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2016 Federal Benefits Open Season runs through Dec. 12

Posted December 2, 2016 by Kat Bailey

The Office of Personnel Management has set the dates for the 2016 Federal Benefits Open Season from Nov. 14 through Dec 12, which includes the Federal Employees Health Benefits program, the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance program and the Federal Flexible Spending Accounts program. Open season gives federal employees and retirees the opportunity to…

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Commissary brands to hit store shelves soon

Posted June 9, 2017 by

In a matter of weeks, commissary brands will debut on store shelves, ushering the Defense Commissary Agency into a new era of patron savings, said DeCA Director and CEO Joseph H. Jeu. “We are excited to finally begin offering commissary brands,” Jeu said. “An overwhelming number of our patrons said they would purchase store brands…

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Still time to donate to CFC

Posted November 13, 2015 by Capt. Robert Jeffrey

This year’s Combined Federal Campaign is coming to a close Nov. 20, but there is still time to show your generosity and compassion. CFC offers federal workers an easy way to support charitable organizations in their community and around the world. Since the Combined Federal Campaign was founded in 1961, federal workers have donated more…

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Two-year probationary period now in effect for new civilians

Posted November 22, 2016 by Richard Salomon

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 probationary period.  The new requirement took effect Nov. 26, 2015, as part of the fiscal year 2016 National Defense Authorization Act. The change does not apply to employees appointed prior to that…

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Free tax software, support available for Soldiers, families

Posted February 6, 2017 by Lisa Ferdinando

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 of submitting their annual taxes. Military members and their families can visit the Military OneSource website or call 1-800-342-9647 for the no-cost “MilTax” software, explained Erika Slaton, a program analyst with…

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Carter ‘remains optimistic’ about defense spending bill, spokesman says

Posted June 8, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

DOD photograph by Air Force SMSgt. Adrian Cadiz Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks about pending budget legislation during the Navy League’s Sea-Air-Space Exposition at National Harbor, Md., May 17, 2016. At a June 16, 2016, news conference, Pentagon Press Secretary Peter Cook said Carter remains optimistic that Congress will pass a budget the Defense Department…

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Applications available for 2016 Corvias scholarships

Posted November 6, 2015 by Melissa Ballou

Corvias Foundation has announced that applications for the 2016 scholarships and educational grants are now available. The foundation is committed to supporting military families in the pursuit of higher education and has awarded nearly $6 million in scholarships and grants to children and spouses of active-duty service members since 2006.  “Serving military families is a…

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Licenses from 5 states banned at DOD bases

Posted January 22, 2016 by Jim Garamone

Defense Department installations will no longer accept driver’s licenses from Minnesota, Illinois, Missouri, New Mexico, and Washington as proof of identity, DOD officials said.   Federal policy The ban, which also includes licenses from American Samoa, is a consequence of the REAL ID Act of 2005. The REAL ID Act grew out of the Sept….

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Exchange has military motorcyclists covered with personal protective equipment

Posted April 1, 2016 by Army & Air Force Exchange Service Public Affairs

DALLAS–With the weather warming up to ideal outdoor activity temperatures this spring, many Soldiers and Airmen are taking to motorcycles as their recreational activity of choice. But riding a motorcycle isn’t without its dangers: According to a 2015 study by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 4,668 fatal motorcycle crashes on United States…

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

Posted August 24, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

"There were many times that we would go without just to feed the kids," Diane Carter said at the Pentagon today at a charity fair for the Feds Feed Families initiative.  "And at one point in time ... I had sold everything in my house, all my furniture and everything, just to feed the kids.

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