Tags: Delta/Juab/Manti/Richfield/Track and Field Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNEPHI, Utah-Monday, Juab High School hosted the Juab Invitational, which was postponed from earlier this month because of bad weather. With this being the final tune-up before the prestigious BYU Invitational Friday and Saturday, several Mid-Utah Radio Sports Network athletes excelled.The Juab boys won the title, posting 141.5 points and edging second-place Manti, who finished with 130 points. Delta finished fourth overall with 68 points.Carbon’s girls won the title with 137 points, while Juab placed second overall with 111 points. Richfield was fourth with 55 points and Manti placed sixth overall with 51 points.The Richfield girls won the medley relay title in a time of 4:35.33 as the team consisted of Brynn Christensen, Brianna Davis-Mitchell, Passion Reitz and SeOnna Southwick.Manti’s boys won the medley relay crown, posting a time of 3:41 22 with a team comprised of Cooper Parry, Lance Fowles, Jaden Sterner and Riley Searle.Delta’s Savannah Nielson won the girls’ 110-meter hurdles title in a time of 16.84 seconds, while Juab’s Ronnie Walker swept the 100 and 200-meter dash titles in times of 12.75 and 26.29 seconds, respectively.Manti’s Lance Fowles won the boys’ 100-meter dash title in a time of 11.70 seconds and his teammate, Jordan Cheney swept the 1600 (4:43.47) and 3200 (10:20.23) meter run titles.The Manti boys also excelled in the 4 x 100 relay, posting a time of 46.77 seconds. In this event, the Templars’ team consisted of Keenan Moulton, Travis Thomson, Jaden Sterner and Lance Fowles.In the 300-meter hurdles, the girls’ champion was Delta’s Adi Nielson in a time of 47.84 seconds, while for the boys, Mcray Stevens took the title for Juab, in a time of 41.38 seconds.Delta’s Dallin Draper showcased his speed in the boys’ 200-meter dash, winning it in a time of 21.63 seconds.The girls’ 3200-meter run saw Juab’s Maura Williams take the title in a time of 12:34.79, easily outdistancing runner-up and teammate, Whitney Slater, who finished second in a time of 13:18.72.The Delta Rabbits took the boys’ 4 x 400 relay title in a time of 3:43.07. The Rabbits were represented in this event by Trey Brough, Jaymen Brough, Dax Brough and Oran Finlinson.In the girls’ long jump, Richfield’s Melissa Crane won the title with a leap of 17-00.25 feet.Juab’s Parley Kay won the boys’ high jump with a leap of 5 feet 8 inches and his teammate, Jackson Rowley won the boys’ javelin title with a toss of 155-06 feet.Richfield’s Abigail Woolsey won the girls’ javelin crown with a toss of 110-07 feet while Reese Darrington of Juab won the boys’ shot put title, posting a toss of 43-00.50 feet.In the girls’ shot put, Kjerstin Birch of Manti won the title with a toss of 31-09 feet.Finally, the boys’ discus title was won by Juab’s Ty Durbin with a throw of 124-08 feet. April 30, 2018 /Sports News – Local Juab Boys, Carbon Girls, win at Juab Invitational Brad James
June 1, 2016 View post tag: US Navy Back to overview,Home naval-today Insitu to start production of first drone systems for US Navy Share this article The U.S. Navy has awarded Insitu Inc., a Washington-based UAV manufacturer, a contract to produce initial six RQ-21A Blackjack unmanned aircraft systems.Under the $71.55 million contract, Insitu, a Boeing company, will deliver the air vehicles, ground control stations, launch and recovery equipment, shipboard equipment kits, and systems engineering and program management.The RQ-21A Blackjack system is, at 61 kg, a larger twin-tailed follow-on to the ScanEagle; modular and multi-mission capable, providing roll-on, roll-off transitions between land and maritime environments.The aircraft can safeguard military bases and activities through a pattern of life identification and explosive device detection. The electro-optic/infrared (EO/IR) payloads support real-time monitoring to provide indications and threat warnings.Insitu was awarded the Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) contract in 2010 to begin development of RQ-21A Blackjack. Other competitors were Raytheon’s Killer Bee, AAI’s Aerosonde, and the General Dynamics/Elbit Systems Storm.The program began Low Rate Initial Production in 2013 and in 2014 Blackjack deployed in an Early Operational Capability capacity for the Marine Corps. The program of record for the United States Marine Corps and United States Navy is the first organic and dedicated multi-intelligence Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) for USMC and USN tactical commanders.Work on the first six systems will be performed in Bingen, Washington and Hood River, Oregon. View post tag: Insitu View post tag: RQ-21A Blackjack Insitu to start production of first drone systems for US Navy Authorities
By Raúl Sánchez-Azuara/Diálogo June 12, 2019 The U.S. Inter-American Air Forces Academy (IAAFA) hosted an event for military officers and delegates from Belize, Brazil, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uruguay. The nations took part in the IV Western Hemisphere Exchange Symposium (WHES IV) in San Antonio, Texas, on May 20-24, 2019. The yearly symposium gathers nations of the hemisphere to exchange information and experiences on disaster relief and humanitarian assistance operations, counternarcotics operations, and air and maritime strategies. “We are here fundamentally about education and training, on IAAFA’s mission. We work to solve our challenges, our problems, to share perspectives, knowledge, ideas, and to make a difference for our people across this hemisphere,” said U.S. Air Force Major General Mark E. Weatherington, Deputy Commander, Air Education and Training Command, Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, Texas. The symposium is an open forum for regional high commanders to present their progress and challenges, with organized crime as a common issue. “The U.S. initiative enables us to [figure out] what is happening to us, our problems, and also to meet in person, so that we can work in a combined way,” Brigadier General Javier Rene Barrientos Alvarado, commander of the Honduran Air Force, told Diálogo. “It’s a great opportunity for all countries to cooperate and operate with better outcomes.” In the case of El Salvador, narcotrafficking and gangs cause unrest among the population. “That gang-narcotrafficking combination causes grief and death to families and countries threatened by these scourges,” said Army Colonel Carlos Alberto Tejada Murcia, head of the Salvadoran Armed Forces’ Engineering Command. “One of the Salvadoran gangs, the so-called MS-13 [Mara Salvatrucha], has the scope of a transnational criminal organization.” For four days, the officers presented the most efficient ways to confront common threats. Experiences and information shared helped attendees to find specific solutions to local problems. “Honduras was one of the most violent countries in the world,” Gen. Barrientos told Diálogo. “We did a deep restructuring and purge of the National Police and Armed Forces to strengthen both institutions.” “The changes implemented in our country in the last six years have worked,” Army Colonel Hugo Lorenzo Coca Cantarero, Operations deputy director of the Honduran Armed Forces, told Diálogo. “In 2012 we had 86 murders per 100,000 inhabitants, and we have now reduced it by 50 percent.” In 2018, the average murder rate went down to 40 per 100,000 inhabitants, after authorities fired 4,000 corrupt police agents, increased education, training, and wages, and hired new personnel in security institutions, the Inter-American Development Bank indicated in its report How Did Honduras Cut its Homicide Rate by Half The goal now is to train and certify 23,000 new agents by 2023, the report said. Guatemala’s initial solution was a considerable investment to improve the Armed Forces’ capabilities. “We bought planes, recovered helicopters, optimized 3D radar systems for airspace surveillance, and conducted a combined, comprehensive effort to counter transnational crime,” Brigadier General Timo Hernández Duarte, commander of the Guatemalan Air Force, told Diálogo. The rule of law is under constant attack from traffickers and other criminals. “They control sections of towns and cities, bribing government officials, murdering judges and police officers, as well as friends and partners of ours, and common citizens,” U.S. Air Force Lieutenant General Michael T. Plehn, U.S. Southern Command deputy commanding general, said at the meeting. “[For] the U.S. Southern Command, the competition is deadly; many of you take part in it on everyday, and it destroys tens of thousands of lives in our neighborhood every year. It’s a competition [where] we all participate actively,” said Gen. Barrientos. “We have to work together; we must trust each other so that we can conduct better operations,” he concluded.