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November 2, 2022

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Tuesday thanked soldiers from Fort Bragg, North Carolina who recently returned from a deployment to Europe….

The Navy on Tuesday sent the state of Hawaii its official plan for closing the Red Hill fuel tanks near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, according to a DVIDS story. The full plan “is an important step forward towards the permanent closure of the tanks and piping infrastructure at Red Hill,” said Meredith Berger, assistant secretary of the Navy for energy, installations and environment….

Panasonic is breaking ground today on a $4 billion electric vehicle battery production plant at the former Sunflower Army Ammunition Plant, Kansas, The Kansas City Star reported. Panasonic said the facility will create 4,000 permanent jobs. State officials said it is the biggest economic development project in the state’s history.

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November 2, 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

The Pentagon found that there was no “ill intent” in the decisions that led Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and his top staff to keep secret that he was hospitalized in January. An unclassified summary of DOD’s 30-day review into the incident, released Monday, said...

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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