• The Army Temporarily Stops Discharging Immigrant Recruits, Report Says

    10 days ago - By Fortune

    The U.S. Army has temporarily suspended the practice of abruptly discharging immigrant recruits, the Associated Press reports.
    In a memo the AP received, dated July 20, Army officials were ordered to immediately stop processing the discharges of those in the special immigrant program, MAVNI. This program has its beginnings in the aftermath of 9/11, when George W. Bush offered “expedited naturalization” for immigrant recruits and reserves.
    The memo signed by Acting Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Marshall Williams reads, “Effective immediately, you will...
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  • UberAIR to take flight with help from UT Austin and U.S. Army Research Labs

    10 days ago - By Tech Crunch

    After three months of discussions, Uber Elevate has selected The University of Texas at Austin as its partner alongside the U.S. Army Research Laboratory to develop new rotor technology for vehicles that the company will use in its uberAIR flying taxi network.
    The news is the latest step in Uber's plans to get demonstration flights off the ground in the megalopolises of Dallas Ft. Worth; Los Angeles, and Dubai. The ultimate goal is to have uberAIR services commercially available in those cities by 2023.
    To achieve that, Uber has set up some rigorous specifications for its vehicle and the...
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