First Black General Installed as Head of Air Force Academy
First Black General Installed as Head of Air Force Academy

The U.S. Air Force Academy installed Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark as superintendent of the institution, Air Force Times reports. He is the first black superintendent in the school’s 66-year history. “I am honored and privileged for the opportunity to give something...

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AT&T to Provide 5G Capability at 3 Air Force Installations
AT&T to Provide 5G Capability at 3 Air Force Installations

Buckley Air Force Base, Colo., Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, and Offutt Air Force Base, Neb. will receive a 5G upgrade by the end of 2021, AT&T announced on Wednesday. “We’re proud and honored to bring AT&T 5G and other highly innovative commercial...

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Military Health System to Expand Prescription Pick-up Lockers
Military Health System to Expand Prescription Pick-up Lockers

The Military Health System announced the expansion of its "ScriptCenter" program, self-service medical prescription lockers, Military.com reports. ScriptCenter is available to Active-duty military, dependents, retirees and all authorized Defense Department ID holders....

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DCIP Provides $7.5 Million for Fort Polk Area Schools
DCIP Provides $7.5 Million for Fort Polk Area Schools

Gov. John Bel Edwards announced the U.S. Department of Defense awarded 7.5 million to develop technology-enhanced learning centers at five Vernon Parish schools that serve thousands of families supported by the U.S. Army’s Fort Polk. “We are grateful for this...

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DoD Announces DCIP Award Recipients

The Department of Defense announced on Monday sixteen grants totaling approximately $50 million under the Defense Community Infrastructure Pilot (DCIP) Program by the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA). The following communities received DCIP grants: 1.)  $959,831 to...

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In Our Communities

Army Futures Command has chosen Austin Community College as the home base for its new Software Factory training initiative... A union representing teachers and other staff members of schools worldwide operated by the Department of Defense Education Activity is calling...

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Hurricane Sally Causes Damage at NAS Pensacola

Military and civilian crews are responding and assessing damage at Naval Air Station Pensacola. Category 2 Hurricane Sally landed in Gulf Shores, Alabama on Wednesday morning. “We’re very fortunate,” said Jason Bortz, public affairs officer for the base, to Military...

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In Our Communities

Support the Enlisted Project (STEP), in partnership with KMG Psychiatry Group, is providing urgent food and household items to active duty and Veteran families in crisis on Saturday, September 19 from their offices in Scripps Ranch... A recent economic impact analysis...

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