White House Nominates Vazirani, Ricci, Bush to DOD Jobs
White House Nominates Vazirani, Ricci, Bush to DOD Jobs

The White House announced three more DOD nominations in a statement Tuesday. Former Military Family Association CEO Ashish Vazirani is being nominated to become deputy under secretary of defense for personnel and readiness. He is a Navy veteran. Carrie Ricci,...

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In Our Communities
In Our Communities

More than 700 retired aircrew members returned to the former Brunswick Naval Air Station, Maine over the weekend for a reunion, the Times Record reported. It was the 10th anniversary of the base’s closure. “[Y]ou don’t recognize everyone, but once you reconnect, it’s...

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DOD Still Too Vulnerable to Fraud, GAO Report Says
DOD Still Too Vulnerable to Fraud, GAO Report Says

Despite taking some steps to identify and root out fraud and waste, the Pentagon is still at risk of being frauded by contractors, a newly released Government Accountability Office report said. DOD established a fraud reduction task force in fiscal year 2020, but last...

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Services Set Vaccine Deadlines

The Army on Tuesday became the final military service to set the deadline for service members to be fully vaccinated. Here is what the services have said: Army: Active duty soldiers must be vaccinated by Dec. 15. Army National Guard members and reservists have until...

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About 250 members of the Massachusetts National Guard are being called on to help transport students to school amid a bus driver shortage, AP reported…. A committee among members in the Navy detachment at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri launched a “change the landscape,...

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A long-planned public charter school opened its doors to students Aug. 30 on Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, D.C., Army Times reported. Half of the students will be from military families, and the other half will be local students selected through a...

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Recently announced construction and renovation at Grand Forks Air Force Base, North Dakota will solidify the base’s position as the future of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance missions, Air Force Times reported. “Grand Forks AFB will remain central to the...

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