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  • Senate Armed Services Committee Wraps Up NDAA Markup

    Senate Armed Services Committee Wraps Up NDAA Markup

    The Senate Armed Services Committee has completed its closed-door markup of the fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, CQ reported Wednesday. The markup session of the annual defense legislation, finished in under seven hours, authorizes $750 billion for defense spending next year, according to the report. Chairman James Inhofe (R-Okla.) said the committee’s topline spending

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  • Negotiations Stall in Effort to Reach Two-Year Spending Deal

    Negotiations Stall in Effort to Reach Two-Year Spending Deal

    Negotiations for a two-year spending deal and a possible lift of the nation’s debt limit broke down Tuesday evening without agreement, Roll Call reported. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and senior administration officials met Tuesday in hopes of avoiding a lengthy

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  • Army, Air Force to Reimburse Military Spouses for Professional Licenses, Credentials

    Army, Air Force to Reimburse Military Spouses for Professional Licenses, Credentials

    The Army and Air Force will reimburse military spouses for professional credentials or required licensing fees when they relocate to a new state for a military move, Military Times reported. The reimbursement program pays up to $500 for credentialing or relicensing and is set to run through 2021. Spouses must have received a new license

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  • Fort Knox Region Builds Replica Vietnam War Memorial to Honor Fallen Servicemembers

    Fort Knox Region Builds Replica Vietnam War Memorial to Honor Fallen Servicemembers

    The Greater Fort Knox Region, Ky., a 2018 Great American Defense Community, has a long history of exemplary support to soldiers and families stationed at the famed installation as well as the thousands of veterans and military retirees who call the region home. That includes the region’s Vietnam veterans. After the traveling Vietnam Memorial wall

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  • City of White Hall Seeks Compatible Use Study Proposals for Pine Bluff Arsenal

    City of White Hall Seeks Compatible Use Study Proposals for Pine Bluff Arsenal

    White Hall, Ark., seeks proposals from qualified firms to prepare a Compatible Use Study for Pine Bluff Arsenal (PBA), including the City of Pine Bluff and Jefferson County, to address the encroachment and compatibility issues facing PBA today. Interested firms must demonstrate knowledge and experience in community planning, development and land use issues, fiscal impact analysis,

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  • House Appropriators Advance $690.2 Billion Defense Spending Bill

    House Appropriators Advance $690.2 Billion Defense Spending Bill

    The House Appropriations Committee advanced its draft $690.2 billion fiscal 2020 defense spending bill Tuesday, CQ reported. The Democrat-crafted bill includes a 2% increase over fiscal 2019 defense spending, allocating $622.1 billion to DOD’s base budget with another $68.1 billion going toward overseas contingency operations. It falls short of President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2020 defense

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  • Trump to Nominate Barbara Barrett as Air Force Secretary

    Trump to Nominate Barbara Barrett as Air Force Secretary

    President Donald Trump announced Tuesday he is nominating Barbara Barrett, a former chairman of the Aerospace Corporation, as the next Air Force secretary. “I am pleased to announce my nomination of Barbara Barrett of Arizona, and former member of the Aerospace Corporation, to be the next Secretary of the Air Force. She will be an

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  • Shelby Pulls Harbor Funding from Disaster Aid Bill, Deal Nearing Completion

    Shelby Pulls Harbor Funding from Disaster Aid Bill, Deal Nearing Completion

    Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said he pulled his controversial proposal for harbor maintenance funding from the stalled disaster aid bill after meeting with President Donald Trump Monday, CQ reported. Senate and House lawmakers appeared to be on track Tuesday to pass a disaster relief package this week, which would include disaster recovery funds for

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