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Amazon has workers who tested positive for COVID-19 across 10 warehouses worldwide | Business Insider

Currently, 10 Amazon warehouses have positive coronavirus tests amongst the workers. Unions and employees have been pressuring for more shutdowns, but Amazon, however, has begun to hire more workers. A worker from a New York warehouse where the virus tested positive has stated that work continued while a sanitation group cleaned the warehouse. A warehouse in Spain and Italy also ... Read More »

Russian defense military preparing for worst case COVID-19 scenario | Modern Tokyo Times

Several days ago, Russian President Vladimir Putin was seen visiting the new Kommunarka medical facility outside Moscow wearing a full hazmat suit. Kommunarka chief surgeon, Denis Protsenko, gave him a tour and inspection alongside Moscow Mayor Sergey Sobyanin. Later Putin commented on his satisfaction of the facility and its ability to combat a possible “Italian” situation. Since his visit Putin ... Read More »

Special Forces legend and Medal of Honor recipient Bennie Adkins hospitalized with COVID-19 | Task and Purpose

Bennie Adkins has tested positive for the coronavirus and is currently hospitalized due to respiratory failure. He was awarded the Medal of Honor in 2014 for his actions during the Vietnam War. During a fight against Vietnamese forces, Adkins held off the enemy while rescuing wounded soldiers. During the attack he killed between 135 and 175 enemy fighters while sustaining ... Read More »

Pandemics and the future of military training | War On the Rocks

As the coronavirus continues to spread, normally crowded cities bursting with tourism look like a ghost town as everyone goes into quarantine. In the U.S. many military exercises, include recruitment training, have been shut down and put on hold until the pandemic is over. This has led many to wonder how the military can remain prepared and ready to go ... Read More »

Robert Levinson: US hostage has died in Iran, says family | BBC

Former FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared in 2007 while on Kish. He was in Iran for the CIA working as a private investigator when he was kidnapped by Iranian security forces. Levinson’s family has now released that they received information from U.S. officials stating he was dead. “It is impossible to describe our pain. Our family will spend the rest ... Read More »

Here’s how military motorcycles have changed over the last 100 years | Hot Cars

Motorcycles have been used throughout the military more than people realize. During the first World War, the U.S. was using Harley Davidson bikes both overseas and on the border of Mexico. Sometimes they were also used alongside a mounted cavalry unit during the Border War. The U.S. then shipped over 80,000 motorcycles to Europe for use by their militaries, including ... Read More »

5th SFG(A) team race in the Mint 400 | DVIDS

The Mint 400 is the oldest and most well-known off-road race in the U.S. Taking place in Nevada, racers compete with custom built vehicles designed for the challenging terrain. This year Green Berets from the 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) raced with their Ground Mobility Vehicle 1.1s. The active duty personnel modified military vehicles to meet the challenge and participate ... Read More »

COVID-19’s psychosocial impacts | Scientific American

While everyone is being affected by the coronavirus pandemic, health care workers are getting hit especially hard. Over the past several weeks societal norms are slowly beginning to slip away as we see more empty grocery stores, closings, and layoffs. Without a vaccine or solid cure, the only way to combat the virus is through social distancing measures. As the ... Read More »