More than 1,000 Texas National Guard members are now deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border to construct a wall, Stars and Stripes reported. “The Texas National Guard is playing an unprecedented role to secure the border because of the unprecedented refusal of the federal government to fulfill its obligations under federal law,” Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said….

The Army is considering a massive expansion of Fort Belvoir, Virginia and may put an intelligence community campus there, Washington Business Journal reported, citing a proposal the Army presented to the National Capital Planning Commission….

Fort Riley, Kansas leaders and Geary County Schools officials signed a new intergovernmental support agreement Friday to partner in the demolition of obsolete school buildings on the base, according to a DOD story. “The agreement between the district and Fort Riley demonstrates a strong partnership that serves the region,” USD 475 Board of Education President Anwar Khoury said.

Army photo by Kaitlin Knauer