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) ‘
Lane Oesterling had all the right stuff on Monday night for the Bulldogs, allowing zero runs and besting South Dearborn by a score of 10-0 on Batesville’s Senior Night. The four seniors for Batesville are Jayden Beal, Joe Bohman, Kyle Siefert, and Sam Wade.The Bulldogs got things moving in the first inning, when Quinn Werner singled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run.Batesville put up four runs in the fifth inning. The rally was led by a triple by Senior Joe Bohman, a single by Calvin Sherwood, and a groundout by Kyle Siefert.One bright spot for South Dearborn was a single by Ethan Getz in the fourth inning.Oesterling earned the win for Bulldogs, making him 4-2 on the year. He surrendered zero runs on two hits over six innings, striking out seven and walking one.Derek Williams took the loss for South Dearborn. He lasted two innings, allowing four hits and three runs while striking out two and walking zero.The Bulldogs scattered 11 hits in the game. Sam Voegele, Sherwood, Siefert, and Werner all had multiple hits for Batesville.With the win, the Bulldogs are 14-10 on the season and 6-7 in the EIAC. Batesville will complete the regular season this Thursday vs. South Dearborn.The Batesville Bulldogs JV Baseball team was again victorious beating South Dearborn by a score of 13-1 Monday evening.After Nate Eckstein shut down the Knights in order the Bulldogs scored 4, helped out by back to back doubles by Adam Cox and Lleyton Ratcliffe. However, most of their damage was done in the 4th inning when they scored 9 runs. Six different Bulldogs got singles and Nate Eckstein got a big two run double. The Bulldogs ended up with 11 hits leading the way in hits was Brayden Linkel and Lleyton Ratcliffe with two a piece. Adam Cox led the way with 3 RBI’s.Nate Eckstein was once again solid on the hill earning the win. He only allowed one run on 3 hits and struck out 3 batters in 5 innings of work. Eckstein improves to 4-1 on the year with a 3.34 ERA.The JV Bulldogs improve to 12-3 winners of 10 straight and their record against conference opponents is 8-3. They play South Dearborn at South Dearborn High School at 5:30 on Thursday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jason Meyer.