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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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DoD clarifies post-secondary education expectations

Posted December 20, 2012 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department has issued new policy guidelines intended to provide better protection for members of the military and veterans who seek tuition assistance for post-secondary degrees. The department’s revised voluntary education partnership policy specifies the expectations and agreements that colleges, universities and technical schools must adhere to in order to receive DOD…

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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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Air Force: Some Airmen will get retirement option

Posted April 11, 2014 by Secretary of the Air Force Public Affairs

WASHINGTON — A limited number of Airmen who received notice that their previously approved applications for early retirement had been declined will be given the option to retire if they still desire to do so, officials announced Tuesday. “We are aware that some Airmen received erroneous [temporary early retirement authority, or TERA] approvals and were…

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Department of Defense will muscle through furlough period

Posted July 12, 2013 by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON – As the Department of Defense, or DoD, enters the furlough period, the department will concentrate on the core mission of defending the United States and its interests, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Monday. “That’s where our center of gravity is during this furlough period,” Little said. Because of sequestration, Defense Secretary Chuck…

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Air Force: Uniform policy changes — old favorites return

Posted January 24, 2014 by Staff Sgt. David Salanitri

WASHINGTON — The Air Force updated the policy governing uniform wear Jan. 17, with a goal of not financially burdening Airmen. Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark. Welsh III approved several updates to Air Force Instruction 36-2903, Air Force Dress and Appearance, with many of the changes coming directly from Airmen. During the past…

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Marines: Officers train with unmanned bird

Posted June 13, 2014 by Headquarters Marine Corps

Courtesy photo Albert Edge, center, Training and Logistics Support Activity instructor with Navy and Marine Corps Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft Systems, demonstrates the RQ-11B Raven small UAS ground control station to Marine Corps officer school instructors who were completing a two-week Raven operator certification course at Marine Corps Base, Quantico, Virginia, in May. NAVAL AIR…

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