DOD has reported high levels of PFAS in drinking water near several installations, The Hill reported. The bases include Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington; the former Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base Willow Grove, Pennsylvania; Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Florida; and Grayling Army Airfield, Michigan. DOD reported that it “immediately took actions to address the drinking water exposure” where PFAS exceeded legal limits….

The Army is sending additional behavioral health professionals to Alaska this summer to reduce mental health appointment wait times for soldiers, it said in a press release. It is also creating more indoor and outdoor recreation opportunities for soldiers and their families. “We’ve heard the concerns of our soldiers, and we will do everything we can to create an environment in which our soldiers and families in Alaska can thrive,” said Army Secretary Christine Wormuth, who recently visited bases in the state, where morale is known to be low.

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