WASHINGTON – As a highly decorated Navy SEAL training commander’s career hangs in the balance, three Republican lawmakers are demanding answers about the integrity of the investigation that is sending him to a punishment hearing, The Post has exclusively learned.
Last week, the Navy informed Capt. Brad Geary that he would face non-judicial punishment (NJP) resulting from the probe into his command following the February 2022 death of of Seaman Kyle Mullen.
Barracks life can mean enduring raw sewage overflows, dangerous gas leaks and rodent infestations, according to a new government report saying military officials don’t have a full grasp of the squalor thousands of troops face.
U.S. service members also could be at increased risk of sexual assault and other crimes because of chronically broken windows and locks, the Government Accountability Office said Tuesday in a report based on a visit to 10 stateside military bases.
From the report
What GAO Found
Maintenance challenges negatively affect F-35 aircraft readiness. The F-35 fleet mission capable rate—the percentage of time the aircraft can perform one of its tasked missions—was about 55 percent in March 2023, far below program goals. This performance was due in part to challenges with depot and organizational maintenance (see fig.). The program was behind schedule in establishing depot maintenance activities to conduct repairs. As a result, component repair times remained slow with over 10,000 waiting to be repaired—above desired levels. At the same time, organizational-level maintenance has been affected by a number of issues, including a lack of technical data and training.
WASHINGTON — Today, VA announced that Veterans, and their families, caregivers, and survivors now have access to expanded burial benefits to help with end-of-life expenses related to a Veteran’s gravesite, burial, funeral and transportation of remains to their final resting place. Burial benefits are available to individuals who pay for a Veteran’s burial and funeral costs that are not reimbursed by any other organization. The updated burial benefits are:
Expanded reimbursement of transportation expenses, to include costs for transporting remains, to state or Tribal Veterans’ cemeteries in addition to previously eligible national cemeteries.
Instituted a more generous single payment rate for non-service-connected burial benefits.
Extended the VA plot or interment allowance to Tribal organizations.