WH orders review of SIV visa program for Afghan and Iraqi combat translators who helped US military

President Biden issued an executive order Friday to review the Special Immigrant Visa (SIV) program for Afghan and Iraqi combat translators who helped the U.S. military, a program with tens of thousands of backlogged requests. 

A White House release said the order would review practices to ensure the U.S. was honoring its commitment to helpful allies in war-torn countries, to expand the program and enhance access to the program for those vulnerable to persecution, including women, children and those who could be discriminated against for gender or sexual orientation. 

Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., a combat veteran who works closely with

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The U.S. Air Force Just Made A Major Amendment To Its Policy On Hair



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NEW DELHI, INDIA – DECEMBER 31: A woman Air Force officer salutes New Air Chief Marshal Birender Singh Dhanoa during his guard of honour ceremony at Air Force Headquarters before taking over from Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha on December 31, 2016 in New Delhi, India. The present Air Chief Marshal BS Dhanoa developed the country’s aerial targeting philosophy against potential adversaries and transformed the concepts of air operations of the Indian Air Force to contemporary war fighting practices. (Photo by Vipin Kumar/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

The United States Air Force just instituted a notable

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Salvation Army receives 2nd grant to provide housing, utility assistance during pandemic

As a part of the CARES Act, the U.S. Department of Housing and Development has granted $2.3 billion to be used to support homeless assistance programs.

The COVID-19 pandemic has often been compared to the recession of 2008, and for some even the Great Depression, due to the large economic downturn set off by the virus.

“I think that a recession like you had in 2008 or previous they come on rather gradually, you see it coming, but maybe you’re in too deep before you can stop it. But… no one saw this coming,” said Salvation Army – Waco’s Commanding

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Navy Career of ‘QAnon Shaman’ Ended After He Refused Anthrax Vaccine

One of the men arrested after last week’s violent attack on the U.S. Capitol was kicked out of the Navy two years into his enlistment for refusing to take a required vaccine.

Jacob Anthony Angeli Chansley, a 33-year-old Navy veteran from Arizona who was arrested and charged after last week’s siege at the U.S. Capitol, refused to take the anthrax vaccine while in the Navy, ending his two-year career, a Navy official confirmed to Military.com. Task and Purpose first reported the circumstances that led the Navy to boot Chansley from the ranks.

Chansley, who also goes by Jake Angeli, was

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Why U.S. Air Force Could Only Delay South Vietnam’s Defeat

Here’s What You Need To Remember: The Communists had forsaken their best defense against American airpower. When they had previously operated as guerrillas, moving on foot through the jungle, they could move fast and light to avoid air strikes. But Hanoi had gambled that the time was ripe to switch from guerrilla warfare to a conventional offensive that would deliver the death blow to the Saigon government.

Had it not been for the U.S. Air Force and Navy, the Vietnam War might have ended in the spring of 1972 with North Vietnamese tanks in the streets of Saigon.

It was

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Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center moves vaccination site to Abrams Gym

The Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center announced it is moving its COVID-19 vaccination clinic to Abrams Gym and will be operating at the new location starting Feb. 8.



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The gym, building 23001, is on 62nd Street. The site will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and will be closed on weekends and federal holidays. 

The medical center is currently administering first and second doses to defense department beneficiaries eligible under phases 1A, 1B and 1C. The categories include health care and frontline workers, deploying soldiers, essential workers, and

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Navy SEAL Tony DeDolph to Plead Guilty in Killing of Green Beret Logan Melgar

A member of the Navy’s elite SEAL Team 6 has accepted a plea agreement in connection with an Army Green Beret’s 2017 death, his lawyer said.

Chief Special Warfare Operator Anthony DeDolph, one of four special operators charged in the death of Army Staff Sgt. Logan Melgar, will plead guilty Jan. 14 to involuntary manslaughter, obstruction of justice and hazing, The Daily Beast reported Monday.

Phil Stackhouse, DeDolph’s lawyer, declined to confirm the charges to which DeDolph may plead guilty, but said the SEAL entered an agreement “to resolve his pending charges.”

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Kirin beer company cuts brewery ties with Myanmar military over coup

Japanese drinks giant Kirin Holdings will abandon its partnership with a Myanmar brewery part-owned by military generals who overthrew the elected government this week and are under international sanctions for genocide.



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The brewer, owner of brands such as XXXX, Tooheys, Kirin and Little Creatures, has been urged for years to cut ties with its Myanmar business operations, with human rights groups alleging its continued part-ownership of two military-linked breweries made it in effect complicit in war crimes committed by the military.



Kirin Holdings said it had ‘no option’ but to terminate a joint venture in Myanmar with links to the military after this week’s coup.


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Kirin Holdings said it

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Jaunt awarded Air Force Research contract for advanced thermoplastics and manufacturability for low-cost eVTOL Aircraft Production – sUAS News

Jaunt Air Mobility announced today the Air Force Research Laboratory awarded the company a Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) contract. The research team, including Triumph Aerospace Structures and Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), will investigate the integration of novel thermoplastic technologies and low-cost production techniques into an all-electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) aircraft for commercial urban air mobility and military applications. This is one of three contracts awarded under the leadership of Martin Peryea, CEO of Jaunt Air Mobility.

Jaunt Air Mobility is developing the Journey, a four-passenger, single pilot, all-electric aircraft with thermoplastic composites as its primary

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Army Developing Simulated Environment for Region-Based Combat Training

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The U.S. Army has developed a simulated training environment to help refine the combat skills of warfighters based on real geographic regions.

The Army said Thursday the Decisive Action Training Environment (DATE) World platform builds on almost a decade of development work and falls under the Army’s Intelligence Directorate (G-2) within the Training and Doctrine Command.

DATE World mimics four regions around the world, namely the Pacific, Caucasus, Africa and Europe. The simulation platform also includes details on force structure and available equipment and weaponry based on the geographic location.

Jennifer Dunn, branch chief at TRADOC’s

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