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April 25, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
The trip wires rigged to potentially deadly booby traps in a popular Utah recreation area were so slender they were practically invisible to the average eye. But James Schoeffler's eyes are not average. During his tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, it was Schoeffler's job to find such trip wires and dismantle the explosive devices to which they were attached. He never expected to find himself doing the same job in a forest in Utah. Authorities are lauding Schoeffler as a hero after he spotted trip wires to a pair of deadly traps just off Big Springs Trail in Provo Canyon.
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WORLD
October 31, 2013 | By Paul Richter
WASHINGTON - The ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee denounced the CIA's year-old program to provide military training to moderate Syrian rebels, saying it was “incredibly, incredibly slow” and had so far instructed only about 1,000 fighters. During testimony Thursday by U.S. Ambassador to Syria Robert Ford, Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) questioned whether the covert training program, nonlethal aid to the rebels and other U.S. assistance adds up to a genuine strategy for ending the civil war that erupted in early 2011.
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SPORTS
April 17, 2004 | From Associated Press
For years, Tiger Woods heard his Green Beret father talk about life in the military and felt the stir of curiosity. After spending four days at this sprawling Army post, the golf great now knows some of what Earl Woods experienced as a soldier 40 years ago. Woods trained with various Army units, fired weapons, awoke early for four-mile runs and twice jumped from a plane.
WORLD
August 28, 2013 | By Tracy Wilkinson
MEXICO CITY -- The long quest to bring the Salvadoran military killers of six Jesuit priests to justice has received a significant boost, human rights activists say, with the sentencing of a former commander -- on unrelated charges in a faraway Boston court. The activists say the 21-month jail term for former Col. Inocente Orlando Montano will give a Spanish court time to extradite him to Spain, where he would stand trial for the 1989 slayings. “The important thing is to have him in custody,” said attorney Almudena Bernabeu of the San Francisco-based Center for Justice and Accountability, which has been championing the case.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 28, 1989 | From Reuters
The Palestine Liberation Organization will hold a one-month course in military training for 1,000 Palestinian children, the United Arab Emirates newspaper Al Ittihad said Thursday. The paper said in a report from Aden that the boys and girls all live in Arab states and include for the first time 100 children from Egypt. The paper quoted PLO sources as saying the course will take place at the Palestinian Al Yarmouk camp in the South Yemeni capital next week.
NEWS
August 31, 2004 | Ashley Powers
Military training at Camp Roberts will shrink the area accessible to deer, dove and wild pig hunters and limit people allowed to track game at the base north of Paso Robles. An area called East Garrison is the only section open today through Monday for 50 to 100 hunters a day, says Department of Fish and Game biologist Jeff Cann. Entry is first-come, first-served. The restrictions don't affect anglers, who can fish on Wednesday, the start of the general dove hunting season.
NATIONAL
March 9, 2003 | From Times Wire Reports
A T-38 military training jet crashed in a residential area in the Panhandle, hitting two houses, officials said. The pilot ejected and escaped with minor injuries, and no one on the ground was hurt. The plane crashed in Valparaiso, 53 miles east of Pensacola and outside Eglin Air Force Base at 1:45 p.m., said Lt. Col. Debbie Millett, a base spokeswoman. Millett said the jet was based at Holloman Air Force Base in Alamogordo, N.M.
NEWS
April 14, 1995 | From Associated Press
A federal appeals court opened the way Thursday for Shannon Faulkner to become the first woman to take part in military training at The Citadel. A panel of the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals agreed that South Carolina's all-male military college violated Faulkner's rights under the equal protection clause of the 14th Amendment in refusing to admit her. The 2-1 decision upheld an order last July by U.S. District Judge C.
NEWS
June 23, 1986 | From Reuters
Thousands of Iraqi university students and their professors headed for the Persian Gulf war front today to spend their summer holidays in military training camps. This is the first time since the 5 1/2-year-old war with Iran began that university students have gone near the front. An Arab diplomat said, however, that it was clear from official statements that they would not engage in combat.
SPORTS
March 17, 2004 | Thomas Bonk, Times Staff Writer
Tiger Woods is joining the Army. Well, for four days anyway. Woods will trade his golf clothes for fatigues for four days of military training at Ft. Bragg in North Carolina, beginning April 12, the day after the Masters. Woods' father, Earl, ultimately a Green Beret in Vietnam, went through basic training there. No matter how rigorous the training might be, Woods is ready, according to Mark Steinberg, Woods' agent at IMG. "Whatever they do, he's going to do," Steinberg said Tuesday.
NATIONAL
March 19, 2013 | By Tony Perry, David Zucchino and Louis Sahagun, Los Angeles Times
HAWTHORNE, Nev. - As the U.S. has fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Marine Corps has considered the sprawling and remote Hawthorne Army Depot an invaluable site for realistic training - its wide-open spaces supporting live-fire exercises, its climate, elevation and terrain similar to much of Afghanistan. But with realism comes danger. On Monday night a 60-millimeter mortar round exploded at the facility outside Reno, killing at least seven Marines and injuring eight - seven Marines and a Navy corpsman.
WORLD
January 17, 2013 | By Henry Chu, This post has been updated. See the note below for details.
LONDON - The European Union on Thursday authorized sending a military training mission to Mali to help the African nation fend off the Islamist rebels that have taken over a broad swath of territory. The EU said the mission would provide instruction to the Malian army on matters of command and control, logistics, civilian protection and humanitarian law. It would not involve combat. [Updated 8:05 a.m. Jan. 17: EU foreign ministers said they hoped to launch the training mission to Mali by mid-February at the latest.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 7, 2012 | By Susan Carpenter, Los Angeles Times
The Warrior's Heart A memoir By Eric Greitens Houghton Mifflin, 288 pp.: $16.99, for ages 12 and up Eric Greitens came from the humblest of beginnings to become a Rhodes scholar, a national boxing champion, a PhD, a Navy SEAL, an Iraq war veteran, a humanitarian and a bestselling author from writing about his experiences. Now the 38-year-old is back with "The Warrior's Heart," a young-adult adaptation of his bestselling memoir for adults, "The Heart and the Fist," that offers living proof of its tag line: Becoming a Man of Compassion and Courage.
NATIONAL
April 25, 2012 | By Rene Lynch
The trip wires rigged to potentially deadly booby traps in a popular Utah recreation area were so slender they were practically invisible to the average eye. But James Schoeffler's eyes are not average. During his tours of duty in Iraq and Afghanistan, it was Schoeffler's job to find such trip wires and dismantle the explosive devices to which they were attached. He never expected to find himself doing the same job in a forest in Utah. Authorities are lauding Schoeffler as a hero after he spotted trip wires to a pair of deadly traps just off Big Springs Trail in Provo Canyon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 2011 | By Tony Perry, Los Angeles Times
Some of the most fearsome military personnel in the world train on this rocky, windswept island: Marine infantry and Navy SEALs. But the largest mammal native to the island ? average size, 3 to 4 pounds ? is not afraid of them at all. That's a problem on a 22-mile-long island with a ship-to-shore/air-to-ground bombardment range on its south end, beaches for amphibious assault training on the north and a heavily traveled road down its spine. The San Clemente Island fox ( Urocyon littoralis )
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 13, 2010 | By Stephen Ceasar, Los Angeles Times
For years this tiny desert town in western Imperial County has been a haven for retirees and others who desire a slow and quiet existence. Howard Kelly, 62, a Vietnam War veteran, moved here to escape the urban noise that triggers his incapacitating post-traumatic stress disorder. Joseph Asciutto, 64, a retired firefighter from San Diego, built a home in this stark landscape he visited as a boy and grew to love, and which he now calmly observes from a lawn chair on his front porch.
NEWS
June 29, 2000 | From Associated Press
The Navy concluded its exercises on Vieques Island on Wednesday after three days of bombing that sparked protests and ended with scores of activists arrested and four Navy personnel reported injured. "Ships and aircraft of the USS George Washington Carrier Battle Group successfully completed essential combat training [in Vieques] prior to deploying in the Mediterranean and Arabian Gulf this summer," the Navy said in a statement.
NATIONAL
September 25, 2010 | By David Zucchino, Los Angeles Times
Their parachutes were rigged. Their weapons were secured. Three days of food and supplies were strapped to their bodies. In full combat gear, hundreds of paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division dropped from the North Carolina sky at 23 feet per second. They hit the ground hard and scrambled to their feet, rifles ready. It was only an exercise, but for paratroopers just back from Afghanistan and Iraq it was a back-to-the-future moment, part of a new training focus that looks beyond America's current counterinsurgency wars.
BUSINESS
August 25, 2010 | By Richard Verrier, Los Angeles Times
Actress Shannon Lucio has just overpowered two rogue cops using everything from a pants belt to a shard of glass. She applied the "one mind, many weapons" technique taught to her by former Marine Sgt. Jon Barton, who was watching the action unfold as the cameras rolled inside a former shoe warehouse in North Hollywood on Sunday night. Barton trained Lucio, who plays a CIA-trained assassin in an indie action feature called "Insert," in various combat techniques and the proper way to fire handguns.
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