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  • Two-Year $2.7 Trillion Comprehensive Budget Agreement Signed into Law

    Two-Year $2.7 Trillion Comprehensive Budget Agreement Signed into Law

    The House and Senate approved two-year $2.7 trillion budget measure went to the White House on Friday where it received the president’s signature without ceremony, Roll Call reported. The Senate cleared the bill last Thursday after the House passed it on July 25. It would add $324 billion to spending limits over the next two

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  • Air Force Announces One-Day Stand-Down Plan to Address Rise in Airman Suicides

    Air Force Announces One-Day Stand-Down Plan to Address Rise in Airman Suicides

    The Air Force has announced that all of its wings take a one-day operations stand-down over the next 45 days to address a concerning rise in suicides across the service, Military.com reported. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein issued the directive for the one-day “tactical pause” in a letter that addresses the rise

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  • Dorm Mold Reports Trigger Facility Inspections, Airman Relocations at Joint Base San Antonio

    Dorm Mold Reports Trigger Facility Inspections, Airman Relocations at Joint Base San Antonio

    About 200 airman were relocated on Joint Base San Antonio, Texas, last week after online complaints of mold in dormitories led to heightened scrutiny of installation living conditions that ultimately caused base leadership to conduct a full review of facilities, Military.com reported. As the mold complaints led to heightened scrutiny, the base commander ordered a

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  • In Our Communities

    In Our Communities

    A 25-person local leadership team from Albany, Ga., visited Washington, D.C., this summer to meet with the Georgia congressional delegation and senior Marine Corps officials, the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce reports. The visit, the largest in the 15-year history of the Albany Area Chamber of Commerce’s Washington, D.C., Fly In, featured discussions on the recently

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  • Senate Passes Two-Year Comprehensive Budget Legislation

    Senate Passes Two-Year Comprehensive Budget Legislation

    The Senate passed the comprehensive $2.7 trillion two-year spending agreement Thursday that will temporarily suspend the debt ceiling to avert a looming government default while lifting discretionary spending limits for fiscal 2020 and fiscal 2021. The vote was 67-28 with a majority of Republicans voting to support the bipartisan legislation, Roll Call reported. It follows

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  • U.S. Space Command to Launch Within Weeks

    U.S. Space Command to Launch Within Weeks

    The new U.S. Space Command (SPACECOM) is expected to launch within weeks according to a top-ranking Pentagon official, Air Force Times reported Wednesday. Vice Adm. David Kriete, deputy commander of the U.S. Strategic Command (STRATCOM), spoke with reporters saying the formal launch of the new command is only weeks away. “I think it’d probably be

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  • Senate Confirms Gilday as CNO

    Senate Confirms Gilday as CNO

    The Senate confirmed Vice Adm. Michael Gilday by voice vote Thursday to be the next chief of naval operations, Stripes.com reported. Gilday was confirmed one day after his Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing and just before upper chamber prepares to adjourn for its August recess. His confirmation makes him the Navy’s most senior leader and

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  • Senate Commerce Committee Advances FY 2020 and FY 2021 Coast Guard Authorization Legislation

    Senate Commerce Committee Advances FY 2020 and FY 2021 Coast Guard Authorization Legislation

    The Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday approved the 2019 Coast Guard Authorization Act, advancing to the full Appropriations Committee the two-year legislation that authorizes the service’s operations and programs through fiscal 2021, according to a committee press release. Committee Chairman Sen. Roger Wicker (R-Miss.) and Ranking Member Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) issued statements following approval

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