Military transgender ban blocked by federal appeals court

Bob Egelko San Francisco Chronicle A federal appeals court in San Francisco rejected President Trump’s request Wednesday to put the latest version of his ban on most transgender military troops into effect while the court considers the government’s arguments that their service is expensive and disruptive. A series of federal courts have blocked Trump from implementing the policy he first announced in a series of tweets in July 2017. Wednesday’s order by the Ninth U.S Circuit Court of Appea ... More

'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