Thule Air Base

environment includes icebergs in North Star Bay, a polar ice sheet, and Wolstenholme Fjord — the only place on Earth where three active glaciers join together. Thule Air Base is home to the 21st Space Wing's global network of sensors providing missile warning, space surveillance and space control to North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). Thule Air Base is also home to the 821st Air Base Group and is responsible for air base support within

the Thule Defense Area for the multinational population of "Team Thule." The base hosts the 12th Space Warning Squadron (12 SWS) which operates a Ballistic Missile Early Warning System (BMEWS) designed to detect and track ICBMs launched against North America. Thule is also host to Detachment 1 of the 23rd Space Operations Squadron, part of the 50th Space Wing's global satellite control network. The airfield's -foot runway handles more than 3,000

in the area in 1917 in connection with the purchase of the U.S. Virgin Islands. Denmark assumed control of the village in 1937. A cluster of huts known as Pituffik ("the place the dogs are tied") stood on the wide plain where the base was built in 1951. (A main base street was named Pituffik Blvd.) The affected locals moved to Thule. However, in 1953 the USAF planned to construct an air defense site near that village, and in order to prevent unhealthy contact with soldiers, the Danish

Homestead Air Reserve Base

for the installation. The wing also supports operations of several "tenant" units at Homestead ARB, including the "scramble" capability of Detachment 1, 125th Fighter Wing (125 FW), of the Florida Air National Guard. In this United States Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) North American Air Defense Command (NORAD) mission, 125 FW F-15C D Eagle (F-15 Eagle) fighter interceptors stand ready alert to intercept unidentified or potentially hostile aircraft. Since 11

Reserve Station. World War II Shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Army Air Forces officials decided the site would better serve defense needs as a maintenance stopover point for aircraft being ferried to the Caribbean and North Africa. For its first six months of existence, '''Homestead Army Airfield''' served as a scheduled stop on a well traveled air route from northeast U.S. to the Caribbean and Africa. The '''54th, 75th and 76th Ferrying Squadrons''' were assigned

. After being closed by the military, Homestead was known as '''Dade County Airport''', and operated as a civilian facility for almost a decade. Strategic Air Command In the early 1950s, as the Korean War was winding down, defense officials once again looked toward Homestead with an eye at making the site a key player in continental defense. In mid-1954, an advance party arrived at the old airfield to begin cleaning it up, and on 8 February 1955 the '''4226th Air Base Squadron

Washington metropolitan area date 2007-05-06 accessdate 2012-11-19 first Kirstin last Downey The various agencies of the Federal Government employ over 140,000 professionals in the Washington D.C. area. A sizable number in the Washington D.C. area work for defense and civilian contracting

''' Not limited to its proximity to the National Institutes of Health, Maryland's Washington suburbs are a major center for biotechnology. Prominent local biotech companies include MedImmune, The Institute for Genomic Research, Human Genome Sciences, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. '''Defense contracting''' Many defense contractors are based in the region to be close to the Pentagon in Arlington. Local defense contractors include

Lockheed Martin, the largest, as well as Raytheon, General Dynamics, BAE Systems, Northrup Grumman, Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC) (Computer Sciences Corporation), Science

Beitunia killings

of the lethal bullets came from his gun. Chaim Levinson,defense .premium-1.627358 "Forensics: Bullet that killed Palestinian teen came from Border Policeman's gun", Haaretz 19 November 2014. Background While Israel celebrates its Independence Day, Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day in remembrance of the forced displacement when hundreds of thousands of Palestinians fled or were driven from their homes in 500

At Beitunia, 150 Palestinians attended the commemoration, Dalia Hatuqa and Gregg Carlstrom, "Palestinians mark 'Nakba' day amid violence", ''Al Jazeera'' Jews for Justice for Palestinians, 15 May 2014.

opinion 2014 05 palestine-israel-there-are-no-c-201452162725921210.html title In Palestine and Israel, there are no 'clashes' publisher Al Jazeera English accessdate 17 June 2014 Amira Hass,defense .premium-1.602520 "Palestinians react with indifference to murder of teens", Haaretz, 2 July 2014. The Palestinians, among them the two boys later killed, threw rocks

Beit El

. Seventeen families settled nearby the Israel Defense Forces base. Subsequently the community divided into two settlements. ''Beit El Aleph'' (Beit El A) was a residential religious community (Residential community) in the southern part of Beit El, populated by residents who worked in the free professions outside the yishuv. ''Beit El Bet'' (Beit El B) was settled on the northern hill around the yeshiva center, founded by Ya'akov Katz (politician born 1951)#Beit El Ya'akov Katz

and caravans. Summary of "Spiegel Database" by Yesh Din, ''“Spiegel Database” of West Bank settlements and outposts developed by the Israeli Ministry of Defense''.defense-ministry-database-on-illegal-construcion-in-the-territories. Full document in Hebrew. While the Government explicitly declared that requisition of the land was only

In 2001, the outpost ''Jabel Artis'' (also named ''Pisgat Ya'akov'') was established northeast of Ulpana. In 2003, the land was seized by military order, allegedly for use as a helipad. The residents, however, have never seen helicopters at the site. Chaim Levinsondefense beit-el-land-deal-was-based-on-forged-documents-probe-finds-1.440308 ''Beit El land deal was based on forged documents, probe finds''. Haaretz, 22 June 2012. ref

United States Department of War

into Department of the Army (United States Department of the Army) and Department of the Air Force (United States Department of the Air Force) and joined the Department of the Navy (United States Department of the Navy) as part of the new joint ''National Military Establishment'' (NME), renamed the United States Department of Defense in 1949. The Secretary of War, a civilian with such responsibilities as finance and purchases and a minor role in directing military affairs, headed the War

the bureaus. Warren Zimmermann, ''First Great Triumph: How Five Americans Made Their Country a World Power'' (2002) World War I The Congress reversed these changes in support of the bureaus and in the National Defense Act of 1916 reduced the size and functions of the general staff to few members before America entered World War I. President Woodrow Wilson supported Secretary of War Newton D. Baker, who opposed efforts to control the bureaus and war

World War II, the Department of War abandoned organization of General George Marshall for the fragmented prewar pattern while the independent services continually parried efforts to reestablish firm executive control over their operations. The National Security Act of 1947, as amended in 1949, split the War Department into the Department of the Army and the Department of the Air Force, both within the Department of Defense, and the secretary of the army served as an operating manager

Bowe Bergdahl

and death, and especially at war, it is never safe to ignore ones' conscience. Ethics demands obedience to our conscience. It is best to also have a systematic oral defense of what our conscience demands. Stand with like minded men when possible. dad. Last communication with platoon According to ''The New York Times'', a former senior military officer briefed on the investigation into Bergdahl's disappearance said that on the night

. Accounts of his capture differ. In a video, Bergdahl stated that he was captured when he fell behind on a patrol. Taliban sources allege he was ambushed after becoming drunk off base; U.S. military sources deny that claim, stating, "The Taliban are known for lying and what they are claiming is not true". A Department of Defense spokesperson said, "I'm glad to see he

Press AP article from 2009, the U.S. Department of Defense (United States Department of Defense) attributed his disappearance to "walking off his base in eastern Afghanistan with three Afghan counterparts and was believed to have been taken prisoner". <


the city. The first part, the Rzhev-Vyazma defense setup, was built on the Rzhev&ndash;Vyazma&ndash;Bryansk line. The second, the Mozhaisk defense line, was a double defense stretching between Kalinin (Tver) and Kaluga. Finally, a triple defense ring surrounded the city itself, forming the Moscow Defense Zone. These defenses were still largely unprepared by the beginning of the operation because of the speed of the German advance. ref name "MosEnc" >

by internal strife, many smaller factions thrived. Polish Lisowczycy mercenaries, who were essential in the defense of Smolensk in 1612, when most of regulars (wojsko kwarciane) mutinied and joined the ''konfederacja rohatynska'', were content to guard the Polish border against the Russian incursions for the next three years. However, in 1615 Aleksander Józef Lisowski gathered many outlaws and invaded Russia with 6 ''chorągiew'' of cavalry. He besieged Bryansk and defeated

forces remained on the Commonwealth-Muscovy border, when Lisowski suddenly fell ill and died on October 11. **5th Air-space defense brigade (Petrovskoe, Moscow Oblast) **6th Air-space defense brigade (Rzhev, Tver Oblast)(former 32nd Corps of PVO?) **6963rd aviation base (Kursk) (MiG-29SMT) :* – Former Seibu Railway chairman Yoshiaki Tsutsumi pleads guilty at the opening of his trial in Japan on charges of insider trading and fraud falsifying

Oliver W. Dillard

Regimental Combat Team — conducted the first major offensive mission by the 25th Infantry Division with its recapture of the vital road junction town of Yecheon driving out the North Korean defenders, and repulsing a North Korean attempts to retake the town. It was considered by the Congress and the United States Department of Defense as the first sizable American ground victory of the war. A thorough accounting of Dillard’s exploits are described in Lieutenant Colonel (Retired) Bradley

United States Army Center of Military History accessdate April 13, 2011 While Dillard was assigned as the Battalion S2 for 3rd Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment (United States), he was awarded the Silver Star for his actions near Masan, Republic of Korea from September 14–15, 1950. While setting the defense of the battalion with his Battalion Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Melvin Blair, Dillard responded to enemy action occurring in Company L’s area. He

and a small group reinforced the company defense location and fought with heroic effectiveness. His assistant division commander (Assistant Division Commander), Brigadier General (Brigadier general (United States)) Joseph S. Bradley — a distinguished war hero from World War II and Korea — awarded the Silver Star to Captain (Captain (land)) Dillard. Following his year in combat and participation in five campaigns, Captain (United States) Captain

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