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Training veterans to conduct a productive job search, equipping them with new skills and connecting them with small businesses are among the ways to help military members transition into the civilian workforce, according to a recent Daily Transcript executive roundtable sponsored by the San Diego Society for Human Resource Management, or SHRM.

San Diego is home to the largest naval fleet in the Pacific and has the largest concentration of military veterans in California. San Diego has always supported military veterans with many groups working to address local area veterans’ concerns.

Two U.S. Air Force and U.S. Navy unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in Northrop Grumman Corp.'s (NYSE: NOC) high altitude long endurance (HALE) series safely surpassed 100,000 combat/operational support hours.

Three changes are slated for the U.S. Navy’s tuition assistance program in fiscal year 2015, one is effective immediately and two will kick in on Oct. 1.

Funeral services for retired Rear Adm. Bruce R. Boland, who died of prostate cancer Aug. 19, will be held Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 10 a.m. at Mission San Diego de Alcala's St. Francis Chapel (10818 San Diego Mission Road, San Diego, 92108).

San Diego’s Kratos Defense & Security Solutions (Nasdaq: KTOS) has received $7.5 million in orders for integrated microwave assemblies related to U.S. Navy platforms for airborne electronic attack and intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance.

The Space and Naval Warfare Systems Command (SPAWAR), on behalf of the Program Executive Office for Command, Control, Communications, Computers and Intelligence (PEO C4I) has selected five vendors to build and deliver the Navy's next generation tactical afloat network, Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES).

Adm. Samuel Locklear III, commander of U.S. Pacific Command, has a lot on his plate.

The Carl Vinson Carrier Strike Group will depart Aug. 22 for a scheduled deployment to the Western Pacific and U.S. Central Command area of responsibility.

Guided missile destroyers USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and USS Kidd (DDG 100) are scheduled to return to Naval Base San Diego Aug. 21 following completion of separate deployments to the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans.

Retired Rear Adm. Bruce Boland, a 34-year veteran of the Navy who served as San Diego's Navy mayor in the mid-1980s, died Tuesday morning after battling prostate cancer.

“If you buy a brand new house, sometimes you move in your old furniture,” said Dave Grundies, president of GET Engineering. In this case, that house is a state-of-the-art littoral combat ship or DDG Zumwalt-class destroyer or an unmanned aerial vehicle, and the old furniture is onboard systems such as the Navy Tactical Data System or Navigation Sensor System Interface.

San Diego's tight-knit military community, and the San Diego region as a whole, lost one of its biggest proponents Tuesday.

San Diego's LRAD Corp. (Nasdaq: LRAD), a provider of long-range acoustic hailing devices, has received $1.7 million worth of orders from two separate customers in Asia.

Camp Pendleton's 130,000-square-foot Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training Complex has been recognized for its engineering and design in the annual awards program of the San Diego Chapter of the Structural Engineers Association of California.

Marketing for Realtors, government contracts and lots of mixers are on the agenda this week for business and professional groups.

Rear Adm. Patrick Lorge, commander of Navy Region Southwest, said Wednesday he plans to rein in the region's utility costs by implementing smart-grid systems.

The message from the Navy regarding the use of small businesses in Department of Navy contracting is a straightforward one: Expect an increase, even with decreasing budgets.

Cubic Corp. has been awarded a contract valued at $1.8 million from Idaho National Laboratory to perform phase 1 of a two-phase program to provide a common data link for unmanned platforms.

With small business prime contracting with the Department of Defense earning its largest share of the total contracting pie in recent years, attention has turned to problems holding the system from reaching full potential.

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