aircraft Infrared Countermeasures for the C-130s, C-5s, and C-17s; and Joint Threat Emitters for Training. Northrop Grumman. ..defining the future! ( PenFed (Pentagon Federal Credit Union) offers a suite of award-winning financial products including mortgages, credit cards, automobile loans, checking/savings accounts, and other personal loans. PenFed has become best known for its low rates and innovative financial products. PenFed serves more than 1 million members, and its core membership includes Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Navy, Coast Guard, and their family members, and countless other military and defense organizations, (www. Raytheon Company is a technology leader specializing in defense, homeland security, and other government markets throughout the world. With a history of innovation spanning 90 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, and other capabilities in the areas of sensing; effects; and command, control, communications, and intelligence systems, as well as mission support services. With headquarters in Waltham, Mass., Raytheon employs 73,000 people worldwide. ( Booz Allen Hamilton, a global strategy and technology consulting firm, works with clients to deliver results that endure. Booz Allen provides services to major international corporations and government clients around the world. Functional areas of expertise include strategy, organization and change leadership, operations, information technology, and technology management. ( Daimler Trucks North America provides a full line of Freightliner and Western Star transportation to the U.S. government: military trucks, AAFES vehicles, and GSA medium- and heavy-duty trucks. DTNA currently provides the M915A5 6x4 line haul tractor, the M916A3 6x6 light equipment transporter, and the M917A2 6x6 20T dump truck to the U.S. Army. ( Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Co., a business area of Lockheed Martin, is a leader in the design, research and development, systems integration, production, and support of advanced military aircraft and related technologies. Its customers include the military services of the United States and allied countries throughout the world. Products include the F-16, F-22, F-117, C-5, C-130 & 1301, P-3, S-3, and U-2. ( Delta Dental of California has partnered with DoD since 1998 to administer the Tricare Retiree Dental Program (TRDP). The TRDP is the only voluntary group dental benefits plan authorized by the U.S. government for uniformed services retirees and their families, including gray-area retirees. The TRDP provides comprehensive coverage to more than 1.1 million enrollees worldwide, ( Oshkosh Defense, a division of Oshkosh Corporation, is an industry-leading global designer and manufacturer of tactical military trucks and armored wheeled vehicles, delivering a full product line of conventional and hybrid vehicles, advanced armor options, proprietary suspensions, and vehicles with payloads that can exceed 70 tons, ( TriWest Healthcare Alliance partners with the Department of Defense (DoD) to provide access to cost-effective, high-quality health care for 2.8 million members of America's military family in the 21 -state Tricare West Region. TriWest is the largest DoD contractor based in Arizona and has more than 1,900 employees - about half of whom are military dependents or veterans. ( A2W - Advocacy to Win - is a team of thirdparty advocacy experts who have worked on successful legislative and regulatory fights in Washington, D.C., and all 50 states. The A2W team has had success in supporting the B-2 stealth bomber, National Missile Defense and the Stryker armored personnel vehicle and other programs with effective, thirdparty advocacy. We are proud to support ROA. ( DRS Technologies, headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., is a leading supplier of integrated products, services, and support to military forces, intelligence agencies, and prime contractors worldwide. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of Finmeccanica S.p.A., which employs more than 73,000 people worldwide. ( Humana Military Healthcare Services is a Department of Defense (DoD) contractor for the administration of the Tricare program in the South Region of the United States and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Humana Military's mission is to work collaboratively with its DoD partners in the delivery of high-quality, cost-effective, accessible health care services to the military population Humana serves. ( For more than a decade, Logistics Management Resources Inc. has provided award-winning, cost-effective services to all areas of automated logistics support services. LMR, an employeeand veteran-owned small business, provides logistics management support services to DoD and all Army components with expertise in maintenance, supply, transportation, deployment, aviation logistics, materiel readiness, and training development, ( BY JEANNE KOUHESTANI · ASSOCIATE EDITOR (c) 2013 Reserve Officers Association

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