c-130, c-123, ch-47, ch-37, otter, beaver, The big daddy c-5a, c-141 starlifter, uh-1b huey (one piloted by Gen Westmorland in the mid 70's),i was the jumpmaster on the last jump (the bde cmdr col perot with a col from the 82nd abn) in a uh1b hel.
I was at Augsburg and dont remember the name of the Kaserne.I think it was Sheridian.(Short walking distance to Town) If anyone can refresh this old memory let me know.
I feel now that this was the best thing that could have happened to me, I sure got in shape fast, digging holes and running up and down those Korean hills...
Time: 2000-08-06 21:54:00
If there is anything that anyone can do to make themselves worthy of being an American, it is to serve our great nation and put your life on the line as a Paratrooper.
Magro kicked this site off on 1-15-98 I was number 2 entry in guest book (CJ is number 1---he logged me in 1 minute after him)(privilege of being Editor-in-Chief and doing all the work).
My thesis relates Orlan's deconstruction of religious, art-historical, and social constructs to Georges Bataille's writings on taboo and transgression.
By blurring the boundaries between sexualized and sacred bodies and evoking the horror of death through self-mutilation, Orlan defiantly breaks these taboos.
NMDA Antagonists Hypoxia causes influx of calcium to the hippocampus and dorsal thalamic nucleus, causing hyperexcitability and seizure activity, mediated by the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor (34). Blockade of this receptor protects the CNS (35). Two agents worthy of further research are MK-801, which protects when given as late as 75 minutes after exposure (35), and HWA 285 (Propentofylline) (36).
Pentoxifylline (Trental) This drug, commonly prescribed for peripheral vascular insufficiency, increases red cell deformability and decreases blood viscosity. Cerebral blood flow, decreased by slow experimental decompression, has been shown to increase significantly with pre-exposure treatment (33). Its mild side effect profile and potential for increasing cerebral oxygenation following recompression recommend it as a possible EVA pretreatment. NMDA Antagonists Hypoxia causes influx of calcium to the hippocampus and dorsal thalamic nucleus, causing hyperexcitability and seizure activity, mediated by the N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA) receptor (34). Blockade of this receptor protects the CNS (35). Two agents worthy of further research are MK-801, which protects when given as late as 75 minutes after exposure (35), and HWA 285 (Propentofylline) (36). Calcium Channel Blockers This hypoxia-calcium-hyperexcitability cascade can also be interrupted at the calcium level, with calcium channel blockers that penetrate the CNS and prevent calcium loading without causing hypotension. Several that have been investigated are, in order of potency, vinpocetine, l-eburnamonine, vinconate and vincamine (37). All have been shown to increase survival following hypoxic injury. Prostaglandins Several prostaglandins present a dose-dependent protection against cerebral hypoxia, including PGE, PGI and PGD. All 3 inhibit platelet aggregation and vasodilation, which occur during ebullism (38).EVA Modification Currently-used Extravehicular Mobility Units (EMUs) operate at 4.3 psi; Russian Orlan-M suits are pressurized to 5.7 psi. As mentioned earlier, one determinant of the severity of ebullism is absolute change in pressure. A space suit pressurized to a lower pressure would impose a lower pressure differential on its occupant, and thus a lower severity of decompression. Research is currently underway to produce a suit pressurized to 3.5 psi, using ARGOX (62% argon 38% oxygen) gas (39).
My connection between his vast body of literature and Orlan's performances centers on his formulations of eroticism and sacrifice, and his description of transgression as the blurring of binary forces.
On board the ISS, a depressurized crewmember would be brought to the combination airlock/compression chamber for recompression. Hyperbaric oxygen therapy would likely be used, due to its proven efficacy in treatment of DCS and AGE (both conditions associated with ebullism), although not all reports show it improves survival (26). Previous ISS design calls for a multiplace chamber rated to 3 ATA, sufficient for a Table 6 protocol (which does not increase body nitrogen; a Table 6A recompression to 6 ATA would, as 100% oxygen could not be used due to toxicity) (27). I am unable to ascertain at this time the proposed rating for the current design crew lock.
Painted between October 1962 and January 1963, the central triptych, The Black Christ and Worshipers, measures ten by thirty feet and features a crucified Black Christ, while the side panels depict full body portraits of indigenous Fijians and Indo-Fijians presenting culturally appropriate offerings to Christ.