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DVIDS – News – Under Secretary of Army McPherson tours schools, housing renovation site


FORT LEE, Va. (Oct. 13, 2020) — The Army’s second-highest-ranking civilian spent a good part of his day here Oct. 7 touring training facilities, conversing with troops and spotlighting efforts to improve privatized military family housing.

Under Secretary of the Army James McPherson received a glimpse of quartermaster and ordnance training, lunched with students at the Samuel Sharpe Dining Facility and addressed members of the media outside a newly renovated residence in the Jackson Circle neighborhood.

Maj. Gen. Rodney D. Fogg, U.S. Army Combined Arms Support Command and Fort Lee commanding general, hosted the undersecretary and accompanied him throughout the tour.

McPherson’s first stop was the QM School’s Petroleum and Water Department. There, he met with administrators, instructors and students. He also received a familiarization on the latest virtual training systems said to save time and resources while improving technical skills.

Advanced individual training Soldiers Spc. Zoya Goodwin, Pvt. Xavier Sullivan-Dixon and Pvt. Paden Bear were among those who briefed the undersecretary, walking him through a virtual training session.

“We have a new breed coming into the force, and they gravitate toward technology,” pointed out PWD Director Jose Hernandez, who was present for the briefing and spoke highly of the professionalism and confidence demonstrated by his junior Soldiers. “This is what they like, and when you mesh what they like with the learning experience, the confidence level just goes up.”

McPherson spent roughly an hour at PWD and later presented Soldiers and leaders with coins. Hernandez said he was thrilled senior leaders are taking an interest in virtual learning programs at the school and is always glad to demonstrate how students are benefiting from it.

“I thought it was a great visit,” Hernandez said. “It was good to have someone from the Pentagon visit us and see how

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This former Salvation Army hall has been converted into a stunning modern home

A former Salvation Army charity hall in Sydney’s inner west suburb of Leichhardt has been converted into a gorgeous modern home complete with cathedral ceilings, a resort-style bath and garden.

The shell of the 1916 building remains untouched in its original exterior form, while the interior has been entirely transformed and brought into 2020.

After entering through the 200-year-old Argentinian front door, guests are welcomed into the home with high cathedral ceilings, unique fixtures, engineered flooring and a relaxing garden at the back. 

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A former Salvation Army charity hall in Sydney's inner west suburb of Leichhardt has been converted into a gorgeous modern home

A former Salvation Army charity hall in Sydney’s inner west suburb of Leichhardt has been converted into a gorgeous modern home

The shell of the 1916 building seems to remain untouched in its original exterior form, while the interior has been entirely transformed and brought into 2020

The shell of the 1916 building seems to remain untouched in its original exterior form, while the interior has been entirely transformed and brought into 2020 

The newly renovated property is currently listed on the market for $4.2 million and is certainly unlike any other home in the inner west

The newly renovated property is currently listed on the market for $4.2 million and is certainly unlike any other home in the inner west

The current owners purchased the property from the Salvation Army 23 years ago in a run-down condition and decided a renovation was necessary.

The property is listed with Cobden & Hayson’s Ben Southwell and is located on 54-56 Carlisle Street – only six kilometres from Sydney’s CBD.

Mr Southwell said during the renovation the owners wanted to make sure the hall keeps its sense of character.

‘They wanted to do something sympathetic to the original design,’ he said.

‘Everything has been in such a way to ensure it takes nothing away from the hall like the extension, which blends effortlessly into the rest of the hall.’

The current owners purchased the property from the Salvation Army 23 years ago in a run-down condition and decided a renovation was necessary

The current owners purchased the property from the Salvation Army 23 years ago in a run-down condition and decided a renovation was necessary

The kitchen features a commercial gas stove, island bench and stunning stone benchtops along with unique recycled lighting and doors

The kitchen features a commercial gas stove, island bench and stunning stone benchtops

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Defense Ministry Harms Army Morale by Siding with Shirker – The Chosun Ilbo (English Edition): Daily News from Korea

Revelations of special treatment received by Justice Minister Choo Mi-ae’s son during his mandatory military service and the Defense Ministry’s attempts to shield him from scrutiny are damaging troop morale and discipline. Defense Minister Jeong Kyeong-doo told lawmakers on Wednesday, “It’s true that documents have not been preserved at the unit, but no regulations were violated so there are no problems” with the justice minister’s son taking nearly a month’s sick leave after minor knee surgery. When asked why other soldiers who suffered much more serious injuries were not granted extended leave, Jeong said, “Their commanders did not consider the matter carefully.” In other words, any discrimination is entirely somebody else’s fault and has nothing to do with the fact that they have no friends in high places. Jeong himself seemed confused what the party line is. First he told lawmakers that the young man should only have taken four days off, but then he backpedaled and said he “misspoke.” Perhaps he got confused trying to cobble together so many conflicting bits of information. When ruling-party lawmakers said it was perfectly okay for a soldier to request an extension of his sick leave by text message to his commander, the defense minister nodded in agreement, even though in fact a proper document has to be submitted. A career soldier who rose through the ranks by sheer hard work, Jeong is now about to cap his career by dragging the entire military through the mud because of party pressure.

The nominee for Jeong’s replacement, Suh Wook, also blamed the military and said, “There are several unsatisfactory areas” as well as “administrative problems.” When asked about the controversy surrounding the justice minister’s son, Suh said, “It is difficult for me to make an assessment, since that is a matter for the commanding

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