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Why are we interested in microbiology? Microorganisms are one of the major causes of food spoilage and food deterioration in the Armed Forces. Millions of dollars' worth of subsistence is lost due to microbial spoilage each year. Additionally, many man-hours are lost due to outbreaks of foodborne illness.
The dairy industry has undergone an astonishing evolution during the past one hundred years. Specialized dairy machinery has been developed and improved. Examples are the milking machine, the pasteurizer, the cream separator, the mechanical bottle washer, the mechanical refrigerator, and the homogenizer.
With the use of the Produce Identification Guide, it facilitates familiarization with the characteristics of a wide range of fresh fruit and vegetables. In addition, it shows common factors related to identity, condition, and quantity, while performing destination or surveillance inspections.
The veterinary food inspection specialist performs inspection of poultry when it reaches its initial destination and during storage. Chicken is the most common form of poultry bought by the military services.
This subcourse will deal with the composition, anatomy, market forms, preservation, and deterioration of waterfoods. Destination and surveillance inspection procedures of waterfoods will also be covered, including determining net weight of fish.
In this subcourse, we will be concerned with those tiny organisms that are unfriendly, because they are responsible for a large percentage of spoilage in foods. We believe it is important to know about those microorganisms that cause food deterioration so that we can eliminate deterioration in foods before it occurs.
In this subcourse, you will study recognition of cardiac dysrhythmias. This information will aid you in maintaining and improving the health of soldiers. In that pursuit, do your best to achieve the objectives of this subcourse.
As a soldier medic, you will be providing medical care in a variety of situations. The method you will use to control hemorrhage in a casualty will likely depend on the tactical situation. Once hemorrhage has been controlled, the casualty may need fluid resuscitation to combat hypovolemic.
This subcourse presents a review of the respiratory system, devices such as the oralpharyngeal airway and bag-valve-mask (BVM) systems which are used to assist a patient's breathing efforts, procedures for supplying the patient with additional oxygen through the use of the face mask and nasal prongs, and procedures for removing secretions interfering with breathing through the use of suction.
This subcourse discusses communicable diseases and how they are transmitted, medical asepsis, surgical asepsis, the purposes of dressings, types of dressing materials, how to change a sterile dressing, and how to irrigate a wound.
It is important to know how the likelihood of environment in which post-conflict reconstruction efforts will be implemented. The viability of any contingency plan should be assessed, based on an assumption about the environment being in probable upheaval.
This unique ebook compilation includes a full reproduction of the important history of the Third Army in the Persian Gulf War - which provides a broad history of the conflict in addition to illuminating details of the Third Army's involvement - plus a bonus excerpt of the Final Report to Congress, Conduct of the Persian Gulf War.
Insurgent use of information as an asymmetric strategic means has been extremely effective in the current theaters of Iraq and Afghanistan leading Richard Holbrooke to famously muse: "How can a man in a cave out-communicate the world's leading communications society?"
Nine official project documents provide unique insights into the Central Valley Project of California. California`s Central Valley Basin includes two major watersheds--the Sacramento River on the north and the San Joaquin River on the south--plus the Tulare Lake Basin.
This glossary provides the wildland fire and incident management communities a single source document that covers wildland fire, prescribed fire, fire use and incident management terminology commonly used by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG) and its subgroups.
Using transformation road maps of both organizations as well as current doctrine and force structure, the paper analyzes congruencies and inconsistencies in both plans with reference to organizing, training, and equipping AFSOC forces.
The book is organized into five chapters and follows a roughly chronological narrative. The first chapter begins in early 2000, as Colonel James S. Weller relinquishes command to Colonel Gordon Wells, who discovers the true size and scope of the District's military and civil works responsibility as he leads the Fort Worth District into the twenty-first century.
Situated between the states of Maryland and Virginia, the Chesapeake Bay was America's largest estuary. The bay and the watershed it served were home to vibrant agricultural and fishing activities; important ports (Baltimore, Maryland, and Norfolk, Virginia); a major naval construction yard at Portsmouth, Virginia; and last but not least, the nation's capital, Washington, D.C.
When the federal government expanded its involvement in civil and military aviation on the eve of World War II, the stage was set for the emergence of a powerful pressure campaign to prohibit racial discrimination in federally-funded aviation training and open the all-white U.S. Army Air Corps to black Americans.
The V-22 Osprey is the world's first production tiltrotor aircraft. Unlike any aircraft before it, the V-22 successfully blends the vertical flight capabilities of helicopters with the speed, range, altitude, and endurance of fixed-wing transports.
This recently released audit report of the NASA Office of Inspector General provides unique information about the challenges facing NASA as it hopes to extend the life of the International Space Station (ISS) through 2024.
This is a thorough review of the Pentagon's Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office. The mission of the CTTSO is to identify and develop capabilities to combat terrorism and irregular adversaries and to deliver these capabilities to Department of Defense components.
Two interesting studies on the Russian military provide unique and thought-provoking information: The Russian Way of War: Post Soviet Adaptations in the Russian Military and Why the Russian Military Failed in Chechnya.
The purpose of The Role of Rhetorical Theory in Military Intelligence Analysis is to share Major Mills' rhetorical understanding with young officers attending initial intelligence training. Throughout he infuses key elements from the rhetorical discourse community into the discourse community that deals with training in military intelligence.
This strategic research paper utilizes the Estonia and Georgia cyber attacks to observe how cyber forces draw on the joint functions like a Brigade Combat Team or Air Expeditionary Wing uses the functions in their respective domains.
Active shooter is a term used by law enforcement to describe a situation in which a shooting is in progress and an aspect of the crime may affect the protocols used in responding to and reacting at the scene of the incident.
This paper will examine the use of the Ranger Battalions to lead the Army through change. The thesis of the paper purports that one of the reasons for the formation of the modern day Ranger Battalions was to provide a change agent for the rest of the Army.
On 7 December 1941, the "Day of Infamy," the United States and its armed forces were plunged into the most costly war in history. The Air Force story of 7 December is told in its entirety for the first time in this fascinating volume.
Unmanned systems continue to deliver new and enhanced battlefield capabilities to the warfighter. While the demand for unmanned systems continues unabated today, a number of factors will influence unmanned program development in the future.
As conceptual background, these books provide technical support to fire and resource managers for carrying out interdisciplinary planning, which is essential to managing wildlands in an ecosystem context. Planners and managers will find the series helpful in many aspects of ecosystem-based management.
As 1864 began, the outlook was grim for Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his generals. The encouraging victories in 1863 at Chancellorsville, Virginia, and Chickamauga, Georgia, were diminished by the repulse of General Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Here is the latest edition of the official guide to the U.S. Air Force Reserve, with information on current organization, leadership, and components, along with fascinating history including famous members like Jackie Cochran, Jimmy Doolittle, and Jimmy Stewart.
Weather is never static. It is always dynamic. Its interpretation is an art.The environment is in control in wildland firefighting. Free-burning fires are literally nourished by weather elements, atmospheric components, and atmospheric motion.
The document is intended to enable a dialogue among, and perhaps consensus of, government, industry, and academia on practices that will support the continuous improvement of the safety of launch and reentry vehicles designed to carry humans.
This is the story of the Missouri River Division's sixty year relationship with one of America's greatest rivers — the wide Missouri. The story begins in 1933 with the construction of Fort Peck Dam in Montana and the establishment of the Missouri River Division in Kansas City.