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  • Trump Announces Shanahan’s Withdrawal as DOD Chief, Esper Named to Become Acting SecDef

    Trump Announces Shanahan’s Withdrawal as DOD Chief, Esper Named to Become Acting SecDef

    Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan withdrew from consideration to become the agency’s permanent chief and will be replaced by Army Secretary Mark Esper, President Donald Trump announced Tuesday. “Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, who has done a wonderful job, has decided not to go forward with his confirmation process so that he can devote more

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  • Border Construction Funding to Remain a Looming Issue for NDAA Passage

    Border Construction Funding to Remain a Looming Issue for NDAA Passage

    Senate Democrats are attempting to use the chamber’s fiscal 2020 National Defense Authorization Act to block President Donald Trump from redirecting Pentagon funds for southern border barrier construction. Senate Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) filed an amendment Monday to the chamber’s version of the annual defense policy bill that would prevent the use

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  • Coast Guard Names Seattle as Future Homeport for New Class of Heavy Icebreakers

    Coast Guard Names Seattle as Future Homeport for New Class of Heavy Icebreakers

    The Coast Guard’s new class of heavy ice breakers will be based in the same homeport as the remainder of the maritime service’s current icebreaking fleet, USNI News reported Monday. “I am pleased to announce that Seattle, Wash., will be the home of the Coast Guard’s new Polar Security Cutters,” Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Karl

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  • In Our Communities

    In Our Communities

    The Military Arts Connection, a new program by the Cultural Office of the Pikes Peak Region, Colo., is offering military members and their families new avenues to exercise their creativity. The program connects active-duty service members, veterans and family members with regional artists specializing in arts such as painting, pottery and singing through participation in

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