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February 16, 2023

The Dayton Daily News looks at how VA staff in Dayton, Ohio helped one homeless veteran and her family find a home….

The Texas Governor’s Committee to Support the Military released a new report “with recommendations for policy changes and legislative action to improve education, health care, quality of life, workforce development, encroachment and infrastructure as they relate to the military community of Texas,” according to a press release. The report includes eight policy recommendations to the state legislature, outlined in the release, including proposals on military child care, veterans housing, infrastructure, and more. The 22-person community includes veterans, community leaders and business leaders….

The Navy and California Energy Commission recently committed $2 million for electrification projects at multiple installations in the state, according to a Navy press release.

Dayton Daily News photo by Jim Noelekr

February 16, 2023

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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...

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