This is our almanac almanac, originally, a calendar with notations of astronomical and other data. Almanacs have been known in simple form almost since the invention of writing, for they served to record religious feasts, seasonal changes, and the like. issue of the DTJ DTJ Double Talkin' Jive (Guns N' Roses song)
DTJ Downey, Thorpe and James (Boulder, CO architects) . I keep it on my desk as a reference and use it frequently. It contains valuable reference information: the names, contact information, and descriptions of the major military and government organizations with which our members do business. This year there are several new entries to this section: the Defense Transportation Management Office (DTMO DTMO Defense Travel Management Office (US DoD)
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DTMO Defence Tax Management Office (Australia) ) and the US Fleet Forces Command, for starters. The corporate member section includes company profiles and listings of key individuals. When you are seeking a particular type of service always start with this section. NDTA NDTA National Defense Transportation Association
NDTA National Dance Teachers Association
NDTA Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association (Laguna Beach, CA)
NDTA North Dakota Telephone Association member companies offer a wide range of transportation, logistics, distribution, travel, and related services and are eager to share knowledge with fellow members. This is also a good reference source when seeking team members in response to a government or industry request for proposal. The last section provides a directory of the NDTA Board of Directors, National Officers, the NDTA Regional Organization, and NDTA profile. I find this section especially useful when seeking a point of contact in a specific geographical area or various types of NDTA metrics--number of individual members, corporate membership statistics, or Forum trends. Familiarize yourself with the contents of this issue and retain it as a quick reference document.
This DTJ also contains interesting short articles to reflect on the past and stimulate our interest in the future. "Patriotic Poses" depicts the power of individuals when grouped together to convey a message. Look at these photos carefully and imagine the logistics involved to capture the design. "The Design of American Heraldry heraldry, system in which inherited symbols, or devices, called charges are displayed on a shield, or escutcheon, for the purpose of identifying individuals or families. " helps us better understand our history and the morale and esprit derived from the accomplishments of those who have gone before us. The article even sheds perspective on a prestigious award presented to one of our own--Wim van der Stek, Benelux Chapter, who was recently honored with Belgium's prestigious "Officer in the Order of King Leopold King Leopold usually refers to one of these Belgian kings:
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Early in 2008 I had the opportunity to travel to Asia with the United Seamen's Service. During the trip, I had the privilege of visiting three NDTA Chapters--Korea, Japan, and Guam. I can report that the chapters have great leadership, enthusiastic members, and are actively involved in their communities. Additionally I met with senior US civilian political and military leaders in each location. I was impressed by the investments being made in transportation infrastructure. Korea is constructing two new ocean ports--Busan New Port and Gwangyang. These new ports will have about 16 additional berths each. Korea is in the process of completing a high speed rail line from Seoul to Busan and just completed a new international airport in Busan. The Eighth US Army is repositioning repositioning Laparoscopic surgery The changing of a Pt's position during a procedure to improve access or visualization of the operative field, which may be linked to complications, as it changes anatomic planes of operation. Cf Laparoscopic surgery. forces south of the Hahn River and consolidating in the Camp Humphries area. Japan is planning a major expansion of the Minami Honmoku Pier in the port of Yokohama and has agreed to the relocation of about eight thousand US Marines from Okinawa and the closure of several bases on the island. Guam is preparing to receive the US Marines being relocated from Japan. Planning is underway for the construction of the base facilities required to house and support the Marines along with additional US Forces being moved to Guam. The increase in US Forces on Guam will place more strain on the existing island infrastructure and will, most likely, require considerable new investments. Two NDTA corporate members, Horizon Lines and Matson Navigation Company Matson Navigation Company, a subsidiary of Alexander & Baldwin, is a private ocean transportation company with roots extending into the late 19th century. It is credited with introducing mass tourism to Hawaii with the opening of the Moana Hotel (now known as the Moana Surfrider Hotel) , are working together to upgrade the container cranes and increase port throughput capability. The trip was professionally rewarding and a great opportunity to meet and speak with our many NDTA members in the Pacific Rim Pacific Rim, term used to describe the nations bordering the Pacific Ocean and the island countries situated in it. In the post–World War II era, the Pacific Rim has become an increasingly important and interconnected economic region. . I want to express my thanks to the United Seaman's Service for the opportunity to travel as a member of their delegation, and to Ms. Karen Schmitt, the DTJ Managing Editor, for the great work in preparing this annual almanac edition.
To all of our industry members, government organizations, Board of Directors, Regional Presidents, and Chapters, thank you for the work you do every day in support of our great Nation.
lieutenant general Ken Wykle, USA (Ret.)