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As Trump’s term ends, 40 percent of top DoD jobs lack confirmed officials

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WASHINGTON — Regular delays in nominations, combined with significant turnover at the highest levels of the Pentagon, means 40 percent of the top jobs at the department that require Senate confirmation are without an approved appointee as the Trump administration winds down. A tally by Defense News shows 24 of the 60 positions at the […]

Watchdog: 75 percent of sub and aircraft carrier maintenance ended late in recent years

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While the U.S. Navy has spent nearly $3 billion to improve shipyard maintenance performance in recent years, “the shipyards continue to face persistent and substantial maintenance delays that hinder the readiness of aircraft carriers and submarines,” according to a government watchdog report released this week. Three-quarters of the 51 aircraft carrier and submarine maintenance periods […]

Troops would see 3 percent pay raise, more child care and family support programs under House plan

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Troops would see a 3.0 percent pay raise, more child care options at bases with 24-hour duty shifts, and a new basic needs allowance for low-income military families under a House draft of the annual defense budget policy bill to be released next week. The measure also calls for a new military domestic violence task […]

Troops would see 3 percent pay raise, more child care and family support programs under House plan

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Troops would see a 3.0 percent pay raise, more child care options at bases with 24-hour duty shifts, and a new basic needs allowance for low-income military families under a House draft of the annual defense budget policy bill to be released next week. The measure also calls for a new military domestic violence task […]

VA coronavirus deaths up 6 percent, active cases down 6 percent overnight

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Deaths among coronavirus patients within the Veterans Affairs health system rose almost 6 percent overnight — pushing the total for the last two months to nearly 1,000 fatalities — while the number of active cases being treated dropped nearly 6 percent in the last day. The starkly different markers for VA officials show the continued […]