United States Armed Forces

The History of Vaccine Mandates in the US Military, States, and Public Schools Dates Back Over 200 Years, per the A-Mark Foundation

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 1:55pm

There is also coverage of opposition to vaccine mandates throughout history, and an informative chart showing the vaccine requirements and exemptions for K-12 public schools in all 50 states.

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  • There is also coverage of opposition to vaccine mandates throughout history, and an informative chart showing the vaccine requirements and exemptions for K-12 public schools in all 50 states.
  • We also found that all 50 states currently require vaccinations for viruses such as polio, measles, and rubella for students in K-12 public schools."
  • While all 50 states have had mandated vaccine requirements since 1980 or earlier, there are some exemptions allowed.
  • "We hope that our report will add to available information on vaccine mandates, which should allow people to make more informed decisions about this contentious issue."

US Agencies and Manufacturing Facilities Respond to International Hunger Crisis

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 10:41pm

As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, more children are affected and at risk of malnutrition or starvation than ever before.

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  • As a result of the Coronavirus pandemic, more children are affected and at risk of malnutrition or starvation than ever before.
  • To help combat this growing rate of food insecurity, US government agencies have responded with funding streams, and many manufacturing facilities have expanded production capabilities to meet these demands.
  • Transylvania Vocational Services (TVS), a 501c3 food manufacturing facility on the East Coast, has increased its capacity and overall production of a fortified corn and soybean cereal blend called SuperCereal Plus (SCP).
  • "TVS's SuperCereal Plus business and our assistance with international hunger relief is something that we're particularly proud of as an organization," said TVS CEO Jamie Brandenburg.

Save Our Allies Will Support Afghan Allies at Fort McCoy in Wisconsin

Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 6:05pm

Nick Palmisciano, Vice President of Save Our Allies, will be boots on the ground at Fort McCoy and Chad Robichaux, Founder of Mighty Oaks Foundation, is returning to the Middle East to continue evacuation efforts.

Key Points: 
  • Nick Palmisciano, Vice President of Save Our Allies, will be boots on the ground at Fort McCoy and Chad Robichaux, Founder of Mighty Oaks Foundation, is returning to the Middle East to continue evacuation efforts.
  • This week, Save Our Allies worked with The Nazarene Fund to evacuate the Afghan FIFA soccer team, 95 girls total from Afghanistan.
  • During Phase 1 of its evacuation efforts in Afghanistan, Save Our Allies' Task Force 6:8 successfully evacuated over 12,000 individuals, including Americans, Afghans, interpreters, widows, orphans, and Christians.
  • Save Our Allies is dedicated to saving our Afghan Allies who served side-by-side with U.S. Armed Forces and working to ensure our Veterans are getting the care needed after bravely serving our nation.

USSOCOM to Receive Robotican Indoor Unmanned Reconnaissance Drone Systems

Friday, September 17, 2021 - 2:00pm

OMER, Israel, Sept. 17, 2021  /PRNewswire/ -- Robotican has successfully delivered its first indoor UAS to the USSOCOM for operational evaluation.

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  • OMER, Israel, Sept. 17, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Robotican has successfully delivered its first indoor UAS to the USSOCOM for operational evaluation.
  • The Gallo is an unmanned reconnaissance system that enables rapid, live situational-awareness and forward observation in confined spaces, such subterranean environments or inside buildings.
  • The Gallo is the first hybrid unmanned platform that has both land robot and aerial drone capabilities.
  • Hagai Balshai, CEO Robotican, "We are very thrilled to have concluded our first Gallo delivery and training course with the USSOCOM.

The Independence Fund & Loyal Source Launch Afghanistan Call Center

Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 11:58pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Independence Fund and Loyal Source launched the "Independence Line," a call center designed to assist U.S. Veterans, Afghans, and their friends and family navigate the issues with the Afghanistan withdrawal.

Key Points: 
  • CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 16, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, The Independence Fund and Loyal Source launched the "Independence Line," a call center designed to assist U.S. Veterans, Afghans, and their friends and family navigate the issues with the Afghanistan withdrawal.
  • Sarah Verardo, CEO, The Independence Fund, also pointed out that,"We want Veterans, Afghans, and their family and friends to know The Independence Fund is here for them.
  • Brian Moore, CEO, Loyal Source, emphasized the importance of providing assistance to Afghans and their friends and family, "We are thrilled to partner with the Independence Fund on this critical mission.
  • As Save Our Allies settles into Phase 2, the partnership between The Independence Fund and Loyal Source was created as the next step in the holistic approach to assisting U.S. Veterans and Afghans.

Firan Technology Group Corporation (“FTG”) is Awarded $3.7 Million (CAD) After-Market Contract by Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) for Electronic Assemblies to Support Airborne Radar Systems

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 - 10:10pm

TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Firan Technology Group Corporation (TSX:FTG) has been awarded a $3.7M CAD after-market contract from the United States Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to provide electronic assemblies to retrofit airborne radar systems on various US Armed Forces aircraft.

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  • TORONTO, Sept. 14, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Firan Technology Group Corporation (TSX:FTG) has been awarded a $3.7M CAD after-market contract from the United States Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to provide electronic assemblies to retrofit airborne radar systems on various US Armed Forces aircraft.
  • We are committed to the DLAs mission to support and extend the service life of military aircraft, said Brad Bourne, FTGs President and CEO.
  • We are excited about the direction of our after-market initiative providing the DLA various products including these high quality, high reliability complex electronic assemblies.
  • The award is a long-term after-market contract that enables multiple product draws, and ensures a minimum annual quantity to FTG.

The Independence Fund Joins Sixteen Veteran & Military Organizations Calling on President Biden to Evacuate Afghanistan and Iraq SIV Applicants and Families

Sunday, August 22, 2021 - 5:45pm

An open letter to Congress and the President of the United States:

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  • An open letter to Congress and the President of the United States:
    Now is the time to act.
  • The U.S. evacuation mission should not end on August 31st, if at least 50,000 SIV applicants and their family members have not been evacuated.
  • A SIV specific general grant program to which community organizations could apply may be a good first start.
  • We are all dedicated to making the transition for these fellow warriors as seamless and welcoming as possible, and we are ready to assist the US government and these SIV applicants and families now.

Jefferies to Hold Global Trading Charity Day on Tuesday, August 24 to Support Organizations Focused on Afghanistan Refugees, U.S. Military Veterans, and Haitian Earthquake Relief

Thursday, August 19, 2021 - 8:07pm

Jefferies announced today that it will hold a Global Trading Charity Day on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 to support accredited charities focused on assisting Afghanistan Refugees, U.S. Military Veterans, and Haitian Earthquake Relief.

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  • Jefferies announced today that it will hold a Global Trading Charity Day on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 to support accredited charities focused on assisting Afghanistan Refugees, U.S. Military Veterans, and Haitian Earthquake Relief.
  • The Jefferies Global Charity Trading Day offers investors around the world the opportunity to join these efforts by trading with Jefferies.
  • Specifically, Jefferies will donate 100% of net global trading commissions on August 24 for all trading in equities, fixed income and foreign exchange by the firms clients.
  • Jefferies Group LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Jefferies Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: JEF), a diversified financial services company.

GovX.com Celebrates 10 Years of Business, Welcomes 5 Million Total Members

Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 10:00am

The mission began with a modest catalog of gear and apparel available at exclusive, members-only prices.

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  • The mission began with a modest catalog of gear and apparel available at exclusive, members-only prices.
  • As the company reaches this milestone anniversary, it celebrates a community of 5 million registered members.
  • GovX ID allows GovX members to save on a growing network of brands and services across the web.
  • "To every American of service who is part of our community of 5 million members, thank you for being with us.

Smartronix Wins Prime Position on Unlimited Value, 10-Year ASTRO Contract

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 1:00pm

HERNDON, Va., Aug. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Smartronix, LLC , a leader in C5ISR, next-generation cloud, and advanced engineering and IT solutions has won a prime position on the General Services Administrations (GSA) multiple-award ASTRO contract.

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  • HERNDON, Va., Aug. 10, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Smartronix, LLC , a leader in C5ISR, next-generation cloud, and advanced engineering and IT solutions has won a prime position on the General Services Administrations (GSA) multiple-award ASTRO contract.
  • The contract has a 10-year period of performance and carries an unlimited value with expectations of exceeding $100B over its life.
  • Smartronix was awarded the Data Operations, Aviation, Space, Development/Systems Integration, Research, and Support pools.
  • In fact, the ASTRO contract covers most every requirement our military may need and Smartronix is proud to have been selected as a prime industry partner.