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  • Title: Laughing Wolf |Laughing Wolf
    Descriptive info: .. Laughing Wolf.. Skip to content.. Home.. About.. Awards, Honors, Achievements.. Resume.. Vita.. Blogrolls.. Books.. Disclaimer.. Gallery.. Favorites.. Food.. Iraq.. Wolves.. Services.. Consulting Communications.. Consulting Emergency Preparedness/Security.. Consulting Partnerships.. Freelance.. Public Speaking.. Sponsors.. Support.. Older posts.. The Story Behind The Caption On My FB Banner Photos.. Posted on.. May 13, 2013.. |.. Leave a comment.. Update below.. I put up two new banner photos the other day, which is not unusual in and of itself.. I am trying to remember to rotate the banners on my personal page and my.. professional page.. monthly.. It s a way of changing things up, inviting comments and discussions, and otherwise sharing a bit of my work.. This time, however, the banners both bear an embedded caption stating something close to I ve been to Iraq Twice, and No, I am Not A Combat Veteran.. This has puzzled a few people so I wanted to explain why I did this.. No, I m not complaining about not being a combat veteran nor about having gone to Iraq twice.. Frankly, I count my embeds there as two of the best things that ever happened to me.. The reason why I put this here has to do with.. this post.. ,.. , and a trip backwards to.. The short version is, a reality TV show I had never heard of had one of the people on it busted out for stolen valor, as in falsifying information about his service.. He had served, but not as claimed.. POS got booted.. That wasn t the end of it.. Apparently, one of the other people on it named Joe Teti and to my mind they qualify as neither star nor celebrity was indicating they were a combat veteran and his service came into question.. Jonn, founder of This Ain t Hell, ended up speaking with this person, reviewed his records, and came out in support of this person.. In my opinion, Jonn gave him a pass on implying or stating that he was a combat veteran.. I think Jonn was way too kind, as the person in question left service in 2001 after nine years, with no combat service while in uniform.. He apparently went over later as a contractor, but I am one of those who says that to be a combat veteran with all that implies, one has to have been in combat in uniform.. It was a meh issue for me, though there was a good discussion on the subject in the comments.. For some reason no one can quite figure out, the reality TV person decided to repay Jonn s kindness, and make no mistake it was a kindness, by making all sorts of outrageous statements about Jonn and TAH on Facebook, and sending his useful idiots to attack and harass a real combat veteran who now happens to be 100 percent disabled.. Oh, and he bravely challenged Jonn to fight.. For me, reading the rantings posted (and he deleted some of them, thank goodness for screen caps), told me all I need to know.. Joe Teti is either stupid in the can t be fixed category and really can t understand the difference between comments and links and what the author wrote, or, a lying, backstabbing blue falcon who will do anything for publicity.. Either way, he s a POS who deserves no further consideration and benefit of the doubt.. In my book (and opinion) he is not a combat veteran for having been a contractor than I am for doing combat embeds.. He is no brother in arms either, as by his actions he has forfeited what he had earned by his previous service.. He is also not worth further discussion, links, or consideration.. So, that s why there are words on my current banner pictures.. UPDATE: TSO gives a devastating response to the PR hound.. here.. Posted in.. Bust Their Chops.. An Incentive (Two Actually).. May 3, 2013.. In raising funds for Normandy and two upcoming embeds, it is clear that incentives help.. While the lower end is covered for now, clearly something more is needed for the upper end.. So, here are two items antiques, not new that are now available for anyone donating $3,500 or more.. They are as is, and shipping and all related costs are not included, but are the sole responsibility of the recipient.. This is a limited-time offer.. Dresser with mirror.. First up is a marble-top dresser with mirror.. I ve played with the exposure and contrast a bit to bring out some of the detail on the woodworking, which also brought out a bit of the color.. Know that in regular to low light, it is much darker in appearance than this.. The bottom part below the last drawer is a semi-hidden drawer.. So, you have 5 drawers, not four.. Currently in storage, it is in fair shape.. Again, it will be given as is.. Next is a very unique china cabinet, contents not included, that has drawn considerable interest in the past.. Again, I ve played with contrast and exposure to bring out detail, and it is darker in appearance in regular to low light.. High intensity light, like the flash, really brings out the wonderful color below.. I have unofficial appraisals that are more than double the donation.. Again, it is being provided as a prize as is, and shipping and all related costs are not included.. A closer view of some of the amazing detail.. A vertical view.. A view from the other side.. A view of a foot.. Again, I stress (per the legal beagles) that these are being given as a prize for donation.. as is.. , and that.. shipping and all related costs are not included.. There is no warranty, guarantee, or other offer or consideration involved.. Please note that both are much darker  ...   static line jumps with a club.. It was terrifying, amazing, awe-inspiring, and some of the most fun you can have with your clothes on.. I quit doing it for several reasons, including temporarily damaging my knee trying to kick start a friend s motorcycle (a story for another day).. And, variations of Oh Shit! were not uncommon but as far as I know, no one ever needed this particular arrangement.. Well, there was one case that I a amazed the person jumping didn t let loose the sphincters, and will always wonder a bit if she did.. Ifni knows that she caused almost all the rest of us to do so.. Yes, jumping is not for everyone and it is terrifying to throw yourself out/let go (and letting go is the key here and elsewhere).. To cast away safety and the mundane is always scary, to let yourself go and trust in others.. Lots that can be said here, but And, yes, I was one of those that always packed my own shoot, even on my first jump.. Before I get too distracted and philosophical, there were always those who came just to try a jump, who wanted the thrill and sometimes they got hooked.. We jumped as safe as possible, with auto-openers on the reserves and for the tourists there were helmets with voice-activated radios and such so that additional coaching beyond what was covered before hand (and some of that) could be given in real-time.. This attractive young lady, however, almost managed to circumvent every safety precaution in place, out of pure panic.. We knew she was going to be fun even before she went up, but it was confirmed the moment she let go of the plane she ran.. Running is not uncommon in jumpers, and to be honest it is funny as all get outs to see someone running in the air in such a way that had they been on the ground they would have done 0-60 in about 3.. 3 seconds.. In this case, however, she didn t just run.. She screamed.. If someone is screaming constantly with no break for intake of breath (as far as we could tell), guess what that does to a voice activated radio? That s right, no way to coach from the ground.. Thankfully, no problems on the line and the shoot opened.. She kept screaming and running.. She thrashed around in the harness, grabbed the steering toggles, and pulled both.. Toggles are nice, easy, and simple.. Want to go one way? Pull the correct toggle and turn.. Want to go back the other way? Pull the other toggle.. Want to drop very quickly and do a good imitation of a rock? Pull both.. She did.. She dropped, and the screaming went up in pitch.. For some reason, maybe it was all of us yelling at her from the ground, she let go and came on down.. Still running.. Right onto the parking apron of the airport.. No PLF, I swear I think she was still running as she hit, and pitched face forward at a good clip onto the parking apron.. That God looks after drunks, fools, and idiots I am convinced, because when we raced over to her, she got up, and didn t have a scrape on her.. No teeth in the asphalt, no scrapes, no tears in the jump suit, nothing.. I was so busy checking that out that I forgot to check the seat of her pants.. It was then that she chose to strike terror into our hearts yet again.. She made the comment that it wasn t so bad, that she might like to do it again.. I think she was surprised and possibly a little hurt at how fast she was removed from the jump suit, her gear taken away, thanked for coming out to play, and just about literally thrown into the car/her car.. No Shit Stories.. Normandy 2013.. April 4, 2013.. This year s events and ceremonies at Normandy are shaping up to be sad on many levels.. It appears that the sequester is cutting back US participation.. The number of D-Day veterans shrinks every day, and the number of survivors who will be able to attend this year is very limited.. Who knows how many, if any, will be able to attend next year.. So, I am trying to raise the funds to go spend three weeks at Normandy this year, to document what remains, the ceremonies, and the survivors.. If possible, I hope to capture events and interviews on film, but also on video as well.. I have hope that I will be able to spend some time with the survivors, and try to get their stories down for future generations while we still can.. Please help me get there.. At the link, you will be able to see a cost breakdown, goals, and more.. Anything helps, and if you can t donate money, please spread the word!.. Embeds.. A Most Delightful Evening.. April 3, 2013.. Over at Blackfive.. , I have up the tale of a wonderful Monday evening at.. The Bourbon Bar/Southern Art.. restaurant at the.. Buckhead Intercontinental Hotel.. The feature event was a tasting of the always excellent products of.. Willett Distillery.. Go check it out.. Search for:.. Recent Posts.. Recent Comments.. 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  • Title: About | Laughing WolfLaughing Wolf
    Descriptive info: The Laughing Wolf is the punditry and editorial site of writer, photographer, and raconteur C.. Blake Powers.. It is independent in politics and covers topics including journalism, military, weapons, preparedness, space, science, cooking, food and wine, product reviews, and even spirituality.. For more information on the author, go here.. For more information on any other topic, simply ask, or go bribe him with hits to the Bard’s Jar or with good ale at a bar, and you will probably get much more than you ever truly wanted to know.. To Support LW.. The Bard s Jar.. Follow on.. Facebook.. You Tube.. BIO: Award-winning writer and photographer C.. Blake Powers has more than 25 years experience in communications, including work in high technology and biomedical journalism, public relations, and marketing.. He is a 1978 graduate of Stratford Academy, where he also did a NSF summer studies program in energy and national policy.. He studied engineering, English, and psychology at Auburn University before completing his bachelor s degree in journalism at Columbia College Chicago.. As part of his undergraduate studies he served a photographic internship at Playboy magazine and earned his private pilot s license in 1980.. He earned his MS in Communications at the University of Tennessee in 1989, and earned a certificate in International Marketing and Management from UAH in 1991.. in addition, he has has undergone Air Force physiological training  ...   Senior Science Writer for Schneider Services International in support of PAO operations at the U.. Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center where he managed disaster preparedness planning, productivity analysis, office automation development, and edited the base technical magazine among other duties.. After earning his Master s, he worked for Essex Corporation, where he was the project manager (publications) for for the First United States Microgravity Laboratory mission (USML-1), the Second United States Microgravity Laboratory mission (USML-2), the Astro-2 mission, the Gamma Ray Observatory lesson from space (flight visual), Spacelab J mission, and the first Tethered Satellite System mission (TSS-1).. After a time doing freelance work, he was hired by CST, Inc.. to be the Director of Outreach for NASA s Space Product Development Program.. He then worked at Purdue doing marketing for the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.. While there, he took vacation to serve two embeds in Iraq in 2007/2008.. Most recently, he helped co-found and serves as CEO for Cooking with the Troops, a 501(c)(3) charity that supports U.. and Allied troops, families, and caregivers.. In addition to print and broadcast work for a variety of outlets worldwide, he is also the author of The Soviet Watchers (his Master s thesis) and A Different View: Travels with Team Easy, Iraq 2007.. One Response to.. Pingback:.. Leave a Reply.. Cancel reply.. You must be.. logged in.. to post a comment..

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  • Title: Awards, Honors, & Achievements | Laughing WolfLaughing Wolf
    Descriptive info: Letters of Commendation from Mr.. Joseph H.. Rothenberg (Associate Administrator, Office of Space Flight), Dr.. Kathie L.. Olsen (Associate Administrator, Office of Life and Microgravity Science and Applications), and Mr.. A.. G.. Stephenson (Director, Marshall Space Flight Center) for work with the Human Exploration and Development of Space (HEDS) exhibit at the American Association of Retired Persons and American Telemedicine Association conventions, August 17, 2000.. Letter of Commendation for excellent and highly professional service from Robin Henderson, Acting Manager, Microgravity Research Program Office, January 26, 2000.. NASA Group Achievement Award, Space Product Development Program STS-95 Team, for dedicated service and exceptional contributions to the successful flight of 8 Space Product Development Payloads with 26 different commercial investigations on STS-95.. Certificate of Appreciation, Protein Crystal Growth on STS-95: This certificate is presented to Blake Powers in recognition of your outstanding achievements.. Certificate of Appreciation, MSL-1 Mission: “This certificate is presented to Blake Powers in appreciation of your contributions to the MSL-1Mission.. Tartan Award, Clan Donnachaidh Society of the South, For Outstanding Service To The Clan During 1997.. Presented at the Stone Mountain Highland Games, October, 1997.. President s Award, Clan Donnachaidh Society of the South, For Outstanding Service To The Clan During 1996.. Presented at the Stone Mountain Highland Games, October 19, 1996.. NASA Group Achievement Award, Astro-2 Mission Team, For dedicated service and exceptional contributions to mission preparation and operations that were essential to the outstanding success of the Astro-2 mission.. NASA Group Achievement Award, USML-2 Mission Team, For dedicated service and exceptional contributions to mission preparation and operations that were essential to the success of the USML-2 Mission.. NASA Group Achievement Award, ATLAS-3 Mission Team, For dedicated service and exceptional contributions to mission preparation and operations that were essential to the success of the ATLAS-3 mission.. Certificate of Appreciation, USML-2 Mission: This Certificate is presented to C.. Blake Powers in recognition of your contribution to the successful flight of the Second United States Microgravity Laboratory flown aboard Columbia, STS-73, October 20 November 5, 1995.. Excellence in Technical Communication Award, Society for Technical Communication Huntsville/North Alabama Chapter Technical Publications Competition, Informational Brochures category, for Astro-2: Continuing Exploration of the Invisible Universe, January 23, 1995.. Achievement in Technical Art Award, Society for Technical Communication Huntsville and Birmingham Chapters Technical Publications Competition, Annual Report Design category, for Microgravity Experiments Projects Office 1992 Annual Report,  ...   exceptional contributions to the integration and operation of the USML-1 payload, extending man’s knowledge of materials science, fluid dynamics, biotechnology, and combustion science.. ”, February 10, 1993.. Best of Show Award (Writing and Editing), Society for Technical Communication Huntsville and Birmingham Chapters Technical Publications Competition, Technical Reports category, for The First Mission of The Tethered Satellite System brochure, January 21, 1993.. Distinguished Technical Communication Award (Writing and Editing), Society for Technical Communication Huntsville and Birmingham Chapters Technical Publications Competition, Technical Reports category, for The First Mission of The Tethered Satellite System brochure, January 21, 1993.. Commendation, from NASA Administrator Daniel Goldin and Marshall Space Flight Center Director T.. J.. Lee, In recognition of outstanding support to the USML-1 mission flown aboard the orbiter Columbia, June 25, 1992.. , August 4, 1992.. Certificate of Appreciation, Astro-1 Mission: The National Aeronautics and Space Administration presents this certificate to Blake Powers in grateful appreciation of your contributions to the successful flight of the Astro-1 manned astrophysics observatory.. NASA Group Achievement Award, Astro-1 Public Affairs Team, For exemplary contributions to an extremely effective public affairs campaign that focused national attention on the very successful Astro-1 Spacelab mission.. , March 24, 1992.. NASA Group Achievement Award, Astro-1 Space Classroom Assignment: The Stars Team, Office of Human Resources and Education, In recognition of exceptional contributions to NASA s educational goals through an unique outreach project to enhance space science in our Nation s classrooms.. , March 10, 1992.. Merit Award (Writing and Editing), Society for Technical Communication Huntsville/North Alabama Chapter Technical Publications Competition, Technical Reports category, for the Astro-1 Postmission Summary Report, January 14, 1992.. Achievement Award (Writing), Society for Technical Communication Huntsville/North Alabama Chapter Technical Publications Competition, Technical Reports category, for Unlocking the Mysteries of the Universe: A Guide to Astro-1 Observations, January 14, 1992.. Who s Who in Science and Engineering, Premier Edition, selected for inclusion 1991.. Kappa Tau Alpha, the National Journalism Honorary, inducted 1990.. Bickle Scholar, the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 1988-1989.. Certificate of Appreciation, for outstanding support to AEDC security police, Arnold AFB, 1987.. Right Stuff Award, U.. S.. Space Academy, 1986.. Second Place, Professional Photojournalism, Auburn University Chapter of Sigma Delta Chi Statewide Exhibition of Professional and Amateur Photography, April 29, 1982.. Eagle Scout Award with Silver Palm, Boy Scouts of America, 1975.. God and Country Award, Boy Scouts of America, 1974..

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  • Title: Resume | Laughing WolfLaughing Wolf
    Descriptive info: Million dollar results in marketing, public relations, and new business development comes from a proven understanding of a rapidly changing media environment, the ability to craft effective and efficient strategic plans, and bring together diverse stakeholders and C- and E-level executives.. Special strengths include:.. • International experience and a certificate in International Marketing and Management.. • Service as liaison to BIO, National Association of Seed and Venture Funds, and other organizations.. • Proven disaster preparedness and crisis management/problem resolution credentials.. • Extensive work with new and social media operations.. • More than 10 years of full and collaborative management experience and more than 20 years experience in the field.. Professional Experience.. Strategic Management.. Successfully developed and implemented strategic communications/development plans that have involved coordination between different internal and external organizations as well as conformance to existing higher-level branding and development activities as an employee.. This includes supervisory experience of both internal staff and external vendors, hiring activities, and contract management and budgetary activities.. In addition, have advised clients on same as a consultant.. • Developed a list of target audiences and a five-year strategic plan of international scope for NASA’s Space Product Development Program; implemented using in-house teams and external vendors developed/contracted for tasks; and, met all major goals in 3.. 5 years.. This involved coordinating a unified campaign between the unique messages of NASA, Commercial Space Centers, host institutions, and other agencies and institutions so as to provide brand management, consistent messaging, and multi-level knowledge management and information placement.. Efforts credited by program manager with bringing in more than a million dollars in new investment from industry.. • Researched, developed, and implemented a strategic communications plan for Purdue’s Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering in less than three months; and, completing major objectives in less than three years, including development of visual identity and key branding segments and coordination with higher level branding.. Special emphasis was placed on web and video activities, with the Weldon WWW site serving as a flagship for the redesign of the College of Engineering web site.. In addition, an industry-style display was developed and used to significant effect at various events.. School head credits efforts with being critical to achieving Top 20 U.. News World Report graduate program ranking within three years.. • Developed disaster preparedness and crisis management plans and preparations, including security and other protocols.. Implemented plans as needed and have continued professional development including AF Security Police Augmenter training, NIMS, MEMS and basic search and rescue training.. Project Management.. Multiple successful projects have been completed on or ahead of schedule and at or under budget.. Many have involved rather intense coordination, including  ...   space (flight visual), Spacelab J mission, and the first Tethered Satellite System mission (TSS-1).. This included oversight on all publications and production schedules, editing, writing, and related issues, and in providing 24/7 support in Spacelab Control to the mission manager.. This work included console staffing, developing internal reports and logs, review of all materials, and distribution of mission management reports to all levels of NASA.. • While serving as a graduate research assistant, developed a review and tracking system for the large number of papers submitted to the American Journalism Historians Association annual conference.. Forms and process developed for this purpose received continued use as responsibility rotated to other universities.. • As Editor of.. Test Highlights.. , the USAF Arnold Engineering Development Center technical magazine, oversaw text and illustration development and monitored AEDC, Air Force and DoD clearance and approval cycles.. Developed computerized tracking system and archives for both the magazine and general press releases.. • Managed office automation development and procurement for the SSI public affairs office at the USAF Arnold Engineering Development Center, a project valued in excess of $75,000.. Also advised and otherwise assisted USAF Public Affairs with their office automation efforts.. • Managed disaster preparedness planning for the SSI public affairs office at the USAF Arnold Engineering Development Center, which included: Developing the first draft of an office disaster operations manual; developing computer generated internal emergency forms; developing pre-prepared press releases; stocking and upgrading of office crash kits; creating personal crash kits for key personnel; preparing for emergency IT operations; and procurement of necessary hardware.. • Served as the SSI PI/PA lead on the J-5 recovery effort following the malfunction of a rocket motor being tested.. Received multiple commendations for work on the project.. Education.. Certificate in International Marketing and Management, UAH Continuing Education, 1991.. MS in Communications, University of Tennessee, 1989.. BA, with honors, in Journalism, Columbia College Chicago, 1983.. Coursework in English, Engineering, and Psychology, Auburn University, 1978-1982.. Scholarship, National Science Foundation Summer Studies Program on Energy and National Policy, 1976.. Employment History.. CEO, Cooking with the Troops 2010-2012.. Special Assignment, New Social Media, Online Experience, Purdue University 2010-2010.. Marketing Consultant, Strategic Marketing Research, Purdue University 2009-2010.. Biomedical Engineering (BME) Project Editor, Purdue University 2005-2009.. New Media Principal, Consultant 2003-Present.. Consultant/Freelance 2002-2005.. Director of Outreach (CST, Inc.. ), NASA Space Product Development Program 1998-2002.. Powers Communications, President 1996-1998.. Writer II, Essex Corporation 1990-1996.. Senior Science Writer, SSI (USAF AEDC) 1985-1987.. Other.. CPL, Indiana Guard Reserve; Basic MEMS, 2012; Member, Kappa Tau Alpha (National Journalism Honorary); Bickle Scholar, University of Tennessee, 1988-1989; Right Stuff Award, U.. Space Academy, 1986; Eagle Scout with Silver Palm, 1975..

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  • Title: Vita | Laughing WolfLaughing Wolf
    Descriptive info: EDUCATION:.. MS Communications, University of Tennessee, 1989.. BA Journalism, with honors, Columbia College Chicago, 1983.. Scholarship, National Science Foundation Summer Studies Program, Subject: Energy and National Policy.. Researched energy sources, production, and emergency resources and plans.. Group report and recommendations forwarded to local, state, and federal officials.. Dr.. Frank A.. James, Project Director.. Wesleyan College, 1976.. PROFESSIONAL:.. Workshops.. 2010 Polarity Management Team Training Workshop, Purdue University;.. 2001 Small Is Beautiful (MEMs), 2001: A Genomics Oddessy, You Say Your Father Was A Chardonnay, SCIENCE DOT COM(MUNICATION): Ethics and Enterprise for Converging Media, (Leader) Science Interested Public roundtable discussion, NASW workshops, Berkeley, CA.. 2000 Murder Investigations, Then and Now, NASW workshop at National Museum of Health and Medicine, focusing on forensic anthropology and associated collections, Washington, DC.. 1990 Space Commercialization, TABES 90 conference, Huntsville, AL; and SF 101: Writing, Editing and Marketing Science Fiction, LibertyCon IV, Chattanooga, TN.. 1987 Nuclear Arms Race: Teaching Technical and Policy Aspects, American Association for the Advancement of Science annual conference, Chicago, IL.. 1984 Reader s Digest Magazine Writers Workshop, University of Georgia, Athens, GA.. Fellowships.. 2009 Fellow, Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, seminar on U.. Military: New President, New Outlook?.. February 15-20; Fellow, Knight Center for Specialized Journalism, seminar on Digital Life: Policy Privacy.. Online May 26-29.. Seminars.. 1994 You ve Communicated Brilliantly, But So What?, PRSA/IABC seminar, Nashville, TN;.. 1993 Access to Space, TABES 93 conference, Huntsville, AL; Space Science Overview, TABES 93 conference, Huntsville, AL; Space Station Freedom, TABES 93 conference, Huntsville, AL; and Materials Processing in Space, TABES 93 conference, Huntsville, AL.. 1991 Protein Crystal Growth Program Overview: History, Current Programs, and the Future of Protein Crystal Growth and Protein Crystallography, the Center for Macromolecular Crystallography, the University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL; Direct Solar Heated Furnace Satellite Technology Development, TABES 91 conference, Huntsville, AL; Recent Advancements in the Crystal Growth of GaAs Using the Liquid Phase Electro-Epitaxial (LPEE), TABES 91 conference, Huntsville, AL; Techniques for the Reduction of Natural Convection Effects in Bridgman Furnaces, TABES 91 conference, Huntsville, AL; Astro-1 Science Results Colloquium, Marshall Space Flight Center, AL.. 1990 Targeted Technology Markets: 1.. Japan: Competitor/Customer, and 2.. Finding and Developing Commercial Markets, TABES 90 conference, Huntsville, AL; and A World to Secure: The Role of the Liberal Arts in Technical Education, TABES 90 conference, Huntsville, AL.. 1986 U.. Space Academy, Huntsville, AL.. Courses.. 2012 National Incident Management System (NIMS), An Introduction (IS700); Introduction to Incident Command System (IS100); ICS for Single Resources and Initial Action Incident (IS200); NIMS Multiagency Coordination System (MACS) (IS701); NIMS Public Information Systems (IS702); NIMS Resource Management (IS703); NIMS Communications and Information Management (IS704); NIMS Intrastate Mutual Aid, An Introduction (IS706); National Response Framework, An Introduction (IS800); Indiana Guard Reserve Basic Ground Search and Rescue Course; Deployment Basics for FEMA Response Partners (IS102); EOC Management and Operations (IS775).. 1991 Doing Business in Japan: A Protocol Approach, the University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; International Trade and Marketing Basics, the University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; Export Licensing and Control, the University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; Strategic Planning for the Global Marketplace, the University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; Legal Issues and Risks of International Trade, the University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and International Finance, the University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL.. 1987 Ethernet Services on the 860 Computer, Arnold AFB, TN; ViewPoint Basic Graphics, Arnold AFB, TN; and Viewpoint FreeHand Drawing, Arnold AFB, TN.. 1986 Introduction to Office Automation, Arnold AFB, TN; and Introduction to Xerox Viewpoint, Arnold AFB, TN.. CERTIFICATES:.. International Marketing/Management, 1991.. U.. Air Force Physiological Training, 1984 (not current).. Private Pilot Certificate, 1980 (not current).. AFFILIATIONS:.. Lifetime Member.. National Eagle Scout Association.. Member.. Indiana Guard Reserve (CPL).. State Guard Association of the United States.. EXPERIENCE:.. New Media Principal, Consultant (April 2003 to Present).. Blogging and new media activities began at.. http://www.. windsofchange.. net.. in early 2003, and quickly grew into a personal site at.. http://laughingwolf.. in April of that year.. That site was consistently in the top 500 (and often in the top 300) most read sites in the blogosphere for most of the next two years.. In November 2005, activities expanded with an invitation to become a member of the team at.. blackfive.. as Civilian-in-Residence.. These activities have resulted in a variety of new media activities, from business development to embeds in Iraq, as well work helping develop new blogs, social sites, and media strategies that incorporate new media activities and responses.. They have also resulted in serving as a track leader for the Blog World and New Media Expo.. Chairman CEO, Cooking with the Troops Inc.. (April 2010 to September 2012).. Co-founded and served as Chairman of the Board and volunteer CEO of Cooking with the Troops, a 501(c)(3) charity that supports U.. and Allied troops, families, and caregivers through food events, culinary careers, homefront support, and frontline support.. Worked to establish Board, National Advisory Board, and related structures; secure funding from donations, grants, and related sources; develop an operating structure with input from industry and experts; meet all regulatory requirements; and, develop an international team to grow the charity.. Marketing Consultant, Purdue University (March 2009 to September 2010).. Performed strategic marketing consulting for clients within Purdue University, including development of strategic marketing plans, marketing briefs, and other activities to help advance clients and ensure integration into overall Purdue strategic plan and branding efforts.. Key accomplishments include:.. Assumed project manager duties for video project that was behind schedule, going into production in three weeks; assembling a marketing tiger team for the project and submitting a full marketing and use plan to higher in less than a week; and, heading a crash effort that used unused footage to provide the Big 10 network with a 3-5 minute video in less than a week.. Used social and new media expertise and networks to showcase effectiveness of same using 5 Students who are Veterans web feature.. Coordinated efforts around the death of Medal of Technology recipient Leslie A.. Efforts earned commendation from head of Marketing Media.. Served on special assignment to Online Experience for social and new media activities.. Biomedical Engineering (BME) Project Editor, Purdue University (January 2005 to March 2009).. Working within the Engineering Communications Office, provided marketing and communications for the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering.. This entailed researching, developing, and implementing a strategic communications plan in less than three months, and completing major objectives in less than three years including development of visual identity and key branding segments and coordination with higher level branding.. A series of targeted communications products were developed, tested, and implemented, with the basic text being used in all products/media.. Print products were deliberately kept limited in both number and quantity, reflecting both research on print usage and taking advantage of recent developments in small-run print technology.. Using these advances allowed both reductions in printing costs and allowed the school to update the publications as needed with minimum waste.. Given changes in information usage, primary emphasis was placed on web-based activities rather than print.. A WWW site redesign and expansion was implemented, and participation in the engineering web leadership meetings allowed that redesign and to be part of flagship operations  ...   to a proprietary list of clients on communications, crisis management, and disaster preparedness; and, public speaking was done for groups of up to several hundred people.. Additional services, including trade show staffing and voiceover work, were also available.. Essex Corporation, Huntsville, Alabama (January 1990 to September 1996).. Writer II.. Served as project manager for publications and support on six NASA missions, and provided general support to NASA and Essex corporate as needed.. In addition to project management, provided business development activities, writing, editing, video development, presentation, disaster preparedness/crisis management planning, and network administration.. Business development entailed seeking new work and clients, developing bids, working on bid and proposal teams, and developing and maintaining customer relationships.. Was project manager for the First United States Microgravity Laboratory mission (USML-1), the Second United States Microgravity Laboratory mission (USML-2), the Astro-2 mission, the Gamma Ray Observatory lesson from space (flight visual), Spacelab J mission, and the first Tethered Satellite System mission (TSS-1).. In addition, worked as a staff member on the first Microgravity Science Laboratory (MSL-1) mission, first International Microgravity Laboratory Mission (IML-1), Astro-1, and the Gamma Ray Observatory mission.. Developed presentations for various NASA missions, programs, and offices; wrote professional papers for scientists and administrators; worked on both NASA and corporate annual reports; and was involved with art development and publications for the U.. Navy and other clients.. Faulkner University, Huntsville, Alabama (June 1990 to April 1991).. Part-Time Instructor.. Taught and developed curricula for introductory science and physical science classes.. This entailed researching various science topics, developing class handouts in lieu of a course text, presenting the material, conducting examinations, and developing new methods for class participation.. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee (August 1988 to May 1989).. Graduate Research Assistant.. Performed academic research and administrative support in the School of Journalism of the College of Communications.. Portions of the research conducted for major assistantship advisor, Dr.. Edward Caudill, was used in his 1989 book,.. Darwinism in the Press: The Evolution of an Idea.. In addition to providing general support to Dr.. Caudill, administrative support included setting up a review and tracking system for the review of the large number of papers submitted to the American Journalism Historians Association annual conference.. Forms developed for this purpose have received continued use as responsibility has rotated to other universities.. Schneider Services International, Arnold AFB, Tennessee (October 1985 to December 1987).. Senior Science Writer.. Worked in the Public Information/Public Affairs office in support of base operations contract.. Wrote, edited, and developed both general and aerospace science stories, marketed them to target media and helped support Arnold Engineering Development Center (AEDC) marketing efforts.. As a part of general marketing efforts, developed press release distribution list and labels, largely from personal address file; marketed stories and/or tours by phone, letter and in person to local, regional, national, and international media; and conducted tours and briefings for a variety of guests.. Also started SSI participation in public television fund drives.. As Editor of.. , the AEDC technical magazine, oversaw text and illustration development and monitored AEDC, Air Force and DoD clearance and approval cycles.. Developed focus articles for the magazine which highlighted different areas and capabilities, including articles on space systems testing, rocket testing, and support capabilities.. These articles were also sent out as background press releases to the media.. Managed office automation development and procurement, a project valued in excess of $75,000.. Managed disaster preparedness planning, which included: Developing the first draft of an office disaster operations manual; developing computer generated internal emergency forms; developing pre-prepared press releases; stocking and upgrading of office crash kits; creating personal crash kits for key personnel; preparing for emergency computer operations; and procurement of necessary hardware.. As a part of these and normal office duties, took part in disaster drills and training.. Responded to the J-5 explosion and was the SSI PI/PA lead on the J-5 recovery effort, and underwent AF Security Police Augmenter training and refresher training.. Qualified military expert with M-16 and issue pistol.. Managed productivity analysis, which included: Tracking publication of products, developing new methods of charting productivity; and participating in corporate productivity efforts.. Worked on a Thunderbirds air show, including direct promotion, media promotion, and assisting the Air Force Public Affairs sergeant the day of the air show.. Often served as acting manager in absence of SSI Public Information/Public Affairs manager.. Space World Magazine, Various locations (January 1983 to June 1986).. Correspondent at Large.. Worked out of residence to develop and write stories, and take photographs, on space exploration.. This included: reviewing press materials; reviewing journals and other publications; developing, contacting and maintaining sources in both the aerospace community and the media; visiting NASA and other aerospace facilities; writing and editing stories; taking photographs, processing and printing both black-and-white and color film, and having film processed commercially as needed.. ConFederation, Atlanta, Georgia (1986).. Manager of Media Relations, 44th World Science Fiction Convention.. Managed Press Room operations, supervised a staff of four, oversaw media relations, developed pre-prepared emergency press releases/crisis management plans, handled the unexpected, and coordinated media news and publicity releases.. Oxford Books, Atlanta, Georgia (November 1983 to July 1984).. Night Manager.. Supervised night shift staff of five, distributed and collected funds, recommended staffing levels, secured premises at closing, created displays, and assisted with science and science fiction book selection and stocking at the largest bookstore in the Southeast.. Playboy Magazine, Chicago, Illinois (January 1983 to August 1983).. Photographic Intern.. Assisted in major photographic shoots, assisted with set design and operations, managed or handled equipment in studio and on location, and performed photographic and related services.. Auburn Plainsman, Auburn, Alabama (1980 to 1982).. Staff writer; movie reviewer; theatre reviewer; music reviewer; photographer; editorial columnist; technical editor; ad representative; and headline specialist.. Wrote and edited stories, took photographs, produced a by-lined editorial column, performed layout and design, typeset text, wrote and produced headlines, and did other duties as necessary to produce camera-ready pages for publication.. In addition, sold advertising, wrote advertising copy, designed and laid out ads, and did other work as required to support advertising operations.. WAUD Radio, Auburn, Alabama (March 1980 to August 1980).. Announcer and News Anchor.. Selected music, selected and edited news, and produced spots and commercials at an AM Top 40/AOR radio station.. WEGL Radio, Auburn, Alabama (1979 to 1982).. Announcer, News Anchor, and Reporter.. Covered news stories, selected and edited news stories, read news stories and anchored news segments, selected music, and produced spots and programs at an FM alternative music station.. In addition, trained as an assistant to the station engineer.. BOARDS AND COMMITTEES:.. Chairman and CEO (unpaid), Cooking with the Troops Inc.. , a 501(c)(3) charity, 2010 – 2012.. NASA Space Product Development Program Liaison to the Biotechnology Industry Organization (BIO), 2000-2002.. Member, BIO 2001, 2002, and 2003 Annual Convention Committees, including invited participation in Executive Committee meetings, 2000-2002.. NASA Space Product Development Program Liaison to the National Association of Seed and Venture Funds, 1999-2002.. Director, Clan Donnachaidh Society of the South, 10/95 to 10/97.. Southeast Regional Director of the Aviation/Space Writers Association (AWA), 09/90 to 04/91.. Member Essex Corporation Safety Committee, 01/90 to 03/90.. AWARDS, ACHIEVEMENTS AND HONORS:..

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  • Title: Blogrolls | Laughing WolfLaughing Wolf
    Descriptive info: Thanks always to my blogfather Joe Katzman of the missed Winds of Change blog; and, I think,.. John Ringo.. , who conspired to get me into blogging.. OTHER SITES.. • Follow on.. •.. LaughingWolf (old YouTube).. HAVE SHARED A BITE.. A Little Pink in a World of Camo.. A Soldier s Perspective.. Argghhh!.. Assoluta Tranquillita.. Babalu Blog.. Back Home Again.. Bad Example.. Baldilocks.. Blackfive.. Bobo Blogger.. Boston Maggie.. Bouhammer.. C.. C.. Chapman.. Catfish.. Chaos Manor.. Chromed Curses.. Commander Salamander.. Da Goddess.. Dax Files.. Delta Whiskey.. Down Is Up.. Drunken Wisdom.. Elisson Lost in the Cheese Aisle.. FAT massaker.. Freedom Folks.. Frizzen Sparks.. From Cow Pastures to Kosovo.. From My Postion On The Way!.. Fuzzilicious Thinking.. Gina/Pin-Ups For Vets.. Global Supply Chain Insights.. Grim s Hall.. Grouchy Old Cripple.. Home Ec 101.. Hooah Wife and Friends.. Jihad Gene/Great Reader.. Leslie s Omnibus.. Letters From NYC.. Liberty Zone.. Mamamontezz.. Miasmatic Review.. Michael Williamson Blog.. Michael Williamson LJ.. Miss Ladybug.. Mudville Gazette.. My Big Fat Cuban Family.. Navy CS.. Neal Puckett.. Neanderpundit.. One For The Road.. Parkway Rest Stop.. Poodlevania.. Quality Weenie.. Questions and Answers.. Reality Ranch.. RocketForge.. Smiling Dynamite.. The Sniper.. Soap Puppy.. Soggy Wolfie.. Soldier s Angels Germany/MaryAnn.. Soldier s Angels/Holly.. Soldier s Angels New York/Laurie.. Soldiers Angels Wounded Warrior Support.. Straight White Guy.. Tammi s Trail.. Technicalities.. Techography.. This Ain t Hell.. Robert Stokely/Thunder Run.. Truth Laid Bear.. Trying to Grok.. USO Girls.. Villainous Company.. Vodka Pundit.. Where s Waldo Been.. Yankeemom.. Blog Children.. Afghani Blogs.. Afghan Blogger.. Afghan Warrior.. Art.. Air Force Blues.. The Bozosphere.. Broadside Cartoons.. The Colorist.. Crew Dogs.. Day By Day.. Delta Bravo Sierra.. Detained.. Front Leaning Rest Comics.. Incoming!.. Jenny the Military Spouse.. (hiatus?).. John Cox Fine Art.. John Sheppard Cartoonist.. Lost in the Woods.. Mallard Fillmore.. Non Sequitur.. Power Point Ranger.. PVT Murphy s Law.. SemperToons.. Sluggy Freelance.. Terminal Lance (NSFW).. The Whiteboard.. California.. Aaron s cc..  ...   Cox and Forkum.. Life In This Girl s Army.. Humor Blogs.. Great Reader(JihadGene).. Hog On Ice.. IMAO.. Manolo.. In Memoriam.. Acidman.. Momma Bear.. They Have Names.. Triticale.. Indian Blogs.. Dancing with Dogs.. India Defence.. India Uncut.. Multiple People.. Nerve Endings Firing Away.. Rabble Rousing Random Ramblings.. Secular-Right India.. Seriously Sandeep.. The Acorn.. Iranian Blogs.. Blog Iran.. Iran va Jahan.. Iraqi Blogs.. Baghdad Dweller.. Calling It Like It Is.. Democracy In Iraq.. Diary from Baghdad.. Free Iraqi.. Friends of Democracy.. Hammorabi.. Iraq The Model.. Kurdistan Bloggers Union.. Life in Baghdad.. Live From Baghdad.. Live From Dallas.. Neurotic Iraqi Wife.. Journalism, The Real Stuff.. Michael J.. Totten.. Law Blogs.. The Volokh Conspiracy.. Media Blogs.. Buzz Machine.. Hugh Hewitt.. Michelle Malkin.. Neal Boortz.. Ratherbiased.. Rathergate.. The Scoop.. MilBlogs.. A Soldiers Blog.. Bloodletting.. Chapomatic.. Chief Wiggles.. Doc In The Box.. Froggy Ruminations.. Instapinch.. The Jester s Axe.. Milblogs.. Neptunus Lex.. Noble Eagle.. One Marine s View.. Risawn.. Scottish Tanker Hooligans.. Sgt.. Hook.. Strykers Daily Briefing.. NSFW.. Curmudgeonly Skeptical.. sonia-belle.. Photography Blogs.. Cascade Exposures.. Eroticalee 2.. Monty Sloan/Wolf Photography.. Wolf Park s Photos Of The Day.. Political Blogs.. Belmont Club.. Cold Fury.. No Parasan!.. Politburo Dikat.. Power Line.. Read My Lips.. Samizdata.. Sir Banagor.. The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler.. Pop Culture.. Agent Bedhead.. Russian Blogs.. Blogo Slovo.. Digenis.. Scraps of Moscow.. SiberianLight.. The Russian Dilettante.. Science Blogs.. A Voyage To Arcturus.. Hobby Space.. Pathetic Earthlings.. Rocket Forge.. Rocket Man.. Science Blog.. The Space Review.. Transterrestrial Musings.. Ukrainian Blogs.. Blog de Connard.. Foreign Notes.. Le Sabot Post-Moderne.. Neeka s Backlog.. Notes From Kiev.. Orange Ukraine.. Our Ukraine (Official Yushcenko site).. Tulip Girl.. Ukraine, Russia, Europe, the US, Ohm My!.. Venezuelan Blogs.. Caracas Chronicles.. The Devil s Excrement.. Venezuela News And Views.. Venezuela Today/Gustavo Coronel.. News.. Ananova.. Bloomberg.. Fox News.. Hot Air.. Interfax.. Itar-Tass.. NASA Watch.. New York Post.. Opinion Journal.. Pravda.. Sky News.. Wall Street Journal.. Washington Post.. Washington Times.. Shady Lady..

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  • Title: Books | Laughing WolfLaughing Wolf
    Descriptive info: Want my books? If so, here you go!.. Print Version.. Kindle Version.. The Soviet Watchers: A Biographical Directory to Western Sources of Information on Soviet Space Efforts.. (Thesis, Out of Print).. NASA Mission Brochures:.. Powers, C.. Blake, Sandra Murphree, et.. al.. NASA s Microgravity Science Laboratory.. Prepared by Essex Corporation, Huntsville, Alabama, for the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Payload Projects Office, October 1996.. Blake, Johns Rabun, Sandra Murphree, Charlotte Shea, and Sarah Thornburg (1995).. The Second United States Microgravity Laboratory.. Prepared by Essex Corporation, Huntsville, Alabama, for the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Payload Projects Office, June 1995.. Blake (1994).. Astro-2, Continuing Exploration of the Invisible Universe.. Prepared by Essex Corporation, Huntsville, Alabama , for the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Microgravity Experiments Projects Office, August 1994.. Portions of polarization and WUPPE initial text provided by Dr.. Christopher Anderson, University of Wisconsin, Madison.. Blake, et.. (1992).. USML-1 90-Day Science Report.. Prepared by Essex Corporation, Huntsville, Alabama, for the NASA  ...   Essex Corporation, Huntsville, Alabama, for the Tethered Satellite System Project Office, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, July 1992.. SPREE text by Capt.. Bill Slutter, USAF.. Blake, Charlotte Shea, Tracy McMahan, Denise Accardi Jeff Mikatarian (1992).. The First United States Microgravity Laboratory.. Prepared by Essex Corporation, Huntsville, Alabama, for the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Payload Projects Office, May 1992.. Wiginton, M.. Powers, B.. (1991).. Astro-1 Postmission Summary Report.. Prepared by Essex Corporation, Huntsville, Alabama, for the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Payload Projects Office, May 22, 1991.. Tiderman, J.. (1990).. Unlocking The Mysteries of The Universe: A Guide to Astro-1 Observations.. Third Edition.. Prepared by Essex Corporation, Huntsville, Alabama, for the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Payload Projects Office, December 1990.. Second Edition.. Prepared by Essex Corporation, Huntsville, Alabama, for the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Payload Projects Office, August 1990.. First Edition.. Prepared by Essex Corporation, Huntsville, Alabama, for the NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Payload Projects Office, May 1990..

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  • Title: Disclaimer | Laughing WolfLaughing Wolf
    Descriptive info: The ideas and opinions expressed by me are mine and mine alone.. They do not represent the view of any other author, authority, or non-authority blowhard; any U.. federal, state, or local government agency or administration; the Department of Defense, the Army, the Navy, the Air Force, the Marines, the Coast Guard, the Civil Air Patrol, any national or state guard unit or organization, any national or state reserve unit, or other military or quasi-military agency of the U.. or any other country or entity; any sponsor or donor; the Politburo, the pirates of lower Arbat street, the Diet, or any other foreign government, government agency, or administration; any employer or client; any spouse or significant other; any past, present, or future mother-in-law, in-law, out-law, cousin, aunt, uncle, or other relative; any friend, acquaintance, co-worker, or that strange person down at the coffee shop; any supervisor or person supervised; any organization for which work is done on a paid or volunteer basis; the dog, the cat, and most especially the wolves; and, are neither approved or disapproved by any employer, client, member of the government, or any corporation or other business entity.. If any person, agency, organization, employer, or other desires to pre-approve  ...   the person or thing who wrote it and is their problem, not mine; and, leaving said post or comment up here, there, or elsewhere does not imply or acknowledge acceptance, agreement, or even that it has been read.. Comments are subject to the rules as set forth in comments policy, and registering and posting is agreement to and with said policies.. Comments are subject to counter-commentary, praise, ridicule, change, deletion, alteration, or pretty much whatever I choose to do either upon mature reflection, profound thought, or wild hair or on a whim.. Regardless of category of the latter, all decisions are final and not subject to appeal, redress, or even to be given a dress.. Frocks are extra.. While the right to an opinion is respected, there is no legal, moral, or ethical requirement that all opinions have to be respected, because quite frankly, some of them are so poorly thought out, posited, or considered so as to be beyond idiotic.. Nor do I acknowledge or accept that all opinions have equal value and acceptance by myself or anyone else.. They don’t.. Deal with it.. This concludes the declaration, and we return you to your regularly scheduled programming.. aka Laughing Wolf, LW, etc..

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  • Title: Gallery | Laughing WolfLaughing Wolf
    Descriptive info: This is a chance to share a bit of my work with you, including some of my favorites.. I ll add a few special ones on this page, and each gallery will have a range of shots for you to enjoy.. This is one of my favorite shots, and one of the two best portraits I think I ve done.. More on it in a post one day soon..

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