Department of Defense

North Country News
9:30 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Pentagon Eyes VT for Missile Interceptor Site

A Ground-Based Interceptor is shown shortly after liftoff from Vandenberg AFB, Calif., on December 5, 2008. The launch, designated FTG-05, was a test of the Ground-based Midcourse Defense element of the Ballistic Missile Defense System.
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The Department of Defense is considering Vermont as the location for an anti-ballistic missile launch site.

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North Country News
7:15 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Vermont's U.S. Representative Says Vets Need Better Health Records

Vermont's lone representative to the U.S. House of Representatives says the nation's veterans need better access to their health records from their time in the military.

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New York News
7:11 am
Wed July 10, 2013

NY National Guard: Civilian Worker Furloughs Begin

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New York military officials say about 1,750 state National Guard technicians have started furloughs of one day a week without pay because of federal cost-cutting.  

The Division of Naval and Military Affairs says the workers are civilian Department of Defense employees. The furloughs started Monday and will run through the end of September.

That's expected to save about $4.5 million under the cuts ordered by Congress.

The National Guard says it expects furloughs for 57,500 federal technicians and federal employees nationally.

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Hudson Valley News
8:03 pm
Wed May 15, 2013

Federal Union Members Picket Furlough At West Point

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Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Tuesday announced a plan to furlough some 750,000 Department of Defense civilian employees because of across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration. In the Hudson Valley, more than a dozen civilian employees at West Point picketed today, saying the impending furlough is already hurting local families and businesses.

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