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September 15, 2022

Fort Huachuca, Arizona Garrison Commander Col. John Ives outlined for the Herald/Review his goals to help local businesses grow, especially those started by military spouses. “I’m thrilled that Fort Huachuca is interested in working with Sierra Vista and the chamber and local incubator programs,” said Melany Edwards-Barton, CEO of the Sierra Vista Area Chamber of Commerce. “I think that’s going to go far.”…

Senior leaders at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia will step up the inspection of barracks after a viral social media post showing what appears to be black mold, according to a press release….

Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker (D) has called up 75 National Guard members to help find services for migrants to the U.S. being bussed to Chicago by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R), as Military Times reported….

The Mississippi National Guard has been activated to help distribute water in Jackson, where a water crisis continues. “I have had some moms that were really grateful to get the water because they’re like, ‘I don’t know how to make my baby’s milk today,’ and as a mom, that’s a great thing to be able to see that we could help them out,” Army National Guard Sgt. Mikki Peterson said, according to WLBT.

Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Connie Jones

September 15, 2022

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