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09 May 2013

Power Ten, Inc. to be at SOFIC 2013

SOFIC 2013 PosterPower Ten, Inc. will be at the upcoming NDIA Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), May 14 – 16, 2013 in Tampa, Florida. Rob Monroe, Director of Navy/Special Operations for Power Ten, Inc. will be on-site to discuss all of the latest projects and technologies that Power Ten, Inc. is working on.

A central focus of this year’s conference, taking place at the Tampa Convention Center, is “Strengthening the SOF Bond.” SOFIC 2013 will provide a forum for military, government, academia, and industry stakeholders to network and discuss current and future challenges and how to best support our Special Operations Forces (SOF) in four key areas: Preservation of the Force and Families, Human Domain, Support of the Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs), and Innovation. Read more »


9 April 2013

Power Ten, Inc. to be in Washington D.C. for Marine Corps Aviation Association 2012-2013 Dinner Season Finale

General AmosPower Ten, Inc. is supporting the Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) by hosting a table at its April 10, 2013 dinner. The sold-out dinner, taking place at Army-Navy Country Club in Arlington, Virginia, features General James F. Amos, Commandant of the Marine Corps, giving the keynote address, and serves as the MCAA’s final dinner for this season.

Power Ten, Inc. will be represented by Russ Emons, Matt Redfern, and Captain Roger Smith, USN (Ret), Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy Expeditionary Programs.

General James F. Amos assumed the duties of Commandant of the Marine Corps in October of 2010. A graduate of the University of Idaho, General Amos has held command at all levels from Lieutenant Colonel to Lieutenant General. Read more »


11 March 2013

How MAGS is Reducing the Health Hazard from Burn Pits

CBS Shared Part of the Story, Now for the Rest

CBS News

CBS News shared the story this weekend documenting the health hazards from burn pits facing soldiers during deployments. One recent study states that 14% of returning troops face health difficulties due to the toxins resulting from the burning of trash in pits. Watch the CBS News Story here: http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=50142506n

There is a solution to this problem that is harming our troops. A team of highly respected former active duty Marines from Power Ten, Inc. is bringing the solution to the Department of Defense, through the USMC, in the form of MAGS™. MAGS™ is Micro Auto Gasification System, is a small gasification system designed to breakdown waste at the point of origin in an environmentally sound manner, without the toxic emissions, while harvesting the waste energy and eliminating the transportation burden. A single MAGS destroys up to 100 pounds per hour of as-received waste and reduces the waste volume by more than 95%, exporting more than twice the energy it consumes in the form of hot water and air. Read more »


26 February 2013

Power Ten, Inc. Makes Plans for Future Growth

Russ EmonsPower Ten, Inc. has strategically re-organized to position the company for significant future growth and to more efficiently meet the needs of its customers. Company founder, Harry Spies, made the announcement on Feb 4th.

Mr. Spies, who founded Power Ten, Inc. in April of 2010 and served as President and CEO, advances to a new position as Chairman of the Board of Directors. Serving in that position, Spies will continue to maintain an active role guiding the company towards a promising and prosperous future.

The Power Ten, Inc. Board of Directors has selected Mr. Russ Emons to replace Spies as President and CEO. Emons’ experience in business and military has prepared him well for this position. A former Marine fighter pilot, TOPGUN Instructor and Squadron Commanding Officer, Emons has worked with Spies in a variety of roles since transitioning from the Marines in 2007. Emons has been with Power Ten, Inc. since it’s founding and has played a prominent role in the growth of the company.
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11 February 2013

Insitu Takes Back Socom ISR Services Work from AAI

Power Ten, Inc. Congratulates Insitu

Congratulations to our friends at Insitu who have regained the ISR Services contract for SOCOM. We are pleased to see Insitu continue to provide these invaluable services and look forward to our continued support of Insitu. Power Ten, Inc. partners with and advises Insitu on military matters.


Congratulations InsituInsitu has won back the contract to provide UAV intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) services to U.S. Special Operations Command (Socom), after AAI was dismissed from the contract it won away from Insitu last year.

Boeing subsidiary Insitu has received a 25-month, potentially $190 million contract to provide ISR support to Socom under the Mid-Endurance Unmanned Aircraft System (MEU) program.

AAI unseated Insitu as ISR services provider to Socom in February 2012 when it was awarded the three-year, potentially $600 million MEU II program. AAI planned to use its Aerosonde small UAV.

But in October 2012, AAI parent company Textron posted a $14 million charge to cover higher-than-expected startup costs on its Aerosonde fee-for-service operations for Socom and the U.S. Navy. Read more »


12 February 2013

Power Ten, Inc. is at Marine West

MCAA LogoPower Ten, Inc. will be at Marine West, February 13 – 14, 2013. Attending the event will be members of the Power Ten, Inc. team and we look forward to meeting you. We focus on in the areas of C4ISR, Marine Air Command & Control, Test & Evaluation, UxS, Waste, Water & Energy, and the Marine Aviation Training System.

The Marine West expo, taking place at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, serves as a premier equipment, systems, services and technology exposition on the West Coast. Marine West, founded in 1992, is co-sponsored by and held at Marine Corps Base, Camp Pendleton, South Mesa SNCO Club. Marine commands throughout Southern California send delegations to visit this annual exposition. Marine West showcases the latest technology and prototypes aimed at preparing today's Marines for the opportunities and challenges of the 21st century. Read more »


5 February 2013

Power Ten, Inc. in Washington D.C. for February MCAA Dinner

General Mike HostagePower Ten, Inc. will be supporting the Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) at its February 7, 2013 dinner. The MCAA Bransom-Capital Squadron dinner takes place at the Army-Navy Country Club featuring guest of honor and speaker General Mike Hostage, USAF, Commander, USAF Air Combat Command.

Matt Redfern, Director of Aviation & Unmanned Systems Business for Power Ten, Inc. will be attending and can be contacted at matthew.redfern@powerteninc.com.

Gen. Mike Hostage is Commander, Air Combat Command, with headquarters at Langley Air Force Base, VA. As commander, he is responsible for organizing, training, equipping and maintaining combat-ready forces for rapid deployment and employment while ensuring strategic air defense forces are ready to meet the challenges of peacetime air sovereignty and wartime defense. ACC operates more than 1,000 aircraft, 22 wings, 13 bases, and more than 300 operating locations worldwide with 79,000 active-duty and civilian personnel. Read more »


30 January 2013

Hawaii-based Marines test green waste disposal technology

MAGS

The MAGS world tour continues with MAGS-in-a-Box moving on to its next location. The Marines have just completed the initial field training and assessment of MAGS-in-a-Box during the exercise LAVA VIPER on the big Island of Hawaii during the month of January 2013.

MAGS-in-a-Box, developed by Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc., with support from Power Ten, Inc., can gasify the organic waste, paper, plastics, chemicals and wood waste generated by up to 1,000 Marines per day. The process, which is safe for communities and the environment, reduces the volume of waste by more than 95%. Methane and CO2 in the waste is converted to harmless char, a carbonaceous material that can be either used as a soil additive or safely landfilled, limiting the formation of substantial quantities of methane and carbon dioxide. Read more »


28 January 2013

Visit with Power Ten, Inc. at AFCEA West 2013

AFCEA West 2013Do you want to know what Power Ten, Inc. is involved with? Team members from Power Ten, Inc. will be attending AFCEA West 2013. Taking place at the San Diego Convention Center from January 29-31, 2013 in Halls A-C, the theme of this year’s event is "Pivot to the Pacific: What are the Practical and Global Implications?" To set up an appointment with Power Ten, Inc., email: info@powerteninc.com or our conference lead, Scott Kerchner: Scott.Kerchner@powerteninc.com
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24 January 2013

Power Ten, Inc. to be at SOLIC 2013

SOLIC 2013Power Ten, Inc. will be represented by Robert Monroe at the 24th Annual NDIA SO/LIC (Special Operations/Low Intensity Conflict) Symposium & Exhibition from January 28th to 30th, 2013 in Washington D.C. Monroe, Director of Navy/Special Operations Business for Power Ten, Inc., and a decorated retired Navy SEAL, will be available to meet with participants at SOLIC.

Taking place at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, this year’s SO/LIC 2013 theme is "Persistent Engagement in the New Strategic Environment" examining how special operations capabilities could be tailored to counter existing and potential National Security challenges.

The SO/LIC Division was formed as an industry-based advocacy group and forum to discuss the utility of our Special Operations Forces (SOF) across the conflict spectrum- particularly in those cases below the level of conventional war in the spectrum of operations called Low Intensity Conflict (LIC). Read more »


12 December 2012

Marine Combat Logistics Battalion 3 Welcomes Arrival of MAGS-in-a-Box to Hawaii

MIAB OpenKaneohe Bay has a new weapon to fight the war on trash. MAGS-in-a-Box (MIAB), a unique Micro Auto Gasification System™ that eliminates waste in a clean manner, arrived at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay (K-Bay) on the island of Oahu on December 3, 2012.

MIAB is being hosted by Combat Logistics Battalion 3 (CLB-3) where operator and maintainer training is currently underway through December 14th. From its current location, MIAB will next be packed and transported via USMC tactical transport to a barge for movement to the Big Island and the Puhakoloa Training Area (PTA) for exercise Lava Viper to be conducted during the month of January where it will process all organic waste from the exercise. Read more »


6 December 2012

Power Ten, Inc. Supports MCAA Bransom Capital Squadron at December Event

Kathleen HicksPower Ten, Inc. will be supporting the Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) by hosting a table at its December 6, 2012 dinner. The MCAA Bransom-Capital Squadron dinner takes place at the Army-Navy Country Club, Arlington, VA, featuring guest speaker Dr. Kathleen Hicks, Principal Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for Policy.

Power Ten, Inc.'s delegation includes Harry Spies, Matt Redfern, Russ Emons, Mick Rovenstine, and others from the Power Ten, Inc. team.

Dr. Kathleen Hicks was confirmed as the Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy on May 25, 2012. Dr. Hicks is responsible for advising the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy and the Secretary of Defense on all matters pertaining to the development and execution of U.S. national defense policy and strategy. Prior to this, she served as the Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Forces from February 2009 to May 2012. Read more »


20 November 2012

Re-designation of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121

F35BPower Ten, Inc.’s Matt Redfern and Russ Emons will be in Yuma, Tuesday for a ceremony to welcome and re-designate Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, as Marine Corps' first operational F-35 squadron at Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona.

The first F-35B arrived Friday and more are slated to arrive over the next year. The Defense Department has upgraded the facilities, hangars and runways at the base to make way for the next-generation fighter jet.

The Marines are the first service putting the planes in operation, replacing Cold War-era aircraft such as the F/A-18 Hornet and AV-8B Harrier. VMFA-121 was formerly known as VMFA (AW) -121 flying the two-seat F/A-18D Hornet from 1989 – 2012. Read more »


15 October 2012

Cleaning the Front Lines -- New Green Waste Disposal heads to Marines in Hawaii

MAGS in a boxMarine Corps waste in Hawaii is about to get a whole lot cleaner with the introduction of MAGS-in-a-Box to the Marine Corps Base Hawaii at Kaneohe Bay. The project, funded by the Office of Naval Research (ONR), continues to move the Marine Corps closer to achieving their goals for managing their own solid waste with zero waste discharge, whether in marine or land based applications.

MAGS-in-a-Box, developed by Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc., with support from Power Ten, Inc., is heading to the 3rd Combat Logistics Battalion (CLB-3) on the island of Oahu on October 15, 2012 for initial training and operation. Scheduled to arrive in mid-November, Power Ten and Terragon will conduct initial training on the unit with CLB-3 Marines. Read more »


11 October 2012

Power Ten, Inc. in Washington D.C. for October Marine Corps Aviation Association Dinner

Christine FoxPower Ten, Inc. will be supporting the Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) by hosting a table at its October 11, 2012 dinner. The MCAA Bransom-Capital Squadron dinner will be at the Ft. Myers Officer's Club featuring guest speaker Christine Fox, Director, CAPE (OSD).

Power Ten, Inc.'s delegation includes Harry Spies, Lieutenant General Keith J. Stalder (Ret), Matt Redfern, and others from the Power Ten, Inc. team.

Christine H. Fox was appointed Director, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation on November 3, 2009. A Presidential appointee confirmed by the United States Senate, she serves as the principal staff assistant to the Secretary of Defense for analyzing and evaluating plans, programs, and budgets in relation to U.S. defense objectives and resource constraints. Read more »


27 September 2012

Power Ten, Inc. in Washington D.C. for MCAA Opening Dinner

MCAA LogoPower Ten, Inc. supported the Marine Corps Aviation Association (MCAA) by hosting a table at its September 20, 2012 dinner. The sold-out dinner, took place at the Ft. Myers Officer Club, Arlington, VA featuring LtGen Robert Schmidle, USMC, DCMC for Aviation, giving the keynote address, and was the MCAA’s first dinner for this season.

Power Ten, Inc.’s delegation included Harry Spies, Lieutenant General Keith J. Stalder (Ret), Matt Redfern, and Mike Kennedy. Read more »


21 September 2012

Power Ten, Inc. and GoldBelt Hawk Team Awarded Aviation Training System Contract

Power Ten, Inc. and GoldBelt Hawk LLC. are pleased to announce they have been selected as the winners of the Marine Corps Aviation Training Systems (ATS) contract for the 2013 Fiscal Year with the option of a two year extension.

The Aviation Training System (ATS) integrates Marine aviation training processes and structures into a single, integrated training system, links training costs with readiness, and spans all Marine aviation communities. ATS institutionalizes processes that support Marine Aviation missions and provides on-time delivery of operationally and tactically relevant training. Read more »


28 August 2012

Peregrine Joins Power Ten, Inc. SeaPort-e Team

Power Ten, Inc. and PeregrineSeaPort-e announced that Peregrine Technical Solutions LLC (Peregrine) has been added to the Power Ten, Inc. SeaPort-e Team currently approved to operate in the SeaPort-e Zones 1, 2, 4, 6, and 7. The addition of Peregrine provides the team a depth in Cyber expertise, specifically bringing industry leading solutions in cyber offense/defense activities, including full-spectrum Information Assurance (IA), Cyber Warfare and Security Engineering for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP). Together Power Ten, Inc. and Peregrine offer expertise and technical support in Certification and Accreditation (C&A), Cross Domain Solution (CDS), Information Warfare to include Strategic Communications, IO Doctrine, Policy, Strategy and Requirements, and Cyber Warfare Training, Education, Metrics and Standards. Read more »


22 August 2012

Combating the Garbage Time Bomb

MAGS is being featured in the August issue of Marine Log magazine. Click here to read about how MAGS combats the Garbage Time Bomb.


11 June 2012

Solutions for Cyber Offense and Defense

Cyber activities are the focus of a newly announced collaboration between two well-respected defense companies. The announcement highlights their new efforts and positions the companies to fill a void in the cyber offense/defense field.

Power Ten, Inc. and Peregrine Technical Solutions, LLC are excited about their new collaboration bringing industry leading solutions in cyber offense/defense activities, including full-spectrum Information Assurance (IA), Cyber Warfare and Security Engineering for Critical Infrastructure Protection (CIP). Together as both companies move forward, they offer expertise and technical support in Cyber Security, Information Assurance and Computer Network Defense, Security Engineering Support to Critical Infrastructure Protection, Information Warfare to include Strategic Communications, IO Doctrine, Policy, Strategy and Requirements, and Cyber Warfare Training, Education, Metrics and Standards. The Power Ten, Inc./Peregrine team includes certified professionals having multiple fully-qualified Navy Validators/Certification Agents and is registered as a Corporate Fully Qualified Navy Validator (C0124). Read more »


17 May 2012

Power Ten, Inc. to be at SOFIC 2012

SOFIC 2012Power Ten, Inc. will be at the upcoming NDIA Special Operations Forces Industry Conference (SOFIC), May 22 – 24, 2012 in Tampa, Florida. Rob Monroe, Director of Navy/Special Operations for Power Ten, Inc. will be on-site to discuss all of the latest projects and technology that Power Ten, Inc. is working on.

A central focus of this year's conference, taking place at the Tampa Convention Center, is USSOCOM's perspectives on its ever expanding global role in winning the current fight against global terrorist networks with a special emphasis on the indispensable role that our industry partners provide to the Special Operations Forces. Panel discussions will provide information on existing and future capabilities to enhance and enable the global SOF mission. Read more »


08 May 2012

Meeting the Needs: Social Media for Defense Conference

Defense and government embracing social media will be on the agenda in Washington D.C. in May with Power Ten, Inc. on-hand sharing their work in the field with government and industry partners. Taking place at "IDGA's 5th Annual Social Media for Defense" the conference provides a forum for senior level Government and Military officials, industry partners, and the academic communities to align shared goals, showcase new technology, and define the way forward.

Power Ten, Inc. will be at the conference from May 21 to 23, 2012 to discuss and share how they have used Social Media to accomplish their mission while reaching a greater audience. As technology advances, Power Ten, Inc. has learned to adapt simple yet very effective ways to optimize on the ever-changing social media platform. Focusing on informing, educating, and connecting, Power Ten, Inc.'s social media offering provides the defense industry with full-service packages designed to meet the individual needs of businesses. Read more »


18 April 2012

STEM Education in San Diego Receives Support from Power Ten, Inc.

For young people looking toward their future and the possible career choices that may lay ahead, the path is often confusing and navigation to their chosen field is cluttered and unclear. For students interested in Computer Science and the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields, one local project, with the help of Power Ten, Inc., is working to make the path easier to navigate by developing a standardized curriculum for college bound young people.

Using Advanced Placement (AP) coursework as the tool to achieve this standardization, a team of educators from San Diego is launching a pilot program to bring the efforts of high school teachers together to meet a growing need. Being led by Dr. Elizabeth Simon, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering at UCSD, a team comprised of members from the San Diego Supercomputer Center at UCSD, University of California San Diego, and San Diego State University is developing the new curriculum. The program, locally called ComPASS (Computing Principles for All Students' Success) is part of Computing Education for the 21st Century (CE21), a national project that seeks to broaden participation in computing and computer science. Read more or Watch the video »


23 March 2012

Embracing Technology, Power Ten, Inc.'s Facebook Timeline Goes Live

Staying at the forefront of Social Media technology, Power Ten, Inc. is announcing that they will be going live with their Facebook "Timeline" on March 27, 2012. Their Timeline page will feature an updated cover page, highlighted stories, and updates from the company.

Following a successful switch to Timeline for personal pages, Facebook began rolling out Timeline to business pages in March 2012. The Timeline page includes new features to highlight a company's achievements, a bold new cover image and the ability to easily see company information. One of the additions to the Timeline feature is Milestones. Milestones allow visitors to see historical data and events in a company's history. Read more »


22 February 2012

Lt. Gen. Keith J. Stalder to Join Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute

General Keith StalderLieutenant General Keith J. Stalder (Ret) is accepting an invitation to join the highly regarded Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, Distinguished Visiting Fellows Program based in Arlington, Virginia.

Lt. Gen. Stalder, a Senior Consultant at Power Ten, Inc., has more than 37 years of distinguished service in Joint and Marine Corps operational assignments. He was the Commanding General of U.S. Marine Corps Forces Pacific, Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii and before that Commanding General of II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Upon retirement he established a technical and management consulting practice and works with industry, government, and academic clients. Read more »


12 February 2012

President Nominates Capt Kirby Miller, USNR, for Rear Admiral (Lower Half)

Capt Kirby MillerSecretary of Defense Leon E. Panetta announced Thursday, February 9, 2012 that the President has made the following nomination:

A Senior Analyst for Power Ten, Inc., Navy Reserve CAPT Kirby D. Miller has been nominated for appointment to the rank of Rear Admiral (lower half). Miller is currently serving as Chief of Staff, Naval Air System Command Reserve Program, Naval Air Station Patuxent River, Md.

A native of Bellevue, WA, Captain Kirby Miller graduated from Washington State University in December 1984. In 1986 he received his naval flight officer wings and reported to Fighter Squadron 124 for training in the F-14A Tomcat. He earned his graduate degree in International Relations from Troy State University in 1993. Read more »


11 January 2012

Marines on Hawaii looking to turn mountains of trash into handful of ash

Marine Loading MAGSThe Marine Corps is now testing a compact disposal system that turns a barrel full of trash into a handful of ash through gasification, all without harmful air emissions associated with incinerators. Initial testing is at Camp Smith on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, with field testing expected this summer during training exercises.

Dubbed Micro Auto Gasification System, or MAGS for short, the technology has been developed in conjunction with the U.S. Office of Naval Research, the Canada Department of Defense and Montreal-based maker Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc. Read more »


11 January 2012

Power Ten, in partnership with Terragon Environmental Technologies and the USMC, has installed and evaluated a micro auto gasification systems (MAGS) – a compact and environmentally friendly solid waste treatment appliance – that makes it practical to eliminate waste locally and autonomously. View full article »

Source: LaboratoryEquipment.com
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09 January 2012

D2 Demonstration Shows Capabilities of New Dashboard

2nd Generation Performance DashboardsPower Ten, Inc. successfully demonstrated advanced technologies in their Second Generation Performance Dashboard (D2) at the recent Rotorcraft Avionics Innovation Laboratory (RAIL) demonstration at Northrop Grumman's Stoney Run facility outside of Baltimore, Maryland in December 2011.

Second generation performance dashboards are redefining Command and Control and Decision Support. The dashboards enable customizable displays for decision makers, operators and planners within command centers or agencies. Through D2 offering, Power Ten, Inc. provides cost effective solutions that meet the needs of both federal and civil clients. Read More »


08 December 2011

50 Gallon Waste Gasifier Tested by U.S. Marines

MAGS-ONRU.S. Marines based at Camp Smith, Hawaii are testing a small scale waste gasification system developed by Terragon Environmental Technologies.

The tests are being conducted in partnership with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), and are aimed at reducing a standard 50 gallon (190 litre) bag of waste to a half pint (275 ml) jar of harmless ash.

Dubbed the Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS), Terragon said that the unit is currently undergoing evaluation by U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific (MARFORPAC) as a possible solution to increasing waste volumes at remote Forward Operating Bases (FOB).

Lt. Col. Mike Jernigan, a Marine combat engineer who recently commanded a logistics battalion in Afghanistan, explained that waste disposal in the field is a problem.

"Right now, there are really only two solutions: burn it or bury it," Jernigan says. "Any potential solution must reduce the security and logistics concerns of trash disposal, and help the environment? that's a good thing for the Marine Corps." (Source: Waste Management World) Read Full Article »


05 December 2011

Micro Auto Gasification System Seeing Success in Camp Smith Evaluation

MAGS, the world's most compact and environmentally friendly solid waste treatment appliance is being evaluated by the United States Marine Corps (USMC) at Camp H.M. Smith in Hawaii. Power Ten, Inc., in partnership with Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc., and the USMC have installed and prepared this new technology that makes it practical to eliminate waste locally and autonomously.

The Marine Corps has been observing the effectiveness of Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) and after several successful demonstrations at Camp Smith, they are looking to expand the demonstrations to evaluate performance under more austere conditions such as a Forward Operating Base (FOB).

MAGS, designed by Terragon Environmental Technologies and brought to the USMC by Power Ten, Inc. with Power Ten, Inc. serving as the exclusive channel to the DoD and DHS for Terragon products. MAGS has proven to be successful at converting waste to biochar and energy. Read More »


15 November 2011

Marines Test New Energy-Efficient Weapon in the War on Trash

MAGS-ONRIn partnership with the Office of Naval Research (ONR), Marines at Camp Smith, Hawaii, are testing a high-tech trash disposal system that can reduce a standard 50-gallon bag of waste to a half-pint jar of harmless ash.

Called the Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS), the unit is currently undergoing evaluation by U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Pacific (MARFORPAC) as a possible solution to help Marines win their daily battle against the increasing trash at remote forward operating bases (FOB). (Watch MAGS on YouTube)

Lt. Col. Mike Jernigan, a Marine combat engineer who recently commanded a logistics battalion in Afghanistan, said waste disposal in the field is a problem.

"Right now, there are really only two solutions: burn it or bury it," Jernigan said. "Any potential solution must reduce the security and logistics concerns of trash disposal, and help the environment…that's a good thing for the Marine Corps." (Source: Office of Naval Research) Read Full Article »




15 November 2011

Marines Testing Field Trash Disposal

U.S. Marines in Hawaii say they're testing a high-tech trash disposal system that can reduce a 50-gallon bag of waste to a half-pint jar of harmless ash.

The Micro Auto Gasification System is undergoing evaluation at Camp Smith as a possible solution to help Marines deal with the problem of trash at remote forward operating bases, a release from the Office of Naval Research said Tuesday.

Waste disposal in the field is a problem, said Lt. Col. Mike Jernigan, a combat engineer who recently commanded a logistics battalion in Afghanistan.

"Right now, there are really only two solutions: burn it or bury it," Jernigan said. "Any potential solution must reduce the security and logistics concerns of trash disposal, and help the environment … that's a good thing for the Marine Corps."

The system is both environmentally friendly and fuel efficient, researchers said.

"The system essentially bakes the trash and recovers a high portion of combustible gas byproduct, which is used to fuel the process," said Donn Murakami, a science adviser who leads the Marine Corps' evaluation team.

"What we are doing for [forward operating bases] can be applied to schools, hospitals or an office building," Murakami said. "We are talking about disposing our waste in a different manner, rather than just sending it to the landfill."

Source: www.upi.com


24 October 2011

Power Ten, Inc. Attends NDIA's 16th Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference

Power Ten, Inc. is showcasing its latest technology and innovations for the Marine Corps at NDIA's 16th Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference from October 24 – 27, 2011 in Panama City, Florida. Stop by our booth so we can tell you what we are working on in the areas of C4ISR, Marine Air Command & Control, Test & Evaluation, UxS, Waste, Water & Energy, and the Marine Aviation Training System.


This year the objectives of the 16th Annual Expeditionary Warfare Conference are to provide:

  • An opportunity for the services to present clear statements of their requirements and intent to industry, service laboratories and other interested parties.
  • An opportunity for frank dialogue between the military services, industry, and other attendees.
  • An atmosphere of trust and cooperation that exists between the military services and industry.

Scott Kerchner and members of the Power Ten, Inc. team will be present to speak with visitors and answer any questions about the company and our services.


For more information about Power Ten, Inc., visit www.powerteninc.com, Facebook: Power Ten, Inc., or follow us on Twitter: @powerteninc.


13 September 2011

Students in HI Receive First Hand Look at MAGS

Seeing science in action made a difference for students in Hawaii, as they received a first-hand demonstration of the Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) at Camp Smith in Hawaii. Students from Damien Memorial School, learned how MAGS can process solid waste into bio-char, creating a zero waste discharge habitat.

The Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) reduces the volume of solid waste by as much as 95 percent, which the Marine Corps says is ideal for remote locations like Afghanistan or Iraq.

Power Ten, Inc., in partnership with Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc., and the USMC have installed and prepared this new technology that makes it practical to eliminate waste locally and autonomously. Power Ten, Inc is the exclusive distributor of MAGS to the Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security for Terragon Environmental Technologies Inc.


Watch the news report from KHON 2 News Hawaii.


12 September 2011

Video: How Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) Works

Here is a video that shows how MAGS can dispose waste in a safe and environmentally friendly manner. Power Ten, Inc. is the exclusive distributor of MAGS to the U.S. Department of Defense and Department of Homeland Security.

Click below to watch the video.

MAGS

07 September 2011

Micro Auto Gasification System Test and Evaluation Conducted at Camp Smith, Hawaii

MAGS in Operational Evaluation at Camp Smith, Hawaii

Camp H.M. Smith, HI (September 7, 2011) - After two weeks of testing, Micro Auto Gasification System (MAGS) has processed more than 3000-pounds of solid waste usually destined for landfills in Hawaii. Throughout the evaluation at Camp Smith in Hawaii, MAGS was carefully monitored for energy usage, air quality performance, and effectiveness at converting solid waste into bio-char.

According to Power Ten, Inc. Senior Manager Scott Kerchner, "MAGS has performed very well throughout the evaluation."

MAGS processed approximately 400-pounds of waste each day during this initial evaluation period. Under limited usage, five to seven hours-per-day, due to operating restrictions at the base, MAGS performed at a rate that could be tripled during 24-hour usage. Read More »