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July 3, 2017

Driving Community Change

Driving Community Change     Content originally posted: Occasionally we undertake a project that’s out of the ordinary, and today’s work falls into that category. Several weeks ago, Al Conaway took the lead on a project to replace a disabled veteran’s wheelchair ramp. After a closer inspection he discovered the problem wasn’t with the existing ramp, it was with the driveway and street access leading up to the ramp. Basically, the driveway was too narrow and the concrete so worn out that approaching the ramp leading up to the house was difficult and dangerous. So, our small wheelchair ramp project […]
June 15, 2017

Pinnacle Solutions Awarded $60 Million CBID II Contract

Pinnacle Solutions Awarded $60 Million CBID II Contract     Pinnacle Solutions won the Computer Based Instructional Design II (CBID II) contract from the U.S. Army’s Program Executive Office Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI). The five-year contract is worth approximately $60 million – and Pinnacle will work with subcontractors CSRA, SimiGon and SDI. The purpose of the CBID II contract is to provide U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI) customers with a range of training services and products related to computer based training. Task orders can be issued for any of the following […]
April 1, 2017

Pinnacle Adds NASA Airfield Operations to Its Corporate Resume

Pinnacle Adds NASA Airfield Operations to Its Corporate Resume     On April 1, 2017, Pinnacle added Airfield Operations to our list of growing capabilities, when we assumed Assistant Airfield Manager and Control Tower Operator responsibilities on our NASA Aircraft Maintenance and Operations Contract (AMOC) at Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia.  The management of this airfield is a quite a milestone, as it is the only NASA-owned and operated airfield in the world.  In conjunction with standard daily operations, the Pinnacle’s Airfield Operations team will support special activities throughout the year, such as providing a base of operations for the […]
March 10, 2017

Virtual Technology Creates Bridge for Distance Learning

Virtual Technology Creates Bridge for Distance Learning     Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Worldwide Campus is empowering students to experiment, test, develop, analyze and reconfigure crash sites and unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) using virtual reality technology. The Embry-Riddle Virtual Crash and Virtual Aerial Robotics labs marry products developed by Michael Durant, a Worldwide Campus alumnus and the founder of Pinnacle Solutions, an engineering and training services company, with the university’s distance-learning platform. The Virtual Crash Lab places students in real-life crash investigations. As virtual National Transportation Safety Board investigators, students can direct their avatars to zoom in on details, collect and […]
March 9, 2017

2017 Global SOF Symposium

2017 Global SOF Symposium   Mike Durant, the President and CEO of Pinnacle Solutions Inc., moderated the Future of Special Operations Forces (SOF) Aviation Panel at the Global SOF Symposium in Tampa, FL on 21 February 2017. There were more than 450 participants from 25 countries present at the symposium organized by the Global SOF Foundation. The event brought together U.S. and international SOF leaders “to discuss the importance of SOF enablers as well as critical ways for global SOF to interoperate, from tactics to policy” (source Mike Durant’s role was to lead a panel on Future of SOF […]
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