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  • Obama Administration Ends Pentagon Program to Train Syrian Rebels

    10/09/2015 6:16:21 AM PDT · by Freelance Warrior · 16 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 10/09/2015 | HELENE COOPER and ERIC SCHMITT
    The Obama administration has ended the Pentagon’s $500 million program to train and equip Syrian rebels, administration officials said on Friday, in an acknowledgment that the beleaguered program had failed to produce any kind of ground combat forces capable of taking on the Islamic State in Syria. [...] [The Defense Secretary] Mr. Carter added, “I think you’ll be hearing from President Obama very shortly” on the program." [...] A senior Defense Department official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said that a much smaller training center would be set up in Turkey instead, where a small group of “enablers”...
  • Soldier at Fort Campbell killed during training exercise

    10/06/2015 3:09:22 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 4 replies ^ | 10/6/15 | Chuck Morris
    FORT CAMPBELL, KY (WSMV) - A Fort Campbell soldier died on Tuesday after being shot during a training exercise, according to officials. A spokesman said the solider, who has not been identified, died around 10:20 a.m. at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on post at Fort Campbell. No other soldiers were injured. The death is currently under investigation.
  • Defector Testifies Against Terror Suspect

    01/31/2004 3:14:47 PM PST · by Lessismore · 2 replies · 114+ views
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 30.01.2004
    Mzoudi was a liaison to al Qaeda, witness said. A man claiming to be a former Iranian spy testified Friday that Abdelghani Mzoudi, the second man to be tried for an alleged role in the Sept. 11 attacks, was involved in the preparations to hit the World Trade Center. The witness, who goes by the alias Hamid Reza Zakeri, took the stand at the Hanseatic Higher Regional Court in Hamburg and claimed that Mzoudi, was "responsible for part of the organization" of the suicide attacks that destroyed the twin towers in New York and damaged the Pentagon. Zakeri testified Mzoudi...
  • Army stats show that women are injured twice as often as men in combat training

    08/26/2015 11:50:23 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 45 replies
    The Wasington Times ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rowan Scarborough
    Female soldiers suffered double the rate of injuries compared with male colleagues in Army combat training, including jobs in field artillery and repairing the Bradley Fighting Vehicle. The startling statistics come from Army studies obtained by the Center for Military Readiness (CMR), a research group that opposes what the Obama administration is expected to do by year’s end: put women in the direct land combat in infantry, armor, artillery and special operations units. Retired Gen. Raymond Odierno, who completed his four-year stint as Army chief of staff, said earlier this month that he already has decided to open all artillery...
  • Obama Slips Up: "We're Training ISIL" (

    07/07/2015 9:05:48 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    Youtube ^ | 07/07/15
    The White website has corrected an embarrasing mistake made by President Obama during his press briefing yesterday about the Islamic State when the President said that U.S. forces were "training ISIL."
  • How Virtual Reality May Change Medical Education And Save Lives

    06/04/2015 11:32:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | May 22, 2015 | Robert Glatter, MD
    Practice makes perfect.The old adage applies to many aspects of our life in a variety of ways. Practicing your backhand, learning a dance move, or rehearsing your speech. But where it may matter the most is for medical professionals who perform lifesaving interventions or procedures for patients in emergency departments or in the operating room. The reality is that there are some lifesaving procedures in emergency medicine that you rarely perform–but must always be ready to perform in a split second. One such a procedure–known as cricothyrotomy–which involves making an incision into a specific area of patient’s neck and inserting...
  • Out of 8 women in Army Ranger school, guess how many graduated?

    06/01/2015 10:56:35 AM PDT · by Paul46360 · 60 replies ^ | 6-1-15 | Col. Allen West
    <p>"Eight of the 20 women who originally entered the school’s first co-ed class were allowed to recycle through the program after they fell out in their first go-round.”"</p>
  • Ongoing: SC Sheriff's Dept Violates Posse Comitatus With Special Forces Joint Drill

    05/11/2015 4:39:15 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 16 replies
    Activist Post ^ | 5/10/2015 | Brandon Turbeville
    Only a year after the joint drills of the Richland County Sheriff’s Department and the US military raised eyebrows, the RCSD has once again announced that the department will be conducting drills that involve the joint training of civilian law enforcement and the US military. On May 8, it was reported by WLTX that the Richland County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting drills in conjunction with the 3rd Special Forces Group out of Fort Bragg, North Carolina. The exercises will take place at late-night and pre-dawn and will run from May 8 until May 15. Citizens have now been informed...
  • Calif. Bill Would Mandate Teens Take CPR Training

    04/21/2015 10:54:46 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies
    NBC San Diego ^ | Laura McVicker
    A California lawmaker has introduced a bill that would mandate that high school students receive CPR training before they graduate. AB 319 will be heard in a committee hearing on Wednesday. Assemblyman Freddie Rodriguez, D-Chino, introduced the bill in February. The bill calls for statewide school districts and charter schools to implement a curriculum on how to perform CPR and using an automated external defibrillator. This training would be offered in physical education classes or another course needed for students to graduate. The program would be developed by the American Heart Association or the American Red Cross. In emphasizing the...
  • At Fort Bragg: British, U.S. paratroopers undertaking largest ...

    04/13/2015 2:00:58 PM PDT · by ABN 505 · 6 replies
    Fayobserver ^ | 4/13/15 | Drew Brooks
    The largest multinational training exercise on Fort Bragg in 20 years has begun. The 82nd Airborne Division is training alongside the British Army's 16 Air Assault Brigade all week. The 3rd Special Forces Group and 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune also are participating in the Combine Joint Operational Access Exercise. This evening, paratroopers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division and their British counterparts, mostly from 3rd Battalion, The Parachute Regiment, will jump onto an airfield at Holland Drop Zone to simulate the seizing of an airport.
  • This Is What Happened When Maine Forced Welfare Recipients To Work For Their Benefits

    04/08/2015 5:30:14 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 60 replies
    US ^ | 4APR2015 | Staff Writer
    Maine finally took a bold step forward in welfare reform and it’s paying huge dividends. Last year Maine passed a measure that would require recipients of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, otherwise known as SNAP, to complete a certain number of work, volunteer, or job-training hours before being eligible for assistance. Main Governor Paul LaPage passed the measure last year and the resulting drop in food-stamp enrollees has been dramatic. At the close of 2014 approximately 12,000 individuals were enrolled in the state assistance program. Keep in mind that these individuals are adults who aren’t disabled and who don’t have...
  • Well, isn't this interesting? "Expanding military training activities in Cooper Creek" (Georgia

    03/24/2015 8:55:16 PM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 3/24/15 | Dutchman 6
    By Jim Walker, District Leader, Georgia Forest Watch: "Don’t be surprised to encounter Army Rangers in the Cooper Creek area." I have long been accustomed to seeing soldiers and signs of their activity in the vicinity of Camp Merrill, the Ranger training base in the Etowah watershed, and as far away as Hickory Flat in the Noontootla watershed. They even use the Appalachian Trail. But until this year, to my knowledge, they have never operated as far away from the camp as Cooper Creek. Back in June, Georgia ForestWatch District Leader David Govus came across two soldiers on foot and...
  • Secret Service wants $8 million White House replica for training

    03/20/2015 3:52:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 03/20/2015
    Washington (AFP) - The US Secret Service has requested $8 million to build a replica of the White House for use in training agents to prevent incidents like last year's mansion intrusion, the agency's director said Tuesday. Joseph Clancy said the agency's current rudimentary training facility, in Beltsville, Maryland, is not to scale, and has "no structures, vehicle gates, lighting, or other aides to enhance the training simulations." He told a House of Representatives panel reviewing 2016 funding that his agency's budget "includes $8 million for the design and initial construction of a White House mock-up" in Maryland that will...
  • ISIS recruits children to perform beheadings, shoot rifles, carry out terrorist attacks

    02/23/2015 8:00:59 AM PST · by Baynative · 24 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 8/29/14 | Deborah Hastings
    Video postings from the terror group show little boys firing weapons. Kids tell of being forced to watch decapitations and stonings, according to a report.
  • Myth: You Must Be Highly Trained for Successful Handgun use

    02/23/2015 4:38:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Gun people love training.  They revel in expertise.  They gush over the incredible feats that expert gun users, from Annie Oakley to Jerry Miculek, can accomplish.  Do not mistake me.  I approve of training.  Training is good.  I have trained a lot of hours... and days... and years... and decades.  I have trained military, police, and civilians.  But large numbers of people use handguns very successfully with little or no training. A case in point occurred recently in Ohio.  From “She was armed and apparently fired multiple shots at him,” said Sgt. Dave Sicilia. The woman’s son says...
  • Support Restore Nineveh Now - Nineveh Plains Militia

    12/17/2014 3:17:26 PM PST · by Shery ^ | 17 December, 2014 | Jannah Hancock
    Anyone interested in either going as a voluntary soldier, or who is interested in garnering support for the ASsyrian and Iraqi Christian men who have volunteered for the new militia/military group forming to defend the Christians and other persecuted minority groups such as Yezidis) in Iraq against ISIS. This can mean financial support by individuals, church or social organisations who want to raise financial support on a one-time basis or on-going, or for people who want and/or can help gain support with through government in the U.S. or other countries. If anyone is interested in this issue and helping in...
  • Calls to election judges a 'serious attempt to disrupt' voting

    11/05/2014 4:02:49 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 16 replies
    Chicago Sun Times ^ | 11-5-14 | Brian Slodysko AND MONIFA THOMAS
    barrage of automated phone calls offering false instructions to scores of election judges was "a serious attempt to disrupt" Chicago voting operations in the run-up to Tuesday’s vote, election officials said. Between Friday and Monday, an unknown number of judges — the paid partisan employees tasked with operating polling stations — received the misleading robocalls, according to the Chicago Board of Election Commissioners. “Given the level of response that we received, we suspect it was a large number of people — we don’t know how large,” Jim Allen, board spokesman, said Monday. Some of the judges received calls informing them...
  • FEMA conducts pandemic training in NY, NJ

    10/31/2014 6:26:15 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    WND ^ | 10/30/14 | Aaron Klein
    Talk about timing. The Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, is currently in the middle of a two-year pandemic training exercise with New York City and northern New Jersey. Titled “2013-14 Pandemic Influenza Continuity Exercise Strategy,” the FEMA training simulates a global pandemic of influenza that spreads from person to person, including in the U.S.
  • Spanish Health Trade Union Leader: We Only Had 15 Minutes Of Training On Ebola

    10/12/2014 10:56:21 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 4 replies
    Eurasia Review ^ | 10-12-2014- | Euractiv
    The Madrid regional government has not given health personnel enough training to deal with Ebola properly, including the Spanish nurse Teresa Romero, who is now the first person in the world to contract the virus outside Africa, says Juan Carlos Mejías. Romero was in contact with one of two ill Spanish priests who died of the disease in Madrid’s Carlos III Hospital. Juan Carlos Mejías is the leader of SATSE, the main trade union in Spain’s health sector, representing 100,000 members. Mejías spoke with EurActiv Spain’s Fernando Heller. Did the health personnel in the Carlos III Hospital have enough training...
  • ‘Don’t Get Pulled Over’ Is Cop’s Stellar Advice To Women Afraid Of Getting Raped By Police

    09/24/2014 8:35:23 AM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 172 replies ^ | 9/24/2014 | Aimee Ogden
    Sexual assault by law enforcement has been a problem in Oklahoma of late, with three different officers being arrested recently for on-duty sexual misconduct. Oklahoma women are understandably a bit anxious about the threat of being mistreated during a traffic stop, but Captain George Brown of the Oklahoma Highway Patrol has a helpful tip for anyone who’s worried: If you just “follow the law in the first place” so you don’t get pulled over, you have nothing to worry about! That’s awesome to know, because I’m pretty sure no one has ever been pulled over for a tail light that’s...
  • White House says training Syrian rebels to take months (Susan Rice)

    09/19/2014 7:18:13 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 37 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 9/18/14 | AFP
    Washington (AFP) - Training and equipping moderate Syrian rebels to fight Islamic State extremists will take months, the White House warned Friday a day after Congress approved the plan. "We will move out as rapidly as can be done, in partnership with the countries that will host the training facilities," said Susan Rice, national security advisor to President Barack Obama. "This will be a process that takes months," she said, adding it will not "happen overnight." "This is a serious training program, and we are serious about vetting those that we will be training and equipping," Rice emphasized. "It is...
  • This is a well-trained dog.

    09/18/2014 7:06:53 AM PDT · by Twotone · 20 replies ^ | Unknown | Ihor Ivan
    Canadian firefighter and dog trainer Ihor Ivan demonstrates how well-trained his Doberman is by having the dog follow a series of commands. While the Doberman's listening skills are impressive, it's the dedication and bond between them that really shines.
  • More than 300 layoffs planned at North Texas Job Corps Center in McKinney

    09/09/2014 4:51:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Dallas Business Journal ^ | September 8, 2014 | Korri Kezar
    The North Texas Job Corps Center is part of the U.S. Department of Labor's national program, which helps train students for jobs.Layoffs at the North Texas Job Corps Center in McKinney will affect 300 positions a little more than a month after Dallas news station Fox 4 investigated allegations of abuse at the facility. The cuts were revealed in two letters to the Texas Workforce Commission filed under the The Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification Act. The notices said NTJCC expects to lay off 240 workers, while Fluor Federal Solutions will eliminate 79 jobs connected to the center. Layoffs are...
  • Trooper training criticized following the Lake of the Ozarks death of Brandon Ellingson

    08/31/2014 3:09:16 PM PDT · by yldstrk · 41 replies
    KC Star ^ | 8-30-14
    Even before divers recovered a handcuffed man’s body from the bottom of the Lake of the Ozarks, some retired Water Patrol veterans already suspected what had gone wrong. The problem, they thought, came down to two issues: training and experience. Trooper Anthony Piercy, who arrested 20-year-old Iowan Brandon Ellingson and placed him in handcuffs minutes before he drowned, lacked enough of both on the water, they say. As evidence, they point to his use of the wrong type of life jacket for a handcuffed suspect; how he seemed, according to witnesses, to rush the arrest after one of Ellingson’s friends...
  • Finding an ISIS training camp on Google Earth

    08/22/2014 11:57:39 AM PDT · by NowApproachingMidnight · 9 replies
    Bellingcat ^ | 8/22/2014 | Bellingcat
    Gun Safety, Self Defense, and Road Marches – Finding an ISIS Training Camp Have you ever wondered what it would be like to go through training as an ISIS terrorist? Or better yet, where you would go to find such advanced training? All you have to do to find the answer to these questions is turn to the nearest ISIS media twitter account and click on that bright blue link. Let’s take a look at the photos posted in July showing one of the Islamic State’s training camps in Ninewa Province and see what we can learn...
  • Night Stalkers to Continue training over cities until Thursday

    08/20/2014 5:53:58 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 18 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 8-20-14 | Frederick Melo and Tad Vezner
    The Army's 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment has a saying -- "Night Stalkers Don't Quit." It apparently doesn't always let people sleep, either. The airborne unit's Black Hawk helicopters arrived without warning Monday night, rattling for hours over Highland Park and around apartment buildings in downtown St. Paul and Minneapolis, and angering residents and elected officials alike. They'll be back. The copters are taking part in U.S. military exercises that will continue sporadically into Thursday evening -- local law enforcement officials said -- but now with a little more public notice. "It's something that we do 10 to 15 times...
  • NYT: $3B gov’t retraining program as effective as you’d guess; Years older and deeper in debt.

    08/18/2014 2:53:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 08/18/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    To paraphrase the old Tennessee Ernie Ford song — you take a ton of government cash to get job retraining, and what do you get? Several years older and deeper in debt, according to the New York Times, which casts a critical eye on the Workforce Investment Act. The program first came into existence in 1998 and was expanded in the 2009 stimulus bill passed by Democrats, but does it actually help people find work and restore their economic independence? Not really, and the costs more often make situations worse instead of better: Instead, an extensive analysis of the...
  • Autopsy Finds 6 Shots Killed Teen; Ferguson Protest March Ends in Chaos

    08/17/2014 10:45:41 PM PDT · by Morgana · 53 replies
    Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old whose shooting by a police officer set off more than a week of unrest in Ferguson, Mo., was struck by at least six bullets, including two to the head, according to a former New York City medical examiner. The autopsy results came as a march protesting Mr. Brown's Aug. 9 death erupted in chaos Sunday night when police forced back demonstrators in a cloud of smoke and a hail of sizzling canisters. Michael M. Baden, who conducted a second, private autopsy Sunday for the Brown family, said wounds to the head and brain were the...
  • Autopsy: Michael Brown Was Shot 6 Times

    08/18/2014 3:41:30 AM PDT · by Enterprise · 97 replies
    Newser ^ | Aug 18, 2014 | Rob Quinn
    The results of a private autopsy on Michael Brown may escalate tensions in Ferguson, Missouri even further: The examiner says the unarmed teenager was shot at least six times, including twice in the head, and all the bullets came from the front, reports the New York Times. Pathologist Michael Baden, New York City's former chief medical examiner, says all the bullets were fired from at least one or two feet away, and one bullet—apparently the last one fired—hit the top of the 18-year-old's head.
  • U.S. general killed in Afghanistan was key figure in training effort

    08/06/2014 10:59:00 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    breitbart ^ | 8/6/14 | Washington Post, by Thomas Gibbons-Neff & Patricia Sulli
    The U.S. general who was shot and killed in an apparent insider attack in Kabul on Tuesday had served in the American military for more than three decades and was a key player in the current U.S. effort to stand up Afghan security forces. Army Maj. Gen. Harold J. Greene of Falls Church, Va., was the highest-ranking member of the U.S. military to die in the line of duty since the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. He was the deputy commanding general for the Combined Security Transition Command-Afghanistan and was making a routine visit to a training facility when he was
  • Hamas Training in Malaysia for 'Advanced' Terror Attacks

    07/30/2014 9:10:53 AM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    inn ^ | 7/30/14 | Uzi Baruch, Ari Soffer and Tova Dvorin
    Israeli security forces have captured a senior Hamas commander in the city of Khan Younis in the Gaza Strip - and in doing so thwarted a creative plan to infiltrate Israel to commit a terrorist attack. The terrorist - said to be a member of an elite commando unit within Hamas's "military wing", the Ezzadine Al Kassam Brigades - was interrogated by the Shabak (Israel Security Agency), and confessed to having been sent to Malaysia to gain paragliding training, which he was to use to infiltrate into southern Israel to carry out an attack - potentially a kidnapping - in...
  • Strength Training for People My Age

    07/09/2014 8:09:02 AM PDT · by Foundahardheadedwoman · 45 replies
    PJ Media ^ | July 8, 2014 - 8:00 am | Mark Rippetoe
    I’m 58. Granted, I’m pretty beat up these days. I’ve had my share of injuries, the result of having lived a rather careless active life outdoors, on horses, motorcycles, bicycles, and the field of competition. People my age who have not spent their years in a chair have an accumulation of aches and pains, most of them earned the hard way. And for us, beat up or not, the best way to stay in the game is to train for strength. The conventional wisdom is that older people (ah, the term sticks in the craw) need to settle into a...
  • In survey, Lackland drill instructors rip leaders, say they fear recruits

    05/29/2014 11:18:37 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 28 replies
    San Antonio Express-News, via Stars & Stripes ^ | May 29, 2014 | Sig Christenson
    A survey of basic-training instructors conducted during the worst sex scandal in Air Force history revealed a sharp distrust of senior commanders at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland and a widespread fear of recruits. In occasionally bitter comments, some instructors lashed out at basic-training leaders. They talked of stressful working conditions and declining standards that had made training too easy, with recruits even saying they expected to have a harder time. The survey, done last year and obtained this week by the San Antonio Express-News, revealed basic training remains haunted by recruit abuse and misconduct, the same issues that prompted a...
  • Stunning Images Of Chinese Riot Police Training For A "Working Class Insurrection"

    05/13/2014 9:19:29 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 5/13/14 | Tyler Durden
    he US may be celebrating the HFT-rigged, Fed-manipulated S&P500 hitting Goldman's year end target of 1900 8 months early, but China has other concerns. Such as this photo series, courtesy of NYT's Chris Buckley, showing police in Shenzhen in full riot gear, training for what many say is inevitable: a working-class insurrection, or as calls, it "emergency disposal operations."Via, captions google translated:May 11, heavy rain, the Shenzhen Municipal Public Security Bureau carried out emergency disposal operations training activities. Participating in the training team for a variety of different emergencies riot synthesis disposal training."Demonstrators" prepare to impact SWAT."Demonstrators" armed...
  • Admin Wants to Lift Ban on Airline, Nuke Training in U.S. for Libyans

    04/15/2014 7:14:24 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 11, 2014 - 6:15 pm | Bridget Johnson
    Republicans are protesting the Obama administration’s plan to lift a 1983 ban on nuclear and aviation training for Libyan nationals in the U.S., noting that the Department of Homeland Security’s reasoning didn’t mention the Benghazi attack or the responsible terrorist affiliates at work in the country. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee Chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.), and National Security Subcommittee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) sent a letter in November to DHS about the proposed change, with a March follow-up to Secretary Jeh Johnson after they...
  • Breaking: FBI Documents Confirm Existence of Texas Islamic Terror Enclave

    02/18/2014 6:55:32 AM PST · by servo1969 · 42 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 2-18-2014 | Jim Hoft
    FBI documents confirm the existence of a Texas Islamic enclave linked to terrorism. Secret footage obtained by The Clarion Project shows female members of the Islamic group receiving paramilitary training in Islamberg. Posted by Jim Hoft on Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 8:37 AM FBI documents confirm the existence of a Texas Islamic enclave linked to terrorism. Secret footage obtained by The Clarion Project shows female members of the Islamic group receiving paramilitary training in Islamberg. The Clarion Project reported: A Clarion Project investigation has discovered a jihadist enclave in Texas where a deadly shooting took place in 2002. Declassified...
  • Things Your SgtMaj Hates: Online Training

    02/06/2014 5:00:19 AM PST · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    Castra Praetoria ^ | 1-27-2014 | America's Angry SgtMaj
    There are a number of annual training requirements we have to meet in the Marine Corps. It being the 21st Century, some of those have to do with cyber awareness and protecting information of various kinds. Since common sense is not a common virtue we are all subjected to online training in protecting personally identifiable information and classified material. Not completing the training will result in the Marine Corps turning off our access to e-mail and internet at work. This sounds more like a reward than a consequence but remember what I said about sense being common. The cyber counter...
  • 1 killed in Army helicopter 'hard landing' in Ga. (Savannah, Night Stalkers)

    01/16/2014 1:51:29 PM PST · by xzins · 20 replies
    AP ^ | Jan. 16, 2014 | RUSS BYNUM
    SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A member of an elite Army helicopter unit was killed and two crew members suffered injuries when their aircraft slammed into the ground as they tried to land at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, a military spokesman said Thursday. The MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter was returning from a routine training flight when it made a "hard landing" just before 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on or near the airstrip at the base in coastal Georgia, said Army Maj. Allen Hill, a spokesman for the crew's aviation unit. The three-man crew was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Aviation...
  • TSA Wants to Hire ‘Economically Disadvantaged Woman Owned Small Business’ (for $30M contract)

    12/19/2013 3:36:51 AM PST · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 18, 2013 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) is looking exclusively for an “economically disadvantaged woman owned small business” when it awards its next $30 million contract for security training. The agency announced a solicitation for a company to conduct training for its Inter-Modal Security and Training Exercise Program (I-Step) last week. [Snip] Contracting offices are required to set quotas for hiring EDWOSBs by the Small Business Act, which was enacted in January. According to the law, women are “subjected to discrimination in entrepreneurial endeavors due to their gender” and it is “in the national interest” to “remove discriminatory barriers.” The act sets...
  • DOD Training Materials Call Conservatives 'Extremists'

    08/23/2013 12:49:13 PM PDT · by Nachum · 37 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 8/23/13 | staff
    Judicial Watch obtained Defense Department training materials on Friday that described conservative and civil liberties organizations as “hate groups.” The training materials used by the Air Force were created to help students “recognize extremists ideologies.” The materials identified conservative values, such as individual liberties and states’ rights, as recruiting rhetoric used by “extremists.” According to Judicial Watch: Under a section labeled “Extremist Ideologies” the document states, “In U.S. history, there are many examples of extremist ideologies and movements. The colonists who sought to free themselves from British rule and the Confederate states who sought to secede from the Northern states...
  • Indiana at center of National terror response training exercise

    08/04/2013 12:30:51 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 7 replies ^ | August 1, 2013 | Jake Miller
    <p>Thousands of members of the armed forces including members of the Indiana National Guard are participating in mass disaster training in Jennings County.</p> <p>Exercise Vibrant Response is in full effect at the Muscatatuck training camp and Camp Atterbury in Johnson County.</p>
  • Syria: New Terrorist Training Ground... Up to 6,000 jihadists now fighting with al Qaeda groups

    07/02/2013 10:30:57 AM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 7/2/13 | Bill Gertz
    Thousands of foreign terrorists traveled to Syria over the past several months to wage jihad, or holy war, in what U.S. officials say is fast becoming a new international terror training ground. Most of the foreign terrorists are fighting for the al Qaeda-linked group the al-Nusra Front and are coming from around the world, mainly from Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Libya, and Tunisia, by crossing the Syrian border with Turkey. The al-Nusra Front is the most well organized and ideologically motivated armed opposition group after the secular Free Syrian Army. “The Syrian opposition is benefiting from a steady flow of foreign...
  • Riot Control Training

    06/21/2013 1:36:59 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 10 replies
    KCEN ^ | 6/20/2013
    A group of soldiers are preparing for their deployment to Egypt with riot training on post. They're planning ahead for violent protests or riots and the possibility of protecting the country's border with Israel. Soldiers encountered Molotov cocktails and other dangerous items in the training. Lt. Matthew Wilkinson says, "Just what I've seen over the course of the past week than we were a week ago." PFC Perez Alexander says, "We want to be as professional as possible... Know what we're doing." They wrap up training today before preparing to ship out in the near future.
  • Riot Control Training (troops to Egypt)

    06/21/2013 11:05:37 AM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    KCEN TV ^ | 6/21/13 | staff
    (KCEN) -- A group of soldiers are preparing for their deployment to Egypt with riot training on post. They're planning ahead for violent protests or riots and the possibility of protecting the country's border with Israel. Soldiers encountered Molotov cocktails and other dangerous items in the training. Lt. Matthew Wilkinson says, "Just what I've seen over the course of the past week than we were a week ago."
  • GOP Rep. Notices IRS Agents Training with AR-15s During DHS Tour: ‘I’m Looking Into the Issue Now’

    06/12/2013 1:51:49 PM PDT · by Whenifhow · 113 replies ^ | June 12, 2013 | Dave Urbanski
    This little item could give the IRS’ whole “targeting” conservatives scandal a brand-new twist. Rep. Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.) tweeted that he observed IRS agents training with AR-15s when he toured the Department of Homeland Security: A few weeks ago when I toured a DHS facility I saw #IRS agents training with AR-15's. I'm looking into the issue now. #PJNET
  • Japanese troops head to Calif. beach for training

    06/09/2013 7:20:59 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 15 replies
    Pioneer Press/AP ^ | 6-11-13 | JULIE WATSON
    SAN DIEGO—Japanese troops will converge on California's southern coast in the next two weeks as part of a military exercise with U.S. troops aimed at improving that country's amphibious attack abilities. U.S. and Japanese military officials said the unprecedented training, led by U.S. Marines and sailors, will help Japan's Self-Defense Force operate in stronger coordination with the United States, its main ally, and better respond to crises such as natural disasters. China may see it differently, however, given the tensions between Tokyo and Beijing over a long-running dispute concerning islands claimed by both in the East China Sea. "It's another...
  • Close Quarters Carbines, Square Ranges, CQB, Weapons Manipulation and Tactics

    06/09/2013 7:15:53 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    Close Quarters Carbines, Square Ranges, CQB, Weapons Manipulation and Tactics   Max Velocity wrote an interesting post called The Great Tactical Training Con. I agree with him in some regards but disagree in others. This stumbles into something I have been thinking about for awhile. Over the past few years or maybe the last decade the role of the rifle in close quarters fighting has changed.  What used to be considered almost solely shotgun territory has become dominated by AR's, AK's, etc all. These rifles hold 30 rounds and reload themselves which is pretty handy. Not taking anything away from...
  • Combat in and around vehicles

    05/23/2013 9:08:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 22 May, 2013 | Vandil
    After 2 months of snow delays I recently completed the vehicle combat training class I posted inquiries about last November. The class was a solo student course lead by Firearms Iinstructor and assisted (ammo bitched) by an experienced IDPA\Highpower competitor. The course curriculum was very in depth and complete. Ranging from at your door assaults, engagement ranges and choices, vehicles as cover, vehicles as weapons, point shooting, moving targets, moving shooter, moving vehicles, window shooting, cross passenger compartment engagement, vehicle egress, vehicle hard points, glass deflection, under vehicle shooting, equipment tricks, and hand to hand with pistol attacks. We covered...
  • Reservations for Sea Cruise Conference : Climb Aboard the Shrug Boat

    03/19/2013 12:23:57 PM PDT · by 6ft2inhighheelshoes · 10 replies
    Roll Call ^ | March 17, 2013 | Warren Rojas
    Political party planner Melissa Dawdy wants to throw frustrated conservatives a lifeline this fall. And she’s landed tea party darling Herman Cain as her first mate. Dawdy, who said she’s participated in several National Review sponsored-cruises and enjoyed those trips, sees an opening for a new wave of conservative coalition building. And she’s hoping to reel in folks who are desperately seeking their political bearings after a devastating fall, such as those at the just-concluded Conservative Political Action Conference. “The average tea party person quit the tea party after 2012. They took a face-plant,” she said of the ripple effect...
  • Training Syrian Rebels to Conquer Golan Heights and Shoot Down Israeli Aircraft

    03/13/2013 12:44:10 PM PDT · by Nachum · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 3/13/13 | Shoshana Bryen
    No, they don't say it quite like that. But after years of hypocrisy, the Obama administration has admitted that while it declined to arm Syrian rebels directly for fear that weapons would end up in the hands of al-Qaeda forces, it has been quietly vetting and training anti-Assad forces while others provided weapons all around. Now the training is out in the open, and Secretary of State Kerry has pledged $60 million in "non-lethal aid" to the rebels. (Plus $250 million to Egypt, while Israel may take a hit of $150 million from sequestration -- makes you wonder.) American assistance...