- Published: Thursday, 03 October 2013 13:35
- Written by US Government
03 October 2013
03 October 2013
13 August 2013
Article written by: Atmospherics Unlimited
The following is an excerpt from the Atmospherics Unlimited White Paper titled: Atmospherics in Fragile and Conflict Zones: The Basis for Safe, Secure, and Effective Global Operations. The full white paper will soon be available for download.
Atmospherics Collection in Support of Aid and Development Operations
In this first part of a 4-part series, we will explain why cultural understanding, which begins with an initial atmospherics study, is essential for successful aid and development operations. First, we will begin by discussing some definitions for the following terms that are relevant to this White Paper:
◾Aid and Development Organizations
◾Humanitarian Aid vs. Development Assistance
Then, we have outlined some real-world case studies in order to explore how atmospherics information was either used to effectively build up enough local knowledge to ensure successful operations, or where a project failed because of misunderstanding of a particular community and their needs.
July 29, 2013
Story behind Koppp-Etchells Effect on Fox and Friends.
27 July 2013
By Daily Mail Reporter
PUBLISHED: 22:32 EST, 26 July 2013 | UPDATED: 23:56 EST, 26 July 2013
Until recently, the dazzling visual effect caused by helicopter blades hitting sand and dust - and creating mesmerizing halos described as 'one of the most beautiful things you'll ever see in a war zone - had no specific name; observers would simply marvel at the breathtaking sight without an understanding of what was causing it - or what to call it.
Now, however - to honor the memories of two soldiers killed in the war in Afghanistan - the physics that create these types of breathtaking halos has a name: The Kopp-Etchells Effect.
The effect is named for U.S. Army Ranger Benjamin Kopp and British soldier Joseph Etchells, and was given its title by a photojournalist Michael Yon - who was covering the war and captured the effect in dozens of photos - as a way to honor the fallen soldiers.
27 July 2013
By Hal Bernton
Seattle Times staff reporter
A valiant, bloody defense of a small outpost in eastern Afghanistan four years ago has produced a second Medal of Honor recipient — a Spokane-born soldier who repeatedly risked his own life on behalf of his fellow soldiers.
17 July 2013
By Scot J. Paltrow and Kelly Carr
EL PASO, Texas | Tue Jul 9, 2013 6:11pm EDT
(Reuters) - As Christmas 2011 approached, U.S. Army medic Shawn Aiken was once again locked in desperate battle with a formidable foe. Not insurgents in Iraq, or Taliban fighters in Afghanistan - enemies he had already encountered with distinguished bravery.
This time, he was up against the U.S. Defense Department.