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Raytheon Chesapeake Depot reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP)

RICHMOND, Va., June 3, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Raytheon Chesapeake Depot in Chesapeake, Virginia has been reapproved as a Virginia STAR Worksite under the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry’s Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).

We Are G.A.M.E. Alum Haley Jones Graduates from the U.S. Air Force Academy

TORRANCE, Calif., May 18, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On May 25, 2022, Haley Jones, one of the most distinguished We Are G.A.M.E. (Getting Athletes Mentoring and Education) alumna, graduates from the U.S. Air Force Academy (AFA), concluding her storied collegiate basketball career.

By Light Awarded $2M Army National Guard Contract

MCLEAN, Va., May 12, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Army National Guard awarded a $2M follow-on contract to By Light Professional IT Services LLC (By Light) and its teaming partner Warhorse Training Solutions. Under this contract, By Light will provide 44 additional Recruiting Experiences to attract and educate young men and women about critical Military Occupational Specialties (MOS).

Freedom Makers Rebrands to Include Virtual Services in Name and Logo

SAN ANTONIO, Texas, May 6, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Freedom Makers, a leading military spouse virtual assistant services agency, has announced that it will begin operating under a new name – Freedom Makers Virtual Services (FMVS). This name change goes into effect immediately and better reflects the company’s comprehensive service offerings. A fresh new logo accompanies the name change too.

WaveLink, Inc. Awarded $46B EWAAC Contract for Analytics to benefit the Air Force and Eglin AFB

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. and VALPARAISO, Fla., April 21, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — WaveLink, Inc., a woman-owned small business based in Huntsville, Alabama, has been awarded a $46 billion contract from the U.S. Air Force. Specializing in Aviation and Missile Defense programs, WaveLink, Inc. will perform work related to digital and model-based systems engineering, agile processes, open systems architecture, weapons, and enterprise analytics to benefit the Air Force and Eglin AFB.

Aviation and Aerospace Career Day on the USS Hornet Museum

ALAMEDA, Calif., April 15, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — USS Hornet Museum announces Aviation and Aerospace Career Day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday May 7, 2022. Hear from leaders in these industries about the exciting career opportunities available! We will have booths where businesses will share information and answer any questions you have about careers with them. There will also be stage presentations and panels about careers in Aviation and Aerospace.

Cole Engineering awarded $957M Cyber Training Contract

ORLANDO, Fla., Jan. 4, 2022 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI), a By Light Company, has been awarded the Cyber Training, Readiness, Integration, Delivery and Enterprise Technology (Cyber TRIDENT) $957M Indefinite Delivery/Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract. The Cyber TRIDENT contract is utilized by Department of Defense (DoD) organizations and other non-DoD agencies that have related cyber training needs.

FSO Awarded $31.2M EWOCS Task Order – ACS, By Light JV Supports Operation of World’s Only Combined Space Operations Center (CSpOC)

FAIRFAX, Va., Dec. 7, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Full Spectrum Operations, LLC (FSO), an SBA-approved, Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture (JV) between American Communications Solutions LLC (ACS), and By Light Professional IT Services LLC (By Light), has been awarded a $31.2M task order under the USAF – Eastern Western Operational Communication Services (EWOCS) Single Award IDIQ.

1st Edge Wins $9.7M Space and Missile Defense Command SBIR Contract to Research and Develop AI Solutions

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Nov. 30, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 1st Edge, a leader in designing solutions using Artificial Intelligence and new technologies, was awarded a $9.7M Small Business Innovative Research Phase III contract to Artificial Intelligence solutions for the U.S. Army. This contract, issued by the Space and Missile Defense Command (SMDC), is a continuation of 1st Edge’s proprietary Pragmatic Artificial Intelligence and New Technology (PAINT) program, currently impacting multiple army programs.

1st Edge Wins Advanced Technology International (ATI) OTA Contract to Develop Artificial Intelligence (AI) Solutions for US Army

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., Oct. 5, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — 1st Edge, a leader in designing pragmatic solutions using Artificial Intelligence and new technologies, announced the win of a $46M Other Transaction Authority (OTA) contract to develop Artificial Intelligence solutions for the US Army. The contract continues an effort named Pragmatic Artificial Intelligence and New Technology (PAINT).

Cole Engineering awarded $179M OTA by U.S. Army

ORLANDO, Fla., June 23, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI), a By Light Company, has been awarded a $179M Other Transaction Authority (OTA) agreement to serve as the core software enabler for the Synthetic Training Environment (STE) Training Simulation Software / Training Management Tool (TSS/TMT).

NSC Awards Cole Engineering Team $31M OTA

MCLEAN, Va., June 15, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Cole Engineering Services, Inc. (CESI) a By Light Company, has been awarded a $31.3M contract by the National Spectrum Consortium (NSC) for the Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) 5G Network Enhancements Prototype Other Transaction Agreement (OTA).

ViewTech Borescopes Exhibiting at MRO Americas April 27-29 at Booth 1501

ORLANDO, Fla. and TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., April 22, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ViewTech Borescopes announced they are returning to exhibit for the ninth time during MRO Americas 2021 and will be located at booth #1501. With MRO Americas live event being held at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida from April 27-29, this year’s in-person event will be co-located with the Military Aviation Logistics & Maintenance Symposium (MALMS).

American Freedom Foundation Launches ‘Your Next Mission’ – A New Initiative Supporting Our Veterans

NASHVILLE, Tenn., April 13, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The American Freedom Foundation announces Your Next Mission™– a new initiative supporting our Veterans, transitioning service members, and military spouses as they transition from military to civilian life. The goal of Your Next Mission™ is to help our Veterans write the next chapter of their lives and to make a real impact in the lives of those who have served our country.

Performance Defense Partners with NineTwelve, Bringing 5G Enabled Mission Critical IoT Solutions

PHOENIX, Ariz., March 31, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Performance Defense, a trusted engineering services and solutions provider for safety and mission critical industries, and NineTwelve Institute, a full-suite software and 5G rapid development provider, today announced a partnership, that would do DO178 certification ready 5G IoT gateway for the first time.

Monument to an African American Patriot Drummer? You Bet!

BEAUFORT, S.C., Feb. 24, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — According to the Georgia American Revolution Preservation Alliance, if one battlefield archaeologist had his way, the first monument placed on the newly preserved Battle of Beaufort, SC site would not be to the two signers of the Declaration of Independence who also fought there.

SECDEF Urged to Protect Troops from Sexual Assault Through Equity Boards

WASHINGTON, D.C., Feb. 11, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Washington D.C., metropolitan-based law firm of Jordan Guydon, LLP, announced today a plan to reduce sexual assault and harassment in the military. “Our plan recommends that Secretary of Defense Austin update 75-year-old architecture,” said managing partner Attorney Daryle A. Jordan, a former Army lawyer and veteran of the Gulf War.

By Light Awarded $38.2M Contract by DISA

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 19, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phacil, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of By Light Professional IT Services LLC, has been awarded a bridge contract for a six-month base period with two, three-month option periods with a total value of $38.2M by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) Secure Systems Engineering and Evolution Support project via the Encore III Full and Open (F&O) contract.

US Space Force Awards $285M IDIQ Contract to ACS, By Light JV FSO

FAIRFAX, Va., Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Full Spectrum Operations, LLC, (FSO), an SBA-approved, Mentor-Protégé Joint Venture (JV) between American Communications Solutions LLC (ACS), and By Light Professional IT Services LLC (By Light), has been awarded a contract for Eastern Western Operational Communications Services (EWOCS).

Randy Robinson Joins Black Sage from the Air Force Research Laboratory

BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 12, 2021 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Black Sage is proud to announce and welcome Randy Robinson as Director of Government Operations. Mr. Robinson served the United States Air Force for a total of thirty-five years, twenty years in active-duty and fifteen years working at the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL).

By Light Unit Awarded $83.7M Bridge Contract by DISA

MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 12, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Phacil, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of By Light Professional IT Services, has been awarded a bridge contract for a one-year base period with one, six-month option period with a total lifecycle value of $83.7M by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for the Defense Information System Network (DISN) Technical Refresh Turnkey Support project via the ENCORE III Full and Open (F&O) suite contract.

A Little-known WWI Anniversary Celebrates America’s Humanitarian Roots

DENVER, Colo., Oct. 9, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — On Oct. 22, 1914, less than three months after the start of World War I, one of the largest food-relief programs the world has ever seen was begun when the Commission for Relief in Belgium (CRB) was founded in London by a group of prominent Americans, according to Jeffrey B. Miller, author “Yanks behind the Lines: How the Commission for Relief in Belgium Saved Millions from Starvation during World War I” (ISBN 978-1538141649; Rowman & Littlefield).

DISA Awards By Light Team $198.9M Cloud-Based Internet Isolation Production OTA

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — By Light Professional IT Services LLC has been awarded a $198.9M, 5-year production Other Transaction Agreement (OTA) by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) for the Cloud-Based Internet Isolation (CBII) Program. By Light as the prime contractor for this OTA, with teammate Menlo Security, Inc., are together delivering this next-generation Isolation Platform to protect Department of Defense (DoD) networks worldwide.

Gordon Brush Receives a Letter of Commendation from the United States Army

CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif., Aug. 6, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The United States Army Tank-automotive and Armaments Command (TACOM) commends Gordon Brush for the development of a “Chamber Brush” that cleans the main gun on the Abrams Tank, saving the Army $1.5 billion.

New Book Exposes Epidemic in ‘Agent Orange Roundup: Living with a Foot in Two Worlds’

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Aug. 5, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — National Agent Orange Day is August 10. While COVID-19 races through the U.S. population, another invisible killer continues to rage among our already endangered population. Agent Orange continues to contaminate and kill civilians and veterans more than 50 years after spraying. Two Marines, Brent MacKinnon and Sandy Scull, have published a personal account detailing damage done to both body and soul: “Agent Orange Roundup: Living with a Foot in Two Worlds” (ISBN 978-1634989565).

‘Special Twins’ Tour of Duty Makes History

HOWELL, N.J., July 7, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mid-Atlantic Multi-Specialty Surgical Group, L.L.C. (MAMSURG) is announcing that two of their providers, Vince and Vance Moss, Army Reservists, Colonels, and G.H.O.S.T. surgeons for U.S. Special Operations Command, are returning home from Afghanistan in support of Operation Resolute Support following a unique, unprecedented 6 month tour of duty.

PACIFIC ENGINEERING, INC. develops Rapid On Demand Portable Medical Platforms to help in the war against the pandemic

ROCA, Neb., May 21, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Pacific Engineering, Inc., winner of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2014 Tibbetts Award for innovative technology, in response to the pandemic, has focused its resources on the development of a family of composite shelters that can be used as mobile test centers and patient treatment.

Farewell to an American Hero: Juan ‘Skip’ Torres – Purple Heart Recipient, Korean and Vietnam War Veteran and Retired US Marshal

PINE ISLAND, Fla., May 15, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — The Family of Juan Manuel Torres announced today that Dr. Juan Manuel Torres of Pine Island, Fla.-a decorated Korean and Vietnam veteran and beloved father, grandfather, and friend to many-passed away this week at the age of 86-years-old after a courageous battle with cancer and pneumonia.

Infrared Mechanical Articulating Video Borescope Now Available from ViewTech Borescopes

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., March 23, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — ViewTech Borescopes, North America’s top seller of Video Borescopes, recently added another video borescope to their lineup. The VJ-3 Infrared (IR) mechanical articulating video borescope can illuminate a dark area or room with IR light, which is undetectable to the human eye.

Iwo Jima Memorial Midwest Project, Inc. Building New Iwo Jima Memorial – Updated with Correct Flag-raisers

RACINE, Wis., Feb. 18, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — In tandem with 75th Anniversary of the flag-raising on Mt. Suribachi, the Iwo Jima Memorial Midwest Project (IJMM) is launching a nationwide program to build a new Iwo Jima Monument. The new statue will replace the faces of two flag-raisers that were misidentified with the actual Marines who participated.

Mag Instrument to Launch the MAGLITE Tactical Group (MTG) at SHOT Show 2020

ONTARIO, Calif., Jan. 20, 2020 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mag Instrument is introducing the MAGLITE Tactical Group (MTG) at SHOT SHOW 2020. The introduction of MTG coincides with the release of several new and enhanced products for tactical use for law enforcement and military including, the ML150LRS Compact Rechargeable System, MAG-TAC II, and Butt Stock Shell Holder.

United States Air Force Partners with UniverseIT and Classe365

SUGARLAND, Texas, Dec. 3, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — UniverseIT is excited to announce a new partnership with the United States Air Force (USAF) which encompasses serving three training schools – the Air Ground Operations School (AGOS); Weapons School (USAFWS); and Advanced Maintenance and Munitions Operations School (AMMOS).

Treadstone 71 Releases Comprehensive Knowledgebase for Cyber and Threat Intelligence: CyberIntellipedia

HALF MOON BAY, Calif., Nov. 18, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Treadstone 71, the highly focused and standards-driven cyber and threat intelligence tradecraft company, today announced the beta release of CyberIntellipedia. The extremely detailed, expansive wiki includes knowledge gained over years of cyber and threat intelligence program builds, targeted adversary research, and intelligence community-driven cyber intelligence training courses.

Due to the Gilroy Tragedy, the Historic Meeting with Calif. Gov. Newsom and 100-year-old WWII Vet Sidney Walton Occurred at the Capitol Monday, Immediately after the Governor Returned from Gilroy

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sidney Walton, age 100, one of America’s oldest WWII veterans and just back from on-stage in Normandy, met with Gov. Gavin Newsom July 29, 4:30 to 5 p.m. in the Governor’s office. The meeting was arranged by state Senator Brian Jones from San Diego County. (VIDEO)

Historic Meeting with Calif. Gov. Newsom and 100-year-old WWII Vet Sidney Walton

SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 26, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Sidney Walton, age 100, one of America’s oldest WWII veterans and just back from on-stage in Normandy, has announced that he will be driving from San Diego to Sacramento to meet with Gov. Gavin Newsom July 30, 11:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the Governor’s private conference room.

Treadstone 71 Releases Cyber Intelligence and CounterIntelligence Training Roadmap for Threat Analysts

HALF MOON BAY, Calif., July 11, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Treadstone 71, the leading cyber and threat intelligence tradecraft company, today announced the Treadstone 71 Intelligence Roadmap. The new education program includes in-depth training along the cyber threat intelligence and counterintelligence lifecycles covering each phase in detail.

Treadstone 71 Unveils New Cyber Intelligence Lifecycle Solution

HALF MOON BAY, Calif., June 10, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Treadstone 71, the leading cyber and threat intelligence tradecraft company, today announced the availability of a new offering: Cyber Intelligence Lifecycle. The new module will enable teams to organize their cyber threat intelligence program, publish their strategic plans, build stakeholder models, establish collection plans, rate and verify data and sources, use structured techniques, and prepare for analytic writing peer reviews.

Military-Fasteners becomes AS9120 Rev B certified

PONTE VEDRA, Fla., April 30, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Military-Fasteners, Inc. (Milfas), a company based out of Ponte Vedra that distributes aerospace and mil-spec hardware received the AS9120 Rev B certification from the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE). The AS9120 Rev B certification is also known as. “Quality Management Systems – Requirements for Aviation, Space and Defense Distributors.”

Collaborative Agile Solutions LLC Provides Enterprise Agile Project Management Support to MQ-9

DAYTON, Ohio, April 9, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Collaborative Agile Solutions LLC (CAS) has teamed with Sumaria Systems Inc. to provide the Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Medium Altitude Unmanned Aircraft Systems (MAUAS) Division with Enterprise Agile Project Management Strategy Support.

Dana Loesch and SFC (r) US Army Dana Bowman to Appear at SHOT Show on Behalf of MAGLITE at Booth 4029

ONTARIO, Calif., Jan. 22, 2019 (SEND2PRESS NEWSWIRE) — Mag Instrument, Inc. / MAGLITE will welcome Dana Loesch, nationally syndicated radio talk show host and Dana Bowman American hero, veteran and founder of the Halo for Freedom Foundation, to MAGLITE’s Booth 4029 during the run of the SHOT Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.