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Troop levels are down, but US says over 18,000 contractors remain in Afghanistan | Stars & Stripes

After several repatriation efforts, the number of contractors in Afghanistan went down by around 20%, but 18,000 individuals remain in the country based on the Defense Department Report. Some of the stranded contractors were stuck in the country for months without pay after their companies closed due to the pandemic. Troop numbers have also been dwindling, with 2,500 currently in ... Read More »

Utilizing LinkedIn on your resume | Sam Havelock

What social network has been on the web long before TikTok, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, is home to more than 600 million professional profiles, and rolling out nearly an unlimited supply of network connections and job opportunities daily? You guessed right; it’s LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a virtual resume that adds value to the two popular types of resume formats. A job ... Read More »

7 Science-backed ways to stay sharp, alert and focused | Life Hack

Staying alert is very important in becoming more effective and productive at work. While drinking coffee helps you stay alert, using long-term strategies backed with science works better in keeping you productive in all aspects of life. Through these strategies, you will be able to improve multiple aspects of your life. Source: https://www.lifehack.org/896197/stay-sharp Read More »

11 memes that perfectly capture life as a commo guy | We are the Mighty

Every branch and military base has a communications (commo) guy. Usually, they can talk for hours about comic books but also run alongside the combat arms guys. Eric Milzarski with We are the Mighty has compiled some of the best commo memes from across the internet. “You can talk about us, but you can’t talk without us!” Source: https://www.wearethemighty.com/mighty-memes/11-memes-that-perfectly-capture-life-as-a-commo-guy/ Read More »

US to resume processing thousands of stalled visas for Afghans who aided Americans | Stars & Stripes

Thousands of visas for Afghans who helped United States forces will begin being processed in the U.S. Embassy in Kabul again. These special visa applications have been stalled since March 2020 due to the coronavirus. A State Department official noted that in-person interviews will begin to take place in February. Over 7,000 special visas allocated to Afghans by Congress this ... Read More »

Can you use wadcutter ammunition for personal defense? | Shooting Illustrated

Have you ever wondered if wadcutter ammunition can protect you? Well, it appears that the sharp shoulder of the wadcutter can cut tissue, making it a good choice for personal defense purposes. Specifically, wadcutters work best when shooting in snub-nose revolvers since these can hit the target at defensive distances. Source: https://www.shootingillustrated.com/articles/2021/1/18/can-you-use-wadcutter-ammunition-for-personal-defense/ Read More »

What’s in a name? Reimagining irregular warfare activities for competition | War on the Rocks

After years of debate, seven operations have been redefined in the hopes of making military activities and outcomes better. This is a part of a new marketing strategy that aims to illustrate irregular warfare activities. Specifically, this can show policymakers and practitioners that irregular warfare is important and plays a pivotal role in great power competition. Source: https://warontherocks.com/2021/01/whats-in-a-name-reimagining-irregular-warfare-activities-for-competition/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=EBB%2001.19.21&utm_term=Editorial%20-%20Early%20Bird%20Brief Read More »

17 Taliban killed in Nangarhar airstrikes | Pajhwok Afghan News

At least 17 terrorsits were killed in eastern Nangarhar Province after airstrikes targeted their bases. The 17 killed insurgents included two local commanders identified as Burj and Abdul Zada, otherwise known as Sangari. Weapons and ammunition belonging to the terror group were also destroyed. No civilians were hurt during the attack. Source: https://pajhwok.com/2021/01/20/17-taliban-killed-in-nangarhar-airstrikes/ Read More »

How to create a gratitude list: 6 Steps to be more thankful in 2021 | Develop Good Habits

A gratitude list is a powerful and life-changing move towards becoming genuinely happy for everything you have. After all, a grateful heart is a loving heart. The simple practice of listing down everything you are grateful for can also help you focus more on your short and long-term goals, allowing you to reach them sooner than you thought. Source: https://www.developgoodhabits.com/gratitude-list/ Read More »

How to bounce back from failure | Michael Hyatt

Failing is inevitable. At one point or another, you will fail by mistake or by circumstances that you can’t control. But no matter how many times you fail, getting back on track is the real deal. Having the resiliency to keep going when life knocks you down will help you become the person you want to be. Source: https://michaelhyatt.com/how-to-bounce-back-from-failure/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+michaelhyatt+%28Michael+Hyatt%29 Read More »