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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
    ajc.com ^ | 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...