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The surprising population left behind by SNAP

Details: The surprising population left behind by SNAP? The military. Command Chief Master Sgt. James Duty and Pfc. Brayden Moon explains …

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ALS is killing veterans

Details: “Veterans are developing ALS in rates higher than the general population. — VA Secretary Dr. James Peake, 2008 Do you know that ALS …

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With population aging and youth uninterested in military

Details: With population aging and youth uninterested in military, who will defend Japan? Facing a recruiting and manpower shortage, Japanese self-defense forces are turning more toward autonomous and

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Moving more military patients out of MTFs could cause them

Details: *The simulations estimated that reducing access to MTFs by as little as 10 percent of the nationwide beneficiary population “could result in …

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VA promises new plan to address needs of growing

Details: Veterans Affairs officials will release a new strategic plan later this month on the health care demands of the country’s rapidly aging veterans population, in response to recent concerns that

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US, Japan agree to keep troops on base to curb COVID spread

Details: About 80 percent of the population have received their second vaccine shots. Boosters have barely started, with fewer than 1 percent receiving them despite repeated promises by the government to

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Trust in the military is dropping significantly, new

Details: Trust in the U.S. military has decreased significantly in recent years, but armed forces still remain among the most respected institutions in the country, according to …

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VA by the numbers: Has the department made progress

Details: That number was 7.8 million in fiscal 2009, roughly 33 percent of the total U.S. veterans population at the time. Part of the increase is due to troops returning from wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

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Zero COVID deaths among Veterans Affairs patients for the

Details: The last date with no reported VA COVID-related deaths was 433 days earlier, on March 18, 2020. Since the start of March 2020, more than 12,060 VA patients and 142 VA staffers have died from

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Military COVID-19 cases continue to grow as DoD begins to

Details: The military’s known infection rate now sits at 2,240-per-million, or just over 0.2 percent, compared to 3,154-per-million among U.S. residents, or 0.3 percent.

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Best for Vets: Places to Live 2019

Details: Veterans make up nearly 17 percent of the adult population in this coastal city, the largest proportion of any large city in this year’s rankings. In addition to stunning beachfront views, Virginia Beach also offers a higher income rate for veterans, compared to nonveterans, and easy access to eight military installations and 11 Veterans

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Why Afghanistan is critical to the struggle against China

Details: With Pakistan’s population of 215 million compared with Afghanistan’s population of 30 million, the possibility of a failed state …

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Four times as many troops and vets have died by suicide as

Details: The suicide rate among active-duty troops and veterans has outpaced the also-rising rate in the general population in recent years, but with so many risk factors inherent to military life, it’s

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5 things to know about Guantanamo Bay on its 115th birthday

Details: 5 things to know about Guantanamo Bay on its 115th birthday. Detainees in orange jumpsuits sit in a holding area under the watch of U.S. military police at the temporary Camp X-Ray, which was

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Suicide rate among veterans up again slightly, despite

Details: In raw numbers, the newly released figures mean that the number of veterans who died by suicide in 2018 was 6,435, up less than half a percent as the total veterans population fell by about 1.5

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VA tops 15,000 COVID deaths since the start of the pandemic

Details: VA tops 15,000 COVID deaths since the start of the pandemic. By Leo Shane III. Oct 4, 2021. U.S. Army veteran Gene Moy, 103, of Seattle, received his second shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccination

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US withdrawal and Afghanistan’s next chapter

Details: Even before the Taliban took power, in 2018 there was a Gallup survey, and it showed that barely 2 percent of the population had any …

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There are 3,142 counties in the US. This one has zero

Details: Researchers said these numbers are based on 2015-2016 data sources, so when 2017 data is released, it may show the population has shifted. On the end of the spectrum sits Elmore County, Idaho

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Report: LGB troops twice as likely to experience sexual

Details: Report: LGB troops twice as likely to experience sexual assault as non-LGB population. By J.D. Simkins. Aug 28, 2018. A soldier wearing an Army t-shirt holds flags during a gay pride parade. A new

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National Guard helping virus-sapped states, hospitals

Details: Meanwhile, the country is approaching a new milestone of 800,000 COVID-19 deaths. More than 200 million Americans, or about 60% …

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Number of American troops in Afghanistan drops to 8,600 as

Details: On Monday, four-and-a-half months since the signing, chief U.S. negotiator and peace envoy Zalmay Khalilzad tweeted that “a key milestone in the implementation of the U.S.-Taliban agreement

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Timeline extended for resettling Afghan refugees in Indiana

Details: The first U.S base to house Afghan evacuees has resettled its population. By Meghann Myers. Of the 7,200 refugees who have arrived at Camp Atterbury since Sept. 1, about 3,100 have completed their

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Sexual assault: Here are the bases where troops are most

Details: The Pentagon released the data on Friday as part of a much-anticipated report, that for the first time looks at the likelihood of sexual …

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During coronavirus era, government restriction of cannabis

Details: The veteran population in the United States, like every other demographic in society, is facing the anxiety and trauma associated with COVID-19.. National veterans organizations that focus on

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Best for Vets: Best Places To Live 2015 Military Times

Details: Population : Median income. Unemployment rate : Rank City Overall Veteran Military Median home price Median monthly rent Nonveteran Veteran Civilian Veteran Number of installations within 50 miles (nearest) Number of VA health facilities within 50 miles Number of VA benefits facilities within 75 miles

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MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII – Military Times: Installation Guide

Details: It’s the largest Marine Corps element on Oahu. The other major installation comprising MCBH is Camp H.M. Smith, overlooking Pearl Harbor. State/country: HAWAII. Population: 8,580 active duty, 7,317 dependents. Zip: 96863. City/metro: Kaneohe, Honolulu County. Phone Numbers: Main Phone: (808) 257-7786. Information and referral services

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How COVID-19 shifted the way we support veterans

Details: Elderly veterans, just like in the civilian population, are particularly vulnerable to this virus. Coronavirus claimed the lives of at least 80 veterans at an elder care facility in Massachusetts

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Sexually transmitted infections increasing in the military

Details: Even at its highest recorded point in 2018, the rate of chlamydia infections in the civilian population was only about 54 cases per 10,000 people. Likewise, gonorrhea cases increased steadily in

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DoD’s coronavirus cases are rising on par with the rest of

Details: While the military’s overall infection rate is substantially lower than the general population, according to Pentagon data that includes …

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Number of homeless vets rises for first time in seven years

Details: HUD officials said that for the first time since 2010, the overall homeless population increased in America, up about 1 percent from 2016 levels to nearly 554,000 homeless people.

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Child abuse, neglect in military up 10 percent

Details: Because of the decrease in the number of victims and increase in children in the population, that rate in the military community decreased to 5.6 victims per 1,000 children in 2014. Since 2008 and

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Stepped up violence alternately claimed by ISIS and Taliban

Details: Bolstering their ranks, he said, is Afghanistan’s own Uzbek population living in northern Afghanistan, who have been drifting toward the ISIS affiliate as a protracted feud between President

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A ‘Warrior Tradition’: Why Native Americans continue

Details: Since 9/11, nearly 19 percent of Native Americans have served in the armed forces, compared to an average of 14 percent of all other ethnicities.

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Five troops, including first Marine, dead from COVID-19

Details: Though COVID-19 spread through the military more slowly in the first half of 2020, the current infection rate is 10 percent, where the rate …

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Agent Orange catching up to Vietnam veterans decades later

Details: Agent Orange catching up to Vietnam veterans decades later. By Don Wilkins. Feb 27, 2016. FILE - In this May 1966 file photo, a U.S. Air Force C-123 flies low along a South Vietnamese highway

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Nearly 1,000 troops have recovered from COVID-19

Details: The infection rate among troops now stands at 1,664-per-million, or 0.16 percent percent. In the U.S. population, those numbers are 2,283-per …

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MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE – Military Times: Installation Guide

Details: MAXWELL AIR FORCE BASE. Description: Maxwell AFB is located in Alabama's capitol, Montgomery. Maxwell AFB and Gunter Annex are home to Air University, the 42nd Air Base Wing, the 908th Airlift Wing, Headquarters Operations and Sustainment Systems Group. Information and referral services: (334) 953-2353, DSN 312-493-2353.

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COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy higher among soldiers, Black

Details: Research surveying the civilian population also suggests high rates of vaccine hesitancy among Black Americans. During the term of the study, 29 percent of white service members initiated the

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Despite numbers, rural vets lack attention, resources

Details: Veterans in rural areas are generally older (median age 62) than the overall veterans population (median age 40) and more likely to own their own homes, but less likely to have easy access to a

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US military trashes unwanted gear in Afghanistan, sells as

Details: The same was done in 2014, when thousands of troops withdrew as the U.S. and NATO handed Afghanistan’s security over to Afghans. More than 387 million pounds of scrap from destroyed equipment

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National Guard COVID-19 update: Troop level at more than

Details: The Indiana National Guard helped test 10,000 randomly-selected citizens at 18 sites throughout the state to help Indiana better understand the extent of COVID-19 in the state’s population. Kansas

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Veteran unemployment up to nearly 12 percent amid

Details: A pedestrian walks by The Framing Gallery, a business closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in Grosse Pointe, Mich., on May 7, 2020. (Paul Sancya/AP) Veterans unemployment jumped to nearly 12

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The U.S. military has a huge problem with obesity and it's

Details: Compared to the U.S. civilian population, the rate of overweight troops is far smaller. About 70 percent of the adult American population is clinically overweight or obese, according to data from

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NAVAL WEAPONS STATION YORKTOWN – Military Times

Details: Description: The Weapons Station is located at the northern end of what is known as the Virginia Peninsula, bordered by the York River, Colonial National Historic Park and Newport News. Naval Weapons Station Yorktown is one of the Navy’s major East Coast ordnance facilities. Main Phone: (757) 887-4355/7505 DSN 312-953-4355.

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US officials push back against report on losses in Afghanistan

Details: [Resolute Support] assesses that around 12 [percent] of the population is actually under full Taliban control, even if the number of districts and ground held is …

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