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DOD: Women in service review rollout due in 2016

Posted January 16, 2015 by Amaani Lyle DOD News,

WASHINGTON — Following the 2013 repeal of the Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule, the secretary of defense will announce final decisions to integrate remaining closed occupations and any approved exceptions to policy on or about Jan. 1, 2016, a Pentagon official reported. Juliet Beyler, the Defense Department’s director of officer and enlisted personnel…

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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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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday

Posted April 26, 2013 by Chanel S. Weaver

Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is specifically set aside to allow an opportunity to empty medicine cabinets, kitchen drawers, purses and pillboxes of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs, and take them to authorized collection sites in local communities.

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Marines: Dominican Republic native sheds 140 pounds to enlist in Corps

Posted December 13, 2013 by Cpl. Bryan Nygaard

Approximately 30 young men and women packed into the Cpl. Jennifer M. Parcell Ceremony Room to take their oath of enlistment at the Military Entrance Processing Station at Fort George G. Meade, Md., Dec. 2.

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Air Force: F-35 flies first training sortie at Luke AFB

Posted May 16, 2014 by 56th Fighter Wing Public Affairs

Senior Airman Jason Colbert Senior Airman Paul Swanson marshals in a F-35 Lightning II after one of its first sorties May 5, at Luke Air Force Base. Swanson is a 61st Aircraft Maintenance Unit crew chief. LUKE AIR FORCE BASE — An F-35 Lightning II took to the sky over the West Valley here, May…

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DOD recognizes commitment to prevent sexual assault

Posted October 17, 2014 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department Wednesday honored exceptional groups and individuals from each military component who contributed an innovative idea or approach to positively impact sexual assault prevention and response programs. The Sexual Assault Prevention Innovation Award recognizes Service members and DOD Civilians whose work in support of service members has been particularly noteworthy. “The…

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DOD seeks novel ideas to shape its technological future

Posted February 27, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

The Defense Department is seeking novel ideas to shape its future, and officials are looking to industry, small business, academia, start-ups, the public — anyone, really — to boost its ability to prevail against adversaries whose access to technology grows daily.

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Department of Defense to hold video competition

Posted September 5, 2013 by Public Affairs Office

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. – The Department of Defense is asking service members to participate in a video competition to fight against tobacco use and change the social norms. The competition, Fight the Enemy, is sponsored by the assistant secretary of defense for Health Affairs, and declares tobacco use as an enemy that degrades health, fitness,…

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Marines: 1st MLG Marines practice loading, unloading Navy ships

Posted February 28, 2014 by Lance Cpl. Keenan Zelazoski

Fresh 7-ton tire tracks in the sand and the hum of engines in the distance mark the conclusion of exercise Brilliant Scepter 2014 aboard Coronado Island, Calif., Feb. 13 – 19.

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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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