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US Army to deploy 130 soldiers to Orlando for FEMA vaccination site

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Army will deploy approximately 130 soldiers to Orlando to aid in the federal vaccination effort. Soldiers from the 101st Airborne are expected to deploy Friday. The soldiers are part of an effort by the Army to support FEMA vaccination centers. On Wednesday, crews started setting up the FEMA vaccine site coming [...]

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Olin Winchester awarded $37M contract for U.S. Army

OXFORD • Olin Winchester has been awarded a $37.14 million contract to provide ammunition for the U.S. Army. The firm-fixed-price with economic price adjustment contract is for 5.56mm, 7.62mm and .50 caliber ammunition. Bids were solicited via the internet with one received. Work will be performed at the Oxford plant with an estimated completion date [...]

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US Coast Guard returns five to Cuba – NationNews Barbados — nationnews.com

Posted on February 26, 2021 A United States Coast Guard crew with the five male Cubans who were transferred to the cutter Raymond Evans, February 20, 2021. (U.S. Coast Guard photo) MIAMI – The United States Guard earlier this week, repatriated five Cubans to their homeland after stopping their sea voyage. “A good Samaritan reported [...]

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U.S. Coast Guard Festival holding first ever golf fundraiser

GRAND HAVEN, Mich. — After the coronavirus pandemic wiped out most events in 2020, on of West Michigan’s summertime staples is taking a new approach to ensure 2021 will not include a cancellation. The Grand Haven Coast Guard Festival announced it is hosting a golf tournament this Spring to bring in additional funds for this [...]

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US Coast Guard Convenes Formal Investigation into Fatal Capsizing of a Fishing Vessel at the Tillamook Bay Bar – gCaptain

The U.S. Coast Guard will convene a formal marine casualty investigation into the capsizing of a commercial fishing vessel with the loss of two lives at Oregon’s Tillamook Bay Bar on Saturday. The 38-foot fishing vessel, Coastal Reign, was attempting to cross the Tillamook Bay Bar inbound at around 4:40 p.m. local time on February [...]

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How an early promotion kept a young Black Marine on the path to become a general

STUTTGART, Germany — When Maj. Gen. Michael Langley was up and coming in the 1980s, corporate recruiters had their eyes on the young Black Marine lieutenant. The lure of a well-paid management job in the private sector competed with dreams of a longer career with the Corps, Langley recalled. But then the commander of the [...]

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6 Reasons Why the Battle of Iwo Jima Is So Important to Marines

No historical account of World War II would be complete without covering the Battle of Iwo Jima. At first glance, it seems similar to many other battles that happened late in the Pacific War: American troops fiercely fought their way through booby traps, Banzai charges and surprise attacks while stalwart dug-in Japanese defenders struggled against [...]

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Marine Corps seeks to make ‘smarter’ infantry force with new course

The Marine Corps is ditching some of its formation marches and adding board games to a new, longer entry-level infantry training course aimed at creating Marines who can better think and act for themselves. The Infantry Marine Course pilot program launched last month at the service’s School of Infantry-West on Camp Pendleton, Calif., where instructors [...]

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The US Military May Dodge Significant Budget Cuts, to the Ire of Progressives

Progressives have geared up for a funding battle to gut the Defense Department, but the Senate Armed Services Committee’s new chairman doesn’t expect any big moves in the next budget. Sen. Jack Reed, the Rhode Island Democrat who leads the panel, said he expects “tighter budgets going forward, more flat than rising.” The government must [...]

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Japan increases protection for US military amid ‘severe security environment’

By Brad Lendon, CNN Updated 5:03 PM ET, Wed February 24, 2021 Article source: https://www.cnn.com/2021/02/24/asia/japan-us-mutual-defense-intl-hnk-ml/index.html

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