House Armed Services Committee

Bracing for impact: Is the military climate-ready?

Just one of the buildings that line the roads throughout the Florida Panhandle, exhibiting the widespread damage that still remains from Hurricane Michael. Nathan Ouellette/CQ Roll Call

When Hurricane Michael struck the Florida panhandle on Oct. 10, 2018, it rolled right over the top of Tyndall Air Force Base, damaging nearly every single structure on the base and decimating much of the surrounding area.

Duncan Hunter in Indictment: ‘Tell the Navy to Go F*** Themselves’
Prosecutors allege California Republican also falsely claimed expenditures for ‘wounded warriors’

The federal indictment of Rep. Duncan Hunter. R-Calif., center, includes details of his cursing the Navy and misrepresenting funds for wounded warriors. He is shown here in a 2012 photo with former Rep. Tim Murphy, R-Pa., left, who resigned in October 2017 after admitting to an extramarital affair, and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A federal indictment alleges that House Armed Services member Duncan Hunter was not happy when he didn’t get a tour of a military base in Italy and had this to say: “Tell the Navy to go f--- themselves.”

Prosecutors also accused the California Republican of falsely claiming that personal expenditures were for “wounded warriors.”

Trump Officially Taps Zinke for Interior Secretary
One-term Montana congressman is retired Navy SEAL

In making his announcement of Montana Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke to serve as Interior secretary, President-elect Donald Trump touted his focus on energy and minerals policy. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Montana Republican Rep. Ryan Zinke, a geologist and former Navy SEAL, is President-elect Donald Trump's choice for Secretary of the Interior, the transition team announced Thursday. 

Zinke, 55, retired as a Navy commander in 2008 after more than two decades in the service, and was elected to Congress in 2014 to represent Montana's at-large district. He is a member of the Committees on Armed Services and Natural Resources.