Guard chief’s promotion criticized

Congress is about to elevate the position of chief of the National Guard Bureau to full membership on the Joint Chiefs of Staff, joining the JCS chairman, vice chairman and four service branch chiefs as top military advisers to the president and his national security team. It’s a controversial bump in power and prestige that [...]

Monday morning briefing: Chiefs alone, Commander’s Call and rich pitches

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Air Force leaders ousted in historic shake-up

The Associated Press WASHINGTON — With a grim look and even grimmer words, Defense Secretary Robert Gates revealed an internal investigation’s jaw-dropping conclusion that the Air Force’s standards for performing its nuclear weapons mission — the most sensitive of its jobs — had been in decline for 10 years. Who knew? Apparently not the Air [...]

County returns to full fire ban

By Paula Cronic: PNT Staff Writer After hearing concerns from local area fire department chiefs at Tuesday’s Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners special meeting, commissioners voted to return back to January’s proclamation of a complete fire ban for the county. The motion was passed 4-1. County Administrator Charlene Hardin said after the stand-by amendment was [...]