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All the best cities for veterans are in the South, according to new study
There are an estimated 19 million veterans living in the United States in 2019.
In honor of Veterans Day, WalletHub conducted a study examining the top 100 U.S. cities for veterans based on veteran-friendliness, livability, job availability and military skill-related jobs, among other criteria.
Tampa, Fla. is the best city for veterans, the study revealed. The city ranked high in terms of quality of life and employment. Austin, Texas is the second-best city for veterans, followed by Orlando, Fla., Raleigh, N.C. and Scottsdale, Ariz.
In terms of employment, Fremont, Calif. topped the list for highest percentage of military skill-related jobs and Santa Ana, Calif. had the lowest veteran unemployment rate. Conversely, Las Vegas had the lowest percentage of military skill-related jobs and Newark, N.J. had the highest veteran unemployment rate. Fremont also had the lowest percentage of veterans in poverty, whereas Jersey City, N.J. had the highest poverty percentage.
Hialeah, Fla. is the top city for veteran income growth, but it's the city with the lowest veteran population out of the cities studied.
Virginia Beach, Va. had the highest veteran population and also the lowest percentage of homeless veterans. San Francisco had the highest rate of homeless veterans.
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March Air Reserve Base in California will host nearly 200 U.S. citizens who were flown out of Wuhan, China due to the rapidly-spreading coronavirus, a Defense Department spokeswoman announced on Wednesday.
"March Air Reserve Base and the Department of Defense (DoD) stand ready to provide housing support to Health and Human Services (HHS) as they work to handle the arrival of nearly 200 people, including Department of State employees, dependents and U.S. citizens evacuated from Wuhan, China," said Pentagon press secretary Alyssa Farah in a statement on Wednesday.
Wuhan is the epicenter of the coronavirus, which is a mild to severe respiratory illness that's associated with symptoms of fever, cough and shortness of breath, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The virus has so far killed 132 people and infected nearly 6,000 others in China, according to news reports.
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - The United States hopes to discuss the entire strategic framework of its relationship with Iraq soon, a U.S. envoy said on Tuesday, as the fate of a U.S. military mission there remains in doubt after a drone strike that killed an Iranian general.
In June, 2018, when a group of Marines noticed a family was being swept along by a powerful rip current at Atlantic Beach in North Carolina they immediately swam out to save them. Now, more than a year later, those Marines have been recognized for their actions.
Any excuses that soldiers have for not being able to prepare for the new Army Combat Fitness Test are growing slimmer and slimmer, as the service has released a revamped physical readiness training (PRT) mobile app.