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Marines: U.S. Marines, Ghanaian soldiers refine infantry skills

Posted July 24, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Steve Cushman

More than 40 Ghanaian infantrymen traditionally participate in United Nations peacekeeping operations. These operations require the Ghanaian service members to be proficient in infantry skills—something the U.S. Marines know well.

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DOD CIO discusses Pentagon wireless, mobility programs

Posted July 17, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

WASHINGTON – Part of Defense Department Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen’s work these days involves launching the Pentagon’s first wireless network and managing the rollout of “secure enough” mobile devices, he told an audience here recently. Halvorsen opened July 9’s DOD CIO Mobility Industry Day with keynote remarks to an audience of more than 600…

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Army announces force structure and stationing decisions

Posted July 10, 2015 by Department of Defense news release

The Department of the Army announced Thursday force structure decisions and stationing plans for the reduction of the regular Army from 490,000 to 450,000 soldiers. The reduction of force structure will occur in fiscal years 2016 and 2017; the reduction of 40,000 end strength will be completed by the end of fiscal year 2018, and…

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Marine: HMH-466 ‘Wolfpack’ drops grunts into evening action

Posted July 10, 2015 by

Photo by Sgt. Lillian Stephens Marines from Golf Company, Battalion Landing Team 2nd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment fast rope from a CH-53E Super Stallion on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, July 2. The helicopter pilots maintained a steady hover while Marines fast-roped to the ground below. MARINE CORPS AIR STATION MIRAMAR, Calif. – Out…

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Air Force: 40th HS makes rescue during Independence Day weekend

Posted July 10, 2015 by Airman 1st Class Magen Reeves

MALMSTROM AIR FORCE BASE, Mont. – A UH-1N Iroquois crew assigned to the 40th Helicopter Squadron here rescued an injured female hiker in the Big Horn Mountain Range roughly 15 miles west of Buffalo, Wyoming, July 5 at approximately 5:20 a.m. The rescue marked the 408th save for the 40th HS. The aircrew consisted of…

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Air Force: AFRL bio-signature research may save firefighters’ lives

Posted June 26, 2015 by Michele Eaton

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Imagine facing down a raging fire, up close, with little or no time to save lives and protect property, hauling 75-pound hoses up multiple flights of stairs; carrying victims out and repeatedly putting your life on the line. Then imagine doing it nearly every day. It’s an extreme job…

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Air Force: Career Intermission Program application window opens July 1

Posted June 19, 2015 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — The Air Force Career Intermission Program application window opens July 1 for eligible Airmen interested in taking one to three years off active duty for personal or professional needs. Applications must reach the Air Force Personnel Center no later than Aug. 31, with the total force selection panel…

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DOD Civilian personnel chief discusses future force

Posted June 12, 2015 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Marshall Jr.

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department’s top Civilian personnel policy chief discussed developments intended to address Civilian workforce challenges and improve performance management and resourcing as part of the Future of the Force initiative during a panel discussion held here Tuesday. Paige Hinkle-Bowles, deputy assistant secretary of defense for Civilian personnel policy, participated in “Future of…

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Utility jobs training to open for troops, veterans, spouses

Posted June 12, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department announced Tuesday a partnership to launch employment training for transitioning service members, veterans and military spouses in highly skilled utility industry jobs. The Utility Industry Workforce Initiative is a public-private partnership comprising DOD, the departments of Energy, Veterans Affairs and Labor, and private-sector companies Edison Electric Institute, Center for Energy…

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Air Force: Airmen foster ‘wingmanship’ through gaming

Posted June 5, 2015 by Air Force Airman 1st Class Ryan Sparks

Intramural sports have been a staple of life on Air Force bases for a long time as a way for Airmen to connect with each other and become more involved on base.

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