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DOD releases new for harassment prevention, response policy

Posted February 9, 2018 by

On Feb. 8, the Department of Defense announced the release of DOD Instruction 1020.03, “Harassment Prevention and Response in the Armed Forces,” effective immediately.  The comprehensive policy for service members addresses harassment, including sexual harassment and harassment through social media. The policy strengthens and reaffirms the department’s position that it does not tolerate any kind…

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October is cybersecurity awareness month

Posted October 16, 2015 by

President Obama has designated October as Cybersecurity Awareness Month.

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Pentagon announces changes to military decorations, awards program

Posted January 15, 2016 by Lisa Ferdinando

The Pentagon has made a number of changes to the military decorations and awards program to ensure service members receive appropriate recognition of their actions, according to a statement released Jan. 7. The changes come after a long and deliberate review, a defense official told reporters in a Jan. 6 background briefing. Then-Defense Secretary Chuck…

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‘Be There’ suicide prevention theme resonates with troop values

Posted September 14, 2016 by Terri Moon Cronk

Preventing suicide requires the commitment of all in the Defense Department, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said in a videotaped message at the Sept. 7 Suicide Prevention Month kickoff at the Pentagon. Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Robert R. Ruark, military deputy to the acting Secretary of Defense for…

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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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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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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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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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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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Scholarship applications available for military children, spouses

Posted November 7, 2016 by

Applications for 2017 educational scholarships are now available from Corvias Foundation, a private, charitable foundation–the charitable arm of Corvias. Applications for the scholarships for high school seniors must be submitted by Feb. 9, 2017. These scholarships will be awarded to students with plans of attending a four-year university or college. These scholarships are awarded in…

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