Category Archives: Defense

STEM Day for South Carolina students kicks-off SC Guard Expo – 5 May

South Carolina students and teachers with an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math will get a day of hands-on experiences with Soldiers and Airmen from the SC National Guard during STEM Day, May 5 from 9a.m. to 3:30p.m. STEM Day is a one-day event for students of all ages, with a focus on middle…
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Retired Lt. Gen. Shuler to talk about the Eighth Air Force in Columbia

COLUMBIA, S.C. – E.G. “Buck” Shuler Jr. celebrated his fifth birthday in Venezuela, where his father was an engineer building roads for the oil industry. The next day, the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, and Buck’s Dad joined the Navy and went to build airfields in the Pacific. A month later, the storied Eighth Air Force…
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Richland County Council Chairwoman Dickerson named to military support board

(RICHLAND PIO) — As Fort Jackson gears up to celebrate its 100 year anniversary,  Richland County Council Chair Joyce Dickerson is taking on a new role dedicated to honoring the duty, service and military tradition that continue at the Army installation today. Dickerson, the District 2 representative and recently elected County Council Chair, was unanimously…
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U.S. Attorney’s Office holds military outreach events in Columbia

COLUMBIA, SOUTH CAROLINA –  The United States Attorney’s Office played a key role in the planning and coordination of three separate outreach events to military lawyers across the midlands and low country in support of service members in South Carolina. Three federal laws are designed specifically to assist Servicemembers:   the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment…
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Savannah River Remediation Intern Seeks Success in South Carolina

[caption id="attachment_3647" align="alignleft" width="201"] Tu Nguyen, SRR summer intern, reviews information for the database he is helping compile for the Process Safety and Regulations group.[/caption] AIKEN, S.C. (June 14, 2016)— The cultural influences of Vietnam have flavored Tu Nguyen’s experience as both a first generation American and a Savannah River Remediation (SRR) intern. Leaving behind…
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Savannah River Remediation’s 42 Summer Interns Arrive

AIKEN, S.C. (June 7, 2016)— Savannah River Remediation (SRR) welcomed 42 students to their summer internship program where they will network and develop workplace skills, narrowing a gap between the classroom and the professional world. SRR internships provide hands-on experience in diverse fields ranging from engineering to law to communications. In addition to a host…
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Savannah River Site Hires More than 80 New Operators

AIKEN, S.C.  - The Department of Energy’s managing and operating contractor at the Savannah River Site, Savannah River Nuclear Solutions (SRNS), hired more than 80 new operators in April. The majority of the new hires are from the local area, and their arrival helps the company address workforce sustainment needs created by current and expected…
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Savannah River Site Salt Waste Processing Reaches 6 Million Gallon Milestone

AIKEN, S.C. (June 6, 2016) – The Savannah River Site (SRS) reached another significant milestone by processing six million gallons of salt waste through its Interim Salt Disposition Process, known as the Actinide Removal Process and Modular Caustic Side Solvent Extraction Unit (ARP/MCU). Additionally, ARP/MCU production set a new monthly record by processing over 210,000…
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SRS Celebrates 20 years of Vitrification Facility Operations and 8th Radioactive Waste Tank Closure

AIKEN, S.C. (May 12, 2016) – Today, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Assistant Secretary for Environmental Management (EM) Monica Regalbuto joined senior federal and contractor leadership, community stakeholders and hundreds of Liquid Waste Program employees, both past and present, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Savannah River Site’s (SRS) Defense Waste Processing Facility and…
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Palmetto military employers recognized at 2nd annual OPE Midlands Summit

[caption id="attachment_2544" align="alignleft" width="300"] Steven Settle of Ashby Search Group (from left), Mike Tutsie of Power Home Technologies, LTC David Gayle, Kyle Schnell of BECU, and Pamela Sweeney of Sykes Enterprises.[/caption] COLUMBIA — Employers, hiring managers, veteran employment representatives and military service members met Thursday in Columbia to learn more about how to recruit and…
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