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DOD Beancounters cut allowances for many service members as inflation skyrockets

DoD Releases 2022 Continental U.S. Cost-of-Living Allowance Rates DEC. 22, 2021 The Defense Department released today the 2022 Continental United States Cost-of-Living Allowance (CONUS COLA) rates, which take effect Jan. 1, 2022. In 2022, $8.5 million will be paid to approximately 6,000 service members stationed within CONUS. CONUS COLA is …

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The high toll of war: 7,057 Servicemembers dead as result of combat, 30,177 Suicides

Suicide rates among active-duty military members are currently at an all-time highsince record-keeping began after 9/11 and have been increasing over the past five years at an alarmingly steady pace. In 2021, study found that 30,177 active duty personnel and veterans who served in the military after 9/11 have died by suicide – compared to …

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USS Indianapolis: the Survivors, 1945

From the Author: Remembrance “Freedom is not Free ! This book includes the experiences of many friends of mine. Read it” Lt. Col. Alexander Jefferson, Tuskegee Airman, WWII, Ex-Pow, Purple Heart. “A wonderful story of a young son of a Korean veteran who came to respect and publicize the work …

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Going for Broke: Do or Die: From a Handful of Hard Men, the SAS and the Battle For Rhodesia Part I

A Handful of Hard Men: The SAS and the Battle for Rhodesia    by Hannes Wessels Africa Unathorized With the collapse of colonialism and the European retreat from Africa the then colony of Southern Rhodesia refused to follow the political fashion of the time and succumb quietly. They decided to …

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HMLA-269 AH-1Z Viper prepares in Colorado Rockies for upcoming Norway Ops

HMLA-269 OPERATES IN THE ROCKY MOUNTAINS OF COLORADO 29 NOV 2021 | Lance Cpl. Elias Pimentel 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing LAMAR, Co. —  Late-autumn winds rushed down from the Rocky Mountains, passed steep plateaus, and sifted through deep canyons before settling on the great plains of Colorado. These untamed plains, inhabited only …

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Navy and Port of Hueneme Help Relieve U.S. Supply-Chain Congestion

“The Biden Administration: Supply chain issues will “continue into next year.” In other words, everything’s going to stay expensive.” Rep Jim Jordan The U.S. Navy makes an effort to alleviate the problem. 211122-N-AS200-0015 PORT HUENEME, Calif. – The U.S. Navy in partnership with the Oxnard Harbor District (OHD) is providing …

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West Palm Beach Police have a new hero : 9 Yr Old who defended her mother, chased thug

West Palm Beach Police posted a short message on their Facebook page. Further details not needed. Chief Adderley honored a 9-year old child today for bravery as she ran to her mother’s defense to fend off a brazen robber. An #arrest was swiftly made in this case. The West Palm …

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2nd Lt. Anthony D Wentz, 23 killed in collision of two T-38C Talon trainers at Laughlin Air Base

Second Lt. Anthony D. Wentz, 23, of Falcon, Coloradio has been identified as a pilot that was killed at Laughlin airbase. The pilot who was killed in the aircraft collision involving two T-38C Talon trainer aircraft at Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas, Nov. 19, has been identified as 2nd Lt. …

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Portland lost Lieutenant Jerry Richardson Air Force Veteran, Medic Portland Fire and Rescue

Portland Fire Lieutenant Jerry Richardson passed away in the line of duty from an occupational illness today. Our thoughts and prayers are with Jerry’s family and our Brothers and Sisters from Portland Fire @iaff43. RIP Brother, we will take it from here. #LODD Air Force Veteran, Medic served for 27 …

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Iraq Combat Veteran, Sen. Duckworth

Sen Tammy Duckworth. So while I can’t fly combat missions anymore or help drag Soldiers from a burning Blackhawk if the worst should strike again, I can use my current role—serving no longer from the cockpit but the Senate—to ensure our Armed Forces are the strongest they can be. Recently …

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