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Jul 10. SSAFA Forces Help – Official charity of Farnborough International Airshow 2010! SSAFA Forces Help has been announced as the official charity of Farnborough International Airshow 2010.
“Being named as the official charity of such a high profile event is a great way to mark our 125th anniversary” says SSAFA125 Events Manager, Miranda Thomas.
“SSAFA has teamed up with watchmaker Breitling and will be raffling one of their legendary chronometers each day during the Airshow.”
If you would like to volunteer to help sell raffle tickets at the show, or you would like more information please contact Jessica on Jessica.r@ssafa.org.uk
0207 463 9373

15 Jul 10. Vauxhall extends support partnership for Help For Heroes. Vauxhall is further strengthening its two-year pledge to support British charity, Help For Heroes by supplying two Insignia Sports Tourers event support vehicles and a Movano for day-to-day hauling duties. The Insignia Sport Tourers will be used to support the many fundraising events Help For Heroes organises to raise money for members of the Armed Forces who have been wounded in the service of their country. Supplied in high specification SRi Nav trim, the efficient and powerful 160PS turbodiesel model with standard colour screen satellite navigation system will help provide the Help For Heroes staff with a stylish and practical vehicle to carry them to British and European events in comfort and safety. The Insignia Sports Tourers first tour of duty has already been completed with support of the signature event in the Help For Heroes calendar, the Big Battlefield Bike Ride (BBBR). To assist this year’s riders and those participating in future events, the Insignia Sports Tourers were equipped with Vauxhall cycle carriers. The Movano 3500 will also provide some event support but its main duties will centre on the everyday needs of transporting bulky Help For Heroes boxes and merchandise. To ensure the Vauxhall vehicles attract even more attention for the charity, they have been swathed in the striking Help For Heroes livery. Help For Heroes co-founder, Bryn Parry said: “Help For Heroes’ fundraising events take place across the UK and Europe and a range of vehicles are needed to successfully support them. The addition of two Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourers and the Movano will be a real boon to all the Help For Heroes staff who will be able to travel in comfortable, practical vehicles that I’m sure they will enjoy driving. Help For Heroes extends its thanks once again to Vauxhall.”
Duncan Aldred, Vauxhall Managing Director said: “Vauxhall is proud to be supporting Help For Heroes as it raises money for servicemen and women who have given so much for their country. We’re delighted to be able to extend our support to this very worthwhile charity and we look forward to assisting Help For Heroes further.”
Those wishing to make a contribution to Help For Heroes can do so by logging on to: www.bmycharity.com/vauxhallhelpforheroesgeneralsponsorship

Jul 10. Future Ground Forces Conference, Washington DC, September 20-22, 2010. Technology needs for Today’s Military Modernization
The Army on April 28, 2010 released its 2010 modernization strategy, outlining how it will accomplish its goal of fielding a sustainable mix of units with the necessary troops, training and equipment to contend with a range of conflicts. While previous editions essentially cataloged various Army modernization efforts under way, the 2010 strategy sets overarching priorities and highlights select programs. It’s the first strategy to explicitly address changes the service needs to make in the way it equips troops and units as it adapts to a new force generation model, the rotational plan that aims to balance readiness among units based on where they are in the deployment cycle. The strategy also incorporates recent Defense Department guidance on the Future Combat Systems program that forced the Army to overhaul its plans for a new ground

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