Sunday, January 31, 2010


In the article "Exercise Aims to Combat Weapons of Mass Destruction" By Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Molly A. Burgess, what matters is international cooperation is key to interrupting the trafficking of materials used to make weapons of mass destruction and stopping the proliferation of nuclear arms, a Department of Homeland Security official said. Perron was one of many U.S. government interagency participants involved in the U.S. Central Command-hosted exercise, held in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. More than 30 nations sent representatives to share ideas and gain knowledge on methods for combating weapons of mass destruction. I think that this is a great thing because nations that were once enemys are joining together to dismantle nuclear weapons all over the world. The three-day, table-top exercise included three phases. The first phase centered on visit, board, search and seizure interdiction missions, in which the U.S. Coast Guard Middle East Training Team provided training to boarding teams from other participating countries. An operational level phase was based at the port in Mina Zayed, and covered issues of customs, law enforcement and other security issues. This phase included static displays and live demonstrations. Next, was a strategic table top where questions about post interdiction issues were discussed with subject matter experts.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010


In the article "U.S., Iraqi Aviators Fly Together" By Army Sgt. Travis Zielinski, what matters is U.S. Division Center AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots from the 1st Cavalry Division’s 1st Air Cavalry Brigade flew a second joint mission Jan. 20 with UH-1 Huey helicopter pilots from the Iraqi air force. On the first mission, Iraqi squadron commanders flew the helicopters. This time, the younger pilots had the opportunity to step in and gain experience. One of the components of the mission was trust and teaching that trust to the rest of the formations of both military forces. I think that this is a good way for Iraq to gain trust in the United States once again. Working with their forces should create a stronger bond between are soldiers and the Iraq soldiers. Pilots can learn from one another, and the missions give the American pilots a chance to see how the Iraqis handle situations so together they can look for ways to improve.


Do you believe that computers in the classroom are a waste of time and money?-Dan Maas. I believe that computers are not a waste of time because they are an "All in One" resource, they have everything you need in them such as the dictionary and other resources like it, and computers have a program that allows you to type an essay or any form of writing and it can help you with spelling and grammar. Computers are not a waste of money either. Computers can last longer than a piece of paper and computers can fit more information on them than any piece of paper in the world. Computers are really a good thing for schools because they help the students more efficiently and are much faster than a book and are more accurate than a person. Computers over time pay for themselves because schools don't have to buy more paper and more expensive books every year they can just buy computers every 10 years.

Thursday, January 21, 2010


In the article "Air Reserve Base Proves Vital in Transporting Relief to Haiti" By Navy Lt. Jennifer Cragg what matters is Homestead Air Reserve Base in Florida is playing a vital role in moving essential medical supplies, equipment and military support to Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Reserve aircrews have flown 57 missions in support of Operation Unified Response, and the pace of activity is very likely to increase. Air Force Reserve assets have delivered an estimated 650,000 pounds of cargo and 137 pallets and have brought 1,600 American citizens back to the United States.I think that this is really helping Haiti becuse of how close they are together and because they can get relief to them very very fast. More than 580 airmen from regular Air Force, Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve are playing an important part in the joint efforts in Haiti.


In the article "U.S. Forces in Haiti to Grow to 20,000" By John J. Kruzel what matters is 20,000 U.S. troops will be supporting relief efforts in Haiti by Jan. 24. The 22nd Marine Expeditionary Unit, the 82nd Airborne Division’s 2nd Brigade and thousands of other troops operating afloat off the Haitian coast and on shore are distributing provisions, assisting in medical operations and helping to maintain security.I think that sending our troops and supplies to Haiti will help them feel safe from another earthquake because they know that they will have help if another earthquake occurs. The Department of Defense pledged up to $20 million in emergency relief funds in days for Haiti, and sprang troops into action following the quake. The Red Cross is also funding relief in Haiti.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010


"How is the Internet changing the way you think?" by Edge. The Internet is changing the way you think by feeding you with new knowledge. Everyday people put new things on the internet such as news and other media. The internet is changing the way schools think because they are converting to computers instead of text books and are using the internet instead of the library. Kids are doing all of their class work on the internet and the computer. We use the internet to send emails instead of letters so some people just send an email and don't even think about letters. The internet is changing the way I think by communicating through it instead of the phone or letters and I do my school work on the internet instead of doing it the old fashioned way. The internet has changed the way most everyone thinks because it has replace old traditional ways of doing things.