Marine Corps Base Hawaii

Marine Corps Base Hawaii Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay and Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay, is a U. S. Marine Corps facility and air station located on the Mokapu Peninsula of windward O'ahu in the City & County of Honolulu. For census purposes, the area is demarcated as the Kaneohe Station census-designated place, with a population at the 2010 Census of 9,517. Marine Corps Base Hawaii is home to Marines, their family members and civilian employees; the United States Marine Corps operates a 7,800-foot runway at the base. MCBH is home for the 3rd Marine Regiment, Marine Aircraft Group 24, Combat Logistics Battalion 3 3rd Radio Battalion, the Navy's Patrol and Reconnaissance Wing 2; the base lies between the two largest windward O'ahu communities of Kailua and Kāne'ohe, the main gate is reached at the eastern end of Interstate H-3. The main access to the base is by either Mokapu Road. MCB Hawaii is located on the windward side of Oahu 12 miles northeast of Honolulu. Marine Corps Base Hawaii occupies the entire Mokapu Peninsula, of 2,951 acres.

Two areas of the base are classified conservation land which includes the Ulupa'U Crater area and the Nu'upia Pond area. In 1918, President Woodrow Wilson designated 322 acres of land on Mokapu Peninsula for the military; the Kuwaahoe Military Reservation, became known in 1942 as Fort Hase. In 1941, Army artillery units moved into the area. In 1939, the Navy constructed a small seaplane base and upon its completion, Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay's role was expanded to include the administration of the Kaneohe Bay Naval Defense Sea Area. On December 7, 1941, Naval Air Station Kaneohe Bay was attacked 9 minutes prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor. In 1951, the Marines assumed control of the air station activities when naval aviation moved to Barbers Point Naval Air Station. On January 15, 1952, Marine Corps Air Station Kaneohe Bay was commissioned. On 15 April 1994, the Marine Corps consolidated all of its installations in Hawaii. MCAS Kaneohe Bay, Camp H. M. Smith, Molokai Training Support Facility, Manana Family Housing Area, Puuloa Range, the Pearl City Warehouse Annex combined to form a new command, the Marine Corps Base Hawaii, headquartered at MCBH Kaneohe Bay.

All U. S. military units located in Hawaii fall under the command of the U. S. Pacific Command, headquartered at Camp H. M. Smith on Oahu; the Commanding General of Marine Forces Pacific commands 12 Marine Corps bases and stations in Arizona, California and Japan, operational forces in Hawaii and Okinawa Prefecture, units deployed to Southeast/west Asia. In 2010, parts of the movie Battleship were filmed aboard MCBH. According to the United States Census Bureau, the base has a total area of 5.8 square miles, of which 4.4 square miles is land and 1.4 square miles, or 24.74%, is water. As of the 2000 census, there were 11,827 people, 2,332 households, 2,283 families residing on the base; the population density was 2,696.2 people per square mile. There were 2,388 housing units at an average density of 544.4/sq mi. The racial makeup of the base was 66.6% White, 12.1% African American, 1.1% Native American, 5.3% Asian, 1.2% Pacific Islander, 7.6% from other races, 6.1% from two or more races. 14.6 % of the population were Latino of any race.

For every 100 women, there were 202.6 men. For every 100 women age 18 and over, there were 258.8 men. The median income for a household on the base was $34,757. Since 2004, MCBH has partnered with Ocean Power Technologies, Inc. to test the generation of electric power from ocean waves using a "PowerBuoy" wave energy converter, one of the first wave power projects in the U. S; the Azura wave power device is being tested in a 30-metre site at the base. Marine Corps Base Hawaii, under current commanding officer Col. Robert Rice, has stopped using plastic shopping bags aboard the installation, installed solar water heaters on all base housing units, on Dec. 8, 2010, will debut a "Net Zero" sustainable energy home which uses solar power. The base fleet of government vehicles is being changed over to hybrid and electric vehicles and most other "FlexFuel" vehicles now operate on E85 ethanol-based fuel. MCB Hawaii installed the first E85 pump in the state of Hawaii in November 2010, the first U. S. military installation in the world to do so.

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An uyezd was an administrative subdivision of the Grand Duchy of Moscow, the Russian Empire, the early Russian SFSR, in use from the 13th century. For most of Russian history, uyezds were a secondary-level of administrative division. By sense, but not by etymology, uyezd corresponds to the English term county. Describing groups of several volosts, they formed around the most important cities. Uyezds were ruled by the appointees of a knyaz and, starting from the 17th century, by voyevodas. In 1708, an administrative reform was carried out by Peter the Great, dividing Russia into governorates; the subdivision into uyezds was abolished at that time but was reinstated in 1727, as a result of Catherine I's administrative reform. By the Soviet administrative reform of 1923–1929, most of the uyezds were transformed into raions. In Ukraine, uyezds were reformed into forty okrugs which between 1925 and 1930 were the primary-level of administrative division; the uyezds of Bessarabia Governorate were called Ținut or Județ in Romanian, which would translate as "county".

In Ukraine uyezds were known as povit. History of the administrative division of Russia Gubernia "Administrative territorial division of Russia in the 18th-20th centuries" "Otechestvennye Zapiski", No.6, 2002. Тархов, Сергей, "Изменение административно-территориального деления России в XIII-XX в.", Логос, #1 2005, ISSN 0869-5377

Air Ferry Limited

Air Ferry Limited was a private, independent British airline operating charter and all-cargo flights from 1963 to 1968. Wing Commander Hugh Kennard, the Air Kruise founder and a former Silver City Airways director, Leroy Tours founder Lewis Leroy formed Air Ferry Ltd in 1961 as a subsidiary of Leroy Tours to operate general charter and inclusive tour flights. Air Ferry started operations on 1 April 1963, providing IT charters from Manston Airport near Ramsgate, Kent, in south east England, it operated two 40-seat Vickers Viking and two 80-seat Douglas DC-4/C-54s piston airliners. Before the start of operations, the Air Transport Licensing Board had awarded Air Ferry three A-type licences to operate scheduled services from Manston to Le Touquet and Verona. Services to Le Touquet and Ostend were due to begin in mid-April 1963 and to Verona on 1 April 1964. Air Ferry added a third DC-4, more Vikings, a Bristol Freighter, a pair of Douglas DC-6As to its fleet over the coming years; the latter were the airline's first pressurised aircraft.

In October 1964 Air Ferry's ownership passed to Air Holdings as a consequence of the latter's acquisition of Leroy Tours. At the time, Air Holdings was the parent company of British United Airways, Britain's largest contemporary independent airline and leading private sector scheduled carrier; this made Air Ferry an associate of BUA. Air Holdings' takeover of Air Ferry restored the cross-Channel vehicle ferry services monopoly of British United Air Ferries, a sister airline of BUA. In 1968 Air Ferry leased a pair of Vickers Viscount 800s. By that time, it operated scheduled and non-scheduled services carrying passengers and their cars as well as cargo from Manchester and London in addition to Manston. Summer 1968 was Air Ferry's last season of operations, the airline ceased trading on 31 October 1968. Air Ferry operated the following aircraft types: Bristol 170 Freighter Douglas DC-4/Douglas C-54 Skymaster Douglas DC-6 Vickers Viking Vickers Viscount In April 1965 the Air Ferry fleet comprised 9 aircraft.

In April 1968 the Air Ferry fleet comprised 6 aircraft. On 21 January 1967 a Douglas C-54 Skymaster registered G-ASOG operating a cargo flight from Manchester to Frankfurt in Germany struck trees while executing a night-time approach, resulting in the death of both crew members. 1967 Air Ferry DC-4 accident - On 3 June 1967 a Douglas C-54A Skymaster registered G-APYK operating a non-scheduled passenger flight from Manston to Perpignan in France struck the Canigou mountain at 4,000 feet while in the descent, killing all 88 occupants. Cause of the accident was determined to be carbon monoxide poisoning of the flight crew due to a faulty cabin heater. Merton Jones, T.. British Independent Airline & Operators Since 1947. UK: LAAS International. NONE. "Flight International". Sutton, UK: Reed Business Information. ISSN 0015-3710. Air Ferry at the Aviation Safety Network Database