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March 19, 2013
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  • ROA recommends incentives to boost reservist hiring
    The Reserve Officers Association has submitted recommendations to the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee on how to incentivize employers to hire National Guard and Reserve members. The package includes tax credits, money to provide health benefits and advance warnings of deployments. Army Times (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  In the Pentagon 
  • Hagel asks Pentagon to review defense strategy
    Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has asked the Pentagon to review its strategy in light of recent budget cuts from sequestration. "The Department of Defense must constantly examine the choices that underlie our defense strategy, posture and investments, including all past assumptions and systems," Hagel said in a memo. Reuters (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
  On the Hill 
  • Senate ends debate on bill for continuing resolution
    The Senate voted to end debate on a bill for a continuing spending resolution to fund the government and avert a shutdown. The $982 billion bill also includes a 2013 Pentagon appropriations bill. The current continuing resolution expires on March 27. Defense News (3/18) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  Reserve Strength 
  • Officials discuss future of Pa. Reserve base
    Pennsylvania lawmakers and military officials on Monday met to discuss the future of the 911th Airlift Wing, which the Air Force announced last week would remain open. The base may be again targeted for closure in discussions involving the Base Closure and Realignment Commission. "We know that we're going to see a BRAC, and we need to be ready," said U.S. Rep. Mike Doyle, R-Pa. American City Business Journals/Pittsburgh (3/19) LinkedInFacebookTwitterEmail this Story
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  SmartQuote 
You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."
--Margaret Thatcher,
British prime minister


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