NDAA Roundup Readiness Panel Wants to Increase Privatized Housing Oversight

first_img ADC AUTHOR House Armed Services subcommittees are continuing to mark up the fiscal 2020 defense policy bill. Recent subcommittee actions include:The Readiness subcommittee plans to increase oversight of privatized military housing in its fiscal 2020 defense policy legislation, but current provider contracts are limiting its reach. The subcommittee has dropped language addressing the contracts for fear of sparking litigation, according to a CQ report.The Readiness panel’s draft bill would prohibit installations from using PFAS-based firefighting foam in nonemergency situations. It also would require DOD to transition away from using the chemicals, which have been found in drinking water.The Military Personnel subcommittee advanced its portion of the bill Tuesday. It authorizes a 3.1% pay raise for troops, a basic needs allowance for certain low-income troops and higher reimbursements for military spouses earning new job certifications and licenses when moving base to base.The Personnel panel’s draft approves the administration’s request to increase troops by 7,700 next year. Active-duty levels would increase by 6,215, and reserve levels would increase by 1,507.The Seapower subcommittee’s draft language would block the Navy from retiring the aircraft carrier USS Truman early. The Navy had requested retiring the Truman in its 2020 budget and using the savings to pay for advanced technologies such as unmanned vessels. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have both said the administration supports refueling the Truman instead of retiring it.last_img read more

The Wilmington Insider For June 4 2018

first_imgWILMINGTON, MA — Below is a round-up of what’s going on in Wilmington on Monday, June 4, 2018:Happening Today:Weather: Rain. Areas of fog after 9am. High near 53. East wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between three quarters and one inch possible.At Wilmington Public Schools: The WHS Band’s Annual BBQ Banquet takes place at 6pm in Wilmington High’s Cafeteria. …. The WHS CATS will hold its monthly meeting at 7pm in the High School’s Large Instruction Room.At The Library: Wilmington Community Playgroup at 9:30am. Barstool Sports Jerry Thornton talks Patriots at 2:30pm. Community Roundtable at 6:15pm. [Learn more and register HERE.]At The Senior Center: Blood Pressure at 9:30am. SBF Exercise at 9:45am. Special Exercise at 11am. Wii Bowling at 12:30pm. [Learn more HERE.]Go Wildcats!: The WHS Girls Tennis battle Wayland at 4pm at Wilmington High in first-round state tournament action.(NOTE: What did I miss? Let me know by commenting below, commenting on the Facebook page, or emailing wilmingtonapple@gmail.com. I may be able to update this post.)Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email wilmingtonapple@gmail.com.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedThe Wilmington Insider For October 17, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”5 Things To Do In Wilmington On Monday, July 1, 2019In “5 Things To Do Today”The Wilmington Insider For November 5, 2018In “5 Things To Do Today”last_img read more