By Joshua Schneyer and Andrea Januta WEST POINT, New York (Reuters) - One U.S. military base has dubbed it Operation Victory Homefront. It's a mission the world's most powerful military never envisioned. To safeguard American service families living on U.S. bases around the world, the military branches have been dispatching commanders to visit nearly 300,000 housing units since February and document health and safety hazards – many of the military's own making. The mobilization represents the biggest overhaul of U.S. military housing since the Department of Defense began privatising its family dwellings in 1996. The operation comes in response to a Reuters series, Ambushed at Home, that revealed how families living on U.S. bases were exposed to lead poisoning, mould-related illnesses, ceiling collapses and pest infestations. "In my 23 years in the Army I've never seen them tackle a problem so head on," said Colonel Harry Marson, the garrison commander at West Point, site of the … [Read more...] about U.S. military advances sprawling mission to quell housing-safety scandal
Army green to gold
Tui Uru will make his first start in Northampton colours after being named in the Wanderers team to take on Wasps at Franklin's Gardens tonight (kick-off 7pm). The 21-year-old Fiji-born back rower will join the Saints Academy from National 2 South side Bury St Edmunds this summer. And Uru gets the nod at No.8 for the Wanderers in this evening's rearranged Premiership Rugby Shield match. There will be plenty of experience in the squad, with the likes of Jamal Ford-Robinson, Mitch Eadie, Ken Pisi, Andrew Kellaway and Nafi Tuitavake all starting. Wing Ollie Sleightholme is back in club colours after representing England Under-20s at the Six Nations. Former Gloucester hooker Darren Dawidiuk could make his first appearance in the black, green and gold after being named on the bench. Prop Karl Garside is involved, having already featured for the Saints first team this season, while lock Lewis Bean, who plays for Moseley as well as serving in the Army, also starts. The Wanderers include … [Read more...] about Wanderers name team to face Wasps at Franklin’s Gardens
At that time, I was responsible for youth work of Regiment 54, Division 320, Army Corps 3. My regiment provided firepower in support of other units of the division crossing the Mekong River to liberate Kampong Cham town in the province of the same name, and to pave the way for the corps’ Division 10 to liberate Phnom Penh on January 7, 1979. Vietnamese volunteer soldiers and Cambodian revolutionary forces collaborate to fight Pol Pot forces. (File photo) On January 23, 1979, Division 320 in coordination with forces of Military Region 9 pursued remnants of the Pol Pot army in Takeo province. After that, I was reinforced to Anti-aircraft Battalion 16 that was engaged in the Road No.3 campaign. On the afternoon of January 27, 1979 or the 29th day of Lunar December 1978, after Battalion 16 had completed the combat preparations at a new position, I was ordered to be back to the regiment headquarters to prepare Lunar New Year Festival for troops. There was no Tet … [Read more...] about Mission of Vietnamese volunteer soldiers in Cambodia were not only to fight Pol Pot forces, but also to save locals
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Kevin Cullen Globe Columnist November 29, 2018 Eric Emond was sitting at a table in a small room at Florian Hall in Dorchester that night eight years ago when Dan Magoon pulled out a napkin.A bunch of Boston cops and firefighters who had served in the military, and some like Emond who were still serving, had gathered at the Boston firefighters hall on Hallet Street to kick around some ideas.They had made it back from war, but a lot of their friends had not. There were some parents of the fallen in the group, and it got emotional and voices cracked. But there was a steely resolve in that room, too, and they made progress, with Magoon jotting down on the napkin ideas about building a memorial to those from Massachusetts lost to war since 9/11. He scribbled a prospective logo. They talked about how to raise money, selling T-shirts, holding a dinner. Advertisement … [Read more...] about Eric Emond served his country and Gold Star families. Now his is a Gold Star family.
PUBLISHED: 12:00 24 September 2015 Len Whaley Dagenham's Eddie Hussain returns to action at Wembley Archant Dagenham lightweight in Wembley action Marvin Lombi is chasing National Novices honoursDagenham lightweight Eddie Hussein aims to continue his unbeaten march at Wembley on Saturday on one of London’s biggest boxing nights of the year, writes Len Whaley.The main event sees Frank Buglioni, once a Repton amateur favourite around local halls, bid to upset the odds in his world title clash against undefeated Russian Fedor Chudinov, the WBA super middleweight king.Frank Warren’s bill includes a British title duel beween Ryan Walsh and Samir Mouneimne, and a Commonwealth clash between Lewis Pettitt and Bobby Jenkinson.On top of that is a WBO European match between Bradley Skeete and Mark Thompson and another bout involving Jamie Cox for an impressive Wembley line-up.“It’s great to box on such a great bill headed by Frank world title bid, but obviously I … [Read more...] about Hussein hopes to maintain record