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    Powerful New Program

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    Meet the 2019 Communities

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    Annual Report

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  • Making Military Housing More Available: A Conversation with Up for Growth

    Making Military Housing More Available: A Conversation with Up for Growth

    Mike Kingsella is executive director of Up for Growth. The issue of affordable housing in our defense communities mirrors national issues of housing availability. Could you share some background on your organization and its approach toward the national housing problem? Up for Growth National Coalition is a broad and diverse member-driven organization made up of

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  • Federal Judge Denies Stay Allowing Use of Pentagon Funds for Barrier Construction

    Federal Judge Denies Stay Allowing Use of Pentagon Funds for Barrier Construction

    A federal judge blocked an administration request Thursday to resume using DOD funds to build southern border barriers while they appeal the judge’s ruling halting use of those funds, The Hill reported Friday. California District Court Judge Haywood Gilliam Jr. had issued a previous ruling that blocked the transfer of funds from Pentagon counter-drug accounts.

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  • Privatized Housing Survey Report Reveals More Details

    Privatized Housing Survey Report Reveals More Details

    A military family advocacy group has reported more details from the nation’s military families on the condition of privatized military housing, according to Military.com. The Military Family Advisory Network (MFAN) surveyed more than 16,000 military family members across the country who responded with various reports of dirty and unsafe conditions on more than 160 military

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  • DOD Announces 2019 Commander in Chief’s Annual Awards for Installation Excellence

    DOD Announces 2019 Commander in Chief’s Annual Awards for Installation Excellence

    Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan announced Friday the five recipients of the 2019 Commander in Chief’s Annual Award for Installation Excellence, according to a DOD press release. The highly competitive presidential distinction recognizes the exceptional efforts of those operating and maintaining military installations. Installations are evaluated in performance areas such as installation management, including mission

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  • Great Falls Development Team Focuses on Quality Housing for Military Families

    Great Falls Development Team Focuses on Quality Housing for Military Families

    For years, commanders at Malmstrom Air Force Base and the Montana Air National Guard had complained about the lack of affordable, quality housing in Great Falls, Mont. But then the Great Falls Development Authority (GFDA) made the issue a priority, and the area has seen its fastest housing boost in decades. “When we realized the

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  • In Our Communities

    In Our Communities

    Senior Air Force leaders engaged with local science, technology, engineering and mathematics students at the Joint Base Andrews Air & Space Expo earlier this month, according to a press release. Heather Wilson, the service’s outgoing secretary, delivered opening remarks at the three-day partnership and mentoring event that featured more than 30 STEM exhibits designed to

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  • House Blocked From Approving Disaster Aid Bill for Third Time

    House Blocked From Approving Disaster Aid Bill for Third Time

    The bipartisan $19.1 billion disaster aid bill stalled again Thursday when for the third time a GOP lawmaker objected to a request to approve the package by unanimous consent, CQ reported. Rep. John Rose (R-Tenn.) blocked the latest request, following previous procedural objections by Reps. Chip Roy (R-Texas) and Thomas Massie (R-Ky.). “This is absolutely,

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  • Trump Touts Military Strength at Air Force Commencement Speech

    Trump Touts Military Strength at Air Force Commencement Speech

    President Donald Trump emphasized the need for American military strength at a Thursday commencement address to the Air Force Academy’s class of 2019, The Hill reported. The president addressed the academy’s 991 graduates in Colorado Springs, Colo., where he touted military innovation and highlighted his administration’s proposal for the creation of an independent space force.

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