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Will the Pentagon adopt these five AI principles? | C4ISRNET

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A military advisory committee is endorsing a list of principles for the use of artificial intelligence by the Department of Defense.  This is contributing to an ongoing discussion on what is ethical use of AI and AI-enabled technology for noncombat and combat purposes. “We do need to provide clarity to people who will use these systems, and we need to ... Read More »

WSJ: Security contractor Erik Prince is in talks to acquire Ukraine’s Motor Sich | Unian

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Erik Prince, an informal adviser to the president and private security contractor, is discussing the purchase of Motor Sich, a Ukrainian aerospace manufacturer that the U.S. is trying to prevent China from buying. The Trump administration has spoken to Mr. Prince and at least one other potential buyer.  In recent weeks, Mr. Prince has visited the company’s main plant. Motor ... Read More »

FAFSA: The First Step in Financial Aid | Inside Indiana Business

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The first step to getting financial aid for school is to fill out the FAFSA. Financial aid determined by these forms include grants, loans, and work studies. It only takes up to an hour to fill everything out online, requiring basic information, finances, and school choices. The easiest way to complete the FAFSA is to have all the information you ... Read More »

A host of ‘smarticles’ could give soldiers shape-shifting robots for future missions | Army Times

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Georgia Institute of Technology and Northwestern University has taken a new approach to robot building, using “smarticles” that could lead to new ways for robots to move. Imagine being able to deploy a host of “shape-shifting” particles that form themselves into whatever soldiers need to accomplish missions.  These could be especially useful in rough terrain like forests, caves or urban ... Read More »

‘I knew if I didn’t join, I’d regret it for the rest of my life’ | Harvard Law Today

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Brandon Ricaurte has a lifelong commitment to helping people in need, especially those in impoverished countries.  He joined the U.S. Army to become a Special Forces soldier, whose mission is to fight for those who cannot fight for themselves. As a 2006 graduate of Princeton University, he was eligible to become an officer but chose to pass up the commission ... Read More »

Charity gives support K-9s to active duty and veteran U.S. Military Special Operations Forces | WBTW

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Special Forces veteran Keith Holland is one of the numerous men who’s lives have been changed with the help of a support K-9. Holland received Quil, a Belgian Malinois, from the Special Operations Wounded Warriors to assist him in his everyday activities. The president of SOWW says the dogs act as battle buddies, giving them a companion that helps get ... Read More »

Seahawks lift Green Beret to return to battlefield, he repays the gift | Q13 FOX News

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For the 41-year-old Green Beret Ryan Hendrickson, member of the U.S. Army Special Forces, his deep connection with his favorite team began half a world away, in Afghanistan in 2010, when Hendrickson stepped on an improvised explosive device.  In his darkest days, the Seahawks were there for him.  Read this incredible story of a soldier and flag’s journey to the ... Read More »

How Veterans Day was founded | Military Times

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President Woodrow Wilson declared November 11th as Armistice Day due to World War I ending on the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. The proclamation stated “reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory.” Other ... Read More »

The Berlin Wall fell 30 years ago. But an invisible barrier still divides Germany | CNN

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On November 9th, 1989, the Communist German Democratic Republic declared the lift on the travel constraints between the East and the West. The two countries reunified less than a year after the Berlin Wall was torn down, and while many of the social and economic gaps have narrowed, there are still differences where the two countries existed. Steffen Mau, a ... Read More »

10 Best career paths for Veterans after leaving the military | Business Insider

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Reentering the workforce can be a tough transition for former service members and their families. More than 250,000 military service members transition each year. One of the greatest anxieties is being able to find stable, well-paying work that honors the skills and experiences they’ve gained while serving in the military.  Navy Federal and Hire Heroes USA have teamed up to create ... Read More »

5 veteran nonprofits to watch in 2020 | We are the Mighty

Once the uniform comes off it can be difficult to find meaning and impactful ways to help others. There are many nonprofits that support active-duty, veterans and their families. Here are five organizations that are finding new and innovative ways to help our community. https://www.wearethemighty.com/veterans/veteran-nonprofits-2019?rebelltitem=1#rebelltitem1 Read More »

Check out these Veterans Day deals on Amazon Prime, battlefield tours, plus free food and more | Military Times

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Deals for veterans and active duty military abound on Monday the 11th for Veterans Day. Ranging from food to Amazon Prime membership deals, there are opportunities suited for everyone. Some of the restaurants offering free food include Chipolte, Applebee’s, and Little Caesars. Numerous hotels are also giving discounts to those who show their military ID. Amazon, Pandora, and Verizon are ... Read More »

‘Helping those who served together, heal together’ | Minot Daily News

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The Foundation for Exceptional Warriors, The F.E.W., is a nonprofit organization that uses adventure to promote healing by uniting exceptional warriors who served in the military at no cost to the veterans. Exceptional warriors include Special Operations Forces, Ex-Prisoners of War, Purple Heart recipients and any recognized for valor from every era and any conflict. The F.E.W. is open to ... Read More »