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  • Navy Under Secretary Endorses Call for ‘Agile’ Naval Education System

    Navy Under Secretary Endorses Call for ‘Agile’ Naval Education System

    Under Secretary of the Navy Thomas Modly recently addressed the Sea-Air-Space 2019 Exposition in National Harbor, Md., and called for embracing a recent “Education for Seapower” report recommending the service create a more agile education infrastructure to develop the nation’s sailors and future leaders, according to Seapower Magazine. Modly’s remarks to attendees strongly endorsed the

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  • House Defense Subcommittee Sends Funding Bill to Full Appropriations Panel

    House Defense Subcommittee Sends Funding Bill to Full Appropriations Panel

    The House Defense Appropriations subcommittee advanced its $690.2 billion fiscal 2020 defense bill to the full Appropriations Committee Wednesday, CQ reported. The legislation, approved in a closed-door markup session, is now expected to be reviewed by the full appropriations panel next week. The Democrat-led committee will consider $622.1 billion for DOD’s base budget and $68.1

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  • House Democrats Propose Bill Limiting Transfer of MilCon Funds

    House Democrats Propose Bill Limiting Transfer of MilCon Funds

    House Armed Services Committee Democrats introduced a bill Wednesday that would restrict the amount of military construction funds the Pentagon is allowed to transfer between DOD accounts, The Hill reported. The bill, proposed by Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) and committee members Rep. Ruben Gallego (D-Ariz.) and Rep. John Garmendi (D-Calif.) is in response to DOD’s

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  • Air Force Formally Announces Space Command Base Finalists

    Air Force Formally Announces Space Command Base Finalists

    The Air Force officially announced Tuesday it has finalized its list of six locations for the prospective headquarters of a new U.S. Space Command, according to press release. The official finalists include: Buckley Air Force Base, Colo.; Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Base, Colo.; Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.; Redstone Arsenal, Ala.; Schriever Air Force Base,

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  • National Public Service Commission to Hold Two Public Hearings Thursday

    National Public Service Commission to Hold Two Public Hearings Thursday

    The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service will hold two hearings Thursday on military service policy options at the Partnership for Public Service, according to a Wednesday DOD press release. The first hearing, which will be livestreamed at 9 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time, will address the challenges to recruiting and retaining critical skills and

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  • In Our Communities

    In Our Communities

    The leadership of the Fort Leonard Wood Region held its first Community Salute to Service to honor 60 South Central Missouri high school seniors for committing to serve in the U.S. military, SustainableOzarks.org reported. The honorees included enlistees in the Air Force, Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Coast Guard, National Guard and Reserves; ROTC cadets; and

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  • House Releases $690 Billion Draft Defense Bill; Restricts DOD Border Funding

    House Releases $690 Billion Draft Defense Bill; Restricts DOD Border Funding

    The Democrat-led House Appropriations Defense subcommittee released a $690.2 billion fiscal 2020 draft spending bill Tuesday that would sharply restrict DOD’s ability to transfer funds within accounts, according to CQ. The draft bill allocates a 2% increase over fiscal 2019 defense spending with $622.1 billion for the DOD’s base budget and $68.1 billion for Pentagon

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  • Senate Looks Toward Disaster Relief Vote Next Week

    Senate Looks Toward Disaster Relief Vote Next Week

    The Senate is looking toward a vote next week on a disaster aid package, according to a Tuesday CQ report. The multibillion-dollar bill has not been finalized, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he still has hopes for a disaster relief package by the Memorial Day recess. “We’re going to have a vote

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