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Around the Air Force: Doolittle Raider Passes / Computer Language Initiative

September 15, 2019


HEY THERE EVERYONE, I’M
SENIOR AIRMAN ANGELO ROSARIO WITH YOUR LOOK
AROUND THE AIR FORCE. U-S PACIFIC AIR FORCES
AND THE SOUTH EAST ASIAN NATIONS CENTER FOR
MILITARY MEDICINE ARE WORKING TO INCREASE
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND ESTABLISH A DISEASE
OUTBREAK SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM. THE NEW INITIATIVE, CALLED
SMARTIES, BROUGHT TOGETHER SUBJECT MATTER EXPERTS TO
DISCUSS WAYS TO COORDINATE PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCIES
AND PROTECT THE CIVILIAN POPULATION FROM DISEASE
OUTBREAKS OF INTERNATIONAL SIGNIFICANCE. SMARTIES WILL WORK WITH
THE ALREADY ESTABLISHED ASIAN NATIONS CENTER
FOR MILITARY MEDICINE TO CREATE A MULTILATERAL AND
STREAMLINED APPROACH FOR TRAINING, SURVEILLANCE
AND HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE EFFORTS WITHIN THE
INDO-PACIFIC REGION. THE AIR FORCE IS CREATING
A COMPUTER LANGUAGE INITIATIVE TO GAIN MORE
AIRMEN FLUENT IN THE LANGUAGE OF COMPUTERS. CAPTAIN MICHAEL KANAAN,
CO-CHAIR FOR AIR FORCE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE,
SAYS A-I ALGORITHMS SHOULD BE TAUGHT TO AIRMEN AS A
MISSION-CRITICAL SKILL, JUST LIKE MANDARIN,
SPANISH, OR ARABIC. LOG ON TO MY-PERS AND
SEARCH “COMPUTER LANGUAGE” TO COMPLETE THE
SELF-ASSESSMENT FOR AN OPPORTUNITY TO BE PART OF
THE INITIAL PHASE OF THE COMPUTER LANGUAGE
INITIATIVE. RETIRED LIEUTENANT
COLONEL RICHARD E. COLE, THE LAST SURVIVING
MEMBER OF THE DOOLITTLE RAIDERS, PASSED AWAY
TUESDAY IN SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS AT THE AGE OF
ONE-HUNDRED-THREE. ON APRIL 18, 1942, THE
DOOLITTLE RAIDERS ATTACKED TOKYO, JAPAN IN
RETALIATION FOR THE ATTACK ON PEARL HARBOR. THE DOOLITTLE RAID BOOSTED
AMERICAN MORALE DURING THE EARLY MONTHS OF
WORLD WAR TWO. THE RAID IS LEGENDARY
BECAUSE OF THE ENORMOUS ODDS THE PILOTS FACED,
WITH NO ABILITY TO REFUEL MID-FLIGHT, NO G-P-S
GUIDANCE, AND NO GUARANTEES OF
SUCCESS OR SURVIVAL. LIEUTENANT COLONEL COLE’S
SERVICE DECORATIONS INCLUDE THE DISTINGUISHED
FLYING CROSS, AIR MEDAL, BRONZE STAR MEDAL, AIR
FORCE COMMENDATION MEDAL, CONGRESSIONAL GOLD
MEDAL, AND MANY OTHERS. YOU CAN FIND MORE AIR
FORCE NEWS AND STORIES ON A-F DOT MIL. AND THAT’S YOUR LOOK
AROUND THE AIR FORCE.

2 Comments

  • Reply Mark Zanghetti April 12, 2019 at 6:41 pm

    R.I.P. Col. Cole, thank you for your service, Sir.

  • Reply Sidney Mathious April 12, 2019 at 7:26 pm

    That is sad about the passing of the airman who was in the Doolittle Raid. He can now join the ranks of the others who passed earlier on and completes the passing of the entire crew.

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