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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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Hagel Talks with troops about 2015 Defense Budget request

Posted February 28, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

Glenn Fawcett, DoDDefense Secretary Chuck Hagel chats with two Army drill sergeants during his visit to Fort Eustis, Va., Tuesday. Hagel, who also visited nearby Langley Air Force Base, is on a three-day trip during which he will participate in NATO meetings for defense ministers in Brussels. ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT — In spotless aircraft…

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Air Force: Joint airdrop in Greece: Combined efforts key to success

Posted February 28, 2014 by Staff Sgt. Kris Levasseur

In true Greek fashion, a few select service members from the Kaiserslautern military community area have undertaken a momentous task.

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Marines: 1st MLG Marines practice loading, unloading Navy ships

Posted February 28, 2014 by Lance Cpl. Keenan Zelazoski

Fresh 7-ton tire tracks in the sand and the hum of engines in the distance mark the conclusion of exercise Brilliant Scepter 2014 aboard Coronado Island, Calif., Feb. 13 – 19.

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Marines: 1st MLG motivates students at local elementary school

Posted February 21, 2014 by Cpl. Laura Gauna

Hundreds of shouts rang through the air as students raced alongside Marines during a morning workout at Jefferson Elementary School, Feb. 13. Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 1 and 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, volunteered their time to support more than 500 students in their new fitness program known as “Motion.”

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Air Force: Airmen can ‘chat’ live via myPers for personnel support

Posted February 21, 2014 by Janis El Shabazz

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — Air Force Personnel Center, or AFPC, officials have implemented a live chat capability on the myPers website to allow real-time communication between Airmen and personnel specialists. Launched in 2012, myPers represents a shift from primarily face-to-face personnel interaction to a process that enables Airmen to handle their personnel transactions…

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DoD to mandate documentation for lost, stolen CAC cards

Posted February 14, 2014 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Marshall Jr.

WASHINGTON — Later this year, the Department of Defense will begin fully enforcing a previously optional policy regarding the reissuance of lost or stolen common access cards, a defense official said here Tuesday. Sam Yousef, a program manager for identity and benefits policy at the Defense Human Resources Activity, discussed an update to the current…

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Air Force: Airmen train Marines on aircraft refueling

Posted February 14, 2014 by Airman 1st Class Zade Vadnais

Marines from the 9th Engineer Support Battalion at Camp Hansen, Okinawa, Japan, are participating in a six-month field exchange program here with Airmen from the 18th Logistics Readiness Squadron.

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USO celebrates 73rd birthday serving troops, Families

Posted February 7, 2014 by United Service Organization

The United Service Organization Center at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is open 365 days a year, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Here (upper right), service members of all branches, retirees, veterans and their Families can relax like these Soldiers who are playing Xbox at the Phoenix Sky Harbor USO Center in Terminal 4….

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Air Force: Force shaping board to convene in July

Posted January 31, 2014 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas — The Air Force will convene a fiscal 2014 Force Shaping Board here July 14 to consider eligible officers within competitive categories for continued retention, Air Force Personnel Center officials said Monday. Categories include line of the Air Force, LAF-judge advocate, biomedical sciences corps, dental corps, medical service corps and…

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