July 13, 2011 View post tag: finishes View post tag: News by topic Trident ballistic missile submarine USS Nevada (SSBN 733) and its Blue Crew returned to Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor July 3, capping Nevada’s first strategic deterrent patrol following a two-year refueling overhaul.“I am extremely proud of the crew in completing all strategic certifications in the last 12 months and taking the ship to sea for her first strategic patrol in nearly four years,” said Cmdr. Alan Schrader, Blue Crew’s commanding officer.“It is through the crew’s hard work that we completed all tasking,” Schrader continued. “Taking a ship out of refueling overhaul and back to the strategic front lines in the strict timeline required by U.S. Strategic Command was a great accomplishment for both crews and family members of Nevada. It is great to be back as a strategic asset.”Sailors’ families were on hand to greet Nevada as it arrived, with Amanda Voelker receiving the traditional first kiss from her husband, Lt. Nathan Voelker.During Nevada’s 56 days underway, a total of 56 Blue Crew Sailors earned the SSBN Deterrent Patrol Insignia, marking their first deterrent patrol. The crew honored the awardees on the pier with a pinning ceremony during which each was pinned by a representative of his leadership team.Nevada also qualified 10 Blue Crew Sailors – two officers and eight enlisted – as submariners, giving them the honor of wearing the traditional “dolphins.”“Sailors on their first submarine assignment spend a significant amount of time learning the complex systems onboard the submarine,” said Lt. Cmdr. J.W. Hale, Blue Crew’s executive officer. “Their final qualification as a submariner is a significant career achievement that each Sailor can be very proud of. Working with these motivated and intelligent Sailors is the best part of serving as their XO.”Nevada underwent an engineered refueling overhaul at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility from February 2008 to July 2010. The overhaul included a refueling of the ship’s reactor, extending Nevada’s service for 20 more years.After emerging from the shipyard, Nevada underwent several months of post-refueling overhaul certifications, capped by the successful test launch of a Trident II D5 missile during demonstration and shakedown operations off the coast of Southern California in March.“Our Sailors’ dedication and perseverance allowed us to successfully complete every challenge and milestone placed in front of us to get USS Nevada back on the front lines as a strategic asset,” said Command Master Chief(SS) and Chief of the Boat Matt Tresch. “Our Sailors’ sacrifice would not have been possible if not for the support of our families and friends. It has been a complete team effort from both Blue and Gold crews, our family support groups, and the entire Pacific northwest Navy team.”Nevada is one of eight Ohio-class ballistic missile submarines homeported at Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor, providing the survivable leg of the nation’s strategic deterrent forces.[mappress]Source: navy, July 13, 2011; View post tag: USS View post tag: Post-Overhaul Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Nevada Finishes First Post-Overhaul Patrol View post tag: Patrol View post tag: first View post tag: Naval View post tag: Navy USS Nevada Finishes First Post-Overhaul Patrol Training & Education View post tag: Nevada Share this article
Makin Island ARG returns home Authorities May 16, 2017 Back to overview,Home naval-today Makin Island ARG returns home Share this article U.S. Navy’s Makin Island amphibious ready group (ARG) entered Naval Station San Diego, May 15, returning from a seven-month deployment to the U.S. 3rd, 5th and 7th Fleet areas of operation.During the deployment, more than 4,500 sailors and marines of the Makin Island ARG and embarked 11th marine expeditionary unit (MEU) conducted maritime security operations and theater security cooperation efforts in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions.Makin Island ARG is comprised of amphibious assault ship USS Makin Island (LHD 8), amphibious transport dock ship USS Somerset (LPD 25) and amphibious dock landing ship USS Comstock (LSD 45).Throughout the U.S. Pacific and Central Command areas of responsibility, the ARG/MEU trained with partner militaries to enhance relationships with those nations and to strengthen proficiency in the execution of the full spectrum of amphibious operations. In 7th Fleet, Sailors and Marines worked with militaries and self-defense forces from Japan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, and Papua New Guinea. While in 5th Fleet the team participated in exercises with forces in Djibouti and Oman.This was the third deployment for Makin Island, the seventh for Comstock, and the first for Somerset.“I am very proud of Somerset’s Blue and Green Team and their ability to quickly adapt to changing mission sets on this deployment,” said Somerset commanding officer Capt. Darren Glaser. “From our participation in the first-ever theater security cooperation event with the newly-formed Sri Lankan Marine Corps, to our bilateral exercise with the Royal Omani Forces in Exercise Sea Soldier, and executing a range of amphibious operations in the Middle East, Somerset has worked extraordinarily hard during this deployment to accomplish every mission asked of us. The team can be proud that they truly lived up to the memory of this ship’s 9/11 namesake and set an incredibly high bar on Somerset’s maiden deployment.”The ships visited several foreign ports throughout deployment, giving sailors and marines a valuable opportunity to experience new cultures and enjoy liberty while interacting with local communities and strengthening relationships with partner countries. The ships visited ports in Guam, Singapore, Hong Kong, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Seychelles, Bahrain, and United Arab Emirates.Aboard Makin Island, the ARG flagship, the crew consumed nearly a half-million eggs, 17,000 pounds of coffee, and 32,000 pounds of ground beef. The ship’s store sold $1.5 million in merchandise, the barber shop performed 8,000 haircuts, and the post office received 120,000 pounds of mail. The ship’s engineers produced more than 17 million gallons of fresh water for the crew, and the flight deck saw more than 6,000 successful aircraft launches and recoveries. View post tag: US Navy
Position Overview:Note: Adjunct positions at UCO are part-time teaching positions.This posting is to create a pool of interested applicants fromwhich the Department may draw as sections become open at any pointin the current academic year. This posting may or may not result inthe hiring of adjuncts. Adjunct Faculty – provides a qualitylearning experience for students on a semester basis. Adjunctfaculty reports to a dean or chair and performs instruction-relatedduties and responsibilities in a timely manner and in accordancewith the mission, policies and procedures of the college. Therelationship of the adjunct faculty member to the student is one ofteacher and facilitator of learning.College/Department Overview:The College of Education and Professional Studies currently has 100full-time and over 100 part-time faculty organized in sevendepartments. The college offers 23 undergraduate majors and 28graduate majors. All teacher education programs are CAEPaccredited. Other programs are recognized at the state and nationallevels with accreditations by the American College of SportsMedicine (ACSM), the American Dietetic Association (ADA), theAmerican Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA), the NationalAssociation for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), theNational Council on Family Relations (NCFR), and the OklahomaEducational Quality and Accountability Commission (OEQA). UCO’sCollege of Education and Professional Studies has an enrollment ofnearly 4,800 students, about one-fourth of whom are graduatestudents. For further information see our website athttp://www.uco.edu/cepsDepartment Specific Essential Job Functions:Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses to support degree andmajor programs in Organizational Leadership, General Studies,Career – Technical and Workforce Development, Occupational Safety,and Adult and Higher Education at the graduate level.Responsiveness to students, fellow program faculty, administrativeassistant and Department Chair as necessary.QualificationsExperience Required:Possesses at least a master’s degree in the field of interest, anda terminal degree for graduate level courses and program.Experience Preferred:Higher education teaching experience in the field of interest, andexpertise in multiple delivery/instructional methods to includeface to face, online, hybrid, and alternative delivery methods.Familiarity with UCO learning platform D2L.Knowledge/Skills/Abilities:Appropriate to the field of interest, in particular in multipledelivery methods. Adjunct positions at UCO are part-time, and mayinvolve in-class (face to face), as well as hybrid, online, andalternative delivery methods.Physical Demands:Repetitive movement of hands and fingers – typing and/or writing.Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping,kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visuallyidentify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate withsupervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendancerequired. The physical demands and work environment characteristicsdescribed here are representative of those that must be met by anemployee to successfully perform the essential functions of thisjob. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADArequirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals withdisabilities to perform essential functions.
Cat-nappedMolly, Pembroke’s latest feline friend, has had to be replaced after a short term of office. The position of ‘Pembroke Cat’, considered in professional circles to be one of the toughest in Britain, has a chequered history with regards kidnapping and involuntary descent from Tom Tower. Although some wags have blamed Molly’s disappearance upon the Axis of Evil, Pembroke JCR President Sian Hickson asserts that she was “kidnapped by Oriel over the summer.” Little love was lost for Molly however, and JCR affections have immediately transfered to the new cat. “We might call him ‘Tinky’”, said Hickson.ARCHIVE: 0th Week MT2003
Funeral mass was offered, April 27 at St. Paul the Apostle Church for George H. Lusch of Jersey City. He passed away April 23. Born in Jersey City, George was a lifelong resident. George worked for many years at Pressman and served as Past President of Local 51 New York, retiring in 2002. He served in The U.S. Army. George was a Shriner with the Masonic Lodge Jersey City, and a member of the Catholic War Veteran Post 1612 Bayonne. He was the husband of the late Patricia (Good) Lusch; father of Margaret Lusch, Linda Marcus, and George H. Lusch, Jr.; grandfather of Sarah, Christopher, Reed, and Macie; brother of Albert Lusch, and the late Corneilus Lusch, and Lillian O’Connell.Services arranged by the Greenville Memorial Home, Jersey City.
Over the weekend, Resonance Music & Arts Festival returned to Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio, bringing with it a stacked and diverse musical lineup. In addition to four sets by Papadosio (including an acoustic set and Nine Inch Nails tribute set), thhe late-season three-day music festival also saw performances by STS9, Beats Antique, Amon Tobin/Two Fingers DJ Set, Yonder Mountain String Band, Trevor Hall, Keller Williams (including a special set featuring Kyle Hollingsworth and The Motet’s Dave Watts and Garrett Sayers), The Motet (including a 1979 mixtape set), Kyle Hollingsworth Band, Jeff Austin Band, Thriftworks, Moon Hooch, a reunion of Turbo Suit, Spafford, Mungion, Pigeons Playing Ping Pong, The Main Squeeze, Tauk, The Magic Beans, and more.You can check out photos from this year’s Resonance Festival below, courtesy of photographer Keith Griner. Resonance Festival | Legend Valley | Thornville, OH | 9/23/2017 | Photo: Keith Griner Photo: Phierce Photography Resonance Festival | Legend Valley | Thornville, OH | 9/21/2017 | Photo: Keith Griner Load remaining images Resonance Festival | Legend Valley | Thornville, OH | 9/22/2017 | Photo: Keith Griner Load remaining images Photo: Phierce Photo Load remaining images
Nasa’s planet-hunting deep space observatory has found hundreds of new potential planets, sparking hopes of finding other worlds similar to Earth…Scientists say the results contradict older theories that had suggested small and Earth-like planets would be less frequent.An astronomer on the Kepler mission, Dimitar Sasselov, professor of astronomy at Harvard University, revealed the findings in a conference in Oxford earlier this month…Read more here
Ten thousand pounds — that’s hundreds of computers, keyboards, printers, mobile phones, cameras, stereos, power cords, and other electronic items that would otherwise have taken up space in filing cabinets, conference rooms, or in a landfill. Instead, that’s the amount of electronics collected at the Secure and Sustainable Electronics Recycling event last year.“This event was a huge success last year,” said Christian Hamer, chief information security officer for Harvard University Information Technology, highlighting the benefits of the program. He added that hundreds of certificates of destruction were issued.Free recycling events returning this springAs part of Harvard’s ongoing efforts and commitment to sustainability and information security, Harvard University Information Technology and the Harvard Office for Sustainability are partnering again to provide the Harvard community with opportunities to recycle personal and University electronic devices for free.The first community-wide event will be held at the Science Center Plaza on Monday, April 22, from noon to 2 p.m., in conjunction with Earth Day. Following that, the event will be held at Harvard Medical School and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health on April 24–25.Beyond recycling and disposalHarvard has a goal to reduce waste per capita 50 percent by 2020 (from a 2006 baseline). The Harvard Sustainability Plan includes a focus on minimizing the waste most harmful to people and the environment. Apart from responsible and ethical recycling, and disposal of hazardous and electronic materials, reuse remains a high priority. Events like freecycles and FixIt Clinics are held throughout the year to help reduce waste.Open to the Harvard community, a FixIt Clinic will be held April 22, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Cabot Science Library. Registered participants can consult a volunteer coach about disassembling, troubleshooting and repairing broken items like electronics, appliances, bicycles, and many more.Before heading overMany items including wires, cables, computer and printing equipment are accepted. Refrigerators, washing machines, dryers, AC units, CRT monitors, televisions, and loose batteries will not be accepted.DataShredder, Harvard’s approved vendor, will be conducting the data destruction and electronic recycling. For devices containing confidential or high-risk information like research, financial, and institutional information, certificates of secure destruction are available upon request.For University records, the authority of the General Records Schedule or an Office Specific Schedule approved by the Harvard University Archives is required. For more information, visit the Archives and Records Management website.On Wednesday, April 24, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., an electronic waste drive will be held at the Pavilion during SpringFest for the members of the Harvard Business School community. For more information, email [email protected]
LONDON (AP) — In parts of east London, the pandemic has hit much harder than most places in the U.K. The borough of Redbridge in the outer reaches of the capital had the nation’s second-worst infection rate in January. While case rates have come down, leaders say the borough is still “in the eye of the storm.” Officials say the area’s dense housing, high levels of poverty and large number of workers in public-facing jobs combine to make it more vulnerable. Many of the lower-income essential workers are ethnic minorities, who are among the most at-risk but also hardest to persuade to take up the vaccine. Local health officials say they are racing against time to inoculate the poorest and hardest to reach communities.
Fall is a beautiful time of year to enjoy the natural beauty of Western Maryland. According to weather.com, this year’s fall foliage is expected to peak around mid- to late October. Here are some of the best places throughout Washington County for leaf peepers to experience magnificent fall colors.Photo: Scott CantnerScenic OverlooksWashington County has no shortage of scenic overlooks and those are often the best places for wide-angle views of spectacular fall foliage. Some overlooks require a short walk, while others must be hiked to, but the view is certainly worth the effort it takes to get there. Typical fall weather in Washington County is moderate, making it a great time to enjoy the outdoors.The 34-foot-tall Washington Monument atop South Mountain is a great location to view colorful foliage. Not only are you surrounded by trees on the short hike to the monument, which includes part of the Appalachian National Scenic Trail, but once you reach the top you’ll enjoy a stunning view of the region. On a clear day, you can easily see three states from the top of the historic monument.There are other scenic overlooks along the Appalachian Trail that offer beautiful views of the fall foliage. The hike to Annapolis Rock is a minimum of 2.8 miles but the stunning view from the rock formation vista is nearly 180 degrees. A bit further north along the Appalachian Trail is Black Rock, also offering amazing views. High Rock is located just off the Appalachian Trail and has much easier access unless you plan to get there from the trail, which has steep sections in this vicinity. The mountain cliff is situated on the western side of South Mountain just below its highest peak. One of the most impressive scenic overlooks in Washington County is Maryland Heights. It is the highest mountain overlooking Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.Photo: Scott CantnerScenic ParklandsWashington County’s local, state and national parks are great locations to view fall foliage. These places are scenic year round but the fall foliage adds to their allure. You can enjoy places like Antietam National Battlefield from your automobile or on foot. Nearby, the towpath at the C&O Canal National Historical Park is lined with trees, making it a beautiful location for a fall walk, hike or bicycle ride. A fall stroll on the Canal is a rich sensory experience with colorful leaves falling around you and a carpet of leaves crunching beneath you. Ferry Hill Plantation, on the bluffs of the Maryland side of the Potomac River, is part of the park and especially scenic in fall.An easy paved portion that parallels the Canal is the Western Maryland Rail Trail, which begins in Hancock, MD and goes 18 miles to Fort Frederik State Park. This recreational, paved, linear trail opened to the public for walking, running, biking, and inline skating. The trail is suited to anyone seeking a pleasant, leisurely outdoor experience. The easy grade and paved surface make this trail ideal for families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities. The WMRT is wheelchair accessible. Pets are permitted on the trail.Photo: KirkHagerstown’s City Park offers wooded walking trails as well as the new Hagerstown Cultural Trail. A stroll through the park, around the lake, or near the Jonathan Hager House is beautiful during fall. Washington County Park Devil’s Backbone offers a kaleidoscope of color along the Antietam Creek as the leaves change. The dam and stone bridge are especially scenic spots and a footbridge provides for a lovely stroll.Gathland State Park, also along the Appalachian Trail, was once the elaborate mountain estate of Civil War journalist George Alfred Townsend. Though it doesn’t offer broad scenic overlooks like several of the other well-known points along the trail in Washington County, it’s definitely a place where you can enjoy the beauty of the colorful leaves that surround you. Like Devil’s Backbone, it’s the perfect spot for a fall stroll and a picnic lunch!Washington County, Maryland is the ideal destination to enjoy fall foliage. It’s the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors. There are also a number of fall festivals and events throughout the season. Check out our Calendar of Events to see what’s coming up, or download the Mobile App, Visit Hagerstown, in your mobile app store.