- Military Families
- February 23, 2018
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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 themREAD MORE
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 SanREAD MORE
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’sREAD MORE
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,READ MORE
At a meeting last week of the Air Force Civic Leader Program, Secretary Heather Wilson told participants the service is trying to delegate more authority to installation commanders to help them address local issues affecting their mission. “You can expect from us a lot more local control, a lot more authority at the wing commanderREAD MORE
The Air Force is demonstrating hydrogen as an alternate fuel source for a variety of vehicles at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, including a 25-passenger crew bus, a MJ-1E fighter weapons loader and a U-30 heavy aircraft tug. The project is part of a cooperative agreement between the Air Force Research Laboratory and the HawaiiREAD MORE