In Our Communities
In Our Communities

CBS News talked with families at Camp LeJeune, North Carolina, decades after water contamination impacted families and discussed ongoing efforts to address the impact…. The North Florida Land Trust has acquired 157 acres of the Ocala to Osceola, O2O corridor, News4Jax...

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Appropriators Leave Thursday Meeting with Plans to Talk Again
Appropriators Leave Thursday Meeting with Plans to Talk Again

The top four appropriators on Capitol Hill met Thursday for the first time since November, restarting talks about spending levels for the fiscal year that started Oct. 1. House Appropriations Committee Chair Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) told CQ that her focus is to pass an...

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Army Reprimands Thousands for Vaccine Refusal
Army Reprimands Thousands for Vaccine Refusal

The Army has written almost 3,000 reprimands for soldiers who have refused to get the COVID-19 vaccine, it announced this week in a press release. About 97% of active duty soldiers are vaccinated, and the service is still processing thousands of religious and medical...

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In Our Communities
In Our Communities

Hunt Companies reached a deal with the U.S. Department of Justice to pay $500,000 to resolve fraud allegations involving its military housing operations at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, Air Force Times reported…. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) said this week that people...

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Army Boosts Recruitment Bonus Cap
Army Boosts Recruitment Bonus Cap

The Army will now pay up to $50,000 in signing bonuses to new recruits – up from the previous $40,000 cap – as it tries to recover from recruitment losses in recent years. “We are still living the implications of 2020 and the onset of COVID, when the school systems...

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Grady Confirmed as Joint Chiefs Vice Chair

The Senate late last week confirmed Navy Adm. Christopher Grady as the new vice chair of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, filling a spot Air Force Gen. John Hyten retired from last month. Grady previously led Fleet Forces Command and Naval Forces Northern Command. Navy...

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In Our Communities

Addressing the fuel leakage into water on and around Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii will be a DOD-wide focus, Deputy Defense Secretary Kathleen Hicks said this week after visiting the area. “We recognize the need to continue to care for all affected personnel...

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Senate Moves NDAA Closer to Final Passage

The National Defense Authorization Act easily cleared a procedural vote in the Senate Tuesday by an 86-13 vote, setting up a final vote as soon as Wednesday. The compromise NDAA has already passed the House. Check out the On Base analysis of some of the bill’s key...

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In Our Communities

The Kentucky National Guard has mobilized hundreds of its members to help communities hit by weekend tornadoes that killed at least 80 people. The Pentagon said it does not anticipate sending Guard troops from other states to help, Military.com reported…. The head of...

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Senate Faces Tight Deadline on Debt Limit

President Biden has signed technical legislation allowing a simple up-or-down Senate vote on raising the debt limit. The Senate will take the debt limit measure up this week. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has said that Wednesday is the deadline to act before the...

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NDAA Comes up in Senate this Week

The Senate is expected to pass the National Defense Authorization Act this week on a bipartisan vote. The bill, a compromise version worked out with the House, passed that chamber easily. There is some frustration among progressives, who oppose the topline defense...

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In Our Communities

The Navy has suspended operations at the Honolulu fuel storage site from which petroleum leaked into water on and near Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, Hawaii, Military Times reported. The leak displaced hundreds of families, many of whom got sick, as On Base has...

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