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Defense

East Coast training provides joint experience for Army, Air Force

Posted August 19, 2016 by Carolyn Herrick

Approximately 50 Air Force Reserve Airmen from the 943rd Rescue Group deployed for training to the East Coast for joint operations July 31 to Aug 12.

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(Hawaii Air National Guard photo by Airman 1st Class Robert Cabuco)
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Rogers: Data Manipulation, Non-State Actor Intrusions are Coming Cyber Threats

Posted November 19, 2015 by Cheryl PellerinDoD News

WASHINGTON — Two specific emerging challenges are among those that concern Navy Adm. Mike Rogers, commander of U.S. Cyber Command and director of the National Security Agency. The challenges are a potential inability to trust financial and other data due to manipulation by adversaries, and the disregard of some non-state actors for connectivity and other staples…

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DoD helps protect beneficiaries from deceptive pharmacy practices

Posted May 21, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

(U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Rachel Loftis) WASHINGTON – In the face of recent aggressive and deceptive marketing practices of some compounding pharmacies targeting TRICARE, the Defense Health Agency is taking aggressive action to help TRICARE beneficiaries, DHA’s chief of pharmacy operations said in a recent interview. Dr. George Jones described compounding…

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Sexual assault rates decrease at military service academies

Posted February 13, 2015 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON – Rates of unwanted sexual contact at the military service academies declined in 2014, according to a report released today by the Defense Department. The annual report on sexual harassment and violence at the military service academies estimates that overall rates decreased for both men and women, indicating that nearly 200 fewer sexual assaults…

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Free tax preparation, advice available to military families

Posted February 13, 2015 by Nick Simeone, DoD News

WASHINGTON, (AFNS) — With the new year comes the annual dread of tax-filing season and the confusion and stress that can go along with it, especially for military families whose tax returns can be further complicated by frequent relocations, involvement of rental properties and other aspects of military life. To ease the burden, the Defense…

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(Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Holeman)
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Military children serve, Too

Posted April 15, 2016 by Jim GaramoneDoD News

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department knows that the whole family serves when a military member serves. April is the Month of the Military Child, a time to highlight the contributions and sacrifices made by military children. It’s also a chance to catch up on what the department does for military families. As a group, military children are…

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(U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nikayla Shodeen)
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Carter opens all military occupations, positions to women

Posted December 8, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON — Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today that beginning in January 2016, all military occupations and positions will be open to women, without exception. For the first time in U.S. military history, as long as they qualify and meet specific standards, the secretary said women will be able to contribute to the Defense Department mission…

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‘Extremely aggressive’ Russia endangers lives, Work says

Posted May 17, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

WASHINGTON — In buzzing the USS Donald Cook in the Baltic Sea last month, Russia engaged in reckless actions that unnecessarily endangered lives, Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said. “It’s clear that the Russians are becoming extremely aggressive in both the Black Sea and the Baltic Sea,” Work told reporters May 12, as he traveled from Romania to Poland. Russian…

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Afghan transition trends ‘positive,’ Campbell says

Posted February 20, 2015 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON – The commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan delivered an upbeat assessment of progress in the nation, while also acknowledging there is much that needs to be done. Army Gen. John F. Campbell told the Senate Armed Services Committee this morning that there is a new atmosphere in the Afghan capital of Kabul, and…

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Commissaries continue rolling out in-store Wi-Fi

Posted May 21, 2015 by

FORT LEE, Va. – Sixteen more stores will offer Wi-Fi access for commissary patrons between June and September, according to the Defense Commissary Agency’s follow-up schedule. Through the Commissary Patron Internet Mobile System, DeCA is gradually opening customer Wi-Fi access at all stateside commissaries to include Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. The latest schedule covers the…

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