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Lockheed Martin Celebrates 60th Birthday of C-130

first_img View post tag: americas Share this article View post tag: Birthday While Lockheed Martin celebrated the 60th anniversary of the first flight of the C-130, Aug. 23, members of Fleet Logisitcs Support Squadron (VR) 62 were flying missions with the ‘Mighty Hercules’ while on detachment to Naval Air Station Sigonella. View post tag: celebrates View post tag: Naval “We have been coming to EUCOM [European Command] for over fifteen years now. We love coming to NAS Sigonella and supporting the requirements of Combined Task Force Sixty Three,” said Cmdr. B.T. Smith, commanding officer of VR-62. “The C-130 can haul a lot of materials to support most any type of operation. NAS Sigonella is a great location to support European Command, Africa Command and even Central Command if need be.”The VR-62 Nomads also completed detachments in Pacific Command and Central Command this year. The normal Navy C-130 rotation is to complete three theater detachments per year. During the detachment cycle, the squadron’s remaining aircraft are tasked with Navy Air Logistic Office missions supporting the fleet to all parts of the world.Navy C-130’s are part of Navy Unique Fleet Essential Airlift. Meaning that the U.S. Navy has control of its own airlift. The Fleet Logistics Support Wing is a Navy Reserve entity and has no active duty counterpart.“This is no part-time reserve unit. We operate around the globe and around the clock,” said Master Chief Aviation Maintenance Administrationman Karen Quinn, VR-62 Operations master chief.The VR-62 Nomads arrived at NAS Sigonella on June 7, and returned to NAS Jacksonville, Florida, Sept. 1, when relieved by a detachment of the VR-55 ‘Minutemen.’VR-62 Nomads are based at NAS Jacksonville and are one of five Navy Reserve C-130T squadrons supporting the fleet around the globe.[mappress]Press Release, September 03, 2014; Image: US Navy Authorities Back to overview,Home naval-today Lockheed Martin Celebrates 60th Birthday of C-130 center_img View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Lockheed Martin View post tag: 60th View post tag: C-130 View post tag: Navy September 3, 2014 Lockheed Martin Celebrates 60th Birthday of C-130last_img read more

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Donna J Laug April 18, 1967 – April 9, 2020

first_imgDonna Jean Laug (Henson) 52, of Lawrenceburg Indiana passed away on April 9 2020. Born April 18, 1967 in Cincinnati, Ohio the daughter of Cecil and Rita Henson.God gave Donna so much love and compassion, she was the sweetest, most gentle and caring person and she would do anything in the world to help out. She was a loving mother, grandma, daughter, sister and spouse.Survived by her lifelong spouse Raymond Wilson, her parents Cecil and Rita Henson, her three children Douglas Wilson, Andrew (Lauren) Wilson and Whitney (Robert) Smith. Grandmother of Lily, Alexander, Keelan, Naomi and Anna. Sister of Karen (Marvin) Hamon, Tonya Money and David Henson.Donna will be missed dearly and her memory will be held in our hearts forever.Our hearts still ache in sadness,And secret tears still flow,What it meant to lose you,No one will ever know.last_img read more

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Lakers hope Larry Nance Jr. is answer at small forward

first_imgThe Lakers (15-59) enter Wednesday’s game against the Miami Heat (43-30) at Staples Center with Nance in a new role where he has to move to a different place on the court. Instead of Nance offering energy as a bruising power forward, the Lakers hope Nance can become a perimeter threat at small forward. “I have to stretch the floor and create spacing for guys,” said Nance, whom the Lakers selected 27th overall from the University of Wyoming in June’s NBA Draft. “It’s fighting little tendencies that I have for playing big.” Lakers coach Byron Scott admitted he expects Nance “to struggle” with mentally changing how he approaches the game.Nance had never played the position. He also has attempted only nine 3-pointers all season and has made only one.“Defensively, I’m not worried about transitioning because that’s a challenge that I want,” Nance said. “Offensively is where it’s going to be a little bit of a struggle. Clearly, offensively I’m not yet groomed to be there.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Yet, the Lakers have forged on this position change with as much force as one of Nance’s gravity-defying leaps for a few simple reasons. The Lakers have become limited at that position with a right foot injury to rookie Anthony Brown and inconsistency from Metta World Peace and Nick Young. Kobe Bryant’s status as the team’s starting small forward seemingly changes by the game amid season-long soreness to his right shoulder.The Lakers also sound intrigued that Nance eventually could complement second-year forward Julius Randle with an expanded game as deep as the 3-pointers they have asked Nance to take. “I have a lot of skill left untouched right now,” Nance said. “Playing [small forward] and learning how to play the [position] will be a good way to tap that unused potential.” So, Nance has not wasted time with work. He said he has attempted about as many as 450 3-pointers per day in practice, about a 200-shot increase from what he said he normally took. He plans on returning to the Lakers’ summer league team, for which he will primarily play small forward.After resting from a taxing rookie season, Nance plans to spend the majority of his summer rehabbing his sore right knee and perfecting his outside shot.“I love the way Larry comes to play,” Scott said. “He’s one of the guys where you can tell him something once or twice and he’s pretty much got it.”The Lakers believe they will have to tell Nance more than once or twice about his new assignment.Nance downplayed the defensive adjustments, pointing out his size advantage and the general tendency that most small forwards dribble the ball more. But plenty of NBA stars play that spot, including LeBron James, Kevin Durant and Carmelo Anthony. Earlier this month, the Knicks’ star made two 3-pointers and a jumper over Nance before Bryant defended him on the final play.“Melo is an All-Star. He got the best of me, but he gets the best of most people,” Nance said. “That didn’t set me back. I’m still very confident in my defensive ability.”Nance admitted not having as much confidence, however, in his offensive abilities. After shooting 40.4 percent this season on mid-range jumpers, Nance knows he’s hesitant to take open 3-pointers. Scott noticed Nance overthinking the role. Lakers shooting coach Tracy Murray outlined the challenges Nance has faced in blending his energetic presence into a swingman role. “When you’re further away from the basket, it’s a lot harder to get to the boards. If he’s in the opposite corner and the shot’s taken, he has to start heading back out,” Murray said. “If he can get his hand on the ball, go get it. If he can’t, he’s going to have to get back.” Yet, Nance envisions after this summer he will adjust to his role as quickly as it takes to sprint back on defense.“I’m working my butt off,” Nance said. “It’s definitely something that will come with time. It’ll be a good transition.” Quote box“Offensively is where it’s going to be a little bit of a struggle. Clearly, offensively I’m not yet groomed to be there.”— Lakers rookie Larry Nance Jr., on switching to play small forwardcenter_img The instinct immediately kicks in for Larry Nance Jr. to run to a comfortable place.There, he has thrown down multiple jaw-dropping dunks. He has made endless energy plays. He has forged a dependable role on the Lakers’ roster. “My tendency when I don’t have the ball is to go to the rim,” Nance said. “That’s where I’m supposed to be.” Not anymore.last_img read more

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