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January 11, 2023

The Air Force confirmed that 100 Ukrainian troops will train at Fort Sill, Oklahoma on how to operate the Patriot missile system, as Military Times reported. Such training usually takes a year, but the Pentagon is looking for ways to expedite the program….

Edzel Butac from the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Public Affairs Office profiled the Grace Gospel Community Choir, which is celebrating its 50th year. The group started in October 1973 as the Martin Luther King Singers. “In such a short time, we were known all over the Pacific Northwest,” said Michael Prather, who was a soldier who joined the group in its early days.

Choir photo courtesy of Anitra Reed

January 11, 2023

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Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of the USS George Washington while underway in the Pacific Ocean, July 10. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Julianna J. Lynch

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North Carolina Squadron Reactivated after Two-Year Closure Marine Corps Times reported that the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 has been reactivated, two years after it had been closed as a part of a restructuring effort. The move brings back an important...

Senate Appropriators to Propose 3.4% Increase in Defense Spending

Senate Appropriators to Propose 3.4% Increase in Defense Spending

The Senate’s top appropriators, Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), have reached an agreement to increase the defense budget by 3.4% and the non-defense budget by 2.7%, AP reported. Those figures will set up a showdown with the House. Their...

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