Air Force Document Details $900 Million Disaster-Relief Shortfall; Still Seeks $3.3 Billion for Recovery
- April 17, 2019
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Navy Adm. Bill Moran was nominated by President Trump to become the next Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), and newly promoted Vice Adm. Robert Burke was nominated to become Vice Chief of Naval Operations (VCNO), Military.com reported. Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan made the announcements late last week. If confirmed by the Senate, Moran, aREAD MORE
The White House and congressional leaders are both issuing late warnings that the VA “Mission Act” to improve veterans’ access private health care will experience a bumpy rollout, Government Executive reported. The VA is in final preparations to implement the bipartisan measure that President Trump signed into law in 2017 but has faced pushback fromREAD MORE
President Trump said Wednesday that he intends to deploy more troops to the southern border, Military Times reported. The president said during a San Antonio stop that “horrible laws” prevent the military from being as aggressive as he wants. “Our military, don’t forget, can’t act like a military would act,” Trump said. “Because if theyREAD MORE
Senators from both parties repeatedly questioned senior DOD officials Thursday about whether adding a sixth branch of the military would improve space operations. The Senate Armed Forces Committee meeting was the first formal hearing on the administration’s Space Force proposal, The Hill reported. “When we first heard about the proposal, I asked two simple questions:READ MORE
Top Army officials testifying before House defense appropriators earlier this week defended the service’s decision to stop purchasing CH-47 Chinook helicopters, Military.com reported. Last year the Army pursued about $30 billion in budget savings to pay for the service’s modernization strategy over the next five years. The CH-47 cuts were among 186 cost savings ideas,READ MORE
House lawmakers voted to raise the overall 2020 budget limit to $1.3 trillion Tuesday, allowing appropriators to begin work on spending bills, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell later told reporters bipartisan budget talks are underway, Defense News reported. The House set a $733 billion top-line for national defense as part of a “deeming resolution”READ MORE
Deployment of troops to the southern border is expected to cost at least $534 million by the end of September, the Pentagon said, according to The Hill. A DOD letter to Congress references $350 million for the National Guard mission and $184 million for the active-duty mission. DOD also announced Tuesday it has awarded nearlyREAD MORE