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  • Starbucks Military Family Store Emphasizes Community, Spouse Employment

    Starbucks Military Family Store Emphasizes Community, Spouse Employment

    Fort Hood, Texas, near Killeen, has become another community beneficiary of a Starbucks program to address and boost military spouse employment when this month the coffee corporation transitioned one of its franchises to a Military Family Store. The community-centered program, which has awarded the designation to more than 50 military community stores since 2013, designates

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  • Two-Year Budget Deal Still Elusive After Administration, Capitol Hill Negotiations

    Two-Year Budget Deal Still Elusive After Administration, Capitol Hill Negotiations

    Senior White House officials met with top congressional leaders Wednesday to resume negotiations toward reaching a comprehensive deal on spending limits but left at a stalemate on overall spending to avoid another government shutdown this fall, Politico reported. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)

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  • House Passes $733 Billion Defense Spending Appropriations Bill

    House Passes $733 Billion Defense Spending Appropriations Bill

    The House passed a four-bill, nearly $1 trillion minibus spending package Wednesday that includes a $733 billion topline in overall defense funding for fiscal 2020, which starts Oct. 1. The package passed on a 226-to-203 vote that fell along party lines. The chamber’s entire Republican ranks and seven Democrats voted against the measure. The defense

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  • Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Receives Autonomous, Self-Driving Shuttles

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall Receives Autonomous, Self-Driving Shuttles

    Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, an Army and Marine Corps installation near Washington, D.C., celebrated the arrival of its new fleet of autonomous, self-driving shuttles Wednesday. The shuttles, known as Olli, were provided by Local Motors, a 3D-printed mobility solutions firm, after the installation won a regional fleet challenge to propose innovative scenarios for use of

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