Commissary brands to hit store shelves soon

In a matter of weeks, commissary brands will debut on store shelves, ushering the Defense Commissary Agency into a new era of patron savings,...

World War I: Building the American Military

WASHINGTON, — War! That was the headline screaming from newspapers around the country on April 6, 1917, as the United States declared war on the...

Free tax software, support available for Soldiers, families

With the tax season upon us, service members and their families can access free tax-filing software and consultations to help them navigate the task...

Defense Department Revamps Civilian RIF Process, Emphasizing Performance

Performance will be the primary factor in the future if the Defense Department has to resort to a civilian reduction in force, DOD officials...

Standard Missile-6 approved for international sales

TUCSON, Ariz.--The U.S. Department of Defense has approved the release of Raytheon's Standard Missile-6 to several international customers. Many of the approved countries are...

2016 Federal Benefits Open Season runs through Dec. 12

The Office of Personnel Management has set the dates for the 2016 Federal Benefits Open Season from Nov. 14 through Dec 12, which includes...

Retirement cause of serious separation anxiety

Of all places, I was in the veterinarian’s office with our dog, Moby, when I started feeling differently about veterans. It wasn’t the smell...

Two-year probationary period now in effect for new civilians

All new federal employees appointed within the Department of Defense to permanent positions in the competitive service are now required to serve a two-year...

‘Be There’ suicide prevention theme resonates with troop values

Preventing suicide requires the commitment of all in the Defense Department, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said...

DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

DOD photograph by Lisa FerdinandoDiane Carter and her husband, William Carter, explain how the Bread of Life Food Pantry benefits from the Feds...

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