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  Military Certified Formation Flying System for KC-30 Tanker : Military Aviation : Defense News Air Force Army Navy News
The MILACAS-FR system will enhance accuracy and safety during flight formations by detecting nearby aircraft and evaluating their threat potential to the KC-30.
Honeywell's MILACAS-FR system was certified for use on all military aircraft earlier this year and is currently being installed on other air mobility aircraft.
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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Flying wedge
The flying wedge formation is used ceremonially by cadets at the United States Air Force Academy during the annual graduation parade, when the soon-to-be commissioned first-class cadets (seniors) leave the Cadet Wing.
The inverted wedge is a military formation resembling an inverted V or triangle, and is sometimes known as a V-formation.
Identical in concept to the military formation, the flying wedge was known for being brutally effective, but also resulting in a high rate of injury on both sides.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Flying-wedge   (956 words)

 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Phalanx formation
A phalanx (plural phalanxes or phalanges) is a rectangular mass military formation, usually composed entirely of heavy infantry armed with spears, pikes, or similar weapons.
While the phalanx formation was formidable and nearly indestructible from the front, the formation would find it difficult to protect its own flanks and rear because it was a relatively slow-moving formation and once engaged it could not easily disengage or redeploy itself to face a threat from those directions.
The phalanx never quite died out; the Roman legionaries at the time of Caesar and Arrian were known to have defended against (and even attacked) cavalry by using their pila as thrusting spears instead of thrown javelins.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Phalanx-formation   (559 words)

 FlightSim.Com Review: Formation Flying
Formation flying is one of aviation's greatest challenges, and the ability to do it with precision and style is one of the things that sets certain aviators apart.
Formating isn't normally all that hard, but it does take a lot of practice and a great deal of concentration.
Every move he makes must be introduced gradually - the military teams actually talk their way through the show, with the leader announcing on the radio every move of the stick.
www.flightsim.com /cgi/kds?$=main/review/form.htm   (1251 words)

 Military Formation Question
Any thoughts about this formation would be greatly appreciated.
I might be messed up, but when I see a plane in the sky, my eyes draw a tinted green line of where the plane is going to fly next.
I figured they were military because there were three.
www.abovetopsecret.com /forum/thread96375/pg1   (567 words)

  Military Schools
Shunned during the Vietnam War and its aftermath, military academies saw their ranks dwindle from nearly 600 at the end of World War II to about 50 by the midseventies.
Some parents are looking to military schools to improve their children's failing grades or halt destructive behavior.
Most military schools schedule two admissions cycles per year, one in the fall and another in the winter to fill slots left open by about 15 percent of students who typically can't cut it.
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 Arlington Diocese: Office of Vocations:
Since the maximum age for military service by law is 62, normally a candidate must, during his seminary formation, be able to enter active duty before the age of 42.
Chaplain co-sponsorship offers military priest chaplains the opportunity to serve both the Diocese of Arlington and the military for as long a period as the priest chaplain and the Bishop of Arlington decide, up to a full 20 years of military service.
Military Priest Chaplains are not expected to repay the Diocese of Arlington the 50% cost associated with the Diocese of Arlington co-sponsorship of their seminary formation.
www.arlingtondiocese.org /offices/vocations/military-chaplaincy.html   (628 words)

 Miscellaneous Axis Military Formations of WWII.
The Cossack formation was not idle and it did perform numerous venturesome raids behind Soviet lines where it preoccupied itself with extermination of Stalinist commissars and collection of their tongues as "war trophies"; it was also involved in several skirmishes with Soviet cavalry detachments.
Following its formation (in the summer of 1943), the 1-st Cossack Division was composed of seven regiments (two regiments of Don Cossacks, two regiments of Kuban Cossacks, one regiment of Terek Cossacks, one regiment of Siberian Cossacks, and one mixed reserve regiment).
The most famous such formation was the 14-th Waffen-SS Infantry Division "Galizien" ("Halyczyna" in Ukrainian, at the beginning it was known as the Galician Police Division), which contained numerous members of both OUN and UPA, and was co-founded by both organizations.
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 Territorial Guide - Military Department Records
It authorized the formation of a battalion of mounted riflemen, composed of the male inhabitants of Oregon between the ages of sixteen and sixty who wished to be recognized as citizens by the new government.
Its provisions defined enlistment in the militia, listed exemptions, made the governor ex officio commander in chief of the military and naval forces of the state, allowed for the executive appointment of an adjutant general and general staff officers, and authorized the legislative assembly to provide necessary rules and regulations for governing the militia.
The records also describe military conditions, the formation of units and organizations, development of weapons and material, military intelligence and investigations, and the relationship of the Oregon Military Department with the US Armed Forces.
arcweb.sos.state.or.us /provisionalguide/MilitaryDepartment.html   (1562 words)

 terracotta worriors Xi'an,The Terra Cotta Museum   (Site not responding. Last check: )
It was a time for the emergence of advanced military science and in-depth study of the "art of war," producing in turn some of the first major treatises on warfare.
Military formations are formed according to certain military principles and strategies.
Military formations can also reflect an army's power, and ancient military scientists stressed the importance of military formation.
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Russian military reform consisted of a state-facilitated re arrangement of gentry and peasant classes into new-formation regiments organized along western lines that relied on the expertise of mercenary officers to train and command the new regiments.
European military technology was coveted, stolen, borrowed, adopted, and used against the Europeans and loca ls alike by the indigenous populations.
Often these experts were religio us or political renegades, migrants forced into military service, captives and their children or increasingly, as the 16th and 17th centuries progressed, professional officers whose careers were generated in the cauldrons of war during that era.
www.ilstu.edu /~wmreger/docs/diss1.rtf   (8677 words)

 Chapter 5
However, whenever HADRO requires military assistance a Combined Joint Task Force (CJTF) or its equivalent, is required to establish command and control to perform critical planning, and execution functions in order to establish unity of effort with deployed forces within a multinational coalition, and the Affected State.
Military cargo handlers are specifically trained to handle various types of cargo, including hazardous cargo items, and are able to work with material handling equipment.
Military pilots are experienced in flying into areas/airfields which lack sophisticated ground navigational equipment and which may require resorting to visual flight rules.
www.reliefweb.int /library/mcda/refman/chapt5.html   (4896 words)

 PINR - Proposed Russian Military Deployment in Iraq Fraught with Consequences
Even as Russian forces brought overwhelming military superiority to bear on the rebels, no clear end is in sight for this war that is straining Russia's patience and is a constant source of embarrassment for the government.
As the military exercises discussed earlier have shown, Russia is capable of deploying and maintaining a limited military force -- not the 40,000 troops discussed in previous months -- in order to properly manage its combat operations.
The proposed military deployment is truly an untested territory for the Russian armed forces that are currently taxed to the limit by lack of funds and necessary reforms, as well as by the war in Chechnya.
www.pinr.com /report.php?ac=view_printable&report_id=202&language_id=1   (2154 words)

 SLDN: Don't Ask, Don't Tell / Lesbian & Gay Military Resources
Since the U.S. military's formation, gay soldiers and service members have served this country with honor, integrity, and courage despite the fact that their sexuality could get them discharged, jailed, or even murdered.
The military's antigay history began in 1778, with the dismissal of Lt. Gotthold Frederick Enslin after he was caught in a same-sex tryst with another soldier.
The majority of discharges are young, between 18-25, many of whom turned to the military for educational and career opportunities, not to mention escape from closed-minded small towns, the inner city, or repressive family situations.
www.sldn.org /templates/press/record.html?section=5&record=1458   (1545 words)

 Military.com Content
Though it can be said that the Tuskegee Airmen are to military aviation what Jackie Robinson is to major league baseball, it is surprising that many Americans, both young and old, still have not heard of them.
That the 926 servicemembers who graduated from Tuskegee succeeded at a time when racist attitudes were officially sanctioned in the military is a testament to the men's extraordinary determination to succeed as pilots, which by its nature is one of the most academically and psychologically challenging areas of military service.
Military Retiree Help - If you are a military retiree, you qualify for additional benefits and services.
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 War on Terrorism - Eye on Iraq - The Iraqi Forces: Large, but Troubled   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Significant difficulties include severe shortages of spare parts, resulting from the UN embargo, shortage of numbers, as only half Iraq’s divisions are even at 80 percent strength, maintenance difficulties with its large, varied fleet of armored vehicles, and poor ability to use both its tanks and its artillery.
A totally separate armed service, it was formed first as a brigade-sized formation to protect the Presidential Palace in Baghdad, and due to successes in the field against the Iranians during the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq War, and the ineptness of regular Army heavy forces at complex armored operations it was expanded greatly.
Both IISS’s Military Balance 2001-02 and Cordesman’s The Gulf in Transition (Notes 2 and 3) agree broadly on the first figure; the second figure is from Sean Boyle, “Iraq retains ability to quell revolts”, Jane’s Intelligence Review, January 2002, pp.42-44.
www.cdi.org /terrorism/iraqi-forces.cfm   (1103 words)

 Command (military formation) information - Search.com
In a military context, a command is a collection of units or a group of personnel under the control of a single officer.
A command is usually a high-level formation which is responsible to government or the one of the senior officers in charge of a nation's military.
Although the concept of a command dates back to the foundation of the Royal Air Force, the term command (as the name of a formation) was first used in purely RAF-context in 1936 when Bomber Command, Fighter Command, Coastal Command and Training Command were formed.
www.search.com /reference/Command_(military_formation)   (252 words)

 What the Military Shouldn't Preach
As the military wrestles with the proper place of religion in its ranks it is important to remember that the freedom of the Stars and Stripes applies to everyone -- not just those who believe what the majority of the United States believes.
If a solemn occasion is appropriate at a military ceremony, implement a moment of silence, as we do at every public school in our nation.
We ask members of our military to give up many of their freedoms when they serve -- their personal freedom of religion should not be one of them.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-dyn/content/article/2006/03/12/AR2006031200994_pf.html   (541 words)

 The Ukrainian Division "Galicia": The History of Its Formation and Military Operations (1943-1945)
An additional demand was made that a military committee be formed to handle all matters pertaining to the Division and to maintain close liaison with the Ukrainian Central Committee.
A military committee was formed, headed by Colonel Alfred Bisanz, a German born in Western Ukraine, who had been a Colonel in the West Ukrainian Army during the First World War, and who was subordinated to the Governor.
The book is illustrated with military and tactical sketches, prepared on the basis of materials in the possession of the author, photographs collected by the Central Executive of the Brotherhood of Former Soldiers of the First Division of the Ukrainian National Army which is also responsible for the publication of this book.
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 Napoleon's Use of His Imperial Guard
Napoleon ordered the formation of his personal bodyguard, the Guides a cheval, on 11 Prairial An IV [30 May 1796], after nearly being captured by a force of raiding Austrian hussars while engaged in a dalliance with some Italian ladies in Valeggio.
The formation of the Regiment des gardes nationales de la garde by the Decrees of 9 December 1809, and Decree of 1 January 1810, appears to have been similar in nature.
Within all military formations there is a varying degree of pride and sense of belonging.
www.napoleon-series.org /military/organization/c_garde2.html   (2899 words)

Rather, the intent is to focus on areas that may give the novice formation pilot the most trouble, and on the fundamental dynamics of formation flight.
Important topics such as power management, formation configuration changes, basic hand signals, practice formation exercises, and much more generally are left to the more appropriate realm of ground and air instruction with a competent formation instructor.
There are a few aspects of “traditional” military formation flight, however, that I believe require some modifications to better match the operational world of the civilian pilot.
www.ez.org /Formation1.htm   (310 words)

 Military & Aerospace Electronics - Storage trends in the trenches
In military environments, including the battlefield, the content of the data is varied, notes Ken Owens, chief executive officer and president at Conduant Corp. in Longmont, Colo. “It is more than just images and video,” he says.
Military customers not only require as much, if not more, storage capacity as today’s commercial user, but also must take into consideration a variety of other traits, such as a solution’s size, weight, and power (SWaP) and its ability to withstand harsh environmental conditions.
Formation’s Carswell admits that mechanical solutions are not efficient in environments where the vibration is too high.
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 More on Formation Flying
The quickest ways to get in trouble in a formation are by not knowing what the flight profile will be, not understanding what is expected of you by the leader, and not knowing what to expect from the leader.
In close formation position, use the rudders to keep your fuselage aligned with lead's, and use the ailerons to maintain in/out position.
Whenever a formation flight is planned, be sure to allow time for a thorough debrief if you are serious about learning how to do it right.
www.net-magic.net /users/gordo55j/formation.htm   (1825 words)

 Military Stock Footage and Video - Royalty Free for the Video Professional
Military Soldier with gun out in front of him wades through muddy water and tall reeds, cuts to 2 combat ready soldiers in the thick of reeds along riverbed, close up on soldiers making his way through the reeds.
Military boat moves quickly to pull out divers out of the water as they wait in a line with their hands up and one by one get pulled into the boat as it passes.
Military funeral with casket being brought in by team of horses cuts to honored men carrying casket, cuts to honor guard folding flag.
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 Asia Times Online - The trusted source for news on Central Asia
This particular exercise was held in order to simulate the deployment of a marine-type military formation to an unfamiliar environment in order to conduct short and long-term operations.
The Russian military was not able to mobilize close support in time to beat back the attack - the insurgents simply melted away, either retreating back into Chechnya or disappearing among the local Ingushetian population.
As the military exercises discussed earlier have shown, Russia is capable of deploying and maintaining a limited military force - not the 40,000 troops discussed in previous months - in order to properly manage its combat operations.
www.atimes.com /atimes/Central_Asia/FH31Ag02.html   (2173 words)

 StrategyPage.com - Military Book Reviews
The Chinese military have a reputation in the modern world of being a mindless human steam roller.
Lost in the human wave assaults of Korea is the fact that the Chinese military has been a force to be reckoned with in the Far East for several thousand years.
Steeped in thousands of years tradition, well educated and prepared to defend their homeland, the Chinese military is a force to be both reckoned with and studied.
www.strategypage.com /articles/default.asp?target=chinese_on_war.htm   (3493 words)

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