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2014-06-12 12:21:10

ARLINGTON, Va., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Force Association, in partnership with Peter Huessy's Congressional Breakfast Series, is proud to announce an upcoming AFA Air Force Breakfast Series event featuring guest speaker Lt. Gen. Stephen W. Wilson, commander of Air Force Global Strike Command. The event will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m., on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at the Air Force Association's Headquarters Building, in Arlington, Virginia. Due to space and...

2014-06-12 12:21:04

FORT KNOX, Ky., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- After a 20 year journey as a civilian emergency room doctor, one woman has found it was her enlistment in the U.S. Army Reserve and a recent deployment that has given her a newfound appreciation for advances in her field and the Army healthcare system as a whole. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140611/117049 Dr. Rachel Kaiser is the middle member of a third generation military family, spanning three different branches....

2014-06-11 23:04:04

Audience Applause Determines Winning Fitness Tracker at This Knock Out Event on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, at CE Week in New York New York, NY (PRWEB) June 11, 2014 Get your ring side seat for the fiercest battle in fitness. Living in Digital Times is putting fitness devices to the test during the Battle of the Bands at CE Week 2014. Top brands will enter their fitness device to sweat it out in this high-energy heart-pumping competition where the audience will decide which band comes out...

2014-06-11 16:25:43

BRUSSELS, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In a press conference in Brussels on Wednesday, prominent European politicians, joined by a former Prime Minister of Algeria announced the formation of a new non-governmental organization with the mission of improving the political and human rights situation in Iraq. The press conference, chaired by the President of the European Parliament's Delegation for Relations with Iraq, Struan Stevenson, strongly condemned the human rights...

2014-06-11 09:40:33

American University It's no secret that combat experiences are highly stressful and can contribute to instances of post-traumatic stress disorder and depression among soldiers post-deployment. It also comes as no surprise that many soldiers afflicted with these conditions abuse alcohol in an attempt to self-medicate. But new research coauthored by Cristel Russell, an associate professor of marketing with American University's Kogod School of Business, and researchers with the Walter...

2014-06-10 23:00:46

Post-Askin shared her Great Depression and WWII experiences, as well as her support and appreciation for our troops, with her audience. Tampa, Florida (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Barbara Post-Askin, author of the memoir Reflections of Liberty, was a special guest speaker for the Village Veterans Club located at the University Village. The event was well attended. The topic of discussion was “Women Who Have Served & Supported Our Armed Services.” Barbara stated, “We would never have...

2014-06-10 16:30:40

HILLSBORO, Ore., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Armorer Link developed a revolutionary firearms management system (FMS) that is helping law enforcement agencies combat lost weapons. Armorer Link offers an efficient cloud-based software program for the tracking, training and maintenance of firearms. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140610/116728 Armorer Link, Inc. CEO Joe Ganete developed Armorer Link FMS after personally experiencing the challenges law enforcement...

2014-06-10 12:21:23

WASHINGTON, June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At a noon press conference on Wednesday, June 11 at the National Press Club, three prominent Syrian rebel commanders will respond to the recent comments of former Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford regarding U.S. policy toward Syria. Earlier this week, Ambassador Ford claimed that he left his post because he could no longer defend U.S. policy, then called for U.S. military support to vetted elements of the Syrian opposition. Speaking...

2014-06-10 08:20:54

CHATSWORTH, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - United States Navy personnel had a challenge. A DC/DC converter needed to be manufactured from scratch. The converter powered a nuclear submarine that had to be docked at its San Diego, CA base until a replacement arrived. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140226/LA72895LOGO The call came to NATEL EMS. The urgency and consequences accompanying this challenge were understood. Similar dilemmas had delayed missions and cost American...

2014-06-09 23:01:16

Sports nutrition brand, Cellucor, and Protein Pow’s Anna Sward, will host exclusive cooking workshops in New York City, where fans will get hands-on experience making diet-friendly protein treats using Cellucor’s award-winning COR-Performance Whey protein. New York, N.Y. (PRWEB) June 09, 2014 Cellucor, maker of COR-Performance Whey protein, and Protein Pow, renowned protein powder chef, author, and successful blog owner, will join forces to host exclusive cooking workshops on June...


Latest War Conflict Reference Libraries

Sri Lankan Elephant, Elephas maximus maximus
2014-04-11 10:52:49

The Sri Lankan elephant (Elephas maximus maximus) is a subspecies of the Asian elephant that can be found in Sri Lanka. This species resides in lowland dry zone habitats in eastern, southeastern, and northern areas of Sri Lanka. It reaches an average height between 6.6 and 11 feet at the shoulders and weight between 4,400 and 12,000 pounds. It is darker in color than the other two subspecies of the Asian elephant and has more depigmentation its belly, face, ears, and trunk. Only seven percent...

Sri Lanka cinnamon, Cinnamomum verum
2014-02-09 09:22:38

Cinnamomum verum is an evergreen tree species. The plant may also be commonly referred to as True cinnamon, Ceylon cinnamon, or Sri Lanka cinnamon. C. verum belongs to the Lauraceae family. This small tree is popular because its inner bark is used to make the common spice cinnamon.  A large majority of plants grow in Sri Lanka; however it is cultivated for commercial purposes in other regions. C. verum trees can grow anywhere between 32 and 50 feet tall. Its leaves are longer than they...

EE-9 Cascavel
2014-02-05 12:39:46

Engenheiros Especializados S/A (Engesa) was a manufacturer of military trucks, armored fighting vehicles and civilian sport-utility vehicles located in Brazil from 1963 to 1993. In 1963, Engesa began as a private company installing all-wheel-drive systems in existing commercial trucks, rebuilt, adapted and updated armored vehicles and tanks from World War II which the Brazilian Army owned. The headquarters for Engesa started in Avenida Liberdade, Sao Paulo but moved to Avenida Das...

William Clark
2013-10-28 14:11:26

William Clark was an American explorer, territorial governor, soldier, and Indian agent who lived between August 1, 1770 and September 1, 1838. He is best known for his exploration of the territory between the Louisiana Purchase and the Pacific Ocean, which he conducted alongside Meriwether Lewis between 1803 and 1806. William Clark, born in 1770 in Caroline County, Virginia, was the ninth child born to John and Ann Rogers Clark. His family was known in the area as common planters with a...

Sri Lanka cat snake, Boiga ceylonensis
2013-10-14 14:36:42

The Sri Lanka cat snake (Boiga ceylonensis) can be found in Sri Lanka and throughout the mountain ranges along the Western side of India, the Western Ghats. A member of the Colubridae family, this species is mildly venomous and bites rarely cause any issues other than some local swelling. The species has a fairly aggressive disposition and is known to strike out and bite when in danger or feels threatened. Typically, a Sri Lanka cat snake measures approximately 4 feet long. You can expect...

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