More than 300 refugees planned for Vermont city

RUTLAND, Vt. (AP) — A Vermont refugee resettlement organization has proposed bringing more than 300 refugees to the city of Rutland in the next three years. Amila Merdzanovic, the Vermont director of the U.S. Committee on Refugees and Immigrants, wrote in an email to the city’s Board of Aldermen this week that the organization has proposed to federal officials to resettle 75 people in Rutland in fiscal year 2023, 100 in fiscal year 2024 and 150 in fiscal year 2025, the Rutland Herald reported.
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Fort Polk welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

Fort Polk, La. (KPLC) - Fort Polk held an Assumption of Responsibility ceremony Friday morning, welcoming Command Sgt. Maj. David P. Hanson as the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk’s top non-commissioned officer. Hanson entered the Army on Sept. 4, 1996. His deployments include Operations Enduring Freedom II,...

Commander of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28 ousted due to ‘loss of confidence’

The commanding officer of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28 has been fired due to a “loss of confidence in his ability to command,” the service announced Thursday. Cmdr. Brett Johnson, who had assumed command of the squadron in November, was relieved by Capt. Ryan Keys, the commander of Helicopter Sea Combat Wing Atlantic, May 10, the Navy said in a statement. Cmdr. Colleen Minihan, prospective commanding officer of HSC-28, is now tasked with commanding officer responsibilities.

Taliban orders female Afghan TV presenters to cover faces on air

Afghanistan’s Taliban rulers have ordered all female TV presenters to cover their faces on air, the country’s biggest media outlet has said. The order came in a statement from the Taliban’s virtue and vice ministry, tasked with enforcing the group’s rulings, as well as from the information and culture ministry, the Tolo news channel tweeted on Thursday. The statement called the order “final and non-negotiable”, the channel said.

ACPD honors K9 who served in Afghanistan as family prepares for loving farewell

A dog that served in Afghanistan is receiving a lot of special attention this week as his family prepares for a loving send-off after discovering he has an aggressive tumor. A Nextdoor post about K9 Rony, the purebred Belgian Malinois living in Arlington, has garnered more than 500 reactions and 140 comments — and prompted Arlington County Police Department to honor him with a vehicle procession Tuesday.
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Refugee family receives a free car from International Neighbors

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WVIR) - A non-profit that helps refugees settle in and around Charlottesville gave a special gift to a family, originally from Afghanistan. The Ihsan family has been calling Albemarle County home for about 7 months now. They’ve lived in hotels and struggled to find and commute to work. Now, that’s changing.
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HERO OF THE WEEK: Jared Dean is proud to serve

This week’s Vicksburg Post Hero of the Week is Jared Dean, a member of the U.S. Army Reserve. Dean was born and raised in Queens and Long Island, N.Y. At the age of 17, he joined the Army Reserve and began Basic Combat Training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo. Currently, he is a civilian employee of the U.S. Army, a real estate investor, a soldier in the Army Reserve and lives in Vicksburg with his fiancée, Kari Pittman, and their family.

Hannity blasts Biden as a 'sleazy, corrupt, career Washington insider'

Fox News host Sean Hannity ripped President Biden for "brutal" gas prices nationwide, Thursday night on "Hannity." HANNITY: Gas hitting, what I think, what, ten days in a row now with gas prices setting one new record after another and a brutal $6/gallon prediction coming out. I'll get to that in a second. The border crisis gets worse. The Ministry of Truth has collapsed, thankfully. Anyway, the market drops, what, 1,164 points? The worst day in two years.