USS George H.W. Bush Returns to Norfolk

first_img USS George H.W. Bush Returns to Norfolk View post tag: Naval Share this article View post tag: News by topic View post tag: Defence View post tag: Bush View post tag: Navy July 17, 2013 View post tag: George View post tag: Returns View post tag: USS Back to overview,Home naval-today USS George H.W. Bush Returns to Norfolk The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) returned to its homeport of Norfolk after a successful completion of yet another historic underway, July 16.During the underway, the X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System demonstrator (UCAS-D) made its first carrier-based arrested landing on board the ship’s flight deck.“I am extremely pleased about how this underway went,” said Capt. Andrew J. Loiselle, CVN 77’s commanding officer. “This ship met all objectives and did everything asked of them and the distinguished visitors for the UCAS-D were handled with unbelievable precision.”This monumental event happened just two months after the UCAS-D’s successful carrier-based catapult and touch-and-go operations on board CVN 77’s flight deck.“Seeing the UCAS-D accomplish all these historic things was exciting and a key stepping stone to our military’s future,” said Religious Programs Specialist 3rd Class Tyler Williams. “It was pretty cool to be on the ship during this and part of our nation’s history.”Also during the weeklong underway, the ship completed three general quarters drills, including one chemical, biological, radiological attack drill and Sailors were given the opportunity to take part in the American Diversity Heritage Observance Committee (ADHOC) celebration of Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage month.“I think it is important for us to understand a little bit about where everyone comes from and a little bit about their background,” said Lt. Lisseth Calvio, the ship’s ADHOC chair. “I think being able to learn about that can really help us to become a better and stronger crew.”USS George H.W. Bush is in port conducting training operations in preparation for the upcoming Tailored Ship’s Training Availability/Final Evaluation Phase.[mappress]Press Release, July 17, 2013; Image: US Navy View post tag: Defense View post tag: H.W. Training & Education View post tag: Norfolklast_img read more

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Sokratis sends warning to Man Utd after they beat PSG: ‘Arsenal still have the advantage!’

first_img Coming Next Comment Metro Sport ReporterFriday 8 Mar 2019 1:48 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link Read More 1/1 About Connatix V67539 Advertisement Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Sokratis sends warning to Man Utd after they beat PSG: ‘Arsenal still have the advantage!’ Top articles Full Screen Skip Ad Read More Video Settings Read Morecenter_img Read More Read More Advertisement / Skip 1 min. story Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE by Metro SPONSORED Sokratis was sent off against Rennes in the first half (Picture: Getty)Sokratis Papastathopoulos believe Arsenal have the upper-hand against Manchester United heading into this weekend’s Premier League clash.The Gunners fell to an embarrasing 1-3 defeat to Rennes on Thursday night which also saw the Greece international sent off.In contrast, the Red Devils enjoyed a fantastic evening in Paris as they overturned a 2-0 deficit to PSG to advance to last eight of the Champions League.More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man CityHowever, United’s emphatic win doesn’t seem to be phasing the Arsenal squad heading into their game on Sunday at the Emirates.ADVERTISEMENT When asked if he thought United would be more difficult to play against after their victory over PSG, Sokratis responded: ‘No. We play in our home.AdvertisementAdvertisement‘We know what we can do. We will play with confidence and everything will be good. It is a game that we know is very important for us but we will be ready.More: Manchester United FCRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseEx-Man Utd coach blasts Ed Woodward for two key transfer errors‘Of course we watched [the PSG match]. Everybody watched. But we will be ready, everybody is thinking about Sunday’s game already and we will give 100 percent.’The game between Arsenal and Manchester United is scheduled for a 4.30pm kick off on Sunday, with the winner gaining a vital three points in the race for the top four.United are currently fourth in the table on 58 points, with Arsenal in fifth on 57.MORE: Sokratis slams his red card after Arsenal defeat PLAY Manchester United captain Harry Maguire last_img read more

End-of-year survey critical to row crop producers

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) and the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA) are encouraging producers to respond to two upcoming surveys – the December Agricultural Survey and the County Agricultural Production Survey – that are critical to row crop producers around the country. The results of the surveys help determine the structure of the 2017 farm payment and risk management programs administered by USDA’s Farm Service Agency and Risk Management Agency.The County Agricultural Production Survey went out to 170,000 row crop producers on November 3. Responses are due by January 15, 2018, and NASS will publish county-level results for corn, soybeans, sunflowers, and sorghum on February 22, 2018, in the Quick Stats database. These county-level data are critical for USDA farm payment determinations.The number of farmers completing the confidential National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) crop survey has been declining in recent years—and that’s bad news for farmers.“If NASS doesn’t receive an adequate number of farmer-completed surveys from your county, they must use less reliable sources of data that will be used to calcualte actual production in your county,” said Anthony Bush, who farms in Mt. Gilead and is on the board of the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA). “These surveys are too important to rely on third-party sources and best guesses.”The December Agricultural Survey is currently being sent to 84,000 producers. Responses are due by December 21, 2017, and NASS publishes results in the Crop Production 2017 Summary report on January 12, 2018. Information collected in this survey also feeds into the county estimates for row crops. The survey also asks about grain stocks stored on-farm.When producers receive the surveys, they have the option to respond using the secure online questionnaire or return it by mail. NASS safeguards the privacy of all respondents and publishes only aggregate data, ensuring that no individual operation or producer can be identified.Find out more about the survey at www.ncga.com/nasslast_img read more