- April 23, 2019
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Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday that deploying to the southern border has cost the service about $6.2 million, The Hill reported. Neller downplayed the cost as a major factor in recent Marine Corps financial issues, emphasizing it was one of eight areas contributing to the service’s budgetREAD MORE
An Air Force memorandum obtained by CNN lists the six military bases that could house the proposed U.S. Space Command. The list includes four proposed locations in Colorado and two others in Alabama and California. The Colorado locations are Buckley Air Force Base, Cheyenne Mountain Air Force Station, Peterson Air Force Base, and Schriever AirREAD MORE
Congress has agreed to provide $400 million in funding to repair storm damage from Hurricane Florence last September, Military Times reported. Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller announced the funding on Twitter Friday saying it would go to repair family housing and other structures. “We have received word that Congress has agreed with the administration’sREAD MORE
Lawmakers proposed legislation Thursday that would cover VA treatment for veterans exposed to PFAS pollutants, which has been linked to cancer and other serious illnesses, AP reported. Health officials have warned many veterans have been exposed to PFAS, which is a key component in firefighting foam used in training and emergency incidents. The toxins areREAD MORE
Robins Air Force Base, Macon-Bibb County and Central Georgia Technical College announced a new aviation program partnership Friday, Macon.com reported. It will create a workforce pipeline with CGTC students getting hands-on training with the Air Force’s 402nd Commodities Maintenance Group… The Guam Environmental Protection Agency has fined Andersen Air Force Base for sanitizing some ofREAD MORE
House Democrats are trying again to advance a disaster aid bill that would include some storm recovery money for Tyndall Air Force Base, Fla., and Offutt Air Force Base, Neb., Politico reported. The bill has stalled in the Senate over President Trump’s concerns it allocates too much to Puerto Rico to continue hurricane recovery. DODREAD MORE
Air Force officials told the Senate Armed Services Committee late last week that their request for Boeing’s F-15X fourth-generation fighter jet won’t upend plans to buy Lockheed Martin’s fifth-generation F-35 fighter, Defense News reported. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said it is a short-term and cost-effective fix for retiring the F-15C Eagle.READ MORE
The Senate Armed Services Committee will hold its first official hearing on President Trump’s Space Force proposal April 11, the committee announced Thursday. Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph Dunford, and U.S. Strategic Command Commander Gen. John Hyten are all scheduled to appear.READ MORE