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KBR Test Pilot Named 2018 USMC Contractor Tester of the Year

KBR Test Pilot Named 2018 USMC Contractor Tester of the Year

KBR, Inc. (NYSE: KBR) announced that the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) has named KBR employee Dale Feddersen the 2018 United States Marine Corps Contractor Tester of the Year. Feddersen was presented the award at the 34th Annual National Test and Evaluation Conference in Fort Walton Beach, Florida held May 13 – 15, 2019. Feddersen… Read more »

Source: KBR, 03-Jun-19

Korean Air to deliver maintenance services for US Navy’s CH-53 helicopters

Korean Air to deliver maintenance services for US Navy’s CH-53 helicopters

The US Navy has selected Korean Air as the sole provider of depot-level maintenance services for its CH-53 heavy-lift helicopters. See Full Story

Source: naval-technology, 29-May-15

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Sikorsky redesigns CH-53K main gear box

Sikorsky redesigns CH-53K main gear box

A failure in the main gear box of the US Marine Corps’ (USMC’s) developmental Sikorsky CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter has prompted the need for redesign of that component as the Corps presses ahead to replace its troubled and ageing CH-53Es, US Navy (USN) and USMC officials said on 14 April. See Full Story

Source: IHS, 17-Apr-15

Osprey Fleet Reaches 250,000 Flight Hours

Osprey Fleet Reaches 250,000 Flight Hours

Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. company (NYSE: TXT), announced today the revolutionary Bell Boeing V-22 fleet of tiltrotor aircraft has recently passed the 250,000 flight hour milestone. To download video and images of the V-22, visit the Bell Helicopter media kit, or the Defense Video and Image Distribution System website. The V-22 Osprey has been… Read more »

Source: Bell, 12-Dec-14

15th Marine Expeditionary Unit to train in Los Angeles

15th Marine Expeditionary Unit to train in Los Angeles

Marines and Sailors from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit will be training at several locations in downtown and metro Los Angeles from Dec. 5-16 to prepare the unit for its deployment to the Western Pacific and Middle East next spring. Additionally, the MEU will train at numerous training locations throughout California, Nevada, and Arizona. The… Read more »

Source: USMC, 08-Dec-14

VMX-22 receives new commanding officer

VMX-22 receives new commanding officer

Col. Michael R. Orr relinquished command of Marine Operational Test and Evaluation Squadron 22 to Col. Robert L. Rauenhorst in a change of command ceremony held at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training hangar aboard Marine Corps Air Station New River, June 27. Orr, who led the “Argonauts” from July 2012 to June 2014,… Read more »

Source: US Marine Corps, 03-Jul-14

USMC aviation commemorative coins proposed

USMC aviation commemorative coins proposed

Legislation has been proposed in the United States House of Representatives that would authorize the United States Mint to strike up to 100,000 $10 gold coins in 2015 honoring the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Marine Corps Aviation.

Source: Coin News, 02-Jun-11