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Military Minute - September 28th

Airdrops in Afghanistan, Ms. Veteran America, and Paws 4 Our Patriots

Military Minute - September 28th
On today's Military Minute, we're covering a new study looking into pollution and the Department of Defense, increased activity in Afghanistan, a local event uniting veterans and service dogs, and the upcoming Ms. Veteran America competition.

How Military Outsourcing Became Toxic

That’s the upshot of How Military Outsourcing Turned Toxic, a deep, far-ranging new report by ProPublica on contractor abuse in Pentagon hazardous-materials disposal. The story — part of a larger Bombs in Our Backyard series on the DoD’s failing efforts to stop being a top global polluter — gets into the gory details about the current investigations, and Task & Purpose compiled six of the most disturbing takeaways housed within the report.

U.S. Airdrops in Afghanistan Resume

U.S. forces conducted the first airdrop of military supplies to U.S. troops in Afghanistan since September 2014, a sign of increased military operations in the nearly 16-year war.

It’s a worrying indication that the war in Afghanistan is continuing to deteriorate as a resurgent Taliban gains ground, threatening major population centers in the war-torn country.

U.S. forces generally conduct airdrop resupply missions to sustain ground forces in remote or high threat areas. 

Ms. Veteran America 2017

2017's Ms. Veteran America is an annual competition to showcase "The Woman Beyond the Uniform." This year's event is held in Washington D.C. on October 8th, with all proceeds going to benefit homeless women veterans and their children. 

Paws 4 Our Patriots

"Paws for Patriots is dedicated and committed to supporting operations with CAMA to provide service dogs to veterans in need at no outrageous fees or waitlists

We are holding the event near Joint Base Lewis McCord so our vet and active duty turn out should be really good. The opportunity to raffle off some swag should allow for a big crowd. We are covering appx. 8,000 in fees to get a dog ready to be placed. Swag being donated stuff. Some pricey others simply stickers or sticker packs. It all adds up. We would like to approach yah'll as a sponsor for our event so CAMA can keep placing these badly need service dogs. Veterans love being outdoors and quality products that work. Your brand and company do go along ways in making a big difference for our Nation’s veterans.

These events keeps CAMA viable and able to offer service dogs and training to vets that can not afford the fees or waitlists for service dogs."