In today’s Federal Newscast, the Interior Department says it’s making progress in its ongoing efforts to reduce instances of harassment at the agency.
Two military branches and the National Guard want changes to the way officers are put into ranks to ease the burden on service members and commanders.
The Defense Department concurred with all of the Future of the Army Commission’s recommendations involving the Pentagon.
Last year the National Guard announced it was expanding training days for armor and Stryker units. Now the first units are finishing up some of the training.
The Defense Department inspector general’s office substantiated a whistleblower reprisal claim, making it the first time the IG had ever done so in a sexual assault case.
The goat is traditionally the mascot of the U.S. Navy. But at Camp Williams in Utah, the Army National Guard is putting goats to work as fire protection officers.
Since 1999, the Utah Guard has enlisted more than 12-hundred goats and sheep to consume sagebrush and oak brush that usually become fuel for wildfires. Goat-created firebreaks stopped big fires from spreading in 2001, and 2006.