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April 21, 2022

The William Beaumont Army Medical Facility at Fort Bliss, Texas is again providing most services, while work continues on the hospital’s plumbing system. The hospital has been relying on bottled water while plumbers look into the discolored water that led to usage restrictions almost two weeks ago, as Stars and Stripes reported. The installation has a website with daily updates and other information….

Maine Gov. Janet Mills (D) signed legislation this week aimed at improving the state’s National Guard response to sexual assault and sexual harassment, according to AP. “Sexual assault and all forms of harassment fly in the face of military values and what it means to wear the uniform,” said Maj. Gen. Douglas Farnam, the state’s adjutant general.

National Guard photo of Gov. Mills by Staff Sgt. Travis Hill

April 21, 2022

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Army Announces Major Restructuring Plan

Army Announces Major Restructuring Plan

The Army is cutting its force by 24,000 soldiers – about 5% – it announced Tuesday, as PBS News Hour and other outlets reported. The Army said the plan will make it more capable for future wars. “These planned reductions are to authorizations (spaces), and not to...

Pentagon Releases Review of Austin Hospitalization Handling

Pentagon Releases Review of Austin Hospitalization Handling

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Senate GOP Tries to Nudge House to Come Along on Spending

Senate GOP Tries to Nudge House to Come Along on Spending

Senate Republicans are putting pressure on the House GOP to agree to a spending bill and avert a government shutdown that would start this weekend. “Shutting down the government is harmful to the country. And it never produces positive outcomes — on policy or...

No Spending Deal Yet

No Spending Deal Yet

Part of the federal government is set to shut down Friday night if Congress does not pass annual appropriations bills or a continuing resolution. Negotiators working on a bipartisan deal had expected to release it Sunday, but there is still no agreement, as The Hill...

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