Category Archives: Military

More than 200 military families displaced by winter storm damage to their base housing; some wonder what’s next

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See water damage in military home Water pours from the walls of a home at Fort Hood following burst pipes in recent storm. (Video courtesy of Courtney Hamilton) Damage from the recent winter storms and unusual freezing weather in at least 10 states has displaced more than 200 military families from their homes on installations […]

Military academies sex assault numbers were steady, then COVID hit

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The number of sexual assaults at the military service academies was lower than the previous academic year, but it likely would have been at least at the same level had schools not sent students home in the fourth quarter due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report. The annual report, released Thursday, showed […]

Military academies sex assault numbers were steady, then COVID hit

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The number of sexual assaults at the military service academies was lower than the previous academic year, but it likely would have been at least at the same level had schools not sent students home in the fourth quarter due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report. The annual report, released Thursday, showed […]

Military has ‘no knowledge’ of commercial pilot’s report of unidentified object in New Mexico skies

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SANTA FE, N.M. — American Airlines has said one of its pilots flying a passenger jet sent a radio transmission reporting an unidentified object flying at high speeds in skies above northern New Mexico during a flight last Sunday from Cincinnati to Phoenix. A recording of the pilot’s transmission was made by Steve Douglass, a […]

Military academies sex assault numbers were steady, then COVID hit

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The number of sexual assaults at the military service academies was lower than the previous academic year, but it likely would have been at least at the same level had schools not sent students home in the fourth quarter due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report. The annual report, released Thursday, showed […]

US military may sidestep big budget cuts backed by progressives

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WASHINGTON ― It’s unlikely Congress will make a sweeping, indiscriminate cut to the defense budget, despite economic pressure from the coronavirus pandemic, according to the Senate Armed Services Committee chairman. “We’re going to deal with a much tighter budget going forward, more flat I think than rising, but within that I think we have to […]

Military families will get their remaining tenant rights by summer, DoD official says

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Military families in privatized housing at the “vast majority” of installations should have their remaining four tenant rights by June 1 — including a process for resolving disputes with their landlords and way to withhold rent during those disputes, a defense official told lawmakers Tuesday. The Defense Department has issued all the policy guidance necessary […]

Fauci, first lady, military leaders urge dubious military families to get the facts on COVID-19 vaccine

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After their recent poll showed that more than half of military families don’t plan to get the COVID-19 vaccination, Blue Star Families brought in the big guns — including Dr. Anthony Fauci, first lady Jill Biden, Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and his wife Hollyanne — to urge military families […]

The Military’s Worst ROM Meals, Vol. 1

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Good food can make the suck more tolerable. Bad food can turn an already-crappy situation into a literal sh*t sandwich. And judging by some of your photos, a shi*t sandwich isn’t far off from what you’ve been served while conducting your pre-deployment “Restriction of Movement,” or ROM, during the pandy. To help mitigate the spread […]

80 military medical personnel to support Texas hospitals

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AUSTIN, Texas — Military personnel from the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force are being sent to three hospitals in Texas to support efforts to combat the coronavirus and those suffering COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus. Lt. Gen. Laura Richardson and Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday that 80 personnel, including doctors, […]