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Any excuses that soldiers have for not being able to prepare for the new Army Combat Fitness Test are growing slimmer and slimmer, as the service has released a revamped physical readiness training (PRT) mobile app.
When Ashley Seaman, the general manager of Anytime Fitness in Semmes, chooses a Member of the Month to feature on the fitness center's Facebook page, she looks for "someone who is showing a lot of progress and dedication," she says. Lloyd Black – who, at 91 years old, is the gym's oldest member – was an obvious choice for the first month of the new decade.
She knew he'd be an inspiration to others, but she didn't predict how people would react to seeing a photo of the white-haired, sweet-faced fellow posing for a photo in his usual workout attire: denim overalls. Her post has been shared some 2,500 times, with hundreds of comments from those who recognize the former principal who retired 30 years ago from Mary G. Montgomery High School.
An Air Force medial group based at Japan's Yokota Air Force Base has issued a warning to U.S. military personnel regarding the spread of a deadly coronavirus that originated in Wuhan, China.
The first Army unit has received the equipment it needs to face the new Army Combat Fitness Test.
WASHINGTON — On night missions in the 1980s, when the beam from the E-2 Hawkeye's radar swept over the cockpit, pilots could generate electrical arcs by holding the metal base of their flashlights close to the metal paneling around them.
The arcs "would kind of light up the cockpit at night every time the radar went by," said retired Hawkeye pilot Navy Capt. Ralph Ricardo.
The Hawkeye is an early warning aircraft that is highly recognizable by the large dome-shaped radar on top of the plane. It is used to protect aircraft carriers, detect enemy aircraft or missiles, and act as an airborne command station for the Navy's fighter jets.
In flight, the Hawkeye's dome would complete a full rotation and the beam would sweep above the cockpit about every 10 seconds.
Some pilots at that time wondered what the radar was doing to them when swept past, if it could create such electrical arcs.
"Then, about halfway through my tour, all the sudden they decided to put the gold coating on all of the windows and the escape hatches," Ricardo said. After that, the pilots couldn't create the same electrical arcs, he said.
"It was obviously to keep the radar out of the cockpit," Ricardo said. "I thought … I've been flying for years without it, what's been happening to me in the meantime?"
A 9-year-old kid just challenged the President to go vegan for a month. The reward: $1 million donated to veterans
President Trump's penchant for making deals is legendary, and now a 9-year-old is playing him at his own game.
Evan, a boy who is passionate about animal rights and eats only vegan himself, has challenged the President to do the same for the month of January – in return for $1 million donated to veterans.
"President Trump: I'm Evan, president of Animal Hero Kids, and I'd like to make you an offer," he says in a video posted by a nonprofit, Million Dollar Vegan, the organization that would donate the money. "We will give $1 million to the veterans if you go vegan for January."