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October 10, 2023

The Navy is partnering with the state of Hawaii on conservation programs around Pacific Missile Range Facility Barking Sands on Kaua’I, Kaua’I Now reported. The Navy will pay the state $4.14 million over five years through DOD’s Readiness and Environmental Protection program….

Former Congressman Chris Stewart (R) is the new chair of the Utah Aerospace and Defense Association, the Deseret News reported. “This is my greatest passion and where I feel I can make a difference,” said Stewart, who served on the House Intelligence Committee.

Duke Field at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida will be home to the military’s first electric aircraft charging station, Defense News reported.

Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Samantha Jetzer

October 10, 2023

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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

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House Begins NDAA Debate with a Partisan Focus

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