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Marines: Passing of Corps; Dunford becomes 36th commandant

Posted October 24, 2014 by Cpl. Dylan Bowyer

Gen. James Amos, the 35th commandant of the Marine Corps, relinquished command of the Marine Corps to Gen. Joseph Dunford, Jr., Oct. 17, at Marine Barracks Washington, D.C.

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DOD: Travel regulation changes affect PCS moves, travelers

Posted October 24, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON — Big changes are happening with the Joint Travel Regulations, and they could affect your next permanent-change-of-station move or how you are reimbursed for temporary duty assignments. As of July 25, Army uniformed and civilian travelers are directed to use their government travel credit cards for PCS moves, Harvey Johnson, the director of the…

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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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Air Force: AF to implement TDY policy changes

Posted October 10, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Amanda Dick

JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii (AFNS) — The Air Force recently implemented two TDY policy changes that will impact travel reimbursements for Airmen. The first change, which took effect Oct. 1, made changes to the Joint Travel Regulations, Reimbursable and Incidental Expense Policy. The second will be a change in long-term TDY per diem expenses…

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Marines: Diversity to Corps — Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted October 10, 2014 by Cpl. Bradley Carrier

Americans take time to recognize Hispanic and Latino American’s contributions and celebrate their heritage and culture during National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sep. 15 to Oct. 15.

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TRANSCOM, SDDC team addressing critical POV shipping concerns

Posted October 10, 2014 by Mark Diamond

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Transportation experts from U.S. Transportation Command and Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command formed a fusion team in May to more quickly evaluate and address critical issues affecting the U.S. military’s privately owned vehicle shipping program. On May 1, International Auto Logistics assumed responsibility for the Global Privately Owned…

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Air Force: For Dyess maintainers, little shop pays big dividends

Posted October 3, 2014 by 2nd Lt. Lauren Linscott

Though simple parts or pieces can be fixed within other shops on base, sometimes the project is too complex to be easily resolved within one agency. That’s when AFREP Airmen are called in.

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Marines: Corps’ ‘pit crew’ is aircraft maintenance personnel

Posted October 3, 2014 by Lance Cpl. Tyler Ngiraswei

Cpl. Michael Hinds, an airframes mechanic with Marine All Weather Fighter Attack Squadron 242, Marine Aircraft Group 12, 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, III Marine Expeditionary Force, works on an FA-18 Hornet Sunday during Forager Fury III on Andersen Air Force Base. He performs routine maintenance to ensure the safety of the pilot.   ANDERSEN AIR…

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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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Marines: Students train resupply techniques with pack animals

Posted September 26, 2014 by Lance Cpl. Seth Starr

Marines from 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Division, 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, recently conducted training aboard Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, Calif., Aug. 18 to Sept. 17. The month-long exercise trained Marines in many facets all centered on mountaineering skills and high-altitude warfare. Assault climbing, rappelling, horse and mule packing, and small unit…

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