In Our Communities

In Our Communities

The Leonard Wood Institute and Whiteman Air Force Base are receiving grants through Missouri’s Military Community Reinvestment Grant program, the Houston Herald reported. “These grants are incredibly important to ensure the long-term vitality of Missouri’s military...
In Our Communities

In Our Communities

Airports at three current or former military sites have been added to the Federal Aviation Administration’s Military Airport Program, making them eligible for grants to add civilian aviation activity. The airports are Kelly Field in San Antonio, Texas; Mobile Downtown...
EPA Takes New Step Toward PFAS Regulation, Cleanup

EPA Takes New Step Toward PFAS Regulation, Cleanup

The Environmental Protection Agency will use the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act “to tackle PFAS contamination,” it announced Tuesday in a press release. “We can only make progress for communities suffering from PFAS pollution if we work collaboratively across...
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In Our Communities

The military and other federal operations in Ohio account for 6% of the state’s economy, generating $40 billion in gross regional product and supporting 385,000 jobs, according to a new economic impact analysis by JobsOhio. “As we continue our strategy to generate...
In Our Communities

In Our Communities

The Pentagon is directing contractors in Texas to comply with federal orders requiring vaccines for their employees. DOD said the federal order supersedes the Texas governor’s executive order banning vaccine mandates, Defense One reported…. High levels of PFAS have...
In Our Communities

In Our Communities

Camp Atterbury, a National Guard facility in Indiana, has been added to the list of installations temporarily housing Afghan evacuees. “As Hoosiers, we are proud to do our part and provide a temporary home for Afghan evacuees who have supported this nation,” Gov. Eric...
HASC Boosts Defense Budget

HASC Boosts Defense Budget

The House Armed Services Committee overwhelmingly passed a fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill early Thursday after a daylong markup with lawmakers debating hundreds of amendments, including some partisan discussions about extremism, Afghanistan and Guantanamo...