First Responders James Cross Intro to Homeland Defense Professor Kirchgraber August 30, 2015 Abstract 9/11 is a day that many will never forget. Terrorist high jacked four planes and flew them into predetermined locations. 3000 people died in The World Trade Center alone. Several of these were first responders.
Thomas Lee Causby has owned and took care of a chicken farm outside of Greensboro, North Carolina. His farm was about 2.8 acres of land all near an airport used for military and commercial flights. The farm was located near an airport used often by the military. Causby said the noise from the airport nearby disturbed his chickens so much that the chickens started dying off. He wanted the military to stop using his airspace to fly their planes.
At various times throughout the story, mainly through the trials, Odysseus made many decisions and forced his crew to go through many potentially lethal situations without preparing his own crew, or situations that were just a waste of time. This then leads to not only all of his crew being killed but the creation of many bad relationships. The first example of Odysseus mistreating his crew is when he and his crew went through the trails, “No more. Come, / let me tell you about the voyage fraught with hardship / Zeus inflicted on me, homeward bound from Troy...” 9.42-44.
This is a result of his first op in Germany. In Germany, he was first faced with the cruelties of war. He was a witness to the deaths of thousands by his own hand. While making his way over enemy lines, his plane was barraged with attacks from Germans, and he is understandably shook up by that. The terror of flying through the battlefield never leaves him and haunts his dreams.
Well, as I was thinking about them, the newspaper clippings I remembered looking at of that disaster hit. “Airplane that was reportedly ‘all good’ crashes”. It seems that the pilots had complained about the plane, but were told that it was a minor inconvenience and told to continue on their way to the next stop. The plane lost power in its right engine after the engine caught fire
Auschwitz and Dachau Genocide Elie Wiesel may not have experienced Dachau, but all concentration camps were overwhelmingly terrifying. Every prisoner witnessed their own traumatic story that would scar them to live their everyday lives. The pain and excruciating trauma they faced in the camps made death seem like the best option. Elie Wiesel was a young boy that witnessed the death of his father and lived every day questioning if his mother and sister were still alive. The things he saw have caused great distress and pain in his life.
During the Holocaust Jews were put through horrific things you can’t even imagine would happen to another human being. Jews lives were completely changed, they had gone from happy with their family to families torn apart within a few days. The prisoners wondered how long they were going to live. They had never known what day was going to be their last. The Holocaust is a very significant event in history because of how horrible Jews lived their lives back then and where they lived their lives during that period of time.
“‘I have terrible news,’ he said at last. ‘Deportation.’ The ghetto was to be completely wiped out. We were to leave street by street the following day” (Wiesel 11). Throughout the vast novel, Night,by Elie Wiesel, the protagonist Elie had gone through agonizing experiences, for the duration of the gruesome and unspeakable genocide.
These full body scanners, which Chertoff had a hand in getting into the airports, were “heavily criticized (and little tested)”, and were sold by a company which was a client of Chertoff’s consulting agency (Turley, 3). Another example is Dick Cheney. He was the CEO of Halliburton, a company associated with numerous U.S. war scandals, prior to holding the office of Vice-President. How telling is it that “the company (Halliburton) made $217,199 in campaign contributions in 2004, and in the same year was awarded $8 billion in military contracts” (Newton, 229). According to Turley, hundreds of billions of dollars annually go towards the cost of war, the taxpayers’ money flowing into the arms industry’s pocket, and those agencies and contractors are trying to keep it that way.
Civil Peace Valuables can consist of material goods and traits. Desite Jonathan Iwegbu losing many of his material assets, he still possesses an optimistic trait in Chinua Achebe’s “Civil Peace,” which allows him to look at challenges and improve them. He shows this many ways throughout the story. “Jonathan Iwegbu counted himself as extraordinary lucky” (389). This helped him improve these challenges and get over these obstacles because most people in his community had lost loved ones during the war, but thanks to his luck and him being courageous, his family had few losses, which gave him the opportunity to continue life as it was before he went to war.
These long distance raids were eventually abandoned because of the loss of life and airplanes. On some of these bombing raids, the servicemen and air crew had a one in twenty chance of returning alive from their missions and six in the British bomber aircrew were killed, one of the highest casualty rates ever during
You can say that my journey with the Military started the day I was born. I was born on April 29, 1998 at the 7th Medical Group on Dyess Air Force Base in Abilene, Texas. With the love and care I received from the neonatal nurses that were stationed on Dyess Air Force Base I quickly lost the title of ‘premie’. In 1999 my mother and father were both assigned to Landstuhl Army Base in Germany, I appreciated the military letting them be together. I am so blessed having my mother as a Medical Technician, I knew I was always in great hands when I was sick.
not intentional. To prevent this from happening again, step 8 of the Troop Leading Procedure was done and rehearsed by “identifying our weaknesses and practicing essential task((ATTP 5-0.1 p4-1,)” by giving everyone a class on “Arm-and-Hand signal”. My take away from that experience was, even though accidents do happen, they can also be prevented by allowing only individuals who are trained to operate a certain piece of equipment, be the operator for that equipment. As the saying goes, “Life is not fair,” during that whole deployment, the only award that my Fuel section and I received was an AAM.