• In Our Communities

    In Our Communities0

    Navy Capt. Dianna Wolfson has made history by being the first woman elevated to command Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Bremerton, Wash., KOMO News reported. Vice Adm. Thomas Moore installed Wolfson said she “was chosen for the position for one reason and one reason only — she was absolutely the very person

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  • DOD’s McMahon Expresses Support for DCIP at Defense Communities National Summit

    DOD’s McMahon Expresses Support for DCIP at Defense Communities National Summit0

    Assistant Secretary of Defense for Sustainment Robert McMahon addressed the 2019 Defense Communities National Summit Tuesday in a morning question-and-answer session. Below are a few highlights of McMahon’s remarks: On the Defense Community Infrastructure Program: “Conceptually it’s a very important program,” McMahon said. “If the funding is made available, then the question is how to

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  • DOD Announces 2019 Commander in Chief’s Annual Awards for Installation Excellence

    DOD Announces 2019 Commander in Chief’s Annual Awards for Installation Excellence0

    Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced Friday the five recipients of the 2019 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence, according to a DOD press release. The highly competitive presidential distinction recognizes the exceptional efforts of those operating and maintaining military installations. Installations are evaluated in performance areas such as installation management, including mission

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  • Senate Looks Toward Disaster Relief Vote Next Week

    Senate Looks Toward Disaster Relief Vote Next Week0

    The Senate is looking toward a vote next week on a disaster aid package, according to a Tuesday CQ report. The multibillion-dollar bill has not been finalized, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he still has hopes for a disaster relief package by the Memorial Day recess. “We’re going to have a vote

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  • Border Wall, Puerto Rico Funding Differences Slowing Disaster Aid Package

    Border Wall, Puerto Rico Funding Differences Slowing Disaster Aid Package0

    Agreement on a bipartisan disaster aid bill slowed Tuesday after the GOP-controlled Senate’s top appropriator said the administration and House are raising new objections, Roll Call reported. “I don’t know of a disaster aid bill in recent years that has been this protracted,” Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said. The ongoing disaster aid negotiations

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  • Military-Utilities Privatization Group Launches Utilities Advocacy Organization

    Military-Utilities Privatization Group Launches Utilities Advocacy Organization0

    A consortium of private utility systems owners has launched a new military-private utilities advocacy organization. Utilities Privatization Partners (UPP) represents operators from across the water, wastewater and electricity industries, according to a recent press release. The Washington-based group was formed by 12 private utility organizations and represents more than 100 utilities privatization projects. It plans

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