The military is expecting the need for tens of thousands of National Guard and active duty troops to deal with the devastation of Hurricane Harvey.
The Senate Armed Services Committee wants to cut some basic housing allowance for dual military couples to save money in the long run. The committee tried to make more drastic cuts last year, but they did not make it into law.
DoD is rethinking its transgender policy, which was supposed to take effect on July 1. The department is also reviewing a program to allow expedited citizenship for immigrants.
The House Armed Services Committee passed an amendment recognizing climate change as a threat to national security. The amendment tells the defense secretary to take steps to address it.
The Senate defense authorization bill increases the Army’s active duty end strength by 5,000. It also creates a policy for responding to cyber attacks.
The House defense authorization bill brought up some important issues for those in the military and their loved ones. Find out what could affect you in the coming year.