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Gov. Eric Holcomb and the Indiana National Guard on Wednesday released some details about the process of temporarily housing 5,000 Afghan refugees at Camp Atterbury.
Camp Atterbury was one of eight military facilities around the nation approved by the Secretary of Defense to temporarily house up to 50,000 Afghan refugees in total.
Cpl. Humberto Sanchez was killed while aiding the U.S. withdrawal at the Kabul airport when a suicide bomber carried about 25 pounds of explosives loaded with shrapnel into the departure zone, according to the Logansport Pharos-Tribune.
Members of the U.S. military would be required to have the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Sept. 15, under a plan announced by the Pentagon on Monday. That deadline could be pushed earlier if the vaccine receives final FDA approval or infection rates continue to rise.
The report due to Congress later this month examines multiple unexplained sightings from recent years that in some cases have been captured on videos of pilots exclaiming about objects flying in front of them.
Ashley HomeStore has agreed to pay an Indiana Army National guardsman $6,000 after he alleged he was fired from the store’s Greenwood location after returning from active duty.
The partnership, which is expected to tackle several research projects per year, is aimed at strengthening the cybersecurity of Rolls-Royce’s products, which are used in civilian and military aircraft, nuclear power plants and other applications.
The guardsmen were deployed to more than 500 nursing homes and long-term residential care facilities to help the nursing staff with routine health screenings, data entry and paperwork during a surge in COVID-19 cases.
About 25,000 members of the National Guard are streaming into Washington from across the country. Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said last week that he would be deploying 625 troops to Washington from Jan. 16-22.
The bill would have affirmed 3% pay raises for U.S. troops and authorized more than $740 billion in military programs and construction.
The state on Wednesday announced a five-part plan that also includes sending 2 million N-95 masks and 400,000 face shields to nursing homes, which have been particularly hard hit by the virus.
The Joint Hypersonics Transition Office Systems Engineering Field Activity hub will be located at Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane. A team of 30 engineers and program managers will be based there to support the program.
The New York-based World Olivet Assembly announced it would use the 63-acre campus as educational facilities. Former property owner Howe Military Academy closed last year after 135 years.
Trump said he was recommending that governors deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers to “dominate the streets.”
Mayor Joe Hogsett said on Sunday he did not think it would be necessary to use the Indiana National Guard to help protect downtown.
South Bend Mayor and presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg said female veterans and service members have been neglected, including on concerns about sexual harassment and women’s health. Women are the military’s fastest-growing subgroup.
The ceremony Saturday drew dignitaries, Navy officials, four survivors of the ship’s namesake sunk during World War II and family members of current crew members.
Salem native R. Dale Lyles has spent 32 years in the military, including deployments to Bosnia and Afghanistan.