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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Alabama company awarded defense contract

Westar Aerospace & Defense Group, Inc. of Huntsville was awarded on June 21 a $5,593,803 cost-plus-fixed-fee contract for contractor logistics support for nine OH-58 and five Bell Jet Ranger 206B3 helicopters.

The contractor will be performing maintenance support, providing spare parts, tools, servicing; and overhaul all parts, components and assemblies required to maintain the Bell Jet Ranger and the OH-58 helicopters.

Work is to be performed in Iraq, with an estimated completion date of March 14, 2011.

One bid was solicited with one bid received.

U.S. Army Contracting Command, AMCOM Contracting Center CCAM-RD-F, Redstone Arsenal, Ala., 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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