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  • US army builds fake city to shoot at during training

    02/15/2014 11:49:38 AM PST · by shove_it · 66 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 13 Feb 2014 | Lucy Kinder
    The US army has built a fake city designed to be used during combat training exercises. The 300 acre 'town' includes a five story embassy, a bank, a school, an underground subway and train station, a mosque, a football stadium, and a helicopter landing zone. Located in Virginia, the realistic subway station comes complete with subway carriages and the train station has real train carriages. The subway carriages even carry the same logo as the carriages in Washington DC. There are also bridges and several other structures which can be transformed into different scenarios. The $96 million is designed to...
  • US army builds fake city to shoot at during training

    02/16/2014 5:01:13 AM PST · by ZULU · 39 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 13 Feb 2014 | Lucy Kinder
    The US army has built a fake city designed to be used during combat training exercises. The 300 acre 'town' includes a five story embassy, a bank, a school, an underground subway and train station, a mosque, a football stadium, and a helicopter landing zone. Located in Virginia, the realistic subway station comes complete with subway carriages and the train station has real train carriages. The subway carriages even carry the same logo as the carriages in Washington DC
  • US Army opens new Asymmetric Warfare Training Center ($96 Million fake city) [Video]

    02/14/2014 6:19:55 PM PST · by logi_cal869 · 16 replies
    Video at link. "Must-watch" (no transcript...only a minute & a half).
  • Troop trains may connect A. P. Hill, Fort Lee

    06/19/2010 5:04:00 AM PDT · by Willie Green · 38 replies · 437+ views
    The Free Lance-Star ^ | 6/19/2010 | KELLY HANNON
    Fort Lee considers moving Army soldiers by train to Fort A. P. Hill in Caroline CountyHearkening back to an earlier era of military transport, officials at Fort Lee in Virginia are considering moving Army soldiers back and forth to field training at Fort A.P. Hill in Caroline by train. The military train, if it launches, would carry 800 to 1,100 Army soldiers from Fort Lee to a drop-off point in Milford. Local buses would be arranged to carry soldiers the approximate three miles between Milford and Fort A.P. Hill. After training for five days, a southbound train would carry the...
  • Statement of Boy Scouts of America: Court Rules Boy Scout Jamboree to Go Forward

    04/04/2007 12:27:16 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 28 replies · 1,424+ views
    PR Newswire ^ | April 4, 2007 | anon
    Statement of Boy Scouts of America: Court Rules Boy Scout Jamboree to Go Forward http://www.prnewswire.com/cgi-bin/stories.pl?ACCT=104&STORY=/www/story/04-04-2007/0004559911&EDATE= http://tinyurl.com/396mft IRVING, Texas, April 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Boy Scouts of America is pleased that the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit dismissed the ACLU's lawsuit against the Department of Defense for supporting the National Scout Jamboree. For more than 25 years, Boy Scouts have held the National Scout Jamboree every four years at Fort A.P. Hill near Fredericksburg, Virginia. Scouts from all over the country camp together for ten days and participate in activities emphasizing physical fitness, appreciation of the outdoors, and...
  • FBI agent killed while training

    12/06/2006 8:10:30 PM PST · by RDTF · 25 replies · 1,899+ views
    Seatlepi.com ^ | December 6, 2006 | AP
    An FBI agent was killed Wednesday during a live-fire training exercise, the agency said. Supervisory Special Agent Gregory J. Rahoi, 38, of Wisconsin, was shot Wednesday during the exercise at Fort A.P. Hill, a sprawling Army base about an hour south of Washington. (DC) Rahoi was flown to Mary Washington Hospital in Fredericksburg, where he later was pronounced dead, the FBI said in a release. Rahoi joined the FBI in 1997 and had served with the agency's Hostage Rescue Team for the past six years. Fort A.P. Hill hosts about 60,000 soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines annually at the 76,000-acre...
  • Jamboree documents released

    08/15/2006 1:36:04 PM PDT · by fgoodwin · 6 replies · 230+ views
    TIMES-DISPATCH ^ | Tuesday, August 15, 2006 | KIRAN KRISHNAMURTHY
    Army: Witnesses did not recall seeing signs about power lines before four Scout leaders died Three witnesses to the electrocution of four National Scout Jamboree leaders did not recall any signs warning of high-voltage power lines in the vicinity, according to investigative documents. However, a photograph included in the documents does show the presence of a sign. And one Boy Scout from the Western Alaska troop stated he noticed the overhead electrical lines before a metal tent pole touched them on July 25, 2005, the first day of the quadrennial event at the U.S. Army's Fort A.P. Hill in Caroline...
  • ACLU vs Boy Scout Case Heads To Court Of Appeals

    04/05/2006 1:40:13 PM PDT · by Jay777 · 22 replies · 6,593+ views
    Pipeline News ^ | 5-Mar-06 | John Stephenson
    In 2005, a federal district court in Chicago sided with the ACLU and ruled that the military’s support for the National Scout Jamboree - held once every four years at Fort A.P. Hill in Fredericksburg, Virginia - unconstitutional. The case is Winkler v. Rumsfeld, No. 05-3451 (7th Cir.). The ACLU’s claim is that the Scout Oath’s “duty to God” makes the Boy Scouts a religious organization, like a church, and that military support for the Jamboree violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment. If the ruling stands, the military may not lend equipment or provide logistical support to the...
  • 2005 Scout Jamboree Memories

    08/11/2005 10:53:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 535+ views
    Home Photo Gallery News & Facts Activities Jambo Map Exhibits Schedule Visiting “Ask Bob” BSA HomeJoin Scouts! Jamboree Today: August 2 August 1   July 31   July 30   July 29   July 28   July 27   July 262005 Jamboree Today Collectors Edition CD Order Form  Memories Are Made Of Presidents, Eagles And Starbursts.....GOPedro Burrowed In At National Exhibits.....GOTalent Search Uncovers Hidden Skills And Abilities.....GOA Letter Of Thanks From Western Alaska Troops.....GOScouts Had Loads Of Fun, Accomplished Much.....GO Memories Are Made Of Presidents, Eagles And Starbursts President George W. Bush shakes hands with Scouts after his address at the closing arena show. (Photo by...
  • Better than aviation education is a really cool patch (BSA)

    08/05/2005 6:15:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 605+ views
    Air Force Links ^ | Aug 5, 2005 | Staff Sgt. C. Todd Lopez
    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. -- About 43,000 Boy Scouts departed this Army installation Aug. 3 after 10 days of scouting, camping and learning. As part of the 2005 National Scout Jamboree, Boy Scouts nationwide gathered to make new friends, practice their scouting skills and earn "merit badges." Thanks to retired Lt. Col. Tom Sawner, a former pilot, about 1,000 of those young men left the Jamboree with a new merit badge and a greater appreciation and understanding of aviation. The aviation merit badge is particularly difficult to get, Colonel Sawner said, because the resources needed to complete the requirements for...
  • Bush Salutes Boy Scout Values, Support of U.S. Military

    08/01/2005 7:39:48 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 530+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Aug 1, 2005 | Gerry Gilmore
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2005 – President Bush praised Boy Scout values of patriotism, integrity and citizenship July 31 at the organization's 16th National Jamboree held at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. The 30,000-plus scouts attending the jamboree from around the world "are carrying on a tradition that dates back almost seven decades," Bush observed, noting that President Franklin Roosevelt came to the first jamboree in 1937. Over the years, millions of Americans have recited the Scout oath, which begins, "On my honor, I'll do my best," said Bush, who was a Cub Scout during his youth Midland, Texas. Bush said he...
  • Bush Offers Sympathy at Boy Scout Jamboree

    07/31/2005 5:01:40 PM PDT · by SmithL · 25 replies · 1,751+ views
    AP ^ | 7/31/5 | DEB RIECHMANN
    Bowling Green, Va. -- Succeeding on his third try to visit them, President Bush comforted thousands of Boy Scouts on Sunday at a national jamboree marred by the electrocutions of four leaders and stifling heat that sickened 300. "The men you lost were models of good citizenship," Bush told the estimated 50,000 Scouts, leaders and visitors attending the event near Bowling Green, Va., where boys yelled "Boy Scouts Rock!" "As scout leaders, they devoted themselves to helping young men develop the character and skills they need to realize their dreams. These men will always be remembered for their leadership and...
  • Senate majority leader addresses scout jamboree (BSA)

    07/29/2005 7:43:31 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 401+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | July 29, 2005 | Sgt. Frank N. Pellegrini
    U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) came to Fort A.P. Hill July 27 to address the 2005 National Scout Jamboree. Foremost on his mind was the importance of the U.S. military’s support to the scouts gathered before him. “Federal support for the jamboree -- what we are doing here today -- is important in helping to train our brave men and women in the military,” he said. Frist said he was proud to announce the “Support Our Scouts Act of 2005” as an amendment to the Department of Defense Authorization Bill that he sponsored. “The vote was ninety-eight to...
  • Survivor recalls Scout Jamboree tragedy

    07/27/2005 8:29:35 PM PDT · by restornu · 14 replies · 697+ views
    KansasCity/Washington Post ^ | Posted on Wed, Jul. 27, 2005
    WASHINGTON — Larry Call told his wife that he wasn’t sure if it was a few seconds or a few minutes. But as he gripped the metal pole and hoisted it beneath the sprawling white canopy, he found himself suddenly paralyzed, full of electricity and a pain he has not yet found words to describe. He was jolted to the ground and lay there, barely conscious under the canvas, Paula Call said in a telephone interview from Alaska. This was the end, he thought. He looked around at it. There, hurled to the ground along with him were the men...
  • Scores of Boy Scouts Fall Ill From Heat While Waiting for President to Arrive at Jamboree

    07/27/2005 9:25:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 46 replies · 1,918+ views
    COX.Net AP Story ^ | July 27, 2005 | MICHAEL FELBERBAUM, Associated Press Writer
    BOWLING GREEN, Va. -- About 300 people, most of them Boy Scouts, were sickened by the heat Wednesday while waiting for President Bush to arrive at a memorial service for four Scout leaders who were killed while pitching a tent beneath a power line. The president's visit to the Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill was postponed because of severe thunderstorms and strong wind. Instead, Bush is scheduled to visit the gathering Thursday. But before the president's appearance was called off, many Scouts fell ill from temperatures that rose into the upper 90s, made worse by high humidity. Half of...
  • Soldiers focus on safety at Scout Jamboree, continue adventure

    07/27/2005 5:27:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 386+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | July 27, 2005 | unattributed
    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. (Army News Service, July 27, 2005) – About 42,000 Boy Scouts and adult leaders from around the world have arrived at the National Scout Jamboree at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., and following an accident July 25 in which four adult leaders were killed, activities continue with an added emphasis on safety. A safety review was conducted by the joint task force supporting the jamboree after the four scouting leaders were electrocuted while setting up their tent. Both scouts and about 2,000 service members of the task force have been cautioned to adhere to all safety procedures,...
  • Tent Put Up Under Power Line Went Against Scout Safety Teachings (Boy Scouts)

    07/27/2005 5:01:35 PM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 29 replies · 796+ views
    AP ^ | 7-27-05 | Kristen Gelineau
    BOWLING GREEN, Va. (AP) - The four men electrocuted while pitching a dining tent at the Boy Scout Jamboree had ignored scouting teachings by putting the tent under a power line, a spokesman said Wednesday. The Scout leaders also had taken the "somewhat unusual" step of hiring a contractor to help with the task, Scouts spokesman Gregg Shields said. "Boy Scouts are taught not to put their tents under trees or under power lines. I don't know what happened in that case," Shields said. The four leaders killed Monday were to be remembered Wednesday at a memorial to be attended...
  • A Day in the Life of President Bush - 7.27.05

    07/27/2005 4:03:04 PM PDT · by ohioWfan · 253 replies · 2,705+ views
    Whitehouse.gov, Yahoo.com | 7.27.05 | ohioWfan
    President Bush went to Capitol Hill this morning, accompanied by Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, to meet with and speak to the House Republican Conference and discuss issues and encourage support for CAFTA. Later he welcomed March of Dimes National Ambassador, Navy Anderson of Logan, Utah in the Oval Office, and then greeted the 2005 Boys and Girls’ Senators in the East Room. The Senators were selected to represent their states by the American Legion and American Legion Auxiliary. Tonight the President will be traveling to Ft. A.P. Hill in Virginia to address the Boy Scout Jamboree meeting there,...
  • Bush Comforts Mourning Boy Scouts

    07/27/2005 3:11:57 PM PDT · by SmithL · 13 replies · 844+ views
    AP ^ | 7/27/5 | JENNIFER LOVEN
    WASHINGTON -- President Bush was offering comfort Wednesday to thousands of Boy Scouts mourning the deaths of four of their leaders, telling their national jamboree that the men who died in this week's tragic accident should be honored and remembered. Bush's speech Wednesday evening at the Boy Scouts of America's quadrennial jamboree — initially intended to celebrate volunteerism and military service — was turned into more of a consolation session after four men died on Monday while erecting a large dining tent at the gathering. Military and Scout officials were investigating the incident, in which the adult Scout leaders lost...
  • Boy Scouts 'All Started Screaming'

    07/26/2005 9:43:37 PM PDT · by Coleus · 29 replies · 1,082+ views
    wyway via drudge ^ | 07.26.05 | LARRY O'DELL , JEANNETTE J. LEE
    Boy Scouts 'All Started Screaming' Jul 26, 9:28 PM (ET) By LARRY O'DELL and JEANNETTE J. LEE (AP) A day following the deaths of four Boy Scout leaders at the National Jamboree, Boy Scouts line up...Full Image BOWLING GREEN, Va. (AP) - They were deeply devoted to the Boy Scouts, traveling thousands of miles to the woods of northern Virginia for 10 fun-filled days of fishing, archery and storytelling beside the campfire. One of their first tasks: Set up a large tent. But the task went terribly awry when they lost control of a giant tent pole and it hit...