Department of Defense

Washington Report (December 29, 2015) Following a two-year review of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, the Defense Department Monday forwarded to Congress a legislative proposal outlining a number of reforms.   According to a news release announcing the proposed changes, the proposal is based... Read more
A New York Air National Guard member was one of six American service members killed Monday in a suicide attack in Afghanistan. Staff Sgt. Joe Lemm, 45, a New York City police detective, is the only victim of the attack identified as of this morning. A second New York Air Guardsman also died in the... Read more
Congress completed its work on the fiscal 2016 federal budget Friday and President Barack Obama signed the measure into law the same day. It provides funding for all government agencies, including the Defense Department, through Sept. 30, 2016.  The budget, which is for $1.1 trillion, includes $514... Read more
(Dec. 18) Enlisted airmen will be trained to fly the unarmed RQ-4 Global Hawks, remotely piloted aircraft that fly high-altitude missions for reconnaissance and intelligence gathering. Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James made the announcement Thursday. “Our enlisted force is the best in the world... Read more
Washington Report (December 8, 2015) It was a bustling morning today at the National Guard Memorial in Washington, D.C., with more than 200 corporate partners at NGAUS headquarters for the association's 19th annual Industry Day. Click here to view presentation slides.   Attendees mingled for... Read more
WASHINGTON (Dec. 3, 2015) — A representative for three military associations that give voice to 1.1 million National Guardsmen and Reservists told a House panel this morning that military health-care reform must address the unique challenges faced by reserve-component service members. “Most... Read more
Washington Report (December 1, 2015) The Pentagon would send more troops to Syria if the initial commitment of 50 special operations troops shows promise. USA Today reported Monday on comments from a senior defense official.   According to the official, who could not be named, if the troops sent to... Read more
Washington Report (December 1, 2015) A study published this week finds that evacuating injured and wounded troops by airplane out of combat zones to hospitals far away may increase the damage done by traumatic brain injury because of the changes in air pressure aboard the aircraft.   The study was... Read more
Washington Report (December 1, 2015) Despite becoming a laughingstock in October when one of its radar-laden blimps broke free and landed 150 miles away after knocking out power to thousands, the missile defense system designed to protect the nation's capital will likely continue to receive funding... Read more
Washington Report (December 1, 2015) Gen. Frank J. Grass, the chief of the National Guard Bureau, served turkey and fixings to troops in Afghanistan Thanksgiving Day. He and Chief Master Sgt. Mitchell Brush, the chief's senior enlisted advisor, helped serve meals in Kabul, Bagram and Kandahar,... Read more

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