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Would these fictional TV/movie characters wear a mask?

Thinking about my favorite fictional heroes, dealing with the pandemic, is a guilty pleasure of mine. This is not a scenario most of us ever expected to encounter in our lives. Sure, we have thought about zombie outbreaks, but this has been more annoying than très wasteland chic. Here are a few examples of how …

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Care packages

Care packages: How to avoid common mistakes

Want to know a secret? Troops throw away a lot of things from care packages. This may be because they were damaged in shipping. Also, they might just not have the space for everything they receive. Sometimes we receive expired items, or things that are prohibited. However, it could be the contents just plain sucked. …

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Alligator

Alligator escapes FL jail, possibly has COVID-19

Florida has been the subject of some crazy news. However, this one may take the cake. An Alligator mississippiensis, is more commonly known as the Florida gator. Recently, one is know by another name… Wanted fugitive. Officers recently detaining an alligator has received global media blow back. The arrest occurred during a tense Florida protest. …

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How Veterans can make extra money during COVID-19

During the midst of the global pandemic, there are about 30 million Americans claiming unemployment. However, the world is still turning, and it’s hard to keep up. Inherently, the know-how to keep yourself afloat will allow you to push to the next objective. Here are some quick tips for Veterans to consider that will help …

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How Has Serving Impacted You?

How Has Serving Impacted You?

We all remember when the US Army tweeted a simple question. “How Has Serving Impacted You?” I thought this warranted some reflection. Especially, since hindsight is 2020 (pun intended). In one particularly popular responses, a man spoke about how his wife had 10 Jodys, and now he’s afraid of fireworks. You can’t help but feel …

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Beirut

Beirut bombing: Here is what we know

A massive explosion rocked the city of Beirut Tuesday, August 4th 2020. The blast was reportedly in the port district of the Lebanese capital. Lebanon’s health minister, Hamad Hasan, has confirmed there are multiple injuries and extensive property damage. There are reports of a second, smaller explosion. However, those have not been confirmed. The suspected …

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SOS

Shipwrecked sailors found after writing “SOS” in sand

Much like our unrealistic childhood concerns of quick sand, the dreaded boat crash on a deserted island has always been a constant “what if?” We never actually expect this to happen to us. Regardless, we all learned the SOS meant “Save Our Souls.” However it was a reality for three men from the federated states …

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Hypersonic weapons: DoD’s $3 billion dollar project

Sonic Boom. Not just a cool catch phrase howled by Guile from Street Fighter. The flat top rocking officer would punch so hard he would send a sonic wave of damage towards the enemy. Now we have a glimpse at the possibility of a new devastating weapon, the hypersonic weapons. Unclassified documents have shown that $3 …

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Fort Riley

Fort Riley soldier remains found, marking 8 deaths in one month

Despite accusations of negligence at Ford Hood, Fort Riley is now in the spot light for soldiers dying under suspicious circumstances. The body of Nicole Grothe, 38, a warrant officer, was found in mid-July. Grothe was new to her unit, but described by peers and leadership as a “self-starter” and an “inspirational leader.” WO1 Nicole Grothe …

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