Defense

Tips for surviving PCS season

Posted May 8, 2015 by Sarah R. Garner

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Illinois – Preparation for the upcoming peak moving season for service members has begun and officials in charge of the Department of Defense’s household goods moving program, the Defense Personal Property Program, want to remind everyone that the summer months can be a challenging time for moving. “We know moving can…

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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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Air National Guard photograph by Staff Sgt. George Keck
Defense

Arizona Air National Guard’s first deployment in 31 years

Posted September 17, 2018 by Staff Sgt. George Keck

Airmen from the 162nd Wing, Arizona Air National Guard, have wrapped up Exercise Ample Strike 2018 at Namest Air Base, Czech Republic, after a 31-year hiatus since their last deployment overseas.

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(Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Joey Holeman)
Defense

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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Defense

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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Obama sends resolution for use of force against ISIL to Congress

Posted February 13, 2015 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has sent a draft resolution to Congress to authorize the use of force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The president spoke about the draft authorization during a White House announcement this afternoon. Vice President Joe Biden, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel and Secretary of State John Kerry…

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Defense

Torch lighting, honoring Vietnam vets kicks off 2016 Warrior Games

Posted June 16, 2016 by emmauribe

WEST POINT, N.Y. (AFNS) — The 2016 Department of Defense Warrior Games began here when Army Capt. Kelly Elmlinger, with help from comedian Jon Stewart, lit the official torch during the event’s opening ceremonies at the U.S. Military Academy. “Being selected to light the torch is as much an honor and privilege as competing for Team…

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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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(DoD photo by Army Staff Sgt. Sean K. Harp)
Defense

Vice Chairman: Military, Nation Need Dialogue About New Technologies

Posted January 27, 2016 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON — The military, the people of the United States and the people of the world need to understand the profound impacts of technologies on the horizon today, the vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said at the Brookings Institution here this morning. Air Force Gen. Paul J. Selva told a packed room that…

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Legal expert offers tax time solutions for maximum benefits

Posted February 6, 2015 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON – Winter brings not only cold weather, but for some, the dreaded confusion of tax season. However, service members, retirees and family members can get fast, free, professional help in filing their tax returns between now and June 2015, a Pentagon official said. Army Lt. Col. Samuel W. Kan, an attorney and Certified Financial…

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