In Our Communities

August 5, 2022

About 1,200 Fort Bragg, North Carolina soldiers are being displaced after an inspection last week by Sergeant Major of the Army Michael Grinston, who found their barracks to be moldy and unlivable, according to Military.com. “Army leaders have committed substantial resources to address the barracks issues to ensure our soldiers are taken care of throughout the process,” the service said….

The Honolulu Board of Water Supply has detected a minor amount of a chemical that naturally occurs in coal, oil and gasoline in a monitoring well near the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility,” AP reported. A leak at the facility last year displaced many Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam families for months. The state’s health department and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency say the low levels will not cause any health effects, but they agreed the situation should continue to be monitored.

Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Mar’Queon A. D. Tramble

August 5, 2022

Recent News

House Appropriators Advance Defense Bill on Party-Line Vote

House Appropriators Advance Defense Bill on Party-Line Vote

The House Appropriations Committee approved an $833 billion defense spending bill for next fiscal year. It includes the 19.5% pay raise for junior enlisted troops the House is set to include in its version of the defense authorization bill. The spending bill passed on...

Snap of the Week

Snap of the Week

The 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Wisconsin National Guard, and enabler units from across the U.S. and Canada participate in a training exercise at Fort Johnson, Louisiana June 13. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kati Volkman

Report: Suicide Is Top Cause of Death for Active Duty Soldiers

Report: Suicide Is Top Cause of Death for Active Duty Soldiers

USA Today reported on Defense Health Agency data showing that suicide was the top cause of death among active duty Army personnel from 2014 to 2019. Accidents were the number-two cause with 814 deaths, and there were 96 combat fatalities, according to the article. The...

House Begins NDAA Debate with a Partisan Focus

House Begins NDAA Debate with a Partisan Focus

House Republicans agreed to a package of amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act that Democrats say include conservative “poison pills” that threaten the bipartisan support for the bill, which passed out of committee by a vote of 57 to 1. The House Rules...

PAST STORIES