Report: Army Bracing for Budget Cuts
Report: Army Bracing for Budget Cuts

Army leaders are bracing for a potentially “huge” cut in the service’s budget for the next fiscal year, Defense News reported, citing a defense official. President Joe Biden has proposed $715 billion in defense spending for fiscal year 2022, roughly the same as in the...

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Two Top Commanders Say There Are No Extremists in Their Ranks
Two Top Commanders Say There Are No Extremists in Their Ranks

In Senate testimony Tuesday, two top commanders said they are confident extremism is not an issue in the armed services. “I am very confident that the number of extremists in my forces is zero,” Adm. Charles Richard, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, said. “Every...

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Senate GOP to Discuss Earmarks Wednesday
Senate GOP to Discuss Earmarks Wednesday

Senate Republicans will take an internal conference vote Wednesday on whether to embrace the inclusion of earmarks in the upcoming round of appropriations bills. Earmarks, often criticized as pork-barrel spending, have been banned since 2010 after a series of...

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Biden Nominates Karlin to Lead DOD Strategy

Mara Karlin, who worked in the Pentagon during the George W. Bush and Obama administrations, has been nominated to become assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans and capabilities, as Defense News reported. Karlin is currently the acting assistant secretary...

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COVID-19 Community Updates

Here are some of the coronavirus updates ADC is following: The Army says it is on track to have 80% of active duty service members vaccinated by July 4, Military.com reported…. About 40% of Marines have chosen not to get vaccinated, according to figures provided to...

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Biden to Pull Out of Afghanistan by Sept. 11

President Joe Biden plans to have troops out of Afghanistan by the 20th anniversary of the terror attacks that led to activity in the region, a senior official told reporters on background Tuesday. “We’ve long known that military force would not solve Afghanistan’s...

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In Our Communities

The White House has released individual report cards grading each state’s infrastructure as the administration tries to pass President Joe Biden’s expansive infrastructure bill. Utah and Georgia scored the highest, each with a C-plus, The Hill noted…. Fort Riley,...

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The Pentagon’s Next Steps on Extremism

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is establishing a domestic extremism working group at DOD, Military Times reported. The move follows a 60-day force-wide stand down to allow for dialogue on the topic. Austin met last week with the service secretaries. “They believed...

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Space Force Launches Space Systems Command

Space Force officials announced a new restructuring plan Thursday that will transform the Space and Missile Systems Center in Los Angeles into Space Systems Command. “SSC will be responsible for developing, acquiring, equipping, fielding and sustaining resilient space...

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