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  • Pelosi, Mnuchin Working to End Border Wall Stalemate

    Pelosi, Mnuchin Working to End Border Wall Stalemate

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had what Mnuchin called a “productive meeting” Thursday to try to negotiate a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open past Nov. 21, when current spending levels expire. Mnuchin said the White House has “no intention” of letting the government shut down, Politico reported. Congress

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  • NDAA Talks: Smith Accuses Senate GOP of Playing Politics

    NDAA Talks: Smith Accuses Senate GOP of Playing Politics

    House Armed Services Committee Chair Adam Smith (D-Wash.) said it is “diabolical” that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) are claiming impeachment proceedings might endanger the National Defense Authorization Act. McConnell and Inhofe had made the remarks on the Senate floor this week. “There are reasons

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  • Some Vets’ New Access to Exchanges, Commissaries to Be Delayed

    Some Vets’ New Access to Exchanges, Commissaries to Be Delayed

    DOD and the Department of Veterans Affairs are continuing to roll out details on how veterans and caretakers can access exchanges and commissaries when a new policy takes effect in January – and the delays that will slow some of the new customers’ access. Military.com has a roundup of what you need to know. Defense

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  • In Our Communities

    In Our Communities

    Louisiana will spend $10 million of hurricane recovery funds to build 50 permanent homes for Louisiana National Guard soldiers and airmen at Camp Beauregard, Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) announced this week. The initiative is a joint effort among the state, the Louisiana National Guard and the Louisiana National Guard Foundation, according to The Donaldsville

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  • Hard Border Wall Positions Start to Soften

    Hard Border Wall Positions Start to Soften

    The White House has signaled a willingness to accept a lower level of homeland security funding for building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border than it originally requested, CQ reported Wednesday night, a potential small first step in breaking an appropriations stalemate that could stretch into 2020. Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine), chair of the Transportation-HUD

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  • F-35s ‘Breaking More Often and Taking Longer to Fix’

    F-35s ‘Breaking More Often and Taking Longer to Fix’

    The Air Force’s F-35 program continues to fall short of the Pentagon’s combat readiness goals, a senior DOD official told Congress Wednesday. “No F-35 variant meets the specified reliability or maintainability metrics,” Robert Behler, director of the DOD Operational Test and Evaluation Office, told a House Armed Services subcommittee, according to Military.com. “The aircraft are

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  • Ten Army Projects to Be Honored as Community Partners

    Ten Army Projects to Be Honored as Community Partners

    The Army will celebrate 10 community partnership projects at a Dec. 5 ceremony at the Pentagon, it announced Wednesday in a statement to On Base that also describes the honorees. The Community Partner Awards recognize “exceptional” installation-community partnerships that support the Army’s readiness, modernization and reform initiatives. “This is exciting news for the Army and

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  • More Families File Suit Over Military Housing Conditions

    More Families File Suit Over Military Housing Conditions

    Ten military families are suing Corvias and Meade Communities LLC over continued moldy living conditions in Corvias-managed homes at Fort Meade, Md. The families’ attorneys are asking to certify the case as a class action lawsuit, which could open it up to residents in more than 800 Fort Meade homes, Federal News Network reported. In

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