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Millions of dollars poured into Fort Leavenworth training


Here are Kansas military headlines:Fort Leavenworth[(Tradingmarkets.com) Northrop Grumman receives $37 million UTS contract from U.S. Army:][1] Northrop Grumman announced that it has received a $37 million Unit Training Support contract to offer integrated training solutions to warfighters at Fort Leavenworth, Kan from the U. S. Army. The company noted that the contract covers a base year and four option years. Five separately managed U.S. Army training contracts were brought together under the UTS contract. Mike Roberts, vice president and general manager of the Training and Simulation Group at Northrop Grumman's Technical Services sector said, "This win reinforces our position at the forefront of training development and our support to U.S. Army operational centers worldwide. From training battle staffs using the most current tactics, techniques and procedures, to developing digital battle command training packages, to instructing soldiers right after new equipment fielding, we bring tremendous subject matter expertise and training support capabilities to our soldiers serving in harm's way."[(ArmyTimes) Fort Leavenworth debuts new facility Aug. 13:][2] The Lewis and Clark Center at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., a new $115 million academic facility that will become the crossroads of Army officer education, will be dedicated Aug. 13. The Command and Staff College classroom building will replace Bell Hall as home to the resident Intermediate Level Education course. Army officials determined that Bell Hall, a deteriorating 1950s facility, had become cheaper to replace than upgrade. Construction on the $115 million state-of-the-art building began three years ago, and will be used by the ILE class that begins 10 months of study Aug. 13. The center has 96 classrooms and an array of high-tech teaching equipment, such as plasma screens, digital video and the capability to deliver instruction using classified information.Fort Riley[(U.S. Dept. of Defense) DoD identifies Army casualty:][3] The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Iraqi Freedom. Spc. Braden J. Long, 19, of Sherman, Texas, died Saturday in Baghdad, of injuries sustained when his Humvee came under grenade attack. He was assigned to the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley.[(WIBW) Fort Riley has new MP commander:][4] Fort Riley has a new military police commander. Command of the one-thousand-first military police battalion changed hands Friday with a passing of the colors ceremony. New Commander Lt. Col. Kimberly Kuhn is coming to Fort Riley from Fort Lewis Washington. Outgoing Commander Lt. Col. Jimmy Mcconico is leaving for Fort McPherson in Georgia to serve on the 3rd U.S. Army staff.[(Manhattan Mercury) Air Force cadets train at KSU, Fort Riley:][5] The combatives program, a recent addition to Kansas State's curriculum, has attracted two dozen Air Force ROTC cadets for two weeks of intensive training on campus and at Fort Riley. The cadets, from colleges as far away as Alaska and Puerto Rico, have been spending their mornings on the mats in Ahearn Field House and most of their afternoons at the fort, participating in military transition team training and small-unit exercises, according to Arthur DeGroat, K-State's director of military affairs. Their last day in Kansas is Friday. Transition teams are 11-member groups who will join Iraqi and Afghani military units as advisers, DeGroat said.header[(WIBW) Guardsmen receive awards for Greensburg service:][6] Over the course of the next two weeks, approximately 1,400 Kansas National Guard soldiers and airmen will receive the Emergency Response Service State Active Duty ribbon for missions carried out in response to the Greensburg, Kan. tornado. The award is presented to Kansas National Guardsmen who serve on state active duty providing support to civil authorities in response to natural and man-made disasters within the state. Some of the missions the Guard performed in Greensburg included debris removal, security and providing power generators. [1]: www.tradingmarkets.com/.site/news/BREAKING%20NEWS/576452/ [2]: www.armytimes.com/news/2007/08/army_lewisandclark_070803w/ [3]: www.defenselink.mil/releases/release.aspx?releaseid=11201 [4]: www.wibw.com/home/headlines/8900717.html [5]: www.themercury.com/News/article.aspx?articleId=0ecba5087279401cb7c46fbcfab3422e [6]: www.wibw.com/home/headlines/8901927.html


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