Lawmakers in the Senate are proposing a new hurdle in the Army's race to replace its outdated physical fitness test.
The bill would make changes to Exceptional Family Member programs, child care services and sexual assault investigations.
The Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday advanced the $740.5 billion defense bill for fiscal 2021.
A showdown over renaming bases honoring Confederate leaders may leave the next defense policy bill facing Trump's veto stamp.
Lawmakers will not allow the U.S. Space Force to realign Air Force bases that host space missions until they get an analysis.
Future amendments to the NDAA could put a stop to what some have called the militarization of police forces.
The provision is within the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act.
Previously, only officers, warrant officers, senior NCOs and those killed in action received full honors.
The U.S. Air Force can now further identify the appropriate personnel to become U.S. Space Force service members.
The sweeping 86-8 vote followed easy passage last week by the Democratic-controlled House.
New soldiers at Fort Sill were the first to graduate Army Basic Combat Training wearing the service's new Army Greens.
Air Force 1st Lt. Kenneth "Kage" Allen was killed.
Soldiers offered feedback on the Army's futuristic new IVAS technology.
The Defense Department is predicting flat or declining budgets in future years.
Preparations are underway across the Departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs to receive doses of a COVID-19 vaccine.