In Our Communities

June 27, 2023

The Anchorage Daily News looked into the “constant strain” of child care shortages among military families in Alaska….

Massachusetts will begin moving some unhoused immigrants into townhouses at Joint Base Cape Cod, WBUR reported. “Our administration has been working hard to meet this unprecedented need and use every resource at our disposal to help families,” Gov. Maura Healey (D) said….

A federal jury last week awarded an Army family $91,000 to be paid by Hunt Military Communities for failing to meet maintenance standards, Stars and Stripes reported. Several Joint Base San Antonio, Texas families have filed similar suits, but this was the first to go to court.

Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Moises Vasquez

June 27, 2023

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Snap of the Week

Snap of the Week

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