Education grants awarded

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Chevron on Friday handed out more than $92,000 in grants for STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education as part of its Project Lead the Way initiative. The grants went to 17 schools in Jackson and George counties. Amy Brandenstein of Chevron...

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NSC completes acceptance trials

PASCAGOULA, Miss. - Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding said the National Security Cutter (NSC) Midgett (WMSL 757) successfully completed acceptance trials. Midgett, the eighth Coast Guard NSC built by Ingalls, spent two days in the Gulf of Mexico proving...

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Contract: Northrop, $12.9M

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $12,872,342 modification (P00012) to a previously awarded fixed-price-incentive contract (N00019-17-C-0018). This modification upgrades three MQ-4C Triton aircraft from a baseline Integrated Functional...

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Contract: Northrop, $7.2M

Northrop Grumman Systems Corp., San Diego, Calif., is being awarded a $7,241,880 advance acquisition contract modification (P00002) to a previously awarded cost-reimbursable contract (N00019-18-C-1028). This modification extends the period of performance and provides additional...

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Future DDG named

WASHINGTON - Secretary of the Navy Richard V. Spencer named a future Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer (DDG 131) in honor of Korean War veteran, Navy Cross Recipient, and Aviation Machinist’s Mate 3rd Class George M. Neal. Neal served with Helicopter Utility Squadron...

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Contract: HII, $1.5B

Huntington Ingalls Industries, Pascagoula, Miss., was awarded a $1,471,290,677 fixed-price-incentive modification to previously awarded contract N00024-18-C-2406 for the procurement of the detail design and construction of Landing Platform Dock (LPD) 30, the first LPD 17 Flight...

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HII kicks off expansion

Huntington Ingalls Industries Shipbuilding is kicking off a $79 million expansion development project to reopen facilities on the east bank of the Pascagoula River. It's the biggest project planned for South Mississippi in 2019. Permits have been issued for $68 million for three...

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Trade show marks 30th year

PASCAGOULA, Miss. -- Tuesday commemorated 30 years the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce brought businesses across the county together for their annual industrial trade show. The show was held at the B.E. “Mac” McGinty Civic Center, where businesses intermingled with one...

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New tug-barge delivered

The new articulated tug-barge (ATB) unit Evening Breeze/B. No. 252 has been delivered to Bouchard Transportation Co. Inc. in Melville, N.Y. It was built by VT Halter Marine and Bollinger Shipyard. The 112-foot 4,000-hp tug Evening Breeze left VT Halter Marine's...

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Keel laying for LHA 8

PASCAGOULA, Miss - The keel laying and authentication ceremony for the future USS Bougainville (LHA 8) was held at the Huntington Ingalls Industries’ (HII) Pascagoula shipyard Thursday. The ship’s sponsor, Ellyn Dunford, wife of Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the...

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DHS picks Mississippi

Mississippi State University in Starkville was chosen by the Department of Homeland Security as a base of operations for drone research. Research

B&D expands, creating 35 jobs

B&D Plastics, LLC is expanding in Gautier, Miss., a $750,000 corporate investment that will create 35 jobs. B&D Plastics is one of the

Northrop expanding in Moss Point

PASCAGOULA, Miss. – Northrop Grumman Unmanned Systems Center will expand its operation at Trent Lott International Airport in Moss Point,

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