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  1. The Two Faces of American Power: Military and Political Communication during the Cuban Missile Crisis

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    Deinema, Michael

    2009-01-01

    Purpose: The mismatches between political discourse and military momentum in the American handling of the Cuban missile crisis are explained by using the model of the potential autopoiesis of subsystems. Under wartime conditions, the codes of political and military communications can increasingly be differentiated. Design/methodology/approach: The model of a further differentiation between political and military power is developed on the basis of a detailed description of the Cuban missile crisis. We introduce the concept of a "semi-dormant autopoiesis" for the difference in the dynamics between peacetime and wartime conditions. Findings: Several dangerous incidents during the crisis can be explained by a sociocybernetic model focusing on communication and control, but not by using an organization-theoretical approach. The further differentiation of the military as a subsystem became possible in the course of the twentieth century because of ongoing learning processes about previous wars.

  2. Satellite Power System (SPS) military implications

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    Bain, C. N.

    1978-01-01

    The military implications of the reference satellite power system (SPS) were examined is well as important military related study tasks. Primary areas of investigation were the potential of the SPS as a weapon, for supporting U.S. military preparedness, and for affecting international relations. In addition, the SPS's relative vulnerability to overt military action, terrorist attacks, and sabotage was considered.

  3. Satellite Power System (SPS) military applications

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    Ozeroff, M. J.

    1978-01-01

    The potential military role, both offensive and defensive, of a Satellite Power System (SPS) is examined. A number of potential military support possibilities are described. An SPS with military capabilities may have a strong negative impact on international relations if it is not internationalized. The SPS satellite would be vulnerable to military action of an enemy with good space capability, but would experience little or no threat from saboteurs or terrorists, except via the ground controls. The paper concludes with an outline of some of the key issues involved, and a number of recommendations for future study, including some areas for long term efforts.

  4. Military Drill in the Service of American Hegemony over Hawaii

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    Beyer, C. Kalani

    2009-01-01

    Recently, there has been an interest in investigating who have historically served in the American military, particularly during periods of war. These studies report that men from lower socio-economic groups tend to be over represented in military service, especially after voluntary service replaced the draft during the 1970s. Much work remains to…

  5. American Military History, Social Studies: 6416.15.

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    Moore, John A.

    Military institutions in the United States are examined from a historical perspective by students in grades 10 through 12 in this quinmester social studies course. Objectives are for students to identify pertinent information about selected wars; describe factors that have influenced the development of American military policy and the organization…

  6. Surgeons reconsidered: military medical men of the American revolution.

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    Marshall, Tabitha

    2010-01-01

    This paper assesses the reputation of British military medical staff in the 18th century, focusing on the character and professionalism of regimental surgeons and mates who served at the time of the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). Examining the careers and contributions of men such as Thomas Dickson Reide, Robert Jackson, and Robert Hamilton reveals that--in contrast to charges of ineptitude, laziness and dishonesty among military surgeons--the British army could count on a cadre of military medical men who were devoted both to their patients and to the advancement of their profession. PMID:21465843

  7. The Harmony of Yin and Yank: The American Military Advisory Effort in China, 1941-1951

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    Babb, Joseph G.

    2012-08-31

    THE HARMOMY OF YIN AND YANK: The American Military Advisory Effort in China, 1941-1951 By Joseph G. D. Babb Professor J. Megan Greene, Advisor The American military personnel assigned to advise and assist China's armed ...

  8. Hybrid power technology for remote military facilities

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    Chapman, R.N.

    1996-09-01

    The Department of Defense (DoD) operates hundreds of test, evaluation, and training facilities across the US and abroad. Due to the nature of their missions, these facilities are often remote and isolated from the utility grid. The preferred choice for power at these facilities has historically been manned diesel generators. The DoD Photovoltaic Review Committee, estimates that on the order of 350 million gallons of diesel fuel is burned each year to generate the 2000 GWh of electricity required to operate these remote military facilities. Other federal agencies, including the National Park Service and the USDA Forest Service use diesel generators for remote power needs as well. The generation of power diesel generators is both expensive and detrimental to the environment. The augmentation of power from diesel generators with power processing and battery energy storage enhances the efficiency and utilization of the generator resulting in lower fuel consumption and lower generator run- time in proportion to the amount of renewables added. The hybrid technology can both reduce the cost of power and reduce environmental degradation at remote DoD facilities. This paper describes the expected performance and economics of photovoltaic/diesel hybrid systems. Capabilities and status of systems now being installed at DoD facilities are presented along with financing mechanisms available within DoD.

  9. Challenges Faced by Undergraduate Military Students at American Public University System

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    Machuca, Ana; Torres, Karin; Morris, Pamela; Whitley, William

    2014-01-01

    This paper will summarize some of challenges faced by military students enrolled in an associate and bachelors online program at American Public University System (APUS). The survey results on which the study is based exposed the following problems faced by military personnel: 48.7% had difficulties working around military obligations, 33.3%…

  10. Crisis as Shirking: An Agency Theory Explanation of the Souring of American Civil-Military Relations

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    Peter D. Feaver

    1998-01-01

    The alleged crisis in American civil-military relations is best explained by grounding it in a general theory rather than in an ad hoc exegesis of recent events. This article introduces the agency model, a simple game-theoretic understanding of civil-military relations. According to agency theory, the current friction in American civil-military relations reflects the conflict associated with intrusive monitoring by civilians

  11. American Civi-Military Relations and Military Government: The Service of Colonel Alexander Doniphan in the Mexican War

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    Joseph G. Dawson

    1996-01-01

    As an American volunteer colonel during the Mexican-American War (1846-1848), Alexander W. Doniphan played a leading role in the earliest experiences of the U.S. military government. Serving as an officer in the U.S. expedition that captured Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1846, Doniphan was ordered to write a constitution and set of laws for the New Mexico Territory. Furthermore, Doniphan

  12. Mixed Agency in Military Psychology: Applying the American Psychological Association Ethics Code

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    Carrie H. Kennedy; W. Brad Johnson

    2009-01-01

    Military psychology can diverge significantly from traditional psychological practice. Mixed-agency conflicts—those arising when a military psychologist's obligations to individual patients compete with obligations to the Department of Defense or federal regulations—can generate challenging ethical dilemmas. This article explores the notion of mixed agency within the military setting and addresses the most pertinent aspects of the American Psychological Association's (2002) Ethical

  13. Puritan Military Justice: American War Crimes and the Global War on Terrorism 

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    Lorenzo, Ronald

    2012-07-16

    Exploring Puritanical cultural habits in the 21st century American military, the following study focuses on U.S. Army courts-martial in the Global War on Terrorism. The study uses Emile Durkheim's original sociological ...

  14. Armed forces, states and threats : civil-military institutions and military power in modern democracies

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    DeVore, Marc Ronald

    2009-01-01

    Two longstanding questions preoccupying political scientists, military officers and policymakers alike are how should and how do political leaders interact with military professionals? This thesis argues that historic ...

  15. Military Student Attitudes Toward American Preparatory Institute and Competency-Based, Continuous-Progress Instruction. Research Study.

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    Summers, Barbara Stodghill

    Based on surveys of military student attitudes toward American Preparatory Institute (API), the study provided information about competency-based, continuous-progress high school level instruction at API, a private high school for military adults. Students were predominantly male enlisted military personnel, the mean age was approximately 20…

  16. Military Spending and Economic Well-Being in the American States: The Post-Vietnam War Era

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    Borch, Casey; Wallace, Michael

    2010-01-01

    Using growth curve modeling techniques, this research investigates whether military spending improved or worsened the economic well-being of citizens within the American states during the post-Vietnam War period. We empirically test the military Keynesianism claim that military spending improves the economic conditions of citizens through its use…

  17. A Composite Counterstorytelling: Memoirs of African American Military Students in Hawaii Public Schools

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    Hairston, Kimetta R.

    2010-01-01

    There are social, educational and behavioral problems for African American students in Hawaii public schools. Utilizing Critical Race Theory as a lens for analysis, the perceptions and experiences of these students regarding race, ethnic identity, military lineage, and self-definition are addressed. A composite counterstory of the researcher's and…

  18. North American tidal power prospects

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    Warner W. Wayne Jr

    1981-01-01

    Prospects for North American tidal power electrical generation are reviewed. Studies by the US Army Corps of Engineers of 90 possible generation schemes in Cobscook Bay, ME, indicated that maximum power generation rather than dependable capacity was the most economic method. Construction cost estimates for 15 MW bulb units in a single effect mode from basin to the sea are

  19. Teaching About the Military in American History: A History Institute for Teachers. Footnotes. Volume 12, Number 1

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    Kuehner, Trudy

    2007-01-01

    On March 24-25, 2007 FPRI's Marvin Wachman Fund for International Education hosted 44 teachers from 23 states across the country for a weekend of discussion on teaching about the Military in U.S. history. The Institute was held at and co-sponsored by the Cantigny First Division Museum. Sessions included: (1) War and the Military in American

  20. Lieutenant Colonel Robert L. Eichelberger and the American Military Intelligence Division in Siberia, 1919-1920 

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    Luckett, Judith Blodgett

    1974-01-01

    rla mAR 1 THE RAILROADS OF' RUSSIAN CENTRAL AND EASTERN ASIA third fragment of' track rsn from Spssskoe (about 100 miles north of Vladivostok) to Ussuri and was commanded by Colonel Robert H ~ Sillmano These f irst three seg- ments were...LIEUTENANT COLONEL ROBERT L ~ EICHELBERGER ANO THE AMERICAN MILITARY INTELLIGENCE OIVISION IN SIBERIA, 1919-1920 A Thesis by JUO ITH BLODGETT LUCKETT Submitted to the Graduate College of Texas A&% University in partial fulfillment...

  1. High-power, military ruggedized QCL-based laser systems

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    Takeuchi, Eric B.; Chapman, William B.; Arnone, David; Pushkarsky, Michael; Lopez, Enrique; Young, Michael; Caffey, Dave; Borgardt, Brandon; Priest, Allen; Sensibaugh, Jason; Day, Timothy

    2012-06-01

    Daylight Solutions has pioneered the development and commercialization of quantum cascade laser (QCL) technology for commercial and military markets. Multi-Watt, multi-wavelength QCL-based systems have been manufactured and tested against harsh military environmental requirements for military applications. These self-contained, turn-key systems have been designed to comply with modular open system architecture (MOSA) principles, and have been proven in several different system geometries. This paper will highlight the environmental requirements imposed upon, and performance from, QCL-based laser systems for example military applications.

  2. Music for the injured soldier: a contribution of American women's military bands during World War II.

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    Sullivan, Jill M

    2007-01-01

    This study is an investigation of the contributions of women's military bands in the United States to the reconditioning of the injured American troops during World War II. Primary and secondary sources revealed that these bands welcomed home hospital ships, performed for convalescing soldiers in hospitals, and provided music for hospital dances. While each of the bands investigated served in similar capacities, only one, the 403rd Women's Army Corps (WAC) Band, was stationed at a hospital. While entertainment by women's bands was an important part of the Army Reconditioning Program for the injured, the study also revealed a working partnership that developed between these musicians and the medical community. Sixty years after the war, band members believe their performances in hospitals were the most important contribution of their service. Some historians have concluded that music used in military hospitals during the war was the impetus for the music therapy profession. PMID:17645389

  3. Design of Instantaneous High Power Supply System with power distribution management for portable military devices

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    Kwak, Kiho; Kwak, Dongmin; Yoon, Joohong

    2015-08-01

    A design of an Instantaneous High Power Supply System (IHPSS) with a power distribution management (PDM) for portable military devices is newly addressed. The system includes a power board and a hybrid battery that can not only supply instantaneous high power but also maintain stable operation at critical low temperature (-30 °C). The power leakage and battery overcharge are effectively prevented by the optimal PDM. The performance of the proposed system under the required pulse loads and the operating conditions of a Korean Advanced Combat Rifle employed in the battlefield is modeled with simulations and verified experimentally. The system with the IHPSS charged the fuse setter with 1.7 times higher voltage (8.6 V) than the one without (5.4 V) under the pulse discharging rate (1 A at 0.5 duty, 1 ms) for 500 ms.

  4. Exploring Cognitive Knowledge for Intelligent Vehicle Power Management in Military Mission Scenarios

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    Yi L. Murphey; M. Abul Masrur; Donald E. Neumann

    Summary Growing environmental concerns coupled with the complex issue of global crude oil supplies drive automobile industry towards the development of fuel-efficient vehicles. Due to the possible multiple-power-source nature and the complex configuration and operation modes, the control strategy of a military vehicle is more complicated than that of a conventional vehicle. Furthermore, military vehicles often have heavier weights and

  5. Perennial Ethical Quandaries in Military Psychology: Toward American Psychological Association–Department of Defense Collaboration

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    W. Brad Johnson

    1995-01-01

    Active duty military clinical psychologists occupy dual roles as therapist–clinician and commissioned military officer. Frequently, simultaneous allegiance to professional (ethical guidelines) and military (federal statutes) requirements is not possible, placing the military psychologist in ethical quandaries that lack elegant resolution and create a continuing environment of risk. This article briefly highlights two areas of acute ethical vulnerability to military psychologists

  6. Sea Power and American Interests in the Western Pacific

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    Gompert, David C.

    2013-04-26

    While many may consider sea power a key aspect of 19th century military strategy, the subject is still very much alive in the early 21st century. This recently published book from the RAND Corporation's David C. Gompert takes a close look into American sea power in the Western Pacific. The 216-page report is divided into six chapters, including "Technological Change," "Regional Maritime Security," and "U.S. and Chinese Interests and Sea Power in the Western Pacific." The report contains some interesting observations, including the comment that "The United States can exploit technology more boldly than it has previously to make its sea power less vulnerable by relying more on submarines, drones, and smaller, elusive, widely distributed strike platforms." Visitors can download the entire work, or they can click on the Key Findings tab to look over some of its basic conclusions. [KMG

  7. Electricity Today30 American Electric Power, working

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    Laughlin, Robert B.

    Electricity Today30 American Electric Power, working at the request of, and in partnership with by building transmis- sion infrastructure that will enable wind power to become a larger part of the nation, the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA), presents a high-level, concep- tual interstate transmission plan

  8. Promoting Health During the American Occupation of Japan The Public Health Section, Kyoto Military Government Team, 1945-1949

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    Nishimura, Sey

    2008-01-01

    During the American occupation of Japan (1945–1952), young public health officers from the US Army Medical Corps were posted in local US Army military government teams. These young doctors (aged 25 to 27 years), who had not absorbed the strong anti-Japanese tradition of the US military during World War II, seem to have alleviated the initial resentment felt by the Japanese toward the new governors of their homeland. The case of the Kyoto Military Government Team illustrates the Kyoto citizenry’s positive view of some American-directed public health measures. The team’s services helped to counter widely held negative views on colonialism, occupation, and public health; lessened resentment toward the unilateral command structure of the occupation forces; and contributed to improved relations between the United States and Japan at the local level. PMID:18235076

  9. A Very Sharp SwordThe Influence of Military Capabilities on American Decisions to Use Force

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    Benjamin O. Fordham

    2004-01-01

    Many international relations theorists suggest that improved military capabilities will make the use or threat of military force a more attractive policy choice. Tests of this argument are complicated because policy makers’anticipation of their future needs for military capabilities could also produce a relationship between capabilities and policy choice. Results show that military capabilities indeed increase the frequency with which

  10. "The Second American School of Arms": the Virginia Military Institute and the advent of state military education, 1835-1851

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    Wineman, Bradford Alexander

    2001-01-01

    in the antebellum South, including contributions of VMI to the region's burgeoning culture of violence. For example, in The Militant South, John Hope Franklin contends that Southern military schools of the antebellum period were outgrowths of a growing... the perceived threats to their honor while preparing for a possible conflict with the North or take action against potential slave uprisings. Franklin asserts that the schools' founders were "proud of the fact that in time of peace they had made formal...

  11. Combining new, high-power packages with high-power ICs answers need for hermetic, military motor control electronics

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    P. R. Emerald

    1989-01-01

    Two high-power hermetic packages have been tooled that offer the combination of increased lead-count and thermal ratings needed to provide military-grade power ICs. This work concerns the two package styles, and the initial high-power motor ICs that utilize them. The first is a 15-lead TO-204 style (formerly called the TO-3), that uses conventional materials, form factor, and manufacturing techniques. The

  12. Proceedings of the 2002 American Society for Engineering Education Zone I Conference United States Military Academy

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    Military Academy H Experiences using Flying Models in Competitions and Coursework Robert P. Hansen , Lyle N. Long/ , Todd A. Dellert United States Military Academy/ / Pennsylvania State University Abstract States Military Academy and the Pennsylvania State University are described. Free-flight model gliders

  13. High power microwave technology and its military implications

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    N. S. Kushwaha; M. M. Sharma

    2008-01-01

    In this paper, electromagnetic bomb is discussed with main emphasis on maximizing the lethality of the bomb by suitably designing the antenna, which can couple the high power microwaves to the targets, efficiently. Some other methods for maximizing the lethality are also discussed.

  14. American Radio Works: Power Trips

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    Under rules enacted in 1995, members of Congress are effectively banned from accepting any gift worth more than $50, though as this latest investigative radio series from the American RadioWorks team demonstrates, it would appear that members of the House or Senate are still taking many trips at no cost. Working in tandem with a group of graduate students at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism, the team catalogued every privately sponsored trip taken by members of Congress since 2000. They discovered that more than $14 million was spent by universities, corporations, and other groups to take these influential persons to a variety of meetings, presentations, and other functions. On this site, visitors can listen to the complete radio presentation, along with obtaining information about how much their own representatives travel and who accepts the most money in trips. Overall, this site is quite informative and more than a bit provocative.

  15. High power CO2 coherent ladar haven't quit the stage of military affairs

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    Zhang, Heyong

    2015-05-01

    The invention of the laser in 1960 created the possibility of using a source of coherent light as a transmitter for a laser radar (ladar). Coherent ladar shares many of the basic features of more common microwave radars. However, it is the extremely short operating wavelength of lasers that introduces new military applications, especially in the area of missile identification, space target tracking, remote rang finding, camouflage discrimination and toxic agent detection. Therefore, the most popular application field such as laser imaging and ranging were focused on CO2 laser in the last few decades. But during the development of solid state and fiber laser, some people said that the CO2 laser will be disappeared and will be replaced by the solid and fiber laser in the field of military and industry. The coherent CO2 laser radar will have the same destiny in the field of military affairs. However, to my opinion, the high power CO2 laser will be the most important laser source for laser radar and countermeasure in the future.

  16. Teacher Power and American Education.

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    Flynn, Ralph J.

    This paper advocates the use of political power and collective bargaining by teachers to improve public education. The following are listed as reasons why collective bargaining has not been very successful: (a) collective bargaining was not designed to accommodate the needs and commitment of professional employees; (b) there is no national policy…

  17. Military Space Cooperation: Aligning the Balance of Power and Building Common Interest

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    Randall Correll

    2004-01-01

    The strengthening of alliances through cooperative military activities is a long-established tradition for land, sea and air forces. With the rise of spacepower over the last 50 years, and the growing number of spacefaring and space-using nations, military space programs provide new opportunities for military-to-military cooperation. Military space programs often represent the most technical and secretive of capabilities and there

  18. Development of highly compact and low power consumption athermal military laser designators

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    Sijan, A.

    2012-10-01

    The utility of military lasers, particularly in the area of laser designation for laser-guided weapons, is well understood. Laser systems based on Nd:YAG have been fielded since the 1980's and over the last three decades have introduced incremental technology steps to improve performance and weight. The most recent technology step has been the introduction of athermal lasers based on laser-diode pumping of Nd:YAG and products are now emerging for use on the battlefield. The technical performance, efficiency, size, weight and power for these lasers, has been key to driving the new production designs. In this paper, we review the development of the laser designs and their introduction since the advent of laser designation. In particular, we compare the relative performance and characteristics over the evolution of fielded laser designators. Moreover, we will review the key building blocks for the design of athermal lasers and describe some critical design issues for engineering and productionisation of a military laser system, including removal of thermal lensing, novel diode-pumping schemes and robustness over the environment. These will be exemplified using results from the development of the SELEX Galileo Type 163 Laser Target Designators. These will cover not only technical performance, power and efficiency, but also thermal management, mass, volume, cost and overall complexity for manufacture.

  19. Freedom of Expression in the American Military: A Communication Modeling Analysis.

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    Packer, Cathy

    A study used a communication perspective to examine the extent to which the civilian/military First Amendment dichotomy is warranted and to add to First Amendment theory the subject of the First Amendment rights of servicemembers. The study was limited to the freedoms of speech, press, assembly, petition, and association. It did not include…

  20. A Paranoid State: The American Public, Military Surveillance and the Espionage Act of 1917

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    Strauss, Lon Jeffrey

    2012-05-31

    built upon a history of espionage activities in the Philippines and in episodes of strikebreaking at the turn of the century. On a massive scale for the first time in U.S. history, agents of military intelligence conducted a campaign of surveillance upon...

  1. Military Curricula for Vocational & Technical Education. Construction Electrician/Power and Communications Cable Splicing, 5-3.

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    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.

    This curriculum outline, instructor's guide, and student's guide for a secondary-postsecondary-level course in construction electrician/power and communications cable splicing are one of a number of military-developed curriculum packages developed for adaptation to vocational instruction and curriculum development in a civilian setting. Purpose…

  2. Uplifting Manhood to Wonderful Heights? News Coverage of the Human Costs of Military Conflict from

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    Bashir, Rashid

    Uplifting Manhood to Wonderful Heights? News Coverage of the Human Costs of Military Conflict from of American military power around the world. Although the dynamics of war support are thought to reflect of censorship, the frequency of casualty reporting and the framing of casualty reports has remained fairly

  3. Performance assessments of Android-powered military applications operating on tactical handheld devices

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    Weiss, Brian A.; Fronczek, Lisa; Morse, Emile; Kootbally, Zeid; Schlenoff, Craig

    2013-05-01

    Transformative Apps (TransApps) is a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) funded program whose goal is to develop a range of militarily-relevant software applications ("apps") to enhance the operational-effectiveness of military personnel on (and off) the battlefield. TransApps is also developing a military apps marketplace to facilitate rapid development and dissemination of applications to address user needs by connecting engaged communities of endusers with development groups. The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) role in the TransApps program is to design and implement evaluation procedures to assess the performance of: 1) the various software applications, 2) software-hardware interactions, and 3) the supporting online application marketplace. Specifically, NIST is responsible for evaluating 50+ tactically-relevant applications operating on numerous Android™-powered platforms. NIST efforts include functional regression testing and quantitative performance testing. This paper discusses the evaluation methodologies employed to assess the performance of three key program elements: 1) handheld-based applications and their integration with various hardware platforms, 2) client-based applications and 3) network technologies operating on both the handheld and client systems along with their integration into the application marketplace. Handheld-based applications are assessed using a combination of utility and usability-based checklists and quantitative performance tests. Client-based applications are assessed to replicate current overseas disconnected (i.e. no network connectivity between handhelds) operations and to assess connected operations envisioned for later use. Finally, networked applications are assessed on handhelds to establish baselines of performance for when connectivity will be common usage.

  4. Lieutenant Colonel Robert L. Eichelberger and the American Military Intelligence Division in Siberia, 1919-1920

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    Luckett, Judith Blodgett

    1974-01-01

    --the 7emstvo coup d' etat Eichelberqer's reports also qive a more complete picture of' the actions of' the commandino qeneral of the expedition, William S. Graves. For many years a contro- versy has raced concerninq the correct posit, ion ths mili... inf'ormation to major General William S ~ Graves, Commander of the A ~ E ~ f ~, Siberiae From this information Graves formed his Siberian policy i 1Letter from unknown American officer ta his wife, July, 1919, Newton Da Baker Papers, Division...

  5. The use of deployable telehealth centers by military beneficiaries to access behavioral healthcare: an exploratory evaluation in American Samoa.

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    Mishkind, Matthew C; Martin, Suzanne; Husky, George; Miyahira, Sarah D; Gahm, Gregory A

    2012-12-01

    Some U.S. Military Health System (MHS) beneficiaries face unique challenges accessing available behavioral healthcare because of the nature of their occupations, deployments to and permanent duty stations in isolated geographies, and discontinuity of services. The use of deployable telehealth centers such as modified shipping containers offers promise as an innovative solution to increase access to behavioral healthcare in remote and otherwise austere environments. The first telehealth modified 20-foot shipping container, known as a relocatable telehealth center (RTeC), was deployed to increase access to care for MHS beneficiaries on American Samoa. The goal of this study was to conduct an exploratory evaluation of patient satisfaction with and usability perceptions of this solution as a place to receive behavioral healthcare services. Twenty-eight beneficiaries participated in this evaluation. Results suggest that the RTeC is safe and private and ultimately an appropriate telebehavioral-originating site. These data provide insight into usability considerations and inform future research and deployable telehealth center development. Additionally, a brief discussion about potential cost offset is provided as cost efficiencies impact RTeC viability. PMID:23078182

  6. Documents in Military History

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    Edited by Dave Stewart, assistant professor of history at Hillsdale College (Hillsdale, Michigan), Documents in Military History is an online collection of primary sources for military history. The collection emphasizes pre-twentieth-century European military history but also includes some documents that address American and non-Western histories. Currently, the collection contains 325 items in six major historical sections: Ancient, Medieval, Early Modern, French Revolution, Nineteenth Century, and Naval Warfare. Each major section is further divided into more specific subsections. The organized layout of the site promotes chronological browsing. The site also provides a keyword search facility (inoperable at the time of review).

  7. Outsourcing Power: How Privatizing Military Efforts Challenges Accountability, Professionalism, and Democracy

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    Martha Minow

    2005-01-01

    Private contractors have played key roles in recent high-profile scandals. These scandals hint at the degree to which the U.S. military has increased the scope and scale of its reliance on private security companies in recent decades. This trend offers many advantages, including nimbleness in the deployment of expertise and geographic flexibility. But it also departs from conventional methods of

  8. Power Triangle: Military, Security, and Politics in the Shaping of the Egyptian, Iranian, and Turkish Regimes

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    Kandil, Hazem Khaled

    2012-01-01

    rights violations and state terrorism” that characterizedterrorism makes all citizens suspected militants, and thus justifies the creation of military-dominated “fortress-like states”terrorism from the 1980s onwards has undermined all constitutional checks on the rise of the security-oriented state.

  9. Proceedings of the American Power Conference. Volume 58-II

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    McBride, A.E. [ed.

    1996-11-01

    This book is part 2 of the proceedings of the American Power Conference, Technology for Competition and Globalization, 1996. The topics of the papers include structural plant design; challenges of the global marketplace; thermal hydraulic methods for nuclear power plant safety and operation; decontamination and decommissioning; competitive operations and maintenance; fuel opportunities; cooling; competitive power pricing; operations; transformers; relays; plant controls; training to meet the competitive future; burning technologies; ash and byproducts utilization; advanced systems; computer tools for plant design; globalization of power; power system protection and power quality; life extension; grounding; and transmission line equipment.

  10. American lifelines alliance efforts to improve electric power transmission reliability

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    Nishenko, S.P.; Savage, W.U.; Honegger, D.G.; McLane, T.R.

    2002-01-01

    A study was performed on American Lifelines Alliance (ALA) efforts to improve electric power transmission reliability. ALA is a public-private partnership project, with the goal of reducing risks to lifelines from natural hazards and human threat events. The mechanism used by ALA for developing national guidelines for lifeline systems is dependent upon using existing Standards Developing Organizations (SDO) accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) as means to achieve national consensus.

  11. The effect of sociocultural factors on the quality of relations of the United States with Hispaniola: analysis of the American military occupation of Haiti and the Dominican Republic (1915-1934) 

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    Alvarez, Fausto B.

    1988-01-01

    THE EFFECT OF SOCIOCULTURAL FACTORS ON THE QUALITY OF RELATIONS OF THE UNITED STATES WITH HISPANIOLA: ANALYSIS OF THE AMERICAN MILITARY OCCUPATION OF HAITI AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (1915-1934) A Thesis By FAUSTO B. ALVAREZ Submitted... WITH HISPANIOLA: ANALYSIS OF THE AMERICAN MILITARY OCCUPATION OF HAITI AND THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (1915-1934) A Thesis by FAUSTO B. ALVAREZ Approved as to style and content by: C arrperson o Co ee) ames H. Copp (Member) Wm. Alex McIntosh (Member) James...

  12. 10 kWe dual-mode space nuclear power system for military and scientific applications

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Malloy, John; Westerman, Kurt; Rochow, Richard; Scoles, Stephen

    The Small Externally-fueled Heat Pipe Thermionic Reactor concept is used as the basis of a 10 kWe dual-mode space power system scheme that generates both arcjet propulsion system power and direct (hydrogen propellant-heating) thrust. This direct-thrust feature allows the nuclear-power system to move a payload from LEO to GEO in less than one month, using half as much propellant as a cryogenic-fuel chemical rocket. The nuclear reactor uses 36 thermionic heat-pipe modules, which produce electricity within the reactor and remove waste heat.

  13. Explaining civil-military relations in Southeast Asia

    E-print Network

    Kwok, Jia-Chuan

    2010-01-01

    Civil-military relations describe the interactions and balance of power between the civilians and the military in a nation state. Due to the organizational apparatus and capacity for forcible coercion that the military ...

  14. An X-band, high power dielectric resonator oscillator for future military systems.

    PubMed

    Mizan, M A; Sturzebecher, D; Higgins, T; Paolella, A

    1993-01-01

    A 9.0-GHz dielectric resonator oscillator (DRO), generating a CW output power of 2.5 W at room temperature, has been designed and fabricated using a high-power GaAs MESFET and a dielectric resonator (DR) in a parallel feedback configuration. The oscillator exhibited a frequency stability of better than 130 ppm, without any temperature compensation, over the range -50 degrees C to +50 degrees C. The output power varied from +35 dBm (3.2 W) at -50 degrees C to +33 dBm (2 W) at +50 degrees C. The single-sideband phase noise levels were measured and found to be -105 and -135 dBc/Hz, at 10- and 100-kHz carrier offset frequencies, respectively. The oscillator output was then fed into a single-stage high-power MESFET amplifier, resulting in a total RF power output of 6.5 W. The overall DC to RF conversion efficiency of the 6.5-W unit was approximately 15.3% PMID:18263210

  15. The Adjustment of New Recruits to Military Life in the Chinese Army: The Longitudinal Predictive Power of MMPI-2

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Xiao, Lijun; Han, Jing; Han, Jian

    2011-01-01

    In this article, the authors present the findings of two studies analyzing new recruits' adjustment to army life in the Chinese military. In the first exploratory study, we developed a scale to measure new recruits' adjustment to military life, and found that new soldiers' adaptation could be divided into two distinct types: interpersonal…

  16. Military communications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Torleiv Maseng; Randall Landry; Kenneth Young

    2009-01-01

    This feature topic on military communications includes five articles that deal primarily with wireless tactical networks, covering topics ranging from security to software defined radio design and mobile ad hoc networks (MANETs) for covert battlefield operations.

  17. Military technology: an historical perspective

    Microsoft Academic Search

    William J. Perry

    2004-01-01

    Throughout history, nations have endeavored to develop new and more advanced technologies with the goal of achieving military advantage. New technologies resulted in new weapons and brought dramatic change in military tactics. The increase in the destructive power of soldiers in the Civil War and the resulting horror and futility of the frontal assault ushered in a change to trench

  18. 77 FR 5501 - City of Hamilton, Ohio; American Municipal Power, Inc.; Notice of Application Accepted for Filing...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-02-03

    ...Ohio; American Municipal Power, Inc.; Notice of Application...Protests, Ready for Environmental Analysis, and Soliciting Comments...Ohio and American Municipal Power, Inc. e. Name of Project...Filed Pursuant to: Federal Power Act, 16 U.S.C....

  19. Will Military Reductions Create Shortages of Trained Personnel and Harm the Career Prospects of American Youth? EQW Working Papers WP26.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Barley, Stephen R.

    Although returns to military service may have been positive prior to Vietnam, since Vietnam the average veteran has neither benefited nor suffered economically from military service. Educational attainment is the primary reason veterans have earned more than nonveterans. Because the population as a whole has become more educated, military service…

  20. Review of the State-of-the-Art in Power Electronics Suitable for 10-KW Military Power Systems

    SciTech Connect

    Staunton, R.H.

    2003-12-19

    The purpose of this report is to document the technological opportunities of integrating power electronics-based inverters into a TEP system, primarily in the 10-kW size range. The proposed enhancement offers potential advantages in weight reduction, improved efficiency, better performance in a wider range of generator operating conditions, greater versatility and adaptability, and adequate reliability. In order to obtain strong assurance of the availability of inverters that meet required performance and reliability levels, a market survey was performed. The survey obtained positive responses from several manufacturers in the motor drive and distributed generation industries. This study also includes technology reviews and assessments relating to circuit topologies, reliability issues, vulnerability to pulses of electromagnetic energy, potential improvements in semiconductor materials, and potential performance improvement through cryogenics.

  1. Selection, Design, and Operation of Power Transformers on American Gas and Electric Company System

    Microsoft Academic Search

    I. W. Gross; P. S. Pugh

    1950-01-01

    This paper discusses briefly the philosophy underlying power transformer practices on the American Gas and Electric Company system. It includes power transformers used in generating, transmission, and distribution stations. It does not include transformers generally used on distribution lines to serve residential customers, or special purpose transformers not directly associated with the transmission and distribution of power. The size and

  2. Native American Community Academy: The Power of Embracing Culture

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Principal Leadership, 2013

    2013-01-01

    The value that Native American nations place on deliberative experiential learning and oral reflection often is opposed to traditional practices in US schools. The inherent differences between those cultural approaches to learning have contributed to the large achievement gap between Native American schools and traditional public schools. In 2006…

  3. Military specifications

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Reynolds, Philip

    1987-01-01

    The current situation relative to the military specification is that there is not one specific model of turbulence which people are using. Particular disagreement exists on how turbulence levels will vary with qualitative analysis. It does not tie one down to specifics. When it comes to flying quality specifications, many feel that one should stay with the definitions of the Cooper-Harper rating scale but allow the levels to shift depending on the level of turbulence. There is a ride quality specification in the MIL-SPEC having to do with flight control systems design that is related to a turbulence model. This spec (MIL-F8785C) and others are discussed.

  4. AMERICAN ELECTRIC POWER'S CONESVILLE POWER PLANT UNIT NO.5 CO2 CAPTURE RETROFIT STUDY

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    Carl R. Bozzuto; Nsakala ya Nsakala; Gregory N. Liljedahl; Mark Palkes; John L. Marion

    2001-06-30

    ALSTOM Power Inc.'s Power Plant Laboratories (ALSTOM) has teamed with American Electric Power (AEP), ABB Lummus Global Inc. (ABB), the US Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (DOE NETL), and the Ohio Coal Development Office (OCDO) to conduct a comprehensive study evaluating the technical feasibility and economics of alternate CO{sub 2} capture and sequestration technologies applied to an existing US coal-fired electric generation power plant. The motivation for this study was to provide input to potential US electric utility actions concerning GHG emissions reduction. If the US decides to reduce CO{sub 2} emissions, action would need to be taken to address existing power plants. Although fuel switching from coal to natural gas may be one scenario, it will not necessarily be a sufficient measure and some form of CO{sub 2} capture for use or disposal may also be required. The output of this CO{sub 2} capture study will enhance the public's understanding of control options and influence decisions and actions by government, regulators, and power plant owners in considering the costs of reducing greenhouse gas CO{sub 2} emissions. The total work breakdown structure is encompassed within three major reports, namely: (1) Literature Survey, (2) AEP's Conesville Unit No.5 Retrofit Study, and (3) Bench-Scale Testing and CFD Evaluation. The report on the literature survey results was issued earlier by Bozzuto, et al. (2000). Reports entitled ''AEP's Conesville Unit No.5 Retrofit Study'' and ''Bench-Scale Testing and CFD Evaluation'' are provided as companion volumes, denoted Volumes I and II, respectively, of the final report. The work performed, results obtained, and conclusions and recommendations derived therefrom are summarized.

  5. 2008 Military & Aerospace Programmable Logic Devices (MAPLD) Conference, Sept. 15-18, 2008, Annapolis, MD. A Power-Efficient Design Approach to Radiation Hardened Digital Circuitry

    E-print Network

    LaMeres, Brock J.

    2008 Military & Aerospace Programmable Logic Devices (MAPLD) Conference, Sept. 15-18, 2008 a natural application to mission critical systems for military and aerospace applications which are exposed an increased interest in the radiation immunity of digital circuitry for use in aerospace and military

  6. The Power of American Indian Parents and Communities.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Watahomigie, Lucille

    1995-01-01

    Discusses the role that schools, communities, and parents can play in transmitting American Indian culture and language to Indian children, focusing on the experiences of the Hualapai Indians and Peach Springs School District in Arizona. (three references) (MDM)

  7. A Theoretical Look at the Gender Balance of Power in the American Couple.

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    Blumberg, Rae Lesser; Coleman, Marion Tolbert

    1989-01-01

    Develops empirically testable model applying Blumberg's general theory of gender stratification to the contemporary American heterosexual couple. Proposes a scheme for measuring marital economic power that incorporates "discount factors" at the macro and micro level which affect the overall economic power balance, resulting in "net economic…

  8. The Politics of Knowledge and the Revitalization of American Democracy: A Response to Henry Giroux's "The University in Chains: Confronting the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex"

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Fraser, Cary

    2009-01-01

    This article presents the author's response to Henry Giroux's "The University in Chains: Confronting the Military-Industrial-Academic Complex." Henry Giroux has written a provocative assessment of the contemporary challenges facing the United States as a society, which over the course of the 20th century had assumed the role of leader and exemplar…

  9. Military Dollars and Public Sense: Do Big Defense Budgets Help the Economy?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Kevin Cassidy; Kevin B. Bean

    1991-01-01

    This section explores the link between the continued American commitment to large-scale military spending and the apparent decline of the American economy. Indeed the assumption that war preparation benefits everyone has been a fundamental part of American political culture throughout the Cold War. Military spending raises three problematical issues for the U.S. economy. This is what critics call the opportunity

  10. Consortium for health and military performance and American College of Sports Medicine Summit: utility of functional movement assessment in identifying musculoskeletal injury risk.

    PubMed

    Teyhen, Deydre; Bergeron, Michael F; Deuster, Patricia; Baumgartner, Neal; Beutler, Anthony I; de la Motte, Sarah J; Jones, Bruce H; Lisman, Peter; Padua, Darin A; Pendergrass, Timothy L; Pyne, Scott W; Schoomaker, Eric; Sell, Timothy C; O'Connor, Francis

    2014-01-01

    Prevention of musculoskeletal injuries (MSKI) is critical in both civilian and military populations to enhance physical performance, optimize health, and minimize health care expenses. Developing a more unified approach through addressing identified movement impairments could result in improved dynamic balance, trunk stability, and functional movement quality while potentially minimizing the risk of incurring such injuries. Although the evidence supporting the utility of injury prediction and return-to-activity readiness screening tools is encouraging, considerable additional research is needed regarding improving sensitivity, specificity, and outcomes, and especially the implementation challenges and barriers in a military setting. If selected current functional movement assessments can be administered in an efficient and cost-effective manner, utilization of the existing tools may be a beneficial first step in decreasing the burden of MSKI, with a subsequent focus on secondary and tertiary prevention via further assessments on those with prior injury history. PMID:24412892

  11. Complex issues of military capability: Measurement, assessment, simulation

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. D. Miller; M. F. Sulcoski; B. A. Farmer

    1997-01-01

    The nonlinear science methodology behind the Military Capability Spectrum Project (PRISM) is presented. This project approaches assessments of military power of nations (worldwide) from the perspective that their military organizations are complex adaptive systems (CAS) locked in a threat\\/alliance coupled group that collectively evolves toward a self-organized critical state. Dissipative behavior can take the form of war and other forms

  12. Military Applications of Reserve Batteries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    A. G. Ritchie

    1996-01-01

    Reserve batteries are batteries which do not give power until activated. They have a long storage life and high power capabilities which makes them useful for numerous military applications. Designs of reserve batteries include those based on movement of electrolyte (sea water, energizers and reserve silver-zinc or lithium-thionyl chloride) and thermal batteries, which are high-temperature batteries activated by heating using

  13. U.S. Military Perceptions of Victories in Iraq, the “Long War” Against Terrorism, and the Enduring Rhetorical Power of the 2006 Counterinsurgency Manual

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Marouf Hasian

    2010-01-01

    This essay undertakes a rhetorical analysis of the 2006 U.S. Army\\/Marine Counterinsurgency (COIN) Manual. The COIN manual, which was produced by a team of military experts and scholars led by General David Petraeus and General James Amos, reflects a significant departure from conventional warfighting doctrines. Shifting away from doctrines grounded in aggressive, preemptive, and overwhelming military force, the COIN doctrine

  14. High-power diode lasers between 1.8?m and 3.0?m for military applications

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Hilzensauer, S.; Giesin, C.; Schleife, J.; Gilly, J.; Patterson, S.; Kelemen, M. T.

    2013-10-01

    Over the last years high-power diode lasers in the wavelength window between 1.8?m and 3.0?m have demonstrated impressive characteristics in terms of output power, beam quality and efficiency. This facilitates the realization of compact and efficient light sources for use in the field of infrared countermeasures (IRCM), optically pumped semiconductor lasers emitting in the 2-4?m regime, low probability of intercept communication links, and trace gas analysis. The small size of a diode laser chip of typically less than a square millimeter allows for the fabrication of compact scalable laser modules with output powers of up to 140W. We will present results on MBE grown (AlGaIn)(AsSb) quantum-well diode laser single emitters and bars emitting between 1.8?m and 3.0?m. Different epitaxial and resonator designs have been investigated in cw and pulsed mode in order to meet industrial needs of high wall-plug and fiber-coupling efficiencies. More than 30% maximum wall-plug efficiency in cw operation for single emitters and laser bars has been reached together with output powers for single emitters of 2W (cw) and 9W (pulsed). The single emitters and bars are all suitable for fiber coupling. For a 1-bar module typical coupling efficiencies between 70% and 80% have been established for 400?m core fibers. In terms of output power, an AuSn soldered laser stack built of 10x 20% fill factor bars emitting at 1908nm, results in a record value of 140W at 58A in cw condition.

  15. Military Camp 2 

    E-print Network

    Unknown

    2011-09-05

    and Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4) a. Understand information and C4 concepts and how they relate. b. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of how information operations and C4 are integrated to support the National Military... the Strategist Construct from Military and Business Literature ................................................................ 2 Professional Military Education: Setting the Scene ................... 6 The Emergence of Requirements for Master Strategists...

  16. Energy Market and Economic Impacts of the American Power Act of 2010

    EIA Publications

    2010-01-01

    This report responds to a request from Senators Kerry, Graham, and Lieberman for an analysis of the American Power Act of 2010 (APA). APA, as released by Senators Kerry and Lieberman on May 12, 2010, regulates emissions of greenhouse gases through market-based mechanisms, efficiency programs, and other economic incentives.

  17. Fibre Optic Data Links For Military Applications

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Coden, Michael H.; Blott, Paul A.

    1984-08-01

    Fibre optics provide many advantages in conventional strategic, tactical, ground base and airbourne military situations. These include security, small size and light weight of both cable and electronics, lower power consumption of electronics and immunity to EMI, EMP and RFI just as in the commercial uses of fibre optics. In many military applications the advantages of fibre optics may be critical to mission performance. A major stumbling block has been the development of fibre optic components and systems that meet the environmental, reliability and maintainability requirements of military equipment. Bearing these requirements in mind, this paper identifies some of the techniques used and recent advances made by Codenoll Technology in producing fibre optic data links suitable for military use. Some general tactical and strategic military applications involving these data links will then be discussed.

  18. Minor in Joint Military Studies Contact: Lieutenant Colonel Matthew S. McSwain, USAF

    E-print Network

    Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

    4/12 Minor in Joint Military Studies Contact: Lieutenant Colonel Matthew S. McSwain, USAF Office in Engineering Building, Room 409 Professor of Aerospace Studies 978-934-2252 The minor in Joint Military Studies instruments of power, the United States Military. There is no military commitment required for a student

  19. Near-term capital spending in the North American power industry

    SciTech Connect

    Burt, B.; Mullins, S. [Industrial Info Resources (United States)

    2007-01-15

    The article provides a snapshot of activity in the four distinct North American electric power generation niches - coal, nuclear, gas and renewables. Consideration of capacity and investment levels are a viable way of comparing growth trends. Coal still remains the fuel of choice for most new North American units. Between now and 2010 some 25 coal-fired units are scheduled to come on-line; another 246 units are in earlier stages of development. In 2005, spending on renewable energy development surpassed investment in gas-fired unit construction for the first time. 4 photos.

  20. American Industries. Junior Hi. Pre-Vocational. Power and Transportation.

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    Goldsbury, Paul; And Others

    Several intermediate performance objectives and corresponding criterion measures are listed for each of 10 terminal objectives in this junior high school power and transportation course guide. Each objective also includes learning steps and suggestions for supplementary instructional aids. The overall focus is on the concepts of industrial…

  1. Frequency Control Concerns in the North American Electric Power System

    SciTech Connect

    Kirby, B.J.

    2003-03-26

    This paper examines the relationship between system frequency, reliability and markets. It was prompted by the frequency deviations recently experienced at 2200 hours daily but is more generally concerned with the question of what frequency control is necessary. The paper does not provide new information or document new research. Nor is it intended to educate readers concerning power system engineering. Instead, the purpose is to reexamine well known truths concerning the power system and to freshly explore the basic relationship between frequency, reliability and markets: stepping back, if you will, to see if we are collectively missing something. The concern of this paper is with frequency and reliability. Off-nominal frequency can impact reliability and markets efficiency (as we are using the term here) in four ways. It could damage equipment (generation, transmission, or load). It could degrade the quality of the product being delivered to end users (too low and lights would flicker unacceptably, for example). It could result in the collapse of the power system itself (by triggering protective system actions, for example). Or it could result in overloading transmission lines as various generators try to restore system frequency impacting markets efficiency. Often these causes operate in concert. Generator protective systems take action to prevent generator damage, for example, but exacerbate the overall generation/load imbalance. The paper is divided into two sections. The Introduction is followed by a section titled ''A Perspective on Frequency Control'' which addresses the physical requirements of the power system and how market transactions interact with the physical system. The ''Frequency Standards and Control Performance'' section discusses the various NERC and regional reliability council policies that govern utility performance and how these relate to frequency and reliability. Finally, Conclusions are provided.

  2. Operation: Military Kids Supporting Military Families in Minnesota

    E-print Network

    Amin, S. Massoud

    Operation: Military Kids Supporting Military Families in Minnesota Learning Circle Lesson - Leader Operation Military Kids Team 2006 The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons, or sexual orientation. #12;2 Operation: Military Kids Supporting Military Families in Minnesota Learning

  3. Suspicious allies: Wartime aviation developments and the Anglo?American international airline rivalry, 1939–45

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Erik Benson

    2000-01-01

    Anglo?American aviation rivalry began in the late 1930s, when the two powers clashed over landing rights in several small South Pacific islands which each hoped to develop as bases for a trans?Pacific airline route. When war broke out in Europe, British aviation resources were suddenly and completely diverted to the military effort. Two years later, when the Americans entered the

  4. NAS battery demonstration at American Electric Power:a study for the DOE energy storage program.

    SciTech Connect

    Newmiller, Jeff (Endecon Engineering, San Ramon, CA); Norris, Benjamin L. (Norris Energy Consulting Company, Martinez, CA); Peek, Georgianne Huff

    2006-03-01

    The first U.S. demonstration of the NGK sodium/sulfur battery technology was launched in August 2002 when a prototype system was installed at a commercial office building in Gahanna, Ohio. American Electric Power served as the host utility that provided the office space and technical support throughout the project. The system was used to both reduce demand peaks (peak-shaving operation) and to mitigate grid power disturbances (power quality operation) at the demonstration site. This report documents the results of the demonstration, provides an economic analysis of a commercial sodium/sulfur battery energy storage system at a typical site, and describes a side-by-side demonstration of the capabilities of the sodium/sulfur battery system, a lead-acid battery system, and a flywheel-based energy storage system in a power quality application.

  5. Military Law Review

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The Library of Congress' Research Center of Military Legal Resources contains, among other publications, the Military Law Review. The Military Law Review has been published quarterly since 1958, and is meant to be used by military attorneys in their work and "'provides a forum for those interested in military law to share the products of their experience and research.'" Visitors should also note that most of the issues from 1958 to 2008 are available for general perusal. Each issue of the journal contains both articles and book reviews. An article in the Winter 2008 issue, entitled "Crossing the Line: Reconciling the Right to Picket Military Funerals With the First Amendment", is a very accessible article about the constitutionality of state and federal funeral picketing laws. Visitors interested in learning about the school that provides military legal education, and where the Military Law Review is published, should click on the link "The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center & School (JAGS), U.S. Army, Charlottesville, Virginia", in the first paragraph on the homepage

  6. Early Childhood Military Education?

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Pelo, Ann

    2011-01-01

    Does the country's national security rely on top-quality early childhood education? Yes, say the military leaders of Mission: Readiness, an organization led by retired military commanders that promotes investment in education, child health, and parenting support. Actually, the generals are right, but for all the wrong reasons. The generals' aim is…

  7. Corruption and military spending

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Sanjeev Gupta; Luiz de Mello; Raju Sharan

    2001-01-01

    Anecdotal evidence relates corruption with high levels of military spending. This paper tests empirically whether such a relationship exists. The empirical analysis is based on data from four different sources for up to 120 countries during 1985–1998. The association between military spending and corruption is investigated by using cross-section and panel regression techniques. The results suggest that corruption is associated

  8. Superior orders: when and how to dissent in the military 

    E-print Network

    Hildahl, Jessica Lynn

    1995-01-01

    occurred in the context of the American Civil War. Francis Lieber, a German military emigre who served in the Napoleonic wars and later became a professor of law and 7. Telford Taylor, Nuremberg and Vietnam: An American Tragedy (New York: New York Times.... The purpose of his letter was to underscore the importance of integrity in reporting. The statement was issued in response to the widely publicized Lavelle affair, in which General John Lavelle allegedly ordered American pilots in Vietnam to violate...

  9. Ingredients of military genius. Student essay

    SciTech Connect

    Blair, J.M.

    1986-04-07

    This article deals with military genius from an historical and a classical theory perspective. The author modifies an approach developed by Carl von Clausewitz that makes use of theory as a framework for the study of history. Clausewitz used theory to study campaigns of Napoleon. This article uses Clausewitz's theory of military genius to study some of the great captains of the American Civil War and World War II. Using seven qualities of military genius that Clausewitz lists in his ON WAR, a study was made to ascertain commonalities of behavior displayed by great battlefield generals. Historical examples are given which reflect the qualities of military genius. The basic hypothesis of the article is that successful generals command their armies with their total being and not just one predominate aspect of their person. The underlying theme is that body, emotions, mind, and spirit must work in a relatively balanced manner which results in military genius being displayed. Historical example urges each senior officer to continually train and discipline his being in preparation for his possible future destiny.

  10. Asian American and Pacific Islander Military Veterans in the United States: Health Service Use and Perceived Barriers to Mental Health Services

    PubMed Central

    Whealin, Julia M.; Pietrzak, Robert H.

    2014-01-01

    Objectives. We (1) compared use of various health services nationally between Asian American and Pacific Islander (AA/PI) veterans and veterans of other racial/ethnic groups and (2) specifically compared perceived barriers and stigma related to mental health services. Methods. Using bivariate and multivariable statistics, we analyzed a population-weighted sample of 8315 veterans from the 2010 National Survey of Veterans and a random sample of 567 recent veterans from Hawaii. Results. A total of 1.5% of veterans were AA/PI compared with 0.4% a decade ago. Compared with other veterans, AA/PI veterans reported higher socioeconomic status and better mental health, although these findings may be specific to AA veterans. Adjusting for sociodemographic and health differences, we found no differences in health service use or perceived barriers or stigma related to mental health services. Conclusions. AA/PIs are a small but fast-growing racial/ethnic group within the veteran population that deserves attention. Although veteran status may be protective against some barriers to mental health care found in the general AA/PI population, efforts to reduce barriers to health care among veterans should be continued. PMID:25100419

  11. Ethics and American Power: Speeches by Caspar W. Weinberger and George P. Shultz. Responses by Philip Geyelin, Smith Hempstone, Carl F. H. Henry, Thomas Molnar, Richard John Neuhaus, David D. Newsom, William V. O'Brien, Paul Seabury, Roger L. Shinn, Seymour Siegel, Edward Teller, Richard M. Nixon. Ethics and Public Policy Essay 59.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lefever, Ernest W., Ed.

    Two cabinet secretaries address the problems of when and how the United States should use military power. Secretary of Defense Caspar W. Weinberger emphasizes the importance of prudence and restraint in the use of military force in chapter 1: "The Uses of Military Power." Secretary of State George P. Shultz stresses the vital importance of…

  12. Incorporating features of the Pacific HVDC intertie in a reduced-order model of the western North American power system

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. A. Emmanuel; M. H. Nehrir; D. A. Pierre; R. Adapa

    1991-01-01

    This paper describes the development and evaluation of two-terminal and multi-terminal dc line models for the Pacific HVDC intertie that exhibit similar characteristics and carry the same voltage and power as the actual system. The dc system model has been implemented in a reduced order equivalent of the western North American power system that exhibits some of the important characteristics

  13. Military Expenditure % of GDP

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Bar chart ranking countries by military expenditures as a percentage of GDP. Shows the militarization of the Middle East and Africa. The chart, perhaps obviously, is dominated by small countries with small GDPs.

  14. WAR & Military Mental Health

    PubMed Central

    Pols, Hans; Oak, Stephanie

    2007-01-01

    Involvement in warfare can have dramatic consequences for the mental health and well-being of military personnel. During the 20th century, US military psychiatrists tried to deal with these consequences while contributing to the military goal of preserving manpower and reducing the debilitating impact of psychiatric syndromes by implementing screening programs to detect factors that predispose individuals to mental disorders, providing early intervention strategies for acute war-related syndromes, and treating long-term psychiatric disability after deployment. The success of screening has proven disappointing, the effects of treatment near the front lines are unclear, and the results of treatment for chronic postwar syndromes are mixed. After the Persian Gulf War, a number of military physicians made innovative proposals for a population-based approach, anchored in primary care instead of specialty-based care. This approach appears to hold the most promise for the future. PMID:17971561

  15. Music in the Military.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Young, Amanda

    1981-01-01

    Following a very brief history of military bands, the author describes the musical performance opportunities currently available in the United States Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard, for young musicians who may wish to enlist. (SJL)

  16. Veterans and Military Health

    MedlinePLUS

    Military service members and veterans face some different health issues than civilians. During combat, the main health concerns are life-threatening injuries. These include Shrapnel and gunshot wounds Lost ...

  17. Mental Health: Military

    MedlinePLUS

    Home > Mental Health > People > Military Let's Talk Facts Brochures Understanding Mental Disorders: Your Guide to DSM-5 Healthy Minds, Healthy ... Parity Healthy Minds TV What is a psychiatrist Mental Health Check-up Coping with Disasters Links for more ...

  18. Translating sexual assault prevention from a college campus to a United States military installation: piloting the know-your-power bystander social marketing campaign.

    PubMed

    Potter, Sharyn J; Stapleton, Jane G

    2012-05-01

    One population that shares both similar and different characteristics with traditional college-age students is the U.S. Military. Similarities include a high concentration of 18- to 26-year-olds dealing with new found independence, peer pressure, and the presence of social norms that support violence and hypermasculinity. Sexual violence is a major public health problem in the United States, and because of the similarities in the age group of college and military populations, the problems regarding sexual violence in both constituencies have been well-documented. In the current pilot study we seek to add to both current knowledge about and promising practices of translating prevention strategies from one target audience to another. We describe how we translated, administered, and evaluated a bystander intervention social marketing campaign focused on sexual assault prevention that had been found to significantly affect attitude change on a college campus for a U.S. Army installation in Europe. In addition to demonstrating the process of translating prevention strategies across target audiences, findings from this pilot study contribute to the evaluation data on the effectiveness of sexual violence prevention strategies implemented with members of the U.S. Military. From our analysis, we see that research participants indicate that the degree to which the images resonate with them and the familiarity of the context (i.e., social self-identification) significantly effect the participants' personal responsibility for reducing sexual assault, confidence in acting as a bystander, and reported engagement as a bystander. PMID:22080576

  19. ARPA-E: Improving Military Energy Security

    SciTech Connect

    Willson, Bryan; Mahvi, Allison; Stepien, Tom; Wasco, Mick

    2014-02-24

    The U.S. military has a vested interest in advancing microgrid technologies that can power forward operating bases. These technologies could not only help the military significantly reduce its energy demand both at home and abroad, but also they could reduce the number of fuel-supply convoys required on the battlefield and the number of troops killed in fuel-supply convoy attacks. This video highlights two ARPA-E projects that have formed strategic partnerships with the military to enable these microgrids at forward operating bases. Georgia Tech is developing an innovative absorption heat pump that utilizes exhaust heat to provide heating and cooling, which could cut the amount of energy used to heat and cool forward operating bases by 50%. Primus Power is developing a low-cost, energy-dense storage system that could store enough energy to operate a base for several days in the event of a disruption.

  20. ARPA-E: Improving Military Energy Security

    ScienceCinema

    Willson, Bryan; Mahvi, Allison; Stepien, Tom; Wasco, Mick

    2014-03-13

    The U.S. military has a vested interest in advancing microgrid technologies that can power forward operating bases. These technologies could not only help the military significantly reduce its energy demand both at home and abroad, but also they could reduce the number of fuel-supply convoys required on the battlefield and the number of troops killed in fuel-supply convoy attacks. This video highlights two ARPA-E projects that have formed strategic partnerships with the military to enable these microgrids at forward operating bases. Georgia Tech is developing an innovative absorption heat pump that utilizes exhaust heat to provide heating and cooling, which could cut the amount of energy used to heat and cool forward operating bases by 50%. Primus Power is developing a low-cost, energy-dense storage system that could store enough energy to operate a base for several days in the event of a disruption.

  1. Radiometry in military applications

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Chrzanowski, Krzysztof

    2001-08-01

    Missiles guided using optoelectronic methods, optoelectronic imaging systems (thermal imaging systems, night vision devices, LLLTV cameras, TV cameras), and optoelectronic countermeasures (smoke screens, camouflage paints and nets, IR flares, decoys, jamming systems, warning systems) are one of the most important components of modern military armament. There are numerous military standards, some of them secret, that precise radiometric parameters to be measured and the testing methods to be used. There is also much literature on the subject of testing of the systems mentioned above, although mostly on subject of testing of the thermal imaging systems. In spite of this apparently numerous literature, there still significant confusion in this area due to secrecy of some parameters and testing methods, differences in recommendations of different military standards, fast progress in military optoelectronics, and also due to enormous number of different types of optoelectronics systems used in the military armament. A review of testing methods of the three basic groups of optoelectronics systems used in modern military armament: the missiles guided using optoelectronics methods, the optoelectronic imaging systems, and the optoelectronic countermeasures is presented in this paper. Trends in the measuring sets.

  2. Environmental Assessment for Central Power and Light Company`s proposed Military Highway-CFE tie 138/69-kV transmission line project Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas

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    Not Available

    1992-04-01

    Central Power and Light Company (CPL) intends to upgrade its existing transmission line ties with the Commision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) system in Mexico. CPL currently has a single 69-kilovolt (kV) transmission line in the Brownsville area which connects CPL`s system with the system of CFE. This existing line runs between the Brownsville Switching Station, located on Laredo Road in Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas, and an existing CFE 69-kV line at the Rusteberg Bend of the Rio Grande in Cameron County. Under current conditions of need, the existing 69-kV line does not possess sufficient capability to engage in appropriate power exchanges. Therefore, CPL is proposing to build a new line to link up with CFE. This proposed line would be a double-circuit line, which would (1) continue (on a slightly relocated route) the existing 69-kV tie from CPL`s Brownsville Switching Station to CFE`s facilities, and (2) add a 138-kV tie from the Military Highway Substation, located on Military Highway (US Highway 281), to CFE`s facilities. The proposed 138/69-kV line, which will be constructed and operated by CPL, will be built primarily on steel single-pole structures within an average 60-foot (ft) wide right-of-way (ROW). It will be approximately 6900--9200 ft (1.3--1.7 miles) in length, depending on the alternative route constructed.

  3. Radiation exposure of U.S. military individuals.

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    Blake, Paul K; Komp, Gregory R

    2014-02-01

    The U.S. military consists of five armed services: the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, and Coast Guard. It directly employs 1.4 million active duty military, 1.3 million National Guard and reserve military, and 700,000 civilian individuals. This paper describes the military guidance used to preserve and maintain the health of military personnel while they accomplish necessary and purposeful work in areas where they are exposed to radiation. It also discusses military exposure cohorts and associated radiogenic disease compensation programs administered by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the U.S. Department of Labor. With a few exceptions, the U.S. military has effectively employed ionizing radiation since it was first introduced during the Spanish-American War in 1898. The U.S military annually monitors 70,000 individuals for occupational radiation exposure: ~2% of its workforce. In recent years, the Departments of the Navy (including the Marine Corps), the Army, and the Air Force all have a low collective dose that remains close to 1 person-Sv annually. Only a few Coast Guard individuals are now routinely monitored for radiation exposure. As with the nuclear industry as a whole, the Naval Reactors program has a higher collective dose than the remainder of the U.S. military. The U.S. military maintains occupational radiation exposure records on over two million individuals from 1945 through the present. These records are controlled in accordance with the Privacy Act of 1974 but are available to affected individuals or their designees and other groups performing sanctioned epidemiology studies.Introduction of Radiation Exposure of U.S. Military Individuals (Video 2:19, http://links.lww.com/HP/A30). PMID:24378502

  4. Renewable energy technology handbook for military engineers

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    1982-03-01

    Renewable energy applications are introduced that are considered promising for military use in the 1980s. These are: solar hot water for buildings, active solar hot water and space heating for buildings, passive solar heating and cooling of buildings, solar industrial process heata, solar ponds, photovoltaic power for homes, photovoltaic power for remote applications, parabolic dish solar systems for remote applications, wind energy for buildings, wind energy for central power plants, wind energy for water pumping, biomass energy systems for buildings, biomass energy systems for central power plants, geothermal energy for process heat, and geothermal energy for central power plants. For each of these is given: a brief history of the technology and information on how the technology works; a detailed technical and economic profile of an operating system; and a summary listing of operating civilian and military systems that are open for public viewing.

  5. American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Investigation of Impedance Characteristics and Power

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    Roy, Subrata

    American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 1 Investigation of Impedance Characteristics-964 Copyright © 2010 by University of Florida. Published by the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Inc., with permission. #12;American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 2 Rp = plasma

  6. Future Trends in Military Communication Satellite Repeaters

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    D. P. Sullivan

    1970-01-01

    The future development trends in military communication satellite repeaters will be dictated by greater spacecraft capability in terms of payload size, weight, power, and complexity, and attempts to better satisfy the satellite user's needs and desires. This paper presents the basic repeater configurations that have been employed and those that can be expected in the future, along with the user

  7. US Military space policy 1945–92

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    M Mowthorpe

    2002-01-01

    This article uses space power theory to analyse the military space policy of the United States during the Cold War period up to the demise of the Soviet Union. It examines the consensus that emerged during this period which sought to prevent the weaponization of space. This consensus was called into question during the latter period with the announcement of

  8. Addressing Impacts of Geomagnetic Disturbances on the North American Bulk Power System

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    Rollison, Eric; Moura, John; Lauby, Mark

    2011-08-01

    In a joint report issued in June 2010, the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) identified geomagnetic disturbances as a high-impact, low-frequency (HILF) event risk to bulk power system reliability. The potential impact of geomagnetic disturbance events has gained renewed attention as recent studies have suggested that solar storms may be more severe and reach lower geographic latitudes than formerly expected and can affect bulk power system reliability. The most well known power system experience with geomagnetic disturbances in North America was the 13-14 March 1989 storm, which led to the collapse of the Hydro-Québec system in the early morning hours of 13 March 1989, lasting approximately 9 hours. NERC is actively addressing a range of HILF event risks to bulk power system reliability through the efforts of four of its task forces: Geomagnetic Disturbance, Spare Equipment Database, Cyber and Physical Attack, and Severe Impact Resilience. These task forces operate under the direction of three NERC committees: Planning, Operating, and Critical Infrastructure Protection. The NERC Geomagnetic Disturbance Task Force (GMDTF), which was established in September 2010, is charged with investigating the implications of geomagnetic disturbances to the reliability of bulk power systems and developing solutions to help mitigate these risks. The objective of these efforts is to develop models to better understand the nature and effects of coronal mass ejections (CMEs), the vulnerabilities of equipment, bulk power system design considerations, our ability to reduce the operational and real-time impacts of geomagnetic disturbances on the bulk power system, and restoration methods, as well as to inventory long-lead-time equipment. For more information on the current activities of the GMDTF, please visit: www.nerc.com/filez/gmdtf.html

  9. Righteous realists: Perceptions of American power and responsibility in the nuclear age

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    Rosenthal, J.H.

    1988-01-01

    This is a study of the moral and ethical dimensions of political realism in post-World War II America, especially in relation to realist thought on nuclear weapons issues. Emphasis is placed on evolving notions of power and responsibility as they form the basis for a realist philosophy of power in the nuclear age. It is argued that the realists developed a concept of responsible power which was a hybrid of traditional American ideals and European Realpolitik. Included are chapters on the personal and intellectual background of five noteworthy realists, the realist position on some basic dilemmas in political ethics, the problem of usable and unusable force, the realists' view on deterrence and arms control, the question of democracy versus guardianship, and the realists as cultural critics. This study highlights the coherence of realist thought while pointing out the paradoxes upon which it is based. It situates realism in its historical context and reveals realism's relationship to explicit political and cultural values. It concludes that at their core, the realists were moralists; and realism was the entity through which they reconciled morality and power.

  10. Feasibility studies of a power interconnection system for Central American countries: SIEPAC project

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    Gomez, T.; Enamorado, J.C. (Univ. Pontificia Comillas, Madrid (Spain). Inst. de Investigacion Tecnologica); Vela, A. (Empresa Nacional de Electricidad, Madrid (Spain))

    1994-06-01

    The electrical systems of the Central American countries are linked by 230 kV ac weak border interconnections forming two separated subsystems. The first one includes Guatemala and El Salvador, and the other one comprises the systems of Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, and Panama. As a consequence, unrestricted energy exchanges among all countries are not possible. This article describes the SIEPAC project which consists of a 1,678 km long 500 kV ac power transmission line that would link the six electrical systems of the region through seven power substations (one for each country and two in Panama), installed close to the highest demand national centers and six control centers of energy (one for each country) to allow coordinated operation of the interconnection.This project also considers a set of complementary assets (230 ac power transmission lines into some countries and the border transmission line between El Salvador and Honduras, and various other equipment). The power transmission line will greatly reinforce the actual border interconnections, which have a reduced capacity of exchange and technical problems associated with the stability of a weak longitudinal system. On the other hand, economic savings for the region would be achieved, coming from a higher coordination level in the operation and planning of their systems.

  11. Aerospace and military

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    Adam, J.A.; Esch, K

    1990-01-01

    This article reviews military and aerospace developments of 1989. The Voyager spacecraft returned astounding imagery from Neptune, sophisticated sensors were launched to explore Venus and Jupiter, and another craft went into earth orbit to explore cosmic rays, while a huge telescope is to be launched early in 1990. The U.S. space shuttle redesign was completed and access to space has become no longer purely a governmental enterprise. In the military realm, events within the Soviet bloc, such as the Berlin Wall's destruction, have popularized arms control. Several big treaties could be signed within the year. Massive troop, equipment, and budget reductions are being considered, along with a halt or delay of major new weapons systems. For new missions, the U.S. military is retreating to its role of a century ago - patrolling the nation's borders, this time against narcotics traffickers.

  12. PUTIN AND MILITARY REFORM

    Microsoft Academic Search

    DALE R. HERSPRING

    V ladimir Putin was faced with a military that was in a mess when he took over. Morale was at rock bottom, junior officers were leaving in droves, equipment and weapons were failing, soldiers were deserting, the draft was a joke, crime was on the rise, planes were crashing, and most important, Chechnya remained a major distraction. Putting the Russian

  13. Failures in military aircraft

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Graham Clark

    2005-01-01

    The severe operating conditions for components in military aircraft lead to a wide range of failure modes and introduce many factors which can influence those failures. As a result, the accident investigator or failure analyst may need to explore issues more widely than might be the case with systems operating in more benign or controlled environments. Complicating factors are the

  14. Why National Standards Won't Fix American Education: Misalignment of Power and Incentives. Backgrounder. No. 2413

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    Burke, Lindsey M.; Marshall, Jennifer A.

    2010-01-01

    American education needs to be fixed, but national standards and testing are not the way to do it. The problems that need fixing are too deeply ingrained in the power and incentive structure of the public education system, and the renewed focus on national standards threatens to distract from the fundamental issues. Besides, federal control over…

  15. Music Videos and Sexual Risk in African American Adolescent Girls: Gender, Power and the Need for Media Literacy

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    Robillard, Alyssa

    2012-01-01

    Background: Music videos contain sexual content often reflecting women as promiscuous, submissive, or passive. Few studies have examined gender- and sex-related attitudes in African American females, particularly across genres of music videos. Purpose: Using constructs from Cultivation Theory, Theory of Gender and Power and Social Cognitive…

  16. Evaluation of high power ultrasound porous cleaning efficacy in American oak wine barrels using X-ray tomography

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Garth Wayne Porter; Andrew Lewis; Mark Barnes; Ruth Williams

    2011-01-01

    This study presents a novel cleaning application which investigates the ability of high power ultrasound (HPU) to remove crystalline potassium hydrogen tartrate sediment from the porous structure of American oak wine barrels. Tartrate deposits within stave samples were imaged by X-ray tomography. Volumetric reconstruction software enabled tartrate volumes to be quantified after successive treatments at varied solvent temperatures by re-imaging

  17. Women in the Military: Research and Policy Issues.

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    Segal, Mady Wechsler

    1978-01-01

    Currently, the most debated issue regarding the role of military women is whether they should be allowed to serve in combat. The role of warrior violates traditional feminine stereotypes. However, denying women the right to volunteer for combat may also deny them the right to full American citizenship. (Author/WI)

  18. Promoting Effective Physical Education for Migrant and Military Youth

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    Culp, Brian

    2014-01-01

    Th e rise in residential mobility among families has created a pervasive issue in American schools that impacts the academic, social, and physical achievements of youth. This article aims to outline the profiles of two unique populations--migrant and military youth--impacted by residential mobility and provide recommendations for how their needs…

  19. Technical Education in the Military

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    Whitehead, Charles O.

    1974-01-01

    Cooperation between military and civilian technical training institutions has included evaluation and accreditation of five military training schools by a civilian evaluation team, which was impressed by the level, completeness and quality of the instruction. Additional cooperation and improved communications between military and civilian training…

  20. United States military strategy in the Persian Gulf. Study project

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    Whitehead, E.E.

    1989-03-27

    The importance of Persian Gulf oil, in the context of United States national security has been demonstrated in recent political, economic, and military terms. Substantial United States military resources have been devoted to maintain national security interests in the Persian Gulf region. This paper analyzes the United States military strategy designed to insure the US and its allies continued access to Persian Gulf oil and to suggest alternatives for possible improvement. Although the focus is on US military strategy in the Persian Gulf, it also covers others aspects of US national security policy and strategy. US military policy in the Persian Gulf is derived from a complex process that inextricably links the elements of national strategy with the elements of national power. Conclusions about US policy and strategy in the Persian Gulf that are properly focused and logical require an understanding of US interests and their priorities; US strategies and their feasibility; plus US capabilities and their limitations.

  1. 3. Historic American Buildings Survey Frederick D. Nichols, Photographer August ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    3. Historic American Buildings Survey Frederick D. Nichols, Photographer August 1937 DETAIL OF WEST FACADE - Ballantyne Robinson House, Military Plaza (141 South Fifth Avenue), Tucson, Pima County, AZ

  2. 5. Historic American Buildings Survey Frederick A. Eastman, Photographer January ...

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    5. Historic American Buildings Survey Frederick A. Eastman, Photographer January 1938 DETAIL OF SOUTH ELEVATION - Ballantyne Robinson House, Military Plaza (141 South Fifth Avenue), Tucson, Pima County, AZ

  3. Asian American Educational Attainment and Earning Power in Post-Racial America

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    Covarrubias, Alejandro; Liou, Daniel D.

    2014-01-01

    This policy brief contextualizes the most recent data on mobility of Asian American students within the K to Ph.D. educational system in the new, so-called, colorblind post-racial America. Achievement data on Asian Americans are often presented in the same breath with Whites when compared to the academic achievement of African American, and…

  4. Kentucky Military Treasures

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Funded by the Kentucky Veterans Trust Fund and the Kentucky Historical Society Foundation, the Kentucky Military Treasures site profiles the stories and experiences of veterans from the 18th century all the way up to the current day. The stories bring together artifacts, primary documents, and photographs to help enrich these unique stories. First-time visitors should peruse the timeline to get a sense of the ways in which Kentuckians have contributed to military conflicts large and small across the globe. In the "Signature Stories" area, visitors can learn about Richard M. Johnson of Beargrass, Kentucky. He was known for his leadership at the Battle of the Thames in 1813, and his story his told through four artifacts, including a powder horn and a cannon from the period. The "Curator's Corner" features an introduction from director of the Kentucky Historical Society, Kent Whitworth, and other comments on flags and weapons from curators at the Society. [KMG

  5. Partnering with the Military

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    Wythe, Kathy

    2006-01-01

    sites on the fort?s primary tank maneuver training area. ?We needed to know that the compost applied on Fort Hood?s land is not causing nutrient problems in PARTNERING WITH THE MILITARY the water and demonstrate that nutrients in compost can... is impairing that watershed. tx H2O | pg. 2 Agriculture uses compost to restore Fort Hood?s training lands --------------------------------------------- Tanks within two armored divisions at Fort Hood have left some of the training land eroded, compacted...

  6. Military Fault Tolerant Requirements

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Timothy P. Monaghan

    The DoD is entering a radically new era of weapon systems procurement. The Cold War is over and new scenarios and new force\\u000a structures are changing the requirements of the next generation of weapon systems. The major drivers shaping this new era\\u000a of weapon system procurement are: decreasing military budgets, stretched out development cycles, an emphasis on prototypes\\u000a and demonstrations,

  7. The history of military cranioplasty.

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    Bonfield, Christopher M; Kumar, Anand R; Gerszten, Peter C

    2014-04-01

    There is evidence that the neurosurgical procedure of cranioplasty is as ancient as its better-known counterpart, trephination. With origins in pre-Incan Peru, cranioplasty remains an important reconstructive procedure for modern craniofacial surgery teams to master. Solutions to the often challenging problem of repairing skull defects continue to evolve to improve patient outcomes. Throughout recorded history, advances in cranioplasty have paralleled major military conflicts due to survivorship after trephination or decompressive craniectomy. Primitive skull coverings used in Peru were later replaced during the Middle Ages by grafts obtained in animals and humans. Improved survivorship secondary to advances in anesthesia and battlefield medicine during the Crimean War and the American Civil War allowed the use of tantalum and acrylic cranioplasty to evolve during World Wars I and II. In the modern era of the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts, greater survivorship after cranial injury due to improvements in protective armor, medical evacuation, and early "far-forward" neurosurgical treatment have occurred. Consequently, the last decade has seen great advancement in cranial defect reconstruction, including custom-fabricated alloplast implants and the emergence of regenerative cranial treatments such as distraction osteogenesis, protected bone regeneration, and free tissue transfers. Comprehensive rehabilitation after neurotrauma has emerged as the new standard of care. PMID:24684330

  8. The Role of African-American Musicians in the Integration of the United States Navy

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    Drane, Gregory

    2015-01-01

    The service of blacks in the U.S. military can be traced back to the Revolutionary War. However, up to the end of World War I, African Americans in military branches were relegated to cooking and cleaning duties. As the United States prepared to enter World War II, pressure to admit African Americans into full service in the military increased due…

  9. Solar technical assistance provided to Forest City military communities in Hawaii for incorporation of 20-30 MW of solar energy generation to power family housing for US Navy personnel.

    SciTech Connect

    Dominick, Jeff (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO); Merrigan, Tim (National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO); Boudra, Will (Forest City Military Communities, Honolulu, HI); Miller, Ryan (CH2M Hill, Englewood, CO); Cisneros, Gabriela (New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM); Rosenthal, Andrew L. (New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, NM); Kuszmaul, Scott S.; Gupta, Vipin P.

    2010-06-01

    In May 2007, Forest City Military Communities won a US Department of Energy Solar America Showcase Award. As part of this award, executives and staff from Forest City Military Communities worked side-by-side with a DOE technical assistance team to overcome technical obstacles encountered by this large-scale real estate developer and manager. This paper describes the solar technical assistance that was provided and the key solar experiences acquired by Forest City Military Communities over an 18 month period.

  10. “Everywhere the Soldier Will Be”: Wartime Tobacco Promotion in the US Military

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    Malone, Ruth E.

    2009-01-01

    Deployment of young Americans in military engagements places them at increased risk for not only war hazards but also tobacco addiction and disease. Tobacco use diminishes troop health and readiness, and increases medical and training costs. Military tobacco control efforts began in 1986, yet tobacco use remains high. To determine whether and how the tobacco industry targets military personnel in wartime, we analyzed internal industry documents about the Gulf War (1990–1991) and constructed a historical case study. During this conflict, tobacco companies targeted troops with free cigarettes, direct advertising, branded items, ways to communicate with family, and “welcome home” events. Military authorities sometimes restricted this activity, but frequently enabled it; tobacco companies were regarded as benefactors. Considering tobacco use a benefit undermines military health priorities. Stronger policy is needed to reframe tobacco use as incompatible with military ideals. PMID:19608945

  11. Eisenhower versus the Spin-off Story: Did the Rise of the Military-Industrial Complex Hurt or Help America's Commercial Aircraft Industry?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    EUGENE GHOLZ

    In his Farewell Address, President Eisenhower warned that the military-industrial complex (MIC) threatened to dominate American research, crowding out commercial innovation. Ironically, a number of analysts point to spin-off benefits of the 1950s’ military effort as a crucial source of American high-tech competitiveness, often citing the key example of the relationship between military jet aircraft and the Boeing’s 707. But

  12. Sexual assault in the military.

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    Castro, Carl Andrew; Kintzle, Sara; Schuyler, Ashley C; Lucas, Carrie L; Warner, Christopher H

    2015-07-01

    Military sexual assault is a pervasive problem throughout the military services, despite numerous initiatives to end it. No doubt the military's lack of progress stems from the complexity of sexual assaults, yet in order to develop effective strategies and programs to end sexual assault, deep understanding and appreciation of these complexities are needed. In this paper, we describe the root causes and numerous myths surrounding sexual assault, the military cultural factors that may unintentionally contribute to sexual assault, and the uncomfortable issues surrounding sexual assault that are often ignored (such as the prevalence of male sexual assault within the military). We conclude by offering a broad, yet comprehensive set of recommendations that considers all of these factors for developing effective strategies and programs for ending sexual assault within in the military. PMID:25980511

  13. Atomic-powered democracy: Policy against politics in the quest for American nuclear energy

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    Williams, R.W.

    1993-01-01

    This dissertation focuses on the relationship of American nuclear energy to democracy. It examines whether the nuclear policy processes have furthered the legitimacy-government accountability and citizen participation-which the democratic institutes are based. Nuclear policy and its institutions have placed severe limitations on democratic practices. Contravened democracy is seen most clearly in the decoupling of policy from politics. Decoupling refers to the weakening of institutional linkages between citizens and government, and to the erosion of the norms that ground liberal democracy. Decoupling is manifested in policy centralization, procedural biases, technical rationality, and the spatial displacement of conflict. Decoupling has normative implications: While federal accountability was limited and citizen participation was shackled, other major groups enjoyed privileged access to policy making. The decoupling of nuclear policy from politics arose within the context of US liberal-democratic capitalism. The federal government pursued its own goals of defense and world leadership. Yet, it was not structurally autonomous from the hegemony of the political-economic context. Economically, the Atomic Energy Act did not permit federal agencies to directly invest in power plant construction, and did not authorize them to commercially generate electricity. Private industry was structurally placed to domesticate the atom. Politically, the liberal-democratic system hampered an unquestioning pursuit of atomic energy. Federal institutions have been forced to heed some of the anti-nuclear concerns. The pervasive influence of the US political economy on nuclear policy has come to transgress democracy. Nuclear power's growth faltered during the 1970s. The political and economic constraints on federal actions have limited the means available to revive a becalmed nuclear industry; this has exerted strong pressure on federal institutions to decouple policy from participation.

  14. A study of military recruitment strategies for dentists: possible implications for academia.

    PubMed

    Hsu, Ronald H; Roberts, Michael W; Tulloch, J F Camilla; Trotman, Carroll-Ann

    2007-04-01

    Results of the annual American Dental Education Association surveys of dental school seniors show approximately 10 percent of graduates enter federal government services while less than 1 percent enter dental academia. To examine this difference, this study sought the perceptions of senior dental students and junior military dental officers regarding their choice of a military career in order to determine how military recruitment strategies influenced their career decisions. Official documents explaining military recruitment efforts were requested from the military services and summarized. In-depth telephone interviews were conducted to gather perception data from the students and dental officers on successful strategies. By employing several strategies, the military was able to inform potential recruits about the benefits of being a dentist in the military. The opportunity to have the military finance a student's dental education was a successful military recruitment tool. Other enticing factors included guaranteed employment upon graduation, prestige associated with serving in the military, access to postgraduate training, minimal practice management responsibilities, and opportunities to continue learning and improve clinical skills without significant financial implications. It was concluded that dental education can use the same strategies to highlight the benefits of an academic career and offer many similar incentives that may encourage students to consider a career path in dental education. PMID:17468311

  15. Measurement of a Peak in the Cosmic Microwave Background Power Spectrum from the North American Test Flight of Boomerang

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. D. Mauskopf; P. A. R. Ade; P. de Bernardis; J. J. Bock; J. Borrill; A. Boscaleri; B. P. Crill; G. DeGasperis; G. De Troia; P. Farese; P. G. Ferreira; K. Ganga; M. Giacometti; S. Hanany; V. V. Hristov; A. Iacoangeli; A. H. Jaffe; A. E. Lange; A. T. Lee; S. Masi; A. Melchiorri; F. Melchiorri; L. Miglio; T. Montroy; C. B. Netterfield; E. Pascale; F. Piacentini; P. L. Richards; G. Romeo; J. E. Ruhl; E. Scannapieco; F. Scaramuzzi; R. Stompor; N. Vittorio

    2000-01-01

    We describe a measurement of the angular power spectrum of anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) at scales of 0.3d to 5° from the North American test flight of the Boomerang experiment. Boomerang is a balloon-borne telescope with a bolometric receiver designed to map CMB anisotropies on a long-duration balloon flight. During a 6 hr test flight of a

  16. American Institute of Aeronautics Astronautics

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    American Institute of Aeronautics Astronautics Study Cylindrical Thruster Low Power Space scaling of magnetic circuit leaves almost no magnetic Copyright American Institute Aeronautics; American Institute of Aeronautics Astronautics ability coaxial thrusters achieve performance moderate power

  17. Burns and military clothing.

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    McLean, A D

    2001-02-01

    Burn injury is a ubiquitous threat in the military environment. The risks during combat are well recognised, but the handling of fuel, oil, munitions and other hot or flammable materials during peacetime deployment and training also imposes an inherent risk of accidental burn injury. Over the last hundred years, the burn threat in combat has ranged from nuclear weapons to small shoulder-launched missiles. Materials such as napalm and white phosphorus plainly present a risk of burn, but the threat extends to encompass personnel in vehicles attacked by anti-armour weapons, large missiles, fuel-air explosives and detonations/conflagrations on weapons platforms such as ships. Large numbers of burn casualties were caused at Pearl Harbor, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Vietnam, during the Arab/Israeli Wars and in the Falkland Islands conflict. The threat from burns is unlikely to diminish, indeed new developments in weapons seek to exploit the vulnerability of the serviceman and servicewoman to burns. Clothing can be a barrier to some types of burn--both inherently in the properties of the material, but also by trapping air between clothing layers. Conversely, ignition of the clothing may exacerbate a burn. There is hearsay that burnt clothing products within a wound may complicate the clinical management, or that materials that melt (thermoplastic materials) should not be worn if there is a burn threat. This paper explores the incidence of burn injury, the mechanisms of heat transfer to bare skin and skin covered by materials, and the published evidence for the complication of wound management by materials. Even light-weight combat clothing can offer significant protection to skin from short duration flash burns; the most vulnerable areas are the parts of the body not covered--face and hands. Multilayered combat clothing can offer significant protection for short periods from engulfment by flames; lightweight tropical wear with few layers offers little protection. Under high heat loads in the laboratory, combat clothing can ignite, but there is little evidence that clothing ignition is a common occurrence in military burn casualties. Thermoplastic materials have many benefits in civil and military clothing. There is little objective evidence that they exacerbate burns, or complicate burn management. Their use in military clothing must be based on objective evidence, not hearsay. PMID:11307683

  18. 78 FR 5717 - Safety Zone; Military Ocean Terminal Concord Safety Zone, Suisun Bay, Military Ocean Terminal...

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    2013-01-28

    ...1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Military Ocean Terminal Concord Safety Zone, Suisun Bay, Military Ocean Terminal Concord, CA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS...waters of Suisun Bay near Military Ocean Terminal Concord, CA in support of military...

  19. Evolution of Clinical Military Psychology Ethics

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Carrie H. Kennedy; Bret A. Moore

    2007-01-01

    Ethical quandaries for military psychologists are a challenge. Effective military mental health providers must have a thorough understanding of their ethics code, pertinent military instructions, military law, and the mental health laws of the countries in which they practice. This article traces the evolution of clinical military psychology ethics from World War II to present day and serves to introduce

  20. Operation: Military Kids Volunteer and Citizenship Opportunities

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    New Hampshire, University of

    Operation: Military Kids Volunteer and Citizenship Opportunities Operation: Military Kids Program Overview The New Hampshire Operation: Military Kids (OMK) program partners with the military and community organizations across the state to raise awareness of the impact the deployment cycle has on military kids

  1. Military Curricula for Vocational & Technical Education. Basic Electricity and Electronics. CANTRAC A-100-0010. Module 30: Intermediate Power Supplies; Module 31: RF, IF, and Video Amplifiers. Students Guide.

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    Chief of Naval Education and Training Support, Pensacola, FL.

    This student guidebook is designed for use with the study booklets in modules 30-31 included in the military-developed course on basic electricity and electronics. The course is one of a number of military-developed curriculum packages selected for adaptation to vocational instructional and curriculum development in a civilian setting. An…

  2. Military Education Benefits Information Military Education Benefits Office

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    Saldin, Dilano

    Military Education Benefits Information Military Education Benefits Office Mellencamp Hall, Room veteran students who wish to receive educational benefits under a federal GI Bill program must complete a VA Benefits Request form and submit it to our office. It is to your advantage to register for your

  3. Recruits' Military Preferences and Their Accommodation by the Military Services.

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    Hoehn, Arthur J.; And Others

    The research report provides information on recruits' military occupational preferences, match of military assignments to recruits' preferences, and changes that occur in these preferences between service entry and completion of basic training. Questionnaires were administered to recruits from four services just before classification interviewing…

  4. Soviet Military Awards

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    After the fall of the Soviet Union in the winter of 1991, thousands of items of Cold War paraphernalia found ready markets across the world, including the United States. High school and college students were now able to purchase the heavy wool jackets of Soviet and East German troops, and military buffs were able to acquire a number of patches, medals, and other items. The medals were often highly prized, and whether people understood the iconography and symbolism or not, they sought them out just the same. Fortunately for those interested in the wide world of Soviet military awards, there is this fine site which offers photographs and information about the various medals and their respective honors. With over 50 medals on the site, visitors can learn about the Order of October Revolution, the Pilot-Cosmonaut of USSR, and the rather curious Medal for Development of Virgin Lands, which commemorates the "young soviets" who relocated to Siberia, the Volga region, and northern Caucasus. For those whose interest is piqued by this material, there is also a newsletter that visitors can look through online.

  5. Black Ink and the New Red Power: Native American Newspapers and Tribal Sovereignty

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Patty Loew; Kelly Mella

    2005-01-01

    This research explores the relationship between Native American newspapers and tribal sovereignty. By means of a content analysis of more than a thousand environmental stories in four tribal newspapers in Wisconsin, interviews with Native American journalists, and discussions with Indian focus groups, the study examines the themes and values tribal journalists and their readers attach to sovereignty. The research suggests

  6. Native American Mobilization and the Power of Recognition: Theorizing the Effects of Political Acknowledgment

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    Stokes, DaShanne

    2012-01-01

    How recognition may empower or restrain Native American mobilization has not received sufficient scholarly attention and remains largely unexplored and under-theorized. This paper contributes a partial remedy to this oversight by explicitly theorizing how political recognition can mediate Native American collective action and lead to differential…

  7. Exposure to risk and its impact on human capital : essays on combat exposure, military labor, and conflict duration

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    Yankovich, Michael F

    2013-01-01

    This dissertation examines the impact of contemporaneous American participation in war on military labor and conflict duration. Chapter one uses variation in occupation-specific retention bonuses and mortality risks observed ...

  8. Economic Conditions of Military Families

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    Hosek, James; MacDermid Wadsworth, Shelley

    2013-01-01

    In this article, the authors found that the economic circumstances of military families are good, certainly much improved compared with even a decade ago. The military context is nonetheless challenging, with long hours, dangerous work, frequent transfers, and stressful absences during deployment. Service members receive relatively high pay and…

  9. OLED study for military applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    F. Barre; A. Chiquard; S. Faure; L. Landais; P. Patry

    2005-01-01

    The presentation deals with some applications of OLED displays in military optronic systems, which are scheduled by SAGEM DS (Defence and Security). SAGEM DS, one of the largest group in the defence and security market, is currently investigating OLED Technologies for military programs. This technology is close from being chosen for optronic equipment such as future infantry night vision goggles,

  10. Engineering geosciences and military operations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    George A. Kiersch

    1998-01-01

    The earliest recorded use of geology for the terrain assessment of the battlefield occurred at Katzback in 1813 and contributed to the defeat of Napoleon's Army. Ever since, most major military operations have utilized geologic counsel to evaluate the terrain and features or execute battle actions. The value of geologic insight was recognized in books on the military applications of

  11. 78 FR 43796 - Indebtedness of Military Personnel

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    2013-07-22

    ...Army 32 CFR Part 513 Indebtedness of Military Personnel AGENCY: Department of the...regulations concerning indebtedness of military personnel. The regulations are being...32 CFR Part 112, ``Indebtedness of Military Personnel,'' and DoD Financial...

  12. HIV in military.

    PubMed

    1996-05-31

    The House of Representatives approved a defense authorization bill that requires the Pentagon to discharge service members who test positive for HIV antibodies. This is the second measure of its kind. Last year, Rep. Robert K. Dornan (R-CA) pushed through Congress a similar measure that was repealed after encountering public opposition. President Clinton said he will veto the defense bill in its current form. The bill provides $13 billion in spending beyond the amount the Pentagon requested, resurrects plans for the Star Wars missile defense system, and rescinds Clinton's don't ask, don't tell policy toward gay men and lesbians in the military. Rep. Peter Torkildsen (R-MA) is confident that the HIV provision can be stricken when the bill goes to a House-Senate conference committee in a few weeks. PMID:11363494

  13. Toxicology and military anaesthesia.

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    Nicholson-Roberts, T C

    2010-12-01

    The combination of trauma and poisoning is a situation likely to be faced by a deployed force at some point. This article provides practical advice on how to deal with poisoned patients without deviating from the concept of damage control resuscitation. The constraints of limited diagnostics, both at the scene and clinically, and lack of antidotal therapy are fundamental to the practice of clinical toxicology. Some of the specific therapies such as atropine and oximes were not evaluated prior to their introduction and there are few randomised controlled trials of poisoned patients. Most of the diagnoses will be made on clinical grounds and most of the therapy will be supportive; this article aims to reassure military anaesthetists in the process of dealing with the poisoned trauma patient. PMID:21302652

  14. Tactical military communications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Joseph A. Brendler

    1992-01-01

    The evolution of Army tactical communications systems, starting with the formation of the Signal Corps in 1856, is outlined. The use of mobile subscriber equipment (MSE), the single channel ground and airborne radio system (SINCGARS), and the maneuver control system (MCS), among others, to support American troops in Operation Desert Storm is described, and a representative sample of signal unit

  15. 1. Photocopy of a photographca. 1920 VIEW OF AMERICAN FALLS ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    1. Photocopy of a photograph--ca. 1920 VIEW OF AMERICAN FALLS PRIOR TO CONSTRUCTION OF HYDROELECTRIC PLANTS - American Falls Water, Power & Light Company, Island Power Plant, Snake River, below American Falls Dam, American Falls, Power County, ID

  16. The perceived power: government and taxation during the American Civil War 

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    Flaherty, Jane

    2006-04-12

    This dissertation examines how the internal revenue legislation enacted during the American Civil War fostered a new role for government in society. The delegates to the 1787 Constitutional Convention constructed a system of fiscal federalism...

  17. Production of Liquid Synthetic Fuels from Carbon, Water and Nuclear Power on Ships and at Shore Bases for Military and Potential Commercial Applications

    SciTech Connect

    Locke Bogart, S. [7982 Chaucer Drive, Weeki Wachee, FL 34607 (United States); Schultz, Ken; Brown, Lloyd; Russ, Ben [General Atomics 3550 General Atomics Court, San Diego, CA 92121 (United States)

    2006-07-01

    It is demonstrable that synthetic fuels (jet/diesel/gasoline {approx_equal} (CH{sub 2}){sub n}) can be produced from carbon, water, and nuclear energy. What remains to be shown is that all system processes are scalable, integrable, and economical. Sources of carbon include but are not limited to CO{sub 2} from the atmosphere or seawater, CO{sub 2} from fossil-fired power plants, and elemental carbon from coal or biomass. For mobile defense (Navy) applications, the ubiquitous atmosphere is our chosen carbon source. For larger-scale sites such as Naval Advance Bases, the atmosphere may still be the choice should other sources not be readily available. However, at many locations suitable for defense and, potentially, commercial syn-fuel production, far higher concentrations of carbon may be available. The rationale for this study was manifold: fuel system security from terrorism and possible oil embargoes; rising demand and, eventually, peaking supply of conventional petroleum; and escalating costs and prices of fuels. For these reasons, the initial parts of the study were directed at Syn-fuel production for mobile Naval platforms and shore sites such as Rokkasho, Japan (as an exemplar). Nuclear reactors would provide the energy for H{sub 2} from water-splitting, Membrane Gas Absorption (MGA) would extract CO{sub 2} from the atmosphere, the Reverse Water-Gas Reaction (RWGR) would convert the CO{sub 2} to CO, and the resultant H{sub 2} and CO feeds would be converted to (CH{sub 2})n by the Fischer-Tropsch reaction. Many of these processes exist at commercial scale. Some, particularly MGA and RWGR, have been demonstrated at the bench-scale, requiring up-scaling. Likewise, the demonstration of an integrated system at some scale is yet to be done. For ship-based production, it has been shown that the system should be viable and, under reasonable assumptions, both scalable and economical for defense fuels. For the assumptions in the study, fuel cost estimates range from {approx} $2.55 to $4.75 per gallon with a nominal cost of {approx} $3.65 per gallon. For large installations and advanced nuclear power and hydrogen production systems (high temperature reactors and thermo-chemical hydrogen production), then fuel production might be produced at near-commercial fuel prices. For the H2-MHR and plausible assumptions and estimates of CO{sub 2} extraction and fuel synthesis capital and operating costs, such fuels might have nominal and low production costs ranging from {approx} $2.40 to $1.70 per gallon, respectively, for a Public Sector Fixed Charge Rate of 5%. Next, it was shown that for CO{sub 2} provided from a fossil-fired power plant, a CO{sub 2} 'disposal' fee of $30/tonne and a Fixed Charge Rate of 10%, then syn-fuel might be produced at {approx} $3.00 and $2.45 (nominal cost values) and $1.90 and $1.85 (low cost values) per gallon by LWRs and H2-MHRs, respectively. Last, it was shown that nuclear-produced H{sub 2} and O{sub 2} could convert coal to liquid fuels at very low cost. For a Fixed Charge Rate of 10% and nominal plant costs, fuel costs ranged from {approx} $1.60 (LWR) per gallon to {approx} $1.30 (H2-MHR) for an assumed CO{sub 2} avoidance credit of $30/Tonne. Our studies have shown that the addition of nuclear-produced hydrogen and oxygen to the coal syn-fuel process can greatly reduce CO{sub 2} production and, for modest CO{sub 2} credit, can further reduce the cost of the syn-fuel. Capturing CO{sub 2} from stack gas or even the air will further reduce the amount of CO{sub 2} that must be dealt with. This last case is independent of the price of fossil fuels and liquid fuel production costs and prices will have been capped. Of possibly even greater importance, the carbon fuel cycle will have been closed, thus minimizing or eliminating concerns with Global Climate Change. (authors)

  18. Substance Abuse in the Military

    MedlinePLUS

    ... among personnel who have been exposed to combat. Suicides and Substance Use Suicide rates in the military were traditionally lower than ... the same age range, but in 2004 the suicide rate in the U.S. Army began to climb, ...

  19. Changing Families in a Changing Military System.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hunter, Edna J., Ed.

    Recently, the military system has begun to feel the impact of the military family. Whenever sudden dramatic changes or transitions occur, crises may result either for the individual or for the institution. At present both the military system and the military family are in a period of rapid transition. Perhaps one of the most important changes that…

  20. Measuring the Cohesion of Military Communities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Peggy Mcclure; Walter Broughton

    2000-01-01

    Several trends affecting the military make the cohesion of installations increasingly problematic. At the same time, recent work in military sociology contends that greater attention should be paid to the integration of military units within the larger social entities that contain them. We report the results of a pretest conducted among 325 military personnel and spouses at an East Coast

  1. Alert-derivative bimodal space power and propulsion systems

    SciTech Connect

    Houts, M.G.; Ranken, W.A.; Buksa, J.J.; Elson, J.S.; Kidman, R.; Lee, S.K.; Motley, F.E.; Park, J.; Perry, R.T.; Poston, D.I.; Stumpf, H.J.; Willcutt, G. [Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, New Mexico 87545 (United States)

    1995-01-20

    Safe, reliable, low-mass bimodal space power and propulsion systems could have numerous civilian and military applications. This paper discusses potential bimodal systems that could be derived from the ALERT space fission power supply concept (Ranken 1990). These bimodal concepts have the potential for providing 5 to 10 kW of electrical power and a total impulse of 100 MN-s at an average specific impulse of 770 s. System mass is on the order of 1000 kg. {copyright} {ital 1995} {ital American} {ital Institute} {ital of} {ital Physics}

  2. How China will use cyber warfare to leapfrog in military competitiveness

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jason Fritz

    2008-01-01

    Extract:The People’s Republic of China (PRC) may be a global power economically but its military lacks force projection beyond the Asia Pacific region. Its traditional military hardware is one to three generations behind the US and Russia. In light of these deficiencies it is probable that cyber warfare will provide China with an asymmetric advantage to deter aggression from stronger

  3. Measurement of a Peak in the Cosmic Microwave Background Power Spectrum from the North American Test Flight of Boomerang.

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    Mauskopf; Ade; de Bernardis P; Bock; Borrill; Boscaleri; Crill; DeGasperis; De Troia G; Farese; Ferreira; Ganga; Giacometti; Hanany; Hristov; Iacoangeli; Jaffe; Lange; Lee; Masi; Melchiorri; Melchiorri; Miglio; Montroy; Netterfield; Pascale; Piacentini; Richards; Romeo; Ruhl; Scannapieco; Scaramuzzi; Stompor; Vittorio

    2000-06-20

    We describe a measurement of the angular power spectrum of anisotropies in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) at scales of 0&fdg;3 to 5 degrees from the North American test flight of the Boomerang experiment. Boomerang is a balloon-borne telescope with a bolometric receiver designed to map CMB anisotropies on a long-duration balloon flight. During a 6 hr test flight of a prototype system in 1997, we mapped more than 200 deg(2) at high Galactic latitudes in two bands centered at 90 and 150 GHz with a resolution of 26&arcmin; and 16&farcm;5 FWHM, respectively. Analysis of the maps gives a power spectrum with a peak at angular scales of 1 degrees with an amplitude 70 µK(CMB). PMID:10859118

  4. Reacting to nuclear power systems in space: American public protests over outer planetary probes since the 1980s

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    Launius, Roger D.

    2014-03-01

    The United States has pioneered the use of nuclear power systems for outer planetary space probes since the 1970s. These systems have enabled the Viking landings to reach the surface of Mars and both Pioneers 10 and 11 and Voyagers 1 and 2 to travel to the limits of the solar system. Although the American public has long been concerned about safety of these systems, in the 1980s a reaction to nuclear accidents - especially the Soviet Cosmos 954 spacecraft destruction and the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant accidents - heightened awareness about the hazards of nuclear power and every spacecraft launch since that time has been contested by opponents of nuclear energy. This has led to a debate over the appropriateness of the use of nuclear power systems for spacecraft. It has also refocused attention on the need for strict systems of control and rigorous checks and balances to assure safety. This essay describes the history of space radioisotope power systems, the struggles to ensure safe operations, and the political confrontation over whether or not to allow the launch the Galileo and Cassini space probes to the outer planets. Effectively, these efforts have led to the successful flights of 12 deep space planetary probes, two-thirds of them operated since the accidents of Cosmos 954, Three Mile Island, and Chernobyl.

  5. Enacting Red Power: The Consummatory Function in Native American Protest Rhetoric.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lake, Randall A.

    1983-01-01

    Analyzes the American Indian Movement (AIM) with respect to (1) the role of tradition in AIM demands; (2) militant Indian rhetoric as a form of ritual self-address; (3) how Indian religious/cultural beliefs restrict the ability of language to persuade Whites; and (4) how militant Indian rhetoric fulfills its function. (PD)

  6. The Power of Peers: Influences on Postsecondary Education Planning and Experiences of African American Students

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    Holland, Nicole E.

    2011-01-01

    This investigation demonstrates the effect that peers have on students' academic engagement and educational aspirations. Forty-nine African American university students retrospectively discuss the manner by which their friends influenced their academic commitment and activity while in high school; their postsecondary education aspirations,…

  7. The power of compassion: Truth-telling among American doctors in the care of dying patients

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Naoko T. Miyaji

    1993-01-01

    The perceptions of American doctors about their practice regarding truth-telling in the care of dying patients were examined based on semi-structured interviews with 32 physicians in a teaching hospital. The doctors inform patients of their disease using three basic styles; 'telling what patients want to know', 'telling what patients need to know' and 'translating information into terms that patients can

  8. Being a Korean Studying Koreans in an American School: Reflections on Culture, Power, and Ideology

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lim, Minjung

    2012-01-01

    Recent debates on situated knowledge highlight the issue of the researcher's position in the research process, challenging the traditional assumption of the insider/outsider dichotomy. Drawing on my fieldwork among Korean immigrant parents in an American school, I describe my shifting positions in negotiation and scrutinize the ways my reflexivity…

  9. Eliminating Health Disparities in the African American Population: The Interface of Culture, Gender, and Power

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Airhihenbuwa, Collins O.; Liburd, Leandris

    2006-01-01

    Since the release of former Secretary Margaret Heckler's "Secretary's Task Force Report on Black and Minority Health" more than two decades ago, excess death from chronic diseases and other conditions between African Americans and Whites have increased. The conclusion of that report emphasized excess death and thus clinical care, paying little…

  10. American Indian Geographies of Identity and Power: At the Crossroads of Indigena and Mestizaje.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Grande, Sandy Marie Anglas

    2000-01-01

    Asserts that critical pedagogy fails to consider indigenous perspectives and calls for critical theorists to reexamine epistemological foundations. Urges American Indian scholars to bring their perspectives into this dialogue in order to redefine identity, democracy, and social justice. (Contains 65 references.) (SK)

  11. Economic conditions of military families.

    PubMed

    Hosek, James; Wadsworth, Shelley MacDermid

    2013-01-01

    For military children and their families, the economic news is mostly good. After a period of steady pay increases, James Hosek and Shelley MacDermid Wadsworth write, service members typically earn more than civilians with a comparable level of education. Moreover, they receive many other benefits that civilians often do not, including housing allowances, subsidized child care, tuition assistance, and top-of-the-line comprehensive health care. Of course, service members tend to work longer hours than civilians do, and they are exposed to hazards that civilians rarely, if ever, face. The extra pay they receive when they are deployed to combat zones helps their families cope financially but cannot alleviate the stress. Though service members are relatively well paid, the military lifestyle takes a toll on the earnings of their spouses. Chiefly because the military requires service members to move frequently, spouses' careers are regularly interrupted, and employers are hesitant to offer them jobs that require a large investment in training or a long learning curve. More military spouses than comparable civilian spouses are either unemployed or work fewer hours than they would like, and military spouses overall tend to earn less than their civilian counterparts. Despite the military's relatively high pay, some service members and their families--particularly among the junior enlisted ranks--report financial distress, and a handful even qualify for food stamps. Moreover, precisely because military pay tends to be higher than civilian pay, families may see a drop in income when a service member leaves the armed forces. Finally, the pay increases of recent years have slowed, and force cutbacks are coming; both of these factors will alter the financial picture for service members, possibly for the worse. PMID:25518691

  12. Strategy: Korea's Military Cyber Security Issues and Tasks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Tae-hoi Huh; Sangho Lee; Woo-Young Chang

    2007-01-01

    with rapid development of science and technology and the evolution of information revolution, International security environment is being reshaped. Important factors that determine national security competence—military operations, intelligence information on advanced weapons and enemy forces, economic activities that form the poles of national power, government's major systems—are exposed to hostile cyber attacks or accidental intrusions. Therefore, protecting information systems has

  13. Assessing public opinion toward the military. Research report

    SciTech Connect

    Foster, C.H.

    1985-05-01

    Opinions and attitudes of the US public toward its military have shifted over the years from strong admiration to fear and contempt. A number of historical and cultural events have helped shape public opinion. Although public opinion is not predicated solely on what happens in an historical and cultural sense, it should be analyzed and documented on the premise that public opinion affects national power, and those things which affect national power are within the realm of interest of the military and national government. A perhaps frightening aspect of the dynamics of shifting public opinion is the dynamics of shifting public opinion is the uncontrolled nature of the shifts and the resultant impact on national power. Also influencing public opinion are developments in weapons and military technology, the massive Soviet propaganda effort, and the mass communications media. This paper is written with the purpose of raising the level of awareness of military and national leaders to the threat to national power which, although lying subtly out of view because it does not pose and immediate threat to our security, nonetheless offers a formidable challenge now. A broad proposal would lay the foundation for proper research and development. (Author)

  14. Classification of Military Ground Vehicles Using Time Domain Harmonics' Amplitudes

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Peter E. William; Michael W. Hoffman

    2011-01-01

    In the context of the United Nations peacekeeping op- erations, we developed an energy-efficient method for the detection and classification of military vehicles using a group of wireless sen- sors. The method is adequate for low-power unattended sensors which perform sensing, feature extraction, and classification in a standalone scenario. Harmonics' amplitudes approximating the harmonic signature of the time domain acoustic

  15. Review Article: Military Space Policy: Debating the Future

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Roger Handberg

    2004-01-01

    Colonel Bruce M. DeBlois, USAF (ed), Beyond the Paths of Heaven: The Emergence of Space Power Thought (Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, 1999). Benjamin S. Lambeth, Mastering the Ultimate High Ground: Next Steps in the Military Uses of Space (Santa Monica, CA: RAND, 2003). Major M.V. Smith, USAF, Ten Propositions Regarding Spacepower (Maxwell AFB, AL: Air University Press, 2002).

  16. 14 CFR 61.73 - Military pilots or former military pilots: Special rules.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...receiving flight training. (2) Has passed the military competency aeronautical...undergraduate pilot training school and received...qualification as a military pilot. (3...graduated from a military undergraduate pilot training school from...

  17. When More Power Makes Actors Worse off: Turning a Profit in the American Economy

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Piskorski, Mikolaj Jan; Casciaro, Tiziana

    2006-01-01

    We propose a theory which predicts that an increase in an actor's relative power reduces the actor's rewards in high mutual dependence dyads. Our argument is based on the premise that higher relative power gives the more powerful actor a greater share of surplus, but it also reduces dyadic exchange frequency, which lowers the expected magnitude of…

  18. CIVIL-MILITARY GAP AND MILITARY EFFECTIVENESS: THE IMPACT OF IDEOLOGY AND MILITARY EXPERIENCE GAP ON DEFENSE SPENDING IN THE UNITED STATES, 1952-2000

    E-print Network

    Lee, Byeonggu

    2010-01-01

    -military gap for military effectiveness. This dissertation attempted to fill this void by examining the impact of ideology and military experience gap on defense spending, an element of military effectiveness. This study employed two measurements...

  19. The Power of the Voice: Listening to Mexican and Central American Immigrant Experiences (1997-2010)

    E-print Network

    Thornton, Megan L.

    2010-04-27

    the dominance of English and offer a space of belonging to readers and speakers of Spanish. In Roque Ramírez’s analysis of two gay Latino immigrant acts in San Francisco, he suggests that writing and producing immigrant texts in Spanish is a critical...-political conflicts and solidarity movements. The Central American revolutionary struggles, in particular, created a space for refugees and migrants to tell their stories through the transnational Sanctuary Movement during the 1980s that was supported...

  20. American prisoner of war policy and practice from the Revolutionary War to the War on Terror 

    E-print Network

    Springer, Paul Joseph

    2006-08-16

    .S. military has often sought the most expedient methods of maintaining prisoners, a practice that has led to accusations of neglect. In the nineteenth century, American wars were typically fought upon the North American continent and were limited in scope...

  1. Nonpetroleum mobility fuels and military-energy self-sufficiency

    SciTech Connect

    Freiwald, D.A.; Barattino, W.J.

    1981-01-01

    Nonpetroleum hydrocarbon fuels will likely serve as transition fuels for a few decades after petroleum sources become scarce. But nonpetroleum hydrocarbon fuels are ultimately either nonrenewable (e.g., coal and oil shale synfuels) or are inefficient to produce. Nuclear sources (supplemented by solar, geothermal, etc., as available) for electric power generation and hydrogen production provide a combination that can be used for military energy needs including mobility fuels, namely liquid hydrogen. This approach can give the military energy self-sufficiency for stationary needs as well as ground vehicles, ships, and aircraft. System integration concepts are discussed, and concepts for a methodology to evaluate source-to-use pathways for different classes of military bases are outlined.

  2. American Journal of Physics Resource Letters - The Future of Nuclear Power

    SciTech Connect

    Parks, Cecil V [ORNL; Flanagan, George F [ORNL; Kulynych, George E [ORNL

    2010-01-01

    This Resource Letter is intended to summarize the status of nuclear power in the world today, prospects of significant expansion of nuclear power over the next several decades, the planning of and forecasts for the addition of new power reactors, and issues surrounding the addition of these new reactors. Owing to the breadth of this subject, the list of references includes journal articles, web pages, and reports to guide the reader on the subject. The subject of nuclear power and its related issues are dynamic, so the most current information is likely to be found on reputable websites.

  3. Windchill index and military applications.

    PubMed

    Santee, William R

    2002-07-01

    A new Windchill Apparent Temperature (WCT) has been introduced to replace the Windchill Index (WCI) and Windchill Equivalent Temperature (WCET) used to quantify cold exposure. From the time of its introduction the WCI has been criticized on scientific grounds. Despite a history of criticism, the WCI and the derived WCET have been adopted by military and civilian organizations to characterize the hazards presented by exposure to cold environments. However, the military has specific needs that differ from those of the civilian population. Thus, additional weather products and devices, including thermoregulatory models, environmental monitors, and personal physiological status monitors, are available to supplement the revised WCT. PMID:12137109

  4. Pilot Study to determine interest of adult civilian dependants of active duty military personnel in participation in a weight control program

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Adult civilian dependents of active duty military personnel (ADMP) may play a central role in influencing the home food environment and the risk of overweight and obesity in American Warfighters and military families. However, there is no information on whether this group would be receptive to weigh...

  5. Translating an evidence-based diabetes education approach into rural african-american communities: the "wisdom, power, control" program.

    PubMed

    Peńa-Purcell, Ninfa C; Jiang, Luohua; Ory, Marcia G; Hollingsworth, Ryan

    2015-05-01

    Purpose. The aim of this exploratory study was to assess the efficacy of the "Wisdom, Power, Control" diabetes self-management education (DSME) program with regard to diabetes knowledge, self-efficacy, self-care, distress level, and A1C in an African-American population. Methods. A prospective, quasi-experimental, repeated-measure design was employed to measure these outcomes. Study participants were assessed at baseline, 6 weeks post-intervention, and at a 3-month A1C follow-up. Results. A total of 103 participants were recruited from the intervention counties, and 14 were identified from the control counties. At the post-test, participants in the intervention group reported a significantly higher level of diabetes knowledge (? = 9.2%, P <0.0001), higher self-efficacy (? = 0.60, P <0.0001), more self-care behaviors (? = 0.48, P <0.0001), lower distress level (? = -0.15, P = 0.05), and higher health status (? = 0.49, P = <0.0001). About 56% of the intervention group completed all six classes, and 25% attended five classes. Conclusions. Findings from this study demonstrate the initial success of translating a culturally adapted DSME program into rural African-American communities. The study highlights important lessons learned in the process of implementing this type of program in a real-world setting with a minority population. PMID:25987809

  6. The military gynecologist in low-intensity conflict environment.

    PubMed

    Wittich, A C

    1993-04-01

    U.S. military medical personnel have been assigned to Honduras since August 1983. While reserve components have 2-week assignments and Air Force medics receive 3-month assignments, U.S. Army medical personnel are assigned for 6-month tours. Duties include rendering medical care and air evacuation capability to all U.S. Forces in the Central American area of operations, conducting medical civic action programs termed MEDRETES, and assisting the host government in developing and conducting a health care system for indigent rural Hondurans. Gynecological care to women soldiers assigned to this low-intensity conflict environment and gynecological surgery capability for indigent Hondurans has been one important aspect of the military medical presence. PMID:8479639

  7. Condom use negotiation in heterosexual African American adults: responses to types of social power-based strategies.

    PubMed

    Otto-Salaj, Laura; Reed, Barbara; Brondino, Michael J; Gore-Felton, Cheryl; Kelly, Jeffrey A; Stevenson, L Yvonne

    2008-01-01

    This study examined gender differences and preferences in the use of and response to six different styles of condom use negotiation with a hypothetical sexual partner of the opposite gender. Participants were 51 heterosexually active African American adults attending an inner-city community center. Participants completed a semistructured qualitative interview in which they were presented with six negotiation strategies based on Raven's 1992 Power/Interaction Model of Interpersonal Influence. Results showed that female participants responded best to referent, reward, and legitimate strategies, and worst to informational tactics. Male participants responded best to reward strategies, and worst to coercion to use condoms. Further, responses given by a subset of participants indicated that use of negotiation tactics involving coercion to use condoms may result in negative or angry reactions. Response to strategies may vary with the value of the relationship as viewed by the target of negotiation. Implications for HIV prevention efforts are discussed. PMID:18569536

  8. Our Men Are Grinding Out: A Qualitative Examination of Sex Ratio Imbalances, Relationship Power, and Low-Income African American Women's Health

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jean M. Breny Bontempi; Eugenia Eng; Sandra Crouse Quinn

    2008-01-01

    In the United States, the number of HIV\\/AIDS cases among women of color is increasing, with African American women now comprising 60% of all female AIDS cases. Scholars have attributed this imbalance to social factors. The aim of this study was to explore the impact that relationship power has on heterosexual women's ability to practice safer sex. Five focus groups

  9. Soft Power as the New Norm: How the Chinese-Russian Strategic Partnership (Soft) Balances American Hegemony in an Era of Unipolarity

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chaka Ferguson

    2011-01-01

    This study explores how great powers not allied with the United States formulate their grand strategies in a unipolar international system. Specifically, it analyzes the strategies China and Russia have developed to deal with U.S. hegemony by examining how Moscow and Beijing have responded to American intervention in Central Asia. The study argues that China and Russia have adopted a

  10. Soft power as the new norm: How the Chinese-Russian strategic partnership (soft) balances American hegemony in an era of unipolarity

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chaka Ferguson

    2011-01-01

    This study explores how great powers not allied with the United States formulate their grand strategies in a unipolar international system. Specifically, it analyzes the strategies China and Russia have developed to deal with U.S. hegemony by examining how Moscow and Beijing have responded to American intervention in Central Asia. The study argues that China and Russia have adopted a

  11. 32 CFR 575.1 - Military Academy.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...Department of Tactics. (b) Mission. The mission of the United States Military...training. In accomplishing its mission, the Military Academy strives...sound education in the arts and sciences requisite for continued...

  12. 32 CFR 575.1 - Military Academy.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...Department of Tactics. (b) Mission. The mission of the United States Military...training. In accomplishing its mission, the Military Academy strives...sound education in the arts and sciences requisite for continued...

  13. 32 CFR 575.1 - Military Academy.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...Department of Tactics. (b) Mission. The mission of the United States Military...training. In accomplishing its mission, the Military Academy strives...sound education in the arts and sciences requisite for continued...

  14. Plastic packaging for military contractors

    Microsoft Academic Search

    K. S. Hill

    1996-01-01

    How does one change the Plastic Encapsulated Microcircuit (PEM) paradigm for a Military contractor? First, one must understand why PEMs should be used, and how they differ from their ceramic counterparts. Next, reliable assembly and mounting techniques must be understood, customer approval for their use must be obtained, and any hidden requirements or risks must be identified. This study demonstrated

  15. Military Deployments: Evaluating Teacher Knowledge

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Thomas, Richard M.

    2011-01-01

    This mixed method study examined the possible influence of a military deployment online tutorial on teacher knowledge. DoDEA and public school teachers were the two groups used for the study. From this exploratory study, the researcher also wanted to explore if teachers would find professional development provided in an online tutorial relevant…

  16. Military Education: Models from Antiquity

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Strauss, Barry

    2008-01-01

    Unlike Westerners today, the Greeks and Romans put military training at the heart of their educational system. Examining the ancients' preoccupation with the inculcation of soldierly skills and disciplines, Professor Strauss asks whether we can find profit in their example. (Contains 7 footnotes.)

  17. Are Our Military Alliances Meaningful?

    Microsoft Academic Search

    George S. McGovern

    1969-01-01

    Between 1945 and 1949, motivated by fear of world communism, the United States negotiated pacts which tied its defense posture to the military security of forty-two other nations. World conditions have changed radically since that time. The Sino-Soviet dispute and East European developments have shown that a monolithic Communist bloc does not exist. West Europe and Japan have recovered economically

  18. The Caltech Political Military Exercise.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Munger, E. S.; And Others

    The Caltech political military exercise (PME) is a game in which players assume roles of leaders of various countries and attempt to act as they think these leaders would in a time of international crises. The main purposes of the exercise are (1) to provide students with an experience in crisis diplomacy and policy formation, and (2) to provide a…

  19. Soviet military strategy in space

    SciTech Connect

    Johnson, N.L.

    1987-01-01

    This book examines the Soviet military space effort from its infancy in the 1950s to the spy craft and anti-satellite systems of today. It describes in detail the Soviet equivalents of the U.S. Star Wars program and explains technical and political issues in laymen's terms. A full text of major arms control agreements completes the volume.

  20. Cognitive Science and Military Training.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Halff, Henry M.; And Others

    1986-01-01

    Four new military training systems offer the opportunity for the application of cognitive science. They are the following: (1) a family of memorization games; (2) a simulator with a graphic, schematic student interface; (3) a system for solving problems of relative motion; and (4) a method of building cognitive skills for air-intercept control.…

  1. Reexamining some management lessons from military history

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David Ahlstrom; David Lamond; Zhujun Ding

    2009-01-01

    Military history has provided a number of useful metaphors for management, such as positioning, blue ocean strategy, defensible\\u000a perimeters, and fighting the last war, among others. In spite of this rich tradition and the detailed writings on the military,\\u000a management research has actually made a rather truncated use of military history. This includes the selective use of military\\u000a metaphors, and

  2. 32 CFR 9.2 - Establishment of Military Commissions.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...MILITARY COMMISSIONS PROCEDURES FOR TRIALS BY MILITARY COMMISSIONS OF CERTAIN NON-UNITED STATES CITIZENS IN THE WAR AGAINST TERRORISM § 9.2 Establishment of Military Commissions. In accordance with the President's Military Order, the Secretary...

  3. Military keynote: wargames, preemption and a lot of other curious behavior

    Microsoft Academic Search

    James F. Dunnigan

    2003-01-01

    Wargames have been used by the American military for over a century. And for good reason, they work. A wargame is an attempt to get a jump on the future by obtaining a better understanding of the present and the past. A wargame is a combination of \\

  4. Tying the Yellow Ribbon: How School Psychologists and Educators Can Support Military Families

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Anweiler, Justin

    2008-01-01

    Tying a yellow ribbon around the tree in one's front yard or placing a magnet on one's car is more than just a show of support. It is a promise to American military around the world that one is ready and able to support them in their time of need just as they have supported the country. Educators, including school psychologists, are especially…

  5. The U.S. use of military intervention to promote democracy: Evaluating the record

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Margaret G. Hermann; Charles W. Kegley Jr

    1998-01-01

    Given the foreign policy priority that the Clinton administration has placed on the “enlargement” of the democratic community, a relevant question is whether military intervention is an effective instrument for achieving such a purpose. This research explores the impact of American interventions since 1945 on the political systems of the targets. What happens when U.S. presidents pursue “pro?liberalization policies” through

  6. Still training to torture? US training of military forces from Latin America

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ruth Blakeley

    2006-01-01

    It is widely assumed that the School of the Americas (soa), a US training school for Latin American military forces, advocated repression during the Cold War. To demonstrate this, previous research has tended to focus on establishing correlations between training and specific human rights abuses by individuals trained at soa. A stronger case can be made through detailed analysis of

  7. Tecumseh. The Story of an American Indian.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Schraff, Anne

    Tecumseh, famed for his skills as an orator, warrior, military strategist, and leader of his Shawnee people, has been called one of the great American leaders. In 1812 he assembled 3,000 warriors from 32 American Indian tribes in an effort to save the Indian lands from the onslaught of the white soldiers and settlers. It was the largest Indian…

  8. American Acts of Force: Results and Misperceptions

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ralph K. White

    1998-01-01

    This article examines and evaluates the apparent results of 12 prominent examples of American acts of force ranging from its entry into World War I to North American Treaty Organization’s (NATO) massive air strike that ended the war in Bosnia. The values in terms of which I judge them are military success (to the extent that it promotes other values),

  9. Power System Dynamic Performance Advancement From History of North American Blackouts

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. G. Farmer; E. H. Allen

    2006-01-01

    A summary of four major blackouts experienced in North America from 1965 to 2003 is presented. For each of the four blackouts, the lessons learned and resulting practices that relate to power system dynamic performance are discussed

  10. TRICARE Military Treatment Facilities (MTF) Locator

    MedlinePLUS

    ... Find a Military Hospital or Clinic Need Larger Text? Find a Military Hospital or Clinic Military hospitals ... styleMaker1 = new StyledMarker({ styleIcon: new StyledIcon(StyledIconTypes.MARKER, { text: facility_number }, styleIconClass), position: new google.maps.LatLng( ...

  11. Support for Military Families and Communities

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hoshmand, Lisa Tsoi; Hoshmand, Andrea L.

    2007-01-01

    This is a call for community psychologists to engage in research, consultation, and program development and evaluation in supporting military families and communities. Barriers to such involvement are identified and discussed. It is argued that the needs of military families and communities cannot be ignored when military and civilian communities…

  12. Intermountain West Military Lands Planting Guide

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    This guide provides recommendations on plant materials for Department of Defense (DoD) land restoration at military facilties in the Intermountain West of the United States. These guidelines provide military land managers new options for revegetating military training lands. Most other guides for l...

  13. Suicide and the Military Justice System.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Lande, Raymond G.

    1992-01-01

    Notes that U.S. military policies emphasize humanitarian approach to issue of suicide, yet military law may view suicidal behavior as deviant and may prosecute suicide attempters. Cites convictions of soldiers for attempted and assisted suicides. Reviews recent court decisions and suggests revisions in military law. (Author/NB)

  14. 5 CFR 831.301 - Military service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Military service. 831.301 Section 831... Credit for Service § 831.301 Military service. (a) Service of an individual...The employee or Member is not receiving military retired pay awarded for reasons...

  15. 5 CFR 842.306 - Military service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Military service. 842.306 Section 842... Credit for Service § 842.306 Military service. (a) Except as provided...of 1986, an employee's or Member's military service is creditable if it was...

  16. 5 CFR 831.301 - Military service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Military service. 831.301 Section 831... Credit for Service § 831.301 Military service. (a) Service of an individual...The employee or Member is not receiving military retired pay awarded for reasons...

  17. OPTIMIZING MILITARY AIRLIFT STEVEN F. BAKER

    E-print Network

    Morton, David

    OPTIMIZING MILITARY AIRLIFT STEVEN F. BAKER Department of Management, U.S. Air Force Academy, USAF-scale military deployment, including aerial refueling, tactical (intracontinental) aircraft shuttles of airfields. In a large-scale military deployment, massive amounts of equipment and large numbers of personnel

  18. University of Utah REQUEST FOR MILITARY LEAVE

    E-print Network

    Provancher, William

    1/07 University of Utah REQUEST FOR MILITARY LEAVE Employee Information Name: Empl ID #: Home Address: City: ST: ZIP: Email Address: Phone: Type of Military Leave Dates of Leave Annual Reservist Training Military Duty Begin Date Expected End Date _____/_____/_____ _____/_____/_____ Certification

  19. 5 CFR 842.306 - Military service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Military service. 842.306 Section 842... Credit for Service § 842.306 Military service. (a) Except as provided...of 1986, an employee's or Member's military service is creditable if it was...

  20. 5 CFR 842.306 - Military service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Military service. 842.306 Section 842... Credit for Service § 842.306 Military service. (a) Except as provided...of 1986, an employee's or Member's military service is creditable if it was...

  1. 31 CFR 29.333 - Military service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Military service. 29.333 Section 29.333...PROGRAMS Split Benefits § 29.333 Military service. (a) For employees who...on or before June 30, 1997, and whose military service was performed prior to that...

  2. 31 CFR 29.333 - Military service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false Military service. 29.333 Section 29.333...Satisfied by June 30, 1997 § 29.333 Military service. (a) For employees who...on or before June 30, 1997, and whose military service was performed prior to that...

  3. US Military Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Programs and Careers of Military Child Psychiatrists.

    PubMed

    Weston, Christina G; Dougherty, Joseph G; Nelson, Suzie C; Baker, Matthew J; Chow, Jennifer C

    2015-08-01

    Military child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP) fellowship programs offer educational experiences universal to all civilian training programs in the USA. They also offer unique training opportunities not found in civilian CAP fellowships in order to prepare graduates to serve the needs of military families. Military-specific curricula and exposures prepare trainees to address various issues faced by military families, in contending with frequent military moves, parental deployments, and disrupted social ties. Curricula are also designed to provide the psychiatrist with a greater understanding of the rigors of military service. CAP training and subsequent assignments prepare military psychiatrists for diverse career paths in the military environment. CAP military careers often include duties in addition to treating patients. Administrative roles, academic teaching positions, as well as school consultation positions are all career options available to military CAP. PMID:25804354

  4. American Recovery & Reinvestment Act: Fuel Cell Hybrid Power Packs and Hydrogen Refueling for Lift Trucks

    SciTech Connect

    Block, Gus

    2011-07-31

    HEB Grocery Company, Inc. (H-E-B) is a privately-held supermarket chain with 310 stores throughout Texas and northern Mexico. H-E-B converted 14 of its lift reach trucks to fuel cell power using Nuvera Fuel Cells’ PowerEdge™ units to verify the value proposition and environmental benefits associated with the technology. Issues associated with the increasing power requirements of the distribution center operation, along with high ambient temperature in the summer and other operating conditions (such as air quality and floor surface condition), surfaced opportunities for improving Nuvera’s PowerEdge fuel cell system design in high-throughput forklift environments. The project included on-site generation of hydrogen from a steam methane reformer, called PowerTap™ manufactured by Nuvera. The hydrogen was generated, compressed and stored in equipment located outside H-E-B’s facility, and provided to the forklifts by hydrogen dispensers located in high forklift traffic areas. The PowerEdge fuel cell units logged over 25,300 operating hours over the course of the two-year project period. The PowerTap hydrogen generator produced more than 11,100 kg of hydrogen over the same period. Hydrogen availability at the pump was 99.9%. H-E-B management has determined that fuel cell forklifts help alleviate several issues in its distribution centers, including truck operator downtime associated with battery changing, truck and battery maintenance costs, and reduction of grid electricity usage. Data collected from this initial installation demonstrated a 10% productivity improvement, which enabled H-E-B to make economic decisions on expanding the fleet of PowerEdge and PowerTap units in the fleet, which it plans to undertake upon successful demonstration of the new PowerEdge reach truck product. H-E-B has also expressed interst in other uses of hydrogen produced on site in the future, such as for APUs used in tractor trailers and refrigerated transport trucks in its fleet.

  5. The Promising Intersection of Power and Ethics: The Superintendency As Transformed by Euro-American Women.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Brunner, C. Cryss

    This paper asks: Which of the alternative views that women bring to the position of superintendent have the potential to change the nature of the position itself? The paper examines the classical "feminine" definition of power in light of its potential to support an ethical practice not often attributed to superintendents of schools, namely, an…

  6. The Roman Military Sites of Britain

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Peter Green, a military history enthusiast, has created The Roman Military Sites of Britain to provide location information and background material on the history of the Roman Army's occupation of Britain. This handsome site contains five gazetteers, organized by region, which summarize important Roman military sites and link to detailed maps. A collection of contemporary photographs provides visitors with a view of the physical surroundings of the sites. In addition to the historic geographic information, this site also introduces the organization of the Roman Army from the first century to the fifth century, explains Roman military terms and unit names, describes typical Roman military sites, and summarizes major military events in Britain during the Roman occupation. For visitors who desire more information, Green supplies a general reading list about the history of Britain and its relation to the Roman army as well as an extensive Roman military bibliography of Britain.

  7. [Volgograd military hospital--70 years].

    PubMed

    Novikov, V Ia; Alborov, Z Ts

    2012-01-01

    History of the Volgograd military hospital dates back to July 24, 1941, when on the basis of the regional children's bone tuberculosis sanatorium in Krasnodar was transformed into 2150th military hospital consisted of 240 beds. Since May 1944 relocated in the city of Stalingrad became a garrison hospital. Today the hospital is a multidisciplinary health centre of the Russian Defense Ministry. Annually, the hospital performed at least 3000 surgical procedures, including more than 37%--are complex. In surgery, improved endovideosurgical direction, over 31% of emergency operations performed using this method. Since December 2009 the hospital became a structural division of the District Hospital in 1602 in Rostov on Don. The close connection between the branch and district hospital allows for complex diagnostic situations to consult leading experts, including consultation, thus ensuring the most effective treatment results. PMID:22545455

  8. Patriotism in American Overseas Schools: What Ought to Be Taught

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wiles, Dean

    2006-01-01

    Thousands of U.S. citizens live abroad in communities whose mission is to support the nation's military and diplomatic corps. Many members of these overseas communities are deployed for many months at a time in support of U.S. military missions, and many of those so deployed will be parents of students in American overseas schools. Under these…

  9. The Military Assistance Training Program

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Ernest W. Lefever

    1976-01-01

    The Military Assistance Training Program has been and is a low-cost, low-risk foreign policy instrument that has served the United States interest in interstate stability and has provided a valuable channel of communication and in fluence with a significant elite, especially in the Third World. In the past 25 years, the program has reached over 450,000 officers and men from

  10. DOD Dictionary of Military Terms

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Defense Technical Information Center (U.S.)

    The US Department of Defense Defense Technical Information Center provides this handy dictionary, derived from Joint Publication 1-02, "DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms." Users can browse the dictionary alphabetically or search it. Definitions are terse but clear. Cross references are provided but, unfortunately, not hyperlinked at this time. The dictionary also contains both terms and acronyms & abbreviations. The latter two can be browsed or searched separately from a link on the dictionary page.

  11. 1. Historic American Buildings Survey Frederick A. Eastman, Photographer January ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    1. Historic American Buildings Survey Frederick A. Eastman, Photographer January 1938 GENERAL VIEW FROM STREET - SOUTHWEST - Ballantyne Robinson House, Military Plaza (141 South Fifth Avenue), Tucson, Pima County, AZ

  12. 2. Historic American Buildings Survey Frederick A. Eastman, Photographer January ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    2. Historic American Buildings Survey Frederick A. Eastman, Photographer January 1938 VIEW OF WEST FACADE FROM STREET (FRONT) - Ballantyne Robinson House, Military Plaza (141 South Fifth Avenue), Tucson, Pima County, AZ

  13. Japanese power electronics inverter technology and its impact on the American air conditioning industry

    SciTech Connect

    Ushimaru, Kenji.

    1990-08-01

    Since 1983, technological advances and market growth of inverter- driven variable-speed heat pumps in Japan have been dramatic. The high level of market penetration was promoted by a combination of political, economic, and trade policies in Japan. A unique environment was created in which the leading domestic industries-- microprocessor manufacturing, compressors for air conditioning and refrigerators, and power electronic devices--were able to direct the development and market success of inverter-driven heat pumps. As a result, leading US variable-speed heat pump manufacturers should expect a challenge from the Japanese producers of power devices and microprocessors. Because of the vertically-integrated production structure in Japan, in contrast to the out-sourcing culture of the United States, price competition at the component level (such as inverters, sensors, and controls) may impact the structure of the industry more severely than final product sales. 54 refs., 47 figs., 1 tab.

  14. American National Standard: for determining design basis flooding at power-reactor sites

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1981-02-17

    This document presents a standard to establish design basis flooding for nuclear safety-related features at power reactor sites. Methodology is described to evaluate the flood having virtually no risk of exceedance that may be caused by: precipitation and snowmelt and any resulting dam failures; seismically induced dam failures; surge or seiche and attendant wind-generated wave activity; or a reasonable combination of these events.

  15. Study of small civil turbofan engines applicable to military trainer airplanes

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Heldenbrand, R. W.; Merrill, G. L.; Burnett, G. A.

    1975-01-01

    Small turbofan engine design concepts were applied to military trainer airplanes to establish the potential for commonality between civil and military engines. Several trainer configurations were defined and studied. A ""best'' engine was defined for the trainer mission, and sensitivity analyses were performed to determine the effects on airplane size and efficiency of wing loading, power loading, configuration, aerodynamic quality, and engine quality. It is concluded that a small civil aircraft is applicable to military trainer airplanes. Aircraft designed with these engines are smaller, less costly, and more efficient than existing trainer aircraft.

  16. Development of military lasers for optical countermeasures in the mid-IR

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sijan, Andrew

    2009-09-01

    The utility of military mid-IR lasers, particularly in the area of countermeasures, is well understood and practical laser systems have been fielded which currently provide protection to a wide number of military platform types. Technical performance, efficiency and power for these lasers, has driven current production designs to utilise diode pumped solid state lasers (DPSSLs) with wavelength conversion through non-linear crystals. In this paper, we review the development of laser technologies which have potential to form the basis of the next generation of IRCM lasers, in particular, fibrepumped solid state lasers, optically pumped semiconductor lasers (OPSLs) and quantum cascade lasers (QCLs). Moreover, this review will focus on the relative merits of the technologies for engineering and productionisation of a military laser system, and address those issues most relevant for design and manufacture for the military environment. These include not only technical performance, power and efficiency, but also thermal management, mass, volume, cost and overall complexity for manufacture.

  17. Cardiac autonomic function reveals adaptation to military training

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jukka Huovinen; Heikki Kyrolainen; Vesa Linnamo; Minna Tanskanen; Hannu Kinnunen; Keijo Hakkinen; Mikko Tulppo

    2011-01-01

    The last 4 weeks of basic military training are very stressful. We tested the hypothesis that changes in cardiac autonomic function during this period are associated with changes in maximal oxygen uptake and\\/or serum hormonal concentrations in male conscripts (n=22). Cardiac vagal autonomic function was assessed by measuring the high-frequency (0.15–0.4 Hz) spectral power of R–R intervals. Maximal oxygen uptake

  18. Demographic study of military selection in the state of Ohio, 1917-1919 

    E-print Network

    Saberian, Michael Reza

    2006-04-12

    of the Provost Marshal General to the Secretary of War: On the First Draft under the Selective-Service Act, 1917 (Washington: Government Printing Office, 1918), 59. 7 CHAPTER II ETHNICITY AND MILITARY SELECTION In the past decade, research on World War... Americans and the World War: With Special emphasis on Ohio?s German Language Press (Columbus: F. S. Heer Printing Co., 1936). 7 Crowder, Report of the Provost Marshal General to the Secretary of War, 56. 8 suppose that in the event of a military...

  19. Causes of sudden death in young female military recruits.

    PubMed

    Eckart, Robert E; Scoville, Stephanie L; Shry, Eric A; Potter, Robert N; Tedrow, Usha

    2006-06-15

    This study sought to examine the incidence of sudden death in a large, multiethnic cohort of young women. Approximately 852,300 women entered basic military training from 1977 to 2001. During this period, there were 15 sudden deaths in female recruits (median age 19 years, 73% African-American), occurring at a median of 25 days after arrival for training. Of the sudden deaths, 13 (81%) were due to reasons that may have been cardiac in origin. Presumed arrhythmic sudden death in the setting of a structurally normal heart was seen in 8 recruits (53%), and anomalous coronary origins were found in 2 recruits (13%). The mortality rate was 11.4 deaths per 100,000 recruit-years (95% confidence interval 6.9 to 18.9). The rate was significantly higher for African-American female recruits (risk ratio 10.2, p <0.001). Sudden death with a structurally normal heart was the leading cause of death in female recruits during military training. PMID:16765129

  20. Installation of the first Distributed Energy Storage System (DESS) at American Electric Power (AEP).

    SciTech Connect

    Nourai, Ali (American Electric Power Company, Columbus, OH)

    2007-06-01

    AEP studied the direct and indirect benefits, strengths, and weaknesses of distributed energy storage systems (DESS) and chose to transform its entire utility grid into a system that achieves optimal integration of both central and distributed energy assets. To that end, AEP installed the first NAS battery-based, energy storage system in North America. After one year of operation and testing, AEP has concluded that, although the initial costs of DESS are greater than conventional power solutions, the net benefits justify the AEP decision to create a grid of DESS with intelligent monitoring, communications, and control, in order to enable the utility grid of the future. This report details the site selection, construction, benefits and lessons learned of the first installation, at Chemical Station in North Charleston, WV.

  1. Pulsed power

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Stone, David H.

    Pulsed power systems are critical elements for such prospective weapons technologies as high-power microwaves, electrothermal and electromagnetic projectile launchers, neutral particle beams, space-based FELs, ground-based lasers, and charged particle beams. Pulsed power will also be essential for the development of nonweapon military systems such as lidars and ultrawideband radars, and could serve as the bases for nuclear weapon effect simulators. The pulsed power generation requirements for each of these systems is considered.

  2. Current trends in military microelectronic component packaging

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lawrence G. Vettraino; Subhash H. Risbud

    1999-01-01

    The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has historically relied on the use of hermetically-sealed ceramic and metal component packages for the reliability and integrity of military hardware. During the last twenty years, military electronics have become a very small segment of the total electronic market. Within this time frame, military research, development and standards have fallen behind private industry innovation

  3. Military Bases and Conservation Markets

    SciTech Connect

    Mark Ankeny

    2007-09-01

    Over time, DoD is likely to be one of the largest buyers and sellers in a water quality trading market. The Department of Defense (DoD) operates military bases that resemble small cities in infrastructure. As units redeploy, bases are likely to find themselves well within their environmental limits at the originating base and potentially bumping against limits such as nitrate and phosphate loading at the destination base. Stricter rules and heavier loadings in growing watersheds also present challenges to local bases and municipalities as regulators clamp down on loadings from existing Waste Water Treatment Plants (WWTPs) to meet water quality standards.

  4. The military and the transition to adulthood.

    PubMed

    Kelty, Ryan; Kleykamp, Meredith; Segal, David R

    2010-01-01

    Ryan Kelty, Meredith Kleykamp, and David Segal examine the effect of military service on the transition to adulthood. They highlight changes since World War II in the role of the military in the lives of young adults, focusing especially on how the move from a conscription to an all-volunteer military has changed the way military service affects youths' approach to adult responsibilities. The authors note that today's all-volunteer military is both career-oriented and family-oriented, and they show how the material and social support the military provides to young servicemen and women promotes responsible membership in family relationships and the wider community. As a result, they argue, the transition to adulthood, including economic independence from parents, is more stable and orderly for military personnel than for their civilian peers. At the same time, they stress that serving in the military in a time of war holds dangers for young adults. The authors examine four broad areas of military service, focusing in each on how men and women in uniform today make the transition to adulthood. They begin by looking at the social characteristics of those who serve, especially at differences in access to the military and its benefits by socio-demographic characteristics, such as age, gender, race and ethnicity, social class, and sexual orientation. Military service also has important effects on family formation, including the timing of marriage and parenthood, family structure, and the influence of military culture on families. Family formation among servicemen and women, the authors observe, is earlier and more stable than among civilians of the same age. The authors then consider the educational and employment consequences of service. Finally, they scrutinize the dangers of military service during times of war and examine the physical and psychological effects of wartime military service. They also note the sexual trauma endured both by male and female military personnel and the physical and symbolic violence women can experience in a male-dominated institution. Kelty, Kleykamp, and Segal conclude by seeking policy lessons from the military's success in facilitating the transition to adulthood for young men and women in uniform. PMID:20364627

  5. The Recipe for Being a Good Military Wife: How Military Wives Managed OIF\\/OEF Deployment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    C. J. Aducci; Joyce A. Baptist; Jayashree George; Patricia M. Barros; Briana S. Nelson Goff

    2011-01-01

    Interviews with 25 military wives to elicit their lived experience of Operation Iraqi Freedom\\/Operation Enduring Freedom deployment found two main themes: the recipe for being a good military wife and managing split loyalties. Military wives' experience reflected a disenfranchised existence. Their stress was exacerbated by the reality of the composition of their marital relationship—a couple–military threesome—that they bore in silence.

  6. Applications of discrete event simulation modeling to military problems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Raymond R. Hill; J. O. Miller; Gregory A. McIntyre

    2001-01-01

    The military is a big user of discrete event simulation models. The use of these models range from training and wargaming their constructive use in important military analyses. In this paper we discuss the uses of military simulation, the issues associated with military simulation to include categorizations of various types of military simulation. We then discuss three particular simulation studies

  7. Arms and the University: Military Presence and the Civic Education of Non-Military Students

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Downs, Donald Alexander; Murtazashvili, Ilia

    2012-01-01

    Alienation between the U.S. military and society has grown in recent decades. Such alienation is unhealthy, as it threatens both sufficient civilian control of the military and the long-standing ideal of the "citizen soldier." Nowhere is this issue more predominant than at many major universities, which began turning their backs on the military

  8. Training MSSW Students for Military Social Work Practice and Doctoral Students in Military Resilience Research

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    DuMars, Tyler; Bolton, Kristin; Maleku, Arati; Smith-Osborne, Alexa

    2015-01-01

    The demand for social workers with military-related practice and research experience exceeds the current supply. To advance military social work education, we developed an interlevel master's of science in social work (MSSW) field practicum and doctoral research practicum that provides military social work field experiences and contributes to…

  9. Test Consumers in the Military: Use of the Military Career Exploration Program in Schools.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Laurence, Janice H.

    The military offers education, training, and employment to novices to the workforce, our nations youth. The military continues to be a trailblazer with regard to testing and human resource assessment. The author maintains that no compendium on career counseling would be complete without mentioning the military. This chapter provides a condensed…

  10. Collaborative visualization for military planning

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Jacobs, Timothy; Butler, Sean

    2001-07-01

    So that a military commander has precise command, control, and planning information available for a given mission, information must be tailored for a particular area of operation, for a specific level of command, and for a specific time period. The commander must be able to quickly understand the information, query related information, and analyze the information in collaboration with others to plan and control a military operation. To provide such tailored information, we envision an environment in which customized agents traverse a diverse, distributed, frequently changing information space to identify relevant data. Once aware of the data, visual interfaces facilitate understanding and navigation. Geographically separated users manipulate a customized view to access a common information framework in which they can interactively collaborate with other users. We propose an architecture for achieving this vision that is well suited to implementation with Jini networking technologies. As a first step toward achieving this architecture we have developed a collaborative visualization framework that enables multiple distributed users to interact using shared visual interface components while simultaneously communicating via a text-based chat window. Our framework provides communications management and messaging support and well-defined Java class interfaces for integrating visualization components. Initial results indicate significant benefits for application development through reuse and extensibility. We achieved interactive performance and synchronized collaboration using JavaSpaces as the underlying distributed technology.

  11. Military technical revolution: A structural framework. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Shaffer, J.; Ederington, B.

    1993-03-01

    The new security environment has a number of distinguishing characteristics. The formerly dominant bipolar power structure now exists only artificially, in the nuclear balance. By every measure of usable power, economic and political as well as military, the world is at a thoroughly multilateral stage, albeit with a single and unquestioned lead actor: the United States. But more and more states in the developing world have the ability to challenge U.S. and allied military forces, a fact demonstrated repeated by Saddam Hussein's Iraq. From an intense focus on a single global threat, Western defense planning has moved to the more complex and varied task of analyzing and preparing for regional crises and wars involving a kaleidoscopic variety of potential aggressors and victims. In part it has done so because such operations may be more likely today than during the cold war, when the risk of escalation to superpower war lurked in all regional conflicts. This shift demands, among other things, forces that are more flexible and agile than those deployed during the cold war. It also requires better intelligence on the developing world, where most immediate military missions lie.

  12. The Synergy Model at work in a military ICU in Iraq.

    PubMed

    Freyling, Mary E; Kesten, Karen S; Heath, Janie

    2008-03-01

    The Synergy Model for Patient Care, developed by the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN), demonstrates that positive patient outcomes are achieved when patient characteristics are matched with nurse competencies. Through the vivid realities in the daily journal of a military ICU nurse taking care of patients in Iraq, a virtual triad learning experience provided academic, clinical, and personal support. This article describes how effective nursing practice, whether providing direct patient care in the United States or in a military ICU in Iraq, must be centered around the needs and characteristics of patients. Acute and critically ill patients in a military ICU in Iraq have unique needs and require nurses with competent skills to help promote optimal outcomes. PMID:18206581

  13. Equipment MIS in military industrial enterprises

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chen Jichun; Yin Haiping; Jiang Xuying

    2000-01-01

    With the advent of the information society, information technology is widely used in many fields. Especially in the military field, it has become a key factor in deciding the result of a war. The information system for equipment management in a military industrial enterprise is a specific application of the computer in equipment management. The paper, based on the requirement

  14. Italian Contrasts in Regional Military Industrial Conversion

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Giulio Perani

    2000-01-01

    In the 1990s, because of falling arms exports and stagnant military spending, Italian military production fell significantly. The national government failed to design or fund a conversion strategy, leaving the conversion challenge to the regions. This article reviews strikingly different initiatives in three regions—the industrial north (Lombardia), the underdeveloped south (Abruzzi), and the “third Italy” (Toscana). Each confronted unique adjustment

  15. Study on military shortwave frequency planning

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lin Sun; Hao Liu; Fangsheng Li

    2011-01-01

    Starting from analyzing the necessity of military shortwave frequency planning, this paper illustrates its usable frequency set planning, working frequency subset planning and frequency pattern planning. It also studies the relative planning ways that have theoretical significance for realizing dynamic frequency management of military shortwave.

  16. Thoughts on military spectrum relocation strategy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jonathon Cheah; Rich North

    2011-01-01

    A move has begun by the government to relocate incumbent military radio frequency bands to accommodate the expanding broadband wireless industry. This move potentially poses tremendous challenges to the Department of Defense (DoD) in cost, disruption in service and degradation to the existing military communication infrastructures [1], [2]. New thoughts on a usage characteristics centric spectrum management concept are discussed

  17. Military Applications for Wireless Sensor Networks

    E-print Network

    Nasipuri, Asis

    1 Military Applications for Wireless Sensor Networks Presented by: Joshua Henderson Cory Engel 1 Military WSN Challenges[Lee'09] · Rapid Deployment · Low Probability of Detection · Self] · Hitachi SH4 7751 Processor running Linux · 8 Miniature Rocket Engines · Two 2.4-GHz ISM band frequency

  18. Women in the South Korean Military

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Doo-Seung Hong

    2002-01-01

    This article examines the changing role of women in the Korean armed forces and explores the issue of gender integration in the military. During the past half-century, the utilization of women in the armed forces has been limited in Korea due to constitutional and cultural restraints. Yet the expansion of utilizing females in the military is becoming a global trend.

  19. Veterans' Education extension.uci.edu/military

    E-print Network

    Loudon, Catherine

    Veterans' Education Benefits extension.uci.edu/military UC Irvine Extension Welcomes Veterans! We you get the most out of your veterans' educational benefits and to make a successful transition for military veterans · Dedicated support staff to assist you through every stage of your education experience

  20. WSN research activities for military application

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. A. Hussain; P. khan; Kwak kyung Sup

    2009-01-01

    Wireless sensor network (WSNs) offers great promise for information capture and processing for different application, which inherits military applications excessively. Military is using this concept rigorously for their advancement in warfare and field. This work is compilation of some recent work of ldquomilitary application using WSNrdquo.

  1. Strengthen Military Academy's Information Security Management

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Liu Qingguo; Zhang Wei

    2009-01-01

    Information techniques give support to the teaching theory, teaching plans, teaching mode, teaching measures and teaching management. However, problems on information security and its management are increasing. It is of great significance to research into those information security plans and management methods which are suitable for military academy. Based on the situation of military academy's information security management, this thesis

  2. LOCATIONS OF MILITARY WASTE SITES IN ALASKA

    EPA Science Inventory

    This map shows locations of contaminated and non-contaminated military waste sites, Alaska Native Villages, Native Corporation boundaries, and Traditional Land-Use areas (Artic Slope region only). The entire state is shown plus identification of all military sites currently being...

  3. FUTURE MILITARY FORCE POSSIBILITIES Korea Australia Japan

    E-print Network

    FUTURE MILITARY FORCE POSSIBILITIES STUDY 2001­2021 Korea ­ Australia ­ Japan ­­­­­­­ A Strategic of Masters Thesis 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE: Future Military Force Possibilities Study, 2001-2021: Korea responsibility for her own defense. 15. NUMBER OF PAGES 917 14. SUBJECT TERMS strategic planning "surprise free

  4. Military Expenditure and Socio-Economic Development.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ball, Nicole

    1983-01-01

    The relationship between military expenditure and the stimulation of aggregate demand, inflation, investment, trade balance, foreign exchange, the improvement of taxation, and employment creation and industrialization in the Third World is analyzed. To some extent military expenditure does promote economic growth, but it does not automatically…

  5. Cyber security on military deployed networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Fabio Mulazzani; Salvatore A. Sarcia

    2011-01-01

    This paper reports on real information leakage occurred in a multinational mission. To investigate the nature of the leakage, we performed a survey among the military operators which showed that technical and cultural problems were key elements of the security shortfall. We also show that military deployed networks present some peculiarities with respect to infrastructure homeland networks. Therefore, the former

  6. Military Deployment and Elementary Student Achievement

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Phelps, Terri; Dunham, Mardis; Lyons, Robert

    2010-01-01

    This study investigated the impact that military deployment has upon academic achievement of elementary school students. TerraNova test scores of 137 fourth and fifth grade students in two elementary schools with a high proportion of military dependent children were examined for two consecutive years. Although the academic test performance fell…

  7. Adapting commercial satellites to military communication needs

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. B. Jocic; S. A. Hovanessian; J. K. Kreng; M. D. Schultz

    1996-01-01

    Increased reliance on commercial equipment by the military is necessary in today's defense environment. Potential cost reductions due to leveraging off the commercial satellite communication (satcom) base are a strong factor in planning for future military satcom (milsatcom) systems. Commercial satcom services are being extended to the “Ka” frequency band (30\\/20 GHz) to accommodate increasing demands for higher throughput and

  8. Sociological Research in a Military School

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ignat'ev, V. V.

    2008-01-01

    What is the content of a system of sociological support for the administration of a higher military educational institution, and what problems are involved? From October 2006 to February 2007, instructors in the department of the humanities and the social-economic disciplines at Eisk F. M. Komarov Higher Military Aviation School (EVVAU) carried…

  9. 20 CFR 614.21 - Findings of Federal military agency.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...false Findings of Federal military agency. 614.21 Section...Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT...Responsibilities of Federal Military Agencies and State Agencies § 614.21 Findings of Federal military agency. (a) Findings...

  10. 75 FR 26055 - Military Spouse Appreciation Day, 2010

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2010-05-11

    ...this important responsibility. As we mark Military Spouse Appreciation Day, we reaffirm our...Forces, servicemembers' spouses keep our military families on track. They balance family life, military life, and their careers-- all...

  11. 32 CFR 635.20 - Military Police Codes (MPC).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Military Police Codes (MPC). 635.20 ...Offense Reporting § 635.20 Military Police Codes (MPC). (a...DAPM-MPD-LE) when assigned or attached military police units are notified for...

  12. 32 CFR 644.522 - Clearance of military scrap.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2013-07-01 true Clearance of military scrap. 644.522 Section 644.522 National...Land and Improvements § 644.522 Clearance of military scrap. Military scrap can contain or be contaminated...

  13. 76 FR 77552 - Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-12-13

    ...Service [4400-SZM] Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission AGENCY: National...September 6, 2012 of the Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission. DATES: The...Education Center in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center,...

  14. 32 CFR 809a.10 - Military commanders' responsibilities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Military commanders' responsibilities. 809a...and Disaster Assistance § 809a.10 Military commanders' responsibilities. ...restrictive measures to be enforced by the military. These will be announced by...

  15. 76 FR 70483 - Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-11-14

    ...Service [4400-SZM] Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission AGENCY: National...September 6, 2012 of the Gettysburg National Military Park Advisory Commission. DATES: The...Education Center in the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center,...

  16. 5 CFR 846.303 - Crediting military service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Crediting military service. 846.303 Section 846.303 Administrative...Become Subject to FERS § 846.303 Crediting military service. (a) Military service performed before the effective...

  17. Environmental information for military planning.

    PubMed

    Doherty, Victoria; Croft, Darryl; Knight, Ashley

    2013-07-01

    A study was conducted to consider the implications of presenting Environmental Information (EI; information on current environmental features including weather, topography and visibility maps) for military planning to the growing audience of non-technical users; to provide guidance for ensuring usability and for development of a suitable EI interface, and to produce an EI concept interface mock-up to demonstrate initial design ideas. Knowledge was elicited from current EI users and providers regarding anticipated use of EI by non-specialists. This was combined with human factors and cognition expertise to produce guidance for data usability and development of an EI interface. A simple mock-up of an EI concept interface was developed. Recommendations for further development were made including application of the guidance derived, identification of a user test-bed and development of business processes. PMID:23290260

  18. Atomic Energy for Military Purposes

    E-print Network

    Landweber, Laura

    - matic climax of the Manhattan Project--the secret American program to create a nuclear weapon during World War II--the project's managers asked Henry De Wolf Smyth, Princeton physicist and a key staff member of the project, to draft a report about its activities. Smyth completed the report in the summer

  19. Pulsed power

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David H. Stone

    1991-01-01

    Pulsed power systems are critical elements for such prospective weapons technologies as high-power microwaves, electrothermal and electromagnetic projectile launchers, neutral particle beams, space-based FELs, ground-based lasers, and charged particle beams. Pulsed power will also be essential for the development of nonweapon military systems such as lidars and ultrawideband radars, and could serve as the bases for nuclear weapon effect simulators.

  20. 33 CFR 165.1198 - Safety zone; Military Ocean Terminal Concord Safety Zone, Suisun Bay, Military Ocean Terminal...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 false Safety zone; Military Ocean Terminal Concord Safety Zone, Suisun Bay, Military Ocean Terminal Concord, CA. 165.1198 Section...District § 165.1198 Safety zone; Military Ocean Terminal Concord Safety Zone, Suisun...

  1. 33 CFR 165.1198 - Safety zone; Military Ocean Terminal Concord Safety Zone, Suisun Bay, Military Ocean Terminal...

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 false Safety zone; Military Ocean Terminal Concord Safety Zone, Suisun Bay, Military Ocean Terminal Concord, CA. 165.1198 Section...District § 165.1198 Safety zone; Military Ocean Terminal Concord Safety Zone, Suisun...

  2. Failing ethics 101: psychologists, the U.S. military establishment, and human rights.

    PubMed

    Boyd, J Wesley; LoCicero, Alice; Malowney, Monica; Aldis, Rajendra; Marlin, Robert P

    2014-01-01

    The American Psychological Association (APA) has long maintained a close, even symbiotic, relationship with the Department of Defense (DOD) and the Veterans Administration (VA). Herein we highlight these close ties and describe psychologists' participation in interrogations by U.S. military and intelligence entities. We then review the APA's statements about the permissibility of psychologist participation in the interrogation and torture of suspected terrorists. These issues are significant in and of themselves and because the VA and DOD have been described as "growth careers" for psychologists of the future (1). Additionally, the Health Care Personnel Delivery System allows the drafting of civilian clinical psychologists into military service even in the absence of a general draft. In light of psychologists' extensive involvement in the interrogation process of suspected terrorists, and the possibility that psychologists without prior military experience may be drafted, we wondered how much psychologists have been taught about their ethical duties should they find themselves in military settings. The results of our pilot study of U.S. psychology graduate students, which assessed their knowledge of military ethics, raise concerns that psychologists receive inadequate formal training in these matters. This may leave psychologists vulnerable to misinformation about proper ethical conduct in their future work. PMID:25618992

  3. The American Colonist's Library: A Treasury of Primary Documents

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    Compiled by Richard Gardiner, a history instructor, the American Colonist's Library is a comprehensive webliography of primary source documents pertaining to early American history that are currently available online. Included in the list are links to historical sources that influenced American colonists, online collections of the work of major early American political leaders, the text of the Acts of Parliament concerning the American Colonies, numerous American Revolution military documents, and much more. The hundreds of documents in the webliography are grouped chronologically from 500 BC to 1800 AD. Many of the links to the online documents include a very brief gloss explaining the content or importance of the item.

  4. Sexually Transmitted Infections and Sexual Dysfunctions among Newly Returned Veterans with and without Military Sexual Trauma

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jessica A. Turchik; Joanne Pavao; Deborah Nazarian; Samina Iqbal; Caitlin McLean; Rachel E. Kimerling

    2012-01-01

    This cross-sectional study examined the odds of being diagnosed with a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or a sexual dysfunction disorder (SDD) among Operation Enduring Freedom\\/Operation Iraqi Freedom (OEF\\/OIF) American veterans receiving care in the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) in relation to whether or not they have experienced military sexual trauma (MST). Among those veterans who experienced MST, the influence of

  5. Increased protein intake in military special operations.

    PubMed

    Ferrando, Arny A

    2013-11-01

    Special operations are so designated for the specialized military missions they address. As a result, special operations present some unique metabolic challenges. In particular, soldiers often operate in a negative energy balance in stressful and demanding conditions with little opportunity for rest or recovery. In this framework, findings inferred from the performance literature suggest that increased protein intake may be beneficial. In particular, increased protein intake during negative caloric balance maintains lean body mass and blood glucose production. The addition of protein to mixed macronutrient supplements is beneficial for muscle endurance and power endpoints, and the use of amino acids improves gross and fine motor skills. Increasing protein intake during periods of intense training and/or metabolic demand improves subsequent performance, improves muscular recovery, and reduces symptoms of psychological stress. Consumption of protein before sleep confers the anabolic responses required for the maintenance of lean mass and muscle recovery. A maximal response in muscle protein synthesis is achieved with the consumption of 20-25 g of protein alone. However, higher protein intakes in the context of mixed-nutrient ingestion also confer anabolic benefits by reducing protein breakdown. Restricted rations issued to special operators provide less than the RDA for protein ( ? 0.6 g/kg), and these soldiers often rely on commercial products to augment their rations. The provision of reasonable alternatives and/or certification of approved supplements by the U.S. Department of Defense would be prudent. PMID:24027188

  6. Military consensus behind Soviet arms control proposals

    SciTech Connect

    Weickhardt, G.C.

    1987-09-01

    For nearly two years General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev has tried to entice the West with a spectacular array of arms control proposals and initiatives. On issues such as on-site inspections and European missile reductions, he has made such significant concessions over previous Soviet positions that questions have been raised, and not satisfactorily answered, about how much support Gorbachev's diplomacy enjoys among the Soviet military. For example, have Gorbachev's proposals been a bold personal gamble to achieve agreement without the prior approval of the Soviet military bureaucracy. Or does his arms control diplomacy represent a broad consensus among the military leadership and a realignment of Soviet military doctrine and grand strategy. A careful examination of recent Soviet military thought shows that such a consensus exists. A broad and stable coalition of key military leaders supports the General Secretary's policies. Moreover, recent Soviet concessions are not, as commonly argued, a stopgap ploy to halt the US Strategic Defense Initiative or Star Wars. Rather, the military's support for Gorbachev's arms-control diplomacy is based on some serious strategic analysis and stems from broad, fundamental, and enduring changes in Soviet national security policy.

  7. 32 CFR 643.39 - Policy-American National Red Cross.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 true Policy-American National Red Cross. 643.39 Section 643.39 ...§ 643.39 Policy—American National Red Cross. (a) Title 10 U.S.C...and maintenance by the American National Red Cross on military reservations,...

  8. 32 CFR 643.39 - Policy-American National Red Cross.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 false Policy-American National Red Cross. 643.39 Section 643.39 ...§ 643.39 Policy—American National Red Cross. (a) Title 10 U.S.C...and maintenance by the American National Red Cross on military reservations,...

  9. 32 CFR 643.39 - Policy-American National Red Cross.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 true Policy-American National Red Cross. 643.39 Section 643.39 ...§ 643.39 Policy—American National Red Cross. (a) Title 10 U.S.C...and maintenance by the American National Red Cross on military reservations,...

  10. 32 CFR 643.39 - Policy-American National Red Cross.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 true Policy-American National Red Cross. 643.39 Section 643.39 ...§ 643.39 Policy—American National Red Cross. (a) Title 10 U.S.C...and maintenance by the American National Red Cross on military reservations,...

  11. 32 CFR 643.39 - Policy-American National Red Cross.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 false Policy-American National Red Cross. 643.39 Section 643.39 ...§ 643.39 Policy—American National Red Cross. (a) Title 10 U.S.C...and maintenance by the American National Red Cross on military reservations,...

  12. Military uses of groundwater: a driver of innovation?

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Robins, N. S.; Rose, E. P. F.

    2009-07-01

    Military need has been a positive driver to the development of the modern day, and now mature, science of hydrogeology. The important synergy between geology and water supply was appreciated by military men in the mid-nineteenth century but the first real test of this learning only took place in the First World War. German, British and American geologists then mapped water resources and the potential for exploiting groundwater in Belgium and northern France. Technical innovations included deployment of rapid drilling techniques and the promotion of well screens for use in unconsolidated sediments. The mapping techniques were developed further during the Second World War when innovative remote mapping of enemy-occupied territory became an important planning tool to both Allied and German armies. Work in North Africa and other arid and semi-arid terrains promoted insight into the occurrence of groundwater in fresh-water aquifers little replenished by recharge. Mapping of hard rock basement-type environments in the islands of Jersey and Guernsey by German geologists was a concept new to the British Isles. Collectively, these varied initiatives provided part of the foundation for post-Second World War development of modern-day applied hydrogeology.

  13. [Characteristics of urinary tract infections in military personnel in military service in Far North].

    PubMed

    Sergienko, H F; Vasil'chenko, M I; Plekhanov, V N

    2010-12-01

    For the purpose of improvement of the effectiveness of the treatment of urinary tract infections in military personnel in condition of High North were studied 505 clinical records of military personnel took the treatment from 1998 till 2009. It is established that the part of urinary tract infections from the urologic pathology in contract military personnel is higher than in draft military personnel. Among urinary tract infections prevails pyelonephritis associated with urolithiasis and abnormal development of kidneys. The main type of contamination under the acute pyelonephritis in military personnel is ascending. For this type dysuria, leukocyturia and bacteriuria are characteristic. For the hematogenous contamination pain in lumbar region, imperceptible leukocyturia, proteinuria are characteristic. Kidney carbuncles are higher in 2.5 times in draft military personnel. The main pathogen is aurococcus. "Gates" of this infection are furunculuses of different localization. PMID:21488355

  14. Military Takeover Complete in Pakistan

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    de Nie, Michael Willem.

    General Pervez Musharraf assumed the position of chief executive of Pakistan early this morning, completing a very quick and bloodless coup that began on Tuesday night. General Musharraf declared a state of emergency, suspending the constitution and the national and provincial assemblies, dismissing the provincial governments and governors, and banning the Supreme Court from challenging his authority. Reaction to the coup has been rather muted within Pakistan and abroad. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who is now in custody, was increasingly unpopular in Pakistan because of the country's dire economic situation, his handling of the conflict with India in Kashmir, and what some saw as his systematic efforts to undermine the authority of rival political parties and branches of government. Foreign officials and editorials have criticized the military and called for the restoration of civilian rule as soon as possible. However, many have also acknowledged Sharif's poor record and some have even called for a transitional "technocratic" government to revive the economy and fight corruption. While the crucial question of foreign aid and loans to Pakistan is still very much up in the air, it does appear that at least some nations, most notably arch-rival India, are prepared to do business with Pakistan's new leaders, at least for the short term.

  15. Military and aerospace applications of FCC

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Swanson, C.

    1972-01-01

    Military and NASA programs are discussed in which FCC were used. Included are Saturn 4, Pegasus satellites solar, array for Skylab orbital workshop, Poseidon missiles, MK 48 torpedo fire control, and Lunar Surveyor.

  16. Military Dog Training for Law Enforcement

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Atwell, Lou E.

    1977-01-01

    Describes five courses involved in the intensive training that dogs and their handlers go through in the Military Dog Studies Branch at Lackland Air Force Base (San Antonio, Texas) in preparation for duties in law enforcement. (HD)

  17. Information friction : information technology and military performance

    E-print Network

    Lindsay, Jon Randall

    2011-01-01

    Militaries have long been eager to adopt the latest technology (IT) in a quest to improve knowledge of and control over the battlefield. At the same time, uncertainty and confusion have remained prominent in actual experience ...

  18. Tuition Assistance Usage and First-Term Military Retention.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Buddin, Richard; Kapur, Kanika

    Tuition Assistance (TA) is a military-sponsored program that reimburses military members for 75% of the tuition costs of college classes while on active duty in the hope of making military service more attractive to young people and encouraging them to remain in the military. TA's effectiveness was examined by using two models--a bivariate probit…

  19. Fighting Women: The Military, Sex, and Extrajudicial Constitutional Change

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jill Elaine Hasday

    2008-01-01

    The Supreme Court in Rostker v. Goldberg (1981) upheld male-only military registration, and endorsed male-only conscription and combat positions. Few cases have challenged restrictions on women's military service since Rostker, and none have reached the Supreme Court. Federal statutes continue to exclude women from military registration and draft eligibility, and military regulations still ban women from some combat positions. Yet

  20. A new era? Military space policy enters the mainstream

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Alasdair McLean

    2000-01-01

    A military dimension to the use of space has existed since the earliest days of space activity. Historically, military space policy has been somewhat peripheral, but the ever increasing use of space in support of military objectives has now driven it into the mainstream of military planning. This has resulted in new consideration being given, particularly in the USA, to

  1. 20 IEEE power & energy magazine march/april 2005 IT IS APPARENT THAT POWER

    E-print Network

    Fu, Yong

    , such as restructured power systems operation and planning, electronic packaging and network design, transportation, logistics, manu- facturing, military applications, and warfare strategies. In applying Benders decomposition

  2. Psoriatic arthritis in a military aviator.

    PubMed

    Sulit, Daryl J; Clarke, Jonathan E

    2005-07-01

    Psoriatic arthritis is a chronic spondyloarthropathy whose pathogenesis is unknown. We present a case of a naval flight officer who presented with chronic psoriatic arthritis, which ultimately became well controlled with etanercept treatment. The naval flight officer was granted military aeromedical waivers for psoriatic arthritis, cutaneous psoriasis, and chronic medication use. We also review the medical literature on psoriatic arthritis disease and etanercept and discuss their aeromedical implications in military aviation. PMID:16018354

  3. The US Military and Hydrogen in Missouri

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Stephen Tupper

    The US military is a heavy user of energy both in mobile applications and for its large infrastructure base. One US installation,\\u000a Fort Leonard Wood, is a training center for all the US services (Army, Air Force, Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard) as well as\\u000a a school center for the Corps of Engineers, Military Police, and “Chemical” (read as chemical,

  4. [Cancer incidence in the military: an update].

    PubMed

    Peragallo, Mario Stefano; Urbano, Francesco; Sarnicola, Giuseppe; Lista, Florigio; Vecchione, Alfredo

    2011-01-01

    An abnormally elevated rate of Hodgkin's lymphoma was reported in 2001 among Italian soldiers in Bosnia and Kosovo since 1995: a surveillance system was therefore set up for the military community. Preliminary results for a longer period (1996-2007) have shown incidence rates lower than expected for all malignancies. No significant difference was registered between observed and expected cases of Hodkin's lymphoma: the excess of reported cases for this malignancy in 2001-2002 was probably due to a peak occurred in 2000 among the whole military; it is therefore unrelated to deployment in the Balkans, and probably represents a chance event. Moreover, a significant excess of thyroid cancer was reported among the whole military.The estimated number of incident cases, including those missed by the surveillance system, was not significantly higher than expected for all cancers; conversely, the estimated incidence rate of thyroid cancer was significantly increased; this excess, however, is probably due to a selection bias.These data concerning cancer surveillance in the Italian military are consistent with lacking evidence of an increased cancer incidence among troops of other countries deployed in the areas of Iraq, Bosnia, and Kosovo, where armour penetrating depleted uranium shells have been used. However, a comprehensive assessment of cancer morbidity in the military requires a revision of the privacy regulations, in order to link individual records of military personnel and data bases of the National Health Service. PMID:22166781

  5. National Park Service: the American Civil War

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    The American Civil War remains a complex and interesting subject. The National Park Service continues to offer a host of introspective perspectives on this military conflict through their creative use of interpretative facilities located on a number of important historic sites across the country. Taken together, this collection of materials will be of great interest both to educators and the general public.

  6. Contesting\\/Negotiating Power and Domination on the US — Mexico BorderMexican and Central American Migrants in El Paso

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Fazila Bhimji

    2009-01-01

    The article examines the ways in which twenty Mexican and five Central Americans male undocumented migrants construct the border in varying ways while they speak of their work conditions and their encounters and perceptions of the border patrol agents on the Texas\\/Mexico border area. Many of them who work as construction workers are economically exploited since they are paid below

  7. Cooperative Extension Training Impact on Military Youth and 4-H Youth: The Case of Speak Out for Military Kids

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Edwin, James; McKinley, Steve; Talbert, B. Allen

    2010-01-01

    Extension needs new venues to promote their programming skills to unfamiliar audiences. One new audience Extension is currently reaching is military children. By partnering with Operation: Military Kids to offer a Speak Out for Military Kids training, Extension supports military children and document changes in the behavior of this audience.…

  8. American Foreign Policy: A Time for a Shift in Priorities and Instruments

    E-print Network

    Issa, Patrick 1989-

    2011-05-05

    root (Falk 2009, Resnick 2009, Hadar 2009). It is within this context that military operations such as two Gulf wars, Somalia, the Balkans, and of _______________ This thesis follows the style of the American Political Science Review. 2 course...

  9. Future Photovoltaic Power Generation for Space-Based Power Utilities

    Microsoft Academic Search

    S. Bailey; G. Landis; R. Raffaelle; A. Hepp

    2002-01-01

    A recent NASA program, Space Solar Power Exploratory Research and Technology (SERT), investigated the technologies needed to provide cost-competitive ground baseload electrical power from space based solar energy conversion. This goal mandated low cost, light weight gigawatt (GW) power generation. Investment in solar power generation technologies would also benefit high power military, commercial and science missions. These missions are generally

  10. The Military Child Education Coalition[TM]: Supporting Military Families during Deployment

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Surles, Stephanie

    2007-01-01

    The Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC[TM]) has recently released a new support for military families facing deployment, with the addition of another kit to its "Growing, Learning, and Understanding: Making Meaning through Early Literacy"[TM] (GLU[TM]) initiative. The GLU initiative focuses on developing early literacy skills in children…

  11. Intermountain West Military Training Lands Planting Guide: Selecting Seed Mixtures for Actively Used Military Lands

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    This guide provides recommendations on plant materials for Department of Defense (DoD) training land restoration at military facilities in the Intermountain West of the United States. These guidelines fill a gap in knowledge in the science of military land management; there are no other guides for ...

  12. Distance Learning in Advanced Military Education: Analysis of Joint Operations Course in the Taiwan Military

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    Tung, Ming-Chih; Huang, Jiung-yao; Keh, Huan-Chao; Wai, Shu-shen

    2009-01-01

    High-ranking officers require advanced military education in war tactics for future combat. However, line officers rarely have time to take such courses on campus. The conventional solution to this problem used to take the inefficient correspondence courses. Whereas Internet technologies progress, online course is the current trend for military

  13. Treading the Thin Blue Line: Military Special-Operations Trained Police SWAT Teams and the Constitution

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Karan R. Singh

    2001-01-01

    The increasing use of SWAT teams and paramilitary force by local law enforcement has been the focus of a growing concern regarding the heavy-handed exercise of police power. Critics question the constitutionality of joint-training between the military and civilian police, as well as the Fourth Amendment considerations raised by SWAT tactics. This Note examines the history, mission, and continuing need

  14. Airframe Repair Specialist, 2-3. Military Curriculum Materials for Vocational and Technical Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.

    These military-developed curriculum materials consist of five volumes of individualized, self-paced training manuals for use by those studying to be airframe repair technicians. Covered in the individual volumes are the following topics: fundamentals of organization and management (ground safety, aircraft ground safety, and aerospace and power

  15. Construction Mechanic Part II, 8-6. Military Curriculum Materials for Vocational and Technical Education.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ohio State Univ., Columbus. National Center for Research in Vocational Education.

    This course, adapted from military curriculum materials for use in vocational and technical education, is the second of a two-course series that teaches students to maintain and repair automotive and construction equipment using either gasoline or diesel engines. It covers basic chassis and power train troubleshooting, diagnosis, and adjustment…

  16. A case study of the development of a military specification - zirconium powder for thermal batteries

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Mary T. Burgess

    1987-01-01

    Thermal batteries are used as the critical power source in nuclear fuses, missiles, and aircraft. Heat sources in thermal batteries use a fine zirconium powder. This report focuses on the zirconium problem and the development of a military specification for zirconium powder as produced by the magnesium reduction method.

  17. Case study of the development of a military specification - zirconium powder for thermal batteries. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Burgess, M.T.

    1987-10-01

    Thermal batteries are used as the critical power source in nuclear fuses, missiles, and aircraft. Heat sources in thermal batteries use a fine zirconium powder. This report focuses on the zirconium problem and the development of a military specification for zirconium powder as produced by the magnesium reduction method.

  18. A case study of the development of a military specification - zirconium powder for thermal batteries

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Burgess, Mary T.

    1987-10-01

    Thermal batteries are used as the critical power source in nuclear fuses, missiles, and aircraft. Heat sources in thermal batteries use a fine zirconium powder. This report focuses on the zirconium problem and the development of a military specification for zirconium powder as produced by the magnesium reduction method.

  19. A Retrospective of Four Decades of Military Interest in Thermophotovoltaics

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Guazzoni, Guido; Matthews, Selma

    2004-11-01

    Following a short discussion on the origin of Thermophotovoltaic (TPV), this presentation offers a retrospective of the progress and results of the recurrent efforts in TPV conducted in the United States by the Military during the last 40 years. The US Army's interest in TPV, for the development of portable power sources, started a few years after the energy conversion approach was conceived. TPV technology was seen to offer a solution for the Army's need for power in the 10 to 1500 Watt range. The technology offered the means to overcome the limitation of size and weight found in existing commercial power sources, with the additional advantage of silent and multifuel operation. Hence, the Army invested research and development (R&D) funding to investigate TPV feasibility for tactical field application. After an initial decade of continuous research studies by the Army, the support for this technology has experienced cycles of significant efforts interrupted by temporary waiting periods to allow this technology to further mature. Over the last four decades, several TPV proof of concept systems were developed. The results of their testing and evaluation have demonstrated the feasibility of the technology for development of power sources with output of several watts to a few hundreds watts. To date, the results have not been found to adequately demonstrate the applicability of TPV to the development of military power generators with output above 500 watts. TPV power sources have not been developed yet for Army field use or troop testing. The development risk is still considered to be moderate-to-high since practical-size systems that go beyond the laboratory test units have not been designed, constructed, tested. The greatest need is for system development, along with concurrent continued component development and improvement. The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA) support for TPV R&D effort has been drastically reduced. The Army is still pursuing a 500watt TPV unit demonstrator. No further collaboration among DARPA, Army, NASA is contemplated, which seems indicative of the beginning of a new period of waiting for additional maturing of this technology. The Army's assessment about the viability of TPV for integrated systems indicates that the technology will require a few more years of development. However, at this time, for the completion of component and system development, a strong effort is needed in the private sector. The achievement of the necessary ruggedness for some critical components, acceptable overall efficiency, and system thermal management, is essential for a new, strong restart of TPV effort by the Military.

  20. Soviet military on SDI (Strategic Defense Initiative). Professional paper

    SciTech Connect

    Fitzgerald, M.C.

    1987-08-01

    Numerous Western analysts have suggested that all American assessments of SDI should proceed not only from a consideration of American intentions, but also from the outlook of Soviet perceptions. Since 23 March 1983, the prevailing tone of Soviet military writings on SDI has been overwhelmingly negative. Myron Hedlin has concluded that this harsh reaction to a U.S. initiative still years from realization suggests both a strong concern about the ultimate impact of these plans on the strategic balance, and a perceived opportunity for scoring propaganda points. Indeed, the present review of Soviet writings since President Reagan's so-called Star Wars speech has yielded both objective Soviet concerns and regressions to psychological warfare. This, in turn, has necessitated a careful effort to separate rhetoric from more official assessments of SDI. While there has long been dispute in the West over the validity of Soviet statements, they have time and again been subsequently confirmed in Soviet hardware, exercises, and operational behavior. Some Western analysts will nonetheless contend that the Soviet statements under examination in this study are merely a commodity for export.

  1. The application of CRM to military operations

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Cavanagh, Dale E.; Williams, Kenneth R.

    1987-01-01

    The detailed content of the CRM training component of the C-5 Aircrew Training System (ATS) was left to the discretion of the contractor. As a part of determining what the content should be, United Airlines Services Corporation has made an effort to understand how the needs of MAC crews compare with those of civilian airline crews. There are distinct similarities between the crew roles in the cockpits of civilian airliners and military air transports. Many of the attitudes and behaviors exhibited by civil and military crew members are comparable, hence much of the training in the field referred to as Cockpit Resource Management (CRM) is equally appropriate to civil or military aircrews. At the same time, there are significant differences which require assessment to determine if modifications to what might be termed generic CRM are necessary. The investigation enabled the definition and specification of CRM training which is believed to address the needs of the C-5 operational community. The study has concentrated largely on military airlift, but the training objectives and course content of the CRM training are readily adaptable to a wider range of military cockpits than are found in strategic airlift. For instance, CRM training focusing on communication, leadership, situational awareness, and crew coordination is just as appropriate, with some modification, to the pilots manning a flight to Tactical Airlift Command A-7's as it is to the pilots, flight engineers, and loadmasters crewing a C-5.

  2. Critical appraisal of thermo-mechanical reliability of medium-power heterojunction bipolar transistors for base station and military applications mounted in SOIC-8 leadframe based plastic overmold packages with conductive silver epoxy

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Satbir Madra

    2005-01-01

    Medium power GaInP\\/GaAs heterojunction bipolar transistors (HBTs) operating up to 2.5 Watts of dc dissipation have been evaluated vis-a-vis thermo-mechanical reliability when packaged into SOIC-8 leadframe packages with conductive silver-based epoxy. Thermo-mechanical analyses (TMA) was used to characterize the glass transition temperature (TG) of the molding compound, and detailed finite difference analysis (FDA) based thermal models were generated to characterize

  3. Production and in vitro antioxidant activity of exopolysaccharide by a mutant, Cordyceps militaris SU5-08.

    PubMed

    Lin, Rongshan; Liu, Honghong; Wu, Suqian; Pang, Lifei; Jia, Mengshi; Fan, Keming; Jia, Shouhua; Jia, Le

    2012-01-01

    Cordyceps militaris SU5-08 was derived from an initial strain (C. militaris SU5) by ultraviolet mutagenesis of protoplasts, and the extraction parameters for C. militaris SU5-08 exopolysaccharide (EPS) produced during submerged culture were optimized. The extraction rate of EPS was 1919.16±165.27 mg/l, which was 120.38±11.36% higher than that of C. militaris SU5. The in vitro scavenging effects of EPS of C. militaris SU5-08 on hydroxyl, superoxide anion and 1,1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) radicals at a dosage of 5 g/l were 63.64±3.52%, 75.27±5.16%, and 6.46±5.03%, respectively. The reducing power of EPS of C. militaris SU5-08 was 0.21±0.01. The results suggest that the EPS of C. militaris SU5-08 can be used as a potential antioxidant which enhances adaptive immune responses. PMID:22542852

  4. 16. Photocopy of a photograph1921 EASTSIDE POWER PLANT LOOKING NORTH ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    16. Photocopy of a photograph--1921 EASTSIDE POWER PLANT LOOKING NORTH - American Falls Water, Power & Light Company, Island Power Plant, Snake River, below American Falls Dam, American Falls, Power County, ID

  5. 2. Photocopy of a photograph1921 VIEW OF ALL THREE POWER ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    2. Photocopy of a photograph--1921 VIEW OF ALL THREE POWER PLANTS FROM THE SOUTH - American Falls Water, Power & Light Company, Island Power Plant, Snake River, below American Falls Dam, American Falls, Power County, ID

  6. 78 FR 60243 - Solicitation of Written Comments by the Military Compensation and Retirement Modernization...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-10-01

    ...welfare programs, the resale programs (military exchanges and commissaries), and dependent school systems; The tax treatment of military compensation and benefits; and military family housing. See, Sec. 671...

  7. 5 CFR 841.708 - Special provisions affecting retired military reserve technicians.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...false Special provisions affecting retired military reserve technicians. 841.708 Section...708 Special provisions affecting retired military reserve technicians. (a) Military reserve technicians who retire as a...

  8. 5 CFR 841.708 - Special provisions affecting retired military reserve technicians.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...false Special provisions affecting retired military reserve technicians. 841.708 Section...708 Special provisions affecting retired military reserve technicians. (a) Military reserve technicians who retire as a...

  9. 5 CFR 841.708 - Special provisions affecting retired military reserve technicians.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ...false Special provisions affecting retired military reserve technicians. 841.708 Section...708 Special provisions affecting retired military reserve technicians. (a) Military reserve technicians who retire as a...

  10. 5 CFR 841.708 - Special provisions affecting retired military reserve technicians.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...false Special provisions affecting retired military reserve technicians. 841.708 Section...708 Special provisions affecting retired military reserve technicians. (a) Military reserve technicians who retire as a...

  11. Solar energy information user study: military engineers

    SciTech Connect

    Marle, T.L.; Belew, W.W.

    1981-09-01

    This report summarizes data from questionnaires administered to military engineers and architects attending a 2-day solar design workshop at Lowry Air Force Base, February 17 and 18, 1981. The workshop was designed to inform engineers when and where solar energy could be used more effectively. The study aimed to identify the (a) solar energy information needs and information habits of the professionals, (b) their familiarity with and appraisal of relevant military publications containing solar energy information currently available, and (c) the overall effectiveness of the workshops (including structure and content). To measure the effectiveness of the workshop itself and provide input on producing an effective and comprehensive information dissemination plan for military engineers nationwide, 2 questionnaires were designed and administered to the participants. The Pre-Workshop Questionnaire assessed the participant's knowledge of solar energy prior to attending the workshop.

  12. Genetic Analysis of Pigmentation in Cordyceps militaris.

    PubMed

    Shrestha, Bhushan; Choi, Sung-Keun; Kim, Ho-Kyoung; Kim, Tae-Woong; Sung, Jae-Mo

    2005-09-01

    Pigmentation of ascospore-derived isolates from seven different natural specimens of Cordyceps militaris EFCC C-5888, EFCC C-7159, EFCC C-7833, EFCC C-7991, EFCC C-8021, EFCC C-8023 and EFCC C-8179 was observed on the plates of Sabouraud Dextrose agar plus Yeast Extract at 25? under continuous illumination (500 lux). Pigmentation of the wild-type isolates of C. militaris was diverse ranging from yellowish white to orange, while white color was believed as a mutant. Inheritance of pigmentation was found to be controlled by both parental isolates when F1 progeny were analyzed. Pigmentation and mating type were shown to be either independent or distantly linked each other due to the high percentage of non-parental phenotypes among F1 progeny. Crosses between white mutant isolates of C. militaris yielded progeny with wild type pigmentations, indicating that the albino mutations in the parents were unlinked to each other. PMID:24049487

  13. The future of military standards - A focus on electronics

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Pecht, Michael; Hakim, Edward

    1992-07-01

    With cut-backs in the military and the changing international economic environment, there is a growing perception that the military must rely on commercial industries in order to afford the next generation of high performance and high reliability military systems. What is not clear, is whether an industrial base for the military can be provided and maintained without dramatic changes in the operation of both the government (DoD) and commercial industry. This paper examines one issue associated with this question - whether commercial standards can effectively supplant military standards and still provide high performance and reliability for military missions.

  14. Vector surveillance to determine species composition and occurrence of trypanosoma cruzi at three military installations in San Antonio, Texas.

    PubMed

    McPhatter, Lee; Roachell, Walter; Mahmood, Farida; Hoffman, Lauren; Lockwood, Neal; Osuna, Angel; Lopez, Jorge; Debboun, Mustapha

    2012-01-01

    Chagas disease, also known as American trypanosomiasis, is caused by the hemoflagellate protozoan Trypanosoma cruzi which is transmitted by blood-sucking triatomine bugs (Hemiptera: Reduviidae; Triatominae). The disease is endemic to south Texas, but exists almost exclusively as a zoonosis. Chagas disease has proven to be a serious public health threat to military working dogs. In 2007, seroprevalence of Chagas disease in military working dogs in San Antonio, Texas, reached 8%. A faunal survey was conducted at 3 San Antonio area military installations (Camp Bullis, Fort Sam Houston, and Lackland Air Force Base). A total of 140 triatomines representing 4 species (Triatoma gerstaeckeri, T. sanguisuga, T. lectularia, and T. indictiva) were collected. Trypanosoma cruzi infected bugs were only collected at Lackland Air Force Base, where the overall infection rate was 16%. The wood excavation technique developed during this study collected all life stages. Only 2 life stages (adult and 5th instar) were positive for T. cruzi. PMID:22815160

  15. Radical Scavenging Activities of Undaria pinnatifida Extracts Fermented with Cordyceps militaris Mycelia.

    PubMed

    Kim, Yon-Suk; Kim, Eun-Kyung; Hwang, Jin-Woo; Han, Young-Ki; Kim, Seong-Eun; Jeong, Jae-Hyun; Moon, Sang-Ho; Jeon, Byong-Tae; Park, Pyo-Jam

    2015-06-28

    The present study was performed to investigate the various radical scavenging activities of fermented Undaria pinnatifida by the mycelia fermentation method. U. pinnatifida was fermented with Cordyceps militaris (C. militaris) mycelia using solid culture and compared with unfermentated U. pinnatifida and C. militaris mycelia for antioxidant activities. The various radical scavenging activities of extracts from U. pinnatifida fermented with C. militaris mycelia (FUCM) were evaluated by electron spin resonance. The antioxidant activities of the FUCM extracts were assayed for ferric reducing antioxidant power, 2,2'-azinobis-(3- ethybenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid) radical scavenging activity, and oxygen radical absorption capacity. The free radical scavenging activity of FUCM extracts was higher than that of C. militaris mycelia or U. pinnatifida alone. FUCM extracts were significantly (p < 0.05) increased up to 35 times, 10 times, and 16 times that of U. pinnatifida extracts on DPPH, alkyl, and hydroxyl radical scavenging activities, respectively. These results indicate that FUCM extracts have different chemical ingredients from U. pinnatifida and could provide beneficial antioxidant activity. PMID:25563421

  16. Military service, deployments, and exposures in relation to amyotrophic lateral sclerosis etiology and survival.

    PubMed

    Beard, John D; Kamel, Freya

    2015-01-01

    Rates of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) have been reported to be higher among US military veterans, who currently number more than 21 million, but the causal factor(s) has not been identified. We conducted a review to examine the weight of evidence for associations between military service, deployments, and exposures and ALS etiology and survival. Thirty articles or abstracts published through 2013 were reviewed. Although the current evidence suggests a positive association with ALS etiology, it is too limited to draw firm conclusions regarding associations between military service and ALS etiology or survival. Some evidence suggests that deployment to the 1990-1991 Persian Gulf War may be associated with ALS etiology, but there is currently no strong evidence that any particular military exposure is associated with ALS etiology. Future studies should address the limitations of previous ones, such as reliance on mortality as a surrogate for incidence, a dearth of survival analyses, lack of clinical data, low statistical power, and limited exposure assessment. The Genes and Environmental Exposures in Veterans with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (GENEVA) Study is one such study, but additional research is needed to determine whether military-related factors are associated with ALS and to assess potential prevention strategies. PMID:25365170

  17. Health assessment for Utah Power and Light/American Barrel, Salt Lake City, Utah, Region 8. CERCLIS No. UTD980667240. Final report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1990-05-20

    The Utah Power and Light (UP L) site, formerly known as American Barrel, is located one-half mile from downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. A creosote treatment facility operated there in the early 1900's. Later, a 55-gallon drum storage facility contaminated the soil and groundwater with polynuclear aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH's), volatile organic compounds (VOC's), pesticides, phthalates, and heavy metals. This site is of potential public health concern because humans maybe exposed to hazardous substances at concentrations that may result in adverse health effects. Contamination has spread to off-site areas and children from the nearby residential area have access to contaminated soil. In addition, transients frequently use these areas and may be exposed to the contaminants. UP L is in the 8th update of the National Priorities List of hazardous waste sites.

  18. 32 CFR 644.328 - Army military leased property.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2013-07-01 true Army military leased property. 644.328...Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY (CONTINUED) REAL PROPERTY REAL ESTATE...Property in Excess Status § 644.328 Army military leased property. (a)...

  19. 32 CFR 644.328 - Army military leased property.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Army military leased property. 644.328...Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY (CONTINUED) REAL PROPERTY REAL ESTATE...Property in Excess Status § 644.328 Army military leased property. (a)...

  20. 32 CFR 644.326 - Army military real property.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 true Army military real property. 644.326 ...Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY (CONTINUED) REAL PROPERTY REAL ESTATE...Property in Excess Status § 644.326 Army military real property....

  1. 32 CFR 644.328 - Army military leased property.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Army military leased property. 644.328...Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY (CONTINUED) REAL PROPERTY REAL ESTATE...Property in Excess Status § 644.328 Army military leased property. (a)...

  2. 32 CFR 644.328 - Army military leased property.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2011-07-01 true Army military leased property. 644.328...Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY (CONTINUED) REAL PROPERTY REAL ESTATE...Property in Excess Status § 644.328 Army military leased property. (a)...

  3. 32 CFR 644.326 - Army military real property.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Army military real property. 644.326 ...Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY (CONTINUED) REAL PROPERTY REAL ESTATE...Property in Excess Status § 644.326 Army military real property....

  4. 32 CFR 644.328 - Army military leased property.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Army military leased property. 644.328...Defense (Continued) DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY (CONTINUED) REAL PROPERTY REAL ESTATE...Property in Excess Status § 644.328 Army military leased property. (a)...

  5. New York Operation: Military Kids Afterschool Universe Cosmic Camps

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Schaff, N.

    2010-08-01

    The Cornell Center for Radiophysics and Space Research education and public outreach program and the New York State Operation: Military Kids program partnered to plan four weekend "Cosmic Camps" for youth from military families using the NASA Afterschool Universe program.

  6. 78 FR 1256 - Guam Military Base Realignment Contractor Recruitment Standards

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2013-01-08

    ...LABOR Employment and Training Administration Guam Military Base Realignment Contractor...AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor...Department) Employment and Training Administration (ETA...workers for Guam military base realignment...

  7. 77 FR 3503 - Guam Military Base Realignment Contractor Recruitment Standards

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2012-01-24

    ...LABOR Employment and Training Administration Guam Military Base Realignment Contractor...AGENCY: Employment and Training Administration, Labor...Department) Employment and Training Administration (ETA...workers for Guam military base realignment...

  8. 32 CFR 634.16 - Reciprocal state-military action.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...16 Reciprocal state-military action. (a...official law enforcement communication relative to the suspension...or host nation for formal military reciprocity, the procedures...the absence of electronic communication technology, the...

  9. 32 CFR 634.16 - Reciprocal state-military action.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...16 Reciprocal state-military action. (a...official law enforcement communication relative to the suspension...or host nation for formal military reciprocity, the procedures...the absence of electronic communication technology, the...

  10. 32 CFR 634.16 - Reciprocal state-military action.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...16 Reciprocal state-military action. (a...official law enforcement communication relative to the suspension...or host nation for formal military reciprocity, the procedures...the absence of electronic communication technology, the...

  11. Underserved: A Case Study of ROTC in New York City. A Report of the AEI Program on American Citizenship

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Miller, Cheryl

    2011-01-01

    The military-civilian disconnect has been a source of increasing concern over the last few decades. National security leaders--including the commander in chief, President Barack Obama--have warned that many Americans are unaware of the military's sacrifices and its growing sense of isolation from wider society. In remarks at Duke University in…

  12. BREAKING NEWS: Military, Veteran and Dependent Lounge

    E-print Network

    Zhuang, Yu

    BREAKING NEWS: Military, Veteran and Dependent Lounge Grand Opening Join President and Mrs. Ellis, Veteran, and Family Lounge in the TTU Student Union. It will serve as a place for our campus community a veteran that would like to have a current Texas Tech University Faculty or Staff Member who is also

  13. Experiences Using OWL in Military Applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lee Lacy; Gabriel Aviles; Karen Fraser; William Gerber; Alice M. Mulvehill; Robert Gaskill

    2005-01-01

    Abstract. The United States military is continuing to research and is beginning toemploy,OWL-related information ,representation technologies. The ,Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal (JEOD) Decision Support System (DSS) is using OWL to present ,relevant procedural information to warfighters. The ,United States Air Force (USAF) is experimenting with representing portions of the Foreign Clearance Guide (FCG) in OWL to support automated ,planning ,for

  14. Experiences with using OWL in Military Applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Lee W. Lacy; Gabriel Aviles; Karen Fraser; William Gerber; Alice Mulvehill; Robert Gaskill

    The United States military is continuing to research and is beginning to employ OWL-related information representation technologies. The Joint Explosive Ordnance Disposal (JEOD) Decision Support System (DSS) is using OWL to present relevant procedural information to warfighters. The United States Air Force (USAF) is experimenting with representing portions of the Foreign Clearance Guide (FCG) in OWL to support automated planning

  15. MIMO channel measurements for urban military applications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jerry R. Hampton; Manuel A. Cruz; Naim M. Merheb; A. R. Hammons; D. E. Paunil; Feng Ouyang

    2008-01-01

    This paper presents results from a measurement campaign that was conducted to characterize the multiple input multiple output (MIMO) channel characteristics in a low-rise urban environment in the military UHF frequency band. Data were collected in Baltimore, Maryland using a 2times3 MIMO testbed in June 2007. Testing consisted of transmitting orthogonal channel probes from a stationary transmit test van and

  16. Carrier frequency allocation in FDMA military SATCOMs

    Microsoft Academic Search

    L. D. Westbrook; T. Calladene; I. Berry; N. Briscombe

    2001-01-01

    Tactical military SATCOMs require a sophisticated balance between efficiency and resilience. Ideally, this balance needs to be flexible and dynamic, so as to adapt as demands (and threats) ebb and flow. Automation is seen as the key to providing the flexibility to migrate SATCOM band plans between rapidly evolving scenarios. Efficiency and revenue maximisation are often the key drivers in

  17. Israeli Adolescents and Military Service: Encounters.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Levy, Amihay; And Others

    1987-01-01

    Asserts that inadequate attention has been paid to the problems of the young soldier entering army life in Israel. Delineates some areas of friction and vulnerability between the worlds of the youth and the military. Describes the systematization of these encounters into groups, creating the "Binary Model," which helps in locating and treating…

  18. MILITARY AND VETERAN AFFAIRS "...departments and

    E-print Network

    Fernandez, Eduardo

    MILITARY AND VETERAN AFFAIRS "...departments and organizations can properly evaluate their level of the SOC Consortium (p. 1) Resource List for Veteran Support (p. 2) Featuring: The VET FRIENDLY TOOLKIT to Assist the Returning Veteran" (p. 2) SOC Criteria (p. 2) FAU as a Servicemembers Opportunity Consortium

  19. Terrorism and military theory: An historical perspective

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Everett L. Wheeler

    1991-01-01

    Late twentieth?century terrorism should be viewed as a form of war and falls within the framework of military theory. Terrorism, like guerrilla warfare a form of unconventional warfare, represents a revival of primitive (or pre?state) warfare. Distinctions of terrorism from guerrilla warfare are formalistic and ignore options to conduct and actual practice. The historical roots of contemporary terrorism are examined.

  20. Military jet activity and Sonoran pronghorn

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. R. Krausman; Lisa K. Harris

    2002-01-01

    Summary Forty percent of the habitat for the endangered Sonoran pronghorn (Antilocapra americana sonoriensis) in the United States is on the Barry M. Goldwater Range (BMGR), a bombing and gunnery range located in southwestern Arizona, USA. Wildlife and land managers have expressed concerns that military aircraft activity may be detrimental to Sonoran pronhom. We observed the response of Sonoran pronghorn

  1. Fiber optics study technology for military aircraft

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. K. Zaman

    1979-01-01

    Fiber optics interconnect technology is discussed with emphasis on its feasibility for use in the data bus of military aircraft. Consideration is given to the effect of radiation on fiber optics, mechanical and environmental test results, data bus design, and performance characteristics. It is shown that the high tensile strength and environmental endurance make the optical cables well suited not

  2. Military intervention and the democratic peace

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Charles W. Kegley Jr; Margaret G. Hermann

    1995-01-01

    The finding generated by numerous empirical investigations that democracies do not wage war against one another has inspired hope that the democratic “pacific union” envisioned by Immanuel Kant and Woodrow Wilson might be created in the late 1990s as democracy spreads worldwide. This paper examines democracies' use of overt military intervention, exploring if the democratic peace applies to small?scale as

  3. Military Children from Birth to Five Years

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Osofsky, Joy D.; Chartrand, Molinda M.

    2013-01-01

    Because most research on military families has focused on children who are old enough to go to school, we know the least about the youngest and perhaps most vulnerable children in these families. Some of what we do know, however, is worrisome--for example, multiple deployments, which many families have experienced during the wars in Iraq and…

  4. Paradigm Change in Military Education and Training

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bell, Herbert H.; Reigeluth, Charles M.

    2014-01-01

    All branches of the U.S. military are moving toward education and training that is tailored to meet individuals' needs wherever they are and whenever they are ready to learn. The result will be a culture of continuous, personalized learning with learner progress that is based on proficiency and a greater emphasis on technology-enabled immersive…

  5. Evolution and Influence of Military Adult Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Persyn, John M.; Polson, Cheryl J.

    2012-01-01

    Military education programs encompass almost every adult education component from basic skills training through graduate-level higher education. As the country's largest employer, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) is also the largest provider of adult education, offering training and education for a workforce of more than 3.2 million members…

  6. Status Configurations, Military Service and Higher Education

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Wang, Lin; Elder, Glen H., Jr.; Spence, Naomi J.

    2012-01-01

    The U.S. Armed Forces offer educational and training benefits as incentives for service. This study investigates the influence of status configurations on military enlistment and their link to greater educational opportunity. Three statuses (socioeconomic status of origin, cognitive ability and academic performance) have particular relevance for…

  7. Residence Time and Military Workplace Literacies

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Doe, Sue; Doe, William W., III

    2013-01-01

    Despite widespread interest in the reintegration of Post-9/11 military veterans into civilian life, the literacies of Post-9/11 veterans, both academic and professional, remain largely untheorized. This paper addresses this dearth of information by examining the induction processes and resulting workplace literacies of soldiers, airmen/women,…

  8. Multi agent systems on military networks

    Microsoft Academic Search

    David L. Hancock; Gary B. Lamont

    2011-01-01

    Trends in computing and networking, in terms of physical capability, attack surface, and attacker sophistication, call for automated, fault-tolerant response systems. Military net- works present such environments with unique authorities, critical systems, and threats. Within such environments, multi agent sys- tems may make special contributions regarding recognisance and attack scenarios. We survey three multi agent systems designed for cyber operations,

  9. Military Manpower Training Report for FY 1976.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs (DOD), Washington, DC.

    The document presents anticipated needs and costs for training military personnel in FY 1976, based on national security objectives. Training loads for each of the following categories are presented with supporting tables: (1) recruit training, (2) officer acquisition training, (3) specialized skill training, (4) flight training programs, and (5)…

  10. Military Sexual Trauma Research: A Proposed Agenda

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Carolyn B. Allard; Sarah Nunnink; Amber M. Gregory; Bridget Klest; Melissa Platt

    2011-01-01

    Military sexual trauma (MST) is a widespread problem associated with negative psychological and physical health problems. This article presents the current state of MST research and highlights specific areas in need of more focused study. Areas that have produced the greatest body of knowledge include MST prevalence and psychological and physical health correlates. We propose a research agenda based on

  11. Architectural trends in military satellite communications systems

    Microsoft Academic Search

    P. C. Jain

    1990-01-01

    A historical overview of military communications by satellites and a detailed description of current systems are provided. The capabilities of present systems are reviewed in relation to user requirements and threats. It is concluded that use of satellite communications by a large number of small-terminal users (aircraft, ships, submarines, and land mobiles) still requires major technological innovations to meet needs

  12. Military communications and information systems interoperability

    Microsoft Academic Search

    M. Amanowicz; P. Gajewski

    1996-01-01

    The general concept of methodology of military CIS interoperability modelling is presented. Special attention is focused on the procedure of CIS interoperability examination. The idea of the procedure is derived from taxonomic methods. It gives the possibility to arrange the investigated systems according to the degree of fulfilment the interoperability needs

  13. Supporting Children and Families throughout Military Deployment

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Robertson, Rachel

    2007-01-01

    A military deployment is a challenging time for all family members. Young children are especially vulnerable, because they often do not have skills to handle all of the change and uncertainty and are still learning to manage their emotions and behaviors. They do not have a wealth of past experiences to rely on as adults do. They also do not have…

  14. Time Division Access for Military Communications Satellites

    Microsoft Academic Search

    R. M. Huiltberg; F. H. Jean; M. E. Jones

    1965-01-01

    Simultaneous use of a single satellite repeater by several surface terminals is of considerable interest to the military user. A method of achieving multiple access by means of time division is described. Bursts of digital data from different surface terminals are interleaved in a manner that allows them to be identified and demodulated. A comparison is made between the access

  15. The Utilization of Women in the Military

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Nancy Goldman

    1973-01-01

    In the decade of the 1970s there will be an increase in the number and percent of women in the United States military. Trends indicate that this rise will move steadily but gradually from less than 2 percent women in the armed services to approximately 4 percent. Although the number and percent of women in uniform will remain small, their

  16. Military Munitions Waste Working Group report

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1993-11-30

    This report presents the findings of the Military Munitions Waste Working Group in its effort to achieve the goals directed under the Federal Advisory Committee to Develop On-Site Innovative Technologies (DOIT Committee) for environmental restoration and waste management. The Military Munitions Waste Working Group identified the following seven areas of concern associated with the ordnance (energetics) waste stream: unexploded ordnance; stockpiled; disposed -- at known locations, i.e., disposal pits; discharged -- impact areas, unknown disposal sites; contaminated media; chemical sureties/weapons; biological weapons; munitions production; depleted uranium; and rocket motor and fuel disposal (open burn/open detonation). Because of time constraints, the Military Munitions Waste Working Group has focused on unexploded ordnance and contaminated media with the understanding that remaining waste streams will be considered as time permits. Contents of this report are as follows: executive summary; introduction; Military Munitions Waste Working Group charter; description of priority waste stream problems; shortcomings of existing approaches, processes and technologies; innovative approaches, processes and technologies, work force planning, training, and education issues relative to technology development and cleanup; criteria used to identify and screen potential demonstration projects; list of potential candidate demonstration projects for the DOIT committee decision/recommendation and appendices.

  17. Method for the Military Facilities Risk Assessment

    Microsoft Academic Search

    František Božek; Aleš Komár; Ji?i Dvo?ák

    Risk assessment is the fundamental prerequisite for successful risk management. An easy and not time-consuming method was presented. It is recommended for the approximate risk quantification for some military facilities. The method has to be used reasonably because it considers only some aspects. For a more accurate risk assessment especially with respect to the environmental impacts of major accidents a

  18. World military expenditures and arms transfers, 1986

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1986-01-01

    World military spending continues to rise, and is estimated at nearly $900 billion in 1985. After inflation is taken into account, ''real'' world military spending accelerated from a 2.1% average annual growth rate during 1974-1979 to a 3.5% rate in 1980-1984. The rate for the decade as a whole was 2.9%. Despite world economic problems, the rise in real world military spending has not abated in the most recent years, having increased 2.4% in 1984 and an estimated 3.7% in 1985. These real increases combined with a dollar inflation rate of about 3.3% in each of the two years to produce current dollar increases of 5.9% in 1984 and 7.2% in 1985. Developed countries' real military spending grew by 3.6% annually in the second half of the decade, up from 1.4% in the first half. The low rate in the earlier years reflected the decline and leveling of US spending until 1978. The developing countries' rate slowed in the later period, from 4.8% in 1974-1979 to 2.8% in 1980-1984. In fact, developing-country spending actually dropped by an average 0.2% from 1982 to 1984. However, the preliminary 1985 estimate shows a slight upturn. The developing countries accounted for 20% of the world total in 1984.

  19. Nanowarriors: Military Nanotechnology and Comic Books

    E-print Network

    Nanowarriors: Military Nanotechnology and Comic Books Colin Milburn U N I V E R S I T Y O F C A L I with nanotechnology. The Army Research Office had issued broad agency solicitations for such a center in October 2001 what became dubbed the MIT Institute for Soldier Nanotechnologies (ISN). MIT's proposal out- lined

  20. The Military and Higher Education in the USSR

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Julian Cooper

    1989-01-01

    The military dimension of the Soviet higher-educational system is difficult to explore because of the striking scarcity of published evidence. There is a military presence at all universities and higher- educational institutes. It takes diverse forms, including special military departments and an elaborate system for the military-patriotic education of students. Research is undertaken for defense-related clients, although such research represents

  1. 76 FR 6509 - Notice of Certification; Foreign Military Financing, and International Military Education and...

    Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014

    2011-02-04

    ...International Military Education and Training; Guatemala AGENCY: Department of State. ACTION...International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) by granting access to CICIG...International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) by granting access to...

  2. 32 CFR 728.43 - Members of other foreign military services and their dependents.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ...military departments; and military personnel on duty in the...Secretary of Defense or one of the military departments. For the purpose...foreign Security Assistance Training Programs (SATP) and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) are not...

  3. Female Military Spouses Who Are Nontraditional Students: Why They Leave Higher Education and What Supports and Services Would Assist Them in Returning to Complete Their Higher Education Goals

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Jorgenson, Linn L.

    2010-01-01

    The American College Testing Program (ACT) reported that approximately 48% of students who enroll in college depart after their first year. Nontraditional students have a higher departure rate than traditional students. One such nontraditional group of students consists of female spouses of military personnel. These spouses are frequently involved…

  4. [Problems of military medical examination of military servicemen suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease].

    PubMed

    Chapliuk, A L; Brovkin, S G; Kal'manov, A S; Bulavin, V V

    2015-02-01

    The authors showed that at the present time military much more servicemen, suffering from obstructive pulmonary disease, may receive medical examination in outpatient conditions. Series of researches allow us to perform a medical examination on an outpatient basis. The calculation of the cost-effectiveness of health services to such patients during a military medical examination in the hospital and clinics was made. Savings during the examination in the clinic for 1 patient was 2829 rubbles. PMID:25920171

  5. Cultural intelligence support for military operations

    SciTech Connect

    Guthormsen, Amy M. [Los Alamos National Laboratory; MacKerrow, Edward P [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Merritt, Terence M [Los Alamos National Laboratory; Morgart, Ruth E [INTERNATIONAL ATOMIC ENERGY

    2010-04-08

    It has long been recognized that military success relies on knowledge of the enemy. In the context of standard warfare, adequate knowledge of the enemy may be gained by analyzing observable, measurable data. In the context of modern counterinsurgency operations and the global war on terror, the task of predicting the behavior of the enemy is vastly more complex and difficult. Without an understanding of the ways individuals in the host nation interpret and react to events, no amount of objective information can provide the insight required to accurately predict behavior. US military doctrine has begun to recognize the importance of the many ways that local culture can affect operation success. Increasingly military decision makers use cultural information in the service of operation planning, and troops are provided with pre-deployment cultural training. However, no amount of training can cover the breadth and depth of potentially useful cultural information, and no amount of careful planning can avoid the need to adapt as situations develop. Therefore, a critical challenge is to provide useful tools to US personnel in their efforts to collect, analyze, and utilize cultural information. Essential functions for cultural support tools include the following: (1) to narrow down a broad range of available data and focus the user's attention on context-relevant information, (2) to present cultural information in an easily understood form, (3) to prompt the user to seek relevant information in the environment, (4) to synthesize information, and (5) to predict outcomes based on possible courses of operation. In this paper, we begin by reviewing the ways in which military operations can benefit from cultural intelligence. We then discuss frameworks for analyzing cultural information in the context of a military operation. We conclude with a demonstration of our current efforts to develop a tool that meets the aforementioned functional challenges.

  6. Military laser systems - A costly search for ultimate weapons

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Grossman, Jon

    1991-07-01

    The military interests that have resulted in the creation of a rich diversity of military laser systems are discussed. Some of the more significant technological laser developments are examined, including rage finders and designators, directed energy weapons, laser communications, and laser radar. Some of the military lasers that can be expected in the future are discussed.

  7. Where hath our intelligence been? The revolution in military affairs

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Michael Herman

    1998-01-01

    The Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) has implications for the gathering, processing and exploiting of intelligence. However, its implications for military intelligence is unclear. In this article Michael Her?man examines the possible ramifications of the RMA on military?intelligence an asks whether RMA will simply increase its efficiency or whether it envisages some new institution to replace it; and what the

  8. Building an Accelerated Online Graduate Program for Military Officers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Collins, Royce Ann; Kang, Haijun; Biniecki, Susan Yelich; Favor, Judy

    2015-01-01

    Because of the intense and unique nature of their military life, military officers face stresses that other students do not need to be concerned about when taking courses online. An institution's ability to understand these military officer students, design online programs to meet their unique learning needs and deliver valuable online curricula…

  9. Characteristics of the Social Status of Students at Military Centers

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Karlova, E. N.

    2013-01-01

    Research on the motivations of Russian college students in military training centers and military departments, and cadets enrolled in military service academies shows that the first two occupy a marginal position. This is reflected in the ambiguity of their status and the fact that they are at the interface between two cultures, manifested in…

  10. Albanian: Basic Course. Military Interpreting Practice, Vol. 1.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Defense Language Inst., Monterey, CA.

    This first of two volumes presents materials designed to supplement "Albanian: Basic Course" in the area of military science. The first section consists of parallel lists of questions on military subjects in English and Albanian. The second section is a list of 200 military questions in Albanian only. The third section is an English-Albanian words…

  11. The Evolving Military Learner Population: A Review of the Literature

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Ford, Kate; Vignare, Karen

    2015-01-01

    This literature review examines the evolving online military learner population with emphasis on current generation military learners, who are most frequently Post-9/11 veterans. The review synthesizes recent scholarly and grey literature on military learner demographics and attributes, college experiences, and academic outcomes against a backdrop…

  12. 32 CFR 635.17 - Military Police Report.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Military Police Report. 635.17 Section...REPORTING Offense Reporting § 635.17 Military Police Report. (a) General Use...or complaints received or observed by military police. (2) Serve as a record...

  13. 7 CFR 3550.158 - Active military duty.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

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  14. 7 CFR 3550.158 - Active military duty.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

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  15. 32 CFR 635.20 - Military Police Codes (MPC).

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Military Police Codes (MPC). 635.20 Section...REPORTING Offense Reporting § 635.20 Military Police Codes (MPC). (a) MPCs...will be included in the planning phase of military operations, exercises, or...

  16. 20 CFR 226.61 - Use of military service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ...2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Use of military service. 226.61 Section 226.61 ...Monthly Compensation § 226.61 Use of military service. (a) Claim for use of military service. An employee is deemed to...

  17. 5 CFR 842.307 - Deposits for military service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 false Deposits for military service. 842.307 Section 842...Service § 842.307 Deposits for military service. (a) Eligibility to make...make a deposit for any distinct period of military service by filing an application in...

  18. 7 CFR 3550.158 - Active military duty.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Active military duty. 3550.158 Section 3550...Regular Servicing § 3550.158 Active military duty. The Soldiers and Sailors...borrower who enters full-time active military duty after a loan is closed not...

  19. 7 CFR 3550.158 - Active military duty.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Active military duty. 3550.158 Section 3550...Regular Servicing § 3550.158 Active military duty. The Soldiers and Sailors...borrower who enters full-time active military duty after a loan is closed not...

  20. 32 CFR 635.17 - Military Police Report.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2011-07-01 true Military Police Report. 635.17 Section...REPORTING Offense Reporting § 635.17 Military Police Report. (a) General Use...or complaints received or observed by military police. (2) Serve as a record...

  1. 5 CFR 842.307 - Deposits for military service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ...2014-01-01 false Deposits for military service. 842.307 Section 842...Service § 842.307 Deposits for military service. (a) Eligibility to make...make a deposit for any distinct period of military service by filing an application in...

  2. 7 CFR 3550.158 - Active military duty.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Active military duty. 3550.158 Section 3550...Regular Servicing § 3550.158 Active military duty. The Soldiers and Sailors...borrower who enters full-time active military duty after a loan is closed not...

  3. 20 CFR 226.61 - Use of military service.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ...2014-04-01 2012-04-01 true Use of military service. 226.61 Section 226.61 ...Monthly Compensation § 226.61 Use of military service. (a) Claim for use of military service. An employee is deemed to...

  4. 32 CFR 644.327 - Air Force military real property.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-07-01

    ...2012-07-01 2011-07-01 true Air Force military real property. 644...in Excess Status § 644.327 Air Force military real property. Military...the control of the Department of the Air Force will be placed in excess status...

  5. Hazardous Drinking and Military Community Functioning: Identifying Mediating Risk Factors

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Foran, Heather M.; Heyman, Richard E.; Slep, Amy M. Smith

    2011-01-01

    Objective: Hazardous drinking is a serious societal concern in military populations. Efforts to reduce hazardous drinking among military personnel have been limited in effectiveness. There is a need for a deeper understanding of how community-based prevention models apply to hazardous drinking in the military. Community-wide prevention efforts may…

  6. 32 CFR 644.327 - Air Force military real property.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    ...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Air Force military real property. 644...in Excess Status § 644.327 Air Force military real property. Military...the control of the Department of the Air Force will be placed in excess status...

  7. 32 CFR 644.327 - Air Force military real property.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ...2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Air Force military real property. 644...in Excess Status § 644.327 Air Force military real property. Military...the control of the Department of the Air Force will be placed in excess status...

  8. 32 CFR 644.327 - Air Force military real property.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-07-01

    ...2014-07-01 2013-07-01 true Air Force military real property. 644...in Excess Status § 644.327 Air Force military real property. Military...the control of the Department of the Air Force will be placed in excess status...

  9. 32 CFR 644.327 - Air Force military real property.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

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  10. Democratic Transition, Persistent Civilian Control over the Military, and the South Korean Anomaly

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chung-in Moon; Sang-young Rhyu

    2011-01-01

    South Korea's civilian control over the military has been amazingly stable, and no signs of political moves by the military have ever been detected since 1993. Given the frequency of military's intervention in civil politics and a relatively long duration of military rule, such civil-military relations seem quite anomalous. The article argues that the persistent civilian control over the military

  11. Optical Coherence Tomography–Based Corneal Power Measurement and Intraocular Lens Power Calculation Following Laser Vision Correction (An American Ophthalmological Society Thesis)

    PubMed Central

    Huang, David; Tang, Maolong; Wang, Li; Zhang, Xinbo; Armour, Rebecca L.; Gattey, Devin M.; Lombardi, Lorinna H.; Koch, Douglas D.

    2013-01-01

    Purpose: To use optical coherence tomography (OCT) to measure corneal power and improve the selection of intraocular lens (IOL) power in cataract surgeries after laser vision correction. Methods: Patients with previous myopic laser vision corrections were enrolled in this prospective study from two eye centers. Corneal thickness and power were measured by Fourier-domain OCT. Axial length, anterior chamber depth, and automated keratometry were measured by a partial coherence interferometer. An OCT-based IOL formula was developed. The mean absolute error of the OCT-based formula in predicting postoperative refraction was compared to two regression-based IOL formulae for eyes with previous laser vision correction. Results: Forty-six eyes of 46 patients all had uncomplicated cataract surgery with monofocal IOL implantation. The mean arithmetic prediction error of postoperative refraction was 0.05 ± 0.65 diopter (D) for the OCT formula, 0.14 ± 0.83 D for the Haigis-L formula, and 0.24 ± 0.82 D for the no-history Shammas-PL formula. The mean absolute error was 0.50 D for OCT compared to a mean absolute error of 0.67 D for Haigis-L and 0.67 D for Shammas-PL. The adjusted mean absolute error (average prediction error removed) was 0.49 D for OCT, 0.65 D for Haigis-L (P=.031), and 0.62 D for Shammas-PL (P=.044). For OCT, 61% of the eyes were within 0.5 D of prediction error, whereas 46% were within 0.5 D for both Haigis-L and Shammas-PL (P=.034). Conclusions: The predictive accuracy of OCT-based IOL power calculation was better than Haigis-L and Shammas-PL formulas in eyes after laser vision correction. PMID:24167323

  12. The Relationship Between Perceived Resilience and Perceived Motivation on the Educational Pursuits of the Military Spouse 

    E-print Network

    Lutz, Laurie Lynn

    2014-07-29

    in the door of a military home and hanging on the wall might be a sign to the effect of “I am the wife of an American Soldier. I am a supporter of the United States Army – an encouragement for the protectors of the greatest nation on Earth” (US Army Wife Creed... Force, Marines, Coast Guard and all the Reserve Components currently stands at 3,697,646. Of these numbers, the Army maintains the largest force with 561,979 active duty Army personnel. In addition, the 2010 Demographics report states that since 1995...

  13. The Potential for Enhancing the Power of Genetic Association Studies in African Americans through the Reuse of Existing Genotype Data

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Gary K. Chen; Robert C. Millikan; Esther M. John; Christine B. Ambrosone; Leslie Bernstein; Wei Zheng; Jennifer J. Hu; Stephen J. Chanock; Regina G. Ziegler; Elisa V. Bandera; Brian E. Henderson; Christopher A. Haiman; Daniel O. Stram

    2010-01-01

    We consider the feasibility of reusing existing control data obtained in genetic association studies in order to reduce costs for new studies. We discuss controlling for the population differences between cases and controls that are implicit in studies utilizing external control data. We give theoretical calculations of the statistical power of a test due to Bourgain et al (Am J

  14. Sexual Attitudes, Reasons for Forgoing Condom Use, and the Influence of Gender Power among Asian-American Women: A Qualitative Study

    PubMed Central

    Hahm, Hyeouk Chris; Lee, Christina H; Choe, Ja-yoon “Uni”; Ward, Anna; Lundgren, Lena

    2012-01-01

    Background and purpose HIV/AIDS prevalence among Asian-American Pacific Islanders (APIs) is low yet rapidly increasing. Prior research from other populations indicates that HIV risk behaviors are associated with specific adverse/risk factors including depression, drug use, history of child sexual abuse, and forced sex. However, no studies have explored the attitudes about sexual risk behaviors and condom use between API women with adverse experiences versus women without such experiences. This qualitative study compares descriptions of sexual history and condom use between the two groups of women. Methods A random sample of 24 sexually active API women (16 in the adverse group and 8 in the non-adverse group) was selected for in-depth interviews from a larger study, which included 501 Korean, Chinese, and Vietnamese survey participants. Findings 14 out of the 16 women in the adverse group described complex sexual histories, with greater number of partners, more casual partners, and the combined use of alcohol/drugs and sex. The 8 women in the non-adverse group had fewer partners who were more long term. However, for both groups of women, condom use was inconsistent. Also, the majority of the women in both groups reported that either they themselves or they together with their partners had decided whether or not to use condoms. Yet 4 women in the adverse group showed lower gender power, with their partners being the primary decision-maker for condom use. Conclusion Given the inconsistent condom use for both groups, all women in this study were at risk for HIV/AIDS. Consistent with prior research, a sub-group of the women in the adverse group with lower gender power seemed particularly at higher risk. Future HIV prevention interventions need to target all API women while screening for lower gender power to identify those with the highest risk of HIV. PMID:22866240

  15. INDUSTRIAL/MILITARY ACTIVITY-INITIATED ACCIDENT SCREENING ANALYSIS

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    D.A. Kalinich

    1999-09-27

    Impacts due to nearby installations and operations were determined in the Preliminary MGDS Hazards Analysis (CRWMS M&O 1996) to be potentially applicable to the proposed repository at Yucca Mountain. This determination was conservatively based on limited knowledge of the potential activities ongoing on or off the Nevada Test Site (NTS). It is intended that the Industrial/Military Activity-Initiated Accident Screening Analysis provided herein will meet the requirements of the ''Standard Review Plan for the Review of Safety Analysis Reports for Nuclear Power Plants'' (NRC 1987) in establishing whether this external event can be screened from further consideration or must be included as a design basis event (DBE) in the development of accident scenarios for the Monitored Geologic Repository (MGR). This analysis only considers issues related to preclosure radiological safety. Issues important to waste isolation as related to impact from nearby installations will be covered in the MGR performance assessment.

  16. Report to the American Physical Society of the Study Group on Radionuclide Release From Severe Accidents at Nuclear Power Plants

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Shaw, George

    The release of radioiodine during the Three Mile Island (TMI) accident was more than an order of magnitude smaller than what had been predicted from analyses of hypothetical nuclear accidents. The Reactor Safety Study of 1975 (RSS), which carried out the analyses, is a fundamental factor in formulating regulations concerned with such accidents. This American Physical Society (APS) study group report is a result of the obvious need to reevaluate the RSS analysis of the “source term,” that is, the amount of various radionuclides that are predicted to be emitted under various reactor failure scenarios.The report includes an introductory background to the history of nuclear reactor accidents and accident studies and to the health aspects of radionuclide releases. It then describes nuclear reactors and reactor failure modes, including reasonably detailed descriptions of particular modes thought to be especially critical. The most extensive discussion concerns the chemical and physical processes important in the generation, transport, and release of radionuclides. The large computer codes used to model these processes are considered and evaluated. The results of some of the computer runs are examined in the light of a simplified but informative model to evaluate those features of an accident that are most likely to affect the source term. A review of the research programs currently underway precedes both the study group conclusions about the need to revise the source terms from those in the RSS and recommendations for further studies that are necessary to better evaluate the source term.

  17. Measurement of a peak in the cosmic microwave background power spectrum from the North American test flight of Boomerang

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    Mauskopf, P.D.; Ade, P.A.R.; Bock, J.J.; Borrill, J.; Boscaleri, A.; Crill, B.P.; de Bernardis, P.; DeGasperis, G.; De Troia, G.; Farese, P.; Ferreira, P.G.; Ganga, K.; Giacometti, M.; Hanany, S.; Hristov, V.V.; Iacoangeli, A.; Jaffe, A.H.; Lange, A.E.; Lee, A.T.; Masi, S.; Melchiorri, A.; Melchiorri, F.; Miglio, L.; Montroy, T.; Netterfield, C.B.; Pascale, E.; Piacentini, F.; Richards, P.L.; Romeo, G.; Ruhl, J.E.; Scannapieco, E.; Scaramuzzi, F.; Stompor, R.; Vittorio, N.

    1999-11-01

    We describe a measurement of the angular power spectrum of anisotrophies in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) from 0.2 deg to approx. 10 deg. from the test flight of the BOOMERANG experiment. BOOMERANG is a balloon-borne telescope with a bolometric receiver designed to map CMB anisotrophies on a Long Duration Balloon flight. During a 6-hour test flight of a prototype system in 1997, we mapped > 200 square degrees at high galactic latitudes in two bands centered at 90 and 150 GHz with a resolution of 26 and 16.6 arcmin FWHM respectively. Analysis of the maps gives a power spectrum with a peak at angular scales of approx. 1 deg. with an amplitude of approx. 70-muKcmb.

  18. Tobacco use policy in military housing.

    PubMed

    Smith, Elizabeth A; Rojo, Rachel; Malone, Ruth E

    2015-06-01

    Secondhand smoke and thirdhand smoke (e.g., smoke residues found on walls and floors) are known to pose health hazards. Some landlords and cities have therefore established smoke-free policies for multiunit housing. The military is in effect the largest landlord in the United States, with approximately 630,000 units of housing. We reviewed the service-level tobacco control policies of the Army, the Air Force, and the Navy and Marine Corps (which share a policy) for references to housing, to see if personnel are adequately protected from secondhand and thirdhand smoke. Policies covering most family housing and all housing for single enlisted personnel fail to fully protect residents from secondhand or thirdhand smoke. The current review of tobacco control policy in the military should recommend a consistent policy of tobacco-free living quarters. PMID:26032376

  19. Three D displays in military applications

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Trakalo, M.

    2009-05-01

    The evolution to 3D content is considered to be the next quantum leap in the movie industry, and is currently taking place. The prospect of the home entertainment industry adopting 3D is causing display manufacturers to develop 3D compatible products. In the past, 3D displays have often been limited by poor image quality. The current generation of 3D displays can have image quality that approaches that of their 2D counterparts. 3D content has found its way to the cinema and is seeking a way into the home, but will it have a place in the military environment? This paper discusses the current status of 3D display technology and its suitability to the military ground mobile environment. It includes an introduction to 3D visualization and examines issues such as implementation, image quality, and human factors.

  20. Military housing foam application and analysis

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    Torres, J. J.

    2012-03-01

    Sandia and Forest City have established a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA), the partnership provides a unique opportunity to take technology research and development from demonstration to application in sustainable communities. This project consists of two activities conducted in Hawaii that focus on performance, integration and application of energy saving technologies. Hawaii has many energy challenges, making this location an excellent testbed for these activities. Under this project, spray foam technology was applied at military housing on Oahu and the consumption data collected. A cost benefit and operational analysis of the foam was completed. The second phase of this project included design, integration, and analysis of photovoltaic systems at a military community on Oahu. This phase of the project was conducted as part of Forest City's second Solar America Showcase Award.

  1. Understanding Failures in International Safety-Crit ical Infrastructures: A Comparison of European and North American Power Failures

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Chris. W. Johnson

    The increasing integration of safety-critical infra structures introduces vulnerabilities that extend a cross international borders. On the 14th August 2003, a domino-effect disrupted the power supply to more than 50 million people across the North-Eastern United States and Canada. Consequent losses were between (US) $5-10 billion and the failure was implicated in numerous accidents. Mea nwhile on the 28 th

  2. An Indo-American partnership program for Indian power station flyash emission control -- A solution of a national problem

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    Roy, S.K.; Dasgupta, P.K. [Peerless Technologies, Calcutta (India); Sanyal, A. [International Environmental and Energy Consultants, Oakbrook Terrace, IL (United States); Bennett, R. [AddChem Systems, Houston, TX (United States)

    1996-11-01

    Power generation in India rose from a meager 1,362 MW in 1947 to over 76,700 MW in 1994. The industry is committed to add 140,000 MW by 2010 to address the current gap in demand and supply of power as well as to meet the industrial growth of the country. The properties of Indian coal are different from those of the Western countries like USA, UK etc. The difference stems from their separate geological origins. Indian coal is basically of permian age with minor tertiary types, compared to the carboniferous coals of the Western countries. Perhaps the most significant property of Indian coal is its high ash content derived from the preponderance of sedimentation based minerals, intimately dispersed in the coal matrix. This paper describes an Indo-US partnership program for a trial application of a cost effective US technology of SO3 conditioning to an Indian power plant with the objective of transferring the technology to India.

  3. 25 Years of British military satellite communications

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Dennis Cummings CEng FIEE

    1993-01-01

    Next year sees the 25th anniversary of the birth of satellite communications since the launch in 1969 of Skynet 1. The intervening years have seen the advent of universal communications systems for both military and civilian purposes of increasing technical sophistication, to the extent that the 1991–92 Gulf War has been called the ‘first space war’. Here Dennis Cum?mings celebrates

  4. Thermal signature training for military observers

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Robert Lafollette; John D. Horger

    1991-01-01

    The U.S. Army's CECOM Center for Night Vision and Electro-Optics, C2NVEO, has been conducting a series of human perception tests. These tests score military observers on their ability to identify and recognize thermal images. The results of these tests are used to develop and refine the Night Vision FLIR Performance Model (FLIR90\\/ACQUIRE). The Thermal Image Training Package is a useful

  5. Military Applications of Agent-Based Simulations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Thomas M. Cioppa; Thomas W. Lucas; Susan M. Sanchez

    2004-01-01

    There continues to be increasing interest from a broad range of disciplines in agent-based and artificial life simu- lations. This includes the Department of Defense—which uses simulations heavily in its decision making process. Indeed, military conflicts can have many attributes that are consistent with complex adaptive systems—such as many entities interacting with some degree of autonomy, each of which is

  6. Supporting Military Emergency Response During Hazardous Releases

    NSDL National Science Digital Library

    2014-09-14

    This module is primarily intended for AFWA and other military forecasters. It explains the basics of how hazardous materials are dispersed in the atmosphere and how emergency responders and others model the transport and impact of the materials. The goal is to acquaint forecasters with the inputs needed for modeling and to encourage them to be proactive in providing their site-specific knowledge to improve dispersion predictions.

  7. Military display market: fourth comprehensive edition

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Desjardins, Daniel D.; Hopper, Darrel G.; Marasco, Peter L.; Byrd, James C.; Neubauer, Jon

    2006-05-01

    The military display market is analyzed in terms of all fully electronic and many electro-mechanical displays used on combat platforms across all DoD Services. The military market for displays is defined by parameters such as active area, bezel-to-bezel measurement and technology. Other characteristics such as luminance, contrast ratio, gray levels, resolution, viewing angle, color, video capability, and night vision imaging system compatibility are noted. This study takes into account all displays that are either installed or funded for installation. In some few cases, it also includes planned displays. Display sizes having aggregate defense applications of 5,000 units or greater and having DoD applications across 10 or more platform fleets, are tabulated. The issue of size commonality is addressed where distribution of active area across platform fleets, individually, in groups of two through nine, and ten or more, is illustrated. Military displays are also analyzed by technology, where total quantities of such displays are broken out into CRT, LCD, AMLCD, EM, LED, Incandescent, Plasma and TFEL percentages. Custom, versus Ruggedized Commercial-Off-The-Shelf (RCOTS), versus Commercial Off-The-Shelf (COTS) designs are contrasted. High and low information content designs are identified. Displays for several high-profile military programs are discussed, to include both technical specifications and program history. Our defense-wide study as of February 2006 has documented 1,195 direct-view and 15 virtualview display sizes across 628 weapon system platforms for a total of 1,161,977 displays.

  8. Serologic studies of acute respiratory infections in military personnel.

    PubMed Central

    Evans, A. S.

    1975-01-01

    The advantages, disadvantages, and uses of serological epidemiology are discussed in relation to acute respiratory infections in military personnel. The prevalence of antibody reflects both current and past experience with respiratory agents and is a measure of susceptinility. Incidence data calculated by testing two serial serum samples, on entry and discharge from the service, has indicated high influenza and mycoplasma pneumoniae rates in South American recruits and low rates of adenovirus and parainfluenza infections. Serologic analysis of reinfection rates showed high protection against influenza infections at HI antibody levels of over 1:40, against adenovirus infections at neutralizing titers of 1:5, and against M. pneumoniae infections at TRI antibody levels over 1:8. Antibody responses persisting at least 7 mo following immunization were demonstrated in 70% of 428 vaccinated young adults for A2 antigen and 20% for influenza B antigen. No relation of ABO blood groups to respiratory infection was found. The lack of myxovirus infections in four Polaris submarines is presented. PMID:169640

  9. Cutaneous psoriasis in a military flight surgeon.

    PubMed

    Hagen, Amanda D; Sulit, Daryl J; Sulit, Alana K

    2006-02-01

    Cutaneous psoriasis is a common, non-infectious, hyperproliferative, papulosquamous, inflammatory skin disease whose pathogenesis is unknown. The course of psoriasis is typically chronic and unpredictable. Psoriasis can range from a small, local pathological area of skin to widespread dermatologic disease, such as generalized pustular psoriasis and erythroderma. Symptoms can range from mildly symptomatic to life threatening. Complications can range from psychological problems to systemic medical disease, such as psoriatic arthritis and inflammatory bowel disease. Treatment options can have adverse side effects which negatively affect multiple organ systems such as the hematological, neurological, and immunological systems. Therefore, psoriasis is a dermatologic disease that should be taken seriously in military aviation. The disease, its complications, and its therapies can interfere with concentration, mission accomplishment, the ability to operate aircraft safely, and compliance with safety equipment use. In this case report, we present the case of a naval flight surgeon who presented with inverse psoriasis and plaque psoriasis, which ultimately became well controlled with topical medications. The flight surgeon was recommended for military aeromedical waivers for psoriasis and chronic medication use. We also review the medical literature on cutaneous psoriasis, discuss its complications, and review its aeromedical implications in military aviation. PMID:16491582

  10. Rheumatoid arthritis in a military aviator.

    PubMed

    Moszyk, Danielle J; Sulit, Daryl J

    2007-01-01

    Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic inflammatory condition whose pathogenesis is determined partially by genetic and environmental factors. Without treatment, 20 to 30% of individuals with this condition will become permanently disabled in a few years. Rheumatoid arthritis and its potential complications can cause significant disability and could seriously affect the performance of an aviator. Traditionally, disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARD) and biologics have not been used until disease progression occurs, but they recently have been added earlier in the course of disease for a more aggressive approach to treatment. It has been shown to significantly reduce the number of affected joints, pain, and disability. This newer treatment regimen has helped a military pilot continue his aviation career. We present the case of an experienced designated military pilot who was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis. He was initially treated early with a DMARD and biologic medication. He has remained in remission and currently only uses etanercept (biologic medication) and a non-steriodal anti-inflammatory drug to control his disease. He has responded favorably to therapy and has few limitations. Due to his positive response to treatment, the aviator was granted military aeromedical waivers for rheumatoid arthritis and chronic medication use. PMID:17225486

  11. Morphological Characteristics of Conidiogenesis in Cordyceps militaris.

    PubMed

    Shrestha, Bhushan; Han, Sang-Kuk; Yoon, Kwon-Sang; Sung, Jae-Mo

    2005-06-01

    Conidial development of Cordyceps militaris was observed from germinating ascospores and vegetative hyphae through light and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Ascospores were discharged from fresh specimens of C. militaris in sterile water as well as Sabouraud Dextrose agar plus Yeast Extract (SDAY) plates. We observed ascospore germination and conidial formation periodically. Under submerged condition in sterile water, most part-spores germinated unidirectionally and conidia were developed directly from the tips of germinating hyphae of part-spores within 36 h after ascospore discharge, showing microcyclic conidiation. First-formed conidia were cylindrical or clavate followed by globose and ellipsoidal ones. Germination of ascospores and conidial development were observed on SDAY agar by SEM. Slimy heads of conidia on variously arranged phialides, from solitary to whorl, developed 5 days after ascospore discharge. Besides, two distinct types of conidia, elongated pyriform or cylindrical and globose, were observed in the same slimy heads by SEM. Conidia were shown to be uninucleate with 4,6-diamidino-2-phenylindole staining. Conidiogenous cells were more slender than vegetative hyphae, having attenuated tips. Microcyclic conidiation, undifferentiated conidiogenous hyphae (phialides), polymorphic conidia and solitary, opposite to whorled type of phialidic arrangement are reported here as the characteristic features of asexual stage of C. militaris, which can be distinguished from other Cordyceps species. PMID:24049477

  12. [The educational program for modern military surgeons].

    PubMed

    Willy, C; Gutcke, A; Klein, B; Rauhut, F; Friemert, B; Kollig, E W; Weller, N; Lieber, A

    2010-02-01

    Casualties in military conflict produce patterns of injuries that are not seen in routine surgical practice at home. In an era of increasing surgical sub-specialization the deployed surgeon needs to acquire and maintain a wide range of skills from a variety of surgical specialties. Improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have become the modus operandi for terrorists and in the current global security situation these tactics can be equally employed against civilian targets. Therefore, knowledge and training in the management of these injuries are relevant to both military and civilian surgeons. To create this kind of military surgeon the so-called "DUO-plus" model for the training of surgical officers (specialization general surgery plus a second specialization either in visceral surgery or orthopedics/trauma surgery) has been developed in the Joint Medical Service of the German Bundeswehr. Other relevant skills, such as emergency neurotraumatology, battlefield surgery with integrated oral and craniomaxillofacial surgery and emergency gynecology, are integrated into this concept and will be taught in courses. Log books will be kept in accordance with the training curricula. On successful completion of the program medical officers will be officially appointed as Medical Officer "Einsatzchirurg" by their commanding officers for a maximum of 5 years and it will be necessary to renew it after this period. These refresher programs will require participation in visiting physicians programs in the complementary surgical disciplines in order to retain the essential specific skills. PMID:20107761

  13. Pharmacotherapy for recently evacuated military casualties.

    PubMed

    Friedman, M J; Charney, D S; Southwick, S M

    1993-07-01

    In late 1990 during the massive Operation Desert Shield/Storm (ODS) deployment of United Nations troops, the VA/DoD Joint Contingency Plan was activated. Worst case scenarios projected tens of thousands of medical evacuees from the Persian Gulf and predicted that U.S. Military Communication Zone and CONUS bed capacity would quickly be saturated. As a result, a massive educational program was rapidly implemented to prepare 80 VA hospitals to receive ODS personnel within 1-3 weeks of their evacuation from battalion aid stations or other front-echelon medical facilities. This article was written as part of this educational effort. Noting that there were no published articles on pharmacotherapy for recently evacuated military casualties, the authors wrote the present manuscript for inclusion in the ODS Clinical Packet prepared by the VA's National Center for PTSD and circulated to VA mental health professionals. Since the published literature still lacks an article on this subject and since we believe that our comments on pharmacotherapy apply to survivors of most acute traumatic events, we present our observations and recommendations with the hope that they may be useful to military, VA, and civilian practitioners. PMID:8351054

  14. American Suppliers: The Role of Americans in the Perpetuation and Maintenance of the Postwar Black Market in Germany

    E-print Network

    Fasulo, Micheal

    2012-02-14

    11Malte Zierenberg, ?The Trading City: Black Markets in Berlin during World War II,? in Endangered Cities: Military Power and Urban Societies in the Era of the World Wars, Marcus Funck and Roger Chickering, eds. Studies in central European...

  15. Science with a vengeance: How the Military created the US Space Sciences after World War II

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Devorkin, David H.

    The exploration of the upper atmosphere was given a jump start in the United States by German V-2 rockets - Hitler's "vengeance weapon" - captured at the end of World War II. The science performed with these missiles was largely determined by the missile itself, such as learning more about the medium through which a ballistic missile travels. Groups rapidly formed within the military and military-funded university laboratories to build instruments to investigate the Earth's upper atmosphere and ionosphere, the nature of cosmic radiation, and the ultraviolet spectrum of the Sun. Few, if any, members of these research groups had prior experience or demonstrated interests in atmospheric, cosmic-ray, or solar physics. Although scientific agendas were at first centered on what could be done with missiles and how to make ballistic missile systems work, reports on techniques and results were widely publicized as the research groups and their patrons sought scientific legitimacy and learned how to make their science an integral part of the national security state. The process by which these groups gained scientific and institutional authority was far from straightforward and offers useful insight both for the historian and for the scientist concerned with how specialties born within the military services became part of post-war American science.

  16. American Women and American Studies.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Chmaj, Betty E.

    The American Studies Association (ASA) is an interprofessional group, representing a cross-section of persons from American literature, American history, the social sciences, philosophy, archeology, Black Studies, Urban Studies, American Studies, and others. This document by the ASA Commission on the Status of Women includes: (1) a report of the…

  17. Mortality salience, martyrdom, and military might: the great satan versus the axis of evil.

    PubMed

    Pyszczynski, Tom; Abdollahi, Abdolhossein; Solomon, Sheldon; Greenberg, Jeff; Cohen, Florette; Weise, David

    2006-04-01

    Study 1 investigated the effect of mortality salience on support for martyrdom attacks among Iranian college students. Participants were randomly assigned to answer questions about either their own death or an aversive topic unrelated to death and then evaluated materials from fellow students who either supported or opposed martyrdom attacks against the United States. Whereas control participants preferred the student who opposed martyrdom, participants reminded of death preferred the student who supported martyrdom and indicated they were more likely to consider such activities themselves. Study 2 investigated the effect of mortality salience on American college students' support for extreme military interventions by American forces that could kill thousands of civilians. Mortality salience increased support for such measures among politically conservative but not politically liberal students. The roles of existential fear, cultural worldviews, and construing one's nation as pursing a heroic battle against evil in advocacy of violence were discussed. PMID:16513804

  18. Central American electrical interconnection

    SciTech Connect

    Not Available

    1988-12-01

    A technical cooperation grant of $2.25 million, designed to strengthen the capacity of Central American countries to operate their regional interconnected electrical system, was announced by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The grant, extended from the banks Fund for Special Operations, will help improve the capacity of the regions electric power companies to achieve economical, safe operation of the interconnected electric power systems. The funds will also be used to finance regional studies of the accords, procedures, regulations, and supervisory mechanisms for the system, as well as program development and data bases.

  19. The military physician and contested medical humanitarianism: a dueling identity?

    PubMed

    Gordon, Stuart

    2014-11-01

    A critical issue in the study of humanitarianism is who counts as a medical humanitarian. Military physicians are often characterized as caught between the potentially incompatible roles of physician and military professional. Medical NGOs, such as Médecins Sans Frontičres (MSF), have also vociferously rejected military medical humanitarianism: questioning the mandate, skills, and appropriateness of military involvement in humanitarian medicine as well as the potential impact on 'humanitarian space'. Yet many military doctors contest this. Consequently this study examines the ways in which primarily British military physicians identify and manage their identities as both medical humanitarians and soldiers. The research utilized a mixed method, grounded theory approach involving systematic document searches/expert identification of a core literature of 300 policy and peer reviewed documents, plus grey literature and 53 formal medical post operational reports from units serving in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2004 and 2012. Semi structured interviews involved purposive sampling (34 respondents) ranging from a former Surgeon General to more junior staff. Methods also included an analysis of the original data and literature from the 2003 Medical Services Delphi study (involving an additional 40 experts and an extensive literature review) on military medical identity/future roles as well as direct observation of military doctors in Iraq and Afghanistan (two, 2 month research trips). The research concluded that military physicians conceived of themselves as autonomous medical humanitarians with an individual morality rooted in civilian medical ethics that facilitated resistance to the potentially hegemonic military identity. Nevertheless military physicians were part of a medical organization with fundamentally different priorities from those of civilian humanitarian physicians. Furthermore, the perceived emergence of multiple civilian 'humanitarianisms' has legitimated a space for the military physician alongside other variants of humanitarianism. This study contributes to the growing body of work on the self-identity of health professionals as humanitarians in conflict settings and demonstrates how the military medical identity fits into a fragmented civilian humanitarianism. PMID:24928172

  20. Measuring Cognitive Workload in Non-military Scenarios Criteria for Sensor Technologies

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jörg Voskamp; Bodo Urban

    2009-01-01

    Augmented Cognition manifesting in the DARPA project is becoming of more and more interest to non-military application areas.\\u000a First areas it is going to be applied are in flight control and power plant control. Measuring cognitive workload in the context\\u000a of Augmented Cognition is bound to the application of sensor technologies and frameworks which are going to be applied to

  1. Urban propagation measurements for ground based communication in the military UHF band

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jerry R. Hampton; Naim M. Merheb; William L. Lain; Douglas E. Paunil; Robert M. Shuford; William T. Kasch

    2006-01-01

    Results are presented from an experimental investigation to characterize path loss in urban terrain within the military ultrahigh frequency band (225 to 450 MHz) between ground-based communicators. Testing was conducted over a two-day period in downtown Philadelphia. Profiles of received power versus distance were generated along a variety of straight and L-shaped paths for different radio frequencies and antenna heights.

  2. Propagation characteristics of ground based urban communications in the military UHF band

    Microsoft Academic Search

    Jerry R. Hampton; Naim M. Merheb; William L. Lain; Douglas E. Paunil; Robert M. Shuford; Jason A. Abrahamson; William T. Kasch

    2005-01-01

    A series of experiments were conducted to characterize the propagation characteristics in an urban canyon setting between ground-based communicators operating within the military ultrahigh frequency band (225 to 450 MHz). The experiments were conducted over a two-day period in downtown Philadelphia. Profiles of received power versus distance were generated along a variety of straight and L-shaped paths for different radio

  3. AGARD lecture series on the impact of proposed radio frequency radiation standards on military operations

    Microsoft Academic Search

    T. C. Rozzell

    1985-01-01

    During April 1985, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's Advisory Group for Aerospace Research and Development (AGARD) held a lecture series dealing with the impact of proposed and existing radio-frequency (RF) radiation standards on military operations. This report discusses presentations on specific absorption rate and RF energy, biological effects of RF energy, long-term exposure, accidental exposure, epidemiological studies, power-line frequencies, very

  4. 23. Historic American Buildings Survey. 'Fort Independence,' 1801, by John ...

    Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

    23. Historic American Buildings Survey. 'Fort Independence,' 1801, by John Foncin. French artillerist and military engineer and designer of Fort McHenry. This plan includes alternate arrangements for grouping of the inner buildings 'Fig. 2' being similar to Fort McHenry. - Fort McHenry National Monument & Historic Shrine, East Fort Avenue at Whetstone Point, Baltimore, Independent City, MD

  5. The Americanization of the Croatian language.

    PubMed

    Bosnar-Valkovi?, Brigita; Blazevi?, Nevenka; Gjuran-Coha, Anamarija

    2008-12-01

    The USA is spreading their political, military, economic, scientific, artistic and cultural mission throughout the world. The aim of this paper is to bring to the attention the Americanization of the Croatian language particularly evident in the newly adopted language manners, in teenage language, in specialist languages, in the field of advertising and in political correctness. The spread of Americanization of the Croatian language has both negative and positive effects. Positive effects can be regarded as enrichment of the Croatian language, whereas the negative ones endanger its deep structure. Positive effects should be supported and negative minimized through the cooperation between experts in linguistics and politics. PMID:19149206

  6. Coming Home: Adjustments for Military Families

    MedlinePLUS

    ... For all questions please contact the AACAP Communications & Marketing Coordinator, ext. 154. If you need immediate assistance, please dial 911. Copyright © 2014 by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

  7. Military Social Work: Opportunities and Challenges for Social Work Education

    PubMed Central

    Wooten, Nikki R.

    2015-01-01

    Military social work is a specialized field of practice spanning the micro-macro continuum and requiring advanced social work knowledge and skills. The complex behavioral health problems and service needs of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans highlight the need for highly trained social work professionals who can provide militarily-relevant and culturally-responsive evidence-informed services. Responding to the military behavioral health workforce and service needs of recently returned veterans presents both opportunities and challenges for military social work education. This article discusses the rationale for a military social work specialization, the need for military social work education, and opportunities and challenges for social work education. An integrated model of intellectual capital is proposed to guide strategic planning for future military social work education.

  8. Thermoregulatory modeling use and application in the military workforce.

    PubMed

    Yokota, Miyo; Berglund, Larry G; Xu, Xiaojiang

    2014-05-01

    Thermoregulatory models have been used in the military to quantify probabilities of individuals' thermal-related illness/injury. The uses of the models have diversified over the past decade. This paper revisits an overall view of selected thermoregulatory models used in the U.S. military and provides examples of actual practical military applications: 1) the latest military vehicle designed with armor and blast/bulletproof windows was assessed to predict crews' thermal strains levels inside vehicles under hot environment (air temperature [Ta]: 29-43 °C, dew point: 13 °C); 2) a military working dog (MWD) model was developed by modifying existing human thermoregulatory models with canine physical appearance and physiological mechanisms; 3) thermal tolerance range of individuals from a large military group (n = 100) exposed to 35 °C/40% relative humidity were examined using thermoregulatory modeling and multivariate statistical analyses. Model simulation results assist in the decisions for the strategic planning and preventions of heat stress. PMID:24075557

  9. Military display market segment: wearable and portable

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    Desjardins, Daniel D.; Hopper, Darrel G.

    2003-09-01

    The military display market (MDM) is analyzed in terms of one of its segments, wearable and portable displays. Wearable and portable displays are those embedded in gear worn or carried by warfighters. Categories include hand-mobile (direct-view and monocular/binocular), palm-held, head/helmet-mounted, body-strapped, knee-attached, lap-born, neck-lanyard, and pocket/backpack-stowed. Some 62 fielded and developmental display sizes are identified in this wearable/portable MDM segment. Parameters requiring special consideration, such as weight, luminance ranges, light emission, viewing angles, and chromaticity coordinates, are summarized and compared. Ruggedized commercial versus commercial off-the-shelf designs are contrasted; and a number of custom displays are also found in this MDM category. Display sizes having aggregate quantities of 5,000 units or greater or having 2 or more program applications are identified. Wearable and portable displays are also analyzed by technology (LCD, LED, CRT, OLED and plasma). The technical specifications and program history of several high-profile military programs are discussed to provide a systems context for some representative displays and their function. As of August 2002 our defense-wide military display market study has documented 438,882 total display units distributed across 1,163 display sizes and 438 weapon systems. Wearable and portable displays account for 202,593 displays (46% of total DoD) yet comprise just 62 sizes (5% of total DoD) in 120 weapons systems (27% of total DoD). Some 66% of these wearable and portable applications involve low information content displays comprising just a few characters in one color; however, there is an accelerating trend towards higher information content units capable of showing changeable graphics, color and video.

  10. Polymer Fabric Protects Firefighters, Military, and Civilians

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    2008-01-01

    In 1967, NASA contracted with Celanese Corporation, of New York, to develop a line of PBI textiles for use in space suits and vehicles. In 2005, the PBI fiber and polymer business was sold to PBI Performance Products Inc., of Charlotte, North Carolina, under the ownership of the InterTech Group, of North Charleston, South Carolina. PBI Performance Products now offers two distinct lines: PBI, the original heat and flame resistant fiber; and Celazole, a family of high-temperature PBI polymers available in true polymer form. PBI is now used in numerous firefighting, military, motor sports, and other applications.

  11. Snapping scapula syndrome in the military.

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    Patzkowski, Jeanne C; Owens, Brett D; Burns, Travis C

    2014-10-01

    Snapping scapula syndrome is a rare condition resulting in painful crepitus of the scapulothoracic articulation that may be more common in a military population because of significant upper extremity load-bearing activities. Conservative management is the first-line therapy and is successful in up to 80% of patients. For those patients who fail conservative management, arthroscopic bursectomy and partial scapulectomy is a reasonable option, but is technically demanding and requires an in-depth understanding of the complex anatomy of the scapulothoracic region. PMID:25280621

  12. End-to-end military pain management

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    Aldington, D. J.; McQuay, H. J.; Moore, R. A.

    2011-01-01

    The last three years have seen significant changes in the Defence Medical Services approach to trauma pain management. This article seeks to outline these changes that have occurred at every level of the casualty's journey along the chain of evacuation, from the point of injury to rehabilitation and either continued employment in the Services or to medical discharge. Particular attention is paid to the evidence for the interventions used for both acute pain and chronic pain management. Also highlighted are possible differences in pain management techniques between civilian and military casualties. PMID:21149362

  13. [Osgood-Schlatter disease in military personnel].

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    Krylov, N L

    2014-02-01

    Clinical and radiological manifestations and outcomes of Osgood - Schlatter disease in 141 serviceman held military service are presented. Patients had the late stage of disease. Authors describe four options of radiological signs. Indications for surgical treatment are substantiated. Proved traumatic nature of the disease in the adolescent growth period. Analysis of observational data allows us to conclude that the primary manifestations of trauma of shinbone area can occur in patellar ligament and apophasis of shinbone. In old cases of Osgood-Schlatter disease location and nature of the damage can be determined by hystotope analysis. This disease is one of the manifestations of heterotopic ossification. PMID:25046923

  14. Chickamauga National Military Park Tour Roads, Gordon's Slough Bridge, At ...

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    Chickamauga National Military Park Tour Roads, Gordon's Slough Bridge, At the confluence of Alexander's Bridge Road and Gordon's Slough, southeast of Alexander's Bridge, Fort Oglethorpe, Catoosa County, GA

  15. Use of Ubiquitous Technologies in Military Logistic System in Iran

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    Jafari, P.; Sadeghi-Niaraki, A.

    2013-09-01

    This study is about integration and evaluation of RFID and ubiquitous technologies in military logistic system management. Firstly, supply chain management and the necessity of a revolution in logistic systems especially in military area, are explained. Secondly RFID and ubiquitous technologies and the advantages of their use in supply chain management are introduced. Lastly a system based on these technologies for controlling and increasing the speed and accuracy in military logistic system in Iran with its unique properties, is presented. The system is based on full control of military logistics (supplies) from the time of deployment to replenishment using sensor network, ubiquitous and RFID technologies.

  16. Job Satisfaction and the Perceived Organizational Culture of U.S. Military and Military Affiliated Personnel

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    Diffenauer, Deborah A.

    2010-01-01

    This study examined the relationship between demographic characteristics, level of job satisfaction, and current/preferred organizational culture in a sample of 139 off-campus military degree program participants. Responses were received from undergraduate students in the fields of engineering, applied sciences and arts, and education. "The Job…

  17. Military Career Paths. Career Progression Patterns for Selected Occupations from the Military Career Guide.

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    Military Entrance Processing Command (DOD), North Chicago, IL.

    This document was developed in response to requests from guidance professionals for information about career progression in the military. It presents descriptions of typical career development patterns over a 20-year period for 25 enlisted and 13 officer occupations. The enlisted occupations are: administrative support specialists, air crew…

  18. AKTiveSA: Supporting Civil-Military Information Integration in Military Operations Other than War

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    P. R. Smart; A. Russell; N. R. Shadbolt

    2007-01-01

    The ability to integrate information from a variety of sources is a key ingredient of enhanced situation awareness in both conflict and non-conflict situations. Information integration is particularly important in military operations other than war (MOOTW) contexts because the range of relevant information sources is considerably more diverse than that seen in more conventional war-fighting operations. In this paper we

  19. Simulation analysis: applications of discrete event simulation modeling to military problems

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    Raymond R. Hill; John O. Miller; Gregory A. McIntyre

    2001-01-01

    The military is a big user of discrete event simulation models. The use of these models range from training and wargaming their constructive use in important military analyses. In this paper we discuss the uses of military simulation, the issues associated with military simulation to include categorizations of various types of military simulation. We then discuss three particular simulation studies

  20. Medicinal uses of the mushroom Cordyceps militaris: current state and prospects.

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    Das, Shonkor Kumar; Masuda, Mina; Sakurai, Akihiko; Sakakibara, Mikio

    2010-12-01

    Cordyceps militaris is a potential harbour of bio-metabolites for herbal drugs and evidences are available about its applications for revitalization of various systems of the body from ancient times. Amongst all the species, C. militaris is considered as the oldest source of some useful chemical constituents. Besides their popular applications for tonic medicine by the all stairs of the community, the constituents of C. militaris are now used extensively in modern systems of medicine. The current survey records the mysterious potentials of C. militaris are boosting up the present herbal treatments, as well as gearing up the green pharmacy revolution, in order to create a friendly environment with reasonable safety. Evidence showed that the active principles of C. militaris are beneficial to act as pro-sexual, anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant/anti-aging, anti-tumour/anti-cancer/anti-leukemic, anti-proliferative, anti-metastatic, immunomodulatory, anti-microbial, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal, anti-protozoal, insecticidal, larvicidal, anti-fibrotic, steroidogenic, hypoglacaemic, hypolipidaemic, anti-angiogenetic, anti-diabetic, anti-HIV, anti-malarial, anti-fatigue, neuroprotective, liver-protective, reno-protective as well as pneumo-protective, let alone their other synergistic activities, which let it be marketable in the western countries as over-the-counter medicine. A number of culture techniques for this mushroom have been noticed, for example, storage/stock culture, pre-culture, popular/indigenous culture (spawn culture, husked rice culture and saw dust culture) and, special/laboratory culture (shaking culture, submerged culture, surface liquid culture and continuous/repeated batch culture). The prospects for herbal biotechnology regarding drug discovery using C. militaris delivering what it has promised are high, as the technology is now extremely more powerful than before. This study chiefly highlights the medicinal uses of the mushroom C. militaris including its culture techniques, also aiming to draw sufficient attention of the researchers to the frontier research needs in this context. PMID:20650308

  1. Haitian Americans.

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    Catanese, Anthony V.

    1998-01-01

    Uses 1990 U.S. Census data to show the changing demographic profile of Haitian Americans. Haitian Americans are likely to live along the Atlantic seaboard and to have relatively low, although not the lowest, incomes. However, the demographic mosaic of Haitian Americans is diverse, showing the effects of Haitian national and ethnic history. (SLD)

  2. Class warfare American style

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    Wallace C. Peterson

    1997-01-01

    The idea of class warfare, which originated with Karl Marx, frightens Americans. But the form of class warfare that exists\\u000a in America is not Marxian in nature. Rather, its source is hard-right conservatives, who have stood Marx on his head, using\\u000a the power of government and power in the marketplace to shift the distribution of income and wealth increasingly in

  3. 38. SITE BUILDING 004 ELECTRIC POWER STATION AT INTERIOR ...

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    38. SITE BUILDING 004 - ELECTRIC POWER STATION AT INTERIOR - OBLIQUE VIEW AT FLOOR LEVEL SHOWING DIESEL ENGINE/GENERATOR SET NUMBER 5. - Cape Cod Air Station, Technical Facility-Scanner Building & Power Plant, Massachusetts Military Reservation, Sandwich, Barnstable County, MA

  4. Military Education and Research Library Network

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    The official Web presence of the military education libraries in the United States and Europe, MERLN links together the holdings and electronic information resources of fourteen libraries, collectively the "largest and most comprehensive collections of military information resources in the world." Users can select a Topic Area (or create a custom topic) or a specific catalog, and then search by title, author, subject heading, or advanced options. The databases are also browseable by author, title, subject, or year. A sample search under title keyword for all libraries for "carpet bombing" produced 74 hits, while "Antietam" produced 266. Hits for each library are listed in a frame on the left-hand side, while basic bibliographic information on each title is listed on the right, with links to more detailed information. Users can repeat previous searches and combine them with other searches using the History option and also save and email selected search returns. Please note that at present the library catalogs for the Marine Corps University Research Center, the Marshall Center, the US Coast Guard Academy, and the US Naval Academy cannot be directly searched from MERLN, but efforts are underway to correct the problem. Users can access the homepages of these libraries, and all of the others linked through MERLN, from the main page.

  5. Self-efficacy as a mediator of the relationship between subjective well-being and general health of military cadets.

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    Souza, Luciane Albuquerque Sá de; Torres, Ana Raquel Rosas; Barbosa, Genário Alves; Lima, Tiago Jessé Souza de; Souza, Luana Elayne Cunha de

    2014-11-01

    The objective of this study is to investigate the role of self-efficacy beliefs as a mediator of the relationship between the subjective well-being and general health of military cadets (police and firefighters). For this study, 228 cadets participated, the majority being Military Police officer candidates (65%), male (79%), between 17 and 34 years of age (99%), and unmarried (74%). They responded to questionnaires on general health (GHQ-12), perceived general self-efficacy, to the multiple scales that cover subjective well-being, and demographic questions. Initial regression analyses indicate the predictive power of subject well-being regarding general health. Subsequently, the mediation analyses provide satisfactory evidence for the role of perceived self-efficacy as a mediator of the relationship between the subjective well-being variables and the overall health of military cadets. The implications of these results for the professional training of the cadets are discussed. PMID:25493985

  6. Low power systems for wireless microsensors

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    K. Bult; Amit Burstein; D. Chang; Michael J. Dong; M. Fielding; E. Kruglick; J. Ho; F. Lin; T. H. Lin; William J. Kaiser; H. Marcy; R. Mukai; Phyllis R. Nelson; F. L. Newburg; Kristofer S. J. Pister; Gregory J. Pottie; Henry Sanchez; Oscar M. Stafsudd; K. Tan; S. Xue; J. Yao

    1996-01-01

    Low power wireless sensor networks pro- vide a new monitoring and control capability for civil and military applications in transportation, manufactur- ing, biomedical, environmental management, and safety and security systems. Wireless microsensor network nodes, operating at average and peak power levels con- strained by compact power sources, offer a range of important challenges for low power methods. This paper reports

  7. Grant Title: RESEARCH ON CHILDREN IN MILITARY FAMILIES: THE IMPACT OF PARENTAL MILITARY DEPLOYMENT AND REINTEGRATION ON CHILD AND FAMILY FUNCTIONING (R01, R13,

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    Farritor, Shane

    Grant Title: RESEARCH ON CHILDREN IN MILITARY FAMILIES: THE IMPACT OF PARENTAL MILITARY DEPLOYMENT of parental military deployment. Release and Expiration: Release Date: April 13, 2011. Expiration Date R01 of the impact of parental military deployment, combat-related stress and reintegration with the family on child

  8. [High-yielding cordycepin in Cordyceps militaris modified by low-energy ion beam].

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    Li, Wen; Zhao, Shiguang; Chen, Hongwei; Yuan, Hang; Wang, Tao; Huang, Xian

    2009-11-01

    Cordycepin has the effect of anti-tumor, immunomodulation, anti-inflammation and so on. In order to make use of Cordyceps militaris better, we implanted different doses of low-energy ion beam into C. militaris, chose best cordycepin extracting technology, and determined cordycepin content in strains before and after ion beam implantation by UV spectrophotometry. Results showed that the best dose of low-energy ion beam was 2.60 x 10(15) ions/cm2, the best conditions of microwave assisted ultrasonic extraction technology were as follows: 70% ethanol as the solvent, microwave power as 200 W, extraction time as 110 s, Material - liquid ratio as 1: 240. We chose 15 strains with high-yielding cordycepin, of which cordycepin content was up to (11.924 +/- 0.063) mg/g, which was a nearly 30% increase compared with the original strain. PMID:20222474

  9. Personal values in soldiers after military deployment: associations with mental health and resilience

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    Zimmermann, Peter; Firnkes, Susanne; Kowalski, Jens T.; Backus, Johannes; Siegel, Stefan; Willmund, Gerd; Maercker, Andreas

    2014-01-01

    Background After military deployment, soldiers are at an increased risk of developing posttraumatic psychiatric disorders. The correlation of personal values with symptoms, however, has not yet been examined within a military context. Method Schwartz’s Portrait Values Questionnaire (PVQ), the Posttraumatic Stress Diagnostic Scale (PDS), and the 11-item version of the Resilience Scale (RS-11) were completed by 117 soldiers of the German Armed Forces who had recently been deployed to Afghanistan (n=40 undergoing initial psychiatric treatment, n=77 untreated). Results Logistic regression showed that the value types of hedonism (?), power (?), tradition (+), and universalism (+) were significantly correlated with the probability and severity of PTSD and whether the participant was in treatment or not. The effects were partially mediated by the RS-11 scale values. Conclusions Value types seem to be associated with psychiatric symptoms in soldiers after deployment. These results could contribute to the further development of therapeutic approaches. PMID:24808938

  10. "The Second American School of Arms": the Virginia Military Institute and the advent of state military education, 1835-1851 

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    Wineman, Bradford Alexander

    2001-01-01

    years. While attending the Institute, cadets were also in charge of guarding the weapons stored in the arsenal from which the school was converted. VMI offered a multi-beneficial program in order to gain support from a state that was cynical...

  11. Natural Interaction Based Online Military Boxing Learning System

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    Yang, Chenglei; Wang, Lu; Sun, Bing; Yin, Xu; Wang, Xiaoting; Liu, Li; Lu, Lin

    2013-01-01

    Military boxing, a kind of Chinese martial arts, is widespread and health beneficial. In this paper, the authors introduce a military boxing learning system realized by 3D motion capture, Web3D and 3D interactive technologies. The interactions with the system are natural and intuitive. Users can observe and learn the details of each action of the…

  12. From Underdog to Overmatch: Computer Games and Military Transformation

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    Matthew Thomson

    2009-01-01

    The rise of the military-entertainment complex has encouraged an increase in critical attention to military computer games. For the most part, these criticisms have taken the form of emotive claims concerning media effects, or politicized dismissals of games as simplistic and distortive propaganda. Through an analysis of the games Conflict: Desert Storm, Conflict: Desert Storm II, Full Spectrum Warrior, Full

  13. Golden Eagle Indifference to Heli-Skiing and Military Helicopters

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    Golden Eagle Indifference to Heli-Skiing and Military Helicopters in Northern Utah TERYL G. GRUBB,1-Skiing and Military Helicopters in Northern Utah TERYL G. GRUBB,1 United States Forest Service, Rocky Mountain, Utah, USA, we recorded 303 helicopter passes between 0 m and 3,000 m (horizontal distance) near L 30

  14. Certification of Qualifying Exigency For Military Family Leave

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    Oklahoma, University of

    Certification of Qualifying Exigency For Military Family Leave (Family and Medical Leave Act) U in this section seek a response as to the frequency or duration of the qualifying exigency. Be as specific as you: __________________________________________________________________________________ First Middle Last Name of covered military member on active duty or call to active duty status

  15. Certification of Qualifying Exigency For Military Family Leave

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    McGaughey, Alan

    Certification of Qualifying Exigency For Military Family Leave (Family and Medical Leave Act in this section seek a response as to the frequency or duration of the qualifying exigency. Be as specific as you: __________________________________________________________________________________ First Middle Last Name of covered military member on covered active duty or call to covered active duty

  16. Certification of Qualifying Exigency For Military Family Leave

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    Sheridan, Jennifer

    Certification of Qualifying Exigency For Military Family Leave (Family and Medical Leave Act) U a response as to the frequency or duration of the qualifying exigency. Be as specific as you can; terms: __________________________________________________________________________________ First Middle Last Name of covered military member on active duty or call to active duty status

  17. Military applications of high accuracy frequency standards and clocks

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    John R. Vig

    1993-01-01

    The application of frequency control and timing devices in modern military electronics systems is reviewed. The manner in which the stability and accuracy of these devices impact the performance of military communication, navigation, surveillance, electronic warfare, missile guidance, and identification-friend-or-foe (IFF) systems is discussed

  18. Sexual Violence among Men in the Military in South Korea

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    Kwon, Insook; Lee, Dong-Ok; Kim, Elli; Kim, Hyun-Young

    2007-01-01

    This research is about sexual violence among men in the military in South Korea. The authors investigated the frequencies, causes, and circumstances surrounding sexual violence and looked for characteristic features of sexual violence among men in the military in South Korea. They found a high frequency of physical sexual violence and a high level…

  19. Industry looks at military exceptionally high frequency bands

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    F. L. Hofmann

    1982-01-01

    Various programs and systems in the developing EHF communications band usage, including satellites, are examined. Commercial systems, built by companies which also hold military contracts, are beginning to feature capabilities formerly reserved for the military, in order to meet increased demands for voice, video, and data links. The C-band, from 4-6 GHz is becoming oversubscribed, leading to the implementation of

  20. Certification of Qualifying Exigency For Military Family Leave

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    Yang, Zong-Liang

    Certification of Qualifying Exigency For Military Family Leave (Family and Medical Leave Act in this section seek a response as to the frequency or duration of the qualifying exigency. Be as specific as you: __________________________________________________________________________________ First Middle Last Name of covered military member on active duty or call to active duty status

  1. Frequencies of Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) Among Military Leaders

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    Dianna Lea Williams

    1999-01-01

    Psychological type distributions of military leaders at various levels show interesting patterns. Military leaders have yet to fully begin to appreciate the psychological type contributions the staff brings to workforce resources. Human resource, a compilation of the workforce's value and worth, is a capital investment and should be recognized in the motif of human development and management. This sample of

  2. Military applications of high-accuracy frequency standards and clocks

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    John R. Vig

    1993-01-01

    Frequency control and timing devices are essential components in modern military electronics systems. Reviewed in this paper are the applications of these devices, and the manner in which the stability and accuracy of these devices impact the performance of military communication, navigation, surveillance, electronic warfare, missile guidance, and identification-friend-or-foe systems.

  3. Women and the Military. A WEAL Fund Kit.

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    Women's Equity Action League Educational and Legal Defense Fund, Washington, DC.

    Designed to provide useful information on women in the military, this kit is intended for students, teachers, guidance counselors, parents, policy officials, women's studies programs, librarians, and those interested in the changing role of women. The first section includes a paper on Common Misconceptions about Women in the Military and issue…

  4. Research of Integrating Military Storage Resources Based on Storage Virtualization

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    Qichao Xia; Lianxing Jia; Qicong Shen; Dan Feng

    2006-01-01

    In information warfare (IW), information storage is one of important processes to obtaining information dominance. Existing military storage systems are mostly independent, so they can't provide reliable and effective storage service for users. How to integrate existing military storage systems into a network storage system which have stronger compatibility, higher usability and better cooperation? It's the problem urgently need us

  5. Military Experience Directed into Health Careers. Executive Summary.

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    Health Research and Educational Fund of New Jersey, Princeton, NJ.

    Operation MEDIHC's (Military Experience Directed into Health Careers) program to help veterans trained in health skills while in military service capitalize on those skills when they return to civilian life is examined. The goal of the program was to help find civilian career opportunities and to provide free counseling and vocational guidance to…

  6. Youth Labor Markets and the Military. The Rand Paper Series.

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    Cooper, Richard V. L.

    This paper argues that the military plays an extremely important role in youth labor markets by providing not only jobs but also experience and training which can later be transferred to the civilian labor market. Following the introduction, section II examines the military's demand for labor; its fluctuations due to secular, cyclical, and…

  7. GIS applications for military operations in coastal zones

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    S. Fleming; T. Jordan; M. Madden; E. L. Usery; R. Welch

    2009-01-01

    In order to successfully support current and future US military operations in coastal zones, geospatial information must be rapidly integrated and analyzed to meet ongoing force structure evolution and new mission directives. Coastal zones in a military-operational environment are complex regions that include sea, land and air features that demand high-volume databases of extreme detail within relatively narrow geographic corridors.

  8. The Corps Of Engineers Military Ocean Engineering Related Program

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    R. Whalin

    1983-01-01

    The Corps of Engineers, CE, has a long and varied history of research and development (R&D) in military\\/ civil ocean engineering. Model tests were performed of floating breakwaters used during the Normandy invasion, investigations have been made of military harbors, and designs have been prepared for breakwaters and jetties. The CE has had a key role in numerous joint studies

  9. Constrained Planning and Wargame Performance in Military and Civilian Teams

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    Monique Kardos; Taryn Chapman

    The TLCAC study, conducted during January 2001, involved two military and three civilian teams conducting planning activities under time constraint and fighting a battle with a designated enemy using the Janus wargame. This report outlines the planning behaviours observed in military and civilian participants, and briefly discusses their possible relation(s) with the wargame outcomes. It is concluded that the current

  10. A Methodology for Evaluating Military Systems in a Counterproliferation Role

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    Stanley Stafira Jr.; Gregory S. Parnell; James T. Moore

    1997-01-01

    This paper illustrates a methodology to evaluate how dissimilar military systems support the accomplishment of the United States' counterproliferation objectives. The key questions in evaluating counterproliferation systems are identified. By using decision analysis, an influence diagram model is developed that represents military activities in the counterproliferation process. A value model is developed that enables systems to be evaluated against common

  11. A Life-Course Analysis of Military Service in Vietnam

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    Wright, John Paul; Carter, David E.; Cullen, Francis T.

    2005-01-01

    Prior research demonstrates that military service disconnects men from past social and personal disadvantages and thus potentially alters normal life-course patterns of development. Much of this research, however, has been conducted only with World War II veterans. Relatively few studies have examined the influence of military service in Vietnam…

  12. Reducing the Risks of Military Aircrew Training through Simulation Technology.

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    Farrow, Douglas R.

    1982-01-01

    This discussion of the types of risks associated with military aircrew training and the varieties of training devices and techniques currently utilized to minimize those risks includes an examination of flight trainer simulators and complex mission simulators for coping with military aviation hazards. Four references are listed. (Author/MER)

  13. Educators Supporting Families in Times of Crisis: Military Reserve Deployments

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    Harrison, Judy; Vannest, Kimberly J.

    2008-01-01

    With the large number of National Guard members and reservists being deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan, public educators find themselves endeavoring to support the emotional and academic needs of military children and their families. Military children may exhibit behavioral and emotional difficulties during these deployments. Educator awareness of…

  14. Military Families under Stress: Implications for Family Life Education.

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    Drummet, Amy Reinkober; Coleman, Marilyn; Cable, Susan

    2003-01-01

    Provides a summary of the limited research on three uniquely stressful experiences of military families: relocation, separation, and reunion. Using the insights derived from this literature, identifies and discusses interventions to assist and guide military families through these unique events. (Contains 64 references.) (GCP)

  15. The Soviet military advisors in Mongolia 1921–39

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    Ilya I. Kuznetsov

    1999-01-01

    Military advisors from Russia played an important role in the creation and development of the Mongolian Army. The first military advisers in Mongolia were Lyatte, Litvinstev, Kosich, Sorkin, Sheko, Pokus, Kangelari who were the commanders of 5th Army, which fought its way from the Volga up to Lake Baikal in the Russian Civil War. They helped in the creation of

  16. MTARFORM1112 5/3/2011 MILITARY TUITION ADJUSTMENT FORM

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    to receive the College Opportunity Fund (COF) and I am responsible to pay full resident based tuitionMTARFORM1112 5/3/2011 MILITARY TUITION ADJUSTMENT FORM Indicate the term for which you in non- resident tuition classification for the semester without right to appeal. Note: Military tuition

  17. Translating military experiences of managing innovation and innovativeness into FM

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    John Hinks; Martin Alexander; Graham Dunlop

    2007-01-01

    Purpose – This is a conceptual paper for facilities management (FM) practitioners and FM researchers. The paper seeks to analyse a number of well-documented successes and failures in military exploitation of innovation, and identify several recurrent facets that resonate with the contemporary approach to, and difficulties with achieving innovation in FM. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – Several military cases are selected for their

  18. Colleges Venture Off Campus to Bridge Military-Civilian Divide

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    Sander, Libby

    2012-01-01

    The nation's veteran population is expected to swell by a million or more in coming years as the military winds down more than a decade of conflicts. How veterans adjust to life out of uniform has become the subject of heightened scrutiny in the military community and beyond. As today's returning service members confront a stagnant economy--and a…

  19. Testing amendments for remediation of military range contaminated soil

    Technology Transfer Automated Retrieval System (TEKTRAN)

    Military range soils are often strongly contaminated with metals. Information on effectiveness of remediation techniques on these soils is scarce. We tested effectiveness of compost and mineral treatments for remediation of military range soil collected in Aberdeen, MD. The soil was barren due to...

  20. Dermatology in the military field: What physicians should know?

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    Chong, Wei-Sheng

    2013-01-01

    In the civilian dermatological setting, the top 5 skin diseases usually seen are eczema/dermatitis, acne, benign skin tumors, viral infections and pigmentary disorders. In comparison, the top 5 skin conditions encountered in the military sector are usually fungal infections, eczema/dermatitis, insect bite reactions, bacterial infections and acne. This is not surprising as military personnel, due to the special environment and vocations they are in, are prone to getting eczema as heat, sweating and wearing of the military uniform aggravate the condition. Fungal infections are common in those who wear the army boots. Insect bite reactions are not an uncommon sight among those who have to go to the jungle regularly for outfield training. Grass allergy or intolerance, contact dermatitis or acneiform eruption due to the application of military camouflage cream on the face, contact dermatitis to insect repellents, and military uniform allergy and intolerance are amongst the commonest dermatological problems encountered in the military field, and physicians should recognize them, investigate and manage these problems accordingly. Lastly, a diagnosis not to be missed in the military field is cutaneous melioidosis, especially when a military personnel presents with a non-healing ulcer. PMID:24340268