USS Blue Ridge Trains for Upcoming Deployment

first_img February 27, 2015 USS Blue Ridge Trains for Upcoming Deployment Authorities View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today USS Blue Ridge Trains for Upcoming Deployment View post tag: USS Blue Ridge Share this article View post tag: upcomingcenter_img View post tag: americas View post tag: Trains Sailors aboard U.S 7th Fleet Flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19) conducted a simulated underway known as a “fast cruise” Feb. 27, to prepare for their upcoming sea trials.The fast cruise is a series of seamanship and damage control training evolutions designed to reacclimatize Sailors into an underway mindset and gauge overall operational readiness after a lengthy period pier side.After a 6-month inactive period, the ship’s Flying Squad, first responders to any shipboard casualties, jumped back into training by running several damage control drills.The fast cruise concluded with Sailors manning their general quarters’ stations and eventually conducting an abandon ship scenario.Blue Ridge has been forward deployed to Yokosuka, Japan for 35 years. As the flagship for Commander, U.S. 7th Fleet, Vice Adm. Robert L. Thomas, Blue Ridge is vital in maintaining partnerships in the 7th Fleet area of operations.[mappress mapid=”15261″]Image: US Navy View post tag: Navy View post tag: Deployment View post tag: Navallast_img read more

Indiana top state in nation for adoption

first_img WhatsApp (Photo supplied/Indiana Department of Child Services) Indiana is the top state in the nation when it comes to the number of children adopted from foster care.In fiscal year 2019, 2,489 Hoosier children were adopted through the Indiana Department of Child Services (DCS).Governor Eric Holcomb and Families Assistant Secretary Lynn Johnson made the announcement Thursday, during which Johnson awarded Indiana an adoption and legal guardianship incentive award of more than $4.7-million. The funding can be used to enhance the state’s child welfare system.Earlier this year, Governor Holcomb announced the creation of the first adoption unit within DCS, which brings additional staff into each region with the goal of finding permanent homes for children when parent rights have been terminated.DCS has also more than doubled the number of adoption consultants in Indiana from seven to 19.The department is currently in the process of rolling out the Adoption Rapid Permanency Review statewide, which promotes systemic change within the child welfare system. Previous articleFood Bank of Northern Indiana releases mobile food distribution schedule, Sept. 22-25Next article“South Bend Town” song to raise funds for Venues Parks & Arts Brooklyne Beatty Facebook Twitter TAGSadoptionawarddcsdepartment of child servicesFamilies Assistant Secretary Lynn Johnsongovernor eric holcombIndiana Pinterest Google+ By Brooklyne Beatty – September 18, 2020 0 357 center_img Indiana top state in nation for adoption Twitter WhatsApp Pinterest Facebook IndianaLocalNews Google+last_img read more

Argos Knock off Sixth Ranked Columbus State

first_img April 20, 2007Box ScoreCOLUMBUS, Ga. – An outstanding effort on the mound for West Florida (33-14) starter Brett McCullough (Cantonment, Fla. / Tate HS) and a clutch three-run home run by Bo Williams (Ocala, Fla. / Pensacola JC) played huge dividends for the Argonauts tonight. West Florida defeated sixth ranked Columbus State tonight, 5-2.Williams blasted a three-run shot to center field off CSU reliever Blake Norrell to put UWF on top for good, 5-2. Norrell walked Peter Antoske (Olmsted Township, Ohio / St. Edward HS) and Jason Kohl (Cedar Rapids, Iowa / Pensacola JC) to lead off the seventh inning.McCullough pitched a complete game. He scattered seven hits over nine innings, allowing two runs. McCullough walked two and struck out five to pick up his eighth win of the season.McCullough and Columbus State starter Noles each retired the first six batters they faced. The Argos struck first in the third inning on a sacrifice fly by Antoske. Clay Wallace (Bay Minette, Ala. / Faulkner State CC) singled to center to lead off, and advanced to third base on a single by Daniel Jones (Wetumpka, Ala. / Gulf Coast CC). Wallace scored on Antoske’s fly out.The Cougars led off the third inning with a solo home run by Trent Bianco to tie the game at 1-1. With one out, Jonnie Geiger walked and advanced to second on a balk. Kurt McKee hit a hard liner off McCullough’s leg that scored Geiger. The Argos quickly responded with a base hit RBI by Jones. Justin Wood (Pensacola, Fla. / West Florida HS) walked with one out, and advanced to second on a Lee Huggins (Bay Minette, Ala. / Faulkner State CC) base hit. Wood advanced to third on a ground out by Wallace and scored on Jones’ hit.Wood and Jones led UWF with two hits a piece. Bianco and Brad Bowen each had two hits for CSU. Noles took the loss for the Cougars. He pitched six innings allowing two runs on four hits. He walked four and struck out two.They play a double header tomorrow at 12 p.m. central time. Listen to the live audio on goargos.comPrint Friendly Version Argos Knock off Sixth Ranked Columbus State Sharelast_img read more

Live Blog: Syracuse-Tulane

first_img Comments Published on September 21, 2013 at 11:56 am Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Coming off a blowout win against Wagner, the Orange hosts Tulane on Saturday at 12:30 p.m. in hopes of a second straight win and a .500 record entering Atlantic Coast Conference play.Follow along here with live updates from beat writers David Wilson and Trevor Hass in the Carrier Dome.last_img