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Army National Guard cyber protection teams announced
National Guard Bureau via Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System
Army National Guard officials at the National Guard Bureau recently announced the location plan for the first three of an eventual 10 new Army National Guard cyber protection teams to be established over the next three fiscal years. The first three CPTs to be activated in FY16 will be hosted by five states. The first CPT will be hosted by Michigan, Indiana and Ohio. The two other CPTs will be hosted by Georgia and California respectively. The stationing plan for the remaining seven of 10 Army Guard CPTs will be announced at a later date.
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EANGUS Addresses Concerns about Bad Tasting U.S. Drinking Water
Does your tap water taste bad? The reason may shock you, and fortunately there is a simple solution! Did you know, thousands of cities across the country get their tap water from sources that contain organisms that cause foul odors and tastes? Yeah, algae scum, microscopic organisms and even fish are common offenders making your water taste terrible! Gross.

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  • Many major U.S. cities contain water pollutants and chemicals that are more than DOUBLE the national average! Your hometown may very well be one of them.
  • Tests have shown over 300 contaminants in the tap water Americans drink, including pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and even common poisons. Yikes!
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DOD likely to send Congress a 'what if' report, detailing impacts of sequestration
Federal News Radio
After having gotten a partial, two-year reprieve from sequestration, the original caps Congress set for the Defense Department in the Budget Control Act (BCA) are scheduled to go back into effect in October. So beyond simply repeating the assertion that the current defense strategy won't work at that funding level, the Pentagon will seek to draw a clear picture of exactly how the spending cuts would affect the discrete programs members of Congress care about.
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Sequestration a death knell for commissaries
The Sentinel
The Defense Department’s fiscal 2016 budget request would slash taxpayer support of base grocery stores by $322 million in 2016 and by $1 billion next year, enough to "destroy" the shopping benefit, warns the American Logistics Association. ALA, which represents manufacturers, distributors and brokers of products sold in commissaries and base exchanges, released a position paper that contrasts DOD’s plan to "wreck" commissaries with less onerous recommendations of a blue-ribbon panel to consolidate all base store operations to gain efficiencies.
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  Bradley Original Smoker Designer Series

The Bradley Digital Food Smoker includes all the features of the Bradley Original Smoker, along with the benefits of digital technology. Temperature, time, and smoke are completely controllable. Perfect for entertaining, creating gourmet foods in your own backyard or just to enjoy that great smoky flavor. The Bradley Digital Smokers offer an easy way to automatically roast, smoke and barbecue in the outdoors.

Experts to Congress: Increase defense spending
The Weekly Standard
A bipartisan group of more than 80 influential national security experts, from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates to Michèle Flournoy to Bill Kristol, have written a letter to congressional leadership to urge increased defense spending. "The trillion dollars of defense spending cuts required by the Budget Control Act and sequestration present a grave and growing danger to our national security. Even as threats intensify across the globe, these cuts are undermining the readiness of our forces today and investment in the critical capabilities they will need tomorrow. As the service chiefs recently testified before Congress, these cuts are putting American lives at risk," reads the letter, which is addressed to Speaker Boehner, Sen. McConnell, Sen. Reid and Rep. Pelosi.
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Armed Services chairman: GOP skeptical of Obama's AUMF
The Hill
Some Republicans believe President Obama's request to use force against Islamic militants is an attempt to share the blame if things go wrong, the chairman of the House Armed Services Committee said Feb. 24. Rep. Mac Thornberry, R-Texas, said those GOP lawmakers believe Obama wants to ensure that "he and his party are not forced to bear the full weight of the strategic blunder that has come in part from his premature withdrawal from Iraq and the lack of an effective strategy to counter ISIS."
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Lindsey Graham dips toe in Iowa's presidential waters
The Des Moines Register
Republican Lindsey Graham, a 12-year U.S. senator from South Carolina, stopped by the Iowa state Capitol during his debut trip to the state as a potential presidential candidate. The senator met with Republican leaders as he began scoping out prospects for support.
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Ted Cruz, Texas Gov. Abbott defend judge's immigration ruling, keeping National Guard on border
Fox News Latino
Sitting with other top Texas officials like Gov. Greg Abbott and state Attorney General Ken Paxton, Sen. Ted Cruz celebrated an early court victory against President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. The president's plan include a deportation-relief program that Cruz characterized as "illegal." At a recent press conference held in the state capitol building in Austin, Cruz said that by ordering the printing of ID cards for people in the country illegally who would qualify for deportation deferral, "In effect what the Obama administration was doing was counterfeiting immigration documents."
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VA secretary apologizes for claim he was in special forces
The Wall Street Journal
Veterans Affairs Secretary Robert McDonald reached out to veterans groups Feb. 24 to apologize for claiming he had served in the military’s special forces, moving quickly to prevent the gaffe from turning into an issue that could derail his efforts to overhaul the agency. McDonald called some groups, held a news conference and met in the afternoon with the American Legion to address the claim he made during a brief conversation earlier this year with a homeless man as he surveyed the state of veteran homelessness in Los Angeles.
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Kerry makes case for Obama's force request
The Hill
Secretary of State John Kerry said Feb. 24 that the White House's proposed ban on U.S. troops engaging in "enduring offensive ground combat operations" against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria meant "weeks and weeks of combat." Kerry made the comments while defending the president's proposal for an authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) against ISIS. He said some U.S. troops could be embedded with Iraqi troops overnight, but argued this would not be in violation of the ban on enduring ground offensive operations.
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