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NORAD Prepares to Track Santa’s Flight

Posted December 19, 2014 by North American Aerospace Defense Command News Release

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – The North American Aerospace Defense Command’s NORAD Tracks Santa website, http://www.noradsanta.org/, launched today featuring a mobile version, a holiday countdown, new games and daily activities and more. The website is available in eight languages: English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Chinese. Official NORAD Tracks Santa apps are…

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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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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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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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Marines refresh combat skills through hand grenade training

Posted November 21, 2014 by Cpl. Ricardo Hurtado

Marines are known for being riflemen above all else. Regardless of their military occupational specialty, every Marine is trained to fight and win in a combat environment. Although Marines perform different duties across the Corps, they constantly train to keep their combat mindset and skills up-to-date.

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DOD highlights warrior, family care at Rehabilitation Expo

Posted November 21, 2014 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Marshall Jr.

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department hosted a rehabilitation expo Thursday as part of Warrior Care Month as it continues its commitment to supporting wounded, ill and injured troops, their Families and caregivers. James Rodriguez, deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Office of Warrior Care Policy, discussed his office’s role in supporting wounded warriors, Warrior…

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Marines: Deployed Service members celebrate 239th USMC Birthday

Posted November 14, 2014 by 1st Lt. Colleen Mcfadden

Two centuries ago, the United States welcomed the humble birth of its elite fighting force, the United States Marine Corps. Over the course of the next 239 years, the Marine Corps has seen action across the face of the earth, “from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli.”

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Air Force: Academy civilian saves Air Force $33,000 through Airmen Powered by Innovation program

Posted November 14, 2014 by Amber Baillie

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The purpose of the Airmen Powered by Innovation program, launched in April, is to make every dollar count and allow Airmen to share innovative ideas to improve the Air Force. One human resources assistant here did just that, saving the Academy time and $33,000 annually. In May, Luana Kennedy,…

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