Military working dog and handler. U.S. Air Force photo by Josh Plueger

House passes $788 billion spending bill with boosts for Pentagon, veterans

Post-Gazette--The House passed a $788 billion spending bill Thursday that complies with President Donald Trump’s demands to boost the military, reduce clean energy programs and start funding a wall ....read on..

Trump taps Uniontown native, Raytheon executive for Army secretary

Tribune-Review--President Trump announced Wednesday night he plans to nominate U.S. Army veteran, Uniontown native and defense contractor executive Mark Esper to be secretary of the Army, after his two previous nominees were withdrawn.  Read on...

Greensburg vet to reunite with fellow USS Forrestal survivors

Tribune-Review--Of the 5,000 or so men aboard the USS Forrestal on July 29, 1967, 134 died and 161 were injured when a bomb explosion triggered a massive fire on the aircraft carrier in the Gulf of Tonkin during the Vietnam War.  Read on...

North Huntingdon preschool surprises dad a day before Iraq deployment

Tribune-Review--Staff Sgt. Tom Porter of North Irwin got a surprise send-off at his son's North Huntingdon preschool Wednesday, the day before he reports to Fort Hood, Texas, to train for a deployment to Iraq. Read on...

Here’s How GI Bill Reform Would Help — and Hurt — Families

Military.com--If lawmakers and veteran advocates have their way – and it looks like they will – a set of big changes will soon hit the post-9/11 GI Bill, including a trio of changes that could impact the amount of housing allowance you receive each month that you or your veteran is in school.  Read on...


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