Training site – Ananda Yogashram http://anandayogashram.org/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 16:24:26 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://anandayogashram.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/icon-56-150x150.jpg Training site – Ananda Yogashram http://anandayogashram.org/ 32 32 City Officials: Aerospace Company to Leave Test and Training Site | Local News https://anandayogashram.org/city-officials-aerospace-company-to-leave-test-and-training-site-local-news/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 05:15:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/city-officials-aerospace-company-to-leave-test-and-training-site-local-news/ A major California-based aviation technology and intelligence company that came to Roswell about 15 months ago has decided to leave, according to city leaders. AEVEX Aerospace intends to lease only a few storage bunkers for the foreseeable future, Air Center Manager Scott Stark said after a Roswell City Council Legal Committee meeting Thursday at City […]]]>

A major California-based aviation technology and intelligence company that came to Roswell about 15 months ago has decided to leave, according to city leaders.

AEVEX Aerospace intends to lease only a few storage bunkers for the foreseeable future, Air Center Manager Scott Stark said after a Roswell City Council Legal Committee meeting Thursday at City Hall., that the company is expected to leave its test and training site adjacent to the airfield on Will Rogers Road by the end of September.

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Grady Memorial Hospital to serve as training site for Army trauma teams – WSB-TV Channel 2 https://anandayogashram.org/grady-memorial-hospital-to-serve-as-training-site-for-army-trauma-teams-wsb-tv-channel-2/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 11:20:30 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/grady-memorial-hospital-to-serve-as-training-site-for-army-trauma-teams-wsb-tv-channel-2/ ATLANTA – On Sept. 19, Grady Memorial Hospital and the Office of the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army held a signing ceremony, announcing a partnership that will make Grady the eighth trauma center in the nation to serve as a training site for Army trauma teams, according to a news release. According to a […]]]>

ATLANTA – On Sept. 19, Grady Memorial Hospital and the Office of the Surgeon General of the U.S. Army held a signing ceremony, announcing a partnership that will make Grady the eighth trauma center in the nation to serve as a training site for Army trauma teams, according to a news release.

According to a press release, the partnership will allow military medical personnel to improve their clinical skills while working in one of the nation’s leading trauma centers.

In exchange, military personnel will teach hospital personnel combat care and casualty care.

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“Through the AMCT3 program, military personnel will share their knowledge and advancements in combat casualty care and learn from their civilian colleagues at the nationally verified Grady Level 1 Trauma Center,” said the Grady Memorial Hospital in a statement. “This military-civilian partnership between Grady and Army Medicine will help achieve the goal of eliminating preventable trauma-related deaths on the battlefield or in civilian settings.”

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Recently, Fulton County approved a one-time payment of $11 million to Grady Memorial, recognizing its importance to Atlanta, particularly after it was announced Wellstar Atlanta Medical Center would close November 1.

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Chicago Fire’s Near West Side training site blocked https://anandayogashram.org/chicago-fires-near-west-side-training-site-blocked/ Tue, 20 Sep 2022 23:10:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/chicago-fires-near-west-side-training-site-blocked/ The Chicago Fire soccer club was kicked out of the city council’s zoning committee meeting on Tuesday when most aldermen rejected a proposal to let the team build an $80 million training facility in the Near West Side. But that’s probably not the last word. Because several committee members missed the vote, the panel will […]]]>

The Chicago Fire soccer club was kicked out of the city council’s zoning committee meeting on Tuesday when most aldermen rejected a proposal to let the team build an $80 million training facility in the Near West Side.

But that’s probably not the last word. Because several committee members missed the vote, the panel will meet again on Wednesday to reconsider the matter, Ald said. Tom Tunney (44)e). Tunney, the chairman of the committee, said if the item was approved it would go to the full council for final decision later Wednesday.

“We didn’t have the full committee, so there will probably be a motion for reconsideration. That seems to be what the administration wants to do,” said Tunney, who supports the fire department’s plan. “We will rally the troops.”

Mayor Lori Lightfoot supports the proposal covering nearly 26 acres owned by the Chicago Housing Authority. The Fire would sign a long-term lease for the vacant site and construct a three-story, five-and-a-half football pitch and office training facility, some to be used by team-sponsored youth programs. Part of the site would have an inflatable dome for cold weather practices.

The club said the project will benefit its operations while providing attractive grounds for community use. He will continue to play home games at Soldier Field.

Critics argue that the CHA is letting the fire use land that should be given over to public housing. The property was part of CHA’s ABLA homes, which have been replaced by the mixed-income development of Roosevelt Square. But CHA failed to deliver on its promises to replace all units destroyed by demolition.

The property is generally bounded by Roosevelt Road, Ashland Avenue, 14th Street, and Loomis Street.

At Tuesday’s session of the council’s committee on zoning, landmarks and building standards, seven aldermen opposed the fire plan while five backed it. Seven other committee members were absent when the matter was taken to a roll-call vote.

Opponents of the plan said the CHA had failed to fulfill its obligation to build replacement housing for former ABLA residents. In a letter to aldermen, the Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights said the CHA and a private developer, Related Midwest, have delivered only 245 of the 775 units promised so far. He said “delays in the delivery of replacement units cannot serve as a basis for disposing of a vital supply of coveted and available public housing land in a gentrifying community.”

A CHA executive at the committee meeting agreed that the agency was behind in its commitment, but that money from the fire deal will help the agency build and renovate more housing around Roosevelt Square. Ann McKenzie, CHA’s director of development, said the Fire facility will make the area more attractive for residential growth.

“At the end of the day, there are a lot of units to bring back and we accept that as a building community,” she said.

The project is part of the 28e Ald district. Jason Ervin, who spoke in favor of the plan. He said the Fire “will be a good neighbor” and that its installation will “help catalyze development.”

Aldus. Byron Sigcho-Lopez (25e), who opposed the plan, noted that it has not received the endorsement of citizen groups that advise the CHA.

There was no immediate comment from the town hall. Fire department spokesman Jhamie Chin declined to comment.

McKenzie said the Fire’s lease covers 40 years, with two 10-year renewal options. She said that in addition to paying $8 million upfront, the Fire will pay annual rent starting at nearly $800,000, with increases in future years. McKenzie said Fire’s upfront payment will cover the estimated $4 million cost of environmental work needed on the property.

She told the aldermen that the US Department of Housing and Urban Development has not yet approved the agreement with the fire. HUD approval is required because the land was involved in social housing.

The team want to move their practices from Bridgeview, saying they want to operate in the town, closer to their fan base. An earlier plan to locate the practice grounds and academy at Hanson Park on Fullerton and Central avenues was scrapped when the team was unable to secure a lease with the site’s owner, the State Schools of Chicago.

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Grady Hospital will serve as a training site for Army trauma teams https://anandayogashram.org/grady-hospital-will-serve-as-a-training-site-for-army-trauma-teams/ Mon, 19 Sep 2022 16:55:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/grady-hospital-will-serve-as-a-training-site-for-army-trauma-teams/ ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – Grady Memorial Hospital will soon serve as a training site for Army trauma teams. Grady and the Office of the U.S. Army Surgeon General hosted a ceremony to mark the partnership. This partnership will make Grady the eighth trauma center in the nation to serve as a training site for Army […]]]>

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) – Grady Memorial Hospital will soon serve as a training site for Army trauma teams.

Grady and the Office of the U.S. Army Surgeon General hosted a ceremony to mark the partnership.

This partnership will make Grady the eighth trauma center in the nation to serve as a training site for Army trauma teams.

Hospital leaders said this military-civilian partnership will help achieve the goal of eliminating preventable trauma-related deaths on the battlefield or in civilian settings.

The program allows military medical personnel to develop their clinical skills by working in major trauma centers nationwide.

“For us to be able to train side-by-side with military contractors is really a two-way education,” said Grady Trauma Medical Director Dr. Elizabeth Benjamin. “We gain so much from them and they will gain so much from us.”

Atlanta Medical Center, the other Level 1 trauma center in Atlanta, is scheduled to close in November.

CBS46 asked Grady’s Trauma Medical Director how the hospital can balance these new programs and partnerships while preparing for an influx of patients who are expected to come to Grady once AMC closes.

“Grady is able to absorb so much,” Dr. Benjamin said. “Grady is here for the city of Atlanta and we are strong Grady. We will be great. His incredible leadership running this hospital moved very quickly and created a plan that will work for the city.

Recently, Governor Brian Kemp announced that Grady would receive $130 million in state allocated funds to help increase Grady’s bed capacity by nearly 200 beds.

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Golf Tournament Benefits Fire Training Site | New https://anandayogashram.org/golf-tournament-benefits-fire-training-site-new/ Wed, 14 Sep 2022 14:42:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/golf-tournament-benefits-fire-training-site-new/ By SAMANTHA PIDDE A golf tournament in mid-October will allow area fire departments to raise funds to help expand the county’s new fire training center in Savanna. “Covid slowed us down as soon as we started this project, but a lot of hard work over the past year has resulted in a facility that we […]]]>

By SAMANTHA PIDDE

A golf tournament in mid-October will allow area fire departments to raise funds to help expand the county’s new fire training center in Savanna.

“Covid slowed us down as soon as we started this project, but a lot of hard work over the past year has resulted in a facility that we are all very proud of,” Savanna Fire Chief Scott Wolfe told about the training center in an email interview with the Carroll County Mirror-Democrat and the Savanna Times-Journal.

Construction began on the Northwest Carroll County Fire Training Center in late 2019, which is built and funded by the Savanna, Mount Carroll, and Thomson Fire Departments. The 1,600 square foot structure is located next to the Old Town landfill on Wacker Road, east of Savanna, and is designed to replicate a two-story residential home.

The first formal training session at this facility was held in July and firefighters will participate in a September training exercise at the facility later this month.

Currently, the center consists of four 40ft and two 20ft shipping containers, which have been assembled and modified to create a kitchen, bathroom and five additional rooms that can be fitted out to look like no other. any room in a typical house, including an attached 16 foot by 20 foot garage. The containers purchased were initially installed and used as a training center owned by a firefighter from Chadwick whose private company offered courses for the area.

“We purchased the containers and reconfigured them into a layout that will allow for future growth as additional shipping containers are purchased,” Wolfe explained.

Just over $20,000 has been invested in the training center to date, the majority of which has gone towards the initial purchase of the shipping containers, purchase of an additional 40ft container, concrete work to create the footings of the structure, and building materials to create parts inside. Wolfe said the fire department has several plans for how to further expand the building and training opportunities.

Wolfe said some of those future plans are to complete a roof that was built over the 40ft section, build and shingle a roof over the “attached garage”, install ventilation props on the new roof, paint the structure, install additional windows, and add additional shipping containers if funds permit. Completing the roof sections, adding more doors and windows, and painting the facility were identified as next on the group’s “to do list”.

Wolfe estimated the cost to complete the two roof structures at $5,000. The cost of preparing and painting the center is expected to be $1,000. Wolfe added that additional shipping containers currently sell for between $2,500 and $3,500.

“Work will also continue indoors to create various props and layouts used to provide excellent hands-on training,” Wolfe said.

Proceeds from the Mount Carroll Fire Department’s 28th Annual Two-Person 18-Hole Golf Tournament will be used to fund these plans.

The event will take place on Saturday, October 1 at the Lake Carroll Golf Course, with registration at 9 a.m. The registration cost is $120 per team. The top three teams will receive monetary rewards (based on the total number of entries). The event features a 50/50 raffle, hole prizes and a $10,000 Hole-in-One prize sponsored by JC Carey Motors in Savanna.

Those interested in participating can register for the tournament by calling Lake Carroll Golf at 815-493-2808. Those wishing to help with a hole sponsorship or prize contribution can call Wolfe at 815-541-5142 or Joe Grim at 815-244-0137.

Wolfe encourages people to participate in the golf tournament and help support the continued improvements of the NW Carroll County Fire Training Center. He explained that typically the only time fire departments can conduct training with a residential structure is when it is usually scheduled to be demolished.

“These houses are rare and are normally in poor condition, which limits the amount and type of training we can do,” Wolfe said. “This training center will allow us to participate in all types of training in a clean and controlled environment.”

Recently purchased fog machines are used to create zero visibility conditions as needed. This facility is available for use by all fire, emergency and law enforcement departments in the area.

Wolfe said the fire departments would like to thank the following companies who donated time, equipment and/or money to get them to where they are today:

Zickau construction; Seeser Crane; Ritchie excavation; Miller Excavation; S&P Construction; Brad Gallentine; JC Carey Motors; J&S body shop; Quality concrete; Mills’ machine; Rock River Cartage; Midwest Motors.

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WATCH: Henrico firefighters use Libbie Mill buildings as new training site https://anandayogashram.org/watch-henrico-firefighters-use-libbie-mill-buildings-as-new-training-site/ Sat, 10 Sep 2022 19:27:53 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/watch-henrico-firefighters-use-libbie-mill-buildings-as-new-training-site/ HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) – Firefighters in Henrico have found a new use for homes that were originally slated for demolition. Now, these homes are a training ground for firefighters of all experience levels to learn new skills. Fire crews now use 30 homes in the Libbie Mill area of ​​Henrico for training. These homes […]]]>

HENRICO COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) – Firefighters in Henrico have found a new use for homes that were originally slated for demolition. Now, these homes are a training ground for firefighters of all experience levels to learn new skills.

Fire crews now use 30 homes in the Libbie Mill area of ​​Henrico for training. These homes were originally slated for demolition as Libbie Mill prepares to expand, but teams will now use the structures to practice breaking doors, drilling holes in roofs, carrying out research in unknown houses and applying water jets.

It’s described as a ‘public-private’ effort that allows firefighters access to real structures instead of using a drill rig during training, which will ultimately help them fight fires more effectively at home. ‘coming.

This new form of training already benefits less experienced firefighters as well as old pros.

“One of the things in the fire service that we have as part of our essence is the understanding that the day you stop learning is the day you have to retire,” said Mark Cumashot, Henrico Fire Division of Fire Captain. “We have people coming out as employees in their 25s and 30s who are learning something new, and we have recruits who are new to the department coming out.”

Cumashot also said he hopes training at Libbie Mill will create the opportunity for more public-private partnerships for the department in the future.

You can watch footage of the crew training on the Henrico government YouTube channel.

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160th SOAR dedicates new training site to deceased Night Stalkers https://anandayogashram.org/160th-soar-dedicates-new-training-site-to-deceased-night-stalkers/ Wed, 31 Aug 2022 14:32:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/160th-soar-dedicates-new-training-site-to-deceased-night-stalkers/ FORT CAMPBELL, KY (NOW CLARKSVILLE) – The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Fort Campbell for a new Military Urban Terrain Operations (MOUT) training site in remembrance of two Deceased Night Stalkers. The training site honors Night Stalkers Staff Sgt. Vincent P. Marketta and Staff Sgt. Tyler M. Shelton, who […]]]>

FORT CAMPBELL, KY (NOW CLARKSVILLE) – The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Fort Campbell for a new Military Urban Terrain Operations (MOUT) training site in remembrance of two Deceased Night Stalkers.

The training site honors Night Stalkers Staff Sgt. Vincent P. Marketta and Staff Sgt. Tyler M. Shelton, who died in a training accident on August 27, 2020 in California. The facility is called the Marketta-Shelton MOUT Site and is part of the Fort Campbell Range complex.

Family members, friends and comrades of the two heroes attended the dedication ceremony. Bronze plaques were on display and will be placed at the training site.

According to Major Chris Lancia, Public Affairs Officer for the 160th Regiment, the combination of a military operations in urban terrain (MOUT) site and an aerial firing range allows ground forces customers to simulate the actual demands of the mission of calling in close air support while conducting operations. on the ground.

This reduces the cost of conducting such training, increases staff and public safety, and provides a realism that is hard to replicate. The site features simulated power lines that crews are always concerned about, flat roofs for tactical insertion, multi-story buildings with movable interiors, and allow for explosive breaches on interior and exterior doors.

After the ceremony, Sgt. 1st Class Reed Knudson, who knew the men, spoke about what the facility’s dedication would mean for soldiers training at the site.

“I believe it will resonate through time, through the many crews that pass through, to be able to know that these two dedicated Night Stalkers gave their lives to hone their craft and become the best crew chiefs they could be to provide. America,” Knudson said.

Work on the new training facility began approximately two years ago and training at the site has been ongoing since the spring of 2022. The Marketta-Shelton MOUT site is expected to be completed by the end of fiscal 2023 for a $9.9 overall cost. million.

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Hawaiian agencies slam military training site on Big Island over lease renewal request https://anandayogashram.org/hawaiian-agencies-slam-military-training-site-on-big-island-over-lease-renewal-request/ Wed, 24 Aug 2022 10:01:41 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/hawaiian-agencies-slam-military-training-site-on-big-island-over-lease-renewal-request/ Two Hawaii state agencies have submitted scathing comments regarding the future of the Pohakuloa military training area on the Big Island. The Department of Lands and Natural Resources and the Bureau of Conservation and Coastal Lands list a series of negative impacts that the military site has on animals, archaeological property and cultural resources, among […]]]>

Two Hawaii state agencies have submitted scathing comments regarding the future of the Pohakuloa military training area on the Big Island.

The Department of Lands and Natural Resources and the Bureau of Conservation and Coastal Lands list a series of negative impacts that the military site has on animals, archaeological property and cultural resources, among others.

“It is inappropriate to conduct this type of practice of warfare on Conservation District lands adjacent to areas designated as critical habitat ‘for the Palila’ and as a recreational campground for the people of Hawaii,” the Office of coastal lands in his comments.

Palila is a critically endangered vine whose remaining habitat is in high elevation dry forest and shrubland covering a small portion of Mauna Kea.

The state’s comments, submitted June 7, are formal responses to the Army’s draft environmental impact statement for Pohakuloa, an Army training area midway between Hilo and Port of Kawaihae. Located on a high plateau and surrounded by the Mauna Kea, Mauna Loa and Hualalai volcanoes, Pohakuloa is accessible from the Saddle Road which connects the leeward and windward sides of the island.

Big Island Pohakuloa Hilo Military Training Area
The Army is seeking to renew its lease for up to 23,000 acres of state land at Pohakuloa, the largest contiguous live-fire range and maneuver training area in Hawaii. Ku’u Kauanoe/Civil Beat/2022

The Army hopes to maintain its presence on up to 23,000 acres of state land at Pohakuloa, Hawaii’s largest contiguous live-fire range and maneuver training area. Its current lease, issued in 1964, expires in August 2029 unless renewed.

As part of the required environmental review process, the military released a two-volume set of documents providing detailed information about Pohakuloa. Upon its release, a 60-day public comment period ensued and ended on June 7.

In its written comments, the Ministry of Lands and Natural Resources slammed the military for releasing a report with significant data gaps, relying on outdated studies, failing to specify adequate mitigation measures and does not meet the minimum requirements of the laws of the State of Hawaii.

“The information is insufficient and it would appear that the requestor has made little or no effort to fill the data gaps,” the department said.

For example, the military needs to clarify how it intends to protect the nene, Hawaii’s endangered state bird, and the endangered hoary bats, Hawaii’s only remaining native land mammal. The state wants the military to explain how it would prevent these animals from being hit by live fire or being injured by loud noises or explosions.

“It would appear that continued military training exercises may continue to impact the Hawaiian hoary bat and its habitat. However, none of these issues are being addressed,” according to DLNR.

After reviewing military documents, the Coastal Lands and Conservation Office said it was “alarmed” by the number of landfills in Pohakuloa. The existence of these landfills appears to contradict what is permitted in a conservation district, the agency wrote.

The office questioned whether a military training site should even exist within a conservation district, a land designation established to conserve, protect and preserve important cultural and natural resources.

U.S. Army personnel from the 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery (3-7) fire 155mm rounds from the M777 lightweight towed howitzer during staged training at the Pohakuloa training area on the Hawaii Island.  September 24, 2020
Troops from the 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery (3-7) fire 155mm shells from the M777 light towed howitzer during a practice run at the Pohakuloa training area on the Big Island. Cory Lum/Civil Beat/2020

In response to a portion of the study where the military said ongoing Pohakuloa activities were in accordance with Conservation District rules, the office was candid in saying, “That’s an incorrect statement.”

According to the agency, military activities involving maneuvers, ammunition, artillery and mortar systems, depleted uranium, explosives, firing positions, hazardous materials and waste appear incompatible with the district of conservation.

“It appears that the military training is in direct conflict with the designation of the conservation district,” the agency wrote.

Another red flag he noted: The Army document makes no provision for restoration actions such as reforestation or clearing unexploded ordnance, information that should be included.

Army and DLNR officials declined interview requests.

(UPDATE: On Wednesday morning, the military offered a response to Civil Beat. It said state-owned land leased by the military in Pohakuloa was designated as a conservation district after the lease was executed. in August 1964. Military training on leased land is a pre-existing use prior to Conservation District rules and military use of Pohakuloa is legal under the military’s interpretation of Hawaii’s administrative rules .)

The Army’s draft environmental impact statement contains a range of options for extending the lease. His preferred alternative is full access to the 23,000 acres of state-owned land for training purposes.

Other than that, another possibility would be for the military to retain access to 19,700 acres, or 10,100 acres, as well as 11 miles of selected roads and training trails. Finally, the “alternative without action” would put an end to the presence of the army in Pohakuloa when the lease expires.

Once the military reviews public comments on Pohakuloa, it will issue a final environmental impact statement at a date yet to be determined.

Pohakuloa is used by the Army, Marine Corps, Navy, Army Reserve, Hawaii Army National Guard, Hawaii Air National Guard, Hawaii Police Department and others.

A massive wildfire broke out in Pohakuloa on Aug. 10 left 26.5 square miles of charred land, according to DLNR. Last week it was 90% contained.

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QAN) unveils new $100 million flight training site https://anandayogashram.org/qan-unveils-new-100-million-flight-training-site/ Wed, 17 Aug 2022 03:00:30 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/qan-unveils-new-100-million-flight-training-site/ Qantas is opening a purpose-built, multimillion-dollar pilot training center in southern Sydney as it prepares to operate a range of new routes and aircraft to meet the renewed appetite for global travel. The national carrier, as well as the wider aviation industry, have been weighed down by staff shortages and flight disruptions, and Qantas chief […]]]>

Qantas is opening a purpose-built, multimillion-dollar pilot training center in southern Sydney as it prepares to operate a range of new routes and aircraft to meet the renewed appetite for global travel.

The national carrier, as well as the wider aviation industry, have been weighed down by staff shortages and flight disruptions, and Qantas chief executive Alan Joyce said the new training facility will ensure that skills are maintained. high company training standards.

Qantas CEO Alan Joyce said the airline was also considering flying direct to Paris, Chicago and Rio de Janeiro.Credit:Louie Douvis

“Qantas has been training its pilots and crew in Sydney for over half a century, and we look forward to bringing this critical function back to New South Wales with this bespoke facility,” Joyce said in a prepared statement.

“Sydney will be the launch city for our nonstop flights to London and New York, and will now be the pilot training headquarters for the A350s, which will operate these flights from 2025.”

The training centre, in St Peters, will provide simulators for the new aircraft fleet, including for the long-haul flights announced in the carrier’s recent Project Sunrise. The center will also have simulation cabins, emergency procedure equipment and classrooms.

Once complete, the facility will reduce the need for Sydney-based pilots to travel state to state for training. Qantas has moved its Simulators from Sydney to Melbourne and Brisbane in 2021.

Senior training captains Qantas and Jetstar will train pilots from both airlines, while global training provider CAE will maintain the simulators and manage day-to-day operations at the center as part of a long-term partnership.

CAE, which will enter into a 20-year lease for the site, may also offer training to other airlines in the region at the facilities.

A rendering of the new Qantas and CAE flight training center in Sydney to be developed by LOGOS.

A rendering of the new Qantas and CAE flight training center in Sydney to be developed by LOGOS.

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Formal wear replaces shoulder pads at football training site | Richmond Free Press https://anandayogashram.org/formal-wear-replaces-shoulder-pads-at-football-training-site-richmond-free-press/ Thu, 11 Aug 2022 22:00:00 +0000 https://anandayogashram.org/formal-wear-replaces-shoulder-pads-at-football-training-site-richmond-free-press/ The Bon Secours training center is usually quiet these days and the most likely action to take place is a frilly weekend wedding. The ‘yes’ of newlyweds replaced the grunts and moans of football players blocking and tackling in the hot summer sun. From 2014 to 2020, Bon Secours’ facility at 2401 W. Leigh St. […]]]>

The Bon Secours training center is usually quiet these days and the most likely action to take place is a frilly weekend wedding.

The ‘yes’ of newlyweds replaced the grunts and moans of football players blocking and tackling in the hot summer sun.

From 2014 to 2020, Bon Secours’ facility at 2401 W. Leigh St. was the NFL Washington franchise’s first training camp each year.

The newly appointed commanders (formerly the Washington football team) are staying closer to home this round at their own training facility in the community of Ashburn, Northern Virginia.

The divorce between the NFL team and Richmond was mainly because the two parties could not agree on financial terms.

Led by third-year coach Ron Rivera, camp in Ashburn will run until August 18.

The first exhibition match will be on August 13 against Carolina 13 at FedExField. The regular season begins Sept. 11 with the COs hosting the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Let’s start:

Get well quickly: Two top players — tight end Logan Thomas and setter Chase Young — opened training camp on the PUP/Physically Unable to Play list.

Young, the 2021 Defensive Rookie of the Year, was injured in Week 10 last year and is still recovering from ACL reconstruction.

Thomas is also still on the mend after knee surgery. In 2020, the former Virginia Tech quarterback caught 72 passes for 670 yards and six touchdowns.

New name, old problem: The QB position has been bewitched in DC Starters Robert Griffin III (in 2011), Alex Smith (2018) and Ryan Fitzpatrick (2021) all suffered catastrophic injuries that torpedoed their careers.

Next up is Carson Wentz, who was obtained in a trade with Indianapolis. Wentz offers plenty of upside (No. 2 draft pick in 15), but he’s fallen out of favor with both Philadelphia and the Colts. Few people cried when he left.

Worse, perhaps, is his medical history. Wentz missed considerable time with injuries in 2012, 18 and 20 with the Eagles.

Dual Threat: When it comes to combining running and receiving, few are more capable than Antonio Gibson, in his third season out of Memphis.4

Gibson rushed for 1,037 yards and caught passes for another 294 in 2021. Ten times he found the end zone. In two seasons, he totaled 1,832 yards on the ground and 541 via the airways.

He has a chance to be Washington’s best backfield threat since Clinton Portis (2004-’10).

There is, however, a downside. Suffering from slippery fingers, Gibson fumbled 11 times in two seasons.

At the end of the line : Washington went 7-9 (plus a 2020 playoff loss) and 7-10 in Rivera’s two editions. This year’s team is usually picked third in the NFC East behind Dallas and Philadelphia.

Thanks for the memories: Thousands of fans have visited Bon Secours since 2014 for up-close looks, autographs and photos of their grilling heroes.

No more. These days, visitors to the impressive North Side facility might want to wear their black tie or formal dress, so they don’t feel underdressed.

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