Executive Briefing December 30, 2021 Year in Review

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December 30, 2021

Executive Briefings — Year in Review

As 2021 comes to a close, the American Logistics Association offers heartfelt wishes to our members, partners, and other industry professionals for a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide a look back at the most accessed articles from the year. Enjoy! Our regular publication will resume Friday, January 7.


Alabama military base is first in the US to require vaccination proof amid rising COVID-19 rates
Washington Post
From July 16:  An Alabama military base is taking increased actions to combat the ongoing prevalence of coronavirus infections, authorizing leaders to ask for proof of vaccination of service members not wearing a mask while on duty. It is the first military base in the continental United States to allow leaders to check the vaccination status of those in uniform.



‘Just one more’: Inside the massive military community effort to save Afghans
Military Times
From Sept. 3:  Thousands of veterans have worked tirelessly to evacuate Afghans and Americans from Kabul. Even when the last flight leaves next week they vow to continue.



Defense spending increase, Afghanistan withdrawal dominate debate over defense policy measure
Defense News
From Sept. 3:  In a bipartisan vote Thursday, a key House panel approved plans to boost defense spending by nearly $24 billion above White House plans for fiscal 2022, setting up a showdown later this year between progressive Democrats and moderates in the party over how much defense funding is too much.



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Rogers proposes $25B defense plus-up ahead of NDAA markup
Defense News
From Sept. 3:  In a rebuke to President Joe Biden’s proposed defense budget, a key Republican is recommending $25 billion more in spending for the House’s draft defense policy bill.



Deep discounters like Dollar Tree get hit, as they juggle supply chain costs and price-sensitive customers
From Sept. 3:  When a chartered vessel for Dollar Tree arrived to China to load up goods, a single crew member’s positive COVID-19 test forced the ship to turn around. The trip was delayed by two months.



Some US military bases begin to loosen mask rules
Defense One
From May 7:  As some states drop COVID restrictions, commanders from coast to coast are attempting to walk a safe line.



Bill would cut over 100,000 DoD jobs
Federal Times
From Feb. 12:   New legislation would require the Department of Defense to cut its civilian workforce by 15% by 2025, a move that would result in the elimination of over 100,000 federal jobs based on current numbers.



Dollar General says it completed the first phase of its DG Fresh overhaul; program could be a game-changer for its fresh groceries
Buisness Insider
From Sept. 3:  Dollar General has completed the initial phase of a key strategic initiative, one that the company hopes will drive down costs and open up the possibility for fresh produce in stores.



Gil Cisneros: A life of service towards others
Military Times
From April 23:   The nomination of Gil Cisneros to be under secretary for personnel and readiness at the Department of Defense is welcomed by the Hispanic Veterans Leadership Alliance (HVLA) as timely and visionary.



Pentagon begins process to purge confederate names from military bases, property
From Jan. 15:  The Pentagon is moving forward to satisfy a congressional directive in the 2021 defense policy bill that will result in the renaming of at least 10 Army bases and possibly two Navy ships that honor the Confederacy.


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