Department of Defense

Military nominees still stalled by Tuberville hold, with U.S. Senate gone until September

BY: - July 28, 2023

WASHINGTON — Despite warnings from Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin that vacant top military positions affect readiness, Congress is heading into August recess with hundreds of defense nominees on hold as Alabama Sen. Tommy Tuberville continues his protest against the Defense Department’s abortion leave policy. As of Thursday, 301 military nominees had not yet reached the U.S. Senate floor […]

At WA military base, families battle mold, rodents and more despite promised reforms

BY: - June 19, 2023

Amanda Klinksiek knows that when she breaks out in hives, she likely has another problem: mold.  Hives tipped Klinksiek off to mold in a previous home. And in September, when she moved into a two-bedroom townhouse at Joint Base Lewis-McChord with her husband and two kids, the itchy red bumps appeared again.  Klinksiek, 30, tried […]