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DoD: Officials expand space-tracking website

Posted August 28, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials announced additions to its space situational awareness program’s Space-Track.org website. In a recent telephone interview with DoD News, Maj. Gen. David Thompson, U.S. Strategic Command’s director of plans and policy at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, said the release of new high-quality positional information on space debris of an unknown…

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Navy: Secretary of the Navy visits Marines, Sailors aboard USS America

Posted August 22, 2014 by Cpl. Christopher Moore

Cpl. Donald Holbert, U.S. Marine Corps Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus addresses the Marines and Sailors of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South and the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) during an all hands meeting held in the hangar bay, Tuesday. Visits like this remind the Marines and Sailors…

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Air Force: CMSAF discusses ‘way ahead’ for Airmen

Posted August 22, 2014 by Rich Lamance

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The Air Force’s top enlisted leader focused on the future force, the new enlisted evaluation system and professional development during the Air Force Sergeants Association Professional Airmen’s Conference here Tuesday. Chief Master Sgt. of the Air Force James Cody addressed an audience where he talked about the challenges of a smaller Air…

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DoD: Journalist recalls travels with Robin Williams

Posted August 15, 2014 by Jim Garamone,

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — U.S. service members truly lost a friend with the death of Robin Williams Monday. Williams made multiple USO tours to Iraq, Afghanistan, the Persian Gulf, Bahrain, Kuwait and other bases in Southwest Asia to give Airmen, Soldiers, Sailors, Marines and DoD Civilians a little taste of home. It was my privilege to…

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DoD announces readiness, environmental protection awards

Posted August 8, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

File photo A REPI Challenge award of $4 million for Fort Huachuca will leverage just over $9 million in partner contributions to permanently restrict development on 5,900 acres of ranchland. Partnerships include Arizona Land and Water Trust, Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service, the Bureau of…

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FH Army Substance Abuse Program encourages mental health readiness

Posted August 8, 2014 by Rosa Peralta

Being ready — whether for a mission, a job, or family responsibilities, requires a person to be mentally and physically healthy. Most people have a good idea of how physically fit they may be, but what about their mental health? Fort Huachuca Army Substance Abuse Prevention Program personnel encourage participation in the Rally for Readiness,…

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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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Determination, motivation drive young man to Marines

Posted August 1, 2014 by Cpl. Tyler Viglione

San Diego — Hard work and determination can get people to places they never thought they could go. One Marine set his mind to one thing and accomplished it. Pvt. Jose Caban Jr., Platoon 3203, India Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, didn’t give up on his goal and lost 70 pounds to enlist in the…

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DFAS reminds DoD employees to review tax withholdings

Posted July 25, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service gave U.S. Department of Defense employees a friendly reminder to review withholdings from their paycheck, in an email last week. If a large tax refund was received or you owed a large amount in taxes during the recent tax season, you may need to look over your federal and…

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Commissaries partnering with food banks

Posted July 11, 2014 by Defense Commissary Agency

FORT LEE, Va. — The Defense Commissary Agency, DECA, has established a formal process covering diversion of unsellable but edible food to local food banks. The program now involves 110 stateside commissaries that will divert qualifying food to 77 food banks approved by the Department of Defense, but both numbers will continue to rise. “During…

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