Monthly Archives: April 2021

Pentagon preparing for Taliban attacks during US withdrawal from Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON — The Pentagon is preparing for possible Taliban attacks on U.S. and coalition forces as they withdraw from Afghanistan, a prospect that complicates the outlook for winding down America’s longest war. May 1 was the date all U.S. and other foreign forces were to have departed Afghanistan under a February 2020 deal between the […]

Russian defense chief scoffs at Western warnings on Ukraine

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MOSCOW — Russia’s defense chief said Tuesday that a troop pullback from areas near Ukraine had nothing to do with Western pressure, adding that Moscow will continue doing what is necessary to protect itself. Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu also voiced concern about NATO forces’ presence near Russia. The recent Russian troop buildup near Ukraine worried […]

Army vet marching 1,800 miles to fight veteran suicide

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An Army veteran of Afghanistan and non-profit founder is launching an 1,800-mile walk from Mississippi to West Point, New York in an effort to raise awareness and funds to combat veteran suicide and help other veterans to deal with complex grief. Former infantry officer and West Point graduate Greg Washington will depart his family’s hometown […]

Tens of thousands of U.S. vets living overseas left to find COVID vaccine doses on their own

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When Congress passed legislation last month to expand COVID vaccine distribution to all veterans and caregivers, Marine Corps veteran Wayne Beverly hoped he’d be able to get an appointment through his local U.S. embassy. Instead, the expatriate living in Thailand has been frustrated to find out that enrollees in the Department of Veterans Affairs Foreign […]

Warning: Post Office sees rise in COVID vaccination scams targeting veterans

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Postal service leaders are warning veterans to be wary of a new round of financial scams targeting their families by promising quicker coronavirus vaccines and extra money for virus-related medical care. Officials from Operation Protect Veterans — a joint effort from the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and AARP that is focused on scams directed at […]

The Spouse Angle Podcast — Up this week: An Army Spouse’s Journey from Homelessness and Incarceration to Running a Nonprofit

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This week: From Living on the Streets to Helping the Homeless as a Military Spouse Army spouse Marla Bautista shares her personal story of abuse, incarceration and homelessness as a young adult and how those experiences inspired her family’s nonprofit helping the homeless community wherever the military takes them. About the Guests: Marla Bautista is […]

Mobile nuclear reactors? Scathing report slams ‘disturbing’ military program

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The author of an academic report on Pentagon plans to build mobile nuclear reactors to power future combat bases called the effort “extremely disturbing” and “based on a lie.” The report released Thursday slams the Pentagon and Army G-4, logistics — specifically the Army office’s 2018 report that lays out the potential uses and needs […]

A civilian mariner’s leg was severed. This sailor helped save his life

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In his almost two decades with the Navy, Senior Chief Hull Maintenance Technician Mario Pais had occasionally administered first aid. But nothing like this. That didn’t stop Pais and his team from helping to save the life of a 19-year-old civilian mariner whose leg was severed while out sailing with friends. Pais, 38, and three […]

Mobile nuclear reactors? Scathing report slams ‘disturbing’ military program

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The author of an academic report on Pentagon plans to build mobile nuclear reactors to power future combat bases called the effort “extremely disturbing” and “based on a lie.” The report released Thursday slams the Pentagon and Army G-4, logistics — specifically the Army office’s 2018 report that lays out the potential uses and needs […]

Marines strap missile to truck and strike target at sea

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Two Marine majors and industry technicians stripped down a tactical vehicle, strapped an anti-ship missile onboard and hit a target at sea from land. And the top Marine was quite pleased. Commandant Gen. David Berger said in a congressional hearing Thursday that the tests were the result of the “brilliance of a couple of young […]