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Air Force: 2015 Total-Force Climate Survey slated for March

Posted March 6, 2015 by Air Force Personnel Center Public Affairs

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas (AFNS) — Total-force Airmen will have an opportunity to express their opinions to Air Force leadership during the 2015 Total Force Climate Survey, slated for March 13 – April 27. “The purpose of the survey is to assess the opinions and perceptions of Air Force active-duty, Air National Guard, Air…

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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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‘Frozen Food Month’ brings commissary savings

Posted February 27, 2015 by Defense Commissary Agency

FORT LEE, Va. — Savings on frozen food items highlighted by specially decorated frozen food departments can mean only one thing for commissary shoppers. It’s March — frozen food month. “Our customers love Frozen Food Month,” said Tracie Russ, the Defense Commissary Agency’s sales director. “They have good reasons to stock up on frozen foods…

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Marines: Experience survival, spiders, cobras in Thailand

Posted February 20, 2015 by Cpl. Isaac Ibarra

BAN CHAN KREM, Thailand — My journey begins on a small island, Okinawa, south of mainland Japan. I’ve been stationed there as a Marine for close to nine months now and, finally, got the chance to deploy. I received orders to support exercise Cobra Gold in Thailand — a country I’ve always wanted to visit….

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Air Force: 25th AF training breakthrough seen as ‘game’ changer

Posted February 20, 2015 by Wayne Amann

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – LACKLAND, Texas — Visionaries at 25th Air Force are merging advances in technology with innovation and creative thinking to revolutionize how Airmen are educated, trained and developed in the intelligence community. Their competency and proficiency based approach does not involve sleight of hand, but it is MAGIC. The eyebrow-raising acronym…

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Carter pledges to help resolve DOD budget issues

Posted February 6, 2015 by Cheryl Pellerin

DOD photo by Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Chad McNeeley Then-Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter addresses Service members stationed at Camp Humphreys, South Korea, July 26, 2012. Carter is President Barack Obama’s nominee to succeed Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s defense secretary nominee Wednesday morning pledged to protect the nation and…

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MARSOC Marines fine-tune visit, board, search and seizure skills

Posted January 30, 2015 by Sgt. Donovan Lee

Critical Skills Operators, CSO with Bravo Company, 1st Marine Special Operations Battalion, U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command, conducted Visit, Board, Search and Seizure, or VBSS training recently at U.S. Naval Base Coronado, California.

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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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Marines: Next sergeant major of the Corps announced

Posted January 23, 2015 by Office of Marine Corps Communication Defense Media Activity

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ismael Ortega Sgt. Maj. Ronald Green, then serving as the sergeant major of 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, speaks with Marines participating in Exercise Desert Scimitar during a battlefield circulation aboard Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, California, May 3, 2013. WASHINGTON — The commandant of the…

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Air Force: Airman in Guam makes every dollar count

Posted January 23, 2015 by Staff Sgt. Robert Hicks

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam — An Airman from the 554th RED HORSE Squadron put his innovative thinking to the test, stepping up to the challenge put forth by Air Force leaders under a service- wide cost saving initiative. Capt. Nassem Ghandour, the 554th RHS engineering flight deputy commander, was recognized through the Every Dollar…

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