DOD-wide Windows 10 rapid deployment to boost cybersecurity

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- The Defense Department will deploy Windows 10 departmentwide by January to strengthen cybersecurity and streamline the information technology operating environment, according to...

DoD plans benefit revision with ‘blended retirement’

WASHINGTON — Upon taking office almost a year ago, Defense Secretary Ash Carter promised reforms, saying “that a blended retirement system is a key step...

Sesame Street supports military families in transition

WASHINGTON, January — Elmo, Big Bird, and Abby Cadabby are teaming up with the Defense Department to support thousands of military families as they...

12 weeks paid military maternity leave, other benefits

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department is increasing military maternity leave and instituting other changes in an effort to support military families, improve retention and...

James applauds DOD Force of the Future initiatives

WASHINGTON (AFNS) -- Air Force Secretary Deborah Lee James declared her support of department-wide reforms focused on improving quality of life for military parents,...

Services submit plans on integrating women into all military jobs

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has received plans from each of the services for implementing plans to integrate women into all positions in the...

Face of Defense: Soldier spreads joy through love for piano

(Courtesy photo by Kevin Walston)Army Spc. Anne Lee plays the piano during an event on Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. BAGRAM AIR FIELD — Among...

U.S. Begins Second Phase of Ukrainian Training, Equipping Mission

WASHINGTON — The United States has begun the second phase of its Fearless Guardian mission to train and equip Ukrainian forces, Pentagon spokesman Navy Capt....

DoD meets interoperability requirements for electronic health records

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has met the interoperability requirements for electronic health records as called for in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2014,...

Reading connects troops, family members during deployments

SAN DIEGO — No matter how far deployed service members are from their families, they still can take an active role in the care of...

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