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  • Military Families Could Send Kids to Private School under School Choice Proposal

    Military Families Could Send Kids to Private School under School Choice Proposal

    Claiming that many military families are unhappy with the quality of local schools, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Thursday said she supports a proposal to allow service members to tap $1.3 billion in federal funds to send their kids to private schools or pay for other education services. “An education savings account would afford them

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  • Initiative to Bolster Military Spouse Hiring to Begin Rollout in San Antonio

    Initiative to Bolster Military Spouse Hiring to Begin Rollout in San Antonio

    The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Hiring Our Heroes and USAA this week launched an initiative to boost the career prospects of military spouses by leveraging business, civic and military stakeholders to create employer networks geared to hiring spouses. Military Spouse Economic Empowerment Zones will be established in eight communities this year, starting with San

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  • Guam Realignment Construction to Peak in FY 2022

    Guam Realignment Construction to Peak in FY 2022

    Construction activity needed to prepare Guam to accommodate about 5,000 Marines relocating from Okinawa is expected to peak in fiscal 2022, with more than 10,000 construction workers required for nearly $1.4 billion in projects that year. The primary challenge to executing the work will be securing up to 6,600 foreign workers that year to supplement Guam’s

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  • In Other News

    In Other News

    Officials named Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph as the preferred location to base the first Advanced Pilot Trainer (T-X), which will replace T-38C Talon aircraft at existing undergraduate pilot training installations. Basing the T-X at JB San Antonio, home to Air Force instructor pilot training, is an essential step to establishing a T-X instructor pilot pipeline,

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