Desert Storm War Memorial location chosen, and Navy pilot killed in plane crash.

Desert Storm War Memorial location chosen, and Navy pilot killed in plane crash.


THIS IS MILITARY TIMES MINUTE.
I’M ANDREA SCOTT. ALL VETERANS MAY BE ABLE TO SHOP IN
COMMISSARIES AND EXCHANGES IN THE FUTURE, IF DEFENSE
DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS ARE SUCCESSFUL IN PUSHING THEIR
PROPOSAL. OFFICIALS HAVE ASKED CONGRESS TO ALLOW VETERANS WHO
HAVEN’T ALREADY EARNED THE SHOPPING BENEFIT AS RETIREES, AS
WELL AS CIVILIAN EMPLOYEES, TO BE ABLE TO SHOP IN THE STORES.
THE PROPOSAL WOULD INCLUDE A FEE OF BETWEEN 1 AND 5 PERCENT FOR
THOSE GROUPS. A NAVAL AVIATOR HAS DIED AFTER THE A-29 SUPER
TUCANO HE WAS FLYING CRASHED AT A BOMBING RANGE IN NEW MEXICO.
NAVY LT. CHRISTOPHER SHORT DIED FRIDAY, AND A SECOND PILOT WAS
AIRLIFTED TO A LOCAL HOSPITAL WITH MINOR INJURIES. THE AIR
FORCE IS IN ITS SECOND ROUND OF TESTING THE LIGHT ATTACK
AIRCRAFT FOR POSSIBLE USE IN COMBAT MISSIONS IN THE MIDDLE
EAST. A FEDERAL COMMISSION HAS APPROVED THE DESERT STORM
WAR MEMORIAL TO BE BUILT ON WASHINGTON D.C.’S NATIONAL MALL
NEAR THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL AND VIETNAM MEMORIAL WALL. THE MOVE
ENDS A LOCATION DEBATE OF MORE THAN THREE YEARS. MEMORIAL
CONSTRUCTION SHOULD FINISHED BY 2021 FOR THE 30TH ANNIVERSARY OF
THE FIRST GULF WAR. GET MORE ON THESE STORIES AT
MILITARYTIMES.COM.

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