Military installation – Frontier Forts http://www.frontierforts.org/ Fri, 20 May 2022 02:20:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://www.frontierforts.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/icon-2021-07-09T150409.369-150x150.png Military installation – Frontier Forts http://www.frontierforts.org/ 32 32 Ukrainian army destroys Russian radar jammer in video https://www.frontierforts.org/ukrainian-army-destroys-russian-radar-jammer-in-video/ Thu, 19 May 2022 20:09:00 +0000 https://www.frontierforts.org/ukrainian-army-destroys-russian-radar-jammer-in-video/ Ukrainian forces launched an artillery strike targeting a sophisticated Russian radar jamming system near Kharkiv, video shows. Ukraine’s military on Wednesday released a 30-second aerial recording of what it says were the aftermath of a violent attack on an enemy military installation equipped with the R-330Zh radar jamming system. Footage shows flames and plumes of […]]]>

Ukrainian forces launched an artillery strike targeting a sophisticated Russian radar jamming system near Kharkiv, video shows.

Ukraine’s military on Wednesday released a 30-second aerial recording of what it says were the aftermath of a violent attack on an enemy military installation equipped with the R-330Zh radar jamming system.

Footage shows flames and plumes of thick, black smoke billowing from the blasted facility.

The Ukrainian army released a video showing the destruction of a Russian radar jamming device near Kharkiv.
Ukrainian Assault Troops Command
The R-330Zh device is used to
The R-330Zh device is used for “automated detection, direction finding and analysis of radio signals”.
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The video includes a graphic that reads
The video includes a graphic that reads “Death to Russian invaders”.
Ukrainian Assault Troops Command

The equipment, also known as “Zhitel”, was destroyed in a joint operation between air assault forces and ground forces, officials said.

The video ends with a graphic that reads: “Death to Russian invaders”.

Ukraine said the system is “designed for automated detection, direction finding and analysis of radio signals”.

A destroyed Russian combat vehicle in Malaya Rohan, Ukraine, near Kharkive, May 19, 2022.
A destroyed Russian combat vehicle in Malaya Rohan, Ukraine, near Kharkiv, May 19, 2022.
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The Army Technology website reported that the “Zhitel” machine is also capable of jamming satellite and cellular communication systems.

Ukraine has not identified the location of the strike, but Business Insider reported that wheelchair detectives on social media had geolocated it to a hamlet outside Izyum, 120 km to the southeast. from Kharkov.

Russian troops have been driven out of the area by Ukrainian forces in recent days.

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Ghana: GAF begins enlistment in career, short courses https://www.frontierforts.org/ghana-gaf-begins-enlistment-in-career-short-courses/ Tue, 17 May 2022 12:45:34 +0000 https://www.frontierforts.org/ghana-gaf-begins-enlistment-in-career-short-courses/ The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) said it has started this year’s enrollment exercise for regular career courses and short-term Commission officers. According to GAF, scratch cards for online applications are on sale at designated Ghana post offices across the country at a price of GH₵300.00, with the deadline for submission scheduled for July 10. Interested […]]]>

The Ghana Armed Forces (GAF) said it has started this year’s enrollment exercise for regular career courses and short-term Commission officers.

According to GAF, scratch cards for online applications are on sale at designated Ghana post offices across the country at a price of GH₵300.00, with the deadline for submission scheduled for July 10.

Interested persons are invited by the GAF to visit its portal which has been activated for online application.

This was contained in a press statement signed and issued by the GAF Public Relations Manager, Captain Michael Addo Larbi, copied to the Ghanaian Times in Accra yesterday.

The GAF urged interested applicants to refer to the Saturday May 14, 2022 issue of The Ghanaian Times and the Monday May 16, 2022 issue of The Daily Graphic for further details.

“Scratch cards for the online application are on sale at GH₵300.00 each nationwide at designated post offices in Ghana listed in the advertisement. The online application portal has been activated , interested persons can therefore log on to http://apply .mil.gh to apply. The deadline for online submission is Sunday, July 10, 2022,” the statement added.

The GAF has advised the general public to refrain from hiring people who pose as intermediaries or agents and promise to help them gain admission into the service.

“GAF would like to remind the general public that it does not employ intermediaries or charge enrollment fees. The public is therefore strongly advised to refrain from paying any money to anyone who presents themselves as agent or intermediary with the promise of helping potential applicants join the GAF,” the statement read.

The GAF therefore urged the general public to report individuals who present themselves as intermediaries or agents to the nearest military installation or police station for arrest and prosecution, adding that “in the same vein, applicants interested parties who choose to pay money to agents for assistance are also guilty of the fraudulent act.”

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Where are the Solomon Islands and why are they important to the United States? https://www.frontierforts.org/where-are-the-solomon-islands-and-why-are-they-important-to-the-united-states/ Sun, 15 May 2022 20:09:04 +0000 https://www.frontierforts.org/where-are-the-solomon-islands-and-why-are-they-important-to-the-united-states/ Privacy settings This site uses functional cookies and external scripts to improve your experience. The cookies and scripts used and their impact on your visit are specified on the left. You can change your settings at any time. Your choices will have no impact on your visit. REMARK: These settings will only apply to the […]]]>
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Lemonade Day Draws 66 Young Entrepreneurs to Fort Hood Community | Article https://www.frontierforts.org/lemonade-day-draws-66-young-entrepreneurs-to-fort-hood-community-article/ Fri, 13 May 2022 21:36:24 +0000 https://www.frontierforts.org/lemonade-day-draws-66-young-entrepreneurs-to-fort-hood-community-article/ Maj. Benjamin North, 89th Military Police Brigade, watches his daughter, Madison, pour a glass of lemonade for Jazzmin Ledesma at Madison’s Delicious Lemonade stand outside the Clear Creek Exchange in Fort Hood, Texas, May 7. (Photo Credit: Brandy Cruz, Fort Hood Public Affairs) SEE THE ORIGINAL FORT HOOD, TX- Sixty-six lemonade stands were set up […]]]>



Maj. Benjamin North, 89th Military Police Brigade, watches his daughter, Madison, pour a glass of lemonade for Jazzmin Ledesma at Madison’s Delicious Lemonade stand outside the Clear Creek Exchange in Fort Hood, Texas, May 7.
(Photo Credit: Brandy Cruz, Fort Hood Public Affairs)

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FORT HOOD, TX- Sixty-six lemonade stands were set up on the installation and its surrounding communities to celebrate the 13th annual Military Lemonade Day here, May 7-8.

“Lemonade Day is a program where we teach kids how to start, own and operate their own business through a lemonade stand,” explained Ally Torres, City Manager of Fort Hood Area Lemonade Day. “They learn entrepreneurial skills, financial knowledge, build their stand and how to create lemonade.”

Nieomi King, dubbed the “Godmother of Military Lemonade Day,” founded Military Lemonade Day in 2010 and Fort Hood Area Lemonade Day has continued ever since. Since the inception of Military Lemonade Day here at Fort Hood, it has expanded to other military installations around the world, allowing participating installations to register under a license at a lower cost.

“The program teaches children the fundamentals of business operations, from finding an investor to saving a portion of their profits and giving it away, because philanthropy is an essential part of business,” said said King.

This year’s event celebrated “A Softer View for 2022”, the theme of the annual event, inspired by the end of social distancing, with a “softer” outlook for the road ahead.

Young entrepreneurs are responsible for creating a business plan, designing a lemonade stand, advertising their business, and creating a tasty lemonade. There are contests for the tastiest lemonade, the most unique lemonade, the best presentation and the best lemonade stand. This year’s participants showed a lot of creativity both in the decoration of the stands and in the flavors of lemonade.

Many young participants gave their lemonade a creative twist, with a variety of concoctions such as strawberry lemonade, black cherry lemonade and even lavender lemonade.

Brother and sister duo, Solomon and Aurora Karch, the son and daughter of Chaplain (Capt.) Jack Karch, 2nd Chemical Battalion, 48th Chem. Brigade, took inspiration from Fort Hood and created an army-themed lemonade stand called “Great Place Lemonade”, featuring lemonade canteens with their logo drawn on the front of the canteens.

“The Great Place is Fort Hood and we wanted to recognize our patriotism,” said 11-year-old Solomon.


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Iz Freed, Summer Phillips, Isa Arroyo and Vanilla Sckidmore, Girl Scout Troop 6300, dance to bring attention to their Hawaiian-inspired lemonade stand outside the Clear Creek Exchange in Fort Hood, Texas on May 7.
(Photo Credit: Brandy Cruz, Fort Hood Public Affairs)

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While the event is called Lemonade Day, lemonade stands are just the basic idea. Over the years, attendees have made it their own and now sell a variety of things, like cookies, cupcakes, hot dogs and more.

Lana Pavey, 14, of Wisteria House Lemonade, had an anime-themed lemonade stand and sold handmade paintings of her favorite anime characters, along with her lemonade.

This year’s winners included:

Best Overall Tasting Lemonade – 3 B’s Lemonade

The Most Unique Lemonade – Roland’s Lemonade

Best Presentation – Great Place Lemonade

Entrants were invited to share a photo of their lemonade stand, which will be voted on the Lemonade Day-Greater Killeen/Fort Hood Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/LemonadeDayGKFH. The winner of the best stand will be announced at the end of the month.

While attendees can spend their hard-earned cash on themselves, Torres said attendees are encouraged to spend, save and share it. They donate a percentage of their profits to a charity of their choice. Worldwide, over $22 million has been donated to charity through Lemonade Day.

This year, several Fort Hood youth chose to donate to charities that had a personal impact on their lives. Some chose to donate to local charities, such as the Harker Heights Animal Shelter, Texas Humane Heroes, Operation Stand Down Central Texas, among others, while other attendees chose to donate to organizations larger charities, such as the Ronald McDonald House and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. .

“While we don’t tell attendees who and where to donate, we encourage them to search their hearts and think of an organization that speaks to them,” King said. “Most kids will donate to organizations that have impacted their personal lives, such as the USO (United Services Organization), wounded warriors, animal shelters and some have gone so far as to start their own. Charity association.”

For more information on Fort Hood Area Lemonade Day, visit https://lemonadeday.org/fort-hood-area.

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Record contract awarded for F-35 facilities at Tyndall Air Force Base https://www.frontierforts.org/record-contract-awarded-for-f-35-facilities-at-tyndall-air-force-base/ Wed, 11 May 2022 21:25:00 +0000 https://www.frontierforts.org/record-contract-awarded-for-f-35-facilities-at-tyndall-air-force-base/ TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – The largest military construction contract on record in the Air Force database has been awarded to build Tyndall Air Force Base as the base of the future. On Wednesday, Tyndall officials announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has awarded a $532 million construction contract to […]]]>

TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) – The largest military construction contract on record in the Air Force database has been awarded to build Tyndall Air Force Base as the base of the future.

On Wednesday, Tyndall officials announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has awarded a $532 million construction contract to Hensel Phelps to deliver 11 projects that will directly support the aircraft’s flight line operations. F-35A Lightning II. The jets are expected to arrive at Tyndall in September 2023. Officials say that, taking into account contingencies and contract oversight, this represents a $604 million investment in rebuilding Tyndall.

We are told that the Air Force Civil Engineering Center’s Natural Disaster Recovery Division is leading the reconstruction. It is part of the Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center.

Officials say this will support the 325th Fighter Wing and their F-35 Program Integration Office. The flight line facilities will directly support the wing and its new F-35 mission.

“The rebuild gives us the unique opportunity to reinvent how we meet the needs of the F-35,” said Col. Travis Leighton, NDR division chief. “We leverage cutting-edge technology to increase cybersecurity and perimeter defense, improve base security, and equip Airmen to execute the missions of today and tomorrow.”

Officials say all facilities being built will be able to withstand 165mph winds, have finished floor elevations to account for up to seven feet of storm surge, and feature plenty of smart building technology.

While some buildings for the F-35s are under construction, officials said construction of Area 1 will begin later this summer.

“The NDR, AFCEC, AFIMSC, USACE and our 325th team are all pursuing a common goal; to ensure our new F-35A mission has the capabilities required for operational readiness,” said 325th Fighter Wing Commander Col. Greg Moseley. “The start of construction of Area 1 is another step towards that goal and will ensure that Tyndall continues to be the home of aerial dominance.”

“The rebuilding of Tyndall, as part of the natural disaster recovery program, is one of many major Air and Space Force infrastructure efforts around the world underway,” said said the brigadier. Gen. Mark Slominski, AFCEC’s Executive Director of Built Infrastructure and Chief Facilities Officer, said. “In partnership with Department of Defense engineering organizations such as the Army Corps of Engineers and Naval Installations Engineering Systems Command, we will have contracted $2 billion in construction over the past few years. last six months only. Our teams embody the motto “Execution Inspires Confidence” as we join many stakeholders synchronizing the design and construction of the infrastructure built to enable the launch of weapon systems from our power projection. »

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DVIDS – News – Former Army Vice Chief Headlines Panel with Fort Hood Leadership, Tour of Installation https://www.frontierforts.org/dvids-news-former-army-vice-chief-headlines-panel-with-fort-hood-leadership-tour-of-installation/ Sat, 07 May 2022 00:10:00 +0000 https://www.frontierforts.org/dvids-news-former-army-vice-chief-headlines-panel-with-fort-hood-leadership-tour-of-installation/ story by cape. Kyra O. Pearl and Staff Sergeant Desmond Cassell FORT HOOD, Texas – Senior leaders from III Armored Corps and Fort Hood gathered to hear from a former Army vice chief and a familiar Fort Hood leader during a professional development seminar at the Lone Conference Center Star here, May 6. Retired Gen. […]]]>

story by cape. Kyra O. Pearl and Staff Sergeant Desmond Cassell

FORT HOOD, Texas – Senior leaders from III Armored Corps and Fort Hood gathered to hear from a former Army vice chief and a familiar Fort Hood leader during a professional development seminar at the Lone Conference Center Star here, May 6.

Retired Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, 32nd Vice Chief of Staff of the Army and former commander of the 1st Cavalry Division, led the discussion, which focused on traumatic brain injury, recruitment challenges, suicide and post-traumatic stress, among others. More than 70 leaders attended the event.

Chiarelli said it was important to meet the leaders of Fort Hood because he fondly remembers the mentors who raised him and the importance of hearing about their experiences.

“At the same time, it lets me know the issues you’re facing,” Chiarelli said of his audience.

He added that while he talks to people to help support the military, panels like these ‘keep me up to speed on my ability to speak on the issues that are really important to the leadership of the military today.’ today,” he said.

In addition to the leadership seminar, Chiarelli spent time before the event touring various areas in and around Fort Hood.

“I was very excited to see the Intrepid Spirit Center and see what they are doing to care for people with post-traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury,” Chiarelli said. “It’s exciting to see some of the things that are being done along the lines of the ‘People First’ initiative.”

During his visit to the area, Chiarelli met with leaders and soldiers from III Armored Corps, 1st Cavalry Division, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, and many other community members. He said one of the highlights was the engagement with the various leaders in the room during the seminar.

“Being with people in that room meant the world to me,” Chiarelli said, “and in doing so, I get energy,”

Chiarelli remains active in the military community, with strong ties to Fort Hood. He led the 1st Cavalry Division during the war during the early stages of Operation Iraqi Freedom and later served as Commander Multi-National Corps – Iraq. He retired as Vice Chief of Staff of the Army in 2012.

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Mayflower Mountain Resort developer provides update on future ski experience https://www.frontierforts.org/mayflower-mountain-resort-developer-provides-update-on-future-ski-experience/ Mon, 02 May 2022 23:11:00 +0000 https://www.frontierforts.org/mayflower-mountain-resort-developer-provides-update-on-future-ski-experience/ Skiing at the Mayflower is still a few years away, but the first phase of building six lifts has begun and a gondola is in the planning stage. This summer, crews will clear the land, build trails and prepare the foundations for the lift poles that are expected to be installed next summer. Extell Utah […]]]>

Skiing at the Mayflower is still a few years away, but the first phase of building six lifts has begun and a gondola is in the planning stage. This summer, crews will clear the land, build trails and prepare the foundations for the lift poles that are expected to be installed next summer.

Extell Utah vice president of development Kurt Krieg said plans for a village in the base area are also underway.

“This is designed to be a pedestrian village where you come and park your car,” he says. “You have everything within walking distance.”

In the parking lot for day skiers, 550 parking spaces are paved and lined.

Future plans include a 159-room hotel, ski school, ski beach and 70,000 square feet of retail, food and beverage space.

Krieg explains that the central facility will be multi-level, with one plaza centered around the stores and another on the same level as the elevators.

The village area should have separate squares on several levels.

At a development review board meeting last week, Krieg showed 3D renderings with three lifts near the village.

“So your activity during the day will be focused on the ski beach,” he says. “So, you know, your outdoor dining, watching the skiers come down and really participating. And then during the afternoon it really changes after the afternoon and goes into the heart of the village, where you have your fire pits and your retail and your outdoor seating, or outdoor dining for the restaurants.

Krieg expects the first phase of retail spaces to open in late 2025, the target date for the full opening of ski operations.

The Mayflower Mountain Resort project began in 2021. In addition to ski facilities, it plans to build hotels and thousands of apartments and other residences. The Military Installation Development Authority, a state agency created by the Utah Legislature in 2007 to develop military land in Utah, oversees the project.

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A drawing shows a ski lift in the upper plaza of the base village.
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Ukrainian military claims Russian rocket completely destroyed Odessa airport runway https://www.frontierforts.org/ukrainian-military-claims-russian-rocket-completely-destroyed-odessa-airport-runway/ Sun, 01 May 2022 06:12:00 +0000 https://www.frontierforts.org/ukrainian-military-claims-russian-rocket-completely-destroyed-odessa-airport-runway/ As the Russian-Ukrainian war entered its 67th day, Ukraine’s military claimed on Saturday that a Russian rocket attack had completely destroyed an airport runway in Odessa, Ukraine’s third-largest city and a crucial black seaport. The Southern Ukraine Operational Command said in a Telegram article that the Odessa runway could not be used due to the […]]]>

As the Russian-Ukrainian war entered its 67th day, Ukraine’s military claimed on Saturday that a Russian rocket attack had completely destroyed an airport runway in Odessa, Ukraine’s third-largest city and a crucial black seaport. The Southern Ukraine Operational Command said in a Telegram article that the Odessa runway could not be used due to the rocket attack, the associated post reported. In addition, local officials have warned nearby residents to take shelter after “multiple” explosions were reported in Odessa, according to the Ukrainian News Agency. UNIEN, citing military sources.

This incident was also confirmed by regional governor Maxim Marchenko, who said in a Telegram article that a Russian missile destroyed the runway at Odessa airport in southern Ukraine, but no one had been killed. In a video message, the governor said: “Today the enemy struck with a Bastion coastal defense missile launched from Crimea. The runway at Odessa airport was destroyed. ‘there were no casualties’. World TRT reported.

It is pertinent to mention that Russian forces have launched a massive military operation in the southern and eastern regions of Ukraine, the industrial heartland of the war-torn nation, as well as on the Black Sea coasts. and the Sea of ​​Azov.

Also, earlier in the month, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy accused Russian forces of launching an attack on the southern port city of Odessa during his national address. Media reports said five people had lost their lives in a series of strikes on the eve of Easter, including a three-month-old baby. The strikes also injured eighteen other people.

According to Ukrainian Foreign Minister Dmytro Kuleba, the attacks on Odessa were simply aimed at creating “fear”. On Saturday April 23, four Russian missiles hit a military installation and a residential building in Ukraine’s cultural capital. Two TU-95 missiles launched from the Caspian Sea were intercepted by Ukrainian air defense.

Ukrainian army destroyed more than 1,000 Russian tanks, says Zelensky

On top of that, beleaguered President Zelenskyy recently said that the Ukrainian military has so far destroyed over 1,000 Russian tanks, over 200 Russian aircraft and almost 2,500 armored fighting vehicles. According to a CNN report, despite these setbacks, Russian soldiers still have the capacity to undertake more strikes, Zelenskyy claimed.

Zelenskyy said: “Of course the occupants still have some material in stock. Yes, they still have missiles to hit our territory. But this war has already weakened Russia so much that they have to plan even less military equipment for the parade in Moscow. “, reported CNN. It should be noted that on May 9, Russia planned to carry out its annual Victory Day parade in Red Square, marking the German surrender to the Soviet Union during World War II.

Since the assault began on February 24, Russia has lost nearly 23,000 soldiers, according to the Ukrainian president. In his nightly address to the country on Saturday, April 30, Ukraine’s president highlighted the nation’s resilience, saying the country is working to rebuild and restore normalcy to areas no longer occupied by Russian forces.

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DVIDS – News – A celebrity chef feeds an army https://www.frontierforts.org/dvids-news-a-celebrity-chef-feeds-an-army/ Fri, 29 Apr 2022 13:45:00 +0000 https://www.frontierforts.org/dvids-news-a-celebrity-chef-feeds-an-army/ Every Thursday, hundreds of trainees graduate from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. On April 28, the trainees, now soldiers, and their family members were treated to a meal personally prepared by celebrity chef Robert Irvine and his team. “I only found out he would be here this morning,” said Jenn Inglis, mother of a […]]]>

Every Thursday, hundreds of trainees graduate from basic combat training at Fort Jackson. On April 28, the trainees, now soldiers, and their family members were treated to a meal personally prepared by celebrity chef Robert Irvine and his team.

“I only found out he would be here this morning,” said Jenn Inglis, mother of a recently graduated soldier. “It’s exciting.”

Irvine may be famous for his TV shows and talk shows, but many may not know that his journey to food celebrity status began with the military.

“I was a cook in Britain’s Royal Navy for 10 years,” Irvine said. “Seeing the process from day zero to 10 weeks and attending graduation today brought tears to my eyes. I remember graduating, going to the fleet and going on deployments.

Fort Jackson was a stop on his nationwide tour of military installations as part of the Robert Irvine Foundation tour. The foundation supports soldiers and veterans with a hearty meal and resources for soldiers and veterans affected by traumatic brain injury, combat injuries, and post-traumatic stress disorder.

“We break bread with our heroes,” Irvine said. “I cooked a meal for 700 family members and 400 soldiers to say thank you to the 1% who put on a uniform and protect our country and our way of life.”

Irvine was able to see all 421 trainees graduate and become full-fledged soldiers. However, their family members were unaware that Irvine was at the facility let alone providing them all with lunch until their arrival.

“I had no idea he was going to be here,” said Spc. Chuma Humphrey, Company A, 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment. “Then I found out Chef Irvine would be here and I thought that was great. My dad is a cook. It’s his area of ​​expertise and he’ll appreciate it.

Humphries was thrilled to treat his parents and wife to a meal prepared by the celebrity chef.

“The turkey meatloaf was not dry at all. You’re talented when you can do it,” said Charles Humphrey Sr., Chuma’s father. “I’m from Kansas City, barbecue country. Robert Irvine did the chest very well. The whole meal was wonderful.

Irvine and his team created southern comfort food with a menu of espresso-rubbed beef brisket, turkey meatloaf, pork tenderloin, fried chicken, mac and cheese, mashed potatoes, collard greens, rolls and all the accompaniments.

“It was absolutely gorgeous and delicious,” Inglis said. “My favorite was the chest. It was a fantastic experience.

Irvine was also able to walk away with an experience. He got to see how Fort Jackson feeds the force every day inside a restaurant and in the field. Facility catering facilities serve an average of over 3,000 meals per day.

During his tour of the facility, culinary specialists and interns were able to ask him questions directly in addition to autographs and selfies.

At the end of lunch, the soldiers and their families and friends were able to spend time together before returning to the area of ​​the 3rd Battalion, 39th Infantry Regiment to part ways once more as the soldiers prepared to move to their advanced individual training sites.

Irvine and his staff took a break at a table and were able to relax and watch the soldiers and their families having fun and leftover desserts.

Before Irvine and his team began to break down and prepare to move to their next location, he gave the newly graduated soldiers some advice.

“Be calm, listen, and be a great team member. Remember, the mission is always bigger than yourself,” Irvine said. whatever their branch, thank you for your service.”







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Free smoke alarm installations for residents in need as part of national Red Cross Sound the Alarm effort https://www.frontierforts.org/free-smoke-alarm-installations-for-residents-in-need-as-part-of-national-red-cross-sound-the-alarm-effort/ Thu, 28 Apr 2022 01:46:34 +0000 https://www.frontierforts.org/free-smoke-alarm-installations-for-residents-in-need-as-part-of-national-red-cross-sound-the-alarm-effort/ Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Register at RedCross.org/EndHomeFiresNNE for Free Smoke Alarm Installation May 14 Vermont Business Magazine Williston residents in need can register for free smoke alarm installation with the Vermont Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Williston Fire Department on May 14. “Our goal is to save lives,” said Kevin Mazuzan, executive […]]]>

Smoke Alarms Save Lives: Register at RedCross.org/EndHomeFiresNNE for Free Smoke Alarm Installation May 14

Vermont Business Magazine Williston residents in need can register for free smoke alarm installation with the Vermont Chapter of the American Red Cross and the Williston Fire Department on May 14.

“Our goal is to save lives,” said Kevin Mazuzan, executive director, Vermont Chapter. “So far this year, our volunteer disaster action teams in Vermont have responded to more than 29 home fires and assisted more than 81 displaced people. That’s why we want to make sure everyone has working smoke alarms, which can cut the risk of dying in a home fire in half.

Williston, St. George and Hinesburg residents who need help are encouraged to visit RedCross.org/EndHomeFiresNNE to schedule an appointment for free smoke alarm installation during Red Cross Sound the alarm event on Saturday 14/05. During the 20-minute home visits, Red Cross volunteers and members of the Williston Fire Department will also share information about what causes house fires, how to prevent them, what to do if a fire starts and how to create an escape plan.

“Most people don’t realize they only have two minutes to escape a home fire — and that smoke alarms need to be replaced every 10 years,” Mazuzan said. “Acting with this knowledge can be the difference between survival and tragedy.”

WILLISTON JOINS NATIONAL SOUND THE ALARM EFFORT This Sound the alarm event is part of a nationwide Red Cross initiative in May to install 50,000 free smoke detectors with partners in over 50 at-risk communities across the country. Sound the alarm The events are a vital part of the Red Cross National Home Firefighting Campaign, which has saved 1,243 lives since its launch in October 2014. Since 2019, Vermont Red Cross volunteers have installed 1,821 free smoke alarms and made more than 641 homes safer.

This work is made possible through generous financial donations from regional partner, Vermont Co-operative Insurance.

About the American Red Cross:

The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and comforts disaster victims; provides about 40% of the nation’s blood; teaches life-saving skills; distributes international humanitarian aid; and supports veterans, service members and their families. The Red Cross is a nonprofit organization that depends on the volunteers and generosity of the American public to carry out its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or CruzRojaAmericana.orgor visit us on Twitter at @Red Cross.

WILLISTON, APRIL 27, 2022American Red Cross/Vermont

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