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

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

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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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Army Developing Simulated Environment for Region-Based Combat Training

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Simulated Environment Combat Training

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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Army to conduct training exercises at Schofield Barracks in February

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SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii (KHON2) — The U.S. Army announced on Friday, Jan. 29, that local communities near Schofield Barracks may hear essential training activities that will be conducted during the month of February.

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All mission-essential training exercises are required to adhere to health guidelines regarding physical distancing, mask-wearing and frequent sterilization. A full list of the scheduled training can be found below.

  • Feb. 1-4: Army mortar training, Schofield Barracks. Training will occur during daytime and evening hours.
  • Feb. 3-10: Army Lightning Academy training with blank ammunition and
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Sweeping changes to Army grooming standards are coming

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Soldiers of all genders will be allowed to have highlights that blend with uniform colors; women can wear long ponytails during training or even shave their heads if they want; men can wear clear nail polish; and terminology that some may find offensive — such as Mohawk, Fu Manchu and dreadlocks — will be removed from Army regulations

Those changes, and more, are slated to come into effect Feb. 26, Army officials said Tuesday, giving the service time to create imagery and memorandums to help solders and command teams understand the new guidelines.

The changes are the work of a

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Inside WallStreetBets, the Reddit army that’s rocking Wall Street

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Omar couldn’t believe what was happening.



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He should have been concentrating on the student he was tutoring in physics — a job he did during his free time while enrolled in a post-baccalaureate pre-med program — but Omar’s eyes kept darting back to the Robinhood app open on his phone.



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 Omar had invested $6,000 in Beyond Meat options; in the days before that tutoring session he’d seen the value of that investment rocket up to almost $15,000. What he was witnessing now, though, felt like torture.





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Down $2,000.

Down

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