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Navy: Joint Services Transcript request process streamlined

Posted December 12, 2014 by Susan Henson

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — Sailors can expect their requests for Joint Services Transcript, JST, updates to take less time with a streamlined process that will begin Monday. The processing change removes the intermediate step of Sailors submitting JST requests to the Center for Personal and Professional Development’s, or CPPD, Virtual Education Center, VEC, in Virginia…

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Marines: Staff sergeant becomes first amputee to graduate from grueling swim school

Posted December 12, 2014 by Maj. Eve Baker

QUANTICO, Va. — The Marine Combat Instructor of Water Survival course is a grueling training evolution that requires Marines to swim a total of 59 miles over three weeks. The course that graduated on Nov. 25 started with nine participants, but only six were able to complete the challenge. One of those six had the…

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Guard Muster brings Arizona NG together

Posted December 12, 2014 by Sgt. Crystal Reidy

Staff Sgt. Brian Barbour Arizona National Guard Soldiers from the 158th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade stand in formation on the field at Arizona State University’s Sun Devil Stadium, Dec. 7, 2014 in Tempe, Ariz. The formation, which was part of the Arizona National Guard Muster and Community Expo, was the first time in over a century…

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Report shows Army making progress in SHARP efforts

Posted December 12, 2014 by Army News Service

WASHINGTON — Army efforts to change command climate and increase training have resulted in a decrease in sexual assaults as well as an increase in reporting of these crimes, a recently released report shows. “The Army still has the prevention of sexual assault as its number-one priority,” said Dr. Christine Altendorf, director of the Army…

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Fort hosts blood drive for Service members

Posted December 12, 2014 by Maci Hidalgo

Pfc. Andreas Bell, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, has his vitals taken by Spc. Adrian Rodriquez with the Blood Donor Center at William Beaumont Army Medical Center, Fort Bliss, Texas, before giving blood during the Blood Drive at Eifler Fitness Center on Fort Huachuca Tuesday. The blood drive in support of the Armed Services Blood Program…

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News Briefs December 12, 2014

Posted December 12, 2014 by

NCO Academy is “Institute of Excellence” The Training and Doctrine Command’s Commanding General, Gen. David Perkins, awarded the Military Intelligence Noncommissioned Officers Academy an Accreditation rating of “Institute of Excellence” Nov. 14 following the visit from TRADOC Quality Assurance Office personnel in August. The Military Intelligence NCO Academy received the Institute of Excellence rating for…

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Fort holds tree lighting ceremony in spirit of holiday season

Posted December 12, 2014 by Tanja Linton

Despite the chilly weather, Families and children formed a long line outside of the heated tent where Santa sat to visit with them and have their photos taken on Brown Parade Field Dec. 4.   Family and community members were able to warm up in the heated food and beverage tent before and after the…

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Community Briefs December 12, 2014

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Students share their creative side Nancy Murphy Students at General Myer Elementary School participate in an Art Adventures Club activity at the school Dec. 2. The new club meets weekly and gives students extra time for collaboration and creativity. In addition to working on art projects, the club also donated two trees to this year’s…

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Air Force: Band performs new holiday flash mob

Posted December 5, 2014 by Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Devon Suits

‘Tis the season where friends and family come together over a bountiful spread of food and drink — the time of year where gifts are exchanged and memories and traditions are made. But it is also the time of year when the U.S. Air Force Band surprises the world with another musical flash mob.

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Marines: Man overcomes tumor in spine and joins Corps

Posted December 5, 2014 by Sgt. Walter Marino

Recruit Esra Mullner, Platoon 3269, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, stands at the position of attention at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., Nov. 21. Mullner is a Boise, Idaho native and was recruited out of Recruiting Substation Boise, Idaho. MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, Calif. — When Esra Mullner was taken…

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