India postpones Chandrayaan-2 moon mission due to technical snag । India’s Civil Aviation show, Wings India, is Back । Two new Boeing CH-47F (I) Chinooks for the IAF Arrive at the Indian shores । Happy independence day to all American friends on this 4th of July । Wish you all peace, prosperity and smiles । Michael Pompeo arrives in New Delhi । He will meet Prime Minister Modi with a message from President Trump । Pompeo will exchange notes with Jaishankar on Economic and Defence cooperation । Paris Air Show 2019 Opens । Russia Exported Aircraft and Helicopters worth Over $6 Billion in 2018 । Pratt & Whitney deliver 17,500 Engines for Airbus । Indian Government will Help Boost the Civil Aviation Sector: Minister Hardeep Puri । Indian Defence Minister Asks Scientists to Invest Effort in Cutting Edge Technologies । IAF locates wreckage of its missing AN 32 aircraft in Arunachal । An IAF Mi 17 spotted the ill-fated transport aircraft at 12000 feet near village Lipo । The aircraft was lost on June 3 while on way from Jorhat to Mechuka ALG । The terrain in this area is mountainous and dense jungle with turbulent weather । Hardeep Singh Puri is India’s new Civil Aviation Minister । Admiral Karambir Singh takes over as the new Indian Navy Chief । He succeeds Admiral Sunil Lanba । Flt Lt Bhawana Kanth becomes India’s first woman combat pilot । Assigned to a Mig 21 Bison, IAF has qualified her for day sorties । Bhawana joined her Fighter Squadron in Nov 2017 and flew her first solo in Mar 2018 । Two other women officers in IAF’s first batch for them are under training । India Launches high powered ISR Satellite RISAT 2B । ISRO Announced the Pre-dawn Launch as Scheduled A Success । RISAT 2B is Equipped with a Synthetic Aperture Radar for All Weather 24×7 Earth Scan । It Will Replace the Earlier RISAT 2, Launched in 2009 । SAR Technology has been Purchased from Israel । Boeing Statement on 737 MAX Certification and Return to Service । IAF Gets it’s First Apache AH 64E Combat Helicopter । Air Marshal AS Butola Accepted its Delivery May 10 at Boeing’s Production Facility at Mesa, Arizona । USG and Indian Embassy Officers Were Present at the Ceremony । India successfully tests Anti Satellite Missile । Prime Minister Modi announces in a live telecast ‘India is a Space Superpower now’ । The missile, developed indigenously by DRDO, shot down a Low Earth Orbit satellite । The target satellite was India’s own, and designated and programmed for the test । India is the third country after the US and China to demonstrate this capability । The test took three minutes from firing to hit । IAF inducts Boeing Chinook Heavy Lift helicopters । Air Chief BS Dhanoa formally inducted the Indian variant of the chopper, designated CH 47 F(I) Chinook । IAF had ordered 15 Chinooks in 2015, and the first lot of 4 was operationalized March 25 । These are based at Chandigarh Air Force Station, IAF’s strategic Transport base । Vice Admiral Karambir Singh appointed the Next Chief of Naval Staff । He will take over on May 31, succeeding Admiral Sunil Lanba । Boeing Taking Actions to Ensure Safety of its 737 MAX ।
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Raytheon and No Barriers seek disabled veterans for transformational expedition

Apply by July 7, 2019, for October Big Bend trek
Published: June 2019

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TUCSON, Ariz. Disabled veterans in Alabama, Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas can now apply for the 2019 No Barriers Warriors Big Bend Veteran Wilderness Expedition funded by Raytheon Company. In October, the non-profit No Barriers USA will lead a team of 10 disabled veterans on a nine-day journey of discoveries and challenges in Big Bend National Park, Texas and on the Rio Grande River. Disabled veterans from all military branches and eras of service can apply.

To be considered for this year’s expedition, disabled veterans should apply by July 7, 2019, through the No Barriers Warriors website. Once selected, team members must train for the journey and commit to the nine-day adventure. Participants pay nothing for the expedition; Raytheon underwrites the entire trip.

“No Barriers expeditions are truly transformative experiences,” said Jon Kasle, vice president of Communications for Raytheon Missile Systems. “This year’s trek is an amazing opportunity for veterans to challenge themselves and bond with fellow veterans in one of the country’s most remote and beautiful regions.”

By combining comprehensive curriculum with physically challenging activities such as long-distance hiking and rafting, disabled veterans gain new strategies and skills that help them confront and overcome barriers. Participants take part in online coursework before and after the expedition to internalize the “No Barriers Life” and receive continual support throughout all phases of the expedition.

This is the sixth year Raytheon and No Barriers have partnered for a veteran wilderness expedition. Previous journeys took teams to the Grand Canyon in Arizona, Rocky Mountains in Colorado and the Wind River Range in Wyoming.




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