Id Be Sympathetic 7 Moments from Tuesdays HASC Hearing

first_imgAir Force Photo by Wayne Clark Army and Air Force leaders testified before the House Armed Services Committee Tuesday. Here are some of the highlights, based on a CQ transcript:Chairman Adam Smith (D-Wash.) asked whether DOD can adequately operate under a fiscal year 2020 appropriation of $733 billion, the amount House leaders have proposed. “I think the Army’s component of the defense of the United States, what we’re asking for, the answer is yes,” Army Secretary Mark Esper said. The president has asked for $750 billion.Lawmakers praised the Pentagon for completing its first-ever audit, even though the results were mixed. “If I can say you guys can pass an audit, it’s a lot easier to advocate and explain to the American people why the budgets need to keep going up,” Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Mich.) said.The leaders said they need a supplemental spending bill to fund storm recovery at three installations. Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson said she had to delay 61 facilities projects in 18 states to begin storm recovery. “I won’t press you,” Rep. John Garamendi (D-Calif.) said, “but in fact, the money is already in the Department of Defense. The decision was made to transfer for the construction of 150 miles of border fence rather than Tyndall, Offutt or Lejeune.”Asked about the Army’s missed recruitment targets, Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley said, “We were able to recruit 70,000 soldiers into the Army last year. That’s a 10-year high. And yes, we missed the mark by 6,500, but we did that because I set the bar too high on an unachievable goal. Secretary Mattis and others cautioned us against that, by the way.”Esper said the Army has completed inspections of all its housing. “You know, this has been an eye-opener for everybody,” he said. “The leadership’s getting back involved in the housing business, and that’s our number one commitment.”In opening remarks, Smith thanked Wilson, who is leaving her position in May, for her service. “I don’t think you actually left just because of the Space Force, but I’d be sympathetic if you did,” he said. Wilson has made critical remarks about forming the new branch, but she and Air Force Chief of Staff David Goldfein assured the committee they support the plan.Mike Turner (R-Ohio) told Wilson, “We are all saddened that you are departing, but I look forward to when you return as secretary of defense.” ADC AUTHORlast_img read more

Gifts for dads who love breakfast

first_img Best laptops for college students: We’ve got an affordable laptop for every student. Best live TV streaming services: Ditch your cable company but keep the live channels and DVR. Atlas Coffee Club Subscription Atlas Coffee Club Help Dad step up his breakfast game with an electric citrus juicer. This powerful machine will make juicing fresh oranges or grapefruits a snap (not to mention limes for that next margarita fiesta). The CitriStar is packing 50 watts of energy and a stainless steel strainer, which helps prevent pesky clogs. It’s easy to juice and clean in seconds. The modern design will look great on Dad’s counter tops, and he’ll feel healthier after having those freshly squeezed juices right in his own kitchen. Swap the plastic bottle mixes for this classic jar. Comprised of cucumber-infused water delicately mixed with fresh dill, habaneros, horseradish and garlic, this vegan Bloody Mary mix has a zing, zest and tang that will make breakfast or brunch cocktails pop. Perfect for making eye openers mixed with vodka, whisky, beer, or even as a mocktail over ice with a celery stick garnish, this medium-spiced mix will get Dad ready for his next brunch feast. Papa Bear Mug Lastly, a cookbook dedicated to breakfasts (big and bad) can inspire Dad every morning. From acclaimed Mississippi star chef John Currence, Big Bad Breakfast features bold, mouthwatering, southern-style dishes like Louisiana Crab Cake Benedict, Low Country Cast-Iron Skillet Scramble and Shrimp Gravy Biscuit Sundae. Dad will have a blast cooking up these diner-inspired, rib-sticking recipes from a James Beard awarded chef. What dad wouldn’t love this mug, with a sweet illustration of a baby cub and papa bear? A perfect vessel for Dad’s latest coffee obsession, the mug is crafted of high-fired ironstone and finished with a white glaze that’s dishwasher-safe. And if this sweet mug doesn’t put a smile on Dad’s face every morning when he fuels up, the decorative golden bumble bee on the interior certainly will. A sweet and endearing way to caffeinate each morning (or afternoon, or evening), and remind Dad he’s loved. $13 at Williams Sonoma Sur la Table Big Bad Breakfast: The Most Important Book of the Day by John Currence The Real Dill Bloody Mary Mix With Dad’s new bacon gift, he’ll need an easy way to fry it up. Why not gift him a reversible stovetop grill and griddle? The smooth side is perfect for cooking bacon, eggs, pancakes and more, while the ridged side is great for indoor grilling and achieving those much-desired grill marks on meat, fish and vegetables. This cast-iron griddle is seasoned and nonstick, making cleaning a breeze. Now grill time can be all year round (and breakfast can be any time of day)! Runamok Snake River Farms Share your voice Start Dad’s morning off right with a hot pot of freshly brewed coffee, thanks to a monthly coffee subscription. Atlas Coffee Club sources and curates artisan coffee from all over the world, with blends and beans from more than 50 countries, including Colombia, Malawi, Indonesia and Burundi. Each month, Dad will experience a new single-origin coffee from a different country, with an accompanying postcard, tasting notes and brewing instructions. That morning cup of joe just got a little more worldly. Plans start at $9 per month. This post was written by Marisa Olsen. CB2 Amazon Jun 15 • Great last-minute Father’s Day gifts for 2019 Father’s Day Tech Gift Guide $100 at Sur la Table Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Reversible Grill & Griddle Essa Bagel New York Bagel Brunch for Six Jun 14 • Make it a 4K Father’s Day: Save on 4K TVs at Best Buy and Walmart Williams Sonoma The Real Dill See All Marta Barware Glasses $50 at Amazon Brent Hofacker/Shutterstock Jun 14 • Gifts for dads who enjoy their booze $21 at Amazon $27 at Snake River Farms • Now that Dad’s got his juicing game on, he’ll need some cool glasses to show off his fresh-pressed best (or his Bloody Mary mixing skills)! These modern, slim glasses will complement Dad’s tableware. They’re available in a variety of sizes and cool colors to mix and match based on his taste (and are $2 to $5 each depending on style). Great for everyday use or even cocktails, these are dishwasher-safe, too. Kurobuta Bacon You can’t beat a classic bagel brunch outfitted with fresh New York bagels, whipped cream cheese and salty lox. Now, instead of queuing up during the wee hours of dawn, you can have a bagel brunch and fixings mailed directly to your dad. Or have the brunch shipped to you, bring over the goods and surprise him with the bagel brunch spread. You’ll get extra points for Dad thinking you’ve done all the hard work and waiting. (We promise we won’t tell.) And he’ll get a kick out of having a legendary New York staple on the table no matter where he lives. $17 at Runamok Appliances Get Dad cooking up some sweet or savory Belgian waffles with this double waffle maker, which can cook two waffles at once in under four minutes. This machine creates that ideal outer crisp with a sweet and fluffy center. And of course Cusinart has perfected achieving the signature little square nooks and crannies for catching that drizzle (or heavy pour) of syrup, chocolate spread, whipped cream or fruit. Get him started with an easy waffle recipe or even a savory cheddar waffle to mix things up.  1 See also Cuisinart Double Belgian Waffle Maker 15 Photos Tribest CS-1000 CitriStar Electric Citrus Juicer Our favorite gifts for Father’s Day 14 great gifts under $50 Gifts for Dad under $100 Best Father’s Day gifts under $250 For the dads who enjoy their booze Best TVs and streaming boxes for Father’s Day Laptop and PC gifts for dads Best phones to gift your dad for Father’s Day Best headphones for dads from $50 to $350 Best audio gifts for Father’s Day Best Father’s Day gifts to combat dad bod Father’s Day gaming gifts for the badass dad Best Father’s Day gifts for every kind of foodie dad The Cheapskate’s top Father’s Day gift picks Father’s Day gift ideas for your car-loving dad Father’s Day: Clever smart home gadgets your dad will actually love $30 at Walmart Lodge $85 at Goldbelly reading • Gifts for dads who love breakfast Bourbon Barrel Aged Organic Maple Syrup Amazon Tags See at CB2 Does your father constantly remind you that breakfast is the most important part of the day? That breakfast is the meal of champions? Has he ever quoted Tony the Tiger, reinstating how “grrrrrreat” breakfast really is? If your Dad is the guy downstairs at the crack of dawn, brewing a hot pot of high test coffee, crisping up bacon and flipping fluffy pancakes with a goblet of orange juice by his side, we have a Father’s Day Gift guide that will suit his breakfast-affection needs and wants. From world-wide-sourced coffee beans, to two-in-one cookware, to bespoke maple syrup, we have you covered on what to get your breakfast-loving dad for Father’s Day. Disclosure: CNET may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site. With Dad’s Belgian waffle fix all set, he’ll need some bespoke maple syrup to elevate his carbo-loading. Aged in bourbon barrels for at least six months, this organic maple syrup has subtle notes of smoky, boozy bourbon but without the alcohol. Its sweet, spirit-driven flavor profile is perfect for waffles, pancakes, or fruit salad. It could even be used for cocktails or a substitute for other sweeteners. Sourced from Vermont organic farmers and certified bird-friendly by Audubon Vermont, this syrup is a sweet win-win. What dad wouldn’t love some fancy, heritage bacon delivered to his home? Snake River Farms offers mail order bacon, which makes gifting this decadent treat both simple and delightful. The meat is sourced from a small network of family-run farmers who produce Kurobuta or Berkshire pork belly, which is lightly smoked over hardwood. The bacon is raised without any hormones and has a great balance of marbling that crisps up perfectly when cooked.Read more: The best meat delivery services & butcher subscriptions Comment See at Atlas Coffee Club $14 at The Real Dilllast_img read more