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Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Alabama companies awarded defense contracts

Turner Construction Co. Inc. of Huntsville was awarded on Sept. 28, 2009 a $333,359,000 firm-fixed-price contract to design and construct a 845,000 GSF community hospital at Fort Benning, Ga.

Primary facilities include an inpatient medical facility with ancillary services, clinics, central energy plant, special foundations, ambulance garage and building information systems. This project is conjunctively funded with $278 million DHP MILCON funding and $125 million of Army BRAC funds, for a total of $403 million.

Work is to be performed in Fort Benning, Ga., with an estimated completion date of May 25, 2013.

Three bids solicited with three bids received. U.S. Army Corps of Engineer District, Savannah, Ga., is the contracting activity.


BAE Systems Inc. of Anniston, was awarded on Sept. 25, 2009 a $10,344,949 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract.

This contract is for the Mortar Fire System, purchase of long lead item parts, ambulance markings, process and shipping, engine repairs, armor harvesting, and transmission repair.

Work is to be performed in Anniston, Ala., with an estimated completion date of Feb. 25, 2010. One bid solicited with one bid received.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, TACOM, AMSCC-TAC-AHLA, Warren, Mich., is the contracting activity.


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I grew up in the military. Mom was an Air Force nurse for a few years, dad was a navigator on B-52s, among other things. One grandfather served in World War II, uncle is retired Navy, other grandfather and great-uncle served in Korea and a cousin is currently serving in the Marine Corps. Currently, I'm the military reporter for the Great Falls Tribune in Montana. Previously, 

As a military kids, we moved all over. As an adult, I've traveled all over and moved for work. But now, I'm putting down roots in Montana with my boyfriend. We just bought a house and are slowly but surely making it our home. We have more land that we know what to do with at the moment. Now we're getting a garden started, tearing down walls and having loads of fun at what we call the Homestead.

In a part life, I did PR for the guy who built the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on the National Mall, social media for the National Museum of Health and Medicine, before that, edited two military technology magazines for a publishing group in the DC area and before that, I was the military reporter (among other things) at the Montgomery Advertiser, covering Maxwell Air Force Base, the Alabama National Guard, veterans and anything else military related in the area. And in between all of that, I leave town, preferably the country, whenever possible. It all started when I spent a semester in New Zealand.

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