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Published 7:53 pm, Friday, April 20, 2018 While San Antonio continues to be a great home and fantastic partner for the military, the city lacks one major asset — a nonstop flight from San Antonio International Airport, or SAT, to Washington-Reagan National Airport, or DCA. Active-duty military personnel and their families will be closely watching the debate on the Federal Aviation Administration bill in the coming days. A bipartisan amendment will be offered that will lead to more efficiency in training programs and quality of life. It proposes allowing an airline the option to provide nonstop service from San Antonio to Washington-Reagan National Airport, which would be a tremendous benefit to Joint Base San Antonio, providing a positive impact on the community and military partners that call it home. San Antonio proudly boasts the moniker of Military City, USA. Our nation’s armed forces have been intertwined with San Antonio and our city’s rich history … [Read more...] about Commentary: Military City, USA requires nonstop access to Reagan National
WICHITA, Kan. -- The nation's obesity epidemic is causing significant recruiting problems for the military, with one in three young adults nationwide too fat to enlist, according to a report issued Wednesday by a group of retired military leaders. The nonprofit, non-partisan group called Mission: Readiness (Military Leaders for Kids) is promoting healthy school lunches in Kansas and across the nation as a way to help combat the problem. In Kansas, 29 percent of teenagers are overweight, according to figures it cites from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. About a third of American children and teens are considered obese or overweight. "We think a more healthy lifestyle over the long term will have significant impacts on both the military posture - those available to get into the military - and across our society as a whole from a medical perspective," retired Brigadier Gen. John Schmader said in a phone interview ahead of the report's release. Obesity is among the leading … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo A third of young adults too fat to join military: report
Newly widowed, Kay McCowen quit her job, sold her house, applied for Social Security and retired to Mexico. It was a move she and her husband, Mel, had discussed before he passed away in 2012. “I wanted to find a place where I could afford to live off my Social Security,” she said. “The weather here is so perfect, and it’s a beautiful place.” She is among a growing number of Americans who are retiring outside the United States. The number grew 17 percent between 2010 and 2015 and is expected to increase over the next 10 years as more baby boomers retire. Just under 400,000 American retirees are now living abroad, according to the Social Security Administration. The countries they have chosen most often: Canada, Japan, Mexico, Germany and the United Kingdom. Retirees most often cite the cost of living as the reason for moving elsewhere said Olivia S. Mitchell, director of the Pension Research Council at the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School. … [Read more...] about More Americans are retiring outside the U.S.
George P. Bush falsely describes himself as ‘retired’ Navy officer By W. Gardner Selby, Politifact Texas March 3, 2018 Photo: Michael Ciaglo, Houston Chronicle / Houston Chronicle Image 1of/7 CaptionClose Image 1 of 7 Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, center, shakes hands with Rosenberg mayor William Benton, left, as he talks to Fort Bend Commissioner Precinct 1 Vincent Morales, right, after a roundtable discussion about the state of housing recovery after Hurricane Harvey at the Historic Courthouse Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017 in Richmond. ( Michael Ciaglo / Houston Chronicle) less Texas Land Commissioner George P. Bush, center, shakes hands with Rosenberg mayor William Benton, left, as he talks to Fort Bend Commissioner Precinct 1 Vincent Morales, right, after a roundtable discussion ... more Photo: Michael Ciaglo, Houston … [Read more...] about George P. Bush falsely describes himself as ‘retired’ Navy officer