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Bloggers’ Embarks to Hawaii & Illinois with Air Force

In Print Media on February 20, 2010 at 1:12 pm

Hawaii is the hub of humanitarian relief and national defense.  The US Pacific Command and the Pacific Air Force are based on Oahu.  Seeking to send out a planeload of bloggers-podcasters-journalists to see the operations, I requested support of our US Air Force’s Air Mobility Command, based at Scott Air Force Base, Illinois.  The Air Force responded most enthusiastically.

Currently the plan is for two bloggers’ emarks.  One will originate at Travis Air Force, California, home of the 60th Air Mobility Wing (AMW).  This embark involves our group of bloggers-podcasters-journalists flying roundtrip to Hickam AFB,  Hawaii probably using an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III transport seen above. The group would tour and be briefed at US Pacific Command, Pacific Air Force, and Air Mobility Wing operations in Hawaii.  The second embark involves bloggers-podcasters-journalists converging on Scott Air Force Base, IL.  There the group would meet leadership and support staff of the US Transportation Command, Air Mobility Command, 618th Tanker/Airlift Control Center and tour the headquarters and operations centers at Scott AFB.   These operations are key in the logistical operations of the Haiti relief and our military operations throughout the globe.  The KC-10 Extender air-refueling tanker is shown below.

More information, links, and pictures to soon follow.

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Bloggers’ Embark to California Highway Patrol

In Print Media on February 20, 2010 at 1:07 pm

In seeking a Bloggers’ Embark to the CHP’s Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course track for bloggers to have an exhilarating ride on the track, the CHP accommodated the request with inclusion in its CHP Media Day.

The CHP afforded me three slots for this Media Day on March 10, 2010 at the CHP Academy in West Sacramento, CA.  Jereiah Owyang will team with me and we will be ‘CHP Academy cadets for a day’.  Our morning will begin at 7 a.m. with physical training, including an obstacle course.  We then will progress to the driving track, to a simulated shooting range, use of DUI-simulation googles, and other tours.  CHP will provide lunch.

More details, links, and pictures to follow via updates.

Bloggers’ Embark to San Quentin Prison

In Print Media on February 20, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Robert Wong, Warden of San Quentin Prison near San Francisco, California, welcomed Guy Kawasaki and me to lead a group of bloggers to meet him and tour inside San Quentin Prison’s walls.

Participating were Guy Kawasaki, Robert Scoble, Ponzi Pirillo, Gina Hughes, Dave Winer, Jen Leo, Sacramento County Undersheriff Mark Iwasa, and April Nelson with Sacramento County Probation.

Robert Wong, Warden, introduced us toVincent Cullen, Chief Deputy Warden, and Lieutenant Rudy Luna who served as our guide throughout the visit, including a meeting with Warden Wong in his office.

The various posts from our visit are here:

Guy Kawasaki

Dave Winer

Media Bistro

More details, links, and pictures to follow.