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Air Force offers assistance to PII hack victims

Posted July 30, 2015 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force maintains its commitment to protect personal information from cyber threats by continuing efforts with the Defense Department and the Office of Personnel Management to assist those impacted by the recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data. OPM and an interagency response team, including investigators from the FBI and the Department…

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Final rule puts more teeth into Military Lending Act

Posted July 24, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

  WASHINGTON – The Defense Department today closed loopholes to protect U.S. men and women in uniform from predatory lending practices, President Barack Obama said this morning at the 116th Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The heightened level of financial and consumer-rights protection against unscrupulous practices, called the final rule of…

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OPM acts to protect federal workers, others from cyber threats

Posted July 16, 2015 by DoD News

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — U.S. Office of Personnel Management officials announced July 9, the results of the interagency forensics investigation into a recent cyber incident involving federal background investigation data and the steps OPM is taking to protect those affected. In late May, as a result of ongoing efforts to secure its systems, OPM discovered an…

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Working group to study implications of transgender service

Posted July 16, 2015 by DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON – A Defense Department working group will study the policy and readiness implications of welcoming transgender persons to serve openly in the military, and its work will presume they can do so unless objective and practical impediments are identified, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced today. In a statement announcing the working group, Carter said…

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Dempsey releases national military strategy

Posted July 9, 2015 by Jim Garamone

  WASHINGTON – The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff cannot predict exactly where the next threat to the United States and its interests may come from, but he knows it will happen faster than in the past and the U.S. military must be prepared. The National Military Strategy released today by Army Gen….

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New ‘peer’ consultation service debuts at Military OneSource

Posted June 25, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON – A “peer-to-peer” specialty consultation service that began June 15 offered by Military OneSource is the newest resource to support and connect service members and their families with professionals who understand the military life, a Defense Department personnel and readiness official said. In an interview with DoD News, Air Force Lt. Col. Tammy S….

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DOD launches Integrated Lodging Program Pilot

Posted June 18, 2015 by Defense Travel Management Office

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense Department will launch an Integrated Lodging Program Pilot June 15, which will provide quality government and commercial lodging, with greater safety and security and better services at reduced rates. Travelers TDY, for 30 days or less, to select DOD locations will be directed to book lodging in the Defense Travel…

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DoD helps protect beneficiaries from deceptive pharmacy practices

Posted May 21, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

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 as a way that some pharmacies prepare medications for patients…

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Tips for surviving PCS season

Posted May 7, 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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General Breedlove: Russia now taking ‘Different Path’

Posted May 7, 2015 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON – The West assumed the best of Russia once the Cold War ended, but Russian President Vladimir Putin had other plans and NATO must remain strong in face of the threat from the East, Air Force Gen. Philip M. Breedlove said here yesterday. Breedlove, the Supreme Allied Commander Europe and commander of U.S. European…

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