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Phoenix Induction Celebrated in Fine Style

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On April 14, 2016, the U.S. Coast Guard, with significant help from VectorCSP and the Coast Guard Aviation Association (CGAA), saw the culmination of a major restoration effort with the induction of an H-52 helicopter into the Smithsonian Institution’s Udvar-Hazy Air and Space Museum. Called “The Phoenix Project,” the H-52 (tail number 1426) is the first U.S. Coast Guard aircraft inducted into the Smithsonian’s collection.

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Phoenix Project Nearing Completion

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After nine months of undergoing meticulous work, HH-52 CGNR 1426 (“The Phoenix”) is almost ready to go to its new home at the National Air and Space Museum…just in time for the 100th anniversary of U.S. Coast Guard Aviation. The restoration project leads, VectorCSP artisans John Siemens and Craig Simmons, are proud of this stunning aircraft.

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VectorCSP will research Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) as team member of ASSURE

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The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has named a team led by Mississippi State University as its new Center of Excellence (COE) for Unmanned Aircraft Systems. The new center will be run by MSU’s Alliance for System Safety of UAS through Research Excellence, or ASSURE, which comprises top UAS research universities and over 100 government and industry partners (including VectorCSP). The COE will study technical issues needed for the successful introduction of UAS into the National Airspace System, including detect-and-avoid technology, low-altitude operations safety, control and communications, training and certification of UAS pilots, and compatibility with air traffic control operations. Other…

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AFSOC Courseware Support team hits the ground running

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VectorCSP kicked off its latest contract (in partnership with InfoPro of Huntsville, Alabama) to provide technical services for the Headquarters for Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) at Hurlburt Field, Florida. The main effort of the task is courseware development providing “combat mission ready” (CMR) workbooks for the Command’s aircrew and represents one of the highest priority areas of the AFSOC Commander, Lt. Gen. Bradley Heithold. Follow-on development will include Advanced Tactical Training (ATT) courseware, focusing on more seasoned aircrew and providing advanced knowledge in tactics, techniques, procedures (TTP), command and control, and systems knowledge, along with identifying aircrew that…

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VectorCSP receives Public School Volunteer Recognition award

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Each year VectorCSP and their employees strive to give something back to the community in which we do business. For the past 7 years, we have worked with the Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public School (ECPPS) District to purchase and provide necessary items that the teachers need for their classrooms, but might not receive without donor assistance, or through their own personal expense. For the last 5 years, VectorCSP has donated a case of copy paper to every classroom teacher in the 12-school district. This year we donated 427 cases of paper. VectorCSP received recognition for their service at the annual community…

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VectorCSP is Awarded AFSOC Contract

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VectorCSP has been awarded a prime contract via our GSA OASIS SB IDIQ to provide on-site curriculum support for all courseware development, update, maintenance, publication, and distribution services to the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command (AFSOC) at Hurlburt Field, FL. For the first year under this two-year contract, VectorCSP will provide Courseware Specialists, Training Systems Analysts, Weapons and Tactics Analysts, a Language Regional Expertise and Culture PM, and a Unit Resource Coordinator to maintain existing and newly developed courseware for AFSOC Aircrew. Kickoff was held (below), 100% of the required positions were filled on the first day, and all…

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VectorCSP takes on Coast Guard Aviation Association (CGAA) Phoenix Project

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Joining a collaborative effort between the U.S. Coast Guard and CGAA, VectorCSP has taken on the Phoenix Project, a mission to fully restore an HH-52A to be displayed in the National Air and Space Museum (Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center) in Chantilly, Virginia. John Siemens and Craig Simmons, VectorCSP employees and retired career Coastguardsmen, are in charge of restoring the helicopter at the Elizabeth City airport. After transporting the aircraft from California on a flatbed truck and setting up the worksite, the artisans have begun the painstaking tasks required to ensure authenticity and museum-standard condition. Project completion is scheduled for March…

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