Majority of Caregivers Report Negative Impact from Pandemic
Majority of Caregivers Report Negative Impact from Pandemic

More than half of caregivers report being less effective during the coronavirus than usual, and almost 80% say the pandemic has had a negative impact on the person they care for, according to a survey by the Elizabeth Dole Foundation. “Everyone is more stressed out in...

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ADC: COVID-19 Crisis Requires ‘One Community’ Approach
ADC: COVID-19 Crisis Requires ‘One Community’ Approach

The Association of Defense Communities recently sent a letter to Defense Secretary Mark Esper outlining the imperative of linking bases with surrounding communities during the coronavirus pandemic. In order to achieve efficient collaboration strategies to combat this...

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Kilmer: ‘We Are All in This Together’
Kilmer: ‘We Are All in This Together’

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer (D-Wash.) expressed optimism Tuesday that the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act enacted late last week will provide relief to struggling communities in his home state and across the country, adding that work is already...

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After Captain’s Plea, Carrier Unloading Sailors in Guam
After Captain’s Plea, Carrier Unloading Sailors in Guam

The Navy is working with officials in Guam to accommodate several USS Theodore Roosevelt crew members who have tested positive for COVID-19 and thousands more who may have been exposed, Acting Navy Secretary Thomas Modly told CNN Tuesday. The carrier’s commanding...

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Next Phase of Stimulus Likely to Focus on Infrastructure
Next Phase of Stimulus Likely to Focus on Infrastructure

Congress is already talking about the next round of stimulus policy – often referred to as “phase 4” – and it is expected to focus on infrastructure development, according to several panelists at a COVID-19 Military Support Initiative town hall Tuesday. “The economy...

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New PCS Rules Take Effect on May 15

Officials at U.S. Transportation Command are planning on enacting seven new rules to facilitate and reduce problems in the permanent change-of-station period, reported military.com. New rules include: movers passing background checks, giving service members the option...

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Inhofe Running for Fifth Senate Term

U.S. Senator James M. Inhofe, current chair of the Senate Armed Services Committee, announced he will seek reelection, CQ reported. The 85-year-old Republican has been a senator in Oklahoma since 1994. As of Dec. 31 Inhofe had $2.3 million in his campaign account....

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In Our Communities

Warner Robins Air Logistics Complex and leaders of Houston County, Ga. announced the opening of a new software engineering building at Warner Robbins. The project is expected to add 150 jobs to the local workforce... Thirty-five members of the 131st Bomb Wing Missouri...

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In Our Communities

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed bill HB 30 “Expedited Licensure for Military Families and veterans,” legislation that speeds up the process of obtaining occupational licenses for military dependents arriving in New Mexico... The Army announced it will not follow...

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