Category Archives: Initiative

$1 million initiative aims to address racial inequities to improve lives of military families


As a four-star general weeks away from retirement, Larry Spencer pulled into one of two general officer parking spaces in front of the gym at Bolling Air Force Base in Washington, D.C. As he stepped out of the car in his workout clothes, a man jumped out of his car nearby and ran to him. […]

New initiative aims to put ‘divisive symbols’ on ‘no-fly list,’ Army secretary says


The Army’s latest initiative to tackle racial bias within its ranks intends to remove “anything that is a divisive symbol” from formations, which could potentially include the Confederate flag, the service’s top civilian leader said Thursday. Even as the ground service mulls its approach, Army Sec. Ryan McCarthy said the Pentagon is “very close” to […]

Initiative opens medical records from tens of thousands of outside clinics to DOD, VA physicians


At a time when patient’s complete medical history could play a key role in their survival, Defense Department and Veterans Affairs leaders announced a new technology breakthrough in their health care infrastructure allowing quicker sharing of appointments and medical notes among their departments and private-sector clinics. Federal officials on Monday unveiled a new joint medical […]