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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

USAF transitions to single combat uniform

AirForce.mil WASHINGTON, D.C. — Air Force leaders announced the service will move to a single combat utility uniform, adopting the Operational Camouflage Pattern, or OCP, already in use by the Army and Airmen in combat zones and in certain jobs across the Air Force. Starting Oct. 1, 2018, Airmen who have serviceable OCPs may wear the uniform, and Airmen can purchase OCPs at Army and Air Force Exchange Services at the following locations: Aviano Air Base, Italy; Charleston Air Force Base, South Carolina ... More

How to escape from being tied up, according to a Navy SEAL

By Tim Kirkpatrick We Are The Mighty According to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, more than 2,000 people go missing throughout the U.S. every day. Many of those innocent individuals are taken from the very neighborhoods they grew up in. While 57 percent of all missing-persons cases end on somewhat good notes, 43 percent do not. We've all heard the horror stories of people being tied up with rope or zip ties as captors transport them to some secondary, unknown location. Knowi ... More

Texas senators want Army to bring new brigade to Fort Bliss or Fort Hood

Madlin Mekelburg El Paso Times, Texas AUSTIN — U.S. Sens. John Cornyn and Ted Cruz have asked the Army to consider relocating a new armored brigade combat team to one of two posts in Texas — including Fort Bliss in El Paso. The army is considering converting the Army's 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colo., from an Infantry Brigade Combat Team to an Armored Brigade Combat Team and relocating the soldiers. "For families, the State of Texas offers superb quality of l ... More