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Married Marine colonels to take on separate commands in North Carolina on the same day

This won’t be the first time Col. Amy Ebitz and Col. Curtis Ebitz — married since 2003 — commanded a unit at the same time. But it will be the first time that they will assume their leadership roles on the same day.

Army’s newest brigade of combat advisers activated in Texas at Fort Hood

A third brigade tasked with training forces in countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan to provide better security in those nations was activated Tuesday during a ceremony at Fort Hood, Texas.


House aims to stop DOD from naming assets after Confederate symbols

The Army and Navy are now the only branches of the military with any assets named after symbols of the Confederacy, according to a September 2017 Congressional Research Service report.


Louisiana military bases brace for Barry as the National Guard steps up

With Tropical Storm Barry churning across the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the military in Louisiana is preparing for its potential landfall this weekend as a hurricane.


Proposed law updates VA housing grants for disabled veterans

New legislation introduced last week in the House and Senate aims to make the VA’s Specially Adapted Housing grant available to qualified veterans every 10 years, instead of as a one-time opportunity.


SOUTHCOM’s Faller: No plans to send asylum seekers at U.S.-Mexico border to Cuba

The Department of Homeland Security is turning to the Defense Department for other options to house migrants, primarily from Central America, who are seeking asylum at the U.S. border with Mexico.