Category Archives: First

First lady to focus on military spouse employment, child care, children’s education

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First lady Jill Biden laid out her plan in broad terms Wednesday for helping improve the lives of military families over the next few years. The Joining Forces focus will be on some decades-old challenges for military families, such as military spouse employment and entrepreneurship and access to quality child care; and making sure military […]

First flight test for US Air Force’s hypersonic booster didn’t go as planned

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WASHINGTON — The first rocket booster test of the U.S. Air Force’s hypersonic AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon failed when the vehicle did not launch during an April 5 flight. During tests over Point Mugu Sea Range off the coast of California, a B-52 Stratofortress bomber attempted to launch the ARRW booster vehicle. However, “the […]

First Air Force takes on new role supporting US Space Command

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The Air Force has tapped Florida-based First Air Force as the new air component to U.S. Space Command, providing air support to the military’s daily space operations. It’s the latest step as part of the Pentagon’s sweeping slate of space reforms that have breathed new life into SPACECOM and revamped how the military wields satellites […]

First lady Jill Biden tours Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

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NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. — First lady Jill Biden arrived at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island late Tuesday morning, part of her tour of military bases to meet with service families. She got a close look at a US Navy EA-18G “Growler” electronic warfare attack warcraft, talking with Naval personnel. The jet tail […]

First lady Jill Biden tours Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

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NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. — First lady Jill Biden arrived at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island late Tuesday morning, part of her tour of military bases to meet with service families. She got a close look at a US Navy EA-18G “Growler” electronic warfare attack warcraft, talking with Naval personnel. The jet tail […]

First lady Jill Biden tours Naval Air Station Whidbey Island

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NAVAL AIR STATION WHIDBEY ISLAND, Wash. — First lady Jill Biden arrived at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island late Tuesday morning, part of her tour of military bases to meet with service families. She got a close look at a U.S. Navy EA-18G “Growler” electronic warfare attack warcraft, talking with naval personnel. The jet tail […]

First lady’s first efforts include listening to military families

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First lady Jill Biden told a group of senior military spouses the first steps in reviving the Joining Forces effort for military families, will be to host “listening sessions” with military families, government leaders and experts. “There’s still so much work to do. The needs of this community are evolving,” she said. With the listening […]

First Lady praises military teens for their efforts to help new students

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Friday afternoon, a group of military teens got together online to talk about their efforts to connect with new students and make them feel welcome even during the pandemic-imposed restrictions. But this was no ordinary Zoom gathering. The conversation came during a virtual teleconference with First Lady Jill Biden. The teens were providing their perspective […]

New in 2021: What will Biden’s first defense budget look like?

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President-elect Joe Biden’s first federal budget proposal won’t be out until early spring, but those initial decisions on military spending could set the tone for the Defense Department’s focus for years to come. Typically the White House unveils its annual budget proposal in early February, outlining plans for the armed forces’ end strength levels, service […]

VA unveils first coronavirus vaccine sites as case numbers continue to climb

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Veterans Affairs leaders publicly unveiled their initial plans for coronavirus vaccine distribution this week as active cases and deaths related to the illness reached record highs among the department’s patients. According to data publicly released by the department, officials at 140 medical sites across the country were tracking at least 17,629 patients with active cases […]