US Coast Guard awards funds for ninth NSC

first_img Authorities US Coast Guard awards funds for ninth National Security Cutter September 5, 2016 Share this article View post tag: HII View post tag: US Coast Guard The U.S. Coast Guard recently awarded Huntington Ingalls Industries a contract to procure long lead time materials for the construction of the ninth national security cutter.The total value of the contract is approximately $88.2 million and includes the initial order of components and materials necessary to support and sequence construction of the new cutter, including steel plating, propulsion systems, marine turbine/diesel engines, air search radar, ship integrated control system, switchboards and generators.The NSCs are the Coast Guard’s most technologically advanced cutters. They are built to act as command and control centers for complex national security, defense and law enforcement missions and have interdicted hundreds of millions of dollars worth of contraband. Coast Guard Cutter Bertholf – the first NSC to enter service – seized more than 20 tons of cocaine in 2015.Five of the nine planned NSCs have been delivered to the Coast Guard: Coast Guard cutters Bertholf, Waesche and Stratton in Alameda, California, and Coast Guard cutters Hamilton and James to Charleston, South Carolina.The sixth NSC, Munro, is scheduled for delivery in December and commissioning in spring 2017. The launch of the seventh, Kimball, and the keel authentication for the eighth, Midgett, are scheduled to occur later this year. Back to overview,Home naval-today US Coast Guard awards funds for ninth National Security Cutter View post tag: NSClast_img read more

Tedeschi Trucks Band Kicks Off Chicago Theatre Run

first_imgTedeschi Trucks Band kicked off their winter tour this week, stopping in Chicago on Friday for the first of two nights at the Chicago Theatre. Next weekend, the band will return to the Chicago Theatre for two more nights (1/25-1/26) as part of their ongoing multi-night runs.Tedeschi Trucks Band is gearing up to release a brand new album on February 15th, SIGNS, marking their fourth studio album and first release since 2016’s Let Me Get By. The recently-released “Hard Case” was incorporated into the first set, amidst other TTB originals, “Don’t Know What It Means”, “Just As Strange”, “Right On Time”, “Idle Wind”, and more.This tour marks the first without bassist Tim Lefebvre, following his Christmas Eve announcement that he’d be leaving the group and replaced by Brandon Boone for the January and February dates. Forever keyboardist Kofi Burbridge is also absent from this tour, as he takes time away from the band as a result of a recent follow-up procedure to a 2017 surgery, with Gabe Dixon coming on to fill the role until his return.Just two nights into the tour and fans can rest assured that the band’s reliable cohesiveness remains strong. With a cover-heavy second set, featuring the work of Dr. John (“I Walk on Guilded Splinters”), Leonard Cohen (“Bird on the Wire”), Derek and the Dominos (“Keep On Growing”), Elmore James (“The Sky Is Crying”), John Prine (“Angel From Montgomery”), Jerry Garcia (“Sugaree”), Bob Dylan (“Down in the Flood”), and returning for the encore with “Sweet Inspiration” by Spooner Oldham, Tedeschi Trucks Band delivered yet another stand-out show.In addition to their upcoming tour dates–including multi-night runs at the Chicago Theatre, Saenger Theatre, Ryman Auditorium, Warner Theatre, and more– Tedeschi Trucks Band will celebrate the official release of SIGNS with a show at Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York on Wednesday, February 20th. Tickets for the album release show at Brooklyn Academy of Music are on sale now. Every pair of tickets purchased for this show will come with a digital download of the new album.Setlist: Tedeschi Trucks Band | Chicago Theatre | Chicago, IL | 1/18/19I: Don’t Know What It Means > The Letter, Darling Be Home Soon, Joyful Noise, Get Out My Life Woman, Hard Case, Just As Strange, Right On Time, Idle WindII: Walk on Gilded Splinters, Do I Look Worried, Bird On A Wire, Keep On Growing, Sky Is Crying, High & Mighty, Angel From Montgomery > Sugaree, Down In The Flood, Let Me Get ByE: Sweet Inspirationlast_img read more