Ohio Army National Guard’s Garfield Joint Military Training Center: A Vital Training Site for Midwest Units

The Garfield Joint Military Training Center, located in Portage and Trumbull counties in Ohio, serves as a vital training site for the Ohio Army National Guard. Covering approximately 21,000 acres of land, the training center is equipped with a variety of small arms and machine gun weapons and ranges. These facilities are utilized for training events that cater to the needs of both weekend warriors and annual training exercises for Army and other Department of …

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Families of Uvalde School Shooting Victims Take Legal Action Against Companies in Training Allegations

Uvalde, Texas – Families of victims of the Uvalde school shooting have taken new legal action against three companies they claim played a role in training the gunman for the deadly attack. The lawsuit targets Meta Platforms, the parent company of Instagram, the makers of the video game series Call Of Duty, and the manufacturer of the gun used in the shooting that occurred in May 2022. On the two-year anniversary of the tragedy, the …

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University of North Carolina Considers Mandatory Active Shooter Training Following Campus Shooting

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – Following a tragic on-campus shooting that resulted in a campus-wide lockdown, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is considering mandatory active shooter training for faculty, staff, and students. In response to the shooting incident, UNC conducted a thorough review facilitated by a third-party group, gathering feedback from over 70 individuals. The comprehensive five-page report outlined recommendations aimed at enhancing campus safety, including the implementation of centralized building safety guidelines, …

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Multi-Agency Training Exercise Features Boat Explosion Simulation in San Diego Harbor

San Diego, California – A multi-agency training exercise conducted by San Diego Lifeguards focused on simulating a boat explosion in the harbor. The scenario aimed to test the coordinated response of rescue teams from 18 different state, federal, and local agencies in handling various worst-case maritime incidents. This collaborative effort highlighted the importance of coordination in managing large-scale emergencies at sea, as emphasized by San Diego Fire-Rescue’s Lifeguard Division Chief James Gartland. Gartland stressed the …

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Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Dies 6 Months After Training Range Fire Incident

Los Angeles, California – A tragic incident has led to the passing of Deputy Alfredo “Freddy” Flores, a veteran Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputy. Flores, 51, succumbed to severe burns sustained in a fire at one of the department’s mobile shooting ranges in Castaic. The incident occurred in October, and despite six months of treatment at Valley Presbyterian Hospital, Flores tragically passed away on Saturday. Flores, with 22 years of service in the department, had …

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BMW Launches Armored Car Driving School for Security Professional Training

Mexico City, Mexico – The allure of armored cars has always been intriguing, especially those directly offered by auto manufacturers. Companies like Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz have been producing armored versions of their vehicles for decades, catering to heads of state, CEOs, mobsters, and celebrities. These luxury armored cars not only provide protection from bullets but also from bombs. Movies like “James Bond,” “Mission: Impossible,” and “The Transporter” have only fueled the desire to drive …

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Explosion During SWAT Training Exercise Injures 16 Orange County Deputies

Orange County, California – A recent training exercise at an FBI facility in Irvine resulted in injuries to sixteen Orange County sheriff’s SWAT deputies. The incident, which occurred on March 13, involved an unexpected explosion during the training session, leading to various injuries among the deputies. Authorities have confirmed that the last of the injured deputies was discharged from the hospital over the weekend. Additionally, some of the deputies have already returned to work following …

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SWAT Team Members Injured in Explosive Training Exercise, FBI Leads Investigation

Irvine, California – A routine joint training exercise involving a SWAT team and the Sheriff’s Hazardous Devices Section took a terrifying turn on Wednesday when an explosion occurred, sending 16 team members to the hospital, with one requiring surgery for a leg injury. The incident happened around 1 p.m. during the training at the FBI Special Agent Jerry Crowe Regional Tactical Training Facility. According to authorities, 15 team members were transported from the remote Irvine …

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16 SWAT Team Members Injured in Indoor Explosion During Training Exercise in Irvine, California

IRVINE, CALIFORNIA – A training exercise involving the Orange County Sheriff Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) team took a dangerous turn, leaving 16 team members injured after an indoor explosion. The incident occurred during a session with the Sheriff’s Hazardous Devices Section at the FBI Special Agent Jerry Crowe Regional Tactical Training Facility in Irvine. According to a statement released by the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD), 15 SWAT team members were transferred to local …

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Explosion at FBI Training Facility in California Leaves 16 Injured, Investigation Underway

Irvine, California – A training exercise at the FBI Special Agent Jerry Crowe Regional Tactical Training Facility in Irvine, California turned into chaos when an explosion injured at least 16 members of the Orange County Sheriff SWAT team. The incident occurred during a joint training exercise with the Sheriff’s Hazardous Devices Section, commonly known as the bomb squad. Details surrounding the explosion remain unclear, as authorities have not disclosed the specifics of the incident. However, …

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