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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

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Marine Corps veteran left homeless gets new tiny house for Christmas | Marine Corps Times

Hoy M. Young Jr. is a US Marine Corps veteran who settled in West Virginia after eight years of service. In September, his home was caught on fire and burned to the ground leaving him with no choice to...

New in 2021: The final year for Marine tankers | Marine Corps Times

Marine Corps decided to get rid of Marine tankers for good this 2021. An estimated 800 Marines in a tank-related military occupational specialty were given the option to swap jobs or, if they had 15 years retire early. But...

Backpacking is a rite of passage for many travelers. Covid could end it forever | CNN Travel

Due to border restrictions brought about by Covid-19, it left most backpackers unable to travel. However, even when the world starts to distribute vaccines, businesses slowly begin to operate, backpackers might struggle to find their place as most hostels remain closed. According...

Israel gives Pollard, its former spy in U.S., warm but low-key homecoming | Reuters

Jonathan Pollard was arrested in 1985 and sentenced to life imprisonment after he plead guilty to giving Israel military secrets. He was freed in 2015, and last month his travel ban was not renewed. Pollard and his wife were...

The Army is planning a major overhaul of its hair and grooming regulations | Military.com

The Army is working on implementing changes being discussed to allow some women to wear ponytails in uniform and removing wording from the existing regulations found to be offensive or racist. This is also with regards to the Army's Project...

The modern Shetland Bus: The lure of covert maritime vessels for great-power competition | War on the Rocks

Shetland Bus has been a significant vessel during the Second World War II. David Howarth became the second-in-command of this covert fleet and wrote the definitive history of the program as “a means for regular transport between Great Britain and Norway...

Marine Corps begins widespread fielding of suppressors | DVIDS

Marine Corps Systems Command started fielding thousands of suppressors to infantry, reconnaissance, and special operation units for employment on the M27, M4, and M4A1 rifles. Small arms suppressors are designed to reduce a weapon’s noise, flash, and recoil. “Our intent...

The Navy’s fight against scurvy | DVIDS

The scurvy disease has been known as the “Black Death of the sea” and was once considered deadly as smallpox. The sailors knew nothing about their vitamin C deficiency until Dr. William Paul Crillon Barton found a cure against...

The tiny forests designed by feng shui | BBC Travel

The feng shui forest, or fengshuilin, is situated in the ancient Hakka village of Guizhuping where it is protected and preserved for around 400 years. The heritage trees are believed to bring prosperity and good health to the Han...

Raise the Black Flag: Nellis launches new Air Force operational test event | Air Force Times

A new joint operational test event called Black Flag will be conducted by the 53rd Wing at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada. The 53rd Wing is the only wing responsible for operational test and tactics development for fighters, bombers,...

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Killing pro-Moscow officials. Blowing up bridges. Ukraine’s guerrillas take up the fight | LA Times

Ukrainian commandos are engaging Putin's men in an unusual conflict. Ukrainian rebels are murdering pro-Moscow officials and detonating bridges and...

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