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VA plans for vaccine distribution unclear as coronavirus cases continue to climb


As the number of coronavirus cases among Veterans Affairs patients continues to climb, lawmakers are questioning whether department officials have clear plans to deal with both the current outbreak and distribution of a vaccine if it becomes available. As of Monday evening, the department reported 13,759 active cases of the virus among its patients, an […]

Navy plans 1st Pearl Harbor sub repair facility since WWII


HONOLULU — The U.S. Navy is planning the first new submarine repair facility at the Pearl Harbor shipyard in Hawaii since World War II. The military is considering building the dry dock at the site of a pair of basins used during the war for ship work, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Sunday. In addition to […]

Plans for vets suicide prevention training, new three-digit emergency mental health crisis line signed into law


President Donald Trump on Saturday signed into law a pair of bills designed to help prevent veterans suicide, including a measure to establish a new three-digit national crisis line similar to 911 for mental health emergencies. Both measures had received significant support from veterans groups in recent months, and passed through Congress without significant objection. […]

Marines lay out plans for gender integrating boot camp at the platoon level


The Marine Corps provided hints about its plans for gender integrating boot camp at the platoon level in a report to Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services released in the September meeting notes. The Corps will first provide the required facility upgrades for gender integrated training then will shift its focus on training […]

China plans to double nuclear arsenal, Pentagon says


WASHINGTON ― China plans to double its stockpile of nuclear warheads in the next decade, including those designed to be carried atop ballistic missiles that can reach the United States, the Pentagon said in a report released Tuesday. Even with such increases, China’s nuclear force would be far smaller than that of the United States, […]

US plans further troop reductions in Iraq by November


WASHINGTON — The United States plans to reduce its military force in Iraq from the current 5,200 to about 3,500 by November, U.S. officials said Friday. The cut would be in line with President Donald Trump’s repeated call to bring troops home and his reelection campaign pledge to end what he calls “endless wars.” The […]

VA plans will ‘take far too long’ to address sexual harassment


The Department of Veterans Affairs has had a pervasive problem of sexual harassment over the past few years for both agency employees and patients, according a study conducted by the Merit Systems Protection Board, which found that approximately one in four female employees reported experiencing sexual harassment in a two year period. That harassment comes […]

Here’s how Big Navy plans to study racism in the ranks


The Navy officially stood up “Task Force One Navy” Tuesday, a group that will seek to “address the issues of racism, sexism and other destructive biases and their impact on naval readiness,” according to a sea service release. The effort will be led by Rear Adm. Alvin Holsey, the commander of Carrier Strike Group 1. […]

IG plans quick moves on racial inequality review


The Air Force wants to move quickly on its investigations into racial inequality in its ranks, and could release its first report later this summer, the service’s inspector general said Wednesday. In an exclusive interview with Air Force Times, Air Force IG Lt. Gen. Sami Said pledged that his review will be independent and widely […]

Trump plans to use active-duty military forces to deal with growing protests


President Donald Trump on Monday promised to mobilize active-duty military assets to deal with growing nationwide protests, with or without the consent of local officials. “Today I have strongly recommended to every governor to deploy the National Guard in sufficient numbers that we dominate the streets,” Trump said in a national address from the White […]