US Fleet Forces Explores Protective Clothing Solutions

first_img View post tag: solutions View post tag: News by topic Equipment & technology Commander of U.S. Fleet Forces Command reached out to fleet leaders in a Navy message Dec. 12 to ensure Sailors understand the minimal flame resistant qualities of the Navy Working Uniform Type I.Adm. Bill Gortney explained the current requirement for working uniforms and organizational clothing and discussed recent uniform testing results.“In coordination with the uniform board, Adm. Haney (Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet) and I will continue to review the requirements for, and flame-resistant qualities of, working uniforms including the Type I NWUs,” Gortney explained in his message.The latest push for awareness stems from an impromptu test the Navy Clothing Textile Research Facility conducted Oct. 15, in Natick, Mass. The test reinforced the fact that the NWU Type I is not flame-resistant.“We will explore long-term solutions that afford our Sailors the right protective clothing, aligned with the tasks they are required to perform in various operating environments,” said Gortney.In 2012, fire-retardant NWU Type II/III and coveralls became part of the Navy’s organizational clothing inventory. The Navy began issuing flame resistant organizational gear (FROG) I and II, in the NWU Type II and III pattern, to Navy ground force personnel deploying to Afghanistan and those conducting operations in environments where improvised explosive devices (IEDs) are a common threat.Navy leadership removed the flame-resistant requirements from NWUs in 1996, and commands since then have been required to purchase flame-resistant organizational clothing for Sailors.[mappress]Naval Today Staff, December 13, 2012; Image: US Navy View post tag: Naval View post tag: forces US Fleet Forces Explores Protective Clothing Solutions View post tag: explores December 13, 2012center_img View post tag: fleet Back to overview,Home naval-today US Fleet Forces Explores Protective Clothing Solutions View post tag: Navy View post tag: Protective View post tag: Clothing View post tag: US Share this articlelast_img read more

Naval Pentathlon at the Military World Games

first_img The naval pentathlon is an individual and team competition for men and women. This competition is made up of five events: obstacle course, life-saving swimming, utility swimming, seamanship, and amphibious cross-country. The obstacle course has a length of 305 meters for men and 280 meters for women. The number of obstacles is different for each gender. There are ten in the men’s competition and nine in the women’s. One of the most difficult tasks to be performed by the competitors on the course and one that can cost them time is the grenade throw. After making six complete turns, the athlete must throw a grenade through a watertight door. The distance is 10 meters for men and 7.5 meters for women. In life-saving swimming, there are also differences between men and women. In this event, men perform part of the competition dressed in a uniform with a minimum weight of four hundred grams. The focus of the competition is the rescue and transport of a mannequin, simulating a life-saving situation. After swimming 50 meters (the first 15 meters underwater), the athlete has to rescue the mannequin at a depth of three meters and transport it to the end of the 75-meter course without letting it go. The utility swimming course has four obstacles to overcome. In the first, after 25 meters, the athlete must pick up a rifle replica weighing approximately three kilograms and swim another 25 meters. He must then leave the replica at the edge of the pool. This stage, however, does not occur in the women’s version. For the second obstacle, after getting rid of the rifle, the athlete must pass under the obstacle at a depth of three meters. The athletes must go over the third obstacle. This is the exercise that demands the greatest strength during the competition. The last challenge is to disconnect a fire hose attached three meters underwater and continue to the other end of the pool to complete the competition. In the seamanship competition, the athlete has to demonstrate skill with the mast, the cable, and the boat and also has to be accurate in throwing a line. Finally, after throwing the line, the athlete must tie one end to the cable that was hauled out of the water using a sailor’s knot (bowline). The last competition is amphibious cross-country. It consists of a 2,500m run interspersed with three tasks: shooting, rowing, and grenade throwing. By Dialogo July 15, 2011 I am a Sergeant in the Ecuadoran Navy. Our Navy is interested in participating in the Naval Pentathlon, I need the rules in Spanish. I would like you to help me. as ecuador’s navy we wish to build a track for naval pentathlon, I would like you to send me the characteristics and technical specifications, as also if you could point out to me the best orientation of the track. I’m from the Navy of Peru and I am interested in promoting this discipline. It would be helpful that you can send me the by-rules in Spanish.last_img read more

Lawyers must remain professional in their practice before the Court

first_imgImage via: Lazytechguys.comChief Magistrate Evelina Baptiste has urged lawyers to remain professional in their practice before the Court during her address at a special sitting of the High Court to commemorate the 2011/2012 law term in Dominica earlier this week.Magistrate Baptiste, who describes the legal profession as an honorable one, has called on her comrades within the legal fraternity to regard the practice of law as profession and to conduct themselves with dignity.“A matter of concern which I wish to raise before the Bar is the issue of ethics in the practice before the Courts. Though practitioners may be asked to operate in these volatile, sensitive or unusual circumstances as we have now, they must remain professional in their practice before the Court. I wish to remind especially newer members of the bar that legal the legal profession is an honorable one and they must at all times be honest, be and conduct themselves ethically and with dignity,” she said.According to Magistrate Baptiste the practice of law is seen as a profession; which her colleague Former Attorney General Mr Henry Dyer also alluded to in his address, and not a business.Ms Baptiste also believes that only legitimate efforts should be employed to win client’s cases.“Counsel is under obligation to present his client conscientiously and loyally in a professional and trustworthy manner using his highest skill and knowledge in preparing his client’s case but however, he must only use legitimate efforts to win his client’s case and should at no time engineer or manufacture false case to put his client’s case on another person.”Another point which Magistrate Baptiste emphasized during her address is the need for lawyers to ensure that they do not destroy the reputation of the legal profession and extend courtesies to their comrades within the profession.“Counsel is also not to be besmirched the profession; that is soil its reputation, this will affect public confidence in the profession. The profession is a fraternity and members must extend professional courtesies to brethren, they must also assist juniors something which I see is not happening in the practice before the Courts and they should not involve in conduct which is less than honest.”Magistrate Baptiste also reminded members of the Bar that they are officers of the Court and as such are obligated to uphold the administration of justice.“Lawyers are officers of the Court and they are under obligation to cooperate with the Court to uphold the administration of justice. I also emphasize this Counsel is, before his counsel for his client an officer of the Court he must therefore at all times foster cooperation between bench and bar and promote the highest standard of justice. He must not make or engage in unfounded allegations of partiality or corruption against judicial officers as this whittles public confidence in the Courts,” she said.In closing, Magistrate Baptiste pledged her commitment to the public service, to fostering proper administration of justice in the Courts, to uphold the code of ethics and to ensure that the code of ethics governing the profession is adhered to both in her professional and personal life. Dominica Vibes News LocalNews Lawyers must remain professional in their practice before the Court by: – September 23, 2011 Share Sharing is caring! 5 Views   no discussionscenter_img Share Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Car hauler fire over the weekend

first_imgBatesville, IN—Batesville Fire and Rescue responded to a semi fire at the westbound rest area on Sunday afternoon.  A car hauler carrying several vehicles caught fire causing damage to the vehicles.  Crews were able to extinguish the fire immediately and no injuries were reported.last_img

Freshman running back Philips impresses in 3rd-quarter outburst

first_imgMOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — There was one condition when Scott Shafer and the Syracuse coaching staff decided to put freshman Ervin Philips in the back of the kick-return unit. The Orange would still have to work Philips into the offense. After the running back returned a kick in the first quarter against Central Michigan on Saturday, he reappeared in an offensive package that allowed him to not just stay on the field, but lead Syracuse to a touchdown. “We try and put packages together for them and whoever gets hot we stay with that package,” offensive coordinator George McDonald said of the five SU running backs who carried the ball in the game. “(Philips) got in there, he probably played less than 20 plays, but he got in there in his package and he really did a nice job maximizing his opportunities.”Philips carried the ball seven times for 50 yards in a 15-play touchdown drive in the third quarter of Syracuse’s (2-0) 40-3 win over Central Michigan (2-1) at Kelly/Shorts Stadium Saturday. Senior Adonis Ameen-Moore led SU with 106 yards on nine carries, but it was the freshman who danced around the Chippewas’ defense, illustrating the true depth of the Orange backfield. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith SU’s fast-paced attack forcing CMU’s hand for two quarters and change, Philips’ speed and shiftiness proved too much for a tired defense to handle. That kind of “closer” role is usually reserved for a power possession-savvy back, but the Orange may have one with a slightly fleeter foot. “He’s a scat back and you know he can drop his feet in the grass and come out of it really fast,” Shafer said of Philips. “I think the offense was afraid I was going to move him to corner if he didn’t get the opportunity to run the ball. That’s a joke.”Before Philips entered the game, most of Syracuse’s rushing success came from quarterback Terrel Hunt. Then Philips carried on the first four plays of the Orange’s third third-quarter possession, collecting 1, 9, 12 and 4 yards, respectively. Shafer has been discussing the freshman class’ talent since the start of camp and Philips’ has been ingrained in the front of that conversation. Even with two seniors and two juniors seemingly ahead of him, Shafer has continually said that Philips’ playmaking ability will get him on the field. Saturday was his first real chance to either hedge expectations or live up to them, and he accomplished the latter. “They told me that the time is going to come, when the opportunity presents itself you have to go get it,” Philips said. “So when I got in there I just tried to do the best I could and what the coaches told me.”After a 12-yard rush by Philips brought Syracuse to the Central Michigan 10-yard line, Philips ran 9 yards before he was wrapped up from behind. He reached the football out just short of the end zone and Hunt ran the ball in on the next play to give the Orange a 26-3 lead. It seemed like Philips had earned the last carry of the drive, but the freshman will have to wait at least one more week for his first career score. “Man, that was heartbreaking,” Philips said. “I thought I was in but it’s all right, we scored on that drive.” Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Published on September 15, 2014 at 12:10 am Contact Jesse: [email protected] | @dougherty_jesselast_img read more