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White House Issues Readout of State Legislative Convening on Mental Health
WASHINGTON, June 1 -- The White House issued the following readout of a state legislative convening on mental health on May 31, 2023:

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In recognition of Mental Health Awareness Month, today, officials from the White House Domestic Policy Council, the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, and the Department of Health and Human Services convened 19 state legislators from 10 states across the country working to advance legislation to improve mental health care. This legislative convening follows a White House forum held earlier this month with county officials on mental health as ... Show Full Article

White House Fact Sheet: Biden-Harris Administration Advances Equity & Opportunity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian & Pacific Islander Communities Across the Country
WASHINGTON, June 1 (TNSrpt) -- The White House issued the following fact sheet on May 31, 2023:

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The Biden-Harris Administration Advances Equity and Opportunity for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Communities Across the Country

Since day one of this Administration, President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have prioritized the advancement of opportunity, equity, and safety for Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) communities to realize the full promise of our nation. Throughout Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific ... Show Full Article

Shaw AFB: 20th Fighter Wing Performs Mission-Critical F-16 Modernization
SHAW AFB, South Carolina, June 1 -- Shaw Air Force Base issued the following news:

By Airman 1st Class Erin Stanley, 20th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

The summer of 1978 meets the spring of 2023 as 45 years of progress and modernization to the F-16 Fighting Falcon airframe continues in the form of ongoing mission-critical upgrades to the 20th Fighter Wing's (FW) fleet here in line with the U.S. Air Force's Service Life Extension Program (SLEP).

In conjunction with SLEP, maintainers assigned to the 55th, 77th and 79th Fighter Generation Squadrons (FGS) worked together over the past year to install ... Show Full Article

President Biden Issues Proclamation Honoring National Immigrant Heritage Month
WASHINGTON, June 1 -- President Biden issued the following proclamation on May 31, 2023, honoring National Immigrant Heritage Month:

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America is more than a place; it is an idea. It is the idea that everyone is created equal and deserves to be treated equally throughout their lives and that everyone should have a fair shot and an equal chance to get ahead. That is what has drawn people to our shores for centuries. It is what makes us who we are. And that very idea of America has been advanced by immigrants from every part of the world -- my ancestors and yours. Their dreams built America, ... Show Full Article

NRC Proposes $8,750 Civil Penalty to G2 Consulting Group
WASHINGTON, June 1 -- The Nuclear Regulatory Commission issued the following news release:

The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has proposed an $8,750 fine to G2 Consulting Group LLC for two violations of NRC requirements associated with the control of NRC-regulated material.

The first violation involved the loss of a portable moisture density gauge containing radioactive material. The gauge is used for measuring the moisture content and density of soil and aggregate.

The second violation involved the failure of the company to implement appropriate procedures requiring the authorized user to log ... Show Full Article

Hill Airman Competes in Esports Invitational
HILL AFB, Utah, June 1 -- The U.S. Air Force Installation and Mission Support Center issued the following news:

By Senior Airman Seth Haddix, 2D Audiovisual Squadron

Staff Sgt. Tristan Biese with the 2d Audiovisual Squadron participated in the Department of the Air Force Esports Invitational 2023 in San Antonio, Texas, May 27-28.

Biese, a video production specialist at Hill was one of 12 gamers representing the DAF and one of six on his team in the professional tournament featuring the video game, Overwatch 2.

During the competition, service members from across different branches of the Department ... Show Full Article

Defense Information Systems Agency Representatives Recognized for IT Leadership
FORT MEADE, Maryland, June 1 -- The U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Information Systems Agency issued the following news:

By David Marin, Digital Communications

Three representatives from the U.S. Defense Information Systems Agency were honored at AFCEA Washington, DC's 16th Annual Military IT Leadership Awards in Washington, D.C., May 11.

The event recognized twelve service members from each military branch, including enlisted personnel and officers stationed worldwide, for their significant contributions to the warfighter through information technology. It served as a tribute to the dedication ... Show Full Article