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The federal government would provide grants and technical assistance to state and local governments to fight veterans suicide under an order President Trump signed Tuesday and legislation the White House is proposing to Congress. The President’s Roadmap to Empower Veterans and End a National Tragedy of Suicide (PREVENTS Initiative) creates a Cabinet-level task force ledREAD MORE
The White House has not yet chosen its nominee to replace former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman told reporters Tuesday, according to CQ. He said another name – not yet reported by the media – has been mentioned in recent days. “I mean, Mattis was my hero, and I haven’t seenREAD MORE
Task & Purpose lists the active-duty units deployed to the U.S.-Mexico border…. The area around Fort Drum, N.Y., has been declared the most politically tolerant community in the country by The Atlantic, based on analysis from PredictWise. “These are places where people can disagree on politics but still, it appears, give one another the benefitREAD MORE
The GOP-led Senate is now expected to pass the House-passed joint resolution negating President Trump’s national emergency declaration to divert appropriated funding to his border wall project. About a dozen Senate Republicans are considering voting for the resolution, according to Politico. The article said the White House is doing little to discourage the revolt, asideREAD MORE
Congress could help start hundreds of infrastructure projects across the country by appropriating money to the Defense Community Infrastructure Program (DCIP), according to analysis the Association of Defense Communities released this week. “This ready-to-go infrastructure plan makes national security the first priority,” ADC writes in “Implementing the Defense Community Infrastructure Program: A Survey of ProjectsREAD MORE
The Pentagon’s top priorities are to maintain resilient installations and ensure that service members have safe places to “live, work, play and pray,” Robert McMahon, assistant secretary of defense for sustainment, told more than 650 attendees Monday in Miami during day one of Installation Innovation Forum, hosted by the Association of Defense Communities. McMahon saidREAD MORE
More details are starting to emerge about the Trump administration’s fiscal year 2020 budget request, expected to be delivered to Congress next week, and the congressional budget process it will set off: The budget will request money to “back fill” any military construction projects put on hold to build a border wall, Assistant Secretary ofREAD MORE
Civilian personnel of the Army without access to on-base child care will continue to get subsidies. The Army had announced the payments would stop on March 1, as On Base reported. The service announced in a Feb. 28 letter that the payments will continue. The program provides up to $1,500 a month for each childREAD MORE