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A housing area at Fort Knox, Ky. Fort Knox is one of six bases that will benefit from $1.1 billion being invested in improving military housing.<br>Eric Pilgrim/U.S. Army

Army announces $1.1 billion in improvements to military housing at six bases

The $1.1 billion investment will fund “significant improvements” to 12,000 existing homes at all six bases and the construction of more than 1,200 new homes at Fort Hood, Fort Campbell, Fort Knox and Fort Wainwright, the Army said.


Marine faces 3 ½ years in prison with hard labor for drunken assault on Okinawa taxi driver

A Marine assigned to Camp Hansen pleaded guilty to assaulting a taxi driver and stealing and crashing a cab, as well as some other charges.


Boeing-Sikorsky unveil Defiant X, their pitch to replace the Army’s aging Black Hawk fleet

The Army is expected to call for final submissions to its Future Long Range Assault Aircraft competition later this year and may award contracts in 2022.

US, Australia plan to carry on with massive Talisman Sabre exercise despite pandemic

Dates and locations for the multinational military exercise Down Under have been posted on the Australian Department of Defence website.


ANALYSIS

Biden seen likely to keep Space Force, a Trump favorite

While President Joe Biden has quickly undone other Trump initiatives, the space-faring service seems likely to survive, even if the new administration pushes it lower on the list of defense priorities.