National Commission on Military National and Public Service

(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)The Capitol is seen at dusk as work in the Senate is stalled on the Democrats' $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, in Washington, Friday, March 5, 2021. Senators plan to continue to vote on amendments through the night. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

One year later, commission’s proposals for improving military, public service may get a serious look

The congressionally-chartered National Commission on Military, National and Public Service made 124 recommendations last year, right at the start of the…

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U.S. Marines walk down a removable Trident Pier leading to an American ship docked near an Emirati military base home to a Military Operations and Urban Terrain facility in al-Hamra, United Arab Emirates, Monday, March 23, 2020. U.S. Marines and Emirati forces held the biennial exercise, called Native Fury, that saw forces seize a sprawling model Mideast city. The drill on Monday was conducted amid tensions with Iran and despite the global new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell)

Congressional commission calls for sweeping changes to military, public service programs

After nearly three years of work, the National Commission on Military, National and Public Service last week released a long list of recommendations for…

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Steve King, a Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest forklift driver, prepares to deliver pallets during a supply load aboard the Military Sealift Command hospital ship USNS Mercy (T-AH 19) at Naval Base San Diego, adjacent to San Diego, Calif., Saturday, March 21, 2020. Mercy is preparing to deploy in support of the nation's COVID-19 response efforts and will serve as a referral hospital for non-COVID-19 patients currently admitted to shore-based hospitals. (Senior Chief Mass Communication Specialist Mike Jones/U.S. Navy via AP)

Pentagon sets up task force for wave of medical supply requests

In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Department gets so many requests for medical equipment, it set up a special task force just to deal with them.

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Congressional commission calls for sweeping changes to military, public service programs

The congressionally-mandated National Commission on Military, National and Public Service offered up 124 recommendations Wednesday, which address everything from veterans preference rules to adding women to the Selective Service System.

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