At least five states – Indiana, Missouri, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia – are sending aging M113 armored personnel carriers to Ukraine at the request of DOD, Defense News reported. It’s part of the latest package of battlefield aid the U.S. is sending to the region….

Five military installations in Alaska are not as prepared as they should be for the impacts of climate change, Alaska Public Media reported, citing a recent DOD inspector general’s report. “The report also said that’s because military leaders at the sub-Arctic bases didn’t have enough training, funding or guidance from the Defense Department,” Alaska Public Media’s Claire Stremple reported….

The D.C. National Guard is trying a new tactic of walking busy D.C. sidewalks to talk directly with recruitment targets, AP reported. “It’s very much a walking city, and it’s very much an oral-tradition kind of town,” said the D.C. Guard’s commander, Maj. Gen. Sherrie McCandless. “We’re coming out of the pandemic. People are more mobile again, and frankly a lot of people are trying to figure out what’s next.” The Guard also opened a new recruitment center in a busier part of the city in addition to their offices at the more remote Guard armory.

AP photo of D.C. National Guard recruiters by Mariam Zuhaib

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