In Our Communities

June 21, 2023

Service members are continuing to help the government and residents of Guam rebuild after Typhoon Mawar hit the island last month, even though some of the service members themselves were affected, according to a DVIDS story. “We have locally affected National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve soldiers answering the call to duty to provide relief efforts within their local communities,” Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Engel said…

More than 1,000 military family members and civilians filed legal claims against the federal government Tuesday over illnesses they say they suffered when the Navy’s Red Hill storage facility in Hawaii leaked fuel into the water supply in 2021, Stars and Stripes reported. “Now, 1,002 new claimants seek truth and accountability for the Navy’s failure to warn them to stop using the water the Navy knew was toxic,” said attorney Kristina Baehr, who is representing the families….

The news nonprofit InvestigateWest talked with families at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, about their experiences with housing conditions.

Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jerimiah Richardson

June 21, 2023

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