• In Our Communities

    In Our Communities0

    Louisiana will spend $10 million of hurricane recovery funds to build 50 permanent homes for Louisiana National Guard soldiers and airmen at Camp Beauregard, Gov. John Bel Edwards (D) announced this week. The initiative is a joint effort among the state, the Louisiana National Guard and the Louisiana National Guard Foundation, according to The Donaldsville

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  • More Families File Suit Over Military Housing Conditions

    More Families File Suit Over Military Housing Conditions0

    Ten military families are suing Corvias and Meade Communities LLC over continued moldy living conditions in Corvias-managed homes at Fort Meade, Md. The families’ attorneys are asking to certify the case as a class action lawsuit, which could open it up to residents in more than 800 Fort Meade homes, Federal News Network reported. In

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  • DOD Students Get Top Marks in Math, Reading

    DOD Students Get Top Marks in Math, Reading0

    Students in Department of Defense Education Activity-run schools are again at the head of the class in national reading and math scores, DODEA announced. Fourth and eighth grade students scored higher on the 2019 National Assessment of Educational Progress reading assessment compared to students in other states and jurisdictions. Fourth graders in DODEA-run schools also

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  • Military Families Sue Over Housing Conditions

    Military Families Sue Over Housing Conditions0

    Eight families filed a lawsuit this week over the conditions of privatized housing at Randolph Air Force Base, Texas, and Laughlin Air Force Base, Texas. The suit alleges that the landlord, Hunt Military Communities, “subject[ed] tenant service members and their families to atrocious conditions, including pervasive mold and other airborne toxins,” Military Times reported. The families,

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  • Army National Guardsmen Will Get New Leg Up on Civilian Job Credentials

    Army National Guardsmen Will Get New Leg Up on Civilian Job Credentials0

    A new credentialing program will give Army National Guard members more flexibility in training for civilian careers, according to Stars and Stripes. While all branches offer support for service members converting their service experience for civilian occupations, the Credentialing Assistance Program takes it further. Guardsmen will be reimbursed up to $4,000 each year for tuition

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  • VA Appeals Hearings, Decisions Moving Faster Under New System

    VA Appeals Hearings, Decisions Moving Faster Under New System0

    A new system that went into effect in February has helped the Board of Veterans’ Appeals process 11% more decisions and hold 38% more hearings, BVA leaders announced this month, according to Military.com. “The entire department is mostly focused on changing what we do,” BVA Chairman Cheryl Mason said. “This is really about changing for

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