• NDAA Roundup: Readiness Panel Wants to Increase Privatized Housing Oversight

    NDAA Roundup: Readiness Panel Wants to Increase Privatized Housing Oversight0

    House Armed Services subcommittees are continuing to mark up the fiscal 2020 defense policy bill. Recent subcommittee actions include: The Readiness subcommittee plans to increase oversight of privatized military housing in its fiscal 2020 defense policy legislation, but current provider contracts are limiting its reach. The subcommittee has dropped language addressing the contracts for fear

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  • In Our Communities

    In Our Communities0

    More than 7,500 military boots were on display in May at Fort Bragg, N.C., serving as a memorial to service members from all branches who have died in action since 9/11, Task & Purpose reported. “It shows the families the service members are still remembered, honored and not forgotten,” said Charlotte Watson, Fort Bragg’s Survivor

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  • Lawmakers to Look at Quality of Life Issues; Other Capitol Hill Hearings This Week

    Lawmakers to Look at Quality of Life Issues; Other Capitol Hill Hearings This Week0

    The House Armed Services Personnel subcommittee will mark up its portion of the fiscal 2020 defense authorization bill Tuesday, ahead of the full committee’s markup, scheduled for June 12. The subcommittee, led by Chairwoman Rep. Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), seeks to increase support and resources for military spouse employment, address widespread problems in privatized military housing,

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