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The Army is dealing with a child care backlog of over 5,500 children, which senior leaders worry could affect the readiness of military parents. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)
The Army is dealing with a child care backlog of over 5,500 children, which senior leaders worry could affect the readiness of military parents. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)

Here's a look at the most popular stories this week on Military.com:

Federal Hiring Freeze Suspends Some Army Child Care Programs

A federal civilian hiring freeze ordered by President Donald Trump has forced at least two Army bases to indefinitely suspend some child care programs.

By Amy Bushatz | Read more

White House Denies Plan to Mobilize Guard to Detain Immigrants

The Trump administration on Friday rejected a report of a plan to mobilize up to 100,000 National Guard troops to detain unauthorized immigrants.

By Brendan McGarry | Read more

A Year In, No Female SEAL Applicants, Few for SpecOps

A little more than 12 months after training pipelines for previously closed elite special operator jobs opened to women, the U.S. military has yet to see its first female Navy SEAL or Green Beret.

By Hope Hodge Seck | Read more

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