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Monday, May 27th, 2024

Grants earmarked for Massachusetts fire departments

Eighteen Massachusetts fire departments are slated to receive $4.8 million in Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grants. Officials said 17 of the departments received funding through FEMA's Assistance to Firefighter Grants (AFG) program, which provides resources for firefighters and... Read More »

Gen. Brown Jr. assumes command of PACAF

Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr. was welcomed last week as the 35th commander of Pacific Air Forces (PACAF). The PACAF includes 46,000 airmen and covers more than 100 million square miles, extending from the nation’s west coast to the east coast of Africa and from the Arctic to the... Read More »

Defense act authorizes Air Force test facilities

The U.S. House of Representatives recently passed the Conference Report for the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019, which authorizes the Air Force Test Center’s top military construction priorities. The projects prioritized included a Joint Simulation Environment (JSE)... Read More »

Bill targets international tourism, national security

Reps. Tom Rice (R-SC) and Mike Quigley (D-IL) recently introduced legislation designed to enhance international tourism to America while improving national security. The Jobs Originating through Launching Travel (JOLT) Act would also reform outdated visa laws, create jobs, and rename the Visa... Read More »

Rep. Royce seeks compliance with chemical weapons measure

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) forwarded correspondence last week urging the Trump Administration to hold Russia accountable for its likely use of chemical weapons in recent attacks on civilians in the United Kingdom. In his letter, Royce noted the Administration missed... Read More »

Tick-induced infections on the rise

The spread of tickborne infections has risen significantly in the past decade, with the upward trend likely to continue, according to a recent report by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Lyme disease represents the majority of tickborne infections in the United... Read More »

KBR acquires $36.5 million missile systems contract

KBRwyle, a subsidiary of professional services and technology provider KBR, Inc., has been awarded a $36.5 million Air Force Installation Contracting Agency (AFICA) missiles system contract. Officials said KBRwyle would provide sustainment engineering support to the 414th Supply Chain Management... Read More »