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Space National Guard still up in the air but lawmakers want to move forward

Senators seek to establish National Guard for space missions, correcting what they see as a “mistake” in Space Force’s initial establishment.

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Navy investigating rash of suicides aboard USS George Washington

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Pentagon says full-year CR would cut its 2022 spending by more than $20B

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In this photo released by the U.S. Navy, the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70), the Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Lake Champlain (CG 57), and the Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Chafee (DDG 90) conduct a passing honors ceremony with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF) Murasame-class destroyer JS Ikazuchi (DD 107) and the Kongo-class guided-missile destroyer JS Chokai (DDG 176) in the Pacific Ocean, Sept. 19, 2021. A spate of recent Chinese military flights off Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its own, and naval maneuvers by the United States and its allies to reinforce maritime routes challenged by China are fueling increasing tensions in a region already on edge. (Haydn N. Smith/U.S. Navy via AP)

Navy putting focus on self-correction to better service after years of let downs

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DoD wants transformational 2023 budget, but will take some cuts to pay for it

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(Caroline Brehman/Pool via AP)Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley testifies before a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing to examine proposed budget estimates and justification for fiscal year 2022 for the Department of Defense in Washington on Thursday, June 17, 2021. (Caroline Brehman/Pool via AP)

Military leaders push back on taking crimes out of chain of command

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(AP Photo/Gregory Bull)The USNS Mercy hospital ship sits at dock before its departure Monday, March 23, 2020, in San Diego. The Navy hospital ship was preparing to leave San Diego on Tuesday and planned to spend a few days at sea getting its newly formed medical team used to working together before arriving to Los Angeles to help the city free up its hospital beds, in efforts to help combat the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Navy rethinking plan to cut medical military billets

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(Courtesy of University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP)FILE - This May 4, 2020, file photo provided by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, shows the first patient enrolled in Pfizer's COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine clinical trial at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore.  Pfizer and BioNTech say they've won permission Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, for emergency use of their COVID-19 vaccine in Britain, the world’s first coronavirus shot that’s backed by rigorous science -- and a major step toward eventually ending the pandemic. (Courtesy of University of Maryland School of Medicine via AP, File)

DoD preparing to roll out vaccine, prioritizing what service members will get shots first

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Getty Images/iStockphoto/NiyazzArmy says modernization efforts will need more money in the future

Army says it needs bigger piece of the budget pie as modernization tech matures

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FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2019 file photo, the U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Lassen (DDG-82) moors at Fort Trumbull State Park in New London, Conn.  The Navy is proposing construction cutbacks and accelerated ship retirements that would delay, or sink, the Navy’s goal of a larger fleet — and potentially hurt shipyards, according to an initial proposal.    The proposal would shrink the size of the fleet from today’s level of 293 ships to 287 ships, a far cry from the official goal of 355 ships established in the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act.  (Sean D. Elliot/The Day via AP, File)

For new Navy chief, fixing readiness problems trumps building bigger fleet

The Navy’s new top officer says he doesn’t discount the need to grow his service, but for now, sustaining what it already owns is more important.

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Date set for major change coming to GSA schedules

In today’s Federal Newscast, it’s now known when the Federal Acquisition Service will release its consolidated schedule, which will include the new special…

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House Rep. trying again to help federal retirees who saw cuts to Social Security

In today’s Federal Newscast, a bill in the House would replace the Windfall Elimination Provision which currently cuts Social Security benefits for federal retirees who worked in a private sector job and also receive a government pension.

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