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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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Navy: Howard becomes Navy’s first woman to reach four-star rank

Posted July 3, 2014 by DoD News

Michelle Janine Howard became the first woman to attain the rank of four-star admiral in the Navy’s 238-year history during a ceremony Tuesday at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Chairman: Epitome of ‘jointness’ values separate services

Posted July 3, 2014 by Jim Garamone

Having separate military services brings perspectives to the table that are the epitome of “jointness,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here Monday.

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Air Force: BMT quarters temporarily housing immigrant minors

Posted June 20, 2014 by Mike Joseph

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The only sounds heard inside the Hackney Training Complex at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland eight months ago were usually the commands given by military training instructors and the responses returned by trainees in Air Force Basic Military Training, or BMT. There has been silence at the Recruit Housing and…

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Military recreation centers offer value to troops, Families

Posted June 20, 2014 by Donna Miles

WASHINGTON — Fans of the Armed Forces Recreation Centers, AFRCs, can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that because the crown jewels of the military’s morale, welfare and recreation programs are completely self-supporting, they’re unaffected by defense budget cuts and undergoing capital improvements. The AFRCs have served as centerpieces of the Family and Morale, Welfare…

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Marines: Officers train with unmanned bird

Posted June 13, 2014 by Headquarters Marine Corps

Courtesy photo Albert Edge, center, Training and Logistics Support Activity instructor with Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems, demonstrates the RQ-11B Raven small UAS ground control station to Marine Corps officer school instructors who were completing a two-week Raven operator certification course at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia, in May. NAVAL AIR…

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Air Force: Hurricane Hunters fly first storm reconnaissance mission of season

Posted June 13, 2014 by Master Sgt. Brian Lamar

The Hurricane Hunters of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron flew to the southwest quadrant of the Gulf of Mexico June 6 to gather weather data in their first storm reconnaissance mission of the 2014 Atlantic basin hurricane season.

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Marines: VMGR-252 aerial refuels HMX-1 during trans-Atlantic flight

Posted June 6, 2014 by Cpl. S.T. Stewart

Three KC-130J Super Hercules from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252 left Cherry Point May 27 for a week-long deployment in support of Marine Helicopter Squadron 1 as the helicopter squadron completed its first trans-Atlantic flight in the squadron’s MV-22B Ospreys.

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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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