FILE - This Friday, March 17, 2019 file photo shows the main entrance to March Air Reserve Base in Riverside, Calif.  Nearly 200 Americans evacuated from China because of the new virus are

Congress to probe how military bases fared during paralyzing winter storms

In an interview with Federal News Network, the chairman of the House readiness subcommittee says installation resilience is near the top of his oversight…

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‘They are not cogs in a wheel’ — Congressional panel to focus on humanizing issues regarding troops in 2021

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Pentagon leaders face bipartisan anger over border wall reprogramming

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Final NDAA holds more than 50 provisions to fix military housing issues

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Are drug ingredients made in China a risk to troops? Two lawmakers think so

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Senate ups R&D spending in defense appropriations bill, battle still brewing on wall funding

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Top lawmaker proposes taking activities away from climate vulnerable bases like Camp Lejeune

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AP/Ryan EstradaAdm. Karl Schultz, Coast Guard commandant, delivers the 2019 State of the Coast Guard Address at Coast Guard Base Los Angeles-Long Beach in San Pedro, Calif., Thursday, March 21, 2019. Strapped with an aging fleet, the U.S. Coast Guard is about to award a contract for a much-needed new icebreaker to help compete against Russia and China for a presence in the Arctic, but the service needs more funding for operations and infrastructure, its commandant said Thursday. (Seaman Ryan Estrada/U.S. Coast Guard via AP)

Coast Guard focuses on readiness, hiring for 2020 in shadow of shutdown

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This March 17, 2019 photo released by the U.S. Air Force shows an aerial view of Offutt Air Force Base and the surrounding areas affected by flood waters in Neb. Surging unexpectedly strong and up to 7 feet high, the Missouri River floodwaters that poured on to much the Nebraska air base that houses the U.S. Strategic Command overwhelmed the frantic sandbagging by troops and their scramble to save sensitive equipment, munitions and aircraft. (Tech. Sgt. Rachelle Blake/The U.S. Air Force via AP)

DoD justifies climate change report, says response was mission-centric

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Democrats scold DoD over incomplete climate change report

Top House Armed Services Committee Democrats think the Defense Department skimped on its climate change study last year.

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Bill would change equation for seniors when calculating COLAs

The CPI-E Act would require federal retirement programs to use the Consumer Price Index for the Elderly (CPI-E) when calculating cost-of-living adjustments….

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Budget decisions still not the Coast Guard’s strong suit, GAO says

The Coast Guard still has some trouble with major budgetary decisions, namely ones that determine whether the service has the right resources to meet the right mission at the right time, the Government Accountability Office said. And its plan to update and rebuild its aging fleet is also out of date.

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