Military & Defense
Supporting our troops and their families is an imperative we all share. This means we must do what it takes to ensure our troops receive the support and resources they need to defend our freedom and security. From providing top-of-the-line body armor and readily-equipped vehicles, ensuring fair pay for service members, and easing the transition to civilian life for returning service members, I will continue to fight for the benefits earned by Ohioans who serve in our Armed Forces.
Brown Urges Defense Department to Buy Uniforms and Boots Made In America—Not China—For Military Servicemembers
Following an Air Force Times report that a U.S. servicemember was unable to obtain American-made boots after having been twice issued Chinese-made ones, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) urged the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) to step up efforts to comply with the Berry Amendment that requires that, when possible, the Department purchase clothing made in the United States.
“It’s simple: the Berry Amendment requires that our military’s apparel be produced in the United States. The Pentagon needs to comply with the law. I be…Read MorePosted on 10/18/2012 |
In Dayton, Brown Announces New Law That Cuts Red Tape For Service Members So They Can Get Jobs In High-Growth Freight Industry When They Return To Civilian Life
DAYTON, OH - New bipartisan legislation cutting red tape for service members so they can get the certification needed to work in the freight industry is awaiting signature by the president. Today in Dayton, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH)-joined by a Dayton veteran—outlined a new soon-to-be-law that eliminates a critical hurdle for active duty military, military reserves, or National Guard service members seeking a commercial driver’s license (CDL). CNN reported in July 2012 that nearly 200,000 job openings are available in the trucking industry nationwide.
“Our service members acquire skills in the military that can translate easily to the civilian wo…Read MorePosted on 10/17/2012 |
Brown Announces “Strategic Pause” For C-27J Program In Six-Month Budget Deal Passed By Congress This Week; Pledges To Fight For 179th Airlift Wing In The Months To Come
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a “strategic pause” for the C-27J program in the six-month budget deal passed by Congress this week. The measure, expected to be signed into law by the President, will preserve the C-27J flying mission at the Mansfield Air National Guard Base (ANGB) for at least the next six months.
“This bill will ensure that the C-27J aircraft at the Mansfield Air National Guard Base, along with the 800 men and women in uniform who operate them, are protected for at least the next six months,” Brown said. “This flying mission is vitally important…Read MorePosted on 9/22/2012 |
Brown Announces “Strategic Pause” For Youngstown Air Reserve Station In Six-Month Budget Deal Passed By Congress This Week; Pledges To Fight For 910th Airlift Wing In The Months To Come
U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, today announced a “strategic pause” for the Youngstown Air Reserve Station (YARS) in the six-month budget deal passed by Congress this week. The Air Force had proposed a shift in aircraft that would have resulted in a loss of two C-130 aircraft at the Station. The measure, expected to be signed by the President, will preserve the current number of C-130 planes and personnel at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station (YARS) for at least the next six months.
“The men and women of the 910th Airlift Wing at the Youngstown Air Reserve Station carry out a uni…Read MorePosted on 9/22/2012 |
With the deadline to apply September 26, 2012, U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today encouraged Ohioans to seek nomination from his office to U.S. Military Service Academies for 2013 admission.
“Ohio’s students have the integrity, courage, and knowledge needed to enroll in our nation’s prestigious military academies and I am honored to nominate students for this high honor,” said Brown. “These academies develop the next generation of leaders who will serve our country as military officers and national leaders.”
Each year, Brown nominates up to 10 students for each service academy: the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U…Read MorePosted on 9/17/2012 |
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Brown Office Representative Discusses Efforts to Include Ohio Manufacturers in Defense Supply Chain in Dayton Today
DAYTON, OH - A representative from the Office of U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) discussed Brown’s efforts to connect Ohio’s small and mid-sized manufacturers with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) supply chain during the “Ohio Defense Connects” conference in Dayton today. Brown is working to ensure that Ohio manufacturers have access to federal resources and opportunities to tap into existing business opportunities-particularly at Wright Patterson Air Force base and other DOD installments.
“Ohio’s strong defense presence can boost our state’s already strong legacy in manufacturing,” Brown said. “By connecting Ohi…Read MorePosted on 8/16/2012