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Odd couple: How a Republican senator and Biden’s defense secretary became friends downrange

WASHINGTON ― Long before he was U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, he was Marine Reserve Maj. Dan Sullivan, tapped to write U.S. Central Command’s strategy document and, by his telling, not getting much help from the subordinate commanders in the region. That is, until he went to Lloyd Austin, then CENTCOM’s two-star chief of staff. “He […]

This Air Force couple wants to help other service members get time to grieve deceased children

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Air Force Maj. Matthew Checketts and his wife Jessica felt so strongly about the need for service members to be able to take leave to grieve the loss of a child that they wrote a letter to members of Congress. Those lawmakers listened, and have introduced bills that would amend current military leave policy so […]

This Air Force couple wants to help other service members get time to grieve deceased children

this-air-force-couple-wants-to-help-other-service-members-get-time-to-grieve-deceased-children

Air Force Maj. Matthew Checketts and his wife Jessica felt so strongly about the need for service members to be able to take leave to grieve the loss of a child that they wrote a letter to members of Congress. Those lawmakers listened, and have introduced bills that would amend current military leave policy so […]