American Heroes Press Top Stories September 28, 2010

Army Casualties

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Firefighter Fatality

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More NATO Trainers Needed in Afghanistan, General Says

More NATO trainers are needed to train Afghanistan’s soldiers and police to support the coalition’s strategy to turn over security responsibilities to the Afghans, the commander of the NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan told the alliance Military Committee yesterday.

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http://terrorism-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/more-nato-trainers-needed-in.html

Fugitive Safe Surrender Comes Back Home to Cleveland and Sets New National Record 

Fugitive Safe Surrender was brought back home to Cleveland and in a four-day period 7,431 fugitives surrendered and took advantage of the Fugitive Safe Surrender program held September 22nd through 25th at Mt. Zion Church in Oakwood Village, Ohio setting a new national record for surrenders in the program.

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http://criminal-justice-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/fugitive-safe-surrender-comes-back-home.html

Chief of Navy Reserve Presents Awards Honoring Civilian Employers

Hampton Roads area employers were presented awards during a ceremony at Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Norfolk aboard Joint Expeditionary Base (JEB) Little Creek-Fort Story Sept. 27.

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http://military-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/chief-of-navy-reserve-presents-awards.html

FBI Offers Reward of up to $50,000 for Information Leading to Arrest of Home Invasion and Bank Robbery Subjects

The FBI is offering a reward of up to $50,000 for information leading to the arrest of any individuals known to be involved in a related home invasion and bank robbery on Friday, September 24, 2010.

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http://criminal-justice-online-courses.blogspot.com/2010/09/fbi-offers-reward-of-up-to-50000-for.html

Police Casualties and Terrorism: Lessons Learned Overseas

During 2004, 1,080 police officers were killed by terrorists and another 1,370 police officers were wounded by terrorists outside the US.  Table one represents the number of officers killed and wounded versus the total number of people killed and wounded.  The data seems to suggest that police officers who are victims of a terrorist act are much more likely to be killed (as opposed to wounded) than civilians who are victims of a terrorist act.

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http://www.police-writers.com/lessons_learner_overseas.html

2405 Police Books

September 20, 2010 – Police-Writers.com is a website that lists books authored by state and local law enforcement officials. In September 2010, Lieutenant Art Adkins released his second book, Power Grid, bringing the total number of books listed by state and local police officers to 2405.  Currently, the site lists 1098 state and local law enforcement officials from 468 state and local law enforcement agencies who have written 2404 books.

Additionally, the site maintains separate listings on federal law enforcement officials, corrections officers, civilian police employees and police authors of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and India.

About Art Adkins

Lieutenant Art Adkins is a 29 year veteran of law enforcement.  He began his law enforcement career on the Fort Lauderdale Police Department and then joined the Los Angeles Police Department.  During his 12 years with the Los Angeles Police Department he attained the rank of sergeant.  Lieutenant Art Adkins returned to Florida to finish his law enforcement career with the Gainesville Police Department.  He has worked a variety of assignments including patrol, detectives, administration, vice, bunco-forgery.  Moreover, as a sergeant he has supervised both investigative and administrative police units.  Lieutenant Art Adkins is the author of The Oasis Project and his newest book Power Grid. 

About Power Grid

According to the description of Power Grid, “Slade Lockwood, retired LAPD Deputy Chief and hero of The Oasis Project, returns in Power Grid to grant the cryptic wishes of a dying man. Trying to discover a secret power source which may have constructed architectural wonders of antiquity and destroyed Atlantis 11,000 years before, Slade finds that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Cast into an arena of international intrigue, he races against time and around the world to unravel the mystery of Power Grid and to keep it out of the hands of corrupt government officials and nations intent on turning an ancient technology into a modern weapon of war. As the clues to Power Grid are revealed, will Slade succeed in his mission to make the secrets of the past remain in the past? The future of the Earth may well depend on it.”

More Information

http://www.police-writers.com

Power Grid

On September 30, 2010, Conversations with American Heroes at the Watering Hole features a conversation with Lieutenant Art Adkins, Gainesville Police Department, about his new book Power Grid.

Program Date: September 30, 2010

Program Time: 1600 hours, PACIFIC

Topic: Power Grid

Listen Live:

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lawenforcement/2010/09/30/power-grid

About the Guest

Lieutenant Art Adkins is a 29 year veteran of law enforcement.  He began his law enforcement career on the Fort Lauderdale Police Department and then joined the Los Angeles Police Department.  During his 12 years with the Los Angeles Police Department he attained the rank of sergeant.  Lieutenant Art Adkins returned to Florida to finish his law enforcement career with the Gainesville Police Department.  He has worked a variety of assignments including patrol, detectives, administration, vice, bunco-forgery.  Moreover, as a sergeant he has supervised both investigative and administrative police units.  Lieutenant Art Adkins is the author of The Oasis Project and his newest book Power Grid. 

According to the description of Power Grid, “Slade Lockwood, retired LAPD Deputy Chief and hero of The Oasis Project, returns in Power Grid to grant the cryptic wishes of a dying man. Trying to discover a secret power source which may have constructed architectural wonders of antiquity and destroyed Atlantis 11,000 years before, Slade finds that a little knowledge can be a dangerous thing. Cast into an arena of international intrigue, he races against time and around the world to unravel the mystery of Power Grid and to keep it out of the hands of corrupt government officials and nations intent on turning an ancient technology into a modern weapon of war. As the clues to Power Grid are revealed, will Slade succeed in his mission to make the secrets of the past remain in the past? The future of the Earth may well depend on it.”

About the Watering Hole

The Watering Hole is police slang for a location cops go off-duty to blow off steam and talk about work and life.  Sometimes funny; sometimes serious; but, always interesting.

 

About the Host

Lieutenant Raymond E. Foster was a sworn member of the Los Angeles Police Department for 24 years.  He retired in 2003 at the rank of Lieutenant.  He holds a bachelor’s from the Union Institute and University in Criminal Justice Management and a Master’s Degree in Public Financial Management from California State University, Fullerton; and, has completed his doctoral course work. Raymond E. Foster has been a part-time lecturer at California State University, Fullerton and Fresno; and is currently a Criminal Justice Department chair, faculty advisor and lecturer with the Union Institute and University.  He has experience teaching upper division courses in law enforcement, public policy, law enforcement technology and leadership.  Raymond is an experienced author who has published numerous articles in a wide range of venues including magazines such as Government Technology, Mobile Government, Airborne Law Enforcement Magazine, and Police One.  He has appeared on the History Channel and radio programs in the United States and Europe as subject matter expert in technological applications in law enforcement.

Listen, call, join us at the Watering Hole:

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Program Contact Information

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909.599.7530

American Heroes Press Top Stories September 18-19, 2010

Army Casualty

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POWs/MIAs Honored, Remembered at NAS Whidbey Island

Naval Air Station Whidbey Island hosted a Prisoner of War/Missing in Action (POW/MIA) Recognition Day ceremony at the POW/MIA Sentinel Memorial on the Seaplane Base, Sept. 17.

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http://military-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/powsmias-honored-remembered-at-nas.html

Sea of Thunder: Four Commanders and the Last Great Naval Campaign 1941-1945

I didn’t jump into the book as an expert in Naval or World War II history. The book was recommended to me as a well-told and captivating story. I found it to be just that.

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http://military-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/sea-of-thunder-four-commanders-and-last.html

Acting Out: Outlining Specific Behaviors and Actions for Effective Leadership

The author of Acting Out: Outlining Specific Behaviors and Actions for Effective Leadership, Michell P. Weinzetl has the best mix of academic credentials and real-world leadership experience. The book reflects his strong academic command of the subject matter as well as his practical work-a-day experience. Moreover, the book his well-written, cited and edited.

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http://leadership-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/acting-out-outlining-specific-behaviors.html

An Organizational Foundation for the Future

The modern world has become a place of constant change and transformation. In this environment, success depends on how well organizations recognize and adapt to change. Management theorist Tom Peters put it very well when he said that the most successful organizations in the future will be the ones that “thrive on chaos.”

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www.police-writers.com/organizational_foundation.html

Courage and Sacrifice – A Historical Novel

On October 14, 2010, Conversations with Heroes at the Watering Hole will feature a discussion with former Marine Corps Artillery Officer and novelist Gerald Gillis.

Program Date: October 14, 2010

Program Time: 1700 hours, Pacific

Topic: Courage and Sacrifice – A Historical Novel

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http://www.blogtalkradio.com/lawenforcement/2010/10/15/courage-and-sacrifice-a-historical-novel

American Heroes Press Top Stories September 14, 2010

Modern Science Reveals Secrets of 2,500-year-old Mummy

A powerful image of the face of a 2,500-year-old Egyptian mummy at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art has been created by special agents/forensic artists from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), as unveiled today at the Museum. In an unusual collaboration, ATF agents worked with a Kansas City cardiologist and a Nelson-Atkins curator to scientifically analyze the physical characteristics of the mummy, named Ka-i-nefer.

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http://criminal-justice-online-courses.blogspot.com/2010/09/modern-science-reveals-secrets-of-2500.html

Wounded Troops Challenge Obstacle Course

They run road races and compete in triathlons. They climb mountains, kayak through rapids and ski on snow and water.  They are America’s wounded warriors — veterans who continue to inspire by their resilience and will to overcome any obstacle placed before them.

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http://military-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/wounded-troops-challenge-obstacle.html

POW/MIA Corridor Opens

Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy will host the opening of the Prisoner of War/Missing in Action Corridor on Wednesday, Sept. 15 at 2:30 p.m. EDT at the Pentagon, third floor, A ring, between the 6th and 7th corridors.

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http://military-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/powmia-corridor-opens.html

Justice Department Files Lawsuit Alleging Religious Discrimination Against the City of Walnut, California

The Justice Department announced today that it has filed a lawsuit against the city of Walnut, Calif., alleging that the city violated the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act of 2000 (RLUIPA), when, in 2008, it denied a conditional use permit to the Chung Tai Zen Center so that it could build and operate a Buddhist house of worship at property it then owned in the city.

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http://criminal-justice-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/justice-department-files-lawsuit.html

Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces Additional Charges Against Two U.S. Citizens Alleged to Have Provided Material Support to al Qaeda

PREET BHARARA, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, announced that additional terrorism charges were filed against U.S. citizens WESAM EL-HANAFI and SABIRHAN HASANOFF in a Superseding Indictment for allegedly providing material support, including money and computer assistance, to al Qaeda. The case is assigned to U.S. District Judge KIMBA M. WOOD, and the defendants are scheduled to be arraigned on the Superseding Indictment on September 16, 2010, at 10:30 a.m.

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http://terrorism-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/manhattan-us-attorney-announces.html

“Round Island Row” in honor of DC3 Bruckenthal

In 2004, Damage Controlman 3rd Class Nathan Bruckenthal became the first Coast Guardsman killed in action since the Vietnam War while serving in Iraq. Nate Bruckenthal was an inspiration both to his shipmates and the Long Island, N.Y. community that he called home. Nate’s influence on one group of Long Islanders was so strong that they set out earlier this summer to honor the fallen Coastie with a row around Long Island in support of the Wounded Warrior Project.

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http://military-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/round-island-row-in-honor-of-dc3.html

Library of Congress Provides Online Content For Scholastic’s Re-Launch of Dear America Series

The Library of Congress is providing historical content from its vast and unparalleled collections to enhance a new interactive website for Scholastic’s Dear America historical fiction book series.

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http://leadership-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/library-of-congress-provides-online.html

Soldier Selected for Medal of Honor to Address Media Live from Italy

Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta, 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, will address the media live via satellite from Vicenza, Italy, at 12:30 p.m. EDT, Sept. 15, in the Pentagon Briefing Room (2E973).  On Sept. 10 the White House announced Giunta will receive the Medal of Honor and further details on the presentation ceremony will be released at a later date.

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http://military-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/soldier-selected-for-medal-of-honor-to.html

Today in the Department of Defense

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Russian Minister of Defense Anatoly Serdyukov to the Pentagon at 10 a.m. EDT.  The cordon will be held on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance.

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http://military-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/today-in-department-of-defense.html

Terrorism, safety and situational awareness

When the first aircraft struck the World Trade Center what were your thoughts?  Was terrorism your first thought?  Or, was your first thought more like How could that happen?  The first crash caught most people trying to figure out what human or mechanical error could have caused the crash.  However, a little over 15 minutes later and the instant Flight 175 came into view we knew we were under attack.  As the jet slammed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center our view changed and the response of police and fire personnel to the WTC and the other incidents changed.

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http://www.police-writers.com/situational_awareness.html

American Heroes Press Top Stories September 6-9, 2010

Marine Casualty

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Marine Casualty

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Army Casualties

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Volk Field Hosts NATO Exercise

Thirteen NATO nations teamed up with the Air National Guard and Volk Field Air National Guard Base Aug. 21 through Sept. 3 to conduct an international exercise designed to increase target acquisition accuracy among member nations serving in Afghanistan, thereby reducing errant strikes.

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http://military-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/volk-field-hosts-nato-exercise.html

Coalition, Afghan Forces Rescue Prisoners

A combined Afghan-coalition force was pursuing a senior Taliban leader yesterday when it found and rescued seven imprisoned Afghan citizens during an operation in Helmand province, military officials said.

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http://terrorism-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/coalition-afghan-forces-rescue.html

Veterans History Project Highlights Pioneering Women Pilots of World War II

Today more than 60,000 women serve in the United States Air Force. A select group of women pilots paved the way more than 65 years ago: the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). During World War II, they became the first women in history trained to fly American military aircraft.

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http://military-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/veterans-history-project-highlights.html

History – CDR Juan del Castillo: Officer, Humanitarian and Self-Made Scientist

In recognition of National Hispanic Heritage Month, this month’s history post is in honor of Commander Juan del Castillo, the Coast Guard’s first officer of Hispanic American heritage.

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http://leadership-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/history-cdr-juan-del-castillo-officer.html

Obama to Award Medal of Honor to Vietnam-era Airman

A fallen Vietnam War-era airman will posthumously receive the Medal of Honor for heroism from President Barack Obama during a Sept. 21 White House ceremony. Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Richard L. “Dick” Etchberger was killed March 11, 1968, in Laos during the battle of Mount Phou Pha Thi.

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http://military-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/obama-to-award-medal-of-honor-to.html

DOD to Host 9/11 Remembrance

Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Chairman of Joint Chiefs Michael Mullen will host the President at a remembrance ceremony on Saturday, Sept. 11, 2010, at the

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http://military-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/dod-to-host-911-remembrance.html

Mission to Africa – Senegal

This week CGC Mohawk pulled into Dakar, Senegal, and wrapped our work with the Senegalese Navy.

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http://military-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/mission-to-africa-senegal.html

Maritime Raid Force Recaptures Ship From Pirates

At approximately 5 a.m. local time, Sept. 9, 24 U.S. Marines from the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit’s Maritime Raid Force (MRF) aboard USS Dubuque (LPD 8) operating under Combined Task Force 151 (CTF-151), boarded and seized control of Antigua-Barbuda-flagged, German–owned vessel M/V Magellan Star from pirates who attacked and boarded the vessel early Sept 8.

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http://terrorism-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/maritime-raid-force-recaptures-ship.html

Pentagon Urges Florida Church to Nix Quran Burning

Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and his top advisors are discussing whether Gates should intervene personally in a Florida pastor’s plans to burn copies of the Quran on the ninth anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Pentagon Press Secretary Geoff Morrell said today.

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http://terrorism-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/pentagon-urges-florida-church-to-nix.html

Northcom Weighs Probability, Consequences of Threats

How U.S. Northern Command balances its assets in protecting the homeland is a matter of gauging the probability and potential consequences of threats, the new Northcom commander said today.

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http://military-online.blogspot.com/2010/09/northcom-weighs-probability.html

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