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DoD/TSA partner to provide military TSA precheck at 100 airports

Posted November 22, 2013 by Department of Defense

As part of the ongoing effort to move away from a one-size-fits-all security approach and provide more of the traveling public the ability to participate in expedited screening, the Transportation Security Administration, or TSA, and the Department of Defense, or DoD, announced a partnership to expand TSA Precheck expedited screening benefits to all U.S. Armed…

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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: Deployed husband, wife meet — as replacements

Posted November 1, 2013 by Tech. Sgt. Rob Hazelett

The 455th Air Expeditionary Wing, or AEW, finance management office not only provides financial customer service, it also plays an important role in the accomplishment of the 455 AEW mission by executing the wing budget to fund all mission requirements.

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DoD leaders worry about shutdown’s effect on Civilian morale

Posted October 18, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON – The partial government shutdown is hurting Department of Defense civilian morale, the department’s comptroller told Congress yesterday. Under Secretary of Defense Robert F. Hale told the House Armed Services Readiness Subcommittee DoD civilians have been through a lot over the past year and it is hurting productivity. The furloughs triggered by the shutdown…

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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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Marines: First female Marines attend infantry course

Posted October 11, 2013 by Cpl. Chelsea Anderson

The first female Marines to ever attend infantry training with the Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry-East, at Marine Corps Base Camp Geiger, N.C., completed the first week of training Sept. 28.

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Air Force: Collaboration leads to improved SIPR email service

Posted October 11, 2013 by Maj. Brooke Brander

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – In continued collaboration between the Air Force and the Army, the entire Air Force will migrate to Secure Internet Protocol Router, Department of Defense Enterprise Email over the next year. Approximately 150,000 SIPR Network users will migrate to the Defense Information Systems Agency SIPR email enterprise services over fiscal…

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Obama lauds DoD workforce, encourages budget resolution

Posted October 4, 2013 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama thanked the Defense Department workforce today in a video message and expressed his disappointment in Congress’ failure to approve a budget, resulting in a government shutdown. “As president, and as your commander-in-chief, I’ve worked to make sure you have the strategy, the resources and the support you need to complete…

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Air Force: Civil engineers reunite Alaska families with sled dogs

Posted October 4, 2013 by Breanne Smith

For six days a week, a small 30-passenger, chartered plane touched down on the runway in Galena, Alaska

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Memo prepares DoD employees for government shutdown

Posted September 27, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON – Although Defense Department officials believe a government shutdown can be avoided when the new fiscal year begins Oct. 1, they want DoD employees to be prepared for the possibility, Deputy Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a memo issued to the workforce Sept. 23. The fiscal year ends Sept. 30, and Congress has…

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