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The Air Force is planning to buy four to six light attack aircraft over the coming months, it announced in a press release. It will purchase two to three Textron Aviation AT-6 aircraft to be stationed at Nellis Air Force Base, Nev., and two to three Sierra Nevada Corporation/Embraer Defense & Security A-29 Aircraft toREAD MORE
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 forREAD MORE
Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman James Inhofe (R-Okla.) will introduce a scaled-down version of the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2020. The legislation is expected next week, according to CQ. More than three weeks into the fiscal year, defense programs have not been officially authorized, and NDAA talks have stalled over several contentiousREAD MORE
All Navy, Air Force and Marine Corps installations now have the technology to allow veterans on-base to use services that generate revenue, such as commissaries, exchanges and recreation facilities, according to a DOD spokesperson, who added that about 40 Army installations also have the new technology, Military Times reported. Beginning Jan. 1, access to theseREAD MORE
Several defense communities are included on a list of 38 water infrastructure projects eligible for a new round of Water Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (WIFIA) loans from the Environment Protection Agency. The loans will help improve water quality for up to 24 million Americans, according to an EPA press release, which lists the eligible communities.READ MORE
A new interactive map will help emphasize the needs of military caregivers across the U.S. The Elizabeth Dole Foundation previewed the map this week, according to Military.com. The map analyzes publicly available data to understand the challenges military veteran caregivers face and where their needs can be better met. “The issues they are facing areREAD MORE
Lawmakers are discussing whether another short-term spending bill is necessary to avoid a government shutdown around Thanksgiving. While there is some movement on outstanding spending bills, House and Senate appropriations are still working off different top-level budget numbers for defense and nondefense spending. Senate Appropriations Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) said Wednesday that “unless a miracleREAD MORE
The USS Gerald R. Ford may not be ready to deploy until 2024, a Navy official said Tuesday during a Capitol Hill hearing. The carrier was originally set to deploy in 2018. The delay has been blamed mostly on technology development, according to USNI News. Rep. Elaine Luria (D-Va.) criticized the delay and called theREAD MORE