NAVAIR is headquartered in Patuxent River, MD, but has eight different locations throughout the continental United States that provide continuous Atlantic and Pacific fleet support. NAVAIR is commanded by Vice Admiral Paul Grosklags; however, Mr. Garry Newton is the senior most civilian member (NAVAIR Leadership). The joint operations between military and civilian personnel allows for ideas to be maximized and fair in distribution to the public. Plus, the delegation of leadership is vital to the success, improvement, and development of any individual or organization. According to the Department of Defense in the United States and NAVAIR, NAVAIR’s mission is to “provide full life-cycle support of naval aviation aircraft, weapons and systems that are operated by Sailors and Marines” (About NAVAIR). The significance of this is that Sailors and Marines are guaranteed continuous support from NAVAIR. With constant support, Sailors and Marines are able to perform their duties on naval ships, land-based operations, and naval aircraft with excellence. NAVAIR explicitly states that “because we develop, deliver, and sustain aircraft, weapons, and systems – on time, on cost, with proven capability and reliability – Sailors and Marines succeed in every mission and return safely home” (About NAVAIR). Since NAVAIR provides diverse support to the Navy and Marine Corps, wartime
(1) Observation: During Exercise ARROWHEAD THUNDER, Battery K executed a heliborne raid with 2 M777A2 howitzers from PAA1 to GP 9. All personnel and equipment, to include ammunition, communications and fire direction gear, was transported from the PZ to the LZ via 2 x CH-53E. In total, 29 personnel made up the entirety of the raid force. Once in zone, a one gun FIRECAP was achieved within 15 minutes and the section FIRECAP was achieved within 30 minutes. This was aided significantly by the CH-53E pilots aligning and landing both howitzers on AOF 4200. In total, Battery K fired 48 HE projectiles safely and accurately utilizing Digital Fire Control System (DFCS) only (Optical Fire Control (OFC) means were brought on the raid but not needed).
In September 2011, the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee voted to cancel the Army and Marine Corps' Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) in their version of the fiscal year 2012 defense bill (Munoz, 2011). This measure could have completely shut down efforts to replace a thirty year-old fleet of Humvees, loyal but potentially outmoded tactical wheeled vehicles. The Army's Modernized Expanded Capacity Vehicle program has been a project set to replace the High Mobility, Multi-Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV) family in the works for years. The project, however, continues to be stymied by budgetary constraints. Per-vehicle costs for the JLTV begin at $250,000 and are likely to climb, as Lockheed-Martin secured a preliminary contract for engineering, design, and development. The high cost of the JLTV does preclude it from completely replacing the HMMWV, and yet cost does not preclude the JLTV from supplementing the Army's fleet. A middle-ground solution is the best method of maximizing initial investments, while also banking on the robustness of national security.
Collaboration between the Jacksonville Aviation Authority Police Dept (JAAPD), Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO) and the 125th Security Forces Squadron (125th SFS) plays a crucial role in the protection and defense of the Florida’s Air National Guard’s personnel and facilities located in Jacksonville, Florida. It is through the hard work of the men and women of these three agencies that enables Airmen in the 125th Fighter Wing (125th FW) to keep America’s skies free and safe while they themselves are protected from any threats on the ground. Jacksonville’s Air National Guard Base lies on JAA property across from the main airport terminal in a standalone complex consisting of a munitions dump, fuel farm, hanger, and other associated
NASA firefighters and the Titusville Fire Department each have been given an artifact from the World Trade Center to display to visitors. Both beams are currently en route to Brevard County and will help to honor those who were victims of the 9/11 attacks.
We also need to invest in the future to ensure continued development and improvement of the war fighter’s mobilization electronic operating systems while continuously conducting relevant high quality training. These mobilization technology systems must support our current complex and evolving operating environment. Additionally, it is imperative that we identify duplicate systems and work towards the migration and/or elimination of unnecessary redundancies.
I. Introduction In today’s fast paced society, technology is a growing field that is evolving at an astounding pace. Since the 1900s, when the first energy powered airplanes were invented, breakthroughs in aircraft technology have grown exponentially, leading to the creation of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones. Drones are vehicles that do not need a person within it to operate and can be controlled in a remote location or by programming. By the 1930s, new drones emerged as a combat training tool. For example, the Queen Bee, the first returnable and reusable drone, was designed for use as an aerial target during training missions. Gunners in the Royal Navy practiced shooting them down at first sight. During the 1960s, drones
Army Brigade Combat Teams (BCTs) continue to face significant challenges synchronizing air and ground operations through the execution of a Unit Airspace Plan (UAP). A well-developed UAP increases combat effectiveness by promoting the safe, efficient, and flexible use of airspace with minimum restraint upon airspace users. This paper
1. The purpose of this paper is to represent the position on why the United States Air Force (USAF) should bring Warrant Officers (WO) back into service to fly unmanned aircraft. First, a positive of having WOs would be to quickly fill the current manning shortage in the Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) community because more Airmen would qualify only needing a two year degrees. However, the current solution is to push more cadets through Officer Training School (OTS) to fly RPAs. This will fix the manning shortage over time while also fitting the current USAF structure. On the other hand, another positive of WOs flying RPAs in the USAF would be saving money. After an overview, one has to understand the current demographics of the USAF.
Based on what I read, the answer to protecting firefighter is a combination of policy, procedure implementation, and training. These are important not only to prevent death, but also to prevent any types of injuries. The Jersey City Fire Department (JCFD) trains its members on the Incident Command System and there are procedures for the members to use it (New Jersey Division of Fire Safety, 1993, p. 5). Additionally, they are trained to use the Jersey City Incident Command System (JCICS), based on the National Fire Academy’s system. Better yet, the members of the JCFD use the JCICS on all incidents. The JCICS would help to avoid miscommunication among the emergency personnel. The JCFD also provide firefighters with ladder training daily. The
During this reporting period LS Fitzsimmons was employed at One Remote Sensor Unit (1RSU) on B Crew Operations watch. He has performed the duties of Network Environmental Conditions Advisor (NECA), Radar Controller and Detection and Tracking Operator. In addition to his duties at 1RSU, LS Fitsimmons has successfully completed the Advanced Combat Systems Supervisor Course at HMAS WATSON with dux honours.
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Amn Tariq West entered the Air Force on May 26, 2016 and was stationed at Creech AFB on September 28, 2016 as an Aviation Resource Management technician. During his tenure at the 15th ATKS, he has contributed to the successful validation of over 200 aircrew members’ go/no-go requirements to legally perform in-flight duties in the MQ-1. In addition, Amn West led many training/briefing events for his fellow co-workers and aircrew members to boosted combat mission operation’s efficiency and readiness. Due to his tenacious work ethic and dedication to the 15th ATKS mission, Amn West was awarded Airman of Week, Diamond Sharp Award and the Squadron’s 2Q Airman Award. Furthermore, Amn West exceed all expectations in his 5 level-upgrade training by
SUBJECT: MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) 1. (U) Purpose. To provide a summary of the capabilities and limitations of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle allowing commanders to better leverage the asset. 2. (U) Background. The MQ-1C Gray Eagle (GE) was developed in
The continued development of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) creates new capabilities and continually improves legacy platforms. A system in development over the years is the RQ-7 Shadow. This platform has a wide verity of uses and capabilities ranging from tactical to strategic mission sets. The United States developed this