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'Toxic mold' forces military families out of Keesler housing, lawsuit says

Anita Lee The Sun Herald Eleven military families are suing the companies that own and manage Keesler Air Force Base housing over “toxic mold” that continued to grow in their homes after the companies responded to complaints with inadequate remedies, including cleanup with soap and water, the lawsuits say. Five of the families reported still living in the homes in West Falcon, Thrower Park and Bayridge subdivisions in Biloxi when the Rushing & Guice law firm filed the lawsuits in December 20 ... More

Army plans to demolish iconic WWII-era Quonset huts

William Cole The Honolulu Star-Advertiser The Army plans to demolish nearly 100 World War II-era Quonset huts at Pohakuloa Training Area on Hawaii island — a potential loss of iconic structures that historians are lamenting. But the service said the once-sturdy corrugated steel huts — familiar for their repurpose in many areas around the state — are now dilapidated, prone to flooding and inefficiently configured. As part of a $210 million project, the Army wants to replace 123 buildings ... More

7 weapons used in the USMC infantry

By Tim Kirkpatrick We Are The Mighty The Marine infantry has been fighting for our nation's freedoms for the last few hundred years in every clime and place where they can take a gun. Today, the U.S. Marine Corps is one of the most respected and well-recognized branches of any military, the world over. From a mile away, you can identify a Marine by their unique Dress Blues and their high-and-tight haircut. But the Marine getup wouldn't be so well-known if it weren't for the many hard-fought victori ... More