Military

dune

Dune drops new trailer, book’s author served in WW2

Watch the trailer for the highly anticipated new movie, Dune, below! The new trailer for the upcoming movie, Dune, has been viewed over 35 million times. Warner Bros. Pictures stating, “Beyond fear, destiny awaits. Watch the trailer for the highly anticipated #DuneMovie now.” The trailer also has over 66k comments. Many pining over the promise …

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DOD Pentagon

DOD announces new contracts, including $311 million to Lockheed Martin

The American military is famous for spending money. President Biden has requested a DOD budget of $715 billion for FY 2022. That is an increase of 1.6% over the $703.7 billion that was enacted for FY 2021. As a result, they have recently announced new contracts. Here are some of the highlights. Lockheed Martin, Maryland: $231,400,000 This contract …

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Afghan

DOD looking to house 2,500 Afghan citizens at Fort Lee

Afghan citizens who worked with allied forces may be able to get visas thanks to “Operation Allies Refuge.” This comes as the US withdrawals from the 20 year long conflict. Many locals who worked with American forces have stated fear of reprisal from the Taliban. Consequently, eligible Afghans, and their families, can apply for the Special …

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iraqi

Iraqi militia officials claim US drone blew up militia truck

In a story first reported by the Associated Press, two Iraqi militia officials made an interesting claim. The pair, who wanted to remain anonymous, stated an American drone blew up a truck used by an Iran-backed militia. Furthermore, they state the strike occurred in Eastern Syria on Sunday. The drone allegedly fired a warning shot …

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Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity receives $300k donation from Ft Hood

For the third consecutive year, Habitat for Humanity has received a sizable donation from Fort Hood. The base gave the non-profit over 400 wooden beds and wall lockers. Additionally, they also received “medical grade mattress” that qualify for their cleanliness policy. The base is replacing the furniture with items made from metal. However, the donatables …

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Chaplain

Chaplain retired from Army, then served 30 years in American Legion

Monday, Larry L. Vollink made an important announcement on Facebook. He stated, “After 30 years as Michigan American Legion Chaplain, I am officially retiring as of today, July 11, 2021.” Vollink has spent a lifetime serving others. Among his many accomplishments, he was the Michigan Wing Chaplain at Civil Air Patrol. Furthermore, Vollink retired as a …

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Paralympics

Soldier breaks 2 records qualifying for Paralympics

Sgt. 1st Class Elizabeth Marks broke two American records at Swimming Trials for the Paralympics Summer Games. Marks is a long time Solider-athlete in the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program. The Iraq Veteran is also a four-time gold medalist at the Invictus Games. It may surprise you to know she has only been swimming since 2012. …

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medic

US Medic leaps to treat crash injuries on Italian highway

Sgt. 1st Class Chantley Kiser is a noncommissioned officer at the US Army Health Center in Vicenza, Italy. He was passing the time on a lengthy bus ride when an accident left several people badly injured. Kiser is a medic with 20 years of trauma experience, and leapt into action. The Army states, “Three people were inside …

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Red Cross

Red Cross to give Amazon gift cards to blood donors

During normal times, there was always a need for blood donors across America. During COVID times, that need shot through the roof. Not nearly as many people were going out to blood drives in their attempts to stay six feet apart. As a result, this meant the Red Cross reserves became very depleted. The American …

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