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Salvation Army Warming Center to stay open this weekend due to cold

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WAUSAU, Wis. (WSAW) – The Salvation Army in Wausau is preparing for a busy weekend due to below zero temperatures.

While their Warming Center is usually only available on weekdays, the center will remain open for those looking to get out of the cold over the weekend.

“We just want to make sure everybody’s safe. We think it’s more of a hazard to be outside than it is to be in, so if we can get people in, it’s all the better,” Major Paul Logan, one of the Salvation Army Core Officers said.

At the center, visitors can enjoy a

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Navy

Civil-military relations and democracy in Indonesia

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Originally touted as a reformer when elected, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has presided over a period of democratic regression and increasing illiberalism. During his tenure it appears that the military is gaining greater ground in the civil-military balance, marked by the appointment of several New Order figures in politics, increased reliance on the army’s territorial system, and a greater ability for retired officers to shape public discourse and policy. The public’s perceptions of the military as a trusted and legitimate actor in politics gives them further leverage in the face of waning support for liberal democratic principles. This

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Army

Despite pandemic, Branson’s Salvation Army exceeds Red Kettle fundraising goals by record numbers

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BRANSON, Mo. (KY3) – Captain Linda McCormick says in 2020, the Red Kettle campaign raised $89,000.

Because of the pandemic she didn’t know if they would even come close to that number this year.

”Not knowing if people were going to have cash, remember that was a big deal, but I’m telling you we did not have a coin shortage,”McCormick said.

The Salvation Army ended the season with $108,000.

”Oh the staff and the volunteers were very excited,” McCormick said. “We ended up with four very strong bell ringers so that was a huge help.”

She says she has many

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Asylum seekers say they are risking their lives to leave UK after being held at ‘inhumane’ military barracks

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Asylum seekers say they are risking their lives to leave the UK months after arriving due to the “inhumane” conditions they have been subjected to in former military barracks.

People who crossed the Channel on small boats last year to seek sanctuary in Britain have told The Independent they are now attempting to return to mainland Europe by boarding lorries in Dover, saying they feel they have been treated like they are not human beings in the UK.

Concerns have been mounting about conditions at a Ministry of Defence site known as Napier Barracks, in

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Army

Iowa Army National Guard unit In Davenport readies for deployment

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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) – A sending off ceremony will be held next week for some 75 Army National Guard soldiers based in Davenport.



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A unit in Davenport get ready for deployment.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company and Company B, First of the 171st Aviation Regiment, will deploy in support of Operation Spartan Shield in the U.S. Central Command area of operations. U.S. Central Command encompasses 27 countries, including Afghanistan, Iraq, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, among others. Their primary mission will be to conduct aviation sustainment operations such as refueling and

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Navy

The Navy Hospital Ship Politicians Want in LA Is Stuck in Maintenance in Portland

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Hospitals in Los Angeles are so overloaded with coronavirus patients that ambulance crews have been instructed not to transport people to medical facilities if they’re unlikely to survive. But a Navy ship that could offer a reprieve is stuck in an Oregon shipyard.

Los Angeles Board of Supervisors member Janice Hahn said last week that she had asked California’s governor to request the hospital ship Mercy return to Los Angeles as the city deals with a troubling surge of COVID-19 cases.

“Our health care workers are exhausted and our hospitals are overwhelmed,” Hahn said Dec. 30. “They need backup. This

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Myanmar teachers strike against military coup

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A group of teachers at a university campus in Myanmar’s largest city of Yangon on Friday went on strike as a part of a growing civil disobedience campaign against the recent military coup.

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U.S. Air Force silver medal due out Feb. 22

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Sales open Feb. 22 at noon Eastern Time at the United States Mint for the 2.5-ounce .999 fine silver U.S. Air Force medal.

The medal is struck at the Philadelphia Mint with a Matte Finish, but without the P Mint mark. The medal is priced at $160, with no maximum mintage determined, but household orders are limited to one medal.

The medal is 2 inches, or 50.8 millimeters, in diameter, with a plain edge.

The medal’s obverse design is by U.S. Mint Artistic Infusion Program artist Paul C. Balan and sculpted by U.S. Mint Medallic Artist Phebe Hemphill. Its focus

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No. 8 Cal to face No. 12 Army at 2nd virtual meet

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Despite the new virtual meet format, the Bears got off to a stellar start last weekend. Fine performances by freshmen and a great improvement on the pommel horse offered a bright outlook for the unusual season to come.

However, the current question is whether the Bears can re-create their success. This week, the team will be put to the test in a meet against the Black Knights.

After defeating Arizona State last week, No. 8 Cal will compete against No. 12 Army on Saturday at Haas Pavilion. Despite the large venue, no audience is allowed. The meet will be streamed

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How the military can get more out of artificial intelligence

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The National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI) has been busy in recent months, as it should be. The stakes are high when you look at the role artificial intelligence will play at nearly every level of national security in the years ahead. To underestimate the impact of AI on our nation’s safety and security is to do so at great risk. The biggest risk would be to neglect the recruitment, retention and training of elite human warfighters who will drive the successful deployment of AI.

Like many in the fields of operations research, analytics, and data science, we have

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