Law enforcement response to protests over the officer-involved shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO has sparked debate about law enforcement agencies that get outfitted with military gear.
Thirteenth Congressman Mac Thornberry says immigrant children should no longer be housed at Department of Defense facilities.
Combined, the two departments spend $3.3 billion annually on medications and therapies meant to curb or cure Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
Sheppard Air Force Base is known as a facility where pilots are trained, usually in planes.
But this weekend, officials are conducting a special study to see if new skills can be learned via video games. And even though those games sometimes get a bad rap... they're also useful. Mechell Dixon was on base earlier today. She brings us more on this study.
But this weekend, officials are conducting a special study to see if new skills can be learned via video games.
And even though those games sometimes get a bad rap... they're also useful.
Mechell Dixon was on base earlier today.
She brings us more on this study.
Department of Defense officials say health care costs for the military have far outpaced inflation ....
So the DOD's budget proposal recommends making military retirees pay more for their healthcare benefits.
Katie Crosbie joins us now with more.
Ann, the DOD says the health care proposals would not affect active duty personnel or their families ...
But as you can imagine, this is getting a lot of attention from retirees who could be impacted, if Congress approves this recommendation.
The Department of Defense has submitted its budget request to Congress ...
And the proposal includes asking Congress to approve another round of Base Realignment and Closures -- or BRAC.
Katie Crosbie joins us now -- and Katie, we know the last BRAC in 2005 had a huge impact on Sheppard.
It sure did, Darrell ...
The last BRAC cuts moved the medical group to San Antonio -- meaning Sheppard lost about 400 instructors and seven thousand students annually.
That's why many members of the Sheppard Military Affairs Committee -- or SMAC -- say they're concerned about this possibility.