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Combat Direction Center
The Operations Room (also known as the Combat Information Center (CIC), or, under the British system, the Action Information Centre) is the tactical center of a warship or AWAC aircraft providing processed information for command and control of the near battlespace or 'area of operations'. Within other military commands, rooms serving similar functions are called by the similar "Command Information Center" or simply "Command center"; the number of different terms for spaces that serve much the same function may explain why the plain and generally non-descriptive "Operations Center" is a prevalent term.[citation needed] Regardless of the vessel or command locus, each CIC organizes and processes information into a form more convenient and usable by the commander in authority
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Operations Center
A control room, operations center, or operations control center (OCC) is a room serving as a central space where a large physical facility or physically dispersed service can be monitored and controlled. A control room will often be part of a larger command center.Contents1 Overview 2 Examples of control rooms 3 Special
Special
hazards and mitigation 4 Design 5 In popular culture 6 Image gallery 7 See also 8 References 9 External linksOverview[edit] A control room's purpose is production control, and serves as a central space where a large physical facility or physically dispersed service can be monitored and controlled. Central control rooms came into general use in factories during the 1920s.[1] Control rooms for vital facilities are typically tightly secured and inaccessible to the general public
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Robert Heinlein
Robert Anson Heinlein (/ˈhaɪnlaɪn/;[2][3][4] July 7, 1907 – May 8, 1988) was an American science fiction writer. Often called the "dean of science fiction writers",[5] his sometimes controversial works continue to have an influential effect on the genre, and on modern culture more generally. Heinlein became one of the first American science fiction writers to break into mainstream magazines such as The Saturday Evening Post
The Saturday Evening Post
in the late 1940s. He was one of the best-selling science fiction novelists for many decades, and he, Isaac Asimov, and Arthur C
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Solomon Islands Campaign
Southeast AsiaIndochina (1940) Indian Ocean (1940–45) Philippines
Philippines
1941–42 Franco-Thai War Thailand Dutch East Indies Malaya Hong Kong Singapore Indochina (1945) Malacca Strait Jurist Tiderace Zipper Strategic bombing (1944–45)BurmaBurma (1941–42) Burma (1942–43) Burma (1944) Burma (1944–45)Southwest Pacific Dutch East Indies
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HMS Victorious (R38)
HMS Victorious, ordered under the 1936 Naval Programme, was the third Illustrious-class aircraft carrier
Illustrious-class aircraft carrier
after Illustrious and Formidable. She was laid down at the Vickers-Armstrong
Vickers-Armstrong
shipyard at Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
Newcastle-Upon-Tyne
in 1937 and launched two years later in 1939. Her commissioning was delayed until 1941 due to the greater need for escort vessels for service in the Battle of the Atlantic. Her service in 1941 and 1942 included famous actions against the battleship Bismarck, several Arctic convoys, and the Pedestal convoy to Malta. She was loaned to the United States Navy
United States Navy
in 1943 and served in the south west Pacific as part of the Third Fleet. Victorious contributed to several attacks on the Tirpitz
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USS Spruance (DD-963)
USS Spruance (DD-963) was the lead ship of the United States Navy's Spruance-class of destroyers and was named after Raymond A. Spruance, a U.S. Navy admiral. Spruance was built by the Ingalls Shipbuilding
Ingalls Shipbuilding
Division of Litton Industries at Pascagoula, Mississippi, and launched by Mrs. Raymond A. Spruance, Commander Raymond J. Harbrecht in command.[2] Spruance served in the U.S. Atlantic
Atlantic
Fleet, assigned to Destroyer Squadron 24 and operating out of Naval Station Mayport, Florida. Spruance was decommissioned on 23 March 2005 and then was sunk as a target on 8 December 2006.Contents1 History1.1 1960s 1.2 1970s 1.3 1980s 1.4 1990s 1.5 2000s2 In popular culture 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksHistory[edit]This section does not cite any sources. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed
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USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70)
USS Carl Vinson
Carl Vinson
(CVN-70) is the United States Navy's third Nimitz-class supercarrier and named for Carl Vinson, a Congressman from Georgia, in recognition of his contributions to the U.S. Navy. The ship was launched in 1980, undertook her maiden voyage in 1983, and underwent refueling and overhaul between 2005 and 2009. Carl Vinson's call sign is "Gold Eagle." Besides deployments in Operation Desert Strike, Operation Iraqi Freedom, Operation Southern Watch, and Operation Enduring Freedom, Carl Vinson
Carl Vinson
was involved in a number of notable events
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Science Fiction
Science
Science
fiction (often shortened to SF or sci-fi) is a genre of speculative fiction, typically dealing with imaginative concepts such as advanced science and technology, spaceflight, time travel, and extraterrestrial life. Science
Science
fiction often explores the potential consequences of scientific and other innovations, and has been called a "literature of ideas".[1] It usually avoids the supernatural, unlike the related genre of fantasy
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Robert William Cole
Robert William Cole (1869–1937) was a British photographer and author.[1] Some of his works are early science fiction and future war fiction.[2] Cole's works are mostly out of print and are difficult to find. Copies can be found at the British Library, and two have been republished in scholarly editions. They include four novels:[3]The Struggle for Empire: A Story of the Year 2236 (1900)The expanding Anglo-Saxon Empire of Earth collides with a similar empire based on Kairet, a planet of Sirius. Both empires have forgotten spiritual and philosophical values, and are driven largely by greed. Commercial rivalries soon escalate to a devastating interstellar war which results in the destruction of most of the Terran fleet, the invasion of Earth, and other disasters. The book is notable for its depiction of technology including antigravity, interplanetary radio, television, various forms of death ray, industrial transmutation, etc
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World War II
Pacific WarChina Pacific Ocean South-East Asia South West Pacific Japan Manchuria & North Korea Mediterranean and Middle EastNorth Africa East Africa Mediterranean Sea Adriatic Malta Yugoslavia Iraq Syria–Lebanon Iran Italy Dodecanese Southern France Other campaignsAtlantic Arctic Strategic bombing Americas French West Africa Indian Ocean Madagascar Contemporaneous warsSoviet–Japanese border conflicts Franco-Thai War Ecuadorian–Peruvian War Ili Rebellion World War II Alphabetical indices A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 0–9Navigation CampaignsCountriesEquipment TimelineOutlineLists PortalCategoryBibliography vte World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945. The vast majority of the world's countries—including all the great powers—eventually formed two opposing military alliances: the Allies and the Axis
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Cal Laning
Rear Admiral Caleb Barrett Laning (born 27 March 1906, Kansas City, Missouri; died 31 May 1991, Falls Church, Virginia) was a highly decorated naval officer, writer, and technical adviser.[1][2] Laning is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.[3] He was the nephew of four star Admiral Harris Laning. Combat Information Center role[edit] Laning was involved in the development of the U.S. naval Combat Information Center (CIC) during World War II. The idea was taken "specifically, consciously, and directly" from the spaceship Directrix in the Lensman novels of E. E. Smith, Ph.D.,[4] and influenced by the works of his friend, collaborator, and Naval Academy classmate, fellow Missourian Robert Heinlein,[5][6] but for bureaucratic reasons the source of the idea was not disclosed. See also[edit]Worldwide Military Command and Control SystemReferences[edit]^ Washington Post, 8 June 1991 ^ "Valor awards for Caleb Barrett Laning Military Times Hall of Valor". Militarytimes.com
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Lensman
The Lensman series is a series of science fiction novels by American author Edward Elmer "Doc" Smith. It was a runner-up for the 1966 Hugo award for Best All-Time Series (the winner was the Foundation series by Isaac Asimov).[1]Contents1 Publication history 2 Plot 3 Sequels 4 Adaptations4.1 Lensman: Secret of The Lens 4.2 Galactic Patrol Lensman 4.3 Comics4.3.1 In Japan 4.3.2 Eternity (1990-1991)4.4 Film 4.5 Games5 Homages and parodies 6 See also 7 References 8 Further reading 9 External linksPublication history[edit] The series was published in magazines before being collected and reworked into the better-known series of books. The complete series in internal sequence with original publication dates is as follows. Triplanetary (1948. Originally published in four parts, January–April 1934, in Amazing Stories) First Lensman (1950, Fantasy Press) Galactic Patrol (1950
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E. E. Smith
Edward Elmer Smith (also E. E. Smith, E. E. Smith, Ph.D., E. E. "Doc" Smith, Doc Smith, "Skylark" Smith, or—to his family—Ted; May 2, 1890 – August 31, 1965) was an American food engineer (specializing in doughnut and pastry mixes) and an early science-fiction author, best known for the Lensman and Skylark series
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Guadalcanal
Guadalcanal
Guadalcanal
(indigenous name: Isatabu) is the principal island in Guadalcanal Province
Guadalcanal Province
of the nation of Solomon Islands, located in the south-western Pacific, northeast of Australia. The island is mainly covered in dense tropical rainforest and has a mountainous interior. Guadalcanal's discovery was under the Spanish expedition of Álvaro de Mendaña in 1568. The name comes from Guadalcanal, a village in the province of Seville, in Andalusia, Spain, birthplace of Pedro de Ortega Valencia, a member of Mendaña's expedition. During 1942–43, it was the scene of the Guadalcanal Campaign
Guadalcanal Campaign
and saw bitter fighting between Japanese and US troops. The Americans were ultimately victorious
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Battle Of The Coral Sea
Southeast AsiaIndochina (1940) Indian Ocean (1940–45) Philippines 1941–42 Franco-Thai War Thailand Dutch East Indies Malaya Hong Kong Singapore Indochina (1945) Malacca Strait Jurist Tiderace Zipper Strategic bombing (1944–45)BurmaBurma (1941–42) Burma (1942–43) Burma (1944) Burma (1944–45)Southwest Pacific Dutch East Indies
Dutch East Indies
1941–42 Portuguese Timor Australia New Guinea Philippines 1944–45 Borneo 1945North AmericaAttack on Pearl Harbor Ellwood K Aleutian Islands Estevan Point Lighthouse Fort
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Battle Of Guadalcanal
Strategic Allied victoryBeginning of Allied Offensive Operations in the PacificBelligerents United States  Australia  New Zealand  United Kingdom British Solomon Islands[1] Colony of Fiji[2]  Tonga[3]  JapanCommanders and leaders U.S. Navy: Robert L. Ghormley William F. Halsey, Jr. Richmond K. Turner Frank J. Fletcher U.S. Marine Corps: Alexander A. Vandegrift Merritt A. Edson U.S. Army: Alexander M. Patch U.S. Coast Guard: Russell R. Waesche I.J. Navy: Isoroku Yamamoto Hiroaki Abe Nobutake Kondō Nishizo Tsukahara Takeo Kurita Jinichi Kusaka Shōji Nishimura Gunichi Mikawa Raizō Tanaka I.J
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