- October 19, 2018
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President Trump on Wednesday indicated that total national security spending would drop under the administration’s fiscal 2020 budget request from $716 billion this year to $700 billion. The president made the surprise announcement to reporters during a Cabinet meeting. He told his cabinet to trim spending by 5 percent across all agency budgets but itREAD MORE
The Air Force will make its case to Congress in March for an enormous expansion in its force structure, Secretary Heather Wilson told editors and reporters on Wednesday at Bloomberg headquarters. “The Air Force is too small for what the nation is asking us to do,” she said, reported Bloomberg. “The difference between what isREAD MORE
Fort Bragg suffered about $55 million in damage from Hurricane Florence, which dumped several feet of rain over parts of eastern North Carolina last month, the post’s garrison commander said Wednesday during the annual Greater Fayetteville Chamber State of the Community. About 600 buildings were damaged, Col. Kyle Reed said. As of Sept. 30, theREAD MORE
The Army has been developing its concept of the “installation of the future” for several years, sketching out its desired outcomes for a variety of services and other functions. The next step, which the Army anticipates will take place early next year, is to invite the private sector to show how it can help theREAD MORE
The Air Force is considering transferring some airmen and their families elsewhere while Tyndall AFB is rebuilt, a spokesman said. “We’re going to have to make some serious decisions on which families come back to that base or not,” said Brig. Gen. Edward Thomas, director of public affairs. Meanwhile, the service’s director of civil engineersREAD MORE
The top Democrat on the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday criticized a suggestion by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke that West Coast military installations could be used as transshipment points to export coal and natural gas to Asia, asserting the plan could undermine national security. “The Trump administration is once again using national security asREAD MORE
Florida Sen. Bill Nelson (D) on Monday vowed that Tyndall AFB would reopen, after the installation sustained catastrophic damage when Hurricane Michael, a Category 4 storm, made landfall last week on the Florida Panhandle just miles away. Nelson countered speculation that Tyndall would not be restored to its previous role but, instead, realigned as wasREAD MORE
The Trump administration is considering using military installations or other federal facilities on the West Coast as transshipment points for moving coal and natural gas to export markets to Asia. The approach is being looked at as a way to advance the administration’s priority to establish American “energy dominance” while countering opposition from West CoastREAD MORE