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Air Force: B-2 pilot surpasses 1,000 hours mark

Posted September 20, 2013 by Senior Master Sgt. Mary-Dale Amison

A routine flying mission became a major achievement for the Missouri Air National Guard’s 131st Bomb Wing when Maj. Luke Jayne surpassed 1,000 flying hours in the B-2 Spirit Sept. 14.

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Marine Lance Cpl. Tyler Viglione
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Marines: Co. I gets first fitting for dress uniforms

Posted March 7, 2014 by Lance Cpl. Tyler Viglione

The Marine Corps is known for its professionalism and when it comes to professionalism, Marines are held to high expectations.

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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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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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New resource helps troops, families plan deployments

Posted January 11, 2013 by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has launched a new resource to help troops and their Families plan for the “before, during and after” of deploying. Barbara Thompson, director of DOD’s office for family policy, explained “Plan My Deployment” during a recent interview. “This is a new, interactive, online tool that supports service members and their…

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Navy: Submarine North Dakota christened in Groton

Posted November 7, 2013 by Lt. Timothy Hawkins

The Navy’s 11th Virginia-class attack submarine was christened in Groton, Conn., Saturday, during a late-morning ceremony at the General Dynamics Electric Boat, or GDEB, shipyard.

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Air Force: AF receives top honors for Special Victims’ Counsel Program

Posted April 18, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Staff Sgt. Carlin Leslie, USAF Members of the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corp watch their award video during the 2014 Justice Department’s National Crime Victims’ Rights Service Awards ceremony April 9, at the Department of Justice, Washington D.C. The JAG Corps received the Federal Service Award for their work on their Special Victims’ Counsel…

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Air Force: Phased rollout to improve enlisted evaluation system

Posted September 26, 2014 by Senior Airman Alexander Riedel

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Air Force chief of enlisted force policy outlined the implementation of the new enlisted evaluation and promotion systems at the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air & Space Conference and Technology Exposition here Sept. 17. Developed in 1968, and implemented two years later, the existing Weighted Airman Promotion System has been in…

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DOD launches child care website to ease moving transitions

Posted January 30, 2015 by By Terri Moon Cronk DOD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON — As military Families move frequently and face a host of concerns, finding child care can be one of the greatest challenges, Barbara Thompson, director of military community and policy’s office of family policy/children and youth/special needs, said. To streamline and standardize what can be a daunting search, the Defense Department unveiled MilitaryChildCare.com, an…

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No decisions yet on cutting furlough days, official says

Posted August 2, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON – Despite media reports that say Defense Department civilians may face up to five fewer furlough days, “no decisions have been made at this time,” a Pentagon spokesman said Tuesday. More than 640,000 civilian employees are being furloughed one day a week for 11 weeks, Navy Lt. Cmdr. Nate Christensen said. These unpaid days…

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