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  • EPA Celebrates 'Children Health Month,' Encourages Recruiting Students for 'Energy Patrols'

    10/05/2012 1:50:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 38 replies
    CNS News ^ | 10/5/12 | Penny Starr
    ( – The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is celebrating Children’s Health Month this October by providing information and health tips on its website, including the importance of energy efficiency in schools. On the website page is a link to a 26-page EPA report entitled, “Sensible Steps to Healthier School Environment.” In the report’s chapter on Energy Efficiency, the EPA presents a box with items to help establish “Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Schools.” One of the items in the box reads, “Educate students and staff about how their behaviors affect energy use. Some schools have created student energy patrols to monitor...
  • Lawmaker wants military patrols after child's murder (in the Chocolate City)

    12/20/2011 6:22:41 AM PST · by Libloather · 22 replies · 1+ views
    CNN ^ | 12/19/11 | Antoinette Campbell
    Lawmaker wants military patrols after child's murderBy Antoinette Campbell, CNN updated 9:56 PM EST, Mon December 19, 2011 (CNN) -- A Louisiana lawmaker wants the National Guard to patrol the streets of New Orleans after a toddler who was four days shy of her second birthday was shot and killed in a drive-by. "She was out here as a innocent bystander. She's dead now," said Rufus Ruck, the child's cousin. Keira Holmes Gordon was gunned down in a double shooting at the B. W. Cooper Housing development on Sunday. She was one of two people hit when gunmen from two...
  • US Patrols New York on 9/11 Like IDF in Palestinian Authority

    09/11/2011 8:21:49 AM PDT · by Nachum
    INN ^ | 9/11/11 |
    Police man roadblocks with machine-guns and sniffer dogs. Drivers are questioned. Data bases are searched for suspects in potential terrorist attacks. The scene is not the IDF in the Palestinian Authority. It Is New York City on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 Al Qaeda attacks. Ground Zero was turned into a “frozen zone” Sunday prior to anniversary ceremonies that will be attended by President Barack Obama. Concrete barriers, similar to those separating some areas in Judea and Samaria from the rest of Israel, block cars from approaching the area. Bomb sniffing dogs late Saturday night patrolled Pennsylvania Station and...
  • CPS' Project Protection $60 mil. to be spent on citizen patrols, student mentors (Chicago)

    01/14/2010 6:59:13 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 7 replies · 436+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times Member of Sun-Times Media CPS' Project Protection $60 mil. to be spent on citizen patrols, student mentors, more January 13, 2010 BY ROSALIND ROSSI Education Reporter/ The most dangerous stretches of streets around 12 Chicago public schools will be protected by the "eyes and ears" of paid citizen safety patrols under one phase of a $60 million anti-violence campaign unveiled Tuesday. Such groups also will be called upon to function as paid, pseudo "truancy officers," visiting the homes of truant kids at 38 of the system's most violent schools to find out why students are cutting school....
  • ‘Warrior Academy’ students patrol Baghdad

    10/24/2009 11:23:08 AM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 237+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Pfc. Bailey A. Jester, USA
    Cpl. Christopher Cannon (left), a basic rifle marksmanship instructor, pulls security with an Iraqi Army Warrior Academy student while on patrol in Baghdad, Oct. 20. Photo by Pfc. Bailey A. Jester, 1st Cavalry Division. BAGHDAD — The training and advisory role that the U.S. military has undertaken here with the Iraqi Security Forces is paying off with joint patrols on the streets of Baghdad. Classroom instruction and hands-on, realistic training scenarios re-enforce the battle-tested techniques once joint patrols leave the confines of Joint Security Stations (JSS). For the American instructors, these foot patrol act as culminating exercises."Patrolling side-by-side with the...
  • Convoys Are an Answer to Piracy. The same tactic that defeated the German U-boats could work today.

    04/14/2009 4:08:14 AM PDT · by Scanian · 14 replies · 786+ views
    The Wall Streeet Journal ^ | April 14, 2009 | Peter D. Zimmerman
    Piracy never really disappeared; it plagues maritime commerce as much today as it did in the Caribbean in the 18th century and on the Barbary Coast in the 19th century. But until recently, modern-day pirates mostly rustled some cargo and let their captives continue, leaving the crew unharmed. That's changed. Pirates in the waters off Somalia, and from the Gulf of Aden to south of the equator, are no longer simply interested in seizing ships and cargo. Now they are out for the multimillion dollar ransoms paid by ship operators to rescue their crews. They've come up with a good...
  • Predator Combat Air Patrols Double in One Year

    05/07/2008 4:50:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 174+ views
    WASHINGTON, May 7, 2008 – A significant unmanned aerial vehicle warfighting milestone was reached more than two years ahead of schedule May 1, with the beginning of the 24th MQ-1 Predator combat air patrol in the global war on terror, Air Force officials announced yesterday. This CAP doubles the around-the-clock Predator capability of last year, two years ahead of the Defense Department’s goal of 2010 for 21 Predator CAPs, officials said. Predators now supply more than 13,400 hours of full-motion video to ground forces every month while conducting armed overwatch, force protection and precision air-to-surface engagements with the AGM-114 Hellfire...
  • Coast Guard Patrols Guantanamo Bay’s Windward Pass to Protect U.S. Shores

    11/14/2007 12:45:52 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 222+ views
    NAVAL STATION GUANTANAMO BAY, Cuba, Nov. 14, 2007 – Three weeks out of every four, Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel Figueroa studies the North Atlantic waters from an HU-25 “Falcon” aircraft, looking for illegal fishing ships and vessels in trouble. Coast Guard Capts. Steve Pittman (left) and Eric Popiel consult a map during a surveillance patrol over the Windward Pass. Photo by Donna Miles  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. But on a rotational basis, Figueroa and other members of from U.S. Coast Guard Air Station Cape Cod, in Massachusetts, carry out a distinctly different mission here....
  • Pentagon Channel Follows as Coast Guard Patrols Perilous Passage (This One's for You Tonk!)

    08/30/2007 4:52:11 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 353+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 30, 2007 – The September edition of the Pentagon Channel’s monthly documentary “Recon” will focus on the Coast Guard’s efforts in the Caribbean Sea’s most perilous waterway. Small-boat crews from the Coast Guard cutter Escanaba transfer Haitian migrants from an overloaded sail freighter to the Escanaba. The 101 Haitian migrants eventually were repatriated to Cap Haitien, Haiti. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Joseph Newland  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The show, titled “Perilous Passage,” will provide an inside look at the men and women of the Coast Guard who patrol Mona Passage,...
  • Baghdad General Meets New Iraqi Troops (Iraqi soldiers train, get ready to lead combat patrols.)

    04/20/2007 6:44:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 374+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp
    Baghdad General Meets New Iraqi Troops Iraqi soldiers train, get ready to lead combat patrols. By Staff Sgt. Jon Cupp 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division CAMP TAJI, Iraq, April 20, 2007 —The general in charge of leading the Iraqi efforts in Operation Fardh Al-Qanoon, also known as the Baghdad security plan, is Lt. Gen. Abud Qanbar, commanding general of the Baghdad Operations Command. He paid a visit here April 17 to meet with troops from the newly established 3rd Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division (Mechanized). "With their first patrol the other day, the first ‘tank’ battalion made...
  • U.S. patrols Somalia for terrorist watch

    01/03/2007 2:28:42 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 7 replies · 426+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 1/3/07 | George Gedda - ap
    WASHINGTON - U.S. Navy vessels are deployed off the coast of Somalia to make sure al-Qaida or allied jihadists don't escape the country by sea now that the once-dominant Islamist forces there are in retreat, the State Department said Wednesday. Of particular concern is the fate of three al-Qaida militants who were believed by U.S. officials to be under the protection of the Islamic Courts Union in Mogadishu until Ethiopian forces drove the Courts from power in recent days. State Department spokesman Sean McCormack said the missions off the coast are being carried out by a U.S. task force based...
  • Joint patrols knocking on doors in Doura

    10/20/2006 5:35:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 182+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Staff Sgt. Brent Williams
    Soldiers from Company A, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, accompanied Iraqi National Police from the 6th Brigade, 2nd National Police Division, during security operations in Doura. Staff Sgt. Brent Williams, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division Public Affairs. BAGHDAD -- A loud knock on the door breaks the silence of the mosque and grabs the attention of its occupants. A representative of the local imam, his family members and associates standing behind him, greet the Iraqi National Policemen standing at their door. After a brief introduction, the police officers from 6th Battalion, 2nd National Police Division file into the...
  • Secret RAF Sorties Keep Iraq Border Troops On Go

    10/08/2006 7:34:05 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 457+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10-9-2006 | Thomas Harding
    Secret RAF sorties keep Iraq border troops on go By Thomas Harding, Defence Correspondent (Filed: 09/10/2006) RAF Hercules transport aircraft are flying secret missions into the heart of insurgent territory in Iraq to re-supply long range desert patrols. Up to three sorties a week are being flown into Maysan province. The large but agile aeroplanes land on hastily constructed airstrips to deliver food, fuel and ammunition to cavalry soldiers operating far from friendly bases. The missions have enabled troops from the Queen's Royal Hussars battlegroup to double the time spent watching the porous border with Iran for smugglers carrying bombs,...
  • Police Patrols At Churches Stepped Up In Pope Row (UK)

    09/18/2006 6:53:14 PM PDT · by blam · 10 replies · 399+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9-19-2006 | John Steele - Jonathan Petre
    Police patrols at churches stepped up in Pope row By John Steele and Jonathan Petre, Religion Correspondent (Filed: 19/09/2006) Police patrols have been increased around hundreds of churches and mosques because of fears that the Pope's comments about Islam could provoke violence. Clergy in the London area have been visited by officers or have been asked to contact their local stations urgently to discuss security. They have been given numbers to call if their churches are attacked. In what Scotland Yard described as a "reassurance" exercise, it decided at the weekend to act quickly to increase security around churches and...
  • Mahdi Army patrols Shiite neighborhoods

    07/13/2006 2:45:45 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 440+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/13/06 | Bassem Mroue - ap
    BAGHDAD, Iraq - As a car enters the Shiite district of Sadr City, a group of men step from the curb and flag down the vehicle. "Who are you and where are you going?" one of them demands. All is well after passengers produce papers, not from the government but from the office of radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. "We are sorry," one man says. "May God be with you." Al-Sadr's militia, the Mahdi Army, keeps a sharp eye out for strangers in the teeming Baghdad district, home to 2.5 million people, as well as other Shiite areas across the...
  • LAR patrols the streets of Habbaniyah

    06/14/2006 4:41:36 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 260+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Cpl. Graham A. Paulsgrove
    CAMP HANBBANIYAH, Iraq (June 13, 2006) -- Marines from 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion wouldn’t consider themselves good neighbors unless they lent a hand combating snipers, small-arms fire and roadside bombs in 120 degree heat. For two weeks, D Company, 3rd LAR, assisted 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment take over a new area of operations in the city, located between Ar Ramadi and Al Fallujah. They patrolled the region, conducting counterinsurgency operations and keeping the routes clear of improvised explosive devices, in addition they assisted in several humanitarian efforts. “We kept the area secure while 3/5 ... got a more...
  • Rakkasans revive patrols in local towns

    05/03/2006 5:49:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 166+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | May 2, 2006 | Staff Sgt. Russell Lee Klika
    BAGHDAD, Iraq (Army News Service, May 2, 2006) – Two towns located near Baghdad are again being patrolled after a four-month absence of coalition forces. Squaretown and Triangletown, named for their shape on the map, are a spill-over from nearby Sadr City, close to Baghdad. Apache Troop of the 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, stationed at Forward Operating Base Rustimayah, have resumed patrolling the area due to a recent increase in insurgent activities. The patrols present convoy drivers with unique challenges as they roll along roads riddled with refuse, but Apache Troop is...
  • Combined patrols foster new relationships

    04/28/2006 5:08:29 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 218+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Spc. James P. Hunter
    Soldiers from the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, and Iraqi troops with 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conducted a dismounted patrol on the streets of Islah Zerla, recently. Their focus was to develop relations with Iraqis citizens, said Sgt. 1st Class David Dodson, platoon sergeant, 172nd Stryker Brigade. With the Iraqis patrolling along side them, it lets the people know their government and military care, and are taking steps toward freeing Iraq, he said. Since September, the Stryker Brigade has patrolled, searches in Islah Zerla, said Sgt. Justin Shaffer, a 172nd team leader. Their presence in the area gives them...
  • U.S., Iraqi Troops Step Up Patrols, Defuse Weapons Caches

    02/25/2006 12:27:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 308+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 25, 2006 – U.S. and Iraqi troops have stepped up their patrols in Iraq's Baghdad and Babil provinces, and thanks to assistance from ordinary Iraqis, they've found and defused numerous roadside bombs, mine fields, and weapons caches, U.S. military officials in Iraq reported. The stepped-up patrols are designed to provide a safe environment for ordinary Iraqis, officials said. Iraq has been wracked with demonstrations and violence because of the recent terrorist bombing of the Askariya shrine in Samarra. The Iraqi government responded to this violence by imposing a temporary evening curfew, followed by a daytime curfew, in...
  • Battalion writes book on Combat Logistics Patrols in Iraq

    02/01/2006 4:46:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 304+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Feb 1, 2006 | Sgt. Rachel A. Brune
    FORT POLK, La. (Army News Service, Feb. 1, 2006) -- "It really is Combat Logistics Patrols for Dummies," said Capt. Justin Redfern, joking about a handbook that Soldiers in his battalion put together in Iraq. Redfern and other Soldiers of Fort Polk's 142nd Corps Support Battalion have made a serious effort to distill their experiences running CLPs in Iraq into an easily accessible handbook. The book, the brainchild of battalion commander Lt. Col. Ronald Green, consists of two volumes. "Volume One can be picked up by any unit coming into theater to learn how to run a CLP," said Capt....