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Nearly $20 billion for VA hospital upgrades in Biden infrastructure plan

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President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan includes more than $18 billion for upgrades to Veterans Affairs medical centers, work that veterans advocates have said is long overdue. The ambitious package — dubbed the American Jobs Plan — will be detailed by Biden in a speech Wednesday afternoon. White House officials said the goal of […]

Nearly 70 years later, Korean War Marine veteran awarded Silver Star on his 89th birthday

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On Sept. 14, 1951, in Korea, Cpl. Salvatore Naimo was dug into a hill just north of the 38th parallel in an area called the punchbowl. He was with the rest of Howe Company 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, when they suddenly came up fire from Chinese mortars and cannons. On that day, the company was […]

Nearly 70 years later, Korean War Marine veteran awarded Silver Star on his 89th birthday

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On Sept. 14, 1951, in Korea, Cpl. Salvatore Naimo was dug into a hill just north of the 38th parallel in an area called the punchbowl. He was with the rest of Howe Company 3rd Battalion, 5th Marines, when they suddenly came up fire from Chinese mortars and cannons. On that day, the company was […]

Nearly 100 US Naval Academy midshipmen moved off campus after testing positive for COVID-19

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Dozens of U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen infected with COVID-19 are being moved from the school’s dormitory to an Annapolis hotel as the academy works to contain an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The movement of 98 midshipmen to the Hilton Garden Inn will provide additional quarantine and isolation space for sickened students, the academy said […]

Nearly 100 US Naval Academy midshipmen moved off campus after testing positive for COVID-19

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Dozens of U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen infected with COVID-19 are being moved from the school’s dormitory to an Annapolis hotel as the academy works to contain an outbreak of the novel coronavirus. The movement of 98 midshipmen to the Hilton Garden Inn will provide additional quarantine and isolation space for sickened students, the academy said […]

Nearly 176,000 troops are among Texans getting tax deadline extensions

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Nearly 176,000 military members are among the residents of Texas who have received a two-month extension for filing their federal income tax returns and making tax payments, because of the recent winter storm that slammed many areas of the state. The April 15 deadline has been moved to June 15. The Internal Revenue Service announced […]

Nearly 1 in 4 active-duty sailors have gotten the COVID vaccine, officials say

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Nearly a quarter of the Navy’s active-duty fleet has received one or two shots of the COVID-19 vaccines, officials said Friday. Roughly 10 percent of sailors, about 35,000, have gotten their first jab, while another 13 percent have received both shots, Rear Adm. Karl Thomas, the assistant deputy chief of naval operations for operations, plans […]

Nearly 200 National Guardsmen have tested positive for COVID-19 since deploying to DC

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In the nearly three weeks since more than 25,000 National Guard troops from around the country made their way to Washington to secure the Capitol ahead of President Joe Biden’s inauguration, nearly 200 of them have contracted the novel coronavirus, the head of the D.C. Guard told reporters on Monday. Maj. Gen. William Walker could […]

Nearly 200 National Guardsmen have tested positive for COVID-19 since deploying to DC

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In the nearly three weeks since more than 25,000 National Guard troops from around the country made their way to Washington to secure the Capitol ahead of President Joe Biden’s inauguration, nearly 200 of them have contracted the novel coronavirus, the head of the D.C. Guard told reporters on Monday. Maj. Gen. William Walker could […]

Nearly 175,000 military retirees, family members may soon have no Tricare Select coverage

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Nearly 175,000 beneficiaries who are working-age military retirees and their family members who were enrolled in Tricare Select may soon find their health care coverage has been dropped, because they haven’t set up payment plans for the newly-required enrollment fees. By law, in order to continue coverage under Tricare Select, retiree sponsors were required to […]