• Trump Wants to Move Another $7B from DOD to Border Wall

    Trump Wants to Move Another $7B from DOD to Border Wall0

    The Trump administration is considering moving another $7.2 billion from Pentagon funds to construct a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, the Washington Post reported. About half of it would come from counterdrug programs, and the other half from military construction funding, the Post reported. President Trump shifted a similar amount from last year’s military construction

  • Navy Leaders: ‘We Need More Money’

    Navy Leaders: ‘We Need More Money’0

    The Navy needs a bigger piece of the Pentagon budget to implement the defense strategy, its top leaders said this week, according to Defense News. “In the 1980s, the Navy’s percentage of the DOD budget was 38 percent,” Adm. Michael Gilday, the chief of naval operations, told the Surface Navy Association symposium Tuesday. “Right now,

  • Senate Support Exists to Curb War Powers, But Vote May Have to Wait

    Senate Support Exists to Curb War Powers, But Vote May Have to Wait0

    Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said he has enough bipartisan support to pass a War Powers resolution to curb President Trump’s authorization to go to war with Iran. Kaine said he has the support of Republican Sens. Susan Collins (Maine), Mike Lee (Utah), Rand Paul (Ky.) and Todd Young (Ind.). If all Democrats supported the resolution,

  • Space Force Wants Personnel from Other Services

    Space Force Wants Personnel from Other Services0

    DOD leaders working on a Space Force organizational chart want to include Army, Navy and Marine Corps personnel and are developing a legislative proposal to allow the integration, Breaking Defense reported. There are space-related activities in the Army and Navy that are barred from being moved into the Space Force under the defense policy bill

  • Army Saves $1B Through Procurement Changes

    Army Saves $1B Through Procurement Changes0

    The Army is able to spend an additional $1 billion on modernization and readiness, thanks to a focused effort on changing the way it buys goods and services, Federal News Network reported. “We really have seen about a 9% savings from the actions we’ve taken,” said Roberta Weirick, who heads the services acquisition office for

  • In Our Communities

    In Our Communities0

    The Hawaii Air National Guard will start recruiting for an 88-member Space Force squadron, AP reported…. The New Mexico Environment Department is fining the Air Force almost $1.7 million for groundwater contamination near Cannon Air Force Base, AP reported…. Fort Hood Army Base, Texas, and the nearby town of Copperas Cove plan to partner on