Air Force Document Details $900 Million Disaster-Relief Shortfall; Still Seeks $3.3 Billion for Recovery
- April 17, 2019
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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 saidREAD MORE
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 ServicesREAD MORE
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, whileREAD MORE
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 aREAD MORE
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 issuesREAD MORE
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 beenREAD MORE
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 10READ MORE
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 testingREAD MORE