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Eleven-day FY 13 furlough to begin July 8

Posted May 17, 2013 by Scout Reports

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel released Tuesday a memorandum to the Department of Defense on civilian furloughs. The memo directs defense managers to prepare to furlough most Department of Defense, or DoD, civilians for up to 11 days. (Hagel’s message on civilian furloughs appears on page 2 of today’s “Fort Huachuca Scout.”) Major budgetary shortfalls…

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DOD Announces 2013 DOD Chief Information Officer Award winners

Posted December 20, 2013 by Department of Defense

Department of Defense announces the recipients of this year’s DoD Chief Information Officer Awards at a Pentagon ceremony Dec. 6. This year marked the 13th anniversary of the DoD CIO Award and is the highest honor recognized by the department for achievement in Information Management, Information Technology, Cybersecurity, and Information Assurance. More than 100 nominations…

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Marines: MCSC looks to bridge capability gap for water purification

Posted May 30, 2014 by Carden Hedelt

Marine Corps Systems Command, MCSC, Combat Support Systems, is weighing readily available commercial technologies to bridge a capability gap in water purification.

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DOD: Travel regulation changes affect PCS moves, travelers

Posted October 24, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON — Big changes are happening with the Joint Travel Regulations, and they could affect your next permanent-change-of-station move or how you are reimbursed for temporary duty assignments. As of July 25, Army uniformed and civilian travelers are directed to use their government travel credit cards for PCS moves, Harvey Johnson, the director of the…

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Air Force: 2015 Total-Force Climate Survey slated for March

Posted March 6, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Total-force Airmen will have an opportunity to express their opinions to Air Force leadership during the 2015 Total Force Climate Survey, slated for March 13 – April 27. “The purpose of the survey is to assess the opinions and perceptions of Air Force active-duty, Air National Guard, Air…

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Ambassador network launches to help military spouses find jobs

Posted September 5, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON – The Department of Defense, or DoD, has broadened its reach to military spouses looking for jobs through its new Spouse Ambassador Network, an arm of the department’s Spouse Education and Career Opportunities program, or SECO, the program’s manager said here Tuesday. In its quest to educate, empower and mentor military spouses to encourage…

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Air Force: Joint airdrop in Greece: Combined efforts key to success

Posted February 28, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Kris Levasseur

In true Greek fashion, a few select service members from the Kaiserslautern military community area have undertaken a momentous task.

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McChord AFB pilot continues to inspire Airmen

Posted August 1, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Jacob Jimenez

Courtesy photo Capt. Ryan McGuire runs the 1,500-meter run and earns a gold medal at the 2012 Warrior Games held at the U.S. Air Force Academy Colo. McGuire won a total of five medals at the 2012 Warrior Games to add to his three medals he won from the 2010 inaugural Warrior Games. McGuire is…

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Air Force funds research on thermal management technology for fighter aircraft

Posted November 21, 2014 by Air Force News Service

WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Ohio — Managing heat generated by electronic subsystems in next-generation aircraft is a vexing challenge for aerospace system designers. In the interest of meeting this challenge, the Air Force recently provided follow-on funding for a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) effort that is identifying improved methods for heat conduction and rejection…

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DOD: Area flyover to commemorate World War II victory

Posted May 8, 2015 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON — America will remember the millions who helped make possible the European theater victory in World War II with a flyover of the Capitol and National Mall area by historic aircraft today. To mark the 70th anniversary of the end of fighting in Europe, or VE Day, aircraft from all periods of World War…

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