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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

8 ways to celebrate Independence Day like a veteran

By Eric Milzarski We Are The Mighty Citizens of the United States of America tend go mildly wild when they celebrate the fourth of July. It was on that day, in 1776, when the Continental Congress adopted the Deceleration of Independence, severing our nation from the British Empire. Most people commemorate this fateful moment with a nice, wholesome family gathering. Dads work the barbecue while telling awful puns and moms try to make sure the kids don't hurt each other with sparklers. The evening's merrim ... More

Airman praised after parking in wing commander's space at E-Club

Leon Cook Stars and Stripes YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan — When Col. Kenneth Moss, commander of the 374th Airlift Wing, arrived at Yokota’s Enlisted Club for a morning meeting last Thursday and discovered a car parked in his reserved space, it seemed like an airman was about to have a very bad day. “I thought that was pretty bold, so I parked in front of the car until my meeting was over,” Moss said in emailed comments Monday. At the home of U.S. Forces Japan and 5th Air Force in Tokyo, ... More

Virginia commissary first to sell beer, wine on US installation

Brock Vergakis The Virginian-Pilot VIRGINIA BEACH — Shoppers at a Virginia Beach commissary will soon be able to buy beer with their pretzels and wine with their cheese. The commissary at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story will be one of the first in the nation to sell beer and wine starting July 26, according to the Defense Commissary Agency. Commissaries already sell just about every other item typically found in a grocery store. But the only places to get beer and wine to go on mil ... More

Soldier rescued Afghan dog, good samaritans helped bring him home

Elizabeth Campbell Fort Worth Star-Telegram Mimi, an Afghan hound puppy is coming to her new home to be reunited with the soldier who rescued her from a “burn pit,” thanks to the generosity of people who donated money to pay for the cost of transporting her. Robert Misseri, a co-founder of Paws of War, a nonprofit organization that helps reunite soldiers with their dogs they befriended while serving overseas, said well over the $6,000 needed to bring Mimi to the United States was raise ... More

US considers housing immigrant children at military bases

By Rafael Bernal The Hill The federal government is looking into using military bases to house immigrant minors who are either caught traveling unaccompanied or separated from their families after crossing the southwest border illegally. Three of the bases are in Texas: Fort Bliss, a U.S. Army base near El Paso; Dyess Air Force Base, near Abilene; and Goodfellow Air Force Base in San Angelo. Little Rock Air Force Base in Arkansas will also be reviewed. While immigrants who are caught crossing the bo ... More

4 old school problems today's troops don't have to worry about

By Tim Kirkpatrick We Are The Mighty For decades, our troops have faced awful weather, separation from their families, and a diet consisting of the same daily rations, and yet they still complete their vital missions. In our eyes, that's badass! However, as time moves forward, so, too, does technology. Because of that, many modern troops don't face the same problems as those that came before them. It's important to always remember and respect just how tough our brothers and sisters- ... More