Experts Say Job Creation Can Rebuild Infrastructure
Dunmire Reviews How Others Can Emulate DoD Corrosion Policy
During a briefing convened by Congresswoman Betty Sutton (D-Ohio) on February 4, 2010, at the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill, representatives from government, industry, labor, academia, and the Defense Department addressed ways in which fighting corrosion through better design practices on America’s infrastructure could create jobs and reduce the federal deficit.
Throughout the briefing, panelists alluded frequently to the collapse of the I-35W bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on August 1, 2007, which killed 13 people and injured 145. Read More ...
Air Force Official Defines Vision for Corrosion Prevention
General Blaszkiewicz Leads Team of Corrosion Experts
In January 2009, Gary C. Blaszkiewicz, ranked then as a colonel, became the Air Force’s second corrosion control and prevention executive. That same year on December 15, Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates announced that President Obama had nominated Colonel Blaszkiewicz to the grade of brigadier general in his position as associate director of logistics and deputy chief of staff for Logistics, Installations and Mission Support at U.S. Air Force Headquarters in Washington D.C. The promotion to brigadier general became official on February 2, 2010. Read More ...
U.S. and Australia Agree to Exchange Corrosion Data
Officials Sign Annex to 1962 Mutual Weapons Development Agreement
On January 12, 2010, U.S. and Australian Defense Department officials gathered around a work counter inside The Electrochemistry Laboratory at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division (NSWCCD), to amend a 1962 agreement between both countries to exchange data on the development of military weapons.
The new agreement, signed and witnessed by representatives of the American and Australian Defense Departments at the NSWCCD facility in West Bethesda, Maryland, allows both countries to exchange unclassified data designed to prevent, control, and mitigate corrosion on military facilities and weapon systems. Read More ...
Corrosion Office Evaluates F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
Assessment Team Compares F-35 to the F-22 Raptor
As part of the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act, Congress has required that Daniel J. Dunmire, director of the Corrosion Policy and Oversight Office, conduct a thorough corrosion assessment of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) aircraft, also known as the F-35 Lightning II. In carrying out the study, the team in charge of the evaluation will compare corrosion issues and challenges that affect both the F-35 JSF and the F-22 Raptor programs.
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It's A Boat, It's A Tank … The Marine Corps EFV is Both
In five years the Marine Corps plans to begin fielding its eagerly anticipated Expeditionary Fighting Vehicle (EFV), which stands to have as dramatic an effect on the Corps' expeditionary capabilities as the Harrier Jump Jet and the V-22 Osprey tiltrotor aircraft. A self-deploying, high-water speed, armored amphibious vehicle, the EFV will be capable of transporting Marines from ships located more than 20 nautical miles at sea to inland objectives.
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