Military Schools

first_imgTSAASThe Sabalauski Air Assault SchoolPurpose of the Air Assault School: To train Soldiers in Air Assault operations, sling-load operations, and rappelling. Upon graduation of the course each Soldier will be able to perform skills required to make maximum use of helicopter assets in training and in combat to support their unit operations.Purpose of the Pathfinder School: Army Pathfinders are trained to provide navigational aid and advisory services to military aircraft in areas designated by supported unit commanders. The Pathfinders’ secondary missions include providing advice and limited aid to units planning air assault or airdrop operations. During the Pathfinder course students are instructed in aircraft orientation, aero-medical evacuation, close combat assault, ground to air communication procedures, Control Center operations, all three phases of a sling load operation, Helicopter Landing Zone and Pick Up Zone operations, and Drop Zone operations (Computed Air Release Point, Ground Marker Release System, and Verbally Initiated Release System), dealing with U.S. military fixed and rotary wing aircraft for personnel and equipment.Purpose of Rappel Master’s Course: The course teaches the rappel master’s mission, responsibilities, safety SOPs and regulations, anchor systems, equipment familiarization, inspection and maintenance, ground training / hook up, knots, seat inspection, tower refresher / rappelling, and aircraft rigging and control.Purpose of FRIES/SPIES Master: This course teaches the FRIES and SPIES Master’s mission, responsibilities, safety SOPs and regulations, anchor systems, equipment familiarization, inspection and maintenance, ground training, knots, tower training, and aircraft rigging and control. The core POI requires minimum support assets and is adaptable to organic aviation elements. Both the core instruction and the additional instruction are conducted in a classroom/field environment.Parachute Demonstration Team Purpose: The Screaming Eagles are the Army’s oldest Parachute Demonstration team having preformed demonstration jumps around the world since 1958. The team performs live aerial demonstrations in support of Army community relations and promote the United States Army through the sport of skydiving while representing the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and its proud and unyielding airborne tradition.More information on Air Assault School, Pathfinder School, Rappel Master Course, SPIES/FRIES Master Course, or The Parachute Demonstration Team can be found at: Academy101st NCO Academy(270) 798-7420(270) 798-2231last_img read more

Carmelo Anthony Still Open to Joining LeBron James

first_imgESPN’s Marc Stein reported Wednesday afternoon that the Cleveland Cavaliers rejected a trade offer from the New York Knicks involving Kevin Love for Carmelo Anthony.Before Wednesday night’s Knicks-Mavericks game in Dallas, Anthony told Stefan Bondy of New York Daily News he was open to teaming up with LeBron James in the future.Anthony responded to a question about LeBron’s recent post-game comments, in which he said the Cavaliers “need a ************ playmaker.”“I do think he would want me to play with him. I don’t think he wouldn’t,” Anthony said. “But I don’t know if that comment is about me. I don’t think I’m the only playmaker in the NBA.”Anthony also dismissed the notion that if he joined LeBron, it would be another example of a “ring chaser.”“I don’t think it would be called chasing a ring. It would be looking at opportunities and situations if and when that time do come. It will be a collective effort on all fronts. Not just mine. It would be a collective effort on the organization and understanding the direction they want to go.”Anthony met with Knicks President Phil Jackson last week and was asked if he got the feeling Jackson wanted him to stay in New York long-term.“It was a quick meeting,” said Anthony. “That’s all I can say.”That doesn’t sound too reassuring that Melo is a part of the organization’s long-term plans.Anthony would have to waive his no-trade clause and it was recently reported that he would waive that clause to go to either Cleveland or the Los Angeles Clippers.However, the Cavs don’t have the assets, save for Love, that the Knicks would likely be looking for.Barring any major turn in the path of the Cavaliers’ direction, it’s hard to see Melo coming to Cleveland any time soon.He is signed through the end of the 2018-19 season and will be 34 heading into to 2019-20.Perhaps he, LeBron, or other Cavaliers would be willing to take a paycut for him to join the Cavs at that point, but a lot can happen between now and then.If he were to continue making his current salary, it would be upwards of $27 mil. per season in 2019. Matt Medley Related Topicscenter_img Matt Medley is co-editor at NEO Sports Insiders, covers the Cleveland Cavaliers, Cleveland Indians and high school sports in Northeast Ohio.Follow @MedleyHoops on Twitter for live updates from games.last_img read more

Capitals vs. Hurricanes Game 7 Preview

first_imgHoltby will start at goalie. Game is at Capital One Arena. First Puck drops at 7:30 PM. Please follow and like us: Starting Lines: De Haan-Van Riemsdyk Siegenthaler-Carlson Ovechkin-Backstrom-Wilson Slavin-Hamilton Pesce-Faulk Photo Credit: Washington Capitals Orlov-Niskanen Here we go again! The Washington Capitals once again find themselves in a decisive Game 7 scenario. The Carolina Hurricanes battled back in Game 6, but the Capitals are in clincher mode right now. A victory at home would seal the series. The Caps lead the playoffs at home in shooting percentage and power play. This could be enough to knock out the Canes once and for all. Foegele-Wallmark-Maenalanen Vrana-Kuznetsov-Hagelincenter_img Orpik-Jensen Burakovsky-Eller-Connolly For Washington: Mrazek is starting at goalie. Fortunately for the Caps, the home team has won every game this series. The Capitals have now played 128 playoff games since Ovechkin first made the playoffs in 2008, tied with the Blackhawks for second most in this time span. The team knows Game 7 well, and are prepared to continue the fight as they return to familiar territory. Only time will tell how this team can come through and play on in the next round. Bishop-McKegg-Brown McGinn-Staal-Williams For Carolina: The first-round against the Canes has been a slugfest from start to finish. While the Caps took the first two at home, Carolina has been unforgiving on their home ice. With many injuries and a questionable call against Ovechkin’s late goal in Game 6, momentum has shifted from the Capitals. Still, they fight on and are ready to go the distance. It would not be so easy to eliminate the defending Stanley Cup champions after all. Alex Ovechkin and Braden Holtby have been playing their best hockey in ages. However, most of their secondary has not been scoring. Evegeny Kuznetsov in particular needs to step up his game. Perhaps tonight’s home stand would offer a chance for him to shine. Stephenson-Dowd-Smith-Pelly Niederreiter-Aho-Teravainenlast_img read more