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December 2, 2019

A $1.5 million partnership will help expand health care for military families in Radcliff, Ky., near Fort Knox, and “explore links between physical, mental, social and financial well-being,” according to a press release. Fort Knox Federal Credit Union pledged the investment through the Hardin Memorial Health Foundation….
One of the investors involved in redeveloping the former Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Calif., described his vision to the San Francisco Chronicle….
Connecticut’s “defense industries are thriving due to the high quality and strategic relevance of the products designed and manufactured throughout the state,” the state’s Office of Military Affairs concludes in its latest annual report, released last week.
Photo provided by Knox Regional Development Alliance

December 2, 2019

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