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  • Need help with Month-Old Kittens!

    09/27/2010 10:54:34 PM PDT · by MeekMom · 50 replies
    09/28/10 | MeekMom
    Needing help! Month old kittens will not eat mushy kitty food or go potty in a little box made into a litter box! Suggestions appreciated and much needed!
  • U.S. ex-cons get training for green-collar jobs

    09/12/2010 9:35:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 19 replies
    CTV (Canada) ^ | 9/12/10 | Melissa Hincha-Ownby
    Green jobs training programs provide a great opportunity for the nation's underserved communities to gain valuable work training to help lift them up out of poverty. This includes individuals that have served prison sentences. A Recovery Act-funded green jobs training program in Chicago will help provide jobs for 650 ex-convicts. And the green jobs for cons trend isn't limited to the Midwest; inmates at San Quentin State Prison in California recently were treated to a green jobs fair.
  • Emotional Brain Training

    08/18/2010 11:26:41 PM PDT · by Kevmo · 2 replies · 1+ views
    EBT ^ | February 2010 | Lauren Mellin
    Has anyone heard of this approach to conquering anxiety, depression, perhaps even substance abuse? I'm thinking of buying the book "Wired for Joy" or getting the DVD. History of EBT Beginning 30 years ago, we began to develop a method based on this underlying premise as a faculty member at the University of California, San Francisco. The first method was part of an interdisciplinary adolescent health-training program of national leaders in adolescent health directed by Charles E. Irwin, Jr. Later, in the Department of Family and Community medicine â then directed by Jonathan Rodnick, with the research collaboration of Mary...
  • 'Civil Disobedience' Training Offered to SB 1070 Protesters (Today, 1pm in Phoenix, Arizona)

    07/24/2010 10:21:21 AM PDT · by Libloather · 16 replies
    'Civil Disobedience' Training Offered to SB 1070 ProtestersUpdated: Friday, 23 Jul 2010, 6:44 PM MDT PHOENIX - Assuming a judge doesn't step in, we're less than a week away from Arizona's immigration law going into effect. As the tough immigration law takes effect, organizers are calling for a day of "non-compliance" - meaning there will likely be a number of arrests during next week's protests - and now training is being offered to protesters. Isaac Martin is a local activist who's putting on a training class for people who want to protest the immigration law. He won't talk about specific...
  • Training Prepares Civilian Employees for Deployment

    07/08/2010 12:54:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies
    WASHINGTON, July 8, 2010 – A training program is equipping Defense Department civilian employees with the knowledge and skills needed to successfully deploy in support of humanitarian, reconstruction and combat-support military missions across the globe. A class of about 150 Defense Department civilians and contractors, part of the civilian expeditionary work force, learn the basics in emergency medical aid at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center in central Indiana, June 29, 2010, before deploying to Afghanistan and Iraq. U.S. Army photo by John Crosby  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The joint civilian expeditionary work force training -- a 10-day...
  • Command Works on Integrated Training for Afghan Forces

    07/08/2010 12:38:56 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies
    WASHINGTON, July 8, 2010 – NATO Training Mission Afghanistan is developing a system that will help integrate training provided to Afghanistan’s security forces and civil servants. During a “DoD Live” bloggers roundtable yesterday, Army Lt. Col. James Baker, executive officer for the deputy to the commander of the training mission, said an educational system currently being developed in conjunction with the Afghans will help to bridge training gaps that came to light during operations in and around Marja in Afghanistan’s Helmand province. “[The NATO Training Mission] is currently working in collaboration with Afghan leadership and our coalition partners to establish...
  • World Cup 2010: North Korea's secret society exposed to the world's gaze

    06/15/2010 6:24:29 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 765+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 06/15/10 | Rory Smith
    World Cup 2010: North Korea's secret society exposed to the world's gaze By Rory Smith Last updated: June 15th, 2010 There are three things you need to know about North Korea. One: they are not called North Korea. “Among the 32 teams of the World Cup, we are the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea,” said the country’s football coach, Kim Jong-Hun, a man who clearly despises convenience in all its forms. “And I do not think we should be called by any other name.” Right. The second thing you need to know about the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea is...
  • Leadership Training Central to Police Mission in Afghanistan

    06/04/2010 7:18:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 210+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 4, 2010 – Six months isn’t a lot of time to get an operation up and running, but NATO forces in Afghanistan have made amazing strides in training the Afghan National Police in that time, a senior officer involved in that effort said today. Canadian Army Maj. Gen. Mike Ward, deputy commander-Police, NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan, discussed the progress of the Afghan National Police since the stand-up of NTM-A with bloggers on a DoDLive Bloggers Roundtable. There are many challenges, Ward said, including leadership development, literacy issues, corruption and attrition, but there also are “balls rolling in the right...
  • Strategic Operations: Hyper-Realistic Tactical Training Video (with correct link)

    05/27/2010 11:42:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 3 replies · 292+ views
    At Strategic Operations' movie studio facility in San Diego, US, highly trained tactical operators, design experts and public safety officials join movie industry professionals to create Hyper-Realistic™ tactical training scenarios.
  • Strategic Operations: Hyper-Realistic Tactical Training Video

    05/27/2010 11:00:52 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 5 replies · 304+ views
    At Strategic Operations' movie studio facility in San Diego, US, highly trained tactical operators, design experts and public safety officials join movie industry professionals to create Hyper-Realistic™ tactical training scenarios.
  • Isolated Iraqi troops get MEDEVAC training

    04/13/2010 5:53:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 141+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy L. Moore, USA
    JOINT SECURITY STATION CHILAT – In a war zone, the ability to quickly transport injured personnel for treatment is critical for all, but especially for those serving at remote forts along the Iran-Iraq border in northern Maysan province. To that end, members of U.S. Border Transition Team Phoenix and the flight crew and medics of Company C, 3rd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment, recently assisted their Iraqi medical partners by providing basic MEDEVAC training to members of the 2nd and 3rd Battalions, 11th Brigade, Iraqi Department of Border Enforcement. The U.S. team, attached to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored...
  • Canada Pledges Additional Personnel to Train ANSF

    04/09/2010 6:49:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 188+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Courtesy Government of Canada
      Courtesy Government of Canada OTTAWA (April 8) – The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, today announced in Kabul that the Government of Canada is committing up to 90 additional personnel, primarily to support the training of the Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF). Of this increased contribution, the majority will augment the NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan (NTM-A), while the remainder will provide increased support within Joint Task Force – Afghanistan and ISAF headquarters, until the end of Canada’s mission in 2011.“The Government of Canada is proud to contribute additional Canadian Forces personnel to prepare Afghans, in order...
  • General Provides Update on Afghan Police Training

    04/09/2010 6:24:13 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 143+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 9, 2010 – The importance of developing Afghan police forces is equal to that of raising a strong military there, a senior officer involved in that effort said yesterday. Canadian army Maj. Gen. Mike Ward, deputy commander of police training for NATO Training Mission Afghanistan provided an update on the Afghan National Civil Order Police during a “DoD Live” bloggers roundtable. Despite recent successes in Marja and gains in popularity among civilians, Afghan police have much to overcome, Ward said. “Everyone’s aware, I’m sure, of how fragile the Afghan National Police are,” Ward said. “They have the worst...
  • Airmen save local man's life, cite training

    04/07/2010 6:25:42 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 274+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Mike Andriacco, USAF
    4/7/2010 - ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam (AFNS) -- Three Airmen from Andersen Air Force Base saved the life of a local resident when he failed to surface while cave-diving March 27 in Guam. Airmen 1st Class Mark Gregg, Caleb Rodriguez and Kylle Krzywiecki, all from the 36th Munitions Squadron, said they were relaxing on the beach after a day of snorkeling and cave swimming when Christensen Kimi offered to show them another cave. During one of his dives, Mr. Kimi didn't resurface. Airman Krzywiecki said he became concerned and swam under and followed the light from his underwater flashlight....
  • Joint EOD training benefits 2 nations

    03/22/2010 5:52:33 PM PDT · by SandRat · 134+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Staff Sgt. Carolyn Viss, USAF
    3/22/2010 - TRANSIT CENTER AT MANAS, Kyrgyzstan (AFNS) -- Kyrgyz army explosive ordnance disposal technicians visited the Transit Center at Manas March 15 through 19 for a subject matter information exchange with American EOD Airmen and Soldiers. The Airmen here regularly bring Kyrgyz soldiers to the installation and the EOD range to train together, increasing the capabilities of both militaries. U.S. Army Central EOD staff, who assisted with the visit, regularly tour countries in the area of responsibility from their home station at Fort McPherson, Ga., to improve partnerships and increase international security. "This exchange incorporated improvised explosive device response...
  • Taliban commanders given training in Iran: report

    03/21/2010 10:28:52 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 2 replies · 297+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 3/21/10 | AFP
    LONDON (AFP) – Hundreds of insurgents have been trained in Iran to kill NATO forces in Afghanistan, two Taliban commanders told a British Sunday newspaper. The unnamed commanders told The Sunday Times that Iranian officials paid them to attend three-month courses in desert training camps in southeast Iran. They were taught how to carry out complex ambushes and lay improvised explosive devices (IEDs), the roadside bombs which have been responsible for many of the deaths of British troops in Afghanistan. One of the commanders told the newspaper that the military's crackdown in Pakistan was forcing Taliban leaders to turn to...
  • Army drops bayonets, busts abs in training revamp (Army revamps basic training)

    03/16/2010 4:35:47 PM PDT · by rawhide · 38 replies · 1,168+ views ^ | March 16, 2010 | By SUSANNE M. SCHAFER
    FORT JACKSON, S.C. — (Adapting to battlefield experience, the Army nixes 5-mile runs and bayonet drills in favor of zigzag sprints and honing core muscles. ) New soldiers are grunting through the kind of stretches and twists found in "ab blaster" classes at suburban gyms as the Army revamps its basic training regimen for the first time in three decades. Heeding the advice of Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans, commanders are dropping five-mile runs and bayonet drills in favor of zigzag sprints and exercises that hone core muscles. Battlefield sergeants say that's the kind of fitness needed to dodge across...
  • Army drops bayonets, busts abs in training revamp

    03/16/2010 11:10:13 AM PDT · by greatdefender · 30 replies · 777+ views
    AP-Yahoo! ^ | March 16, 2010 | SUSANNE M. SCHAFER
    FORT JACKSON, S.C. – New soldiers are grunting through the kind of stretches and twists found in "ab blaster" classes at suburban gyms as the Army revamps its basic training regimen for the first time in three decades. Heeding the advice of Iraq and Afghanistan combat veterans, commanders are dropping five-mile runs and bayonet drills in favor of zigzag sprints and exercises that hone core muscles. Battlefield sergeants say that's the kind of fitness needed to dodge across alleys, walk patrol with heavy packs and body armor or haul a buddy out of a burning vehicle. Trainers also want to...
  • Mongolian Unit Trains ANA at Kabul Military Training Center

    03/15/2010 7:02:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 312+ views
    The flames from the D-30 artillery piece briefly warm the chilly morning air as the roar of the cannon echoes across the valley of the Kabul Military Training Center (KMTC). With arms crossed and a stern countenance, COL Damdindorj Tsevegsuren of Mongolia nods as his unit’s Afghan National Army trainees break into applause at their success in hitting the target. The Mongolian unit works with about 50 selected ANA Soldiers in each Kandak (battalion) to gain competency with three Russian weapons – the D-30, SPG-9 and the 82mm mortar. So far, they have one Kandak (the 122nd) that had completed...
  • Minister Sets Course for Afghan Police Forces

    03/15/2010 6:23:20 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 129+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Capt. Martin Gerst, USAF
    Police in Afghanistan received important strategic guidance Tuesday when the Minister of Interior Affairs signed into effect the Afghan National Police Strategy, specifying the objectives for continued development of the police, law enforcement activities and associated systems. Minister Mohammed Haneef Atmar signed the ANPS, the second in the series of strategic planning documents, providing “strategic guidance for the continued development and operational capability of the MoI to meet the current and future challenges of stabilization and security of Afghanistan.” “This is a huge success. It provides clear guidance as to the way forward for the police,” said Brig. Gen. Anne...
  • U.S. Air Force medics train fledgling Afghan medical corps

    03/08/2010 5:03:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 37+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Oshawn Jefferson, USAF
    3/8/2010 - KABUL, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- Airmen assigned to the 438th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron here are teaching Afghan soldiers at the Afghan National Army Air Corps Command Air Corps Medical Service Clinic the skills necessary to keep their soldiers on the battlefield. "The standards we are setting here are critical," said Master Sgt. Greg Peppers, the 438th AEAS Medical team lead deployed from the 43rd Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. "For the Afghans to take on more responsibility for their nation's security, their soldiers have to be healthy," he said. Afghan medics, on average, treat...
  • Training, Investment Create Sustainable Afghan Army

    03/08/2010 4:04:31 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 24+ views
    Army Brig. Gen. Gary Patton, the deputy commanding general for programs with Combined Security Transition Command Afghanistan, shared his insights during a March 6 “DoDLive” bloggers roundtable on how U.S. and NATO forces are supporting the training and growth of Afghan security forces. Patton has direct oversight of Afghan army programs and is responsible for generating and sustaining them. By integrating infrastructure construction, equipment procurement and training contracts, Patton said, he provides the Afghan army the tools it needs to reach self-sufficiency. “What I’m doing is generating the new units with equipment, with basing, and combine that with the training...
  • U.S. floats plan to lift ban on training Indonesia's Kopassus unit

    03/03/2010 3:52:25 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies · 258+ views
    WaPo ^ | 3/3/10 | John Pomfret
    As President Obama prepares to travel to Indonesia, his administration is seeking to reverse a 12-year-old ban on training an elite unit of the Indonesian military whose members have been convicted of beatings, kidnappings and other abuses. The administration is floating a plan to test a training program for younger members of the Indonesian Komando Pasukan Khusus, or Kopassus. Four members of the force, including its commanding general, Maj. Gen. Lodewijk Paulus, are in Washington to discuss the proposal, several sources said.
  • Coalition forces team up for vehicle training

    03/02/2010 5:26:24 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 106+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Master Sgt. Darrell Habisch, USAF
    3/2/2010 - ALI BASE, Iraq (AFNS) -- Four Airmen from the 407th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Vehicle Management Flight here spent four days training Iraqi army members on basic maintenance procedures in mid-February at Camp Ur, Iraq. Planning for the training mission began after Tech. Sgt. Scott Preston, a Logistics Military Advisory Team vehicle maintenance adviser, received a request for training from the Iraqis. Coordinating with the 407th ELRS, Sergeant Preston and Master Sgt. Michael Falkowski, the 407th ELRS Vehicle Management Flight superintendent, designed a four-day training mission. At Camp Ur, almost 20 Iraqi soldiers attended the daily hands-on classes....
  • Iraqi-funded Police Training Center opens

    02/27/2010 11:32:29 AM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 103+ views
    U.S. Forces Iraq ^ | Spc. Richard Colletta, USA
    TIKRIT – The Iraqi Police in Salah ad-Din province took a huge step forward recently when they officially opened the doors to a new Iraq Ministry of Interior-funded Police Training Center (PTC) built to replace an older facility. The new PTC, opened Feb. 22, boasts barracks space for IP and recruits, classrooms, a parade deck, dining facility and a shooting range in addition to other amenities needed to train and house the IP. Built in only 11 months, the center will provide advanced training in police operations to new recruits as well as current IP officers. The Dean of the...
  • General Sees Positives in Afghan Army Training

    02/19/2010 4:49:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 141+ views
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2010 – Though training an Afghan army essentially from the ground up has been a difficult undertaking, an Army general involved in the effort said yesterday that he’s seeing positive results. Army Maj. Gen. David Hogg, deputy commander of NATO Training Mission Afghanistan, spoke about the status of the Afghan army, as well as challenges and plans for its training, during a “DoDLive” bloggers roundtable. More than 17,000 Afghan recruits are in basic training at regional training centers that instruct 1,400 recruits at a time. The Afghan army also has an officer candidate school and a noncommissioned...
  • Iraqis Make Advancements in Medical Training

    02/17/2010 3:18:29 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 133+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Christen N. McCluney
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2010 – Medical professionals in Iraq are making advancements in training – and, ultimately, in saving lives -- with the assistance of U.S. forces. “We don’t need to pity the health system here,” Army Col. (Dr.) Andrew Kosmowski, physician advisor for the training and advisory mission in Iraq’s defense ministry, said during a "DoDLive" bloggers roundtable yesterday. “I think they are at an exciting time and crossroads. They are rebuilding at a time of modern medicine.” He was joined on the conference call by Dr. Adel Hansen, linguist and medical advisor with U.S. Forces Iraq health affairs,...
  • Airmen, Afghan National Army Air Corp members complete medical evacuation together

    02/08/2010 4:01:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 154+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Staff Sgt. Richard Williams, USAF
    2/8/2010 - BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- Members of the Afghan National Army Air Corps and the 438th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group/Combined Air Power Task Force completed a joint rotary wing medical evacuation Feb. 3, 2010, from Bagram Airfield to Forward Operating Base Lightening in Gardez, Afghanistan. The mission was to transport an Afghan national who had been receiving care at the Craig Joint Theater Hospital at Bagram Airfield to a local medical facility in Gardez, Afghanistan, for continued care and to allow the patient to be closer to home. Other units that contributed to the mission were the 455th...
  • Changes coming to U.S. Army Basic Combat Training

    02/05/2010 9:18:30 PM PST · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 27 replies · 1,371+ views
    Defense Professional ^ | 02/05/2010 | Steve Reeves
    Basic Combat Training is getting ready for some major changes to reflect the modern battlefield, said Lt. Gen. Mark Hertling, deputy commanding general for Initial Military Training. Hertling, who is responsible for managing the training of Soldiers from the day they enter the Army until they report to their first duty assignments, made his remarks last week during a visit to Fort Jackson, the largest of the Army's five basic training centers. "We really took a look at the relevancy of what we're doing," Hertling said. "We're teaching Soldiers too much stuff." One of the changes Hertling wants to implement...
  • Afghan Police Training Offers Hope, Opportunity

    01/28/2010 4:12:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 147+ views
    ISAF Joint Command - Afghanistan ^ | Staff Sgt. Sarah Brown, USA
    KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan National Police (ANP) trainee practices riot control techniques at the Central Training Center. During the eight-week course, ANP trainees learn police-specifics such as penal and traffic codes, use of force and improvised explosive device detection. The course also covers the Afghan constitution, human rights and weapons and tactical training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Sarah Brown) NATO Training Mission - AfghanistanStory by Staff Sgt. Sarah Brown Sitting alone in the back corner of the mess hall sits a woman, leaning against the wall, eyes alert as she watches the crowded room. All around...
  • U.S. Turns Over Training of Iraqi Federal Police

    01/21/2010 2:44:06 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 205+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Staff Sgt. Jeff Hansen, USA
    BAGHDAD, Jan. 21, 2010 – Iraqi instructors are now exclusively teaching a four-phase Iraqi Federal Police training course at Contingency Operating Station Cashe South in Iraq. During a class on machine-gun maintenance, Army Staff Sgt. Gable, a platoon sergeant with Task Force Nassir, assists an instructor with buddy-assisted disassembly techniques during a class on machine-gun maintenance at Contingency Operating Station Cashe South in Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Jeff Hansen  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The training program is designed to improve police combat and leadership skills. Transitioning to "Iraqis teaching Iraqis" was always meant to be...
  • Creating Training Curriculum

    01/21/2010 9:41:20 AM PST · by killermosquito · 11 replies · 275+ views
    Killer Mosquito | 1/21/2010 | Killer Mosquito
    I would like to create some training materials and need some suggestions. The materials will involve teaching people to use software applications and I would like to be able to demonstrate the software and also ask questions during the presentation.
  • Afghan Units Make Training Progress

    01/12/2010 5:31:12 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 167+ views
    WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2010 – Training Afghan forces to assume security responsibility is a key component of President Barack Obama’s Afghanistan strategy, and American paratroopers are working with Afghan units to speed that day. Army Col. Brian Drinkwine, commander of the 82nd Airborne Division’s 4th Brigade Combat Team, told Pentagon reporters today via video teleconference that the training and mentoring program is going well. The unit is the Army’s first brigade conducting this type of training and mentoring in Afghanistan. The 5,000-member unit covers an area half the size of Texas in southern and western Afghanistan. The unit works with...
  • Airmen help Afghan National Army Air Corps soldiers take aim

    01/05/2010 3:46:51 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 421+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Tech. Sgt. Oshawn Jefferson, USAF
    1/5/2010 - KANDAHAR, Afghanistan (AFNS) -- Airmen of the 738th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group here are training 30 Afghanistan National Army Air Corps soldiers on the M-240B rifle in January here. For some of the ANAAC soldiers it was their first time shooting the gas-powered machine gun while for others it was their second, but the Airmen mentors noticed improvement in their abilities. "Very good. That is how you are supposed to shoot," said Tech. Sgt. Kevin Conley, a 738th AEAG security forces adviser as the ANAAC soldiers practiced firing their weapons throughout the 205th Corps Firing Range here Jan....
  • Ali firefighters prepare Iraqis for future

    12/31/2009 4:31:03 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 264+ views
    Air Force News ^ | Master Sgt. Darrell Habisch, USAF
    12/31/2009 - CAMP UR, Iraq (AFNS) -- Firefighters from the 407th Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron are bringing the goal of independent Iraqi operations to reality at Camp Ur, Iraq. In December, Ali Base firefighters assisted their Iraqi counterparts toward self-sufficiency through numerous training sessions and skills tests. With the assistance of Air Force Logistics Military Advisory Team personnel, Airmen from the 407th ECES Fire Department visited firefighters at Camp Ur throughout the month training them in the latest firefighting techniques and proper driving, care and maintenance of a new 46,000 pound fire truck, recently provided to them. The Iraqis are...
  • Air Force Medical Personnel Train Iraqi Counterparts

    12/31/2009 3:35:37 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 250+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Airman 1st Class Allison Boehm, USAF
    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq, Dec. 31, 2009 – Members of the U.S. Air Force Theater Hospital here are training Iraqi defense ministry medical personnel as part of the new American-Iraqi Air Medical Evacuation and Medical Provider Training Course. The training enables Iraqis to study burn care as well as to observe and practice proper medical evacuation techniques. Classes are scheduled every two weeks. Topics vary to achieve the goal of helping the Iraqi Ministry of Defense strengthen its military medical program. “The ultimate goal of this military-military medical capacity-building program is to help establish an Iraqi military air medical evacuation...
  • Minnesota University Wants K-12 Teachers to Hate America

    12/30/2009 4:40:56 PM PST · by bcampbell07 · 17 replies · 696+ views ^ | 12/30/2009 | Kyle Olson
    According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, College of Education officials recently established the “Race, Culture, Class and Gender Task Group.” It’s charged with helping to devise a new system for training prospective K-12 teachers, because current teachers lack “cultural competence,” a factor officials believe contributes to the poor performance of minority students. The task force “recommended that aspiring teachers must repudiate the notion of the ‘American Dream’ and instead “must embrace – and be prepared to teach our state’s kids – the task force’s own vision of America as an oppressive hellhole: racist, sexist and homophobic,” according to writer Katherine...
  • MP train Iraqi law enforcers in CSI

    12/29/2009 4:30:11 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 235+ views
    Multi-National Force-Iraq ^ | Spc. Edward Siguenza, USA
    Iraqi law enforcement officers search for clues as to why a car exploded during a recent training session sponsored by the 591st Military Police Company, 151st Military Police Battalion, 49th Military Police Brigade, at Camp Taqaddum. Photo by Spc. Edward Siguenza, 49th MPB. TAQADDUM — More than a dozen Iraqi law enforcement officers recently completed a four-day Crime Scene Investigation course instructed by U.S. Military Police here. The Iraqi officers, representing three distinguished organizations, earned Army certificates and kudos from the 591st Military Police Company, 151st Military Police Battalion, 49th Military Police Brigade instructors and the 49th's commander, Brig. Gen....
  • US Army Scouts conduct joint operations, training with Iraqi Commandos

    12/28/2009 3:43:15 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 302+ views
    Multi-National Force-Iraq ^ | Capt. Rafael Acevedo, USA
    COS GARRYOWEN — The citizens of Iraq took a more independent role in securing their country with the signing of the Security Agreement, June 30. In support of this goal, U.S. Scouts are conducting joint operations and training with Iraqi Army Commandos. The Scout platoon, from Headquarters & Headquarters Co., 4th Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment, is developing the 38th Iraqi Army Brigade Commando leadership through instruction on how to be more effective trainers for their Jundee (Soldiers). This will help the Iraqis to continue quality training after the drawdown of U.S. forces. "I believe this is a great opportunity to...
  • Program brings Iraqi doctors to Minnesota

    12/26/2009 8:12:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 4 replies · 509+ views
    Multi-National Force-Iraq ^ | Pfc. J.P. Lawrence, USA
    BASRAH — Soon, doctors from southern Iraq may be able to travel to study with their counterparts at the University of Minnesota through a partnership program. Col. Michael Rath, 34th Red Bull Infantry Division surgeon, said he has been in talks to create a program between the University of Minnesota Academic Health Centers and the Basrah Medical and Nursing Schools here. The partnership program would allow doctors from Basrah to travel to U of M facilities for one or two weeks at a time to "scrub in and learn the latest advances in surgical technique," Rath said. The proposed program...
  • Disturbing Video Shows Muslim Women Undergoing Guerrilla-Style Training in New York - Video

    12/17/2009 11:55:31 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 14 replies · 921+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | December 17, 2009 | Brian
    Here is video from the Christian Action Network via Worldnet Daily which they report exposes Muslim women undergoing Guerrilla-style training techniques in the state of New York. The training includes in how to "slit throats." A new video released by the Christian Action Network shows Muslim women at a compound in New York state practicing throat-slitting techniques and assault weapons attacks. The video was distributed by the makers of the movie "Homegrown Jihad: The Terrorist Camps Around the U.S.," which documents how a jihadist group has developed dozens of training camps across the nation. WND reported at the time how...
  • "Chilling new video": How to slit throats

    12/16/2009 12:37:22 PM PST · by MountainYankee · 30 replies · 1,354+ views
    A chilling new video released by the Christian Action Network shows Muslim women at a compound in New York State practicing throat cutting techniques and assault weapons training.
  • Face of Defense: Legal Officer Uses Life-saving Training

    12/10/2009 4:15:05 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 235+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 10, 2009 – The increase of troops into the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility also is increasing the nontraditional roles filled by airmen in combat, a product of the Air Force's "all in" philosophy. Air Force Capt. Maureen Wood, right, stands with fellow legal officer Air Force Capt. Jaime Espinosa prior to a mission in Iraq. U.S. Air Force photo  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Air Force Capt. Maureen Wood, a legal officer deployed with Multinational Force Iraq’s Joint Task Force 134, recently found herself in one of those situations that was anything but "traditional." She...
  • Iraqi army wants U.S. help past withdrawl deadline

    12/07/2009 5:20:39 PM PST · by jazusamo · 6 replies · 294+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | December 8, 2009 | Eli Lake
    Eli Lake BAGHDAD | A senior Iraqi military official says the Iraqi army wants to continue a long-term training relationship with the United States beyond the 2011 deadline for a U.S. troop withdrawal. Gen. Nasier Abadi, vice chairman of Iraq's army, told The Washington Times that Iraqi commanders would welcome continued training by U.S. forces despite the withdrawal deadline set late last year. Gen. Abadi said the relationship would depend on next year's Iraqi elections. "Depending on what the new elected government next year views, how it considers America, how it considers Iran, does it still want good relations with...
  • Female jihadis training on U.S. soil

    12/04/2009 5:11:58 PM PST · by Cindy · 23 replies · 1,032+ views
    (CHRISTIAN ACTION NETWORK) via JIHAD ^ | Posted by Robert on December 4, 2009 11:11 AM | n/a Quote - Snippet: SNIPPET: "Watch this brief video. It is clear that this is not play-acting, not comic opera soldiery, but very real training -- and for what? What do authorities think these women are doing this for? To stay in shape? They're training for battle. For combat. The Christian Action Network sent me the full video of which this is a part. It shows veiled women marching and engaging in hand-to-hand combat training, firearms training, and more -- in a Muslim compound in the U.S. The implications are clear. Americans, for the most part, have no clue...
  • 'It's supposed to be hard'

    11/30/2009 8:56:07 PM PST · by Saije · 5 replies · 744+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 12/1/2009 | Christian Davenport
    Arthur Colby arrives at Quantico Marine Base by way of Groton boarding school and Dickinson College -- exclusive, private institutions that aren't exactly pipelines to the military. Officer Candidates School, he knows, will be unlike anything he's faced in his young life. At 20, Colby has a résumé crammed with hallmarks of the young and ambitious -- president of Dickinson's freshman class, internships with the Bush and McCain campaigns, a stint with a high-powered Washington consulting firm. He'd be well on his way to a bright future without the Marines. Instead, he's expecting six hellish weeks. Predawn hikes, obstacle courses,...
  • At Quantico, the ultimate test

    11/29/2009 5:54:36 AM PST · by Saije · 16 replies · 1,598+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 11/29/2009 | Christian Davenport
    There is no yelling. No invective. No spittle-laced derision. Instead, there is a soft, warm welcome for the dozens of young men and women reporting to Officer Candidates School at Quantico Marine Base in Virginia. Arriving in polos and khakis, they check in at their leisure, anytime between 8 a.m. and 11:59 p.m., filing off buses or dropped off by well-wishing parents at what could just as well be the first day of college. This is no Parris Island, the legendary boot camp in South Carolina where the drill instructors' ferocity explodes almost the instant recruits arrive. But for the...
  • Afghan Troops Get Vehicle Egress Training

    11/20/2009 3:15:34 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 234+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Senior Airman Evelyn Chavez, USAF
    PAKTIA PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Nov. 20, 2009 – Afghan National Army soldiers got their first Humvee egress assistance training at Forward Operating Base Thunder here Nov. 16. An Afghan soldier exits a Humvee during egress training at Forward Operating Base Thunder, Afghanistan, Nov. 16, 2009. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Evelyn Chavez  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. The training is a newly added supplement to recent training offered to Afghanistan’s 203rd Corps soldiers that teaches students hand and arm signals, basic driving principles and road rules. “This was good training for us,” one Afghan soldier said. “The teachers...
  • Senior Noncommissioned Officers Key in Iraq, Afghanistan

    10/22/2009 5:37:59 AM PDT · by Saije · 9 replies · 612+ views
    US News & World Report ^ | 10/22/2009 | Anna Mulrine
    When the Army made the decision earlier this year to install the first noncommissioned officer to head the Sergeants Major Academy, there were concerns about whether an enlistee would be able to wield the sort of power it takes to change the way troops are taught to fight wars today. "There was some angst," Command Sgt. Maj. Raymond Chandler explains from the office where he began his new job as commandant in August. "Change is hard." That has been true throughout the military, particularly since Chandler's days as a young sergeant, when his unit practiced for weeks to pull off...
  • Germany to send 1,200 police to Afghanistan

    10/10/2009 1:20:25 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 16 replies · 1,128+ views ^ | Oct 09, 2009 | the local
    Germany is set to send 1,200 police to Afghanistan to train local law enforcement in a major boost to its commitment to the war-torn country, news magazine Der Spiegel reported Saturday. An official request for the officers would come in the next week from NATO, the magazine reported, citing sources within the transatlantic alliance. The German officers would be needed for the “NATO Training Mission Afghanistan,” which is due to start in April. Under the program, some 10,000 foreign instructors would train the Afghan security forces as part of a major push by NATO to ready the strife-torn country to...