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Boys’ Life Jamboree Souvenir DVD

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Boys’ Life Jamboree Souvenir DVD

Posted on 12 October 2010 by Dan

Boy's Life Magazine 2010 National Jamboree Souvenir DVDBoy’s Life Magazine is accepting pre-orders for its Boy’s Life Jamboree Souvenir DVD.   Relive the excitement of the 2010 National Scout Jamboree everytime you watch your sovenir DVD. 

Visit http://boyslife.org/jambodvd to learn more and place your pre-order.  DVDs are $15.95 each or you can save 20% by ordering 12 or more.  DVDs are expected to be shipped around mid-November 2010.

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Guard Supports National Boy Scout Jamboree

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Guard Supports National Boy Scout Jamboree

Posted on 28 July 2010 by Editor

U.S. Army Drill Sgt. Carico Leak, Joint Task Force National Scout Jamboree, motivates a scout while performing push-ups at the 2010 National Scout Jamboree

More than 600 Army National Guard members from 15 states will support this year’s national Boy Scout Jamboree, which will celebrate 100 years of scouting in the United States, at Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia.

The annual event will also include several special guests with ties to the National Guard, including NASCAR drivers Dale Earnhardt, Jr., and Jeff Gordon, AMA Super Bike rider Jake Zemke, Indy Car driver Dan Wheldon and several FLW professional fisherman and World Wrestling Entertainment personalities.

“All will be interacting with scouts and representing what the National Guard is all about,” said 1st Lt. Benjamin J. Bullington, a program manager for the Army Guard’s recruiting office.

Four states, including Alabama, North Carolina, New York and Tennessee, will provide military police for security missions, while infantry troops from the New Jersey and Mississippi Guard will operate as a Quick Reaction Force during the event, which began July 26.

“We think it is going to be an interesting mission to do, considering the Boy Scouts have the same values as the military,” said 2nd Lt. Stephen Groene, the officer in charge of New York’s 206th and 107th Military Police Companies. “We are looking forward to going down there.”

Although Groene finished his Boy Scouting career as an Eagle Scout, he never attended a Jamboree as a boy. He said he looks forward to seeing what he missed.

Aviation units from Kansas, New Jersey, Virginia and West Virginia will provide two UH60 Blackhawks each for various aviation missions during the two-week event. Arkansas will send an additional air crew, while North Dakota and Georgia plan to send an aviation battalion headquarters section.

The only Guard medical personnel will come from Alabama’s medical battalion headquarters. Three air ambulance aircraft from Maryland Guard will also join the mission.

On the ceremonial side, two bands from Virginia and Rhode Island will support the festivities and an artillery battery from the Virginia Guard will provide the cannon salute.

More than 44,000 Boy Scouts will visit various service exhibits that will be based in the Armed Forces Adventure Area during the jamboree. “The AFAA is an area allocated to all services in order to provide a venue for them to showcase what their branch does and what they are all about,” said Bullington.

The Army Guard’s Mobile Event Team assets will be on display in this area, including the NASCAR, Indy car, AMA Motorcycle and Bass Fishing Ranger Boat.

“These displays will be static and provide Scouts and visitors an up-close experience with the National Guard’s national racing programs,” Bullington said.

The Army Guard will also set up an air-conditioned theater tent, where a video will be show that “showcases the continuity of ideals and beliefs held by both organizations,” Bullington said. “There will be a dedicated master of ceremonies in the tent as well greeting and interacting with the scouts, providing an enthusiastic and motivated face for the National Guard.”

Promotional items available to the scouts will include a special edition GX Magazine made specifically for the Centennial Jamboree celebration, a commemorative t-shirt and a sew-on patch.

“The promotional items inform Scouts about the Guard and how scouting is very similar to what the Guard does in our communities,” Bullington said. “They also provide a keepsake for the scouts to hold onto for years to come.”

The Army Guard will showcase the patches that the Boy Scouts traded with them in 2005, the last time the Guard attended the Boy Scout Jamboree.

“These patches, at the time, were posted on a wall that now contains highly sought after commemorative patches from that year’s jamboree,” Bullington said. “This year, the Guard has constructed a bigger wall that we will again post patches that the Boy Scouts give us.

“We look for this to be a hot focal point for scouts at the Armed Forces Adventure Area.”

Story by: Lt. Col. Ellen Krnke, National Guard Bureau
Photo By: Airman 1st Class Paul Labbe

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Fort A.P. Hill Selects AtHoc IWSAlerts Network-Centric Mass Notification System for Force Protection, Public Safety and Personnel Accountability

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Fort A.P. Hill Selects AtHoc IWSAlerts Network-Centric Mass Notification System for Force Protection, Public Safety and Personnel Accountability

Posted on 28 July 2010 by Editor

AtHoc, Inc., the pioneer and leader in network-centric emergency mass notification systems, today announced that Fort A.P. Hill in Virginia will deploy its award-winning AtHoc IWSAlerts™ system to help alert personnel in an emergency such as extreme weather or man-made threat.
 
The AtHoc solution will help to leverage existing IP and telephony network services and will employ a centralized, Web-based architecture to deliver fast, reliable and secure emergency notifications to all personnel through multiple communications channels. These include alerts through the telephone, with text messaging, and with intrusive audio/visual pop-up alerts to personnel connected to the IP network via desktop, laptop and any other networked device.

The deployment of AtHoc IWSAlerts mass notification system will have a significant positive impact on the safety of both civilians and military personnel at Fort A.P. Hill. The fort has hosted the Boy Scouts of America National Jamboree every four years since 1981 and is hosting the 100th Anniversary of Scouting Jamboree this year. During this event, AtHoc IWSAlerts will be used to support the safety of approximately 45,000 Boy Scouts and leaders and 270,000-plus visitors, who are expected to attend the event this year.

“Our staff looks forward to using this system under the demand of the National Scout Jamboree to test its effectiveness for the garrison to manage emergency situations and improve our security posture,” said Lt. Col. Jack Haefner, Fort A.P. Hill garrison commander. “This results in our enhanced ability to communicate with garrison and tenant agencies regarding issues that affect our ability to execute our primary mission—to provide the best training and support anywhere.”
 
Alert responses from recipients will be captured and reported to emergency managers in real time to provide an enterprise personnel accountability picture of the safety and status of all personnel. 

“AtHoc network-centric emergency notification enables the U.S. Army at Fort A.P. Hill to support its IMCOM (Installation Management Command) emergency mass notification initiatives with a pervasive system to communicate fast and efficiently to its communities,” stated (Ret.) Army Col. David Brown, director of Army operations for AtHoc. “AtHoc is helping to provide a safe and secure environment at Fort A.P. Hill, using the power and reach of computer networks and the Internet to deliver emergency alerting capabilities. With tens of thousands of Boy Scouts converging on the fort this month, AtHoc IWSAlerts will be used to help the fort immediately respond to any threats.”

AtHoc is the No. 1 provider of network-centric mass notification systems to the U.S. military and is currently deployed at 185 installations, protecting more than 1.5 million personnel worldwide. AtHoc specializes in enterprise deployments supporting entire geographically dispersed organizations – major commands, regions and services – from a private cloud application, hosted at internal Department of Defense data centers.

Fort A.P. Hill, a Regional Training Center located in Virginia, provides realistic joint and combined arms training support to America’s defense forces with nearly 76,000 acres, including a 27,000-acre live fire complex. It is the sixth largest military installation on the East Coast and is used year-round for military training of both active and reserve troops of the Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force, as well as other government agencies. These include the Departments of State and Interior; U.S. Customs Service; and federal, state and local security and law enforcement agencies.

About AtHoc
AtHoc is the pioneer and recognized leader in providing network-centric emergency mass notification systems to military, homeland security, government and commercial organizations. AtHoc’s products are used for physical security, force protection, personnel accountability, recall and regulatory compliance. Millions of end-users worldwide, in organizations such as the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, NASA, UCLA, Microsoft, Boeing and Raytheon rely on AtHoc’s unified notification systems for their emergency alerting and critical communication needs. AtHoc has partnered with market leaders including Microsoft, Cisco, Dell, Harris, Siemens, Northrop Grumman, MIR3, Lockheed Martin and others to bring these notification solutions to the public and commercial markets.
 
For more information on AtHoc, please visit http://www.athoc.com.

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