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The first unit or team of US Navy Seals was organized in 1962.  US Navy Seals are collectively disciplined, individually reliable and highly skilled men and women of the Armed Forces.  US Navy Seals go through the toughest training imaginable by any military standards.  Navy Seals must be physically fit, mentally competent, highly motivated and combat ready at all times.


US Navy Seals make up less than one percent of the total US Navy personnel however their contribution to any conflict is greater than their sum total.  The difference between a U.S. Navy Seal and other military personnel is that they strike from and then return to the sea.


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U.S. Navy aircraft carriers provide a variety of achievable responses for the National Command Authority.  Whenever there is a crisis such as a war or other type of conflict, the first defense to be deployed are the U.S. Navy aircraft carriers.  Aircraft carriers operate and support various aircraft that engage in attacks on other aircrafts, ships at sea in ground troops that threaten free usage of waters, additionally they engage in support of other forces.


There are nine operational U.S. Navy aircraft carriers and one under construction as of today.  The largest warships in the world are called Nimitz-class carriers; the next generations of aircraft carriers are called the Gerald R. Ford Class which began construction in 2007 and should be completed by 2015 and will also replace the USS enterprise.


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The U.S. Navy ships are usually named for admirals and generals and range from submarines to destroyers to battleships, barges and cargo ships and carriers or transporters dating back to the mid-1800s.


Some U.S. Navy ships have peculiar names such as Aphrodite, Arabia, Jupiter, Juanita, Marblehead, Me-Too, Quincy, Utowana, Uniontown, Wanderer, Weepoose, Xarifa, Yarnall, Zigzag and Zenda.


Some of the earlier U.S. Navy ships were commandeered from individuals and placed under the command of the Navy for service in the first war.  The Zenda was a small 48 foot motor pleasure boat built in 1912 and was deployed on section patrol duties in eastern New England beginning May 1917 until the end of the war.  She was returned to her original owner at the end of January of 1919.


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Since the economy has turned into a downward spiral many young people have thought about joining the U.S. Navy out of high school and there are plenty of opportunities for advancement in a naval career.  A person who joins the U.S. Navy could become a lifetime career officer, a medical technician, computer technician, an electrician, a mechanic or mechanical engineer or a top-secret Navy Seal, there are hundreds of careers awaiting someone who joins the U.S. Navy.


In addition to preparing someone for a career outside of the U.S. Navy, the Navy will pay for college through a G.I. Bill in addition to providing experience that will last someone at lifetime.


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Jack Russel Terrier Home Security System Doormat (Taupe background/ red and black lettering, 18′ x 27′)

This indoor/outdoor mat offers up an ‘interactive greeting’ for home, offices, and starter mansions. Made of 100% Olefin with bound stitched edges. Printed with color-fast ink for durability.

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When your dog gets older it may start showing signs that their house training is going away. This is a symptom of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction, but it is also a symptom of many other disorders or ailments. Your dog may have been very well housetrained but in their twilight years, they may be having more accidents. This does not mean that your dog has CCD, but could have a plethora of other issues that could cause them to behave in such a fashion. Look at all other disorders before you and your vet decide that Canine Cognitive Dysfunction is a possibility.

This may start with simple urination. Some dogs will stand by the door waiting to get out and just can’t hold it anymore. They will stand and urinate right by the back door. This is embarrassing the first time or two that it happens and most dogs will show regret or even fear. Don’t scold them. This will only add to their anxiety and cause them to fear you. Love them and tell them it is okay. If the problem is truly medical in nature, the dog will start dribbling more often when it is time to go outside.

The problem could get worse and the house training could totally go outside the window. Take your dog to a vet and have him checked out for other problems such as a kidney disorder or an ailment that would keep them from urinating outside. Sometimes an older dog will not want to go outside in the winter because the weather is too severe for them or the cold makes their joints hurt. There could also be an environmental phobia outside in which you do not know of. Wind or loud noises could be affecting your dog and they fear going outside especially at night.

If you do not find anything wrong with your dog and your older dog is showing other signs of Canine Cognitive Dysfunction, then you might want to ask the vet if this is the problem. Other symptoms of CCD can include getting lost or wandering around aimlessly, snapping or biting, or other behavior changes. If your dog is exhibiting more than one symptom of CCD then it is time to think about making their life easier. Make them more comfortable and have a lot of patience. Ask your vet for medicines that will let them live a happier life.


This old fireplace bellows is 20″ long and 7-1/2″ wide.  It is painted with stylized flowers and leaves and has a copper tip and white leather bladder (I propped the handles apart so you can see this a little better) and decoration with brass studs.  It has been around a while and there is some chipping around the edges.  Otherwise, it works very well. 

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Environmental phobias can cause your dog to behave differently than when the stimuli are not present. An environmental phobia could be something as simple as thunder or rain. If your dog whines or behaves differently, do not worry. Check and see what is causing the behavior.

For example, a Jack Russell terrier is usually a tenacious breed that is not afraid of anything. If that same brave little dog starts to hide, cry, or seek undo attention from the owner, then there could be an environmental issue around. One such instance of a Jack Russell being afraid was smoke. Every time there was cook out or the owner burned something in the stove, the poor dog would go in the basement and was afraid to come out.

If your dog is older, some people will take this type of behavior change and associate it with Canine Cognitive Dysfunction. Behavior change is only a symptom of the disorder and environmental causes the same symptoms. Your older dogs hearing might be going and the sound of thunder might have them confused. The frequencies that they hear may be different and they don’t know how to compensate for the change. They will react out of fear and with fear comes behavioral changes.

Other phobias might include a fear of water. This is heart breaking for hunters when there bird dogs suddenly fear the water. This fear may arise when the dog feels like they may not be able to swim as well as they used to. Their body is stiffer and they may suffer from joint pain. This situation would lend itself as dangerous in their minds and the fear would be natural. That is why it is imperative to find the stimulus to the fear and not look at other things until you do.

Other fears that might affect the behavior in your canine can range from fire, allot of movement around them, or just new people. Remember with fear usually comes aggression. Your dog’s behavior can change dramatically with fear. They just don’t know how to react and the flight or fight behavior that they are born with comes out. If you do find the stimulus of your dog’s behavior and you can’t remove it, be patient with your dog and help them through their stressful times. Comfort them and let them know everything is alright. If the stimulus can’t be found, then it is time to look at other reasons for the environmental fear.

The Jack Russell Terrier: Canine Companion or Demon Dog has made a surprising jump in sales in January. This book is a tell all about how to raise, train, and show a Jack Russell from puppie to senior adult. Aligned with the author’s webside the book and the website offers insights on this tenacious breed. 51nbib-jvsl__sl500_bo2204203200_pisitb-dp-500-arrowtopright45-64_ou01_aa240_sh20_ has a new look. Now affiliated with paypal, you can check out easier and faster than before. The site now hosts plenty of new senior dog products, books, vitamins, and supplements.