The Pentagon is now on the hook to help shelter 5, migrant children at its facilities. So far, three bases are under assessment, according to Major Chris Mitchell, a Pentagon spokesman. The children would be held inside facilities that are separate from the general on-base population and HHS personnel, not American troops, will oversee them. Using military bases in this way is not new. In , the Obama Administration placed around 7, migrant children on bases in Texas, California and Oklahoma. The temporary shelters were shuttered after four months.
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Last year, the government evaluated several military bases to shelter migrants, but ultimately decided not to use the facilities. However, it may be unavoidable this year. Apprehensions of children at the border are already nearing record numbers.
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The spouses testified about their difficulties in getting the companies to take their complaints seriously — even as black mold was growing out of walls, floors and ceilings, and entire families were getting sick. There was also difficulty determining who, if anyone, in the military establishment was holding the companies accountable.
The families are left with no recourse. She said the housing office at Keesler in Mississippi told her that termites in her home are to be expected because of the region. Martha McSally, R-Ariz.
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For their part, the companies said they are working on various initiatives such as setting up people and mechanisms to better interact with residents. Recently they hired a nationally known environmental firm to review their mold and moisture inspection policies, and are taking steps to implement those recommendations. As parents, we want safe places for our children to sleep at night. During a briefing with his first sergeant and platoon sergeant, Woodley was asked about his finances. If he was able to finish his term in the Army, Woodley would be debt free by the end.
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Operation Homefront was able to put Woodley in temporary rent-free transitional housing, at the Operation Homefront Village, saving him money that can be used to pay down his debt and put himself in a better position for life after the military. Not only does living at the Village save Woodley money, but it also offers access to a debt counselor which he says is very helpful. They are close enough to Fort Sam Houston to take advantage of the commissary and the schools on base.
By the time they leave the Village, their debt should be manageable, so the relief of that stress is helping the family to better cope with the PTSD as well as the transition out of the military. Operation Homefront also has a program for caregivers called Hearts of Valor. Through empathy and mutual understanding Operation Homefront created this community to connect and support each other as your lives are forever changed by the wounds of war, seen and unseen. Find out more at www. Get Help Now Donate. Current Needs.
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