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OVERNIGHT NQC CHECKPOINTS
• Key West, Florida - September 5-6, 2013
Hog's Breath Saloon on September 5th 7-10:00 PM
Launching at 7:30 am for depature to Miami
• Miami, Florida - September 6, 2013
Rickenbacker Marina, Key Biscayne, Florida 6:00 PM Arrival
Party celeration hosted by the Miami Police Benevelont Association until 10:PM
Departure on Sept 7th at 7:00am from Rickenbacker Marina
Arrival approximately at noon at the UDT US Navy SEAL Museum in Ft. Pierce, Fl.
• Jacksonville, Florida - September 7, 2013
• Charleston, South Carolina - September 8, 2013
• Virginia Beach, Virginia - September 9, 2013
Fundraiser hosted by Connected Warrior at the Smoked Out Friendraiser 7:00-10:00 PM
• Atlantic City, New Jersey - September 10, 2013
Fundraiser/Dinner at the Borgata Hotel and Spa 7:00-9:00 PM
9/11/13 Depart for final leg:
Arrival at Beach Haven, NJ for a memorial tribute celebration hosted by the Beach Haven Fire Co. and surrounding EMS groupss at 9:00AM
• North Cove Marina, Battery Park City New York City - Anniversary of 9/11, September 11, 2013
2:00 PM Arrival - Greet the Veterans until 4:00 PM please join us to welcome the Heroes to the Big Apple!
• Ground Zero Visit - Never Quit Challenge Visit on September 12th
NQC SOCIAL MEDIA
Never Quit Challenge Facebook Page
Never Quit Challenge Youtube Channel
Note: All operators will be wearing ‘Boot Campaign’ combat boots during the ride for charity support. Please see www.BootCampaign.com They are a major contributor to the NQC
What Is A Nautical Mile?
A unit length that is about one minute of arc latitude measured along any meridian, or about one minute of arc of longitude at the equator. By international agreement it has been set at 1,852
1 Nautical Mile: 1,852 Meters - 6,076 Feet
1 Nautical Mile = 1.15078 Mile
In English usage a sea mile is, for any latitude, the length of one minute of latitude at that latitude (1 sea mile = Earth radius x one minute in radian). It varies from about 1,855.3 metres (6,087 ft) at the equator (equatorial radius × π / 180 / 60) to about 1,849.1 metres (6,067 ft) at the poles (polar radius × π / 180 / 60), with a mean value of 1,852.3 metres (6,077 ft). The international nautical mile was chosen as the integer number of metres closest to the mean sea mile.
1,600 nmi = 2,9632 k
A Nautical Mile is a standard international measurement - used by all countries to measure surface distance over water. Conversions to U.S. distance measures are as follows:
1 Nautical Mile is equal to 1.15077 "Road" Miles
1 Nautical Mile is equal to 6,076.115 Feet
1 Nautical Mile is equal to 72913.385 Inches
1 Nautical Mile is equal to 1.958906e-13 Light - Years
MIAMI POLICE DEPARTMENT
|MIAMI POLICE DEPARTMENT
Our mission, together with the communities of Miami, is to make our city a place where all people can live, work, and visit safely without fear.
The Miami Police Department will maintain the highest standards of professional ethics and integrity. We are committed to the philosophy of community and neighborhood policing. We will build partnerships and coalitions with the business, corporate, and residential communities to identify and recommend solutions to problems with the goal of improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods. We will employ time-tested police methods and promising innovative approaches to better protect our communities. We value the cultural unity and differences of our communities, recognizing that there is strength in both. Our commitment is to provide professional service to our citizens, residents, and visitors.
IN OUR INDIVIDUAL CONDUCT AND IN OUR PERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS, WE VALUE:
- Integrity and ethical behavior at all times.
- Respect for the rules of law and the dignity of all human beings.
- Acceptance of full responsibility and accountability for our actions.
- Empathy and compassion for others.
- Direct communications that permit and encourage healthy disagreement.
- Resolving differences in a mutually supportive and positive way.
IN OUR PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES, WE VALUE:
- Individual and team effectiveness in solving crime and crime related problems.
- Exceptional response to community needs.
- Equal protection and service to all, regardless of economic status.
- Continuous commitment to personal and professional growth.
- Innovation, creativity, and reasoned risk-taking.
- A methodical approach to problem solving.
- Responsible and creative management of our resources.
- Excellence and continuous improvement in all we do.
FRIENDS OF MARINE STADIUM
Our purpose is the restoration and return to operation of Miami Marine Stadium. It is the goal of Friends of Miami Marine Stadium to work with the City and community at large to accomplish this purpose and have it operated in the public interest.
MIAMI MARINE STADIUM - FACTS AT A GLANCE
- Built on Virginia Key as the first purpose-built venue for powerboat racing in the United States.
- Dedicated as the Ralph Munroe Marine Stadium on December 23, 1963. Stadium was built at a cost of $1 million; basin was dredged for approximately $900,000.
- The 6,566 seat stadium was designed by architect Hilario Candela, a 28-year-old recent immigrant from Cuba at that time.
- Considered a Modernist icon because of its cantilevered, fold-plate roof and construction of lightweight, poured-in-place concrete, popular in mid-century stadiums.
- At 326 feet in length (longer than a football field), it was the longest span of cantilevered concrete in the world when it was built. Its eight big slanted columns are anchored in the ground.
Boat Races and Other Sporting Events
- The stadium hosted many world-class powerboat events including Unlimited Hydroplane, Inboard, Outboard, Performance Craft, Stock, Modified, and Grand National divisions.
- It was the site of many nationally televised events including the Bill Muncey Invitational and the ESPN All American Challenge Series.
Concerts and Cultural Events
- With a floating stage, the stadium would become host in later years to different events ranging from boxing matches to classical, rock and pop music concerts, even Sunday services.
- The stadium is where Sammy Davis Jr. hugged Richard Nixon in 1972, and the site of a legendary and raucous 1985 Jimmy Buffett concert.
- The 1967, the Elvis Presley movie "Clambake"—about an oil tycoon's heir swapping places with a poor water-skier—was filmed there.
- Other memorable performances: Queen, The Beach Boys, Steppenwolf, Dave Brubeck. Arthur Fiedler and the Boston Pops, Miami Philharmonic, Ray Charles and many more.
The Sleeping Beauty Years
- In the wake of Hurricane Andrew, it was declared an unsafe building under Miami-Dade County building code and shuttered by the City of Miami on September 18, 1992. An engineering study demonstrated it was sound and not damaged by the hurricane but it was closed to the public, nonetheless.
- Since then, the stadium has become a haven for vandals, graffiti artists and taggers.
- On February 20, 2008, Friends of Miami Marine Stadium (FMMS) was formed. The effort undertaken by FMMS is the first-and only feasible plan in 20 years for restoration and operation of the property.
- FMMS secured historic designation by Miami’s Historic Preservation and Environmental Board.
- The stadium was also recognized as an architectural masterpiece by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. It was named to the National Trust’s 11 Most Endangered List in 2009.
- In 2009, the Worlds Monuments Fund, the foremost organization worldwide devoted to the preservation of architectural and cultural sites, named the Marine Stadium to its 2010 Watch List (significant endangered sites), along with places such as Macchu Picchu, the historic center of Buenos Aires, the City of Old Jerusalem, and Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
- On April 6, 2010, Miami-Dade County Commissioners passed a resolution to allocate $3-million to the stadium to start its historical preservation and return it as a venue for water sports and major concerts.
- On July 22, 2010, the Miami City Commission approved the Virginia Key Master Plan, which includes the Miami Marine Stadium.
- In January 2012, Miami Sports and Exhibition Authority (MSEA), a quasi-public organization, approved a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and Resolution, the first step in the creation of a partnership between FMMS, MSEA and the Miami City Commission to restore the Marine Stadium.
- In March, 2012, the Miami City Commission approved the MOU. Friends of Miami Marine Stadium must submit a business plan within six months and develop full funding within two years.
About Friends of Miami Marine Stadium (FMMS)
- Friends of Miami Marine Stadium was created as an all-volunteer organization in February 2008 to advocate for restoration of the Marine Stadium, under the administrative umbrella of the Dade Heritage Trust. Since then, FMMS has provided over $600,000 to the cause and has never received nor requested funding from the City of Miami for its efforts.
- FMMS has now transitioned from a group focused on advocacy to one that is prepared to guide the restoration of the Marine Stadium. It incorporated in December 2010 and received its (501)(c)(3) designation in August 2011.
NATIONAL TRUST FOR HISTORIC PRESERVATION
A Brief History of the National Trust
In the late 1940s, leaders of a fledgling American preservation movement recognized the need for a national organization to provide support and encouragement for grassroots preservation efforts. In response, a small group set to work on the establishment of a National Trust for Historic Preservation. Their efforts bore fruit when President Truman signed legislation creating the National Trust on October 26, 1949.
The founders envisioned an organization whose primary purpose would be the acquisition and administration of historic sites. True to this vision, in 1951 the Trust assumed responsibility for its first property: Woodlawn Plantation in northern Virginia. Twenty-seven other historic sites, ranging from the 18th-century Drayton Hall in South Carolina to the Glass House in Connecticut, have come become National Trust Historic Sites in the years since.
Both the National Trust and the preservation movement entered a new phase with the 1966 passage of theNational Historic Preservation Act. Among other important provisions, the Act provided federal funding support for the Trust’s work. After 30 years, this federal appropriation was terminated by mutual agreement. Today the Trust relies on private-sector contributions for support.
Outreach programs have continued to assume importance as the organization has grown. The Preservation Services Fund was created in 1969 to provide financial assistance to local preservation projects. The first field office opened in San Francisco in 1971. There are now 13 in 12 states and the District of Columbia.
Demonstration projects soon followed: the National Main Street Center, which emphasizes preservation as a tool for revitalizing traditional business districts, in 1980; Community Partners, which employs a similar approach in historic residential neighborhoods, in 1994. Other special programs were created to focus on rural preservation(1979), heritage tourism (1989) and statewide organization development (1994).
Complementing outreach, the Trust continued to emphasize education. Publication of a magazine (today calledPreservation) began in 1952. The first Preservation Honor Awards, recognizing individuals, organizations and projects that represent the best in preservation, were presented in 1971. The Trust has championed the annual nationwide celebration of Preservation Week since 1973. The yearly list of America’s 11 Most Endangered Historic Places, first issued in 1988, has become a highly effective means of spotlighting treasures in trouble and rallying efforts to save them.
In 2011, the National Trust announced a dynamic new program called National Treasures, through which the organization will identify significant threatened places across the United States, and take direct action to save them. National Treasures are part of a new and focused effort to bring more Americans into the preservation movement, and demonstrate the relevance of preserving the nation’s historic places.
Today, the National Trust has a staff of 300 employees based at headquarters in Washington, D.C., in field offices nationwide, and at historic sites in 15 states. With 750,000 members and supporters, today’s National Trust has become the organization its founders envisioned: the vigorous leader of an expansive movement that is changing the face of America.
CITY OF MIAMI
Area: 35.68 sq miles (92.42 km²)
Weather: 79°F (26°C), Wind NE at 0 mph (0 km/h), 86% Humidity
Local time: Saturday 3:48 AM
Population: 408,750 (2011)
Miami is a major center and a leader in finance, commerce, culture, media, entertainment, the arts, and international trade.In 2010, Miami was classified as an Alpha- World City in the World Cities Study Group’s inventory. In 2010, Miami ranked seventh in the United States in terms of finance, commerce, culture, entertainment, fashion, education, and other sectors. It ranked thirty-third among global cities.In 2008,Forbes magazine ranked Miami "America's Cleanest City", for its year-round good air quality, vast green spaces, clean drinking water, clean streets and city-wide recycling programs. According to a 2009 UBS study of 73 world cities, Miami was ranked as the richest city in the United States, and the world's fifth-richest city in terms of purchasing power. Miami is nicknamed the "Capital of Latin America",is the second-largest U.S. city (after El Paso, Texas) with a Spanish-speaking majority, and the largest city with a Cuban-American plurality.
Downtown Miami and South Florida are home to the largest concentration of international banks in the United States, and many large national and international companies. The Civic Center is a major center for hospitals, research institutes, medical centers, and biotechnology industries. For more than two decades, the Port of Miami, known as the "Cruise Capital of the World," has been the number one cruise passenger port in the world. It accommodates some of the world's largest cruise ships and operations, and is the busiest port in both passenger traffic and cruise lines
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DON SHIPLEY - HELL NIGHT
Special Thanks to Don Shipley and the Navy Seal Training Experience for donating a 'Hell Night' to auction off on behalf of the Never Quit Challenge!
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TAC MARINE LAW ENFORCEMENT
TAC has a long history of training marine law enforcement officers. The founders have been consultants and served on advisory boards for standardization procedures. TAC has developed an accreditation process to standardize marine law enforcement training. No other organization or entity can match the experience and credentials of our staff.
An agency can submit their marine training course to us for approval and receive a “TAC Accreditation” certificate. All applications must meet our standards for safety, liability, effectiveness, instructor credentials, lesson plans and presentations. Please contact us for further information.
TAC offers several training programs specifically designed for the marine law enforcement officer or supervisor. The following is a list and brief explanation of these programs:
BASIC MARINE LAW ENFORCEMENT – This training program is an entry level class designed for the new marine law enforcement officer or the officer who has never received any previous training. Topics may include: seamanship and navigation, basic boat operations, misdemeanor and felony boardings, liability, defensive tactics aboard a vessel, arrest tactics, vessel searches and prisoner transporting.
INTERMEDIATE LEVEL TRAINING PROGRAMS – These classes are designed for the more experienced marine officer and/or officers who have attended the basic course. Topics include: marine medical emergencies, high risk felony boardings, boating firearms, anti-terrorism tactics and more.
ADVANCED LEVEL TRAINING PROGRAMS – These courses may vary in their titles but each are designed to meet current issues and demands. Topics may include: less lethal tactics on a vessel, boating firearms, stopping tactics for fleeing vessels, advanced marine medical procedures, liability, vessel pursuits, night operations, officer survival, boating accident investigations, port security, anti-terrorism, rescue operations, drug smuggling, alien immigration and advanced defensive tactics aboard a vessel.
AIRBOAT OPERATIONS – Airboats are becoming more and more popular in marine law enforcement. Very little formal training is available and the officer generally learns by trial and error. TAC has designed a certified airboat course that eliminates this trail and error method and addresses typical scenarios in airboat operations. Topics include: safety, nomenclature, loading and unloading, basic operations, boardings, pursuits, rescue operations, public services, liability and firearms training.
LEADERSHIP, MANAGEMENT AND SUPERVISOR PROGRAMS – These programs are designed for those that lead, manage, supervise or train a marine law enforcement unit. Topics include: staffing and developing a marine unit, specialized equipment, policy development, planning, officer training and vicarious liability. This training is essential for managers and supervisors.
TAC Founder: Major Mike Tucker, Retired
- 35 years of state police, marine law enforcement experience
- Graduate of FBI National Academy, 145 Session
- Operational Commander of State Marine Police Academy
- Original Developer of boating firearms and tactical boarding procedures for marine police
- Certified State Police Instructor for firearms, defensive tactics, impact weapons and First Responder Emergency Care
- Developed Specialized Training for marine police SWAT
- Incident Commander for Mariel, Cuba boat-lift, organizing and supervising the influx of 200,000 Cuban refugees into Key West, Fl.
- Commander of State Marine Police District
- Author of several magazine and newspaper articles featuring marine police tactics
TAC Founder: Captain Robert Knight, Retired
- 34 years of state police, marine law enforcement experience
- Graduate of FBI National Academy, 142 Session
- Masters Degree, St Thomas University
- Professor, Union Institute & University: Criminal Justice Management
- Active Reserve Police Officer
- Served as a subject matter expert for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission
- Certified Police Instructor: firearms, defensive tactics and impact weapons
- Marine Police SWAT Commander and Trainer
- Coordinated Executive Protection details for the Pope and several United States Presidents
- Published several newspaper articles relating to counter-terrorism tactics
- Frequently appears on network television and has been quoted numerous times in the nation’s top newspapers
TAC Instructors: All TAC instructors are state certified and are court recognized as subject matter experts in their fields of expertise. Our staff includes members of SWAT Teams, SWAT Para-Medic, police divers, commanders and a staff attorney.
THE NATIONAL NAVY SEAL MUSEUM
Join the Never Quit Challenge Veterans on September 7th 2013 as they come into the refuel check stop at the National Navy SEAL Museum!
Address: 3300 N Hwy A1A, Fort Pierce, FL 34949
Thursday hours 10:00 am–4:00 pm - See all