• Tyndall Calls Off Recovery Projects; Offutt to Begin Cutting Projects in June

    Tyndall Calls Off Recovery Projects; Offutt to Begin Cutting Projects in June0

    The Air Force said it will no longer move forward with planned hurricane recovery projects at Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., because the service has run out of needed repair funding, Military Times reported. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said Tuesday the service has been forced to postpone its rebuilding efforts to repair the $4.7

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  • Congress Returns from Break to Focus on Defense Issues, Veteran Suicide Concerns

    Congress Returns from Break to Focus on Defense Issues, Veteran Suicide Concerns0

    Lawmakers returned Monday from their spring break recess to begin a slate of defense and veterans hearings this week, Military Times reported. The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold a confirmation hearing Tuesday to consider President Trump’s nominations of Adm. William Moran to become Chief of Naval Operations and Lt. Gen. David Berger to become

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  • Commissaries Maintain High Consumer Reports Ratings

    Commissaries Maintain High Consumer Reports Ratings0

    Installation commissaries continue to rank highly on a Consumer Reports survey of the country’s best supermarkets, maintaining their ratings with other major consumer goods stores, Military.com reported Monday. The consumer magazine polled 75,000 readers and the Defense Commissary Agency stores were rated in the top 10% of grocery stores, competing with Costco and regional groceries

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  • Warren Unveils Plan to Address Substandard Privatized Military Housing

    Warren Unveils Plan to Address Substandard Privatized Military Housing0

    Sen Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and other Democratic lawmakers proposed legislation Friday to protect military families in living in unsafe privatized housing, Reuters reported. The proposal is aimed at dealing with ongoing military privatized housing problems and would mandate regular and announced spot inspections of base homes by certified and independent inspectors. Recent reports by Reuters

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  • Services Lack Processing Consistency in Domestic Violence Investigations

    Services Lack Processing Consistency in Domestic Violence Investigations0

    A new Pentagon inspector general’s report has found that DOD is inconsistent in its adherence to policies involving domestic violence investigations, Government Executive reported. The IG’s office reviewed 219 domestic violence investigations by the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps and Naval Investigative Service, detailing that in 62 cases investigations were harmed due to improperly

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  • DOD Medical Mistake Victims to Testify on Capitol Hill

    DOD Medical Mistake Victims to Testify on Capitol Hill0

    Victims of military medical mistakes will appear before the House Armed Services Committee next week to testify that Congress should change laws preventing malpractice cases against the Defense Department, Military Times reported. The April 30 hearing will focus on a 1950 Supreme Court ruling referred to as the Feres doctrine that lower courts have repeatedly

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