Forget Everything you Learned in the Academy
Nearly every new cop has heard a field training officer or senior partner utter the phrase, “Forget everything you learned in the academy.” Indeed, in my conversations with senior Non-Commissioned Officers (NCOs) from several branches of the military there is a similar “forget what they told you in Basic.” That’s right. It would appear that the REMFs in training division don’t know jack about field operations.
Tracking Ticks via Satellite
Finding a tick usually involves a squeamish self-examination – carefully rubbing fingertips through the scalp, meticulously scanning the body, and groaning "eyeww" if a little bloodsucker is discovered.
U.S. Border Patrol Continues to See Success in West Desert
U.S. Border Patrol agents from the Ajo station seized more than 3,000 pounds of marijuana during three separate incidents within the last 72 hours. The combined value of the marijuana is estimated at $2.5 million.
Jury Convicts Pakistani Citizen of Conspiring to Support the Taliban and Unlawful Possession of Firearms
After a three-day trial, a federal jury has convicted Adnan Mirza, 33, of all nine counts in an indictment arising from his efforts to provide support and funds to the Taliban, U.S. Attorney José Angel Moreno announced. Mirza, a citizen of Pakistan, had entered the United States on a student visa and was attending a local community college in 2005 and 2006 when he committed the offenses for which he was convicted.
INTO THE WAR THEATER
When Special Agent Rick M. deployed to Afghanistan for temporary duty in 2004, only a handful of FBI personnel were assigned to the war theater, and the Bureau had no formal training program to prepare them for the experience.
Role Players Provide Key Training Lessons
Enter the tiny, fictional village of West Sangan on this sprawling training base and you'll encounter a world about as far removed from western Louisiana as one can imagine. The village, one of 22 dotting the Joint Readiness Training Center, looks as if it's been plucked like Dorothy's house in "The Wizard of Oz" from one of the most isolated regions of Afghanistan and transplanted deep within a Louisiana pine forest.
Personnel recovery team lives up to its motto
“These things we do, that others may live." That s the motto for the Airmen of the 64th Expeditionary Rescue Squadron who operate and maintain Joint Base Balad's rescue helicopters.