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  • Wall, Cuts, Caps: A DOD Budget Update

    Wall, Cuts, Caps: A DOD Budget Update

    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. “There

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  • In Our Communities

    In Our Communities

    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 is

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  • House Dems Say No Backfill for Wall-Diverted Funds

    House Dems Say No Backfill for Wall-Diverted Funds

    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 am

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  • Senate Disaster Aid Bill Includes $2 Billion for Tyndall Cleanup

    Senate Disaster Aid Bill Includes $2 Billion for Tyndall Cleanup

    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. Richard

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  • White House Nominates for Several Posts but Still No Secretary

    White House Nominates for Several Posts but Still No Secretary

    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 currently

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  • Milley: Border Deployments Have ‘Neglible’ Impact on Readiness

    Milley: Border Deployments Have ‘Neglible’ Impact on Readiness

    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, it

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  • Report: Shanahan Says ‘Of Course’ He Wants to Be SECDEF

    Report: Shanahan Says ‘Of Course’ He Wants to Be SECDEF

    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 takes

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  • Diversion of $1B to Border Wall Could Impact Future Budget Flexibility

    Diversion of $1B to Border Wall Could Impact Future Budget Flexibility

    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 comes

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