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Photo: Eric R. DietrichUnited States Air Force Chief Master Sgt. JoAnne S. Bass is installed as the 19th Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force. She takes over the position from retired CMSAF Kaleth O. Wright. (Photo: Eric R. Dietrich)

DoD needs comprehensive approach to child care

Top Air Force official says that DoD needs to decide whether child care is a must-have or a ‘nice to have’ for the military.

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U.S. Air National Guard/Staff. Sgt. Julianne M. Showalter)Airman 1st Class Erica Thompson, of the 145th Security Forces Squadron, holds her son, Napoleon, during a family day event at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, N.C., Oct. 1, 2016. Family day gave North Carolina Air National Guard Airmen the opportunity to show their families what happens during a regularly scheduled drill weekend. (U.S. Air National Guard photo/Staff. Sgt. Julianne M. Showalter)

Air Force discovers higher salaries aren’t the only answer to its child care shortage

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(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The Capitol is seen in Washington, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, as Congress returns to a busy schedule and Democratic lawmakers are laboring to shoulder President Joe Biden's massive $3.5 trillion

Congressmen raise concerns about child care during government shutdown

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Defense Department raises rates in effort to hire, retain, child care workers

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NDAA will give direct financial help to servicemembers in need

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Government child care facilities fail the post-COVID drinking water test

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Army implements sweeping parental, pregnancy, postpartum policies

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Military spouse unemployment continues to weigh on service member families

Combining factors like lack of child care and constant moves are keeping spouses from holding jobs.

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Preschoolers eat lunch at a day care center, Monday, Oct. 25, 2021, in Mountlake Terrace, Wash. Child care centers once operated under the promise that it would always be there when parents have to work. Now, each teacher resignation, coronavirus exposure, and day care center closure reveals an industry on the brink, with wide-reaching implications for an entire economy's workforce. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

IG warns DOE about the lack of background checks at its agency-run child care centers

In today’s Federal Newscast: The First workday of 2022, brought Feds in DC their first snow day of 2022. A local union president said just closing some…

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This May 17, 2021 image shows Charrae Toledo dropping off her daughters for the day at Cuidando Los Ninos in Albuquerque, N.M. The charity provides housing, child care and financial counseling for mothers, all of whom will benefit from expanded Child Tax Credit payments that will start flowing in July to roughly 39 million households. (AP Photo/Susan Montoya Bryan)

Pentagon testing out covering in-home child care for servicemembers

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Department will begin covering in-home child care costs for some military families under a new pilot program.

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