MAG Donates $1 Million Worth of Medicines for Treatment of Patients in Iraq

Baghdad, Iraq – November 28, 2016 – MAG Aerospace, MAG Logistics and MAG SG, along with Momentum Solutions donated essential medicines to the Unity Iraq Foundation for Relief & Development (UIFRD) to assist with treating patients in Baghdad, Iraq.

UIFRD is a non-profit organization based in Iraq with focus on caring for the displaced, and providing relief, subsidy, and assistance for the sick, the poor, and the needy. The donation, valued at one-million dollars, has been distributed throughout the Anbar province, among the Hospital of Canton, Amuda Hospital, and Hilaliya Clinic for treatment of patients at no charge.

Dr. Abeer Hasaf and Dr. Tarik Hamandee, Co-Presidency of the Health Commission for Al-Jazeera in Canton, sent a letter to MAG Logistics to “extend the deepest thanks and appreciation to the Canadian Government and both the Humpty Institute and MAG Logistics Canadian company for sending (880 lbs) of medicine.”

The donated medicine was purchased and shipped from Imres, Netherlands to Baghdad Airport in August, 2016. The air freight, and the coverage of all fees associated with the donation’s shipment was generously donated by Dubai-based logistics provider, ANHAM FZCO.

When Dr. Hasaf had reached out asking for assistance with the medicine, we were happy to help. Having worked in Iraq for many years, and having seen the local conditions, we understood the urgency and appreciate the opportunity to get involved” said Stephen Arbib, CEO of Momentum Solutions Canada Inc.

MAG Aerospace, MAG Logistics, MAG SG, and Momentum Solutions, have collectively donated this medicine and are thankful to all entities involved in the shipments journey to the people of Baghdad, Iraq.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, VA, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned aerial surveillance (Airborne ISR), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and aviation training services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world. MAG Aerospace is a MAG Global company. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

 

MAG Donates RAVEN & PUMA to Texas Panhandle War Memorial

Amarillo, TX – November 11, 2016 – Each year, a Veteran’s Day ceremony is conducted at the Texas Panhandle War Memorial. A crowd upwards of 900 participated in this year’s ceremony, thanking our veterans for their service to our country. During this year’s ceremony, on behalf of MAG, Matthew Schleich and Howard O’Dell presented two SUAVs, a RAVEN and a PUMA, to the Texas Panhandle War Memorial. These aircraft will be displayed in the memorials education center, scheduled to be constructed within the next few years. The multi-floor facility will focus on educating area students on the military, veterans, and current/previous conflicts. Matthew stated “It was a great day spent with patriotic and appreciative people.”

Matthew Schleich (left) and Howard ODell (right)

Matthew Schleich (left) and Howard O’Dell (right) holding a certificate of appreciation from the Texas Panhandle War Memorial.

About MAG Aerospace
MAG Aerospace, headquartered in Woodbridge, VA, is a leader in providing and enabling global situational awareness to make the world smaller and safer. Private equity backed by the Clairvest Group, MAG Aerospace delivers manned aerial surveillance (Airborne ISR), unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), and aviation training services to federal, global, and commercial customers around the world. MAG Aerospace is a MAG Global Company. For more information, visit www.magaero.com.

MAG Supports Lisa Anthony in Her Efforts To End Breast Cancer

Woodbridge, VA., May 4, 2016 – On June 4, 2016, MAG’s Director of HR, Lisa Anthony, will walk in her fifth AVON 39 Walk To End Breast Cancer.  MAG is proud to donate in support of her efforts to take down breast cancer. Anyone who wishes to donate to the AVON 39 fund is helping breast cancer patients in the community and across the nation. Your donation will enable access to mammograms and medicine, fuel research, and save lives.

If you want to donate to support Lisa in her efforts, you can do so here.

Woodbridge Senior High School Robotics Team Places 5th at VEX Worlds

Woodbridge, VA, April 26, 2016 – The Woodbridge Senior High School (WSHS) robotics team competed over the weekend in the 2016 VEX World Robotics Championship competition. The competition, which holds the Guinness world record for the largest robotics event, was hosted at the Kentucky Expo Center April 21-23. It brought just over 1,000 of the world’s top robotics teams to celebrate their accomplishments and compete against each other.

Each year, the competition presents a new challenge, and this year was “Nothing but Net,” a hoop game. The square robots were tasked with collecting soft NERF balls, about the size of oranges, and shooting baskets. Most of the robots for this specific challenge were box-like, and included a flywheel that can scoop up balls and spit them back out.

MAG was a sponsor for one of the WSHS robots, pictured above. WSHS Team A got 5th place over-all at the competition.

A recap of the VEX World Robotics Championship will be shown on ESPN 2 on July 20, 2016.

BOSH Global Services Donates Unmanned Aircraft Systems to Embry-Riddle

Woodbridge, VA, April 20, 2016 – BOSH Global Services donated four MartinUAV Super Bat unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Sciences program at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. The donation is worth over $260,000 USD.

Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus has the largest baccalaureate UAS program in the United States. BOSH Global Services, a MAG Global Company, is a world leader in UAS command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance services.

“Having the four Super Bats has opened up a great opportunity for us,” said Joany Ramos-Erazo, student president of the Embry-Riddle UAS Club. “It will give us hands-on experience with the Piccolo autopilot system that will transfer the skills we learn here into real-world operations. We’ll be able to work on real mission planning scenarios while logging flight time with a UAS that’s used around the world.”

The MartinUAV Super Bat complements the department’s fleet of unmanned and autonomous aircrafts.

“With the Super Bat UAS, our students will use actual scenario-based learning, reinforcing our extensive simulation capabilities,” said Dr. Joseph Cerreta, an acknowledged UAS thought leader and Assistant Professor of Aeronautical Science in the College of Aviation at Embry-Riddle’s Daytona Beach Campus. “The Piccolo autopilot system in the Super Bat gives our students actual flight time and transferable experience to many other leading unmanned systems, including Textron’s Aerosonde, the Northrop Grumman Bat, Raytheon-Sensintel’s Silver Fox and Latitude’s HQ-40. This experience helps produce highly skilled, in-demand graduates.”

To read the full news release from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, click here.

About BOSH Global Services
BOSH Global Services, headquartered in Newport News, Va., is a provider of mission-critical Unmanned Aircraft System services and solutions. From designing, engineering and operating critical operations centers to providing secure and classified data sharing to deployed UAS operations and maintenance, BOSH provides full life cycle support solutions for the most challenging customers. BOSH is ISO 9001:2008 registered.  BOSH Global Services is a MAG Global Company. For more information, visit www.boshgs.com

About MAG Global
MAG Global solves the world’s toughest problems. Operating in over 20 countries on five continents, the MAG Global companies provide turn-key aviation, logistics and life support services to federal, global and commercial customers around the world. For more information, visit www.magglobalcompanies.com

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is the world’s largest fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace. ERAU is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 80 baccalaureate, master’s and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts & Sciences, Aviation, Business, Engineering and Security & Intelligence. Embry-Riddle educates students at residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Fla., and Prescott, Ariz., through the Worldwide Campus with more than 125 locations in the United States, Europe, Asia and the Middle East, and through online programs. The university is a major research center, seeking solutions to real-world problems in partnership with the aerospace industry, other universities and government agencies. For more information, visit http://www.embryriddle.edu

Image appears courtesy of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

BOSH Sponsors York Foundation for Public Education

Woodbridge, VA, April 12, 2016 – BOSH Global Services, a MAG Global Company, is now a sponsor of The York Foundation for Public Education (YFPE).  The YFPE is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization established in 1994 by local volunteers to strengthen the public schools in York County. Their mission is to develop resources in order to encourage educational innovation, promote and recognize excellence, and address the needs of students, faculty, and staff of the York County School Division.

To learn more about The YFPE visit YorkCountySchools.org/YFPE

MAG Joins Angel Flight of the Mid-Atlantic as Flight Donor

Woodbridge, VA, April 7, 2016 – MAG is pleased to announce that they have joined Angel Flight of the Mid-Atlantic region to donate flights for those in need of medical care. To date MAG has donated ten angel flights with our biggest trip being a series of flights for a six-year-old girl from outside Richmond, Virginia. We flew her to Atlantic City where we meet up with another aircrew who continues flying her up to Boston for her medical treatments.

“The Angel Flight experience is rewarding to us knowing we are helping families in need and to bring a bit of the enjoyment of flying in the process,” said Allen Hetzell, Chief Pilot for MAG Aerospace, who has donated his time flying for Angel Flight on behalf of MAG.

Angel Flight Mid-Atlantic provides medical air transport for patients in the Mid-Atlantic region to ensure that no patient in need is denied access to distant specialized medical evaluation, diagnosis, treatment, or rehabilitation for lack of a means of long-distance medical air transportation. To learn more about Angel Flight, click here.

MAG Logistics Donates Essential Medicine to Those in Need

Woodbridge, VA – April 6, 2016 – Stephen Arbib, CEO of MAG Logistics, together with The Humpty Dumpty Institute, donated and delivered much needed pharmaceuticals to the Kurdish areas of both Iraq and Syria. This donation will assist in alleviating the ongoing shortage of medicine in Iraq.

Closures of supply routes, high conflict areas, medical supply shortages and staff shortages are among the pressing challenges facing Iraq and all culminate in a severe health crisis.

“The conflict in Iraq is creating significant challenges in terms of getting medicine to where it is needed most. While we would like to help every community, we selected The Kobani community, in Kurdistan, which has suffered greatly at the hands of ISIS,” Mr. Arbib said about the pharmaceutical donation.

The pharmaceuticals will treat a range of conditions and illnesses and include several classes of antibiotics such as Amoxicillin and Ciprofloxacin. The value of the medical shipment is estimated to be $250,000 USD.

About MAG Logistics
MAG Logistics, headquartered in Toronto, Canada, is an independent, privately owned company, comprised of a team with an average of 25 years of experience in specialty aviation with a peerless reputation in the industry. The MAG Logistics team has been involved in all facets of aviation, and understands the business of transporting cargo and passengers on time and safely. Having vast global experience, MAG Logistics has successfully completed hundreds of projects, both large and small, often times under very difficult conditions. MAG Logistics is a MAG Global Company.  For more information, visit www.maglogistics.com

About The Humpty Dumpty Institute

The Humpty Dumpty Institute is a non-profit organization serving people in the developing world through the implementation of large-scale humanitarian projects and through our work with the United Nations. Since 2006, HDI has implemented significant development projects in Angola, Mozambique, Eritrea, Lebanon, Armenia, Laos, Vietnam, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. HDI fosters dialogue between the United Nations and a variety of constituencies all designed to help the U.N. become an even more effective Institution. To learn more visit, www.thehdi.org

BOSH Sponsors York County Little League

Woodbridge, VA, March 31, 2016 –  BOSH Global services recently donated as a sponsor of the York County Little League. York County Little League not only provide friendly competition through baseball and softball, they believe through proper guidance and exemplary leadership, the little league program assists children in developing the qualities of citizenship, discipline, teamwork, and physical well-being. BOSH Global Services, a MAG Global Company, is proud to support the growth and development of the youth in their community and all over the world.

To learn more about the York County Little League visit YCLL.net

MAG Supports Woodbridge Senior High School Robotics Team

Woodbridge, VA, March 28, 2016  – MAG is a proud supporter of the Woodbridge, Va, Senior High School robotics team as they make their 4th consecutive appearance at the Virginia VEX World Championships.

Woodbridge Senior High School Robotics is an after school, extra-curricular activity that allows students to explore their innovative design side by building robots.  This year’s team consists of 51 students ranging from 9th to 12th grades and from a diverse background were organized into 8 squads building 8 robots.  The students competed all winter/fall with the goal of getting to the Virginia VEX Robotics State Championship.

MAG Supports Athens Robotics Team

Woodbridge, VA, March 22, 2016  – MAG is a proud supporter of the Athens Robotics Team (ART) as they represent Alabama at the North American Open Championship at LEGOLAND California in May. Andy Grose is one of our engineers at our Huntsville office and a cofounder of ART.

“Investing in the lives of these kids is truly worthwhile,” said Andy. “I’ve watched these kids pick up programming and design concepts so quickly, it is really fun watching them become little engineers and they don’t even realize it.” ART teaches kids real world skills including designing and testing, research, and public speaking at a young age that will no doubt benefit them in the years to come.

The Athens Robot Team is an independent team made up of students from Athens City Schools and one from Madison. Students range from 4thgrade up to 7thgrade. The team was founded by engineers Andy Grose and Jeff Biggs. We are in our fourth year of competition in FIRST Lego League, and we have advanced to the Alabama FLL State Championship each year.

MAG Supports TACP Association 24 Hour Challenge

Woodbridge, Va, March 16, 2016 – MAG donated to support the TACP Association via Team Omega NC ANG. The 24 Hour Challenge wlil take place on 23-24 March 2016. The Association is made up of Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) members, active and retired, who work to raise funds to help our wounded as well as support the families of those lost in combat. MAG is proud to support our TACP community as we remember and honor those who we’ve lost in combat.

Hope For The Warriors® and MAG Conducts Business Boot Camp For Veteran Entrepreneurs

Hope For The Warriors Business Boot Camp was a success.

Woodbridge, VA, November 19, 2015- Hope For The Warriors® teamed with Corporate Executives from Momentum Aerospace Group (MAG) to conduct a one-day Power. Action. Community. Transition. (PACT) Business Boot Camp for veteran entrepreneurs. On Thursday, November 5, C-level executives from the MAG team, mostly veterans themselves, discussed their careers, how they built on their experiences in the military, and presented short classes on business development, including: building a founding team, developing a pipeline, operations, accounting, and pitching strategies. The five veterans in attendance took their business ideas and created a brief outline of a business plan and practiced pitching their businesses. Read more

MAG Makes Donation to 11th Annual DoDFRA Golf Tournament

Woodbridge, VA, September 9, 2015- MAG sponsored a hole at this year’s 11th Annual Department of Defense Field Research Activity (DoDFRA) Golf Tournament on July 24th, 2015 at Compass Pointe Golf Course in Pasadena, Maryland. The DoDFRA Golf Tournament raises funds that support the families of our dedicated personnel serving in harm’s way. MAG’s donation went towards activities that directly benefit the health, welfare, and morale of our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines, and their family members.

MAG Logistics Donates Medical Supplies To Hospital in Nepal

Woodbridge, VA, May 6, 2015 – Following the recent earthquake in Nepal, Momentum Aviation Group (MAG) and its partner MAG Logistics donated and delivered much needed medical relief to Katmandu’s main trauma hospital, Bir Hospital. Read more

MAG Donates $500,000 of Medicine to Typhoon Relief

Despite being operational again, Tacloban Airport was a canvas of devastation. Overturned vehicles, collapsed roofs, and fields of debris hinted at the destructive force of Typhoon Haiyan. This Typhoon (called Yolanda in the Philippines) had infamously distinguished itself: it was the strongest storm ever record at landfall, the strongest typhoon ever recorded for one minute sustained wind speed, and the deadliest typhoon in Phillipine modern history. At Talcoban Airport, aid workers rushed to unload hundreds of pallets of relief supplies from waiting planes. Among those pallets were several that bore the MAG logo. Read more

MAG Supports Grissom High School JROTC Wounded Warrior Run

MAG is proud to be a Platinum sponsor for the Grissom High School JROTC Wounded Warrior Run that takes place later this month. The proceed from the run benefit the Huntsville Chapter of Team Red, White and Blue, a veteran-based organization that is local to the Tennessee Valley.  Race proceeds also benefit the Grissom JROTC program.

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