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June 18, 2024

New Nebraska Law Focused on Keeping Vets Out of Jail

A new law in Nebraska allows district judges to order treatment for veterans instead of sending them to jail for parole-eligible, nonviolent crimes. A national group, the Veterans Justice Commission, advocated for the law and said it is working with other states to consider similar legislation, according to Military Times.

EPA Disbands Red Hill Community Group

The Environmental Protection Agency has disbanded a community input group in Honolulu, Hawaii that had been formed to weigh in on the closure of the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Facility near Pearl Harbor-Hickam. The group had been unwilling to let Navy officials lead the meetings, according to Honolulu Civil Beat.

Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Glenn Slaughter

June 18, 2024

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Sailors man the rails on the flight deck of the USS George Washington while underway in the Pacific Ocean, July 10. Navy photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Julianna J. Lynch

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North Carolina Squadron Reactivated after Two-Year Closure Marine Corps Times reported that the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 269 has been reactivated, two years after it had been closed as a part of a restructuring effort. The move brings back an important...

Senate Appropriators to Propose 3.4% Increase in Defense Spending

Senate Appropriators to Propose 3.4% Increase in Defense Spending

The Senate’s top appropriators, Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), have reached an agreement to increase the defense budget by 3.4% and the non-defense budget by 2.7%, AP reported. Those figures will set up a showdown with the House. Their...

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