• Legislation Proposed to Treat Veterans Exposed to PFAS Toxins

    Legislation Proposed to Treat Veterans Exposed to PFAS Toxins0

    Lawmakers proposed legislation Thursday that would cover VA treatment for veterans exposed to PFAS pollutants, which has been linked to cancer and other serious illnesses, AP reported. Health officials have warned many veterans have been exposed to PFAS, which is a key component in firefighting foam used in training and emergency incidents. The toxins are

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  • Lawmakers Try to Revive Disaster Aid Bill

    Lawmakers Try to Revive Disaster Aid Bill0

    House Democrats are trying again to advance a disaster aid bill that would include some storm recovery money for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., and Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Politico reported. The bill has stalled in the Senate over President Trump’s concerns it allocates too much to Puerto Rico to continue hurricane recovery. DOD

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  • Air Force Defends Purchase Request for More F-15 Aircraft

    Air Force Defends Purchase Request for More F-15 Aircraft0

    Air Force officials told the Senate Armed Services Committee late last week that their request for Boeing’s F-15X fourth-generation fighter jet won’t upend plans to buy Lockheed Martin’s fifth-generation F-35 fighter, Defense News reported. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said it is a short-term and cost-effective fix for retiring the F-15C Eagle.

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