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  • Space Station's '42' Crew Links Expedition to 'Hitchhiker's Guide'

    09/27/2014 11:32:33 AM PDT · by Utilizer · 35 replies
    SPACE.com ^ | September 26, 2014 07:44am ET | Robert Pearlman
    What do astronauts and cosmonauts, a towel and a paranoid android have in common? The answer is 42. The International Space Station's Expedition 42 crew, who is set to take up residency onboard the orbiting laboratory in November, has embraced the connection between their numerical designation and "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy," the Douglas Adams' sci-fi franchise, adopting its imagery and slogans for their official poster and unofficial patch.
  • Complex Design, Political Disputes Send World Trade Center Rail Hub's Cost Soaring

    09/05/2014 6:15:49 AM PDT · by C19fan · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | September 3, 2014 | Eliot Brown
    The most expensive train station in the U.S. is taking shape at the site of the former World Trade Center, a majestic marble-and-steel commuter hub that was seen by project boosters as a landmark to American hope and resilience. Instead, the terminal connecting New Jersey with downtown Manhattan has turned into a public-works embarrassment. Overtaking the project's emotional resonance is a practical question: How could such a high-profile project fall eight years behind schedule and at least $2 billion over budget?
  • Picture: The Great Lakes from the Space Station

    07/10/2014 12:30:04 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 32 replies
  • 3D Printer Passes Zero-Gravity Test for Space Station Trip

    06/20/2013 7:24:36 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 6 replies
    Space.com ^ | 6/19/13 | Mike Wall
    A 3D printer bound for the International Space Station in 2014 has passed a series of key microgravity flight tests, the device's builders say. Three prototype versions of space manufacturing startup Made in Space's 3D printer showed their stuff during four airplane flights that achieved brief periods of microgravity via parabolic maneuvers, company officials announced today (June 19). "Today, we demonstrated that our 3D printers can print in microgravity," Made in Space strategic officer Mike Chen said in a statement. "Next year, we will demonstrate that they can print on the International Space Station." 3D printers use a technique called...
  • Potential Dark Matter Discovery a Win for Space Station Science

    04/04/2013 12:52:30 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 21 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | 4/4/13
    Potential Dark Matter Discovery a Win for Space Station Science April 04, 2013; 7:56 AM If nature is kind, the first detection of dark matter might be credited to the International Space Station soon. The Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer experiment hangs on the side of the International Space Station, July 12, 2011. CREDIT: NASAToday (April 3), researchers announced the first science results from the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), a $2 billion cosmic-ray particle detector mounted on the exterior of the football-field-size International Space Station. The instrument has observed a striking pattern of antimatter particles called positrons that may turn out to...
  • The Roman Station Liturgy - Lenten Station Churches of Rome

    02/22/2012 1:40:04 PM PST · by NYer · 2 replies
    pnac ^ | February 22, 2012
    The information in this section comes largely from The Urban Character of Christian Worship, by Rev. John Baldovin, S.J. Footnotes refer to the pages in his text where further information can be found.Station Churches 2012 Each year, the North American College follows the ancient tradition of the Roman stational liturgy. All are invited to join us for the celebration of Mass each day. Using the side bar on the left, you will find the schedule and listing of the churches. Each page contains a short description and history of each church. At the bottom of each page, you will find...
  • Russia considering unmanned space station (after supply ship blows up)

    08/31/2011 1:28:08 PM PDT · by Libloather · 33 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/31/11
    Russia considering unmanned space stationRussia's space agency Roskosmos is considering ending a permanent human presence in space, an agency official said on Wednesday following last week's crash of a supply ship delivering precious cargo to the ISS. 7:20PM BST 31 Aug 2011 "Perhaps in the future, we will not need a constant manned presence in the lower Earth orbit," Roskosmos deputy director Vitaly Davydov told journalists in Moscow. "We don't exclude the possibility of returning to the concept of DOS (long-term orbital) stations that we had before stations with constant human presence," he said. **SNIP** Davydov's remarks came days after...
  • The Space Station: From Russia With(out) Love

    07/29/2011 5:34:57 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 13 replies
    Now that America has no way to put people into space, we have to rely on the Ruskies. They might have been Communists for almost 80 years but they sure understand market economies (specifically, supply and demand) because the pre-negotiated deal of $51 million per U.S. astronaut expires at the end of 2013. The General Director of Russian Federal Space Agency, Anatoly Perminov, said in 2010: We have an agreement until 2012 that Russia will be responsible for this. But after that? Excuse me but the prices should be absolutely different then! The Comrade was right… NASA just inked a...
  • Vanity: I just saw the space station!

    07/04/2011 9:09:09 PM PDT · by Yaelle · 38 replies
    Sky ^ | 07/04/11 | Self
    The coolest thing ever! That was amazing. Waiting for the fireworks but to see the space station go by was even cooler! Anyone else see it too?
  • 'Space station' found on Mars

    06/03/2011 3:35:12 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 35 replies
    The Sun ^ | 6/2/11
    A GOOGLE geek has found what he believes is a 'space station' on Mars.He found the spec on the Red Planet by accident but has provided fellow explorers with the coordinates of the 'object' so they can discover it for themselves. American armchair astronaut David Martines posted a clip of his trip to the surface of the planet on YouTube. He used the search giant's maps of the astral body and his video has already clocked up a staggering 58,000 views. David explains how he found the 'space station' or possibly 'power station' quite by accident at coordinates 71 49'19.73"N...
  • Orlando gas station charges $5.69 a gallon

    04/23/2011 10:31:42 PM PDT · by Nachum · 39 replies
    CNN Money ^ | 4/23/11 | Ben Rooney
    New York - Gas prices are on the rise nationwide, but one filling station in Florida has earned the dubious distinction of having the highest prices in the country. Suncoast Energys, located near the Orlando International Airport, was charging $5.69 a gallon for regular gasoline on Friday. That's the highest of any gas retailer in the nation, according to price tracker gasbuddy.com. By contrast, the average price in the city of Orlando is $3.78 a gallon, a few pennies below the state and national averages. Patrick DeHann,
  • Budget-busting station will be named for Biden

    03/17/2011 7:22:09 PM PDT · by boughtwithaprice · 14 replies
    As a thank-you to its most famous customer, Amtrak is renaming the train station in Wilmington, Del., after stimulus “sheriff” Vice President Joseph R. Biden - after the project received $20 million in stimulus money and came in $5.7 million over the initial announced budget. Spokesmen for Mr. Biden, who said he personally fought for stimulus money for Amtrak, didn’t respond to messages Wednesday or Thursday.
  • Kentucky TV Station Reports Pittsburgh's Win Over The "Jew York Jets"

    01/24/2011 2:25:29 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies
    business insider ^ | 1/24/11 | Dashiell Bennett
    An unfortunate chyron writer for WLKY in Louisville, Kentucky, either needs to watch their typos or their hatred of East Coast "elites" after letting this graphic get on the air during last night's AFC Championship wrap up. We're pretty sure the football Jets do not hail from the town of "Jew York." Twitter user @elezar snapped this photo of his television and gave everyone on the internet a good laugh.
  • Alaska station says Breitbart Web site audio attack is bogus

    10/31/2010 12:47:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 44 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 10/31/10 | Greg Sargent
    Is another Andrew Breitbart Web site production about to be unmasked as bogus? Breitbart's Big Journalism site is making an incendiary accusation: That reporters at the Anchorage CBS affiliate KTVA were caught conspiring to damage Tea Party Senate candidate Joe Miller. Big Journalism posted a snippet of audio allegedly showing this: It features KTVA reporters talking among themselves while -- unbeknownst to them -- they were accidentally being recorded on the voicemail of Miller's campaign manager. But it's unclear from the recording precisely what, if anything, was being plotted.
  • UVB-76 Broadcasts New Voice Message

    08/25/2010 6:24:04 AM PDT · by Michael Barnes · 28 replies
    /. ^ | Aug 23, 2010 | UVB-76
    "Following days of increased activity, the Russian numbers station UVB-76 has sent out a new voice transmission. The transmission, sent out on August 23, 2010 at 9:35AM PST, recited the following in Russian: 'UVB-76, UVB-76 — 93 882 naimina 74 14 35 74 — 9 3 8 8 2 nikolai, anna, ivan, michail, ivan, nikolai, anna, 7, 4, 1, 4, 3, 5, 7, 4' The station, believed to be a part of the former Soviet Union's dead man's switch system, has been continually broadcasting for over twenty years, and its purpose has never been fully explained."
  • Spain overtakes US with world's biggest solar power station (output of a nuclear power station)

    07/13/2010 9:27:50 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 44 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 07/13/2010 | Stephen Burgen in Barcelona
    Spain has opened the world's largest solar power station, meaning that it overtakes the US as the biggest solar generator in the world. The nation's total solar power production is now equivalent to the output of a nuclear power station. Spain is a world leader in renewable energies and has long been a producer of hydro-electricity (only China and the US have built more dams). It also has a highly developed wind power sector which, like solar power, has received generous government subsidies. The new La Florida solar plant takes Spain's solar output to 432MW, which compares with the US...
  • Honda Begins Operation of New Solar Hydrogen Station

    01/27/2010 2:46:50 PM PST · by GizmosAndGadgets · 11 replies · 471+ views
    Los Angeles dBusinessNews ^ | January 27, 2010 | BUSINESS WIRE
    TORRANCE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Honda today began operation of a next generation solar hydrogen station prototype at the Los Angeles Center of Honda R&D Americas, Inc., intended for ultimate use as a home refueling appliance capable of an overnight refill of fuel cell electric vehicles. Designed as a single, integrated unit to fit in the user's garage, Honda's next generation Solar Hydrogen Station reduces the size of the system, while producing enough hydrogen (0.5kg) via an 8-hour overnight fill for daily commuting (10,000 miles per year) for a fuel cell electric vehicle. The previous solar hydrogen station system required both an electrolyzer...
  • Storms forecast for fire-scarred area

    12/05/2009 7:32:20 PM PST · by lainie · 31 replies · 825+ views
    LA Daily News ^ | 12-5-2009
    LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE — Two storms appeared to be on course Friday to hit Southern California next week with potentially heavy rainfall that could unleash floods of mud and debris-laden water from wildfire burn areas into adjacent communities. The National Weather Service said the exact tracks of the storms and rainfall amounts were still uncertain, but it was likely that rain would fall over the region on Monday and possibly through the week until Friday. There was a possibility showers could arrive as early as Sunday night, the NWS said. A major area of concern is the string of Los...
  • Huntington emergency services suffer layoffs

    11/07/2009 6:31:04 AM PST · by mshoffner · 1 replies · 209+ views
    Huntington Examiner ^ | 11/07/2009 | Mark Shoffner
    Earlier this week, Huntington Mayor Steve Updike held a press conference relaying information of coming citywide layoffs. The only position, at that date, to be announced in the layoff was the Mayor's secretary. He went on to say that six more layoffs were expected this week. Yesterday it was announce that......
  • Official: LA-Area Fire Human-Caused ("Station Fire")

    09/02/2009 1:22:11 PM PDT · by kellynla · 25 replies · 811+ views
    upi.com ^ | Sept. 2, 2009 | staff
    The monster Station Fire burning north of Los Angeles was human-caused, a U.S. Forest Service official said Wednesday. Meanwhile, fire crews prepared for potential setbacks because of returning drier conditions, MSNBC.com reported. Investigators don't know specifically how the Station Fire was started but have enough information to determine it was caused by a person, the Forest Service's deputy incident commander Carlton Joseph said during a news conference. Investigators were determining whether the fire was accidental or arson and identified the point of origin as mile marker 29 on Angeles Crest Highway. Firefighters caught a weather break Tuesday when moister, cooler...
  • Radio Station Gives Voice to Remote Afghan Region

    08/10/2009 4:26:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 181+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Matthew C. Moeller, USA
    NURISTAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Aug. 10, 2009 – NATO’s International Security Assistance Force is giving voice to residents of this remote area through a radio station run by one of their own. Shaib Dad Hamdard works as a radio disc jockey in his native Nuristan province, Afghanistan, Aug. 3, 2009. The station, funded by NATO’s International Security Assistance Force, offers the people of the remote mountain area a variety of news and entertainment programs. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew C. Moeller  (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. When Shaib Dad Hamdard was growing up here near the Pakistan border, he...
  • Joe Biden openly defies swine flu, enters Amtrak station today!

    05/04/2009 5:16:09 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies · 1,012+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 4, 2009 | Andrew Malcomb
    <p>Vice President Joe Biden, who infamously advised Americans against entering confined transportation spaces during the current swine flu outbreak, will enter the Wilmington Amtrak train station in Delaware this morning.</p> <p>For all 36 years of his long Senate career, Biden used the Wilmington station daily on his commute to and from the Capitol. Which means that Biden was riding the rails as a U.S. senator way back when the current president was on an elementary school playground.</p>
  • Chinese Space Walkers Stalk The Space Station

    12/02/2008 6:11:56 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 10 replies · 774+ views
    No One Has To Die Tomorrow ^ | 12/2/08 | James Dunnigan
    On September 27th, a Chinese Shenzhou space capsule came within 45 kilometers of the International Space Station, and two of the three crewmen made the first Chinese space walk (going outside the spacecraft in their space suits.) Later, a small, 88 pound microsatellite (the BX-1) was released from the Shenzhou. This was supposed to be a science experiment, but the fact that the Shenzhou came so close to the International Space Station, and then released a smaller, maneuverable (via small gas jets) BX-1, indicated another satellite destruction drill. The BX-1 could easily have been directed at the nearby space station,...
  • Station nixes 'Savage Nation'

    07/22/2008 8:17:16 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 59 replies · 125+ views
    07/22/08 | Gary Pettus
    http://www.clarionledger.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20080722/NEWS/807220363/1001/news Link only per posting rules
  • Britain Rethinks Manned Space Flight

    02/16/2008 8:27:01 AM PST · by jmcenanly · 18 replies · 111+ views
    Space.com ^ | 15 February 2008 | Raphael G. Satter
    LONDON - Britain is rethinking its decision to stay out of the manned space race, the country's science minister said Thursday as the government outlined plans to build an international space research facility. Science Minister Ian Pearson said it was time to reconsider Britain's 1986 decision not to invest in a manned space flight program, predicting the world is going to witness "a new international wave of new space exploration in the next 10 to 20 years.'' "What we want to do is review the situation to make sure the U.K. does not get left behind,'' he told British Broadcasting...
  • Radio Station Opens in Wehida

    02/12/2008 4:41:45 PM PST · by SandRat · 7 replies · 119+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | Sgt. Natalie Rostek, USA
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — Soldiers and leaders of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team attended the opening ceremony of a radio station in Wehida, Iraq, last week. Maj. Nathan Haas, 3rd HBCT information operations officer, said the idea for the station came from 3rd HBCT Commander, Col. Wayne W. Grigsby, Jr., last December. Haas contacted Ahmed Sabir, station manager for Peace 106, a radio station out of FOB Rustamiyah, near Baghdad, to put the project in motion. Haas said Sabir was the perfect candidate for the job. Sabir has trained Iraqis in radio station operations, speaks English fluently and...
  • Aid Station Makes a Difference Along Border

    01/17/2008 4:47:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 76+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Spc. Gregory Argentieri, USA
    KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan, Jan. 17, 2008 – Surrounded by snow-covered mountains, the medical personnel of Task Force Saber work side-by-side to provide a first-class, life-saving aid station on Forward Operating Base Naray located in northeastern Afghanistan along the Pakistan border. U.S. Army Spc. Melissa A. Hoffman, from Avondale, Ariz., assigned to Charlie Company, 173rd Brigade Support Battalion, prepares an Afghan mother to draw blood for testing Jan. 3, 2008, at FOB Naray Aid Station in northeastern Afghanistan. The aid station has seen more than 5,400 locals since Task Force Saber took over in May 2007. (U.S. Army photo by...
  • Giant leap looming for womankind

    10/22/2007 7:53:49 AM PDT · by jmcenanly · 50 replies · 87+ views
    Associated Press via MSNBC ^ | 5:28 p.m. ET Oct 20, 2007 | Marcia Dunn
    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - A giant leap is about to be made for womankind. When space shuttle Discovery blasts off Tuesday, a woman will be sitting in the commander’s seat. And up at the international space station, a female skipper will be waiting to greet her. It will be the first time in the 50-year history of spaceflight that two women are in charge of two spacecraft at the same timeThis is no public relations gimmick cooked up by NASA. It’s coincidence, which pleases shuttle commander Pamela Melroy and station commander Peggy Whitson.
  • Basrah Railroad Station provides transportation services

    09/24/2007 5:11:59 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 67+ views
    Workers wash new platforms and sidewalks replaced as part of the Basrah railway station project. The $480,000 project was recently turned over to the Iraqi Ministry of Transportation. The port of Umm Qasr appears in the background. USACE photo by A. Al Bahrani. BASRAH — The rehabilitation of the Basrah railroad station, one of the main transportation projects of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in the south of Iraq, marks an important achievement in developing the basic transportation services and strategic infrastructure for the Iraqi people.“The Basrah Railroad station was recently completed and turned over to the Iraqi Ministry...
  • Fort Benning Soldiers investigate Al Bawi pump station

    09/06/2007 5:44:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 231+ views
    FORWARD OPERATING BASE HAMMER — Amid various media reports of water shortages in Baghdad, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team (Heavy) continues to help the residents of the Mada’in Qada find short- and long-term solutions to insurgent-created water distribution problems. Soldiers from the Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team (Heavy), performed an assessment of the Al Bawi pump station, outside of Salman Pak, Sept. 4. Holland, Ohio, native Lt. Col. Todd R. Ratliff, 42, the BSTB commander, inspected the building, the pumps and the generators at the facility. “This was an assessment to verify information we were getting from...
  • Yusufiyah Joint Security Station Opens

    05/03/2007 10:11:00 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 331+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Chris McCann
    Yusufiyah Joint Security Station Opens Village council members, residents discuss major projects. By Spc. Chris McCann 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) FORWARD OPERATING BASE YUSUFIYAH, Iraq, May 3, 2007 — In the village of Yusufiyah, Iraq, local government representatives refuse to stand still and allow the fear of explosions to stop them from discussing issues. Several members of the Yusufiyah nahia, or local council, met April 29 at the Joint Security Station in Yusufiyah to discuss projects with civil affairs officers from 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light...
  • New Aid Station Increases Quality Care

    03/15/2007 5:32:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 177+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Pfc. Melissa M. Escobar
    U.S. Army Maj. Gordon Crawford of Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, gets his ear irrigated by Army Sgt. Heather M. Cusson of C Company, 710th, Brigade Support Battalion. U.S. Army photo by Army Pfc. Melissa M. Escobar New Aid Station Increases Quality Care Facility offers X-rays, dental care, physical therapy. By Army Pfc. Melissa M. Escobar 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan, March 15, 2007 -- With the expansion of Jalalabad Airfield under way to support the growing numbers of troops coming into the expanding northeastern battle space of Task Force Spartan, the...
  • Genesis II Different From Genesis I

    03/06/2007 6:52:57 PM PST · by KevinDavis · 3 replies · 148+ views
    Bigelow Aerospace ^ | 03/05/07 | Eric Haakonstad
    The successful development of Genesis I has brought forth the creation of Genesis II. Since our first launch, we have been able to learn and grow from the information we compiled from our orbiting vehicle — expanding our knowledge to improve upon our new creation. We have been able to use and improve upon many of the materials and systems found on Genesis I and incorporate them into the construction of Genesis II, resulting in a similar, yet improved vehicle. With upgrades to vehicle control and sensory equipment, we are able to improve our interaction with the public. These new...
  • All aboard at the Tameem Railway Station

    09/07/2006 6:02:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 8 replies · 312+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Polli Barnes Keller
    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gulf Region North The rehabilitation and new construction at the Tameem Railway Station is part of a vision for the future of the country. Department of Defense photo by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Gulf Region North. KIRKUK -- Neglected and oppressed during the Saddam era, the citizens of Iraq’s northern city of Kirkuk are now rising to rebuild their city and their country’s economy. With operations back on-line in the local oil fields, additional infrastructure preparation for further economic growth is underway.The rehabilitation of the Tameem Railway Station illustrates just one case of economic...
  • Hollywood Recruiting Station Enjoys Brisk Business (Hard to Believe Ain't it!)

    08/22/2006 4:44:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 537+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Steven Donald Smith
    Hollywood Recruiting Station Enjoys Brisk BusinessBy Steven Donald SmithAmerican Forces Press Service HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Aug. 22, 2006 -- Hollywood Boulevard may be better known for its glitzy Walk of Fame and seedy nightlife than as a place to recruit servicemembers, but the Armed Forced Career Center here is signing up recruits aplenty. Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Williams, the Army station commander of the recruiting center in Hollywood, Calif., poses for a photo in his office. Photo by Steven Donald Smith  '(Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “Wherever there’s a lot of foot traffic, it’s good for a recruiting station,”...
  • Baghdad train station revitalized

    08/04/2006 4:06:27 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 229+ views
    Maj. Robert Nash, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers officer-in-charge of the renovation of the Baghdad Central Train Station sits in the station recently. BAGHDAD -- Karem recalled using Iraqi trains when he was a youngster. Back then, the Baghdad Central Train Station was notorious for nonfunctioning restrooms and the foul odor of sewerage emanating from the basement. “But the trains themselves were always clean, comfortable and a great bargain,” the 33-year-old deputy resident engineer said. Now Karem is overseeing a project that will not only re-introduce train travel to Baghdad, but will make the train station far better than...
  • NASA channel: Discovery docking with International Space Station

    07/06/2006 8:15:57 PM PDT · by RaceBannon · 27 replies · 797+ views
    NASA ^ | 07/07/2006 | RaceBannon
    This is just way cool, and it is good definition video
  • Iraqi Police Station is One of the Best

    06/13/2006 4:25:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 299+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Staff Sgt. Russell Lee Klika
    Police Transition Team Trainer Sgt. Andre Johnson of the 978th Military Police Company, Fort Bliss,Texas leaves the Talix Saiba Police Station after conducting an assessment of the station. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Russell Lee Klika Iraqi Police Station is One of the Best Inside the Talix Saiba Iraqi Police Station are some of Iraq’s most dedicated police officers. By U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Russell Lee Klika133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment AD DAWR, Iraq, June 13, 2006 — The Talix Saiba Iraqi Police Station is a large two-story powder-blue building that is riddled with bullet holes, but inside...
  • 12th Cav. Regt. the first to fire tank-mounted CROWS (Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station)

    05/16/2006 4:09:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 10 replies · 1,627+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | May 15, 2006 | Sgt. Paula Taylor
    FORT BLISS, Texas (Army News Service, May 15, 2006) – It’s safer than rolling across the battlefield in a steel tank and allows Soldiers to fire a remote weapon system from inside the tank without the gunner hatch open. Members of Company D, 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment recently became the first U.S.-based unit to have the Common Remotely Operated Weapons Station, and the only unit in the world to have it mounted on Abrams tanks. “The CROWS mount on the tank gives an urban advantage so the tank commander doesn’t have to stick out of the hatch,” said 2nd...
  • Al-Amarah Province Fire Station Renovated

    05/15/2006 4:30:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 190+ views
    Embedded water storage tank is now a viable water source for fire trucks at the recently renovated Al-Musharra Fire Station in the Al-Amarah Province. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo Al-Amarah Province Fire Station Renovated After decades of neglect and disrepair, the renovated fire station will now serve 750,000 Al-Amarah residents. By Lisa J. Anderson Gulf Region Southern District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers ALI AIR BASE, Iraq, May 15, 2006 — After more than 50 years of neglect and disrepair, the Al-Musharra Fire Station in the Al-Amarah Province is now a fully-functioning, integral part of the community. Located...
  • Insurgents storm Station, fire engulfs flightline in drill (It's just Training so relax)

    05/04/2006 3:58:23 PM PDT · by SandRat · 1 replies · 153+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Samuel D. White
    MARINE CORPS AIR STATION NEW RIVER, N.C. (May 4, 2006) -- What if everything that could possibly go wrong in one day did? What if victims were drowning in New River, flames were engulfing the Station flightline, unknown chemicals were floating in the air and Marines were laying in the middle of it all, injured from the various incidents? Not to mention the military police district is in a shoot out at the same time with terrorists who are holding a hostage at Station operations and making ridiculous demands. So, if all of this were to happen in one day...
  • Blast Destroys Iraqi Police Station; Tip Leads Soldiers to Weapons

    04/19/2006 4:25:12 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 279+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 19, 2006 – Terrorists blew up a new Iraqi police station under construction south of Baghdad yesterday, military officials reported. The explosion caused half of the building to collapse. Iraqi soldiers from 4th Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, secured the site after the blast to prevent further damage. "Terrorists are attempting to prevent the rebuilding of the essential infrastructure," said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Jonathan Withington, a Multinational Division Baghdad spokesman. "The police station is a sign of progress for the Iraqi people." Iraqi authorities are investigating the blast. In other news, a citizen's tip led Multinational Division...
  • Company C Aid Station Soldiers On Call 24/7

    04/12/2006 4:27:35 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 383+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Pfc. Edgar Reyes
    U.S. Army Capt. Kathlen Stornelli (left), physician’s assistant, Company C, 204th Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, wraps a bandage over the ankle of Spc. Silas Brown, a combat medic assigned to Company C, at Forward Operating Base Duke, Iraq. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Edgar Reyes Company C Aid Station Soldiers On Call 24/7 Despite long workdays and details at Forward Operating Base Duke, Company C personnel stand ready to treat injured soldiers. By U.S. Army Pfc. Edgar Reyes2nd Brigade Combat Team4th Infantry Division FORWARD OPERATING BASE DUKE, Iraq, April 12, 2006 — When U.S....
  • Iron Station, N.C., native returns from second deployment

    04/07/2006 5:26:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 322+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. Lucian Friel
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (April 7, 2006) -- For Navy corpsmen serving with Marine units, treating casualities in combat and saving lives is what their job is all about. Most of them jump at the chance to deploy with the Marines and serve their country. Petty Officer 1st Class Ronnie L. Mashburn, who recently returned from his second tour in Iraq, is one of those corpsmen. The Iron Station, N.C., native was deployed with 2nd Marine Division in Ar Ramadi, Iraq from February 2005 to February 2006. For the first part of his deployment, he was the battalion...
  • Air America Appears To Lose Flagship Station

    03/03/2006 8:37:21 PM PST · by LdSentinal · 179 replies · 4,342+ views
    Instapundit ^ | 3/3/06 | Brian Maloney
    While Air America Radio's loss of two affiliates in Phoenix and Missoula, Montana is generating news this week, the company itself probably hasn't been able to give either city a second thought. Why? In a development sure to rip the heart right out of the liberal radio network's already ailing body, it appears extremely likely their leased New York City flagship station WLIB-AM will soon abandon Air America programming. Even worse, litigation looks probable over the station's lease. While the network's last day on WLIB isn't known for certain, an internal source providing backing documentation points to the end of...
  • New Fueling Station Opens in Djibouti

    02/27/2006 3:16:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 13 replies · 402+ views
    CUSNC,NAVY.MIL ^ | Journalist 2nd Class Cassandra Thompson
    PORT OF DORALEH, Djibouti – USS Vicksburg (CG 69) became the first U.S. Navy ship to take on fuel at the new Defense Fuel Supply Point (DFSP) at the Port of Doraleh in Djibouti , Feb. 26. Vicksburg's historic refueling evolution coincided with DFSP Djibouti's inaugural ceremony, which drew a star-studded audience that included Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh; U.S. Ambassador to Djibouti Marguerita Ragsdale; and Vice Adm. Patrick Walsh, Commander, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command Bahrain. The Navy has leased several fuel storage tanks from DFSP Djibouti for the exclusive use of ships operating in and around the Horn...
  • America Supports You: Radio Station Runs Valentine Salute

    02/07/2006 5:14:43 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 147+ views
    America Supports You ^ | Feb 7, 2006 | Paul X. Rutz
    WASHINGTON, Feb. 7, 2006 – A radio station is saying thanks to a few lucky troops by interviewing them on the air and giving them a romantic night on the town this Valentine's Day. Howard University Radio, which reaches almost a half million listeners around the nation's capital, began the program of interviews yesterday, said Renee Nash, WHUR's director of information and public affairs. "We wanted to do something a little differently this year for Valentine's Day," Nash said. "We thought, 'What greater way to let the troops know that we are thinking about them and that we love and...
  • China radar at South Pole could sabotage U.S. spy satellites

    02/02/2006 10:23:51 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 28 replies · 1,055+ views
    Beijing announced plans last week to build a high-frequency radar on the South Pole. Analysts say the radar could be used to disrupt U.S. intelligence satellites. China's Zhongshan Station in Antarctica on Jan. 24. AP Photo /Xinhua, Zhang Zongtang The radar will be built at China’s Zhongshan Station, where Beijing has set up of a space environment lab. National security analysts say the South Pole site, because of its remoteness, could be used by China to develop anti-satellite lasers capable of blinding or disrupting U.S. reconnaissance satellites, most of which pass over the pole. The station will consist of 20...
  • Radio station sale forces Air America to seek new home (Phoenix AM leftist puke goes religious)

    01/28/2006 3:36:12 PM PST · by Libloather · 32 replies · 1,349+ views
    Biz Journal ^ | 1/20/06 | Laura Newpoff
    Radio station sale forces Air America to seek new home Laura Newpoff The Business Journal From the January 20, 2006 print edition One of the first things Bob Christy did when he found out his liberal talk radio station's format was changing to religious broadcasting was to offer his worried staff an exit strategy. "I told them I'd give two-weeks pay to anyone who wanted to leave that day," Christy said. "But nobody did." Christy is general manager of KXXT 1010-AM in Phoenix, home of the Air America Radio format since September 2004. The station was acquired in October, part...
  • Army astronaut to man Space Station

    01/06/2006 4:35:59 PM PST · by SandRat · 5 replies · 227+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 6, 2006
    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Army News Service, Jan. 6, 2005) -- NASA and its international partners have selected U.S. Army astronaut Col. Jeffrey Williams and Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov as the next crew for the International Space Station in March. Williams, a veteran of one space flight already, will be the first Army astronaut ever aboard the International Space Station. Retired Col. William S. McArthur is currently crewing the space station, but Williams will be the first active-duty Soldier. Willams will serve as Expedition 13 flight engineer and NASA science officer. Williams flew aboard the Space Shuttle Atlantis as a mission...