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200K Troops Eligible for Temporary Housing Allowance Boosts

Some U.S. military personnel assigned to locations with tight rental markets can apply for increases to their Basic Allowance for Housing, the Pentagon announced Friday. Troops in 56 geographic areas deemed by the Department of Defense as having rising rents and an inadequate supply of rental housing could be eligible for the boost, which will range from 10% to 20%, depending on location.
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Afghan refugee describes life in US, hopes for better future

FORT MCCOY, Wis. — Hamid Samar is a businessman, husband and father. He's also an Afghan refugee temporarily living at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin and getting used to a new life. "We are doing much better and feeling safe," Samar told sister station WISN in a Zoom interview from the...
La Crosse Tribune

Gen. VanHerck visits Task Force McCoy

Gen. Glen VanHerck, commander of North American Aerospace Defense Command and U.S. Northern Command, visited Task Force McCoy at the base on Sunday. The Department of Defense through U.S. Northern Command, supporting the Department of Homeland Security, is temporarily providing medical screening, transportation, lodging and general support at eight DoD installations for up to approximately 65,000 special immigrant visa applicants, their families, and other Afghan personnel.

Local Hospitals Helping Provide Care For Afghan Evacuees At Fort McCoy

Roughly 12,500 evacuees from Afghanistan have been living at Fort McCoy in recent weeks. That’s a larger population than the city of Sparta, the closest community to the base in rural Monroe County. Dr. Alecia Gende, emergency medicine physician at Mayo Clinic Health System’s clinic in Sparta, said that like...

Lockheed, DOD Finalize F-35 Aircraft Production Rebaseline

Lockheed Martin and the F-35 Joint Program Office of the Department of Defense have agreed to an F-35 production rebaseline to address the aircraft shortfall caused by COVID-19 and ensure continued manufacturing stability. Under the agreement, Lockheed is anticipating the delivery of up to 139 aircraft this year, 153 aircraft...

Austin visits Afghan resettlement base as incoming refugee flights remain halted

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin visited one of the eight military bases housing Afghan nationals evacuated during the U.S. military withdrawal. Austin's trip to Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey on Monday marks his first visit to one of the resettlement areas, and it comes one day before he is set to testify on Capitol Hill about the withdrawal.

GAO's review of the impact of continuing resolutions falls short

Continuing resolutions (CRs) provide interim funding at the same level as the previous year when Congress fails to agree on a new budget. This may happen again on Sept. 30. The Government Accountability Office's (GAO) new evaluation of the effect they are having on the Department of Defense (DOD) could have been useful but falls short in four key ways that are critical to understanding the real effects of delaying annual defense funding year after year.

Optex Systems Announces $1.4 Million Order

RICHARDSON, TX / ACCESSWIRE / September 27, 2021 / Optex Systems Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB:OPXS), a leading manufacturer of precision optical sighting systems for domestic and worldwide military and commercial applications, today announced an initial $1.4 Million order against a 5 Year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity contract for laser protected periscopes from a United States Prime Customer with deliveries starting in 2022 and concluding in 2023 for this initial release.

IBM Wins $138M Army Contract to Provide IT Services Support

The U.S. Army has awarded a five-year, $138.4 million cost-plus-fixed-fee contract to IBM for the delivery of information technology services in support of the military’s technology service provider. The Bethesda, Maryland-based company will deploy IT services on behalf of the Army’s Product Director Acquisition, Logistics and Technology Enterprise System and...

The Big Pharma “Shell Game” Tricking Our Military Into Mandatory Vaccinations

Support Revolver By Going AD-FREE –Donate HERE to fund investigative journalism. Last month, Revolver exclusively published a paper by Navy CDR J.H. Furman, warning that the mandatory COVID-19 vaccination of the entire Navy could constitute a national security threat. Now, Furman has produced another paper, describing what he calls a...
MedCity News

Portable diagnostics company Cue raises $200M in IPO

Portable diagnostics company Cue Health raised $200 million in its IPO on Friday. The San Diego-based company is currently trading on the Nasdaq for $18.63, under the ticker “HLTH.” It had originally sought an offering of 12.5 million shares, priced at $16 each. Founded in 2010, Cue had initially set...