Category Archives: awards

Rare awards show Nigerien valor in 2017 ambush of Army Green Berets


Four Nigerien soldiers joined a single Army Green Beret in a “bold flanking maneuver” against jihadi militants, allowing their countrymen and U.S. counterparts enough time to withdraw during the deadly ambush near the Niger-Mali border on Oct. 4, 2017, which took the lives of four Americans and five Nigeriens. Later, a Nigerien soldier “exposed himself […]

US Navy awards multimillion-dollar contract for tactical afloat network


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Navy awarded a contract potentially worth $69.8 million over five years for engineering services for its tactical network. In an Oct. 8 contract announcement, the Navy said Philadelphia-based defense contractor McKean Defense Group was award a one-year contract for engineering services for the Navy’s Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services, including […]

Congress awards its highest honor to WWII crew of USS Indianapolis


WASHINGTON — Congress has awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, its highest honor, to surviving crew members of the USS Indianapolis, the ship that delivered key components of the first nuclear bomb and was later sunk by Japan during World War II. The ship, with 1,195 personnel aboard, delivered enriched uranium and other parts of the […]

Judge awards $879 million from Iran to Khobar Towers bombing victims, families


It was nearly 10 p.m. on a Tuesday, Senior Airman William Christian Nevins was on the fifth floor of Building 131, where he lived while deployed to the Middle East in June 1996. Fellow airmen were going about their weekday evenings, cleaning the kitchen, lounging on their couches, some sleeping. Just outside the perimeter, a […]

US Air Force awards another batch of contracts to build new battle management system


WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force on July 1 announced its second round of Advanced Battle Management System contracts, a series of awards to 18 companies worth up to $950 million apiece. Each of the winning companies will receive indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity awards worth $1,000 to start with, but will have the chance to […]