Sears provides its preventative maintenance technicians with two weeks of training in a technical school and six weeks in the field with a mentor. The position involves daily travel in assigned area to repair appliances in home, with additional opportunities for commission. View listing here. >>
This is a four-year apprenticeship with Xcel Energy with good pay and a path to management roles. While the job posting says you need a commercial driver’s license to apply, it’s a little more flexible --- you just need to be able to get one within a month of starting. This is a Department of Labor-certified apprentice program that is recognized throughout the United States. View listing here. >>
If you have personality and like working with people, this job with AT&T; as a wire technician would be a good fit. You’ll be going on different routes every day, installing wire and coordinated services in residential settings. AT&T; provides all of the training, and the position offers great upward mobility. View listing here. >>
If you worked on a ground vehicle in the military, this job with CarMax may be for you. The position does not require Automotive Service Excellence certification --- CarMax will help you get it. The position provide lots of upward mobility and a pleasant work environment that is clean, climate-controlled, and filled with the sweet sounds of satellite radio. View listing here. >>
Islamic state members walk in the last besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria February 18, 2019. (Reuters/Rodi Said)
NEAR BAGHOUZ, Syria (Reuters) - The Islamic State appeared closer to defeat in its last enclave in eastern Syria on Wednesday, as a civilian convoy left the besieged area where U.S.-backed forces estimate a few hundred jihadists are still holed up.
U.S. Air Force Airmen assigned to the 317th Airlift Wing walk to waiting family members and friends after stepping off of a C-130J Super Hercules at Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, Sept. 17, 2018 (U.S. Air Force/Airman 1st Class Mercedes Porter)
The U.S. Air Force has issued new guidelines for active-duty, reserve and National Guard airmen who are considered non-deployable, and officials will immediately begin flagging those who have been unable to deploy for 12 consecutive months for separation consideration.
A small unmanned aerial vehicle built by service academy cadets is shown here flying above ground. This type of small UAV was used by cadets and midshipmen from the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy, during a Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency-sponsored competition at Camp Roberts, California, April 23-25, 2017. During the competition, cadets and midshipmen controlled small UAVs in "swarm" formations to guard territory on the ground at Camp Roberts. (U.S. Air Force photo)
Drones have been used in conflicts across the globe and will play an even more important role in the future of warfare. But, the future of drones in combat will be different than what we have seen before.
The U.S. military can set itself apart from others by embracing autonomous drone warfare through swarming — attacking an enemy from multiple directions through dispersed and pulsing attacks. There is already work being done in this area: The U.S. military tested its own drone swarm in 2017, and the UK announced this week it would fund research into drone swarms that could potentially overwhelm enemy air defenses.
I propose we look to the amoeba, a single-celled organism, as a model for autonomous drones in swarm warfare. If we were to use the amoeba as this model, then we could mimic how the organism propels itself by changing the structure of its body with the purpose of swarming and destroying an enemy.