Revision Military Ltd,Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) has announced a new US Army contract with Revision Eyewear, for work in Essex Junction, on a next-generation helmet that will be designed to apply the grim lessons of troop injuries in Iraq Afghanistan in improving head protection for US soldiers. The three-year contract is with the US Army’s Natick Labs Soldier Systems division and is worth $1,990,340. Leahy is a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and of its Defense Subcommittee, which handles the Senate’s work in writing the annual defense budget bills. He has long supported Revision’s cutting-edge work on soldier protective systems such as protective eyewear. Leahy’s matchmaking efforts with Revision and Defense Department agencies, coupled with the funding he has secured through his work on the Appropriations Committee, have given the firm the chance to prove its technology, earn its reputation for quality and innovation and build strong links to potential customers. Leahy said, ‘As a Vermonter I’m so proud that Vermont firms are in the forefront of creating life-saving innovations like this. It is a credit to our state’s workforce and growing technology sector that firms like Revision are taking root here. This Army contract shows that Revision has the expertise and technology to design a next-generation helmet that will improve protection from Traumatic Brain Injury and blast wounds.’ ‘Senator Leahy continues to support Revision’s growth beyond ballistic eyewear and into head protection systems. He has shown a strong commitment to ensure that the newest soldier protection innovations are put into service to protect our troops as they encounter ever more sophisticated battlefield environments,’ said Jonathan Blanshay, CEO of Revision. Under the contracts, Revision will be responsible for developing a new design prototype for the U.S. military’s next-generation headgear system. The new helmet will integrate both ballistic impact protection and blast protection from rotational forces that are believed to contribute to the relatively high number of brain injuries suffered by soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. The helmet will have built-in communications systems, include enhanced chemical protection for the wearer, and will integrate a protection for the jaw and lower face.ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. (FRIDAY, July 1) ‘
The Batesville track and field displayed some incredible performances last night to run away with two victories as they hosted a 4-way meet between Hauser, Jac-Cen-Del and North Decatur. Boys won by almost triple bringing in 119 points! North Decatur was second with 44, JCD just outscored Hauser 38-37. For the girls, they won by just over twice as many points with 111.5 to North Decatur’s 52.5. JCD and Hauser tied as they both had 37 points. It was a pretty beautiful night with very little wind and it only started to get a little chilly as the sun went down and many athletes took advantage of it. The Bulldogs took home many blue ribbons and capture many 1st and 2nd place finishes. Our four blue ribbon winner for the night was Stephanie Nobbe as she had season personal bests in all her individual events. And again, there were many Bulldogs receiving personal bests for the night as I will list at the bottom. But first, for the ribbon winners. The top 5 earned ribbons and points for their team at this meet and for Batesville, they went to the following…1st place winners (which is quite a list) were:Adam Bedel-DiscusKent Meyers-Pole VaultSam Haskamp-100m dash and 200m dashBenjamin Moster-1600m runJJ Kuisel-400m dashTyler Myers-300m hurdlesAdam Moster-800m runGabby Gibbs-high jumpStephanie Nobbe-pole vault, 100m dash and 200m dashLilly Meyer-long jumpLiz Loichinger-1600m runCarley Pride-400m dashKatie Olsen-800m runLily Pinckley-3200m runBoth 4 x 100m relays: Tyler Myers, Justin Heiser, Charlie Laymon, Sam Haskamp and Gabby Gibbs, Lilly Meyer, Roxie Hund and Stephanie NobbeBoth 4 x 400m relays: Adam Moster, Tyler Myers, Johnathon Lynch and JJ Kuisel and Carley Pride, Liz Loichinger, Gabby Gibbs and Katie OlsenBoth 4 x 800m relays: JJ Kuisel, Johnathon Lynch, Benjamin Moster and Adam Moster and Liz Loichinger, Trysta Vierling, Marai Lopez and Katie Olsen2nd place finishes went to:Charlie Laymon-long jumpAdam Bedel-shot putZach Gutzwiller-pole vaultChase Hamilton-110m hurdles and 300m hurdlesJohnathan Lynch-800m runIsaiah Riffle-200m dashDillon Murray-3200m runGabby Gibbs-shot putKatie Bedel-pole vaultRoxie Hund-100m hurdlesLily Pinckley-1600m runKatie Olsen 400m dashTrysta Vierling-3200m runEarning 3 points with the 3rd place finish are:Sam Sittloh-shot putKent Meyers-high jumpJustin Heiser-100m dashNathan Villani-1600m runKavin Saravanan-400m dashAdam Hollowell-3200m runMaria Lopez-800m runLilly Meyer-200m dash4th place were:Gabe Gunter-high jumpFaith Teckulve-discusKatie Bedel-long jumpLilly Meyer-100m dashRoxie Hund-300m hurdlesAnd finishing out the scoring earning 1 point for the team and the 5th place ribbon were:Justin Heiser-long jump and Carley Pride-high jumpTaking advantage of the weather and earning personal bests for the night by event were:100m dash: Isaiah Riffle, Sam Haskamp, Charlie Laymon, Justin Heiser, Jacob Wuestefeld, Manav Patel, Lilly Meyer, Michaela Nobbe and Taylor Townsley200m dash: Isaiah Riffle, Sam Haskamp, Charlie Laymon, Justin Heiser, Ben Schebler, Jacob Wuestefeld, Lilly Meyer andTaylor Townsley110/100 hurldes: Chase Hamilton and Katie Bohman300m hurldes: Roxie Hund800m dash: Johnathon Lynch, Adam Moster, Joshua Myers and Will Nuhring1600m run: Benjamin Moster3200m run: Adam Hollowell, Daren Smith, Trysta VierlingDiscus: Adam Bedel, Sam Haskamp and Carlie SchrankShot Put: Connor Batchelor, Jack Forbeck, Chase Hamilton, Levi Lowery and Will MesserschmidtPole Vault: Kent Meyers, Zach Gutzwiller, Kasin Hughes and Maria LopezLong Jump: Charlie Laymon, Isaiah Riffle, Tyler Myers, Jacob Wuestefeld, Lilly Meyer, Callie Main, and Shalee Harrington4 x 800m split: Dillon Murray, Kavin Saravanan, Alex Livers and Daren Smith4 x 400m split: Joshua Myers, Nathan Villani, Quinn Rasncik, Carley Pride, Ava Ralston and Katie Bohman4 x 800m relay team: of Daren Smith, Nathan Villani, Alex Livers and Dillon Murray4 x 400m relay teams of: Joshua Myers, Elliott Mertz, Nathan Villani and Quinn Rasnick and Maria Lopez, Shalee Harrington, Katie Bohman and Ava RalstonAs you can see their are many names that you see multiple times! Hard work is definitely paying off! Congratulations to all!The Bulldogs have two more meets this week both at East Central. The JV will travel to EC tomorrow for the JV Invitational and the Varsity on Friday. Good luck Dogs!Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Lisa Gausman.