Alatna AOG-81 - History

Alatna AOG-81 - History

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Belusan, a 200-ton gunboat, was captured in the Philippines in 1898 but never commissioned.


(IX-187: dp. 8537; 1. 517'6"; b. 64'; dr. 28'4"; s. 10.5 k.;
cpl. 70; a. 14", 2 3 ")

The first Belusan (IX-187), a tanker, was built in 1920 by Howaldtswerke, Kiel, Germany, as Vistula; bareboat chartered from the War Shipping Administration; taken over at Brisbane, Australia, 11 February 1945; and commissioned 14 February 1945, Lieutenant Commander W. C. Allen in command.

Attached to Service Force, 7th Fleet, Belusan served as a shuttle tanker in Australian waters until departing I April for Humboldt Bay, New Guinea, and Subic Bay, Luzon. She arrived at Subic Bay 24 April and moved to Manila Bay 5 May. On 17 August she carried a cargo of gasoline to Lingayen Gulf. After stripping at Cavite Navy Yard and Subic Bay (10 November 1945-7 January 1946), she was decommissioned 7 January at Subic Bay and returned to the War Shipping Administration the same day.

Alatna River

The Alatna River is a federally designated wild and scenic river that lies, partially, within the boundaries of The Gates of the Arctic National Park. It originates in the central Brooks Range and flows through the Endicott Mountains. It flows past Circle Lake, has beautiful views of the Arrigetch Peaks and eventually flows through the Helpmejack Hills. The lower section of the river flows in a SSE direction through the Alatna Hills to its confluence with the Koyukuk River near the small village of Allakaket. The first 25 miles, from its headwaters, are shallow and rocky. The next 15 miles continues shallow and rocky with small Class II+ rapids. The river then mellows out near Circle Lake and Takahula Lake, and becomes deeper with more meanders while the scenery turns from mountain peaks into hilly boreal forest. The river is very popular for float trips due to its calm flow and wonderful scenery. Float trips usually take from 4 to 14 days, depending on put-in spot and take-out spot, and also weather/river conditions with the longest distance 184 miles from its headwaters to Allakaket. Best done in Inflatable kayak or small raft.

یواس‌ان‌اس الاتنا (تی‌ای‌اوجی-۸۱)

یواس‌ان‌اس الاتنا (تی‌ای‌اوجی-۸۱) (به انگلیسی: USNS Alatna (T-AOG-81) ) یک کشتی بود که طول آن ۳۰۲ فوت (۹۲ متر) بود. این کشتی در سال ۱۹۵۶ ساخته شد.

یواس‌ان‌اس الاتنا (تی‌ای‌اوجی-۸۱)
آب‌اندازی: ۱۵ مارس ۱۹۵۶
آغاز کار: ۶ سپتامبر ۱۹۵۶
به دست آورده شده: ۱۷ ژوئیه ۱۹۵۷
مشخصات اصلی
وزن: 2,367 t.(lt) 5,720 t.(fl)
درازا: ۳۰۲ فوت (۹۲ متر)
پهنا: ۶۱ فوت (۱۹ متر)
آبخور: ۲۳ فوت (۷٫۰ متر)
سرعت: ۱۳ گره (۲۴ کیلومتر بر ساعت)

این یک مقالهٔ خرد کشتی یا قایق است. می‌توانید با گسترش آن به ویکی‌پدیا کمک کنید.

Moose Hunting in Alaska Life History

Two crescents shaped halves with two dew claws. The tips leave a deeper impression in snow or on soft ground.

Depends on the season and food source. Pellet shape is directly related to the moisture content in the food. In winter, pellets are hard and dry.

Heavy bodied and long-legged, with a drooping nose, moose (Alces alces) are the largest members of the deer family. They range in color from golden brown to almost black, depending upon the season and the age of the animal. Full-grown males (bulls) stand almost 6 ft (1.8 m) tall at the shoulder, and males in prime condition weigh from 1,200 to 1,600 lbs (542 –725 kg). Adult females are somewhat smaller and weigh 800 to 1,300 lbs (364 – 591 kg). A 1,600-lb (726-kg) moose will dress out at about 950 lbs (431 kg), yielding approximately 500 lbs (227 kg) of meat. Alaskans and nonresidents annually harvest 6,000 to 8,000 moose, which translates into about 3.5 million pounds of usable meat.

Only bull moose have antlers. The largest moose antlers in North America come from Alaska, the Yukon Territory, and the Northwest Territories of Canada. Trophy class bulls are found throughout Alaska, but the largest come from the western portion of the state. Moose occasionally produce trophy-size antlers when they are 6 or 7 years old, with the largest antlers grown at approximately 10 – 12 years of age. In the wild, moose rarely live more than 16 years.

Moose are generally associated with northern forests in North America, Europe, and Russia. In Europe, they are called "elk." In Alaska, they occur in suitable habitat from the Stikine River of Southeast Alaska to the Colville River on the Arctic Slope. They are most abundant in recently burned areas that contain willow and birch shrubs, on timberline plateaus, and along the major rivers of Southcentral and Interior Alaska.

During fall and winter, moose consume large quantities of willow, birch, and aspen twigs. In some areas, moose actually establish a "hedge" or browse line 6 to 8 ft (1.8 – 2.4 m) above the ground by clipping most of the terminal shoots of favored food species. Spring is the time of grazing as well as browsing. Moose eat a variety of foods, particularly sedges, equisetum (horsetail), pond weeds, and grasses. During summer, moose feed on vegetation in shallow ponds, forbs, and the leaves of birch, willow, and aspen.

Obstetrics and Gynecology Words

TPAL Terminology
TPAL terminology is a system used to describe obstetrical history.

T — term births
P — preterm births (prior to 37 weeks gestation)
A — abortions
L — living children

Example: A woman who has 2 living children born as preterm twins in her first pregnancy would be designated as: TPAL 0-1-0-2: 0 term births, 1 delivery prior to 37 weeks gestation (preterm), 0 pregnancies ending in spontaneous or induced abortions, and 2 living children.

Separate TPAL numbers by hyphens. Obstetric history: 4-2-2-4. Alternatively, spell out the terms as follows: 4 term infants, 2 premature infants, 2 abortions, 4 living children.

GPA Terminology - Gravida Para Abortus

GPA is the abbreviation for gravida, para, abortus. Sometimes, GPA terminology is combined with TPAL terminology. The patient is gravida 3, 3-0-0-3.

Accompanied by Arabic numbers, G, P, and A (or Ab) describe the patient’s obstetric history. Roman numerals are not used. Separate GPA sections by commas. Alternatively, spell out the terms in lower case.

Obstetric history: G4, P3, A1 or gravida 4, para 3, abortus 1. When one or more of the numbers is 0, the preferred form is to write out the terms: gravida 2, para 0, abortus 2.

Union Troops Capture Atlanta

With the outcome of the Civil War still in doubt, the North turned its hopes to Ulysses S. Grant, who in March 1864 was given command of all Union armies and promoted to lieutenant general, a rank last held in wartime by George Washington. In this capacity, Grant came up with a plan to attack the Confederacy simultaneously on multiple fronts, using 𠇊ll parts of the army together.” 

He participated in the so-called Overland Campaign himself, in which a large Union force engaged Confederate General Robert E. Lee in several bloody battles around Richmond, Virginia, the Southern capital. But after suffering an estimated 55,000 casualties (killed, wounded and missing) in just a few weeks, Grant was forced to back off and initiate a siege of Petersburg, Virginia, a rail hub that Richmond depended on for supplies. 

Smaller Union forces fared no better on Virginia’s Bermuda Hundred peninsula and in the Shenandoah Valley, whereas a planned offensive against Mobile, Alabama, never even got off the ground following the disastrous Red River Campaign in Louisiana. To add insult to injury, Confederate raiders in July came within a hair’s breadth of entering Washington, D.C.

William T. Sherman (center, with arm on cannon) surveys the field during the siege of Atlanta.

Only a campaign against Atlanta seemed to be making progress. Under General William T. Sherman, the successor to Grant as the top Union commander in the West, about 100,000 men departed Chattanooga, Tennessee, in May, heading south along a railroad line. In their way stood some 63,000 troops led by Confederate General Joseph E. Johnston, who took up a series of strong defensive positions only to retreat each time after being outflanked by long, roundabout Union marches. 

Wary of engaging his numerically superior opponents head on, Johnston tried to goad them into attacking. This strategy worked once, as his trench-protected soldiers cut down roughly 3,000 northerners who charged up Kennesaw Mountain on June 27, while losing fewer than 1,000 of their own. 

But neither this setback nor near-daily skirmishes prevented Sherman from continuing his advance, oftentimes through heavy rain, including one storm in which a single lightning bolt killed or wounded 15 of his men. By the second week of July, Sherman’s force had reached the outskirts of Atlanta, then a city of around 20,000 that served as a rail hub and manufacturing center.

Lieutenant General John Bell Hood

Fed up with the constant withdrawals, Confederate President Jefferson Davis replaced Johnston on July 17 with the aggressive General John B. Hood, whose right leg had been amputated at the Battle of Chickamauga and whose left arm had been permanently crippled at the Battle of Gettysburg. True to form, Hood decided not to rely on the extensive defensive fieldworks ringing Atlanta, which had been built largely by slave labor, and instead went on the attack. 

His first offensive took place on July 20, when he attempted to drive back one of the three armies under Sherman’s command as it crossed Peachtree Creek. But although the Union force bent, it ultimately held its position, suffering about 1,700 casualties while inflicting at least 2,500.

Undeterred, Hood targeted a second Sherman army two days later in what would become known as the Battle of Atlanta. Prior to the fighting, he sent thousands of men on a secret, overnight march around the Union’s left flank. Despite arriving into position hours later than planned, they caught their opponents by surprise. 

The delay proved costly, however, because Union commanders had readjusted their troops that morning. As a result, they were able to meet certain Confederate divisions head-on rather than being attacked from the side or rear. During the course of the battle, the southerners launched assault after assault from seemingly all directions, killing high-ranking General James B. McPherson and briefly breaching the Union line. Yet the Yankees rallied under McPherson’s replacement, General John A. 𠇋lack Jack” Logan, and when darkness fell the rebels were no closer to dislodging them. 

Once more, the Confederates suffered more casualties than their Northern counterparts𠅊n estimated 6,000 compared to 3,700𠅊 particularly devastating outcome considering their already limited manpower.

Major General James B. McPherson was the second highest ranking Union officer killed during the war.

On July 28, Hood initiated still another battle, his third in nine days. But his troops were defeated again at Ezra Church, an encounter that cost him some 3,000 men, in contrast to only 632 on the Union side. With it now clear that Hood could no longer effectively confront Sherman in the field, the Yankees stepped up their artillery bombardment of Atlanta and maneuvered to cut its railroad supply lines. 

Once the last line fell in the midst of a fourth Union victory𠅊rguably the most one-sided yet—Hood evacuated the city on September 1, blowing up a long munitions train on the way out so that it wouldn’t fall into enemy hands. As Yankee troops prepared to pour in the following day, Atlanta’s mayor officially surrendered. 𠇊tlanta is ours, and fairly won,” Sherman boasted in a telegram.

Just a few weeks earlier, President Lincoln had doubted his re-election chances. “I am going to be beaten𠉪nd unless some great change takes place, badly beaten,” he purportedly told a White House visitor. Yet the capture of Atlanta, along with a subsequent Union victory in the Shenandoah Valley, completely changed the national mood. Lincoln would go on to win 55 percent of the popular vote and all but three states that November, receiving overwhelming support from the armed forces. 

Meanwhile, Sherman’s troops were still in Atlanta, deporting over 1,600 of the city’s remaining civilian residents and destroying factories, warehouses and railroad installations, along with numerous private homes. “If the people raise a howl against my barbarity and cruelty,” Sherman wrote to another general, “I will answer that war is war and not popularity-seeking.”

Rather than spend much time chasing Hood, who was attacking his supply line from Chattanooga to Atlanta, Sherman decided to press onward. On November 15, he and some 60,000 men set out on their so-called March to the Sea, in which they wrecked railroad tracks, pillaged and otherwise terrorized Georgia’s populace from Atlanta to Savannah. 

Alatna AOG-81 - History

Honoring fallen comrades is an important part of the AOG mission and we ask to be notified as soon as possible of the death of any graduate so that we can take appropriate actions. The AOG has learned of the following graduate or cadet deaths within the past 90 days. We have posted the information we have and will update this page as more information becomes available.

For best results, try searching by Last Name (e.g. Smith), Class Year (e.g. 1959), or Cadet Squadron (e.g. CS-01). More complex searches may not return desired results.

Deceased on June 14, 2021 - Informed on June 17, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. His funeral service and burial were held in Netanya, Israel

Deceased on June 12, 2021 - Informed on June 16, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral services are currently pending.

Deceased on June 7, 2021 - Informed on June 15, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. No service information is available currently.

Deceased on February 22, 2020 - Informed on June 15, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services were held on 7 Mar 2020 at the Cornerstone Church 34570 Monte Vista Drive Wildomar, CA 92595.

Deceased on June 12, 2021 - Informed on June 14, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. No service information is available at this time.

Deceased on June 5, 2021 - Informed on June 11, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. A memorial service will be held on 12 Jun 2021 at 11:00 am at the St. Lawrence Catholic Church 158 West Street Essex Junction, VT 05452 (802) 878-5331 Followed by a reception at the American Legion Post 3650 Roosevelt Hwy Colchester, VT 05446 (802) 872-7633 In lieu of flowers the family has suggested that a donation be made in his memory to any local Little League.

Deceased on June 3, 2021 - Informed on June 7, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Services are unavailable at this time.

Deceased on May 18, 2021 - Informed on June 7, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Funeral services will be held on 22 Jun 2021 at the Borthwick Mortuary 1330 Maunakea Street Honolulu, HI 96817. A schedule of the events are as follows: 0900 to 1000 visitation, 1000 to 1100 Funeral services, 1100 to 1230 refreshmants, and at 1300 Burial at the National Cemetery of the Pacific.

Deceased on May 16, 2020 - Informed on June 7, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. No service information is available at this time.

Deceased on May 28, 2021 - Informed on June 4, 2021

Please contact the Association of Graduates for condolence information. Burial will be at USAFA on 9 Jul 2021, at 1300 hours, in the Memorial Pavilion followed by inurnment in the USAFA Cemetery.

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Enough about ‘not picking sides.’ The only right position is against white supremacy and extremism

In late March, the U.S. Air Force Academy held its Department of Defense-mandated extremism stand-down training to examine and to eradicate extremism and white supremacy within the ranks.

Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard Clark spoke of extreme ideologies on “both sides,” rather than confronting the unique flavor of the extremism threat on display Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol. Cadets learn how to lead by the example set from their leaders. Whether they lead with honor and integrity in all aspects of their lives, and especially in moments of duress, depends on the standard of leadership that is set by people like Lt. Gen. Clark.

Many USAFA graduates feel the mild response to the insurrection from the academy and its Association of Graduates failed to reflect these values and stands counter to everything they publicly expect of graduates. We are disappointed and feel that leadership has failed our graduates, the members they lead, and ultimately the citizens of this country.

Simply put, many of our leaders are underreacting to the attack. We need them to state, unequivocally, that the insurrection was wrong, intolerable and against our values and oath of service to the Constitution. They must state publicly and emphatically that those within our ranks who participate in, or are sympathetic to, the organizations that took part in the riot at the Capitol are not welcome in our ranks because they are supporting domestic insurrectionists and terrorists.

Approximately one in five of the insurrectionists were veterans, according to criminal charging reports. They included at least one U.S. Air Force Academy graduate. Many more veterans are sympathetic to the insurrection, espouse the lies upon which it was based, or are participants in related causes.

Air Force Academy class Facebook pages and other social media sources show clear evidence that our officer corps members either do not take the threat seriously or support the underlying insurrectionist groups, many of which hold white supremacist ideologies.

Where does the academy and its AOG leadership stand on white supremacy within our ranks? Are they afraid of alienating large donors that may sympathize with the terrorists’ cause instead of doing the right thing?

It took 26 days after the insurrection for retired Lt. Gen. Michael Gould, the AOG’s CEO, to repudiate the insurrection after failing to do so on a video call with members the previous week. He said they “made it a point that we would stay totally apolitical … and that we weren’t going to pick sides in any of this.” This unsatisfactory initial response only served to give more life to our concern.

Our character was molded by the academy, and that is why this “picking sides” debate hits us so hard, because the Air Force Academy and its Association of Graduates know better.

The average American likely doesn’t understand that the U.S. Air Force Academy, its related AOG and the US Air Force are distinct institutions. It’s all just “the Air Force.” Therefore, what USAFA or the AOG say, or don’t say, speaks on behalf of all U.S. Air Force members.

The academy’s lack of a strong rejection of the insurrection is, in effect, a political stance, one which undermines trust as well as good order and discipline within the ranks and the graduate community. Additionally, many of us, as service members of color and our allies, feel the insurrection was not only an assault on American democracy but on the value of all as equal citizens in this country. We saw our government nearly overthrown after an election victory brought about, in large part, by people of color.

Our AOG and USAFA leadership should have come together, with united strength, to support Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s call for a stand-down in a meaningful way. We need a forceful plan to continue this effort within the academy and its graduate community. We cannot wait for the next constitutional crisis or extremist attack.

This is personal and painful for those who have served because we’ve fought for our Constitution and for the rights of our fellow citizens. Any more hesitation or equivocation in doing so risks losing the trust of the very Americans we have sworn to defend.

A Slow Death: 83 Days of Radiation Sickness

There is a book on this tragic case titled “A Slow Death: 83 Days of Radiation Sickness” where ‘Hisashi Ouchi’ has been called ‘Hiroshi Ouchi.’ This book documents the 83 days of treatment after the incident until he passed away.

available on Amazon. NHK is a public broadcaster in Japan. The book is an original TV documentary produced by NHK which was aired in May 2001. The documentary won the Gold Nymph Award–the highest award possible–at the 42nd Monte Carlo Television Festival in 2002.

The book has an overall rating of 4.5/5.0 on Amazon with some positive reviews. A must-read to know more about this event.

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