Military March 20, 2019

By Brandon Champion, Mlive.Com: Navy to name destroyer after Medal of Honor recipient who fell on grenade to shield wounded Marine
By Nikki Wentling: Congressmen Urge FBI to Investigate Bots Targeting Veterans with Fake News
WASHINGTON — Four congressmen urged the FBI on Tuesday to investigate “foreign entities” believed to be targeting service members and veterans online with false information.

Reps. Gil Cisneros, D-Calif., Don Bacon, R-Neb., Ted Lieu, D-Calif., and Greg Steube, R-Fla., wrote to FBI Director Christopher Wray, asking for an investigation into “suspicious” social media accounts that could be impersonating veterans service organizations.
By Richard Sisk: These US States Receive the Most in National Defense Spending
California, Virginia and Texas get the most defense dollars while Wyoming receives the least among the 50 states and the District of Columbia, according to a Pentagon report released Tuesday.

Virginia’s 8.9 percent share also tops the list of states for defense spending as a share of state gross domestic product, followed by Hawaii at 7.3 percent and Connecticut at 5.6 percent. Oregon is at the bottom, at 0.5 percent, according to the report by the Defense Department Office of Economic Adjustment.

By Patricia Kime: Bill Would Require DoD to Pay for Combat Troops to Freeze Sperm, Eggs
The proposed Women Veterans and Families Health Services bill, S. 319, also would require the DoD to provide troops the option to freeze their eggs and sperm prior to deployment to a combat zone and store the specimens up to a year after leaving military service.
By Patricia Kime: VA Receives $25 Million Donation to Provide Genetic Testing for Veterans
A billionaire philanthropist has donated $25 million to the Department of Veterans Affairs to provide genetic tests for veterans to help tailor their medical treatments and medications.

The VA and Denny Sanford, a South Dakota banker and Air Force Reserve veteran, announced the gift March 12. The money is expected to help up to 250,000 veterans through 2022, starting with those who have received a cancer diagnosis.
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