Air Force Document Details $900 Million Disaster-Relief Shortfall; Still Seeks $3.3 Billion for Recovery
- April 17, 2019
ADC is launching a new program at this year’s summit with a focus on the ideas and issues that are key to strengthening the foundation of readiness for our military and communities.
Read the official press release and learn more about the Great American Defense Communities program.
ADC’s 2019 Annual Report provides a look back at 2018 and shares exciting 2019 news and updates.
The Pentagon has completed its transfer of $1 billion from an Army personnel fund to building a border wall, DOD Comptroller David Norquist told Congress at a Wednesday hearing, Defense News Pentagon leaders know the move means Congress may strip DOD of its power to reprogram funds in future years, as On Base reported. “ThereREAD MORE
Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D., will be the first operational home of the B-21 Raider bomber and its training unit when they are ready in “the mid-2020s,” the Air Force announced in a news release. Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., and Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, will eventually receive B-21s, too…. The Air Force isREAD MORE
A key House Democrat said this week she will not support adding military construction funding in fiscal year 2020 to backfill projects delayed to build a southern border wall ordered by the president. “If the administration follows through and steals money from previously approved projects, the chairwoman’s mark will not provide funding for backfill. I amREAD MORE
Senate Republican appropriators included $2 billion in a proposed disaster aid package for the military to rebuild from severe hurricane damage last fall. The overall relief package for $13.45 billion is in limbo after President Trump questioned the funding it includes for Puerto Rico, according to Politico. The aid package released Tuesday by Sen. RichardREAD MORE
The White House formally nominated Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. James McConville this week to be Army chief of staff. President Trump wants to nominate the current chief of staff, Mark Milley, to chair the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Trump nominated Lt. Gen. David Berger to become the new Marine Corps commandant. He currentlyREAD MORE
The deployment of more than 4,500 soldiers to the U.S.-Mexico border does not affect the Army’s readiness, Army Chief of Staff Mark Milley told Congress this week. Milley said anytime troops are sent to a contingency operation, it affects a specific unit but not the service as a whole, according to Army Times. “No, itREAD MORE
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said “of course” he wants his job full-time, according to a report from Defense One, which said it talked to him after his House committee testimony Tuesday. “I’ve spent nearly two years on the National Defense Strategy,” Shanahan reportedly told Defense One. “I know the defense strategy. I know what it takesREAD MORE
Lawmakers warned Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan that Congress may limit DOD’s future flexibility in moving its funding between budgets following DOD’s decision to reprogram $1 billion of military personnel funding to spend on a U.S.-Mexico border wall without asking Congress first. The Pentagon notified Congress of the funding shift late Monday. The money comesREAD MORE