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  • On October 10, North Korea celebrated the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party with an unusual night-time military parade.
  • MiG-29 Fulcrum and Su-25 Frogfoot fighter jets were among the highlights of the Pyongyang parade, which included what appeared to be a giant new intercontinental ballistic missile.
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On October 10, North Korea celebrated the 75th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers’ Party.

The footage of the unusual night-time military parade held in Pyongyang and addressed by North Korean leader Kim Jong Un was streamed live on North Korea’s state TV and Youtube.

Although what appeared to be a giant new intercontinental ballistic missile on a transporter vehicle with 22 wheels surely attracted the interest of many analysts (it was the very first time since 2018 that North Korea has shown ICBMs at a military parade), the most interesting

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Montgomery County Precinct 1 will have a new leader after Nov. 3 as longtime Commissioner Mike Meador steps down from his post after more than 26 years.

Hoping to fill that position are Republican nominee Robert Walker and Democratic nominee Mike Midler.

Walker, a life long Montgomery County resident and longtime business owner, being fiscally conservative is critical.

“I believe my private industry experience would be a great asset to the commissioners court,” Walker states on his website. “I am confident my fellow taxpayers would appreciate my attitude toward finances, as they are fiscally conservative and coupled with common sense.”

As a native to the county, Walker said its future is a focus.

“Montgomery County has always been my home and I love our community,” Walker said. “I have a vested interest in seeing that our county continues to represent our values as we experience tremendous growth.”

Walker has owned

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  • Mike Damazo is a petty officer in the US Navy stationed in Japan.
  • Over the past seven years, he’s used military benefits to invest in real estate.
  • Damazo “house-hacked” a home he bought outside Fresno, California, using income from renters and his own military housing allowance to cover the mortgage.
  • He also owns a townhouse in San Diego, which he purchased for 0% down using a Veterans Affairs loan and hopes to sell for a profit.
  • This article is part of a series focused on millennial financial empowerment called Master your Money.

Mike Damazo joined the Navy at 18, but he knew he wanted to own real estate even earlier.

Growing up in New Jersey, Damazo remembers watching his uncles flip homes for a profit and his mother’s and stepfather’s desire to buy a house of their own. But when a family member was deported to the Philippines, they moved

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Dear dudes on military dating apps,

Dating is hard. We all get it. But there are some things you should know before you decide to try your luck in swipe city.

According to your bio, you’re all about God, guns, and country. Cool, cool, cool. Oh, and you’ve felt it important to list your MOS. This, in actuality, means absolutely nothing to just about everyone. Lastly, you top it off with a claim that you enjoy bourbon, and you’d love nothing more than to meet a girl who can pound Jim Beam like water during August in Alabama.

What this really tells me is that your hobbies include being in the military and possessing a profound lack of originality.

And then there are the pictures.

Would it kill you to ask a friend to take a decent photo instead of settling on a grainy selfie in a dimly lit barracks

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Mariel Padilla, The 19th
Published 7:13 a.m. ET Oct. 3, 2020


Nearly 500 retired generals, admirals and senior civilian national security officials endorse Joe Biden and blast President Donald Trump.


This story was published in partnership with The 19th, a nonprofit, nonpartisan newsroom reporting on gender, politics and policy.

As the military’s support of President Donald Trump declines, according to recent polls, Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden’s campaign is working to woo both veterans and the families of active military members by capitalizing on media reports of Trump’s comments about the military, as well as the support of a high-profile military spouse. 

Given the increased diversity of the military — which has been going up for decades even as the total veteran population declines — talking to women and voters of color are key to the Biden campaign’s strategy. 

Rory Brosius, an advisor to the Biden campaign

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Twenty-one states reported an increase of at least 10% in coronavirus cases on Sunday, compared to the previous week. The majority of these states were in the West. Meanwhile, 18 states maintained steady rates and 11 experienced a decrease of more than 10% of cases, according to a CNN analysis. Here are some of the other headlines from over the weekend and today that you might have missed. 

Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., wrote to the Small Business Administration on Friday asking for more transparency on how many loans from the $659 billion Paycheck Protection Program were returned because borrowers were either ineligible or no longer needed them. Scott would like to know what the agency is doing with these returned funds. “We owe it to the American people to be as transparent as possible about how their money is being spent, and we must do everything in our power to

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  • The Army and Navy are targeting gamers for recruitment on Twitch.
  • Many Twitch users are young members of Gen Z, so the military’s use of video games as a recruiting tactic is problematic and predatory.
  • This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
  • Timmy O’Connell is a freshman college student from Alexandria, VA.
  • This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author.
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Over the past few years, multiple branches of the US military have moved their advertising focus towards the esports and video game streaming world. Both the US Army and Navy have decided to dip their toes into the gaming industry, and both have created esports teams to stream content on the live streaming platform Twitch.

While the military has said the move into gaming is simply to connect with a younger generation,

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  • Citing the Pentagon’s latest report on China’s military developments, Jonathan Ward from advisory firm Atlas Organization said China’s ground troops, as well as its navy, air and missile forces, were among some of the largest in the world. 
  • Ward also pointed out that Chinese President Xi Jinping has made clear his country’s goal of building a strong army that can fight and win wars. He was speaking at the inaugural Jefferies Asia Forum.
  • “China is converting its economic growth into military power, and I think here is the true dilemma for those that seek to invest in China. It’s understanding precisely what you are investing in, what is going on here,” he said.

a person wearing a military uniform: A PLA Navy fleet including the aircraft carrier Liaoning, submarines, vessels and fighter jets take part in a review in the South China Sea on April 12, 2018.

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A PLA Navy fleet including the aircraft carrier Liaoning, submarines, vessels and fighter jets take part in a review in the South China Sea on April 12, 2018.

As China grows in its

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  • The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) posted a video to Weibo over the weekend touting the capabilities of its H-6K bombers.
  • The video shows an attack on an airfield that resembles Andersen Air Force Base on Guam.
  • While the PLAAF video includes actual footage of Chinese bombers in flight, the video also pulls in several scenes from big Hollywood films, such as “Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen” and “The Rock,” the South China Morning Post first reported.
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The Chinese People’s Liberation Army Air Force posted a new video to an official social media page over the weekend touting its bomber force. The propaganda video includes several scenes from big Hollywood films.

The short video — “God of War H-6K, attack!,” a reference to its H-6 bomber — is set to dramatic music and shows an attack on an airbase.

Screenshot of the PLAAF Weibo post

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Detroit, MI, Sept. 15, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — National Veteran Business Development Council (NVBDC) Certification is the leading certification organization to ensure credible and reliable documentation exists of Veteran status, ownership and operational control. NVBDC has become recognized as the source for corporations seeking certified Service-Disabled/Veteran Owned Businesses (SD/VOBs). Our organizational structure consists of the Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Officers and Staff, and is designed to bring diverse teams together to create a force that strengthens the visibility of Veteran business owners of all sizes in the corporate marketplace.  

“Over the past seven years since we created the NVBDC we have seen limited efforts by the major Military Service Organizations (MSOs) and the Veteran service organizations (VSO’s) in trying to help our veteran business owners succeed. We have watched the launch of many government and educational programs designed to help Veterans learn to start and grow a business. Unfortunately,

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