Archive of: Military

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UW Tacoma forging jobs, training links in cyber security

Cyber security is an industry ripe for growth in the South Sound – and one with zero current unemployment here, according to the University of Washington Center for Information Assurance and Cyber Security.

October 2012

ACU donates $10K to Hawks Prairie Rotary Soldier Fund

To coincide with the Military Family Support Day in Lacey, America’s Credit Union donated $10,000 to the Hawks Prairie Rotary Soldier Fund. The primary objective was to honor and help families left behind to deal with day-to-day stressors of military life, and create a resource to support the military and their families on many levels.

September 2012

Skanska awarded $49.7M contract to build 2 schools at JBLM

Clover Park School District has selected Skanska USA to build two elementary schools on the grounds of Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The contract is worth $49.7 million.

September 2012

TCC, Evergreen named Military Friendly Schools

Tacoma Community College and The Evergreen State College have earned places on the Military Friendly Schools list complied by Victory Media. The designation honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus.

September 2012

Boeing, NASA reach another milestone

Boeing and National Aeronautics and Space Administration have established the firm baseline configuration for the company's Commercial Crew Transportation System, achieving the first performance milestone in NASA’s Commercial Crew integrated Capability initiative.

September 2012

Fisher House receives $25K from UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare has donated more than $25,000 to Joint Base Lewis-McChord Fisher House to assist the families of wounded U.S. military members. The donation will help fund the Fisher House “Sponsor A Family” program.

September 2012

Fife business honored with Hire-A-Vet Award

Continuant has been honored for its record of hiring military veterans with a Hire-A-Vet Award from the state Employment Security Department.

August 2012

Pentagon approves $5.7M for Freedom Bridge improvements

The Pentagon has approved a $5.7 million grant for the City of Lakewood to improve the Freedom Bridge overpass, which will alleviate congestion and improve public safety for people accessing Madigan Army Medical Center.

August 2012

Tax credit available for hiring veterans

Washington employers could reduce their 2012 federal taxes by up to $9,600 for each eligible military veteran they hire before the end of this year. The Work Opportunity Tax Credit provides an incentive for employers to hire disadvantaged veterans who fall into at least one of five categories. These include veterans who have been unemployed within the past year, received public assistance in the past 15 months or have a service-related disability.

August 2012

Boeing receives 10th WGS Satellite order from Air Force

Boeing has received a $338.7 million contract modification from the U.S. Air Force to produce and launch a 10th Wideband Global SATCOM satellite. The authorization includes production, launch site activities, initial orbital operations and checkout.

July 2012
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