In Our Communities
In Our Communities

The 92nd Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Department at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington recently hosted volunteer firefighter recruits from the region to train on base, according to a DOD story. “The purpose of the training is to increase our community partnership,”...

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DOD Leaders Continue Facing Lawmakers on Defense Budget
DOD Leaders Continue Facing Lawmakers on Defense Budget

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and Joint Chiefs Chair Gen. Mark Milley are once again testifying before lawmakers Wednesday morning about President Joe Biden’s $715 billion DOD budget request, this time at a House Armed Services Committee hearing. Here are some...

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Hicks Driving Cross-Branch Collaboration on Innovations
Hicks Driving Cross-Branch Collaboration on Innovations

DOD needs to bring its many innovations into a more unified ecosystem, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said Monday at the Defense One Tech Summit. “There’s lots of experimentation going on across the department,” Hicks said, according to Breaking Defense....

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ADC Announces Session Lineup for 2-Day Conference in July
ADC Announces Session Lineup for 2-Day Conference in July

Attendees at ADC’s first in-person conference in a year and a half will take part in conversations about the defense budget, the impact of climate change on installations, how to redefine military value, and DOD’s efforts against extremism, among other topics,...

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In Our Communities

The state of Washington has launched a new COVID-19 vaccination lottery specifically for service members, military families and veterans, AP reported. Military-connected individuals who have gotten vaccinated or plan to will be entered to win cash prizes and gift...

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HASC Lays Out Tight NDAA Timeline

The House Armed Services Committee will begin marking up the fiscal year 2022 defense authorization bill the last week of July, according to a schedule released by the committee. Four subcommittees, including military personnel, will conduct markups July 28. Three...

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VA Scanning Vets’ Records for Easier Access

The Department of Veterans Affairs and the National Archives and Records Administration are teaming up to digitize millions of military personnel records currently stored in St. Louis warehouses, Federal News Network reported. VA said the project will help with the...

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Biden Names Pick to Lead Navy

President Joe Biden plans to nominate Carlos Del Toro to become Navy Secretary, the White House announced Friday. Del Toro is a Havana native who came to the U.S. with his parents as refugees when he was young. He attended the Naval Academy and the Naval War College...

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ADC Reconnect Registration Open to All

Registration for ADC Reconnect is now open to all potential attendees. The event, taking place in Washington, D.C., July 20 and 21, will be ADC’s first live, in-person event post-pandemic. The list of confirmed speakers includes at least 10 senior leaders from DOD and...

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