I have three short
quotes for this week’s update,
they all say the same
thing to me….just in different ways.
My personal favorite is theChurchill quote. Enjoy.
~ Edwin Louis Cole:
"You don't drown by falling in the water; you drownby staying there."
~ Winston Churchill
"If you're going through hell, keep going."
~ Vince Lombardi
"It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whetheryou get up."
COMMANDANT/Of course there is always a story:Many moons ago when I wentthrough the MS Highway Patrol Academy, the female trainees had to put onboxing gloves and go heads-up with the male trainees. Long story short, Igot the crap beat
out of me and was knocked down… repeatedly.
However, Irealized our trainers wanted to assess our innate survival skills, it
wasn’t about whether we “won” or “lost” (i.e. What will this trainee do
when the odds are in favor of the bad guy?). Well, I kept getting back upand charging into the fight because I believed I would eventually get inand totally destroy m
never happened, but I believed it could.Bottom line, their intent was to instill the following:
defeat--even when it is staring you in the face. As a law enforcementofficer,
you fight back with everything you have…
fight until you haveexpelled your last breath.
Regardless of profession or personal circumstances…
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INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN SECURITY ISSUES SEMINAR
: Africa Center for
Strategic Studies (ACSS) is offering the ―Introduction to African Security Issues Seminar,‖ at Ft. McNair,
VA (was at Andrews AFB, VA), 1 - 4 May 2012. This is an introductory-level seminar designed to provide a basic understanding of the history, politics, and economics of Africa and key threats andchallenges that dominate the African security landscape. This seminar is intended for personnel who haveresponsibilities related to U.S.
Africa policy, programs, or relationships, but possess limited experience or training in African issues. Not intended for personnel who have significant Africa-related experience.ACSS has initially allocated USAFRICOM ten (10) places for the seminar, there are still a few remaining.This is a Directorate funded TDY/TAD. USAFRICOM personnel interested in attending, with supervisor approval, please contact Mr. Michael Esters, 421-4183, Michael.email@example.com for more
information. Deadline for registration is 6 April 2012.2.HUNGRY!
Don’t forget the
AFRICOM OPEN MESS
for breakfast and lunch. Contact SFC AmyBauer at 421-4990.