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Ellen Lord, undersecretary of defense for acquisition and sustainment, speaks at a Pentagon news conference on the effects of COVID-19 on the military industrial base, on April 20, 2020.
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The continued flow of weapons and other equipment to the Defense Department depends, in large part, on Mexico. Many U.S. defense contractors, particularly aircraft manufacturers, rely on Mexican suppliers for parts and manufacturing. But since the coronavirus outbreak, factories south of the border have closed or slowed operations, affecting supply chains.

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The Department of Defense is funding research in San Antonio to see if a new vaccine can prevent birth defects in babies of women exposed to the Zika virus during pregnancy. 


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Next summer, San Antonio will host the Warrior Games, an international competition for military members and veterans who are wounded, injured or ill. Hundreds of athletes from around the world are expected to compete in the Olympic-style games, sponsored by the Department of Defense.

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About twenty San Antonio veterans filed suit against 3M, maker of worker safety and healthcare products. The veterans said they suffered hearing damage during their service because of faulty earplugs made by the company. On Thursday, their attorneys announced the case on the steps of the John H. Wood, Jr. Federal Courthouse.