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Space Olympics

Video: NASA hosts Space Olympics on ISS

With the Tokyo Olympics well underway, NASA decided to put their own spin on the festivities and host a Space Olympics! Check out the video below. NASA stated, “To celebrate the Summer Games in Tokyo, astronauts and cosmonauts held the very first-ever space games aboard the International Space Station. Team Soyuz took on Team Dragon …

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particulate

VA to process some particulate matter disability claims

The Department of Veterans Affairs recently stated they “will begin processing disability claims Aug. 2 for asthma, rhinitis and sinusitis on a presumptive basis based on presumed particulate matter exposures during military service in Southwest Asia and certain other areas — if these conditions manifested within 10 years of a qualifying period of military service.” …

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DOD Pentagon

Breaking: Possible active shooter at the Pentagon, several injured

Reports have confirmed there was a shooting at the Pentagon this morning. Multiples injuries have also been reported near the Metro bus platform. This area, accessible to the public, is located outside of the main building. Pentagon Police Chief Woodrow Kusse stated gunfire was exchanged and there were “several casualties.” The metro station is situated …

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fencing

Fencing: Watch Gold Medal round of men’s team eppe

So unfortunately America didn’t make the final round of fencing. However, it is still pretty cool to watch some of the best sword fighters in the world at work. Enjoy this amazing contest of skill below. NBC Sports, reports, “Japan defeated ROC Friday morning in men’s team epee to win its first-ever fencing gold medal …

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Carl Levin

Former Senator Carl Levin dies at 87

Carl Levin was Michigan’s longest-serving U.S. senator. Today, he passed away at the age of 87. The Levin Center at Wayne State University stated, “With great sadness and heavy hearts, the (center and family) announce the passing of Senator Carl Levin.” Levin was a staunch supporter of the military. Similarly, Levin was formally the chair …

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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 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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