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How to build a hospital in nine days: emergency architecture in a pandemic

From mobile morgues to pop-up intensive care wards, Britain is responding to coronavirus with a new kind of elemental architecture – and it needs lots of itCoronavirus and culture – a list of major cancellationsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAn eerie mechanical hum has joined the usual backdrop of tweeting birds and the roar of the North Circular at Wanstead Flats in London. The sound is coming from behind a large wooden fence, recently erected on wide open fields by...
Tags: UK, London, UK News, Hospitals, Cities, Culture, Architecture, Britain, Military, Engineering, Art and design, Emergency planning, Construction industry, Emergency services, Newham, Epping Forest


Gear Up and Get Outdoors!

Subscribe to the Camobloge Do you know all of the benefits of being outdoors? Well we’re here to explain a few and how Rothco has you covered.   Did you know? Being Outdoors boosts your immune system. Scientists think that breathing in phytoncides—airborne chemicals produced by plants—increases our levels of white blood cells, helping us fight off infections and diseases. * Did you know? The Outdoors restores your focus.   Studies show that walking in ...
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The Army Predicted 80,000 to 150,000 Coronavirus Deaths Back in February: Report

Back in early February, the U.S. Army predicted that 80,000 to 150,000 people could die as a result of the covid-19 outbreak, as evidenced by an unclassified briefing published by the Daily Beast this morning. That range now falls below the White House task force’s latest projection of 100,000 to 240,000 deaths, but…Read more...
Tags: Science, White House, Military, Army, U S Army, Daily Beast, Covid 19


Michael Yon on the The Jordan Harbinger Show

Check out my interview on The Jordan Harbinger Show episode 314 [Author: [email protected] (Michael Yon)]
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Navy secretary visits hospital ship Mercy in Port of Los Angeles

As with anyone who gets near the USNS Mercy – the Navy hospital ship sent to free up Los Angeles area hospitals that need to take on an increase in coronavirus patients – the Navy’s top civilian leader had his temperature checked. Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly made a surprise stop at the 1,000-bed Mercy docked at the Port of Los Angeles on Tuesday, March 31, taking a tour of the premises near the pier. Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas B. Modly has his temperature read as part ...
Tags: News, Navy, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Military, Port Of Los Angeles, Marine Corps, Marines, U S Navy, Los Angeles California, U S Marine Corps, Gene Seroka, Camp Pendleton, USNS Mercy, Military Sealift Command


6 more patients arrive for care on the USNS Mercy

Nine patients are being treated as of Monday, March 30, aboard the USNS Mercy, a Navy hospital ship at the Port of Los Angeles sent by the Department of Defense to free up local hospitals that are taking on an increase in coronavirus patients. Six more patients were brought on board on Monday,  Gregg Smith, a Navy spokesman, said. Information on what ailments the patients were suffering from or what cities they came from was not available. These patients do not have the coronavirus; the ship doe...
Tags: News, Navy, Department Of Defense, Sport, Soccer, Military, Port Of Los Angeles, Top Stories LADN, Top Stories OCR, Top Stories Breeze, Top Stories LBPT, Camp Pendleton Marines, Gregg Smith, Coronavirus


The US Space Force’s Space Fence orbital tracking system is officially operational

The U.S. Space Force is a relatively young arm of the U.S. armed forces, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t already operating assets. The USSF announced late last week that its Space Fence radar system is now officially operational, for instance. First: Yes, it is actually called that. Second, the Space Fence is actually a radar system that aims to provide advanced tracking of on-orbit objects, including, but not limited to, commercial and military satellites. The Space Fence ground infrastructure i...
Tags: TC, Space, Tech, Earth, Military, United States, Satellite, Lockheed Martin, Aerospace, Marshall Islands, Space Debris, Marshall, Outer Space, USSF, Space Force, U S Space Force


USNS Mercy takes on its first non-coronavirus patients

A patient comes aboard the USNS Mercy on Sunday. (Photo courtesy of US Navy) A patient is brought aboard the USNS Mercy on Sunday, March 29. (Photo courtesy of US Navy) Sound The gallery will resume in seconds Sailors transport a patient to be admitted aboard the hospital ship USNS Mercy on March 29. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ryan M. Breeden) The hospital ship USNS Mercy made its way from San Diego and docked at the cruise ship terminal at th...
Tags: Health, News, Navy, California, US, Los Angeles, Department Of Defense, Sport, Soccer, Military, Port Of Los Angeles, San Diego, Long Beach, US Navy, Eric Garcetti, San Pedro


UK troops fear Covid-19 outbreak in 'cramped' barracks lockdown

Claims that 300 soldiers in Aldershot are in crowded unit with no hygiene essentialsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThree hundred soldiers recalled to a barracks in Aldershot this week have complained they are being locked down without sufficient hygiene essentials amid concerns that their cramped conditions could lead to a coronavirus outbreak.Troops from the 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards said they had been asked to self-isolate with their families but then hauled b...
Tags: UK, UK News, Military, Aldershot, Coronavirus outbreak, 1st Battalion Grenadier Guards


Sustaining Operations

Air Force sustains operations amid COVID-19 pandemic By: Clayton Filipowicz The United States Air Force stands ready and able to defend the homeland, execute its global missions and sustain core operations, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...
Tags: Europe, New York, America, Military, Nato, Italy, Arizona, Raf, Pentagon, Air Force, Centers For Disease Control And Prevention, New York State, North Sea, Eagle, Federal Emergency Management Agency, PNC Bank Arts Center


Space Force to Get the Hell Off of Earth

The U.S. Space Force is scheduled to launch its first mission to space in a two-hour window beginning at 2:57 p.m. ET on Thursday from Cape Canaveral, sending a communications satellite into orbit aboard a United Launch Alliance Atlas V rocket.Read more...
Tags: Space, Science, Technology, Earth, Military, US military, Satellites, Spaceflight, Ula, United Launch Alliance, Cape Canaveral, Space Force, U S Space Force, Atlas V


‘It’s Unprecedented’: COVID-19 Begins To Take A Toll On US Military

WASHINGTON (AP) — The coronavirus is taking a growing toll on the U.S. military, and commanders and senior officials are bracing for worse. From nuclear missile fields at home to war zones abroad, from flight lines to ships at sea, the Pentagon is striving to shield vital missions even as it faces urgent calls for help on the civilian front. Training exercises big and small, including one of the largest in Europe since the end of the Cold War, have been curtailed. Army recruiting stations have c...
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Royal Navy shadows Russian ships after 'high activity' in Channel

Seven ships remained off UK coast for unusually long time this monthNine Royal Navy ships were involved in a major operation shadowing seven Russian vessels who had lingered in the Channel for several days this month as the coronavirus crisis was beginning to worsen in the UK.The unusually high level of Russian activity concluded about a week and a half ago and navy officials said they believed it was primarily a response to western exercises in Europe rather than to a perception that the diseas...
Tags: Europe, Politics, UK, Russia, UK News, Military, Foreign Policy, Royal Navy, Coronavirus outbreak


USNS Mercy to reach Port of Los Angeles Friday and start helping hospitals expecting coronavirus surge

The USNS Mercy, a Navy hospital ship that should help take the load off Los Angeles area hospitals as they treat coronavirus patients, is expected to arrive at the Port of Los Angeles on Friday and be in service by Saturday at the latest. The 1,000-bed ship – which was offshore of Camp Pendleton on Wednesday, March 25 – left San Diego on Monday. The Mercy is staffed by 800 Navy medical personnel and 70 civil service mariners. The teams were quickly assembled from other Navy medical center assign...
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USNS Mercy expects to reach Port of Los Angeles Friday and start helping hospitals expecting coronavirus surge

The USNS Mercy, a Navy hospital ship that should help take the load off Los Angeles area hospitals as they treat coronavirus patients, is expected to arrive at the Port of Los Angeles on Friday and be in service by Saturday at the latest. The 1,000-bed ship – which was offshore of Camp Pendleton on Wednesday, March 25 – left San Diego on Monday and has been while en route making preparations to take patients. “The medical staff is utilizing the time to make sure all is ready for our arrival,” sa...
Tags: News, Navy, California, La, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Military, Port Of Los Angeles, San Diego, Nba, NHL, Orange County, Donald Trump, Gavin Newsom, Trump


Worker posts video from ExCeL centre being converted into coronavirus hospital

The building work to turn London’s ExCel conference centre into an emergency hospital treating coronavirus patients 'within days' has begun. As construction began on Wednesday morning, Alex Woodside, who has been working on the cabling, posted a chilling video on Facebook showing the cavernous 100,000 sq metre Docklands site, saying: 'If you are not taking this seriously, like I wasn't, I think we really need to start'Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage Continue reading....
Tags: Facebook, London, UK News, Hospitals, Military, Coronavirus outbreak, Alex Woodside


Great Power Competition

The Air Force is changing. Air Force senior leaders are aware of the need to not only adapt, but retain the service’s competitive edge over our enemies. “All of us have to come together to understand the threat and be clear-eyed on the competition that we face,” said Air Force Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Stephen Wilson. “A changing world environment, strategic competition and peer competitors are the catalysts that make this change so immediately important.” ...
Tags: Space, Defense, Department Of Defense, Military, Gps, Nuclear, Air Force, Afa, Control, Wilson, Orlando Fla, Barrett, U S Air Force, United States Air Force, Stephen Wilson, Agile


COVID-19 Storyboard 03-24-20

[Author: [email protected] (Michael Yon)]
Tags: Featured, Military, Storyboard, Guest Authors, Michael Yon, First Person Singular, COVID


USNS Mercy, a floating hospital, leaves San Diego for Los Angeles on Monday to support during coronavirus pandemic

The Navy’s West Coast hospital ship, the USNS Mercy, will leave Naval Base San Diego Monday afternoon, March 23, and travel 125 miles up the coast to the Port of Los Angeles in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts, officials from the Navy’s 3rd Fleet announced.. The 1,000-bed ship will be staffed with 800 Navy medical personnel and more than 70 civil service mariners. Initial plans to deploy it to Washington state were altered as the need for help in the highly populated area of Los...
Tags: News, Navy, Washington, White House, Defense, Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Military, Port Of Los Angeles, San Diego, West Coast, Local News, Donald Trump, Trump, Los Angeles County


Space Force gets its first weapon: a satellite jammer

The United States Space Force recently got its first real weapon, a satellite communications jammer. The device was previously used by the Air Force. While seemingly mundane, the jammer will serve a very real purpose on the battlefield. The United States Space Force has just gotten its first offensive weapon, a satellite jammer. While it might not be the kind of weapon that most people would have expected a space force to start with, the potential applications of the device will undoubtedly play...
Tags: Space, Technology, Russia, Military, Innovation, Telecom, Air Force, CCS, KU, United States Air Force, Space Force, United States Space Force, Maj Seth Horner


Camp Pendleton, Miramar set up coronavirus quarantine barracks

Camp Pendleton and Marine Corps Air Station Miramar have set up coronavirus quarantine barracks to house Marines and sailors who have either tested positive or may have been exposed to COVID-19. At the same time, as a precaution against spread of the coronavirus, Marines and sailors across all Marine Corps Installations West bases are being kept in small groups and being told to avoid unnecessary contact. They also are limiting who comes onto the base. Those housed in the barracks will be separa...
Tags: News, Navy, Virginia, Defense, Department Of Defense, Sport, Soccer, Military, Marine Corps, Esper, Miramar, Camp Lejeune, Camp Pendleton, Naval Base San Diego, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Mark Esper


Navy Hospital Ships Promised by White House May Take Days to Weeks to Launch

Two U.S. Navy hospital ships Donald Trump said are in “tip top shape” and would be deployed “in the next week or so” to assist the response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic are actually undergoing maintenance and are not currently staffed with medical crews, NBC News reported on Wednesday.Read more...
Tags: Health, New York, Science, Navy, White House, Nbc News, Military, Outbreak, Donald Trump, US Navy, Coronavirus, Covid 19, Sars Cov 2, Navy Hospital Ships


Can foreign intervention lead to peaceful solutions?

Intervention covers a range of activity broader than just war. Some interventions have more humanitarian aims, such as disaster relief and development aid.Oftentimes, the drive behind many instances of intervention involves some form of political, economic, or social outcome. There are important questions to consider regarding knowledge, goals, incentives, and unintended consequences. The answers to these indicate whether an intervention is necessary and appropriate. ...
Tags: Technology, Media, Law, Government, Africa, Society, War, Surveillance, Policy, Peace, Military, United States, Foreign Policy, Middle East, Innovation, Inequality


10,000 extra troops to join British army's Covid support force

MoD doubles size of force amid fears over ability of police and NHS to cope with crisisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Ministry of Defence is to double the size of the military’s civil contingency unit to create a 20,000-strong Covid support force, the defence secretary has announced.An additional 10,000 troops will be added to the 10,000 routinely held at higher readiness in case of a civil emergency, and reservists could also be called up, Ben Wallace said on We...
Tags: UK News, Military, Ministry Of Defence, NHS, Defence, Ben Wallace, Coronavirus outbreak


Bill sets five-year limit to sue UK military veterans who served abroad

Prosecutions for crimes by armed forces in Northern Ireland excluded under legislation to stop ‘vexatious’ claims A five-year time limit on bringing prosecutions against soldiers and veterans who have served abroad – except in “exceptional circumstances” – is to be imposed under legislation introduced by the government.Clauses in the overseas operations (service personnel and veterans) bill would protect serving and former military personnel from what the defence secretary, Ben Wallace, claimed ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Law, Iraq, UK News, World news, Military, Middle East and North Africa, Ministry Of Defence, Northern Ireland, British Army, War Crimes, Bill, Ben Wallace


Bill sets five-year limit to prosecute UK armed forces who served abroad

Legislation to stop ‘vexatious’ claims excludes alleged crimes by military personnel in Northern IrelandA five-year time limit on bringing prosecutions against soldiers and veterans who have served abroad – except in “exceptional circumstances” – is to be imposed under legislation introduced by the government.Clauses in the overseas operations (service personnel and veterans) bill would protect serving and former military personnel from what the defence secretary, Ben Wallace, claimed was a “vex...
Tags: Politics, UK, Human Rights, Law, Iraq, UK News, World news, Military, Middle East and North Africa, Ministry Of Defence, Northern Ireland, British Army, War Crimes, Bill, Ben Wallace


UK's air war against Isis ends after five years

RAF has launched no attacks in Syria or Iraq since September, but controversy continues over civilian casuality numbersBritain’s five-year air war against Isis has quietly come to an end, with official figures revealing no bombs have been dropped since September – yet the MoD still acknowledges only one civilian casualty in the entire conflict.The data shows that over a period longer than the first world war, 4,215 bombs and missiles were launched from Reaper drones or RAF jets in Syria and Iraq...
Tags: UK, Isis, Islamic State, Iraq, US, UK News, World news, Syria, Military, Middle East and North Africa, Ministry Of Defence, Raf


Marines test positive for coronavirus at Camp Pendleton, Miramar as bases change how they operate

A Marine who recently traveled to Washington state on leave has tested presumptive positive for the coronavirus and is being held in isolation at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar while results are being confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A second Marine, who is from the same 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing squadron and accompanied the first service member, is being held in isolation at Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton awaiting results of a coronavirus test. Meanwhile, a group of ...
Tags: South Korea, News, Navy, Washington, Virginia, Iraq, Defense, Department Of Defense, Sport, Iran, Marine, Soccer, Military, Italy, United Arab Emirates, San Diego


UK servicewoman killed in missile attack on Iraqi base is named

L/Cpl Brodie Gillon, who died during attack on Camp Taji, described as popular characterBritain’s defence secretary has said that those behind an indiscriminate rocket attack that killed a British medical technician and two Americans in Iraq on Wednesday will face justice.The dead Briton was named as L/Cpl Brodie Gillon, a reservist who served as a frontline medic with the Scottish and North Irish Yeomanry, and volunteered for a deployment in Iraq this year. Continue reading...
Tags: UK, Iraq, UK News, World news, Military, Middle East and North Africa, Ministry Of Defence, British Army, Camp Taji, Cpl Brodie Gillon


Leak Exposes U.S. Navy Sailor as Once-Prolific Recruiter for Neo-Nazi Group

Hate forums and social media platforms have likely made it easier for atomized white supremacists and neo-Nazis to find like-minded individuals, laying the base for a resurgence in far-right organizing and violence. But that’s come with a price: a lengthy online trail that makes it difficult to stay anonymous. Leaks…Read more...
Tags: Science, Navy, Race, Cybersecurity, Racism, Military, Terrorism, US military, Far Right, Neo Nazis, Atomwaffen, Atomwaffen Division, Right Wing Extremism, Neo Nazi Group, Iron March