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Marines: Man overcomes tumor in spine and joins Corps

Posted December 5, 2014 by Sgt. Walter Marino

Recruit Esra Mullner, Platoon 3269, Mike Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion, stands at the position of attention at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, Calif., Nov. 21. Mullner is a Boise, Idaho native and was recruited out of Recruiting Substation Boise, Idaho. MARINE CORPS RECRUIT DEPOT SAN DIEGO, Calif. — When Esra Mullner was taken…

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DIA director stresses importance of intel

Posted September 20, 2012 by Natalie Lakosil

Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, spoke at last week’s Intelligence Senior Leadership Conference where he stressed the importance of military intelligence and discussed his vision for the years to come. Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, stressed the importance of military intelligence and discussed his vision…

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Air Force: Fighter wing gets creative during 3-month down time

Posted October 18, 2013 by Airman 1st Class Zachary Vucic

It was an eerie sight at this normally bustling F-16 base. The flight line was completely clear of aircraft. Tools were neatly tucked away, hangars were silent and operations had completely come to a halt.

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Fox challenges Marines, Navy to innovate

Posted April 11, 2014 by Nick Simeone

WASHINGTON — The Navy and Marine Corps need to think about how to be more innovative, including leveraging experiences learned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, in the face of budget challenges that could become more acute, acting Deputy Defense Secretary Christine Fox said Monday. “Whether sequestration returns or not, the reality is we’re…

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Air Force: Top Airman discusses AF future

Posted September 19, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Torri Ingalsbe

Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III spoke about the importance of embracing change and creating an adaptive Air Force at the 2014 Air Force Association’s Air and Space Conference and Technology Exposition, Tuesday.

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Dempsey calls on DOD leaders to mitigate sequester effects

Posted July 12, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON – Sequestration is causing problems in the Defense Department, but military and civilian employees are working together to get through this period, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said Tuesday. In a videotaped message to the department posted on his Facebook page, Army Gen. Martin Dempsey said that solid leadership at all…

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Marines: Explore options on ways to pay for college

Posted January 24, 2014 by Lance Cpl. Brendan Roethel

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION BEAUFORT, S.C. — The education offices aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort and Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island now offer a Pay for College class to teach Marines and their dependents how to pay for college without the aid of Tuition Assistance, or TA. “Many Marines were surprised when the…

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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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USNORTHCOM plans to support response to EBOLA cases in US

Posted October 31, 2014 by Department of Defense

The Department of Defense (DOD), at the request of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), announced last weekend that U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) is providing a 30-person medical support team to quickly, effectively and safely respond in the event of additional Ebola cases in the United States. USNORTHCOM is the military’s geographic command…

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Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay

Posted April 5, 2012 by Department of Defense

The 2009 War Supplemental Appropriations Act established Retroactive Stop Loss Special Pay, providing $500 for each month/partial month served in stop loss status. Servicemembers, veterans, and beneficiaries of servicemembers whose service was involuntarily extended under Stop Loss between Sept. 11, 2001 and Sept. 30, 2009 are eligible for RSLSP. To receive this benefit, those who…

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