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Communities supporting the Delta Area Economic Opportunity Corporation Tri-State Innovative Readiness Training 2019 mission recently received much-needed, no-cost medical, dental and optometry services for their local residents, according a Defense Visual Information Distribution Service report. From June 12-22, active duty, National Guard and reserve airmen, soldiers and sailors across the region participated in the jointREAD MORE
By Haley Shapely Music has a way of bringing people together, which Mary and Jim Corriveau learned firsthand. The high school sweethearts met in band class, so it’s only fitting that the two are responsible for introducing the musically-minded Guitars for Vets (G4V) program to Watertown, N.Y., and the Fort Drum community. The national organizationREAD MORE
A new ADC president and several members won election to serve new terms on the association’s board of directors at the 2019 Defense Communities National Summit last week in Washington, D.C. New ADC President Joe Driskill was elected to serve a two-year term. Driskill, military advocate for the state of Missouri, also served as theREAD MORE
The Democrat-led House appeared on track to pass a $108 billion fiscal 2020 VA-Military Construction bill after quickly moving through a number of amendments Friday and ending floor debate on the measure, CQ reported. A summary of the bill, which is part of a larger five-bill, $383.3 billion minibus package, would provide: $10.5 billion forREAD MORE
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert Wilkie told Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee lawmakers last week that the agency has accelerated efforts to prevent veteran suicides. Wilkie emphasized during testimony Wednesday that prevention requires a collaborative approach across government and that it is an issue that impacts communities across the nation, The Hill reported. “Suicide is a nationalREAD MORE
Education was celebrated as a key contributor to defense community quality of life and overall mission readiness earlier this month at Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., during the Wings Over Whiteman Air Show. Officials from Knob Noster Public Schools, which serves the installation’s community, as well as several federal and state policy makers, gathered toREAD MORE
The White House is focusing on a fallback proposal if no comprehensive spending deal can be reached to avoid a fiscal crisis this fall, CQ reported Thursday. After senior administration officials and top congressional leaders failed Wednesday to agree on a two-year overall spending agreement, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin advocated that the White House wouldREAD MORE