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The US Army Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Command purchased 3,205 TRX Suspension Trainer kits from Fitness Anywhere in San Francisco, CA to help deployed troops keep fit in any combat environment.
Developed by a group of US Navy SEALs, the TRX Suspension Trainer provides workouts for US troops wherever they can find a beam, doorway, or tank to anchor the resistance-training device.
CACI in Chantilly, VA received a $30.8 million indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, cost-plus-fixed-fee, firm-fixed-price contract to provide logistics and training support for US Navy and US Marine Corps activities.
This contract contains 4 one-year options, which, if exercised, would bring the total contract value to $190.3 million.
This is the 6th contract renewal for CACI over the past 22 years for services supporting the Navy’s Fleet Assistance and Shipboard Training program…
The US Army Contracting Center of Excellence awarded contracts worth a combined $220.3 million to 2 firms for provision of personnel, equipment, tools, materials, supervision, and other services to the US Army Continuing Education System (ACES).
ACES programs and services expand soldier skills, knowledge, and aptitudes for leadership. The programs support leader development and soldier career progression by building job-related critical thinking and decision-making skills required for combat, peacekeeping operations, and competence on the digitized battlefield, according to the Army.
Kiewit Pacific Co. in Kapolei, HI won a $32.2 million firm-fixed price contract for construction of a battle area complex (BAX) and a tactical vehicle wash facility at the Pohakuloa Army Training Area.
Located on the island of Hawaii, the Pohakuloa Training Area (PTA) has a 51,000 acre impact area used for bombing and gunnery practice, which was refurbished by the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade in March 2009 to allow helicopter training. There are approximately 32,000 acres of land level enough for large maneuvers. The total PTA area (108,863 acres) is the largest US Department of Defense installation in the state of Hawaii.
Around $2 billion is being doled out to contractors for major construction work taking place at US military installations in San Antonio, TX as part of ongoing Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) adjustments.
The construction program will provide facilities to accommodate thousands of military personnel, federal employees, and military missions that are moving to and within San Antonio as a result of the 2005 BRAC process.
CSC Applied Technologies in Fort Worth, TX received a $70.5 million contract for base operating support and aircraft maintenance at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma in support of undergraduate pilot training. AETC/CONS/LGCK at Randolph Air Force Base in Texas manages the contract (FA3002-08-C-0007, P00025).
Raytheon is helping the US Naval Oceanographic Office recover hydrographic educational materials lost in 2005 during Hurricane Katrina. The office’s hydrographic training center located in south Mississippi was destroyed by the hurricane and 50% of the original hydrographic training curriculum was lost. Since then, about 25 percent of the materials have been recovered, leaving the remaining 25 percent, or about 222 hours, still missing, according to Kristin Patterson Jones with Raytheon Technical Services. Hydrographic information is used to draft nautical maps and enhance geospatial information.
A recent task order received by Raytheon directs the company to perform a gap analysis, develop the missing hours and fulfill the requirements of hydrographic recertification, she noted. The task order was issued under a $256.5 million contract vehicle awarded last year to 6 companies to provide education and training products and support services to the US Navy…
Barnhart in San Diego, CA received an $8.7 million firm-fixed-price task order (#0004) under a previously awarded indefinite-delivery/ indefinite-quantity, multiple-award construction contract (N62473-08-D-8608) for design and construction of a Special Operations Forces (SOF) combat crew training facility at Naval Base Coronado, CA.
The 2-story structure will provide classrooms for training and a boat maintenance and storage area. Barnhart expects to complete construction of the facility by December 2010. 5 proposals were received for this task order by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest in San Diego, CA. Naval Base Coronado is the largest command in the southwest region of the United States…