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A new DOD pilot program will soon allow service members at a several installations to start using their government meal entitlement to buy food items from base outlets other than the dining hall, Military Times reported Friday. The forthcoming study, based on similar campus dining options at colleges and universities, will attempt to steer serviceREAD MORE
Balfour Beatty Communities Foundation recently announced it has awarded more than $120,000 in academic scholarships to residents living in privatized military housing owned and managed by Balfour Beatty Communities. The scholarships were awarded to high school seniors, undergraduate students and graduate students attending accredited educational or technical institutions. The majority of scholarships were granted toREAD MORE
House lawmakers will likely take up their $733 billion version of the annual National Defense Authorization Act this week while the Senate will begin confirmation proceedings for Army Gen. Mark Milley to become the next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. In the Democrat-led House, the fiscal 2020 NDAA is likely to face sharpREAD MORE
The 7.1-magnitude earthquake that struck Southern California Friday morning caused the evacuation of Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake, Military.com reported Sunday. The major weapons research and development station, located in the Mojave Desert and the Navy’s largest landholding, was determined to be in the epicenter of both of the weekend’s heavy quakes. In theREAD MORE
Adm. Bill Moran, who in May received Senate confirmation to become the next Chief of Naval Operations (CNO), will retire instead of assuming the service’s top military post after facing top-level Pentagon scrutiny over poor professional judgment, the Associated Press reported Monday. Moran, a four-star admiral, would have become the Navy’s top officer Aug. 1READ MORE
The children of military families generally face upbringings much different than most, and children of a parent serving in the Montana National Guard often find they are even less connected to other military families. Now the children of Montana National Guard members can attend Camp Rotary, near Great Falls, where they meet other military kidsREAD MORE
The Fort Lawton Redevelopment Plan is ready for review by DOD and the Department of Housing and Urban Development following finalized legislation to move forward with the affordable housing project, the Queen Anne News reported. Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan formally approved the plan that would create 237 affordable housing units for rent and homeownership onREAD MORE
The Senate has confirmed Air Force Gen. John Raymond to become the commander the newly established U.S. Space Command, The Hill reported. Raymond, who currently serves as the commander of Air Force Space Command, will be performing a dual role for both the Air Force space mission and as the new chief of the separateREAD MORE