The retired Army general supported a plan to create cross-functional teams.
A new report says the flights occurred fewer than 20 times between 2006 and 2015.
The massive blimp is "actually still deflating," a Pentagon spokesman said.
Troops would have to report to work without pay until Congress authorizes the funds.
The Pentagon said it would not reach its goal of 5,400 by the end of the year.
Military commanders at Centcom were reportedly softening assessments of ISIS and al Qaeda.
"Simply put, we do not want them in our states," read a letter from two governors to Ash Carter.
The program is speeding up after a shaky start, the Pentagon said.
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter will set up a working group to look at the issue.
Maura Sullivan is a former Marine and Iraq veteran.
Senate Homeland leaders gave the Pentagon a June 15 deadline.
Congress plans to block military base closures in 2016.
"We don't understand such a painful reaction from our American colleagues."
Officials are worried about a short-term spending measure.
The Pentagon denies the program itself has been suspended.
The crew of the U.S. plane described the Chinese maneuvers as "unsafe."
The Pentagon spends $4 billion per year on relocation.
Extending 2015 funding levels for an entire year would be a disaster, Robert Hale said.
Lifting the ban will affect more than 12,000 troops.
Defense Secretary Ash Carter signed a memo clarifying DOD policy.
As of June 18, the total cost of operations since August is $2.91 billion.
An Army lab accidentally sent live anthrax samples to 12 states and three countries.
Ash Carter on Friday became the first Defense secretary on the social media platform.
No specific threat prompted the action.