Month: May 2015

Civil Air Patrol’s opens squadron in Warrensburg

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Civil Air Patrol’s Missouri Wing recently opened a new squadron in Warrensburg, the newest of 38 squadrons across the state. In recent years, the Civil Air Patrol has had a critical role in state emergency duty missions, said Maj. Gen. Steve Danner, the Adjutant General. “The Missouri National Guard has worked closely with the Civil Air Patrol during state emergencies such as the tornados and floods in 2011,” said Danner. “They are a vital asset in support of emergency response efforts.” The patrol has approximately 1,200 members across the state, 10 light aircraft and...

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Family Travel with Colleen Kelly travels to Lake of the Ozarks

Family Travel with Colleen Kelly breaks new ground as the first ever television show dedicated to traveling with families of all ages. Host and Family Travel Guide, Colleen Kelly explores must-see locations and attractions throughout the U.S. and abroad, sharing expert travel tips and insights to create easier family vacations filled with once-in-a-lifetime memories: Why just go to an aquarium when your family can actually get in the water with the whales? How about getting the whole family in the chef’s kitchen to make their own pizzas? Each episode of this new 13-part series will feature a new and...

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U.S Marines and Coast Guardsmen, worked with more than 25 Ghanaian Sailors

NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy – A team of U.S Marines and Coast Guardsmen, with Special-Purpose Marine Air-Ground Task Force Crisis Response-Africa, worked with more than 25 Ghanaian Sailors in small-boat operations and maintenance at the Sigondi Western Naval Base in Ghana, April 13-24, 2015. Previously, the U.S. Coast Guard gave the Ghanaian Navy five 27-foot Defender-class boats to aid their operations; recently, four of the five boats had been removed from the water due to maintenance issues. “Our main focus was teaching them how to repair the boats and keep them in operational condition,” said Chief Warrant Officer...

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Sapper Company going through demolition training.

Story by Sgt. Brandy Mort FORT KNOX, Ky. – The terrain rumbled as pieces of a wooden door shot out in every direction. From the looks of the scene, you’d think a tornado had ravaged the area. Instead, it was a silhouette charge the 577th Sapper Company had attached during their demolition training. Soldiers of the 201st Engineer Battalion, 577th Sapper Company, participated in standard demolition training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, May 15-16. Capt. James Schmitz, 577th Sapper commander, said Sapper teams are essential for troops to advance through breached obstacles, such as a collapsed building, safely. He said...

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