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  • Air Force Document Details $900 Million Disaster-Relief Shortfall; Still Seeks $3.3 Billion for Recovery

    Air Force Document Details $900 Million Disaster-Relief Shortfall; Still Seeks $3.3 Billion for Recovery

    A new DOD comptroller document details that the Air Force has tallied a $900 million disaster-relief shortfall in fiscal 2019, while it still seeks to fill a $3.3 billion recovery spending gap, Air Force Magazine reported Wednesday. The document provides more detail on the $5 billion in funding Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson has said

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  • Shanahan Letter Pledges to “Quickly Address” Drinking Water Contaminates

    Shanahan Letter Pledges to “Quickly Address” Drinking Water Contaminates

    A letter from Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan pledges to “quickly address” PFOS and PFOA pollutants in community drinking water from DOD activities, the Portsmouth Herald reported Wednesday. Shanahan’s letter to Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) came in response to her request for DOD commitment on PFOS and PFOA action during a March Senate Armed Services

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  • Sen. McConnell Seeking Middle Ground for Upcoming Spending Cap Negotiations

    Sen. McConnell Seeking Middle Ground for Upcoming Spending Cap Negotiations

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is seeking to establish middle ground between the White House and the Democrat-controlled House for a bipartisan deal on fiscal spending limits for next year, The Hill reported Wednesday. Democrats are pressing that any fiscal 2020 budget legislation include nondefense spending set at levels equal to defense spending, while

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  • VA Makes Push to Work with More Vet-Owned Businesses

    VA Makes Push to Work with More Vet-Owned Businesses

    The VA has set new goals to boost contracts awarded to small businesses owned by veterans and disabled veterans, according to Military.com. The VA is seeking to award at least 15% of more than $26 billion in procurement contracts to Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business (SDVOB), and 17% to Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB), it announced in a

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  • ADC Seeking Examples of Affordable Off-Base Housing Plans

    ADC Seeking Examples of Affordable Off-Base Housing Plans

    While recent news coverage has focused on privatized family housing, many service members and military families live off base. ADC wants to learn more about how communities, regions and states are planning, developing and maintaining quality, affordable housing outside the gate. We are looking for examples of plans, initiatives, organizations or people advancing these issues

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  • Army Launches Registry to Track Housing Complaints

    Army Launches Registry to Track Housing Complaints

    The Army will launch a new privatized military housing complaint registry for maintaining a record of ongoing housing-related health and safety issues, Task and Purpose reported Tuesday. Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Nadja West signed a memo to many privatized housing residents. “Through a records review of Army Family Housing work orders, you have been

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  • California Military Construction Projects Possibly Saved from Border Wall Delay

    California Military Construction Projects Possibly Saved from Border Wall Delay

    A memo last week from Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan appears to preserve $310 million in California military construction funds from diversion to border wall construction, Military.com reported Tuesday. California base officials believe construction projects at Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach, Camp Pendleton and Fort Irwin are safe from a list due out May 10

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  • Proposed Bills Protect Military Families from Lead Exposure

    Proposed Bills Protect Military Families from Lead Exposure

    New legislation introduced in the House and Senate would protect military families from lead exposure in their homes, the New Bern, N.C., Sun Journal reported Tuesday. The proposal by Sens. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Gary Peters (D-Mich.) and Reps. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and Dan Kildee (D-Mich.) would guarantee lead exposure testing in children; require testing

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