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Thompson pushing for federal probe of VA hospital

JACKSON — A Mississippi congressman is asking federal authorities to investigate the G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Jackson because he believes the hospital is understaffed and patient care is suffering. U.S. Rep. Bennie Thompson, the top Democrat on the House Homeland Security Committee, said he has sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and ...

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Camp Shelby chosen for unmanned aircraft training site

FORREST COUNTY — Camp Shelby, the nation’s largest state-owned and operated military training site, has been chosen from 19 sites around the country as a center to train national guard troops to operate the unmanned aircraft called drones. The center at Camp Shelby will train soldiers from all over the country and will operate during peace as well as wartime, ...

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Navistar receives another order from Marines

WEST POINT — Work on a contract to upgrade MaxxPro Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles for the U. S. Marine Corps will take place in Clay County. Yesterday, Navistar Defense, LLC announced it received an $880 million order to upgrade 2,717 MRAP vehicles for the Marines. Workers at the West Point plant will remove the body from the vehicle and ...

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