Army shutting down Asymmetric Warfare Group, Rapid Equipping Force

  • The Army announced this month that it’s deactivating Asymmetric Warfare Group and Rapid Equipment Force.
  • The groups were set up 15 years ago to provide advisory support and to rapidly equip soldiers to counter new threats during the post-9/11 wars.
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After nearly 15 years, the Asymmetric Warfare Group (AWG) and Rapid Equipment Force (REF) are being deactivated.

The primary mission of AWG was to provide advisory support to the US Army. It would do that by rapidly transferring current threat-based operations and solutions to tactical and operational commanders in order to defeat emerging asymmetric threats and enhance multi-domain effectiveness.

AWG was headquartered in Fort Meade, Maryland. It was the only unit within TRADOC with the capability and structure to globally engage warfighters and disseminate observations and information to the rear to enhance soldier survivability. AWG understood that it is vital for the Army

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Retailers Are Shutting Down Physical Stores to Focus on Digital Sales

The fashion retailer H&M  (HNNMY)  is shutting down its brick and mortar stores to focus more on its digital business.

On Thursday, the company announced that it is shutting down 250 stores next year as more people are shopping online.

“More and more customers started shopping online during the pandemic, and they are making it clear that they value a convenient and inspiring experience in which stores and online interact and strengthen each other,” H&M said in a statement. “We are increasing digital investments, accelerating store consolidation and making the channels further integrated.”

Retailers shutting down stores due to the increase in online shopping, especially during this ongoing coronavirus pandemic is not a new news.

On September 9, American Eagle Outfitters  (AEO) – Get Report said that it is closing 40 to 50 stores this year. Also, Video game retailer GameStop said it is shutting down

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‘FarmVille’ Is Shutting Down On Facebook After 11 Years


  • Zynga is shutting down “FarmVille” on Dec. 31, the same date Facebook stops supporting Flash games
  • The game developer is working on “fun in-game activities” for fans before “FarmVille” ends
  • “FarmVille” once reached 73 million monthly active users

“FarmVille,” one of the first hits in social gaming, is shutting down on Facebook at the end of the year, game developer Zynga announced.

As Adobe will stop distributing and supporting the Flash Player that “FarmVille” uses for its web browser versions on Dec. 31, Facebook will also stop supporting Flash games, a move that the social media giant had announced in July. This also spelled the end of “FarmVille.”

“We’re aware that many of you have been with us since the very beginning, helping to build an incredible global community of players over the years who’ve enjoyed this game just as much as we have,” Zynga said in a

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