October 2018

You are currently browsing the monthly archive for October 2018.

Military Times, 19 October,

Until recently, the 32-year-old Navy veteran was living on the streets of Kansas City, Missouri, struggling to keep a job and lacking close family members or friends who could lend him a bed to sleep on, or even a couch.

 

https://rebootcamp.militarytimes.com/news/transition/2018/10/19/think-small-new-initiative-offers-tiny-houses-to-homeless-vets/

BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP), 18 October 

West Virginia State Parks are offering a discount to veterans and military personnel for a couple of weeks next month. The parks will give a 50 percent discount to veterans and military personnel at some lodges and cabins between Nov. 1 and Nov. 15.

Just so we’re clear: this is not just a Marine Corps or a Camp Lejuene issue. Just about every major American military base has reported issues with ground water or ageing dumps. It’s an “America” issue and needs to be addressed soonest by the powers that be.

Military Times   Amid growing concerns about the water on military bases, Military Times created a searchable database of all installation drinking water systems, monitoring wells and off-base locations where higher-than-recommended levels of perfluorooctane sulfonate or perfluorooctanoic acid, also known as PFOS and PFOAs have been reported. The compounds have been tied to birth defects and cancers.

The Pentagon provided a full report to the House Armed Services Committee on the contamination, which can be found here. The database was built using the Pentagon’s data and organized so it can be searched by state, service or base. Use the scroll bar at the bottom to see all the text.

https://www.militarytimes.com/news/your-military/2018/06/01/contaminated-basewater-database/

« Older entries § Newer entries »