Monday, March 23, 2015 - 12:50pm

The North Carolina Tactical Officers Association (NCTOA) braved the cold February weather on the range and in the shoot house at the Oak Grove Training Center

25 operators from 12 different North Carolina police and sheriff departments spent the chilly day practicing live firearms skills and scenario-based drills. The training consisted of the basic methodology and thought processes of close quarter battle, and included a hostage rescue scenario.

Oak Grove instructors personally ...

Friday, February 27, 2015 - 9:51am

Oak Grove employees were out in abundance to show their support at Military Appreciation Night as the NC State Wolfpack took on the Oklahoma State University Cowboys.  The evening not only produced a close dual, but also an opportunity to commemorate our nation's military personnel.  Special guests included:  Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer, and two members of the 75th Ranger Regiment: Jason Conde and Raymond Castillo.  Current UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and UFC middleweight fighter Luke Rockhold also made guest appearances.

Medal of Honor recipient Dakota Meyer (...
Tuesday, February 17, 2015 - 3:20pm

The Oak Grove Training Center had some great company during the last week of January 2015; elements of Special Forces used both the Village and Range Complexes for training. 

Two Special Forces teams practiced a number of drills on our 50m x 50m small arms range. Upon arrival, the teams confirmed zero ​ on their weapons systems and practiced transition drills that were all timed and included shooting while moving, multiple target indexing, and shooting and moving ​from behind barriers;...

Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 2:40pm

The sound of guns firing is music to our ears at the Oak Grove Training Center.

Last month, December 9-12, PNW Arms leased the the range complex at the Oak Grove Training Center for use in testing out a few of their products (guns and ammunition); they even invited approximately 50 guests from the military and other personnel to do the testing themselves. PNW Arms puts much research and skill into their products design and development, and has seemingly coined the term "weapons science" to mean innovations in weapons technology...

Two Wake County Sheriffs practice tactical maneuvers at the Oak Grove Training Center out of the back of a Bear Cat.
Friday, November 21, 2014 - 4:37pm

“Extraordinary Training Facilities, with excellent staff that will bend over backwards to create a realistic training environment for a multitude of situations.”

This is one of many sentiments expressed by members of the Wake County Sheriff's Department who took part in some training at the Oak Grove Training Center earlier this month. From Nov. 3 - 6 members of the Wake County Sheriff's Department practiced various simulated events utilizing the Oak Grove Training Center's shoot house, range (where they incorporated practice in a bear cat), and obstacle course. All of the training...

Monday, November 10, 2014 - 3:22pm

November 4, 2014  The Oak Grove Training Center's helicopter landing zone (HLZ) was recently surveyed and approved,  Here's a video of the very first Black Hawk to use the HLZ.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012 - 5:09pm

“ . . . every business--not just those in the social media space--will need to take a mobile-first approach in the coming years.”

So posits Inc. in an article titled “Survey: How Mobile Will Change Business” (Sep 25, 2012). The author claims that “mobile has the power to reshape entire industries and these changes will be swift.” A new eLearning contract we won recently bears witness to this. It includes options to develop for myriad mobile devices.

Clinicians, equipment maintainers,...

Monday, February 27, 2012 - 9:40am

A popular chain of fast-food restaurants in South Africa is serving hamburgers with words in Braille baked right in!

Wimpy, a UK-based company with restaurants throughout Europe and Asia has taken a huge leap forward in courting visually impaired diners by serving hamburgers with words in Braille formed with sesame seeds! So far, this ingenious idea is limited to South Africa but I doubt it will be long before the idea catches on elsewhere.

The sesame seed Braille words spell out such messages as “100 per cent pure beef burger made for you.”Brilliant! Wimpy South Africa is...

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 - 12:00am

What does the client really expect when they ask you to use their content “as is”?

The word edit is an umbrella for myriad tasks. When it’s applied to text, edit can range from simple proofreading to ensuring that the final assessment questions meet the objectives which, in turn, are supported by the content. It’s elementary to conclude that the resources for this spectrum differ greatly from one end to the other.

By default, you should always include a basic proofreading and grammar check, but it’s important to establish any other expectations at the onset of a project....

Monday, September 26, 2011 - 1:20pm

What's your mobile strategy? The recommended best practice for making a website mobile friendly is up for debate, depending who you are or who you ask.

The good thing is you have options.

Optimize the appearance of your current site content to be mobile friendly (i.e. viewable on a reduced scale) Create a mobile-optimized site with different content using a framework that detects whether the user is visiting from mobile device.

Both options have pros and cons. Option 1 allows you to have one site that is accessible to all users regardless of device. Option 2 allows you to...