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Published: Tuesday, 26 September 2017 5:35:30 AM


Coast Guard Reviews Key Missions


The U.S. Coast Guard is undergoing a "stem-to-stern" organizational and operation review to see which missions it should keep and those it should shed, says Adm. Bob Papp, Coast Guard commandant.

Afghanistan Drives Pentagon Fuel Deals


The Pentagon spent about $4.8 billion on fuel and liquid propellants in 2009, making them the third-highest expense for the U.S. military last year, according to an Aerospace DAILY analysis of federal contracting data provided by the National Institute for Computer-Assisted Reporting.

Member of the Month: David Lebrecht


Operations Spc. 1st Class David Lebrecht looks out on a world that is sometimes very cold. It can't be helped. The Illinois-born Lebrecht currently lives in Juneau, Alaska, where he's an operations specialist 1st class with the 17th District of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Report Calls for Coast Guard Budget Boost


Twelve of the nineteen U.S. Coast Guard cutters that were sent to Haiti to respond to January's devastating magnitude 7.0 earthquake required emergency maintenance while en route, and two had to be recalled from operations for emergency dry-dock repairs, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress (CAP).

Costly Agent Orange-Heart Disease Link Looms


The cost of war -- on veteran's-- health and taxpayer wallets -- will loom a little larger in the new year when the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issues a final rule to claim adjudicators to presume three more diseases of Vietnam veterans, including heart disease, were caused by exposure to Agent Orange.

Weak Economy Draws Middle-Class Recruits


Middle-class American youth are entering the military in significant numbers today, drawn by more competitive pay, a battered civilian job market and the buzz surrounding an improved GI Bill education benefit.