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Here’s when the US Navy thinks the carrier Ford will be ready to deploy

The U.S. Navy is working to improve the reliability of the new aircraft launch and recovery systems as the service pushes its newest and most expensive aircraft carrier toward its first deployment, the head of Naval Air Forces Atlantic said Sept. 12. Last October, Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va., who represents coastal area Hampton Roads, said …

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House women veterans caucus wants action on Vanessa Guillen murder, sexual misconduct reforms

The House women veterans caucus is demanding congressional hearings into the killing of Fort Hood soldier Spc. Vanessa Guillen and broader inquiries into solutions to the military’s problem of sexual assault. “For too long, sexual assault has been a shameful and unacceptable part of our military. As former service members, we have experienced and witnessed …

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Cost-of-living boost for veterans benefits next year passes House

House lawmakers on Thursday easily passed legislation ensuring veterans will see a cost-of-living boost next year if Social Security officials approve one for their recipients. But the veterans COLA bill — sponsored by Rep. Elaine Luria, D-Va. — was approved by a voice vote Thursday morning by the full House, without objection. She is hopeful the Senate …

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