In The News

  • Army Testing Hot Weather Uniform, Boots

    Washington Report (December 12, 2017) A uniform designed for wear in hot weather and tropical humidity will be tested early next year. Soldiers with the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii will wear the uniforms and new jungle boots in February during the Pacific Pathways exercise in the Philippines and Thailand, according to Army Times. The new […]

  • Retired Commanders Urge Gun Control

    Washington Report (December 12, 2017) In the wake of gun tragedies in Las Vegas and a Texas church that killed more than 80 people, 16 retired military commanders have told Congress that “thoughts and prayers will not bring solutions.” In a letter to top lawmakers, they said that gun-control legislation could be effective without violating […]

  • Magazine: Black Hawks & Sharks

    The Army National Guard is happy its UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters are being revamped with digital cockpits and more. But the timing could be better—the process is long and the Victors that result will be missing some functions pilots like. Read about it in the December issue of NATIONAL GUARD. An Ohio National Guard airman […]

  • Lawmaker Asks Industry Day Audience for Help

    Washington Report (December 12, 2017) The lack of increased defense funding is putting troops in “body bags,” a member of the House Armed Services Committee told attendees at the 21st Annual NGAUS Industry Day in the association’s headquarters today. Rep. Trent Kelly, R-Miss., told the crowd of 200-plus business leaders that some in Congress don’t […]

  • Race on the Base

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  • Committee Proposes $650 Billion for Defense

    Washington Report (November 28, 2017) Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., the chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, ignored spending caps last week when his panel recommended a defense budget for fiscal 2018 of $650.7 billion. The draft bill includes $581.3 billion in base spending and $64.9 billion in overseas contingency operations funding. It also includes $4.5 […]