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Senate Armed Services Committee Chair Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) said he plans to ask Navy secretary nominee Kenneth Braithwaite by phone about reports that Braithwaite has done past work for Cambridge Analytica, the political data company at the heart of election interference scandals in the U.S. and U.K. CBS News first reported that Braithwaite didn’t discloseREAD MORE
Short-term deployments and unexpected extensions may lead to military families being unable to access suitable medical care, a Military Officers Association of American leader warned in a Military.com column. Karen Ruedisueli, the organization’s director of government relations for health affairs, wrote that recent developments in the Military Health System reform, including the transfer of the managementREAD MORE
The Wichita Falls City Council signed off on a contract renewal this week for Balfour Beatty Communities to continue providing municipal services to more than 600 military homes near and on Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas, the Times Record News reported. The contract for such services as trash pickup, water, animal control, police and fireREAD MORE
Dozens of House Democrats are putting further pressure on Defense Secretary Mark Esper not to divert an additional $7.2 billion in appropriated funds to southern border wall construction. The idea, which has been widely reported, has Esper’s backing. About half of the money would come from military construction projects funded by Congress, reports have said.READ MORE
A new child care assistance program offered by Army Emergency Relief will provide up to $500 per family over three consecutive months starting Feb. 1, Military Times reported. The assistance is for authorized Reserve and active duty personnel who do not have access to on-base care but whose off-base child care costs are higher thanREAD MORE
In two messages released to the Armed Forces since Jan. 1, Sec. Esper has highlighted “aggressive reforms” in the Pentagon, including shifting up to $5 billion from non-service defense agencies. Defense policy analyst Mackenzie Eaglen wrote in a Defense One column that these changes show Esper’s “intention to change how the Pentagon uses its money, people,READ MORE
A new online tool will help energy industry developers look for potential sites in Texas and communicate with the military, Texas A&M announced in a story. The university developed the Texas Early Notification Tool with the DOD Office of Economic Adjustment, the Texas Military Preparedness Commission and the American Wind Energy Association. “These efforts supportREAD MORE
Army Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville said the Army is in an age of transformation where big changes are more important than incremental improvements. McConville made the remarks Tuesday at an event hosted by the Association of the U.S. Army, according to an AUSA story. McConville vowed to continue a focus on quality ofREAD MORE