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The Pentagon comptroller has launched a website with all the materials it has released about the fiscal 2020 budget request. House Armed Services Committee Republicans released a policy paper supporting the growth in the budget. The committee’s chairman continued to push back against the President’s wall funding request and padding the overseas contingency operations (OCO)READ MORE
Ivy Owen has left his position as executive director of the Fort Chaffee Redevelopment Authority in Arkansas. Since 2007, under Owen’s leadership, more than 2,600 new jobs were created, the Arkansas Colleges of Health Education was established at Fort Chaffee, 17 headquarters have moved into the area, and 29 residential neighborhoods opened, according to localREAD MORE
The congressional delegation for Savannah, Ga., want Savannah to be the home of the new Aeromedical Evacuation Squadron within the Air National Guard, according to the Savannah Morning News… The Pikes Peak Community Foundation and the Security Water District near Colorado Springs, Colo., are suing the Air Force over water contaminated by Peterson Air ForceREAD MORE
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee Thursday morning to share more details about the President’s $750 billion defense budget request. “What’s going to be as interesting as hearing DOD’s details will be hearing from members of Congress and their concerns and their positions on things in the budget,”READ MORE
The Republican-led Senate is expected to pass a resolution Thursday disapproving of President Trump’s emergency plan to divert military construction funds to build a southern border wall. Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah) floated a proposal to change the National Emergencies Act to allow emergency declarations to expire after 30 days, but both Trump and Democrats publiclyREAD MORE
Two key senators didn’t seem all the way on board with the creation of a Space Force during a subcommittee hearing Wednesday with Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson and Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the top Democrat on the Defense Appropriations subcommittee, said the new branch could becomeREAD MORE
New Mexico is suing the Air Force over contaminated water on and near Cannon and Holloman Air Force bases, the Air Force Times reported. “Today we begin holding them accountable,” New Mexico Environment Secretary James Kenney said when he announced the suit last week…. Texas is making a play to get the Space Force headquartersREAD MORE
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders would not say whether Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan will be tapped soon for the position permanently. “I can tell you that the President has a great deal of respect for Acting Defense Secretary Shanahan. He likes him,” Sanders said during a press briefing Monday. “And when the PresidentREAD MORE