More Troops, Defensive Capabilities Requested to be Sent to Middle East to Deter IranUS Central Command is requesting additional defensive capabilities that could lead to as many as 5,000 to 10,000 additional troops being sent to the Middle East to deter Iran, a US official told
Army, Air Force Want Merged ‘Scrolling’ Process to Help Transition Between Active, Reserve, and GuardThe Army, Air Force, and National Guard want Congress’ help to change the way officers are put into their ranks in order to speed up the movement between components and to ease the burden on troops.
Federal News NetworkThe Runway is Ready, but Flights Still on Hold at New US Drone Site in Niger The US military has finally completed runway work at a new air base in Agadez, Niger, but Air Force officials said May 22 it will still be several months before flight operations can begin at what is anticipated to be a major intelligence gathering hub in western Africa.
Stars and StripesShanahan’s Gag Rule Memo Nets Bipartisan BacklashThe bipartisan leaders of the House Armed Services Committee said May 22 they will act against Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan’s new restrictions on how the Pentagon tells Congress about international military operations.
Defense NewsJust Revealed SpaceX Lawsuit Alleges Air Force ‘Wrongly Awarded’ Billions to Rocket CompetitorsElon Musk’s SpaceX, in a previously secret lawsuit revealed on May 22, challenged the Air Force awarding of $2.3 billion in rocket development contracts last year to competitors Blue Origin, Northrop Grumman, and United Launch Alliance, which is a joint venture of Boeing and Lockheed Martin.
CNBCSuspicious Exam Results Spark Cheating Probe at Air Force AcademySuspicious results on the final exams of some Air Force Academy underclassmen triggered a probe that kicked off May 22 to determine whether the cadets cheated.
Colorado Springs GazetteNew Report Highlights More Mold and Maintenance Problems for MacDill HousingIn a new report from the Military Family Advisory Network, 105 families who spent time living in on-base housing at MacDill responded to a survey in which they spoke out about issues such a mold, maintenance, and other concerns.
WFLAPlans to Combat Veterans Suicide, Boost VA Benefits Move AheadIn advance of Memorial Day, House lawmakers passed a series of nine veterans-themed bills, including several focused on suicide prevention.
Military TimesOne More Thing…What if a Blood Test Could Reveal PTSD in a Patient—and the Best Treatment?Kate Chard and her team of researchers are looking for proteins and neurochemical reactions underlying PTSD to not only identify who has it, but how likely it is to manifest itself in different forms.
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