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Olympics

Video: US Soldiers sweep skeet shooting in Olympics

Former Soldier, Vincent Hancock, has won his 3rd Gold Medal in skeet shooting! Watch him set a new Olympics record by watching the video below. NBC Sports reported, “After a disappointing performance in Rio, Vincent Hancock regained his throne as the Olympic champion in men’s skeet shooting in Tokyo, becoming the only person in history …

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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

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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cuba

Cuba shuts down internet as riots continue

Tensions in Havana have reached a boiling point this week. Consequently, President Joe Biden made the following statement regarding the protests in Cuba: “We stand with the Cuban people and their clarion call for freedom and relief from the tragic grip of the pandemic and from the decades of repression and economic suffering to which …

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Johannesburg

Johannesburg Riots: 10 killed, 500 arrested

Johannesburg has recently been in turmoil over political unrest. Last week, former South African President Jacob Zuma surrendering to authorities. This caused mass riots that saw over 500 people arrested, and 10 killed. Current President, Cyril Ramaphosa, vowed to restore order to the country. Rioters looted, and shut parts of the highway down. Stick wielding …

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