Detyens Shipyards Lands USNS John Lenthall Contract

first_imgBack to overview,Home naval-today Detyens Shipyards Lands USNS John Lenthall Contract Share this article Industry news The winner of a solicitation posted to the Federal Business Opportunities website is Detyens Shipyards, Inc., North Charleston, S.C , which will be the signatory of $8,108,084 firm-fixed-price contract, Marine log informs. Nevertheless, the contract foresees  additional options, which, if used, could result in higher costs rising up to $9 mill.The U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Fleet Support Command is the contracting authority awarding contract on 55 calendar day shipyard availability for the regular overhaul and drydocking of Military Sealift Command fleet replenishment oiler USNS John Lenthall (T-AO 189).USNS John Lenthall is engaged in providing fuel refill to Navy ships already at sea, thus enabling them to remain sailing for a considerable period of time, without having to interrupt their routes.The activities stipulated by the contract, which are to be carried out at North Charleston, S.C. will encompass: cleaning and repairing anchor chains, 12,000 hour maintenance of port main engine, propeller maintenance, cleaning switchboard controllers, replacing the air conditioning chillers and cleaning and painting the underwater hull.The completion of the works is scheduled for June 25.Detyens Shipyards provides large commercial ship owners with quality dry-docking services, a variety of craft expertise, remarkably flexible facility and a growing port. It also provides ultra-high-pressure water blasting as an alternative to grit blasting, a safer and cleaner method than traditional sand blasting.[mappress]Naval Today Staff , April 03, 2012; Detyens Shipyards Lands USNS John Lenthall Contract View post tag: Lenthall View post tag: News by topic View post tag: John View post tag: Detyenscenter_img View post tag: Naval View post tag: lands View post tag: USNS View post tag: contract View post tag: Shipyards View post tag: Navy April 3, 2012last_img read more


first_imgRECAP OF CHERYL MUSGRAVE,  DR STEVEN BECKER MD AND DR DAN ADAMS MDThis years “Outstanding Community Services Award” luncheon will be held at Tropicana-Evansville Walnut rooms A.  The registration begin at 11:30 am, the event officially starts at 12 noon on October 26, 2015. Reservations for this event may be obtain by calling Mollie Drake Schreiber at 812-760-4233 or e-email her at [email protected] Deadline for registration is October 15, 2014.   Last five (5) events were a sellout.CHERYL MUSGRAVE THE CCO “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” 2015 WINNERThe City County Observer is proud to announce our final Cheryl Musgrave as a 2015 “COMMUNITY SERVICE CherylAWARD Winner”.  Musgrave currently sits on the Vanderburgh County Board of Zoning Appeals, is a Commissioner on the Evansville Redevelopment Commission, and was recently given credit by State Representative Gail Riecken for the idea of tying local permit approvals to a business demonstrating it is current on its real property and personal property taxes. Her ability to work with people of every party affiliation has kept her relevant to local government and a lauded decision maker for over twenty years. Her work for the community is done while she also is building her own business in Musgrave Consulting, LLC.Musgrave’s family has long been involved in public service. After her grandfather’s B-17 Bomber crashed during a mission in World War 11 he was a prisoner of war in Nazi Germany. Her father continued the family’s military service as a Sergeant in the United States Air Force, serving on bases in Europe and Alaska during the height of the Cold War. Thereafter her family settled in Greencastle, Indiana, and both of her parents entered politics. Her father served multiple terms on the Putnam County Council and was elected by the body as President. Her mother was elected Township Trustee-Assessor in Putnam County, and as County Chairman of her party.Cheryl married Robert Musgrave, an Evansville attorney and the United States Bankruptcy Chapter 13 Trustee, in 1979, the year they both graduated from DePauw University. They moved to Evansville in 1983, and have made their home in the city’s historic Downtown.Musgrave was first elected as the Vanderburgh County Assessor in 1994. When she arrived, the office staff still used typewriters and liquid correction fluid to process their paperwork. She updated and streamlined her office, adopting a hands-on approach to the job of assessing property values. She earned her Level I and Level II assessing certifications from the State of Indiana. She offered her staff nationally recognized training courses as well. Thanks to her improvements, Vanderburgh County was often the first county in the state to complete its reassessment.Musgrave’s understanding of technology resulted in the creation of a website that was the first of its kind. Citizens were given constant access to both property records and sales information. The site went online in 1997, and has significantly altered the real estate industry in Vanderburgh County. Musgrave also took the lead in developing the county’s Geographic Information System an online map used by both the private and public sectors.Cheryl was asked to serve on the Legislative Committee of the Association of Indiana Counties and was Legislative Co-Chairman of the County Assessor Association. Many of her suggestions and innovations have been incorporated into Indiana law.Musgrave was elected Vanderburgh County Commissioner for District Three in 2004, and a year later became President of the Board of Commissioners. She was praised for her efforts to help victims of the Evansville tornado of November 2005 and also for accomplishments in economic development, improved government performance and road projects.She was a member of the 1999-2000 Lugar Series Class. The Lugar Series selects approximately 20 women annually to participate in a year-long leadership training program.In the summer of 2007, Governor Mitch Daniels appointed Cheryl as Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance in an effort to respond to widespread outrage and protests at local property tax assessment increases. Cheryl reigned in the growth of local governments’ budgets. She also led reforms in consolidating assessing at the county level. During her tenure, the State Legislature through a series of public referenda eliminated all but 13 of the state’s 1,016 township assessors.Musgrave, a Republican, is a long term resident of the City of Evansville and is known for her no nonsense pragmatism when it comes to due diligence regarding the spending of public money. Her public policy background and accomplishments make her well deserving of the CCO “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD”.,DR STEVEN BECKER IS THE DIRECTOR AND ASSOCIATE DEAN OF THE IU SCHOOL OF MEDICINE The City-County Observer is excited to announce that Dr. Steven G. Becker is the Director and Associate Deanbecker of the Indiana University School of Medicine – Evansville. has been selected an “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” WINNER FOR 2015. Since May, of 2011 Dr. Steven Becker, MD, the Director and Associate Dean of Indiana School Medicine-Evansville have been quietly working on attracting the IU Medical School to locate to Evansville. Because of the due diligence of Dr. Becker trying to convince our local and State elected officials to support the IU Medical School is now become a reality.Dr. Steven Becker, MD who has been selected an “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” WINNER FOR 2015 for his outstanding work on bringing the IU Medical School to Evansville.This years awards luncheon will be held at Tropicana-Evansville Walnut rooms A and B. The registration begin at 11:30 am, the event officially starts at 12 noon on October 26, 2015. Reservations for this event may be obtain by calling Mollie Drake Schreiber at 812-760-4233 or e-email her at [email protected] Deadline for registration is October 15, 2014. Last years event was a sellout.So far the “Outstanding Community Services Award” winners for 2015 are: Vanderburgh County Commissioner Joe Kifer, well respected local Attorney Joe Harrison, Jr, Indiana State Auditor Suzanne Crouch and former Vanderburgh County Sheriff and 8th District Congressmen Brad Ellsworth, Dr. Dan Adams.PROFESSIONAL PROFILE OF DR. STEVEN G. BECKER MD, Dr. Steven G. Becker is the Director and Associate Dean of the Indiana University School of Medicine – Evansville. He is currently the Chairperson of Medical Education and Research Partners. Dr. Becker has been a practicing radiologist in the greater Evansville area since 1986. He was formerly the Medical Director of Radiology and Vice President of the Medical Staff at St. Mary’s Warrick Hospital, Boonville, as well as the Medical Director and Clinical instructor of Radiology Technologists at St. Mary’s Medical Center and Welborn Hospital. He was the founding member and president of Southern Indiana Imaging Consultants, which provides radiology services to St. Mary’s and Gibson General Hospital. Dr. Becker has been a volunteer clinical instructor of Radiology Anatomy at IUSM-Evansville since 2001.Dr. Becker received his bachelor’s of science degree in biology from Brown University and his medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo. He completed an internship in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Ohio State University Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, and his residency in Diagnostic Radiology at Vanderbilt University Hospital, Nashville, Tenn.He resides in Vanderburgh County where he enjoys time spent with his wife, Carol, four children and five grandchildren. DR. HERBERT DAN ADAMS, MD SELECTED “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” WINNER FOR 2015 The City-County Observer is excited to announce that CITY COUNCILMAN DR. HERBERT DAN ADAMS MD, Dr. Dan AdamsFACS, ACPE and MBA has been selected an “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” WINNER FOR 2015.  Since May, of 2011 Dr. Adams along with Dr. Steven Becker, MD, the Director and Associate Dean of Indiana School Medicine-Evansville have been quietly working on attracting the IU Medical School to locate to Evansville. Because of the due diligence of Dr. Becker and Dr. Adams trying to convince our local and State elected officials to support the IU Medical School is now a reality. Tomorrow we shall profile Dr. Steven Becker, MD who also has also been selected an “OUTSTANDING COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD” winner for 2015 for his work on bringing the IU Medical School to Evansville.This years awards luncheon will be held at Tropicana-Evansville Walnut rooms A and B. The registration begin at 11:30 am, the event officially starts at 12 noon on October 26, 2015. Reservations for this event may be obtain by calling Mollie Drake Schreiber at 812-760-4233 or e-email her at [email protected] Deadline for registration is October 15, 2014. Last years event was a sellout.So far the “Outstanding Community Services Award” winners for 2015 are: Vanderburgh County Commissioner Joe Kifer, well respected local Attorney Joe Harrison, Jr, Indiana State Auditor Suzanne Crouch and former Vanderburgh County Sheriff and 8th District Congressmen Brad Ellsworth.SUMMARY OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT OF DR. DAN ADAMS, MDEvansville Airport Board, Port Authority. Evansville City Council member, doing hiring evaluations, contract studies and creating value for the city residents. Executive level surgeon with high-level experience in health care services. Seasoned Leader of medical teams with technical expertise in practice management, clinical operations design, implementation, and expansion. Record of Bipartisan Board Work. Extensive mentoring experience. Medical malpractice reviews; Cardiac Surgery Serviceline enhancement @ Good Samaritan Hospital, Vincennes IN; Quality Assurance; & executive coaching of physicians, graduate students, college attendees, and high school members; Substitute high school teacher EVSC; Lecturer @ Signature School, University of Evansville, USI School of Nursing, IU Medical School – Evansville. Evansville City Council: January 2008 – December 2015. Evansville City Council Vice-President 2011, 2013 & 2014. Evansville City Council President 2015CIVIC AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCESCity Councilman At-Large Evansville, IN 2008-2015Shining Light Medical Business Consultants Evansville, IN. President-Owner 2002 to presentOhio Valley Heart Care Evansville, IN . President & Chief of Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgical Section 1996 – 1999Cardiovascular Surgery Inc. Evansville, IN. President, Adult CVT Surgeon 1982 – 1995Western Montana Clinic Missoula, MT. Adult CVT Surgeon 1975 – 1982EDUCATIONExecutive MBA, Health Care Management,The Olin School of Business, St. Louis, MO 2002Senior Registrar, Brompton Hospital, London England, 1/75 – 7/75Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgical Fellowship, Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX, 7/74 – 12/74Cardiovascular Surgical Fellowship, Texas Heart Institute, Houston, TX, 7/73 – 6/74Active Military Service 6/71 – 6/73Cardiovascular-Thoracic Surgical Chief Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 7/70 – 6/71Senior and Chief Surgical Residency, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 7/68 – 6/70Junior Surgical Residency, The Children’s Hospital/ Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA, 7/66 – 6/68Straight Surgical Internship, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, MA, 7/65 – 6/66M.D., Harvard Medical School, 1965B.A., American Studies – Pre Med, Yale University, 1961Phillips Academy, Andover, MA, 1957MILITARY SERVICECommander, USNR, 7/73 – 7/79Naval Reserve Unit, Missoula, MT 9/75 – 7/79Marine Reserve Battalion Surgeon, 1st BR 23MAR4th MARDIVFMF USMCR, Houston, TX 8/-73 – 6/74, Created Pilot Teaching Program with BenTaub Hospital Emergency Room For OJT of USN CorpsmenStaff Thoracic Surgeon, Pensacola Naval Hospital, Pensacola, FL, 8/72 – 6/73,Team partner in creating pilot PROMIS SystemShip’s Surgeon, USS John F. Kennedy, CVA 67, Atlantic/Mediterranean Cruise, 7/71 – 8/72, Awarded Navy Achievement Medal for Professional Excellence.BOARD CERTIFICATIONAmerican Board of Surgery, 10/71American Board of Thoracic Surgery, 10/74MEDICAL AFFILIATIONSAmerican College of Physician Executives, DiplomatAmerican College of Surgeons, FellowThe Society of Thoracic SurgeonsThe Denton A. Cooley Cardiovascular SocietyIndiana Medical AssociationVanderburgh County Medical SocietyCIVIC AFFILIATIONSOne of five individuals on the original YMCA Board that first brought soccer to Missoula, MT in 1975For the enjoyment of over 1000+ children & their families within 4 yearsMember of Evansville Regional Airport Board 2004-2005Evansville Northside Kiwanis Club, Board & Foundation Member 2004-2008Mentor Indiana –2004ISMA 2005 Physician Community Service Award NomineeEvansville Port Authority Board 2005Boys & Girls Club Devotee & Soccer CoachVolunteer Clinical Associate Professor of Surgery,Indiana University Medical School–Evansville Community Advisory Committee 2010- PresentArea Health Education Committee Forming Committee 2007- presentPOLITICAL ACTIVITIESEvansville City Councilor At-Large 2008-2012City Council Vice-President 2011, 2013, 2014City Council President 2015City Council Liaisons – Area Plan Committee, Animal Control, Computer Services, Evansville Redevelopment Commission, Fire Department, Evansville Endowment Fund.The “Outstanding Community Services Award” winners for 2015 are: Vanderburgh County Commissioner Joe Kifer, well respected local Attorney Joe Harrison, Jr, Indiana State Auditor Suzanne Crouch and former Vanderburgh County Sheriff and 8th District Congressmen Brad Ellsworth, Dr. Dan Adams, Dr Steven Becker MD, Tracy Zeller. Holly Dunn, Cheryl Musgrave and Betty Hermann.FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

Searching for paradise

first_imgOn the morning it overthrew Chilean Socialist President Salvador Allende, the right-wing military junta behind the bloody coup rounded up thousands of citizens, inaugurating 17 years of harsh dictatorship in the South American country.Among the detainees was Raúl Zurita, a 23-year-old engineering student turned poet who was carrying poems that officers deemed suspicious. He was arrested and taken to a naval training ship with hundreds of other detainees, and there he was beaten and tortured.Zurita was released after 21 days, but the incident left a profound mark on him. Now, as one of the most celebrated poetic voices in Latin America, he still has trouble making sense of the violence inflicted by the brutal military rule that gripped his country between 1973 and 1990.“It was horrible,” said Zurita of his arrest, on a recent morning at a coffee shop near Harvard Square. “It was a glimpse of hell that I could never try to describe with words.”But try he has.Six years after his arrest, Zurita published “Purgatory,” a collection that renowned poet C.D. Wright hailed as groundbreaking for its use of Christian symbols, brain scans, and graphics to register the violence perpetrated against Chileans. She compared it to Gertrude Stein’s “Lifting Belly” and Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl.”Later, Zurita wrote “Anteparadise” and “The New Life,” which with “Purgatory” constitute a trilogy that draws on Dante’s “The Divine Comedy,” one of Zurita’s biggest influences. Critics praised the sequence as a major achievement. In 1984 Zurita was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and in 2000 he received Chile’s National Literature Prize.Zurita, the Robert F. Kennedy Visiting Professor in Latin American Studies, has bent poetic conventions in an attempt to portray Chile’s spiritual and mental breakdown under the military rule.“Everything was broken,” he said. “I felt that the traditional language of poetry couldn’t explain what was going on; the wounds that were being created, the pain and desperation. I didn’t want to do a pamphlet, an openly political manifest. We needed more. We had to learn to speak again.”Zurita will deliver a bilingual poetry reading with Anna Deeny, the translator of his forthcoming book “Sky Below: Selected Poems,” at 6 p.m. Wednesday at CGIS South S-010 (Tsai Auditorium). The event is sponsored by the David Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies.Compared to fellow Chilean poets Pablo Neruda and Nicanor Parra, Zurita has distinguished himself for his radical use of language and his experimental endeavors. During the military regime, he joined an art collective that staged performances to protest repression and took part in the social movement that helped put an end to Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet’s rule in 1990. He had his poem “The New Life” —“My God is HungerMy God is SnowMy God is NoMy God is DisillusionmentMy God is CarrionMy God is ParadiseMy God is PampaMy God is ChicanoMy God is CancerMy God is EmptinessMy God is WoundMy God is GhettoMy God is PainMy God isMy Love of God”— written by small airplanes over the New York skyline and his phrase “Neither Pain Nor Fear” etched with bulldozers in Chile’s Atacama Desert. Zurita said he saw both the sky and the desert as blank pages on which to write a sort of testimony of people’s passage on earth.With more than 20 collections behind him, Zurita continues to write and live a peripatetic life despite his Parkinson’s disease, which was diagnosed 15 years ago.“My disease,” he said, “I take it with humor and resignation. I feel that my body is occupied by numerous children that cannot be controlled. My hands, my legs, and my arms, they do whatever they want.”After his stint at Harvard, Zurita will travel to the Netherlands and then India before returning to Santiago, where he teaches literature at the Diego Portales University. When he’s not writing papers, preparing classes, or traveling around the world, Zurita has busied himself with a translation of “The Divine Comedy,” which he started three years ago. He first heard about Dante from his Italian grandmother, who helped his widowed mother raise him in the 1950s in Santiago.For all his accomplishments, Zurita still recalls the financial hardships he experienced in the early years of his career. To feed his family, he worked in construction and selling calculators. “There was so much poverty during the dictatorship but nobody wanted or wants to talk about it,” he said.His own life has included versions of hell and purgatory, he said, but he remains convinced that art’s goal is the pursuit of happiness.“Even if the evidence at hand suggests that pursuing paradise on earth is foolish,” he said. “I still think that the goal of poetry and art in general is to build a world that is worthy, egalitarian, and filled with love and compassion.”last_img read more

Wildlife agency rescues ensnared tiger in Riau pulp plantation

first_imgThe agency dispatched a rescue team, which included medical personnel, at 7 p.m.After traveling over land and water for more than two hours, the team joined the field officers of Region I section of BKSDA Riau and the workers of RAPP at the RAPP office.“That night, the team prepared to carry out an evacuation the next morning,” Suharyono said.The team arrived at the tiger’s location at 12:30 p.m. “They immediately anesthetized the tiger, cut the wire trap ensnaring the tiger’s leg and gave first aid to the open wound on the tiger’s right front leg,” said Suharyono.The female tiger is 1.7 meters long and is estimated to be between 3 and 5 years old.“We estimated that the tiger had been trapped for three days as its wounds are pretty severe. Therefore, we decided to evacuate the tiger [instead of releasing the animal],” he said.The tiger was sent to be treated at the Sumatran Tiger Rehabilitation Center (PRHSD) in Dharmasraya regency, West Sumatra. (aly)Topics : The Riau Natural Resources Conservation Agency (BKSDA Riau) rescued a female Sumatran tiger that had been severely wounded by a poacher’s snare at a pulp plantation in Pelalawan regency, Riau on Sunday.The agency received a report on the snared tiger from the PT Riau Andalan Pulp and Paper (RAPP) Estate Meranti on Saturday afternoon, after the company’s field officers found the tiger on the outskirts of the plantation.“The field officers [of RAPP] kept an eye on the tiger’s condition from a safe distance,” BKSDA Riau head Suharyono said on Monday.last_img read more

Tongue in Chic: New York Fashion Week proves increasingly irrelevant

first_imgIt’s no coincidence that all my picks are smaller, less established brands. That’s because I’d actually wear their clothes — they’re still luxury, with all the creative flair and fine craftsmanship that entails, but they’re also way more accessible and suited for everyday wear. Whereas the heavy-hitters who’ve been around forever, simply aren’t made for the general public. I mean, Tom Ford’s show was gorgeous — Bella Hadid strutted in slinky, body-skimming chainmail — but his line is utterly unwearable. I don’t need to watch their runway shows because, one, I’m not going to see anything I’d realistically put on my own body, and two, I already know I’ll see the dresses later in some red carpet roundup.  Tiffany Kao | Daily Trojan It seems more and more people in fashion are becoming disillusioned with Fashion Week. A survey from industry news publication Fashionista that asked industry professionals their thoughts on Fashion Week garnered nearly 500 responses and revealed mixed feelings; a majority of respondents said they felt it was a waste of time and resources and that mounting big runway shows, not to mention attendees jetting around the world, exacted an environmental toll. Either way, the future of NYFW is in flux, and, in an industry infamous for its mercurial nature, there’s no telling what next season will bring.  Kitty Guo is a senior writing about fashion. Her column, “Tongue in Chic,” runs every other  Monday. It’s evident that NYFW is losing its luster. But let me be clear: It’s only New York that I’m feeling “meh” about. London, Milan and Paris Fashion Week are still on the calendar, and I’m extremely excited to see what they deliver. But for New York, the hype simply isn’t there — it’s moved overseas.  These are brands that are culturally relevant, that are inspiring discussion and moving the fashion conversation forward. Sandy Liang’s neon-trimmed fleeces, inspired by her childhood, were dubbed the hottest jacket in menswear by GQ; Eckhaus Latta recently mounted a full-scale solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Over the summer, Katie Holmes went viral when she stepped out in Khaite’s cashmere bra, which instantly sold out.  As a fashion columnist, it would be an egregious oversight for me not to mention that it is currently New York Fashion Week, where brands will showcase their autumn/winter ready-to-wear collections. The week officially kicked off this Monday, Feb. 3 and goes until this Wednesday. Some brands that are showing include Helmut Lang, The Row and Marc Jacobs. Some brands that include not showing are Ralph Lauren, Tommy Hilfiger and Pyer Moss. The brand that made waves by ditching New York for Los Angeles, Tom Ford, staged his runway show Friday night at Milk Studios Hollywood in front of a gaggle of celebrity attendees, including Jennifer Lopez, Kylie Jenner and Lil Nas X. center_img And yet, I kind of … don’t care. And I’m not the only one who feels that way, as a rash of articles have popped up in the last few days declaring NYFW “irrelevant” and explaining the decision to skip the whole thing entirely.  When it comes to New York’s roster, there are only a few brands I’m interested in seeing: Sandy Liang, Eckhaus Latta, Khaite. Other buzzy emerging designers I would’ve loved to see, like Maryam Nassir Zadeh and Pyer Moss, have opted out of the fracas entirely. The rest … I can take it or leave it.  Plus, there were shows that were just plain bad. Christian Siriano (who does great work advancing diversity and size inclusivity in fashion) based his collection on “Birds of Prey,” the new Harley Quinn movie. Of course not every season needs to go down in history books, but … why? I liked some looks, such as a ruffly black leather getup, but some, like a confetti-colored fringed bolero, looked like something you’d get at Party City and then toss in the trash after spilling your martini on it.  OK, great! Now that’s out of the way … Look, I know I should care. For fashion reporters, NYFW is basically awards season for entertainment writers or election time for political journalists. Fashion Week happens twice a year, once in spring and once in fall, and it’s a whirlwind of runway shows, street-style candids and cocktail parties, where everyone jostles to see and be seen. As someone who one day aspires to the position of Vanessa Friedman or Robin Givhan, wading into the thick of NYFW is non-negotiable. last_img read more

‘Star Wars Squadrons’ release details: Date, price, gameplay trailer for new EA title

first_imgOne of the more relieving things the company announced is that there would be no microtransactions in this version, a stark difference from “Star Wars: Battlefront II.”MORE: Top PS4 reveal takeawaysHere are the key details to know regarding the game:What is the story for ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’?In single player action, you’ll alternate between play a New Republic’s Vanguard pilot and a fighter in the the Empire’s Titan squadron in a battle for galactic supremacy.”This is the definitive Star Wars pilot experience,” says the narrator of the trailer, which can be seen below.Star Wars Squadrons features a single player mode, multiplayer mode, cross-play, and you can play in VR!— IGN (@IGN) June 18, 2020When is the release date for ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’?The game will come out on Oct. 2 for all current generation platforms. It’s unclear if or when the game will be available on the next-gen PlayStation and Xbox.How much will ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ cost?The price point is set at $40 — a pretty reasonable mark considering the absence of microtransactions in this edition.What should you expect from online features?Core online gameplay will consist of squads of five fighters who can choose from eight customizable base ships: Tie Fighter, X-Wing, Tie Interceptor, A-Wing, Tie Reaper, U-Wing, Tie Bomber and Y-Wing.The trailer promises a high level of personalization for ships, including both cosmetic and strategic choices that are unlocked for free by playing matches.Will there be crossplay for ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’?Yes. EA now seems to be fully embracing the crossplay gaming wave, and “Star Wars: Squadrons” competitors on PS4, Xbox and PC will all be able to join each other online. The EA Play 2020 showcase on Thursday afternoon gave “Star Wars” fans a treat with full details regarding the upcoming release of “Star Wars: Squadrons.”EA provided a lengthy video trailer as well as a number of modes and features players can enjoy when the game drops in October. What systems can you play ‘Star Wars: Squadrons’ on?At release, the game will be available on PS4, Xbox and PC. Additionally, there will be VR support on the PS4 and PC.How will microtransactions work in the new game?It appears there won’t be any microtransactions in “Star Wars: Squadrons.” That means level-ups will come purely from playing the game rather than shelling out additional cash.What other details did we learn about the game from EA Play?Locations you’ll be able to visit include Yavin Prime and Galitan. Familiar characters include Wedge Antilles and Hera Syndulla.last_img read more