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minutemen,

in the American Revolution, colonial militiamen or armed citizens who agreed to turn out for service at a minute's notice. The term minutemen is used especially for the men who were enrolled (1774) for such service by the Massachusetts provincial congress. These were "the embattled farmers" who fought against the British at Lexington and Concord.
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In addition to raising capital, the new Minuteman will have to renegotiate contracts with providers.
He believes that Minuteman provided an ideal route to the success he enjoys today as the owner of a landscaping company which has nearly two dozen full-time employees and generates $2 million in annual revenue.
Regardless of whether one agrees with Heefner's interpretation of Minuteman history, she deserves plaudits for telling a significant tale in an intelligible way and, thereby, opening the subject for further scrutiny by future scholars.
The readers of Peace & Freedom need to know that the more modern Minuteman III Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBMs) are maintained today on hair-trigger alert fully armed with hydrogen bombs.
For safety, the Minuteman load bank features multiple-array over-temperature protection and wrong voltage detection circuitry, the company said.
If any of those millions of dollars actually went toward building a border fence, it's difficult to ascertain where they are and how much was disbursed--though a look at the disclosure form for the Minuteman Foundation, the MCDC entity set up specifically to handle the fence project, shows a mere $87,500 in total revenues from donations for 2006.
This upgraded system is a vital link between the NCA--the president and defense secretary--and the Minuteman III missile crews in the field," said Air Force Lt.
In addition to GRP and other longstanding modernization programs--part of a $6 billion, 15-year effort, Northrop Grumman is now upgrading launch control centers, transferring Peacekeeper warheads to existing Minuteman III missiles, and modernizing communications equipment.
The Minuteman Missile National Historic Site near Wall will be open for the public to see a static display of a 76,000-pound, 59-foot, 10-inch Minuteman II.
In riverfront ceremonies, Captain Lawrence Keeton and Cornel Martin, the steamboat company's vice president for corporate affairs, presented officials with a Certificate of Authenticity and a Minuteman River Birch.
Homing Overlay Experiment (HOE), he says, a modified Minuteman-1 ICBM was successfully used to intercept an incoming Minuteman.
and a leading provider of document imaging and office solutions, today announced that Minuteman Press of Cambridge, Massachusetts has installed the Canon imagePRESS C6000 and C6000VP digital presses to support the growing demand for short-run quality color output.