High Point is a city located in the Piedmont Triad region of the U. S. state of North Carolina. Most of the city is located in Guilford County, with portions extending into neighboring Randolph and Forsyth counties. High Point is North Carolina's only city; as of the 2010 census the city had a total population of 104,371, with an estimated population of 112,316 in 2018. High Point is the ninth-largest municipality in North Carolina, the 259th largest city in America. Major industries in High Point include furniture and bus manufacturing; the city's official slogan is "North Carolina's International City" due to the semi-annual High Point Furniture Market that attracts 100,000 exhibitors and buyers from around the world. It is home to High Point University, a private Methodist-affiliated institution founded in 1924. High Point was located at the highest point of the 1856 North Carolina Railroad between Charlotte and Goldsboro where it intersected the 1852 Great Western Plank Road, its central location and transportation allowed for the delivery of raw materials like cotton and lumber as well as import and export of processed goods, contributing to its early growth.
High Point was settled by Europeans, including English Quakers and German immigrants, before 1750, but was not incorporated until 1859. Before it became a major manufacturing center, the most important industries were tobacco and textiles; the High Point furniture factory was opened in 1889. Established in 1924, High Point University is a liberal arts institution with 4,400 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states, it is ranked by U. S. News and World Report 2013 edition of "America's Best Colleges" 1st among comprehensive universities in the South and in the top 100 nationally; the university offers 44 undergraduate majors, 10 graduate-degree programs and one doctorate program. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, is a member of the NCAA Division I and the Big South Conference. Sites on the National Register of Historic Places High Point is the only city in North Carolina that exists within four counties: Davidson, Forsyth and Randolph.
It stands within two major watersheds: the Yadkin–Pee Dee to the west and the Cape Fear to the east. Parts of the city rise above 1,000 feet, making it among the highest cities in North Carolina's Piedmont. High Point is located at 35°58′14″N 79°59′51″W, it is bordered by the city of Greensboro to the north, Jamestown to the northeast, Archdale to the southeast. The city limits of Trinity and Thomasville come within half a mile of the High Point city limits to the south and southwest, respectively. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 55.4 square miles, of which 53.8 square miles is land and 1.7 square miles, or 2.96%, is water. Summers are hot and humid, the dew points will climb to near or above 70 °F by late June through much of August. Nights remain warm above 70 degrees. Most summers the hottest day will record a maximum between 96 and 98 °F. About once every 5 to 10 years the city will climb to or above 100 °F. Winters are cool to cold. Nights average near 30 °F, with the coldest averages in the upper 20s from late December through early February.
Most winters the coldest temperature will dip to between 10 and 15 °F. About once every 10 years the minimum will dip below 5 °F and to near or below 0 °F once every 20 years. Daytime highs average near 50 °F in the winter, with the coldest stretch between late December through early February with highs averaging in the upper 40s. Most winters there will be 2 to 4 days; the hottest temperature on record for the area was 103 °F on August 18, 1988, the coldest was −8 °F on January 21, 1985. Rainfall patterns are spread evenly throughout the year, with between seven and eleven wet days per month; the city averages around 43 inches of rain per year. Snowfall varies from year with most years totaling less than 5 inches. However, there are some years that exceed 20 inches, this brings the overall average to more than 8 inches per year. In the winter of 1959/60 the city had just over 30 inches of snowfall, which stands as the most dating back to the start of snowfall recordkeeping in 1928. In addition to snowfall, some years the city can be impacted by significant ice storms.
Cold air wedging up on the east side of the mountains can lock this part of the state into cold air while warmer moist air moves in aloft. This proximity to the mountains creates what is known as the Appalachian Wedge and can produce crippling ice storms. High Point was one of several communities impacted by a 2010 tornado outbreak; the twister reached its most powerful EF3 classification as it crossed the northern suburbs of the city. In 1989, High Point sustained minor wind damage from Hurricane Hugo as it raced through the western Piedmont region of North Carolina after making landfall 5 hours away in Charleston, South Carolina; as of the census of 2000, there were 85,839 people, 33,519 households, 22,523 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,750.1 people per square mile. There were 35,952 housing units at an average density of 733.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 54.56% White, 34.77% African American, 0.46% Native American, 4.45% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 2.27% from other races, 1.57% from two or more races.
The 519th Military Intelligence Battalion is a unit of the United States Army. The battalion was first created in 1948; the battalion served in the Vietnam War. Additionally, Company A served in the Korean War prior to the formation of the battalion as the 523d Military Intelligence Company; the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion was activated on 15 October 1948 at Kansas. Elements of the battalion served in the Republic of Korea from 1951 until 1954, participating in seven campaigns and earning one Meritorious Unit Commendation and two Republic of Korea Presidential Unit Citations; the battalion was inactivated in 1954. On 25 January 1958, the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion was reactivated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. In May 1965, the 519th MI BN deployed to the Dominican Republic for Operation Powerpack, where it supported the 82nd Airborne Division and the U. S. Marines in combating the Communist insurgency on the Caribbean island. In late summer of 1965 the 519th MI BN redeployed back to FT Bragg, NC and deployed to the Republic of Vietnam in November 1965.
During the Vietnam War, the battalion again left the United States and distinguished itself by participating in sixteen campaigns and earning three Meritorious Unit Commendations. In 1972, the battalion returned to Fort Bragg. After several reorganizations, the battalion achieved a three-company configuration in September 1978, with Headquarters, Headquarters & Service Company. In April 1981, the Forces Command Intelligence Training Detachment was attached to the battalion, bringing with it the mission of training Army Reserve and National Guard units throughout the United States. On 16 April 1982, the battalion was reorganized and redesignated the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, resulting in the activation of Company C. Since the battalion has reorganized one more time. In 1995, Company C was deactivated and Company F, 51st Infantry was assigned to the battalion to provide the Corps with long range surveillance capability. About 2007, during the reconfiguration of the 525th MI Brigade to a Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Company F, 51st Infantry was redesignated C Troop, 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment and was removed from the control of the 519th MI BN and reassigned to 1-38th CAV, another subordinate battalion in the 525th BFSB.
Subsequently, C Co. 519th MI BN was reactivated as a line company in the 519th MI BN. The battalion participated in combat operations in Grenada in November 1983, Panama in December 1989, in the Kuwaiti Theater of Operations and was subordinate to the 525th MI Brigade, as part of the XVIII Airborne Corps, under Third US Army during the deployment in the KTO from August 1990 to March 1991. During the 1990s, the 519th MI BN participated in Peace Keeping Operations in Haiti and Kosovo; the 519th MI BN deployed individual Tactical Human Intelligence Teams to Somalia in support of Operation Restore Hope. The 519th Military Intelligence Battalion is a subordinate unit of the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, provides tactical HUMINT, long range reconnaissance and surveillance, counterintelligence, multi-functional collection and exploitation, SIGINT support within assigned areas of the Division, Joint Task Force or Multi-National Force area of operations. During the Global War on Terrorism, 519th MI BN has deployed for combat operations in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
The 519th MI BN served in Operation Enduring Freedom I, OEF III, OEF IV, Operation Iraqi Freedom I, OIF IV, OEF XII and has continued to distinguish itself as one of the elite intelligence battalions in the military. "Always Out Front"! The battalion redeployed back to FT Bragg, NC after serving in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom XI, from July 2010 to July 2011, under the command of LTC Anthony "Tony" Hale as part of Combined Joint Task Force 101. While in Afghanistan, the 519th MI Battalion was headquartered out of Bagram Air Base, with its units deployed throughout Regional Command East; the 519th MI BN is commanded by LTC Kevin McAninch, who assumed command on 4 August 2011 from LTC Tony Hale. The battalion has undergone various reorganizations. In addition to a headquarters company it has contained: Company A -- interrogation. Wood was promoted to captain and placed in command of Company A in 2003 prior to the assignment of the company to lead the interrogations at Abu Ghraib.
According to the Fay Report Wood played a key role
TAC is a charter airline based at Alfonso Bonilla Aragón International Airport in Cali, Colombia. The airline was founded in Caldas. TAC Colombia operates the following aircraft: TAC Colombia are looking at getting Embraer Phenom 300's in the future. On 14 December 1977, Vickers Viscount HK-1267 was damaged beyond repair at Palo Negro International Airport, Bucaramanga. On 26 June 2009, a TAC LET-410 UVP overran the runway upon landing at Capurganá Airport, Chocó. All 21 survive. Official Airline Site Media related to TAC Transporte Aéreo de Colombia at Wikimedia Commons