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James Meredith has a final mission



1962, James Meredith became the first known African-American student admitted to the segregated University of Mississippi-only after federal …
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Ferry Party cruises towards church and museum mission



OXFORD—The John Wesley Preservation Society and African American Museum is sponsoring a “Ferry Party” aboard the Oxford Bellevue Ferry that …
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Fourth AF Joint Task Force HQ STAFFEX highlights African humanitarian assistance mission > Air Force Medical Servic…


SHAW AIR FORCE BASE, S.C. —
Ninth Air Force held its fourth Staff Exercise (STAFFEX) June 18 through 22 since being tasked by Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David L. Goldfein to stand up an Air Force Joint Task Force (JTF)-capable headquarters.

The June exercise focused on a fresh scenario and Combatant Command (CCMD) not evaluated in previous iterations — humanitarian assistance in the U.S. Africa Command Area of Responsibility (AOR).

“The purpose of STAFFEX 18-4 was to expose 9th AF staff to another mission set and expand their knowledge,” said Maj. Rob Arduini, 9th Air Force STAFFEX 18-4 planner. “… We are trying to expose ourselves to mission sets we could perform as a JTF, which only enhance our capabilities when we are called upon as one.

“Similar to…

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Astronaut Jeanette Epps doesn’t know why NASA took her off ISS mission




Jeanette
Epps.


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  • Jeanette Epps was about to become the first African
    American to live at the International Space Station.
  • But NASA announced in January it was replacing her with
    another astronaut. Epps said this week that she still doesn’t
    know why.
  • Appearing at a conference, Epps said she didn’t want to
    speculate that the decision was racist or sexist, an accusation
    many critics made after the announcement.

Jeanette Epps was preparing for a historic launch to the
International Space Station in January when NASA suddenly pulled
her off the mission without warning.

Epps is still waiting for an explanation, the Houston Chronicle
reported
.

In a

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UN extends African peace mission in Somalia


A UN-backed peacekeeping mission in Somalia, which faces attacks by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, received unanimous Security Council backing on Tuesday until July 31.

The African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM), with about 21 600 troops, operates with the approval of the UN and relies on international funding.

By extending AMISOM’s mandate to the end of July, the United Nations Security Council allowed for a review of recommendations expected in a “joint assessment” report on Somalia to be presented by June 15.

In its resolution, the Security Council recalled that it authorised the African Union to reduce AMISOM to roughly 20 600 personnel by October 30, after 1 000 troops were pulled out last year.

There are plans for a full withdrawal of foreign troops by December 2020, but heads of state and…

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UN extends AU mission in Somalia


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A UN-backed peacekeeping mission in Somalia, which faces attacks by an Al-Qaeda affiliate, received unanimous Security Council backing Tuesday until July 31.

The African Union Mission in Somalia (Amisom), with about 21,600 troops, operates with the approval of the UN and relies on international funding.

By extending Amisom’s mandate to the end of July, the United Nations Security Council allowed for a review of recommendations expected in a “joint assessment” report on Somalia to be presented by June 15.

In its resolution, the Security Council recalled that it authorized the African Union to reduce Amisom to roughly 20,600 personnel by October 30, after 1,000 troops were pulled out last year.

There are plans for a full withdrawal of foreign troops by December 2020, but…

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