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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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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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Marines observe 70th anniversary of Battle of Iwo Jima

Posted March 13, 2015 by Lance Cpl. Caitlin Bevel

Members of the Marine Corps Historical Company present an Iwo Jima Flag Raising Tableau during the Iwo Jima Commemorative Banquet for the 70th Anniversary of the Battle of Iwo Jima at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Saturday. The evening included a sunset memorial, 21-gun salute, banquet and a video message for veterans from Commandant…

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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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Marines: Commandant challenges NCOs at Lejeune

Posted September 20, 2013 by Lance Cpl. Scott W. Whiting

Out of approximately 178,000 active-duty Marines, 83 percent of them are sergeants and below. This statistic demonstrates the importance the Marine Corps places on small unit leadership.

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Navy: Tuition Assistance Program funds awaiting Sailors’ use

Posted March 7, 2014 by Susan Henson

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. — The Center for Personal and Professional Development, or CPPD, is asking Sailors to submit their Navy Tuition Assistance, or TA, requests — and now would be good — said the director of Navy Voluntary Education, VOLED, Monday. According to Ernest D’Antonio, CPPD’s VOLED program director, the expenditure rate for TA funding…

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FH Army Substance Abuse Program encourages mental health readiness

Posted August 8, 2014 by Rosa Peralta

Being ready — whether for a mission, a job, or family responsibilities, requires a person to be mentally and physically healthy. Most people have a good idea of how physically fit they may be, but what about their mental health? Fort Huachuca Army Substance Abuse Prevention Program personnel encourage participation in the Rally for Readiness,…

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