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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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Chairman: Epitome of ‘jointness’ values separate services

Posted July 3, 2014 by Jim Garamone

Having separate military services brings perspectives to the table that are the epitome of “jointness,” the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff said here Monday.

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DOD: Defense Department celebrates Military Family Month in November

Posted November 7, 2014 by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON — November in America traditionally is a month of thankfulness, and the Defense Department chose this month to recognize those who support the nation’s armed forces but who don’t wear the uniform: military Families. Barbara Thompson directs the department’s Office of Family Policy, Children and Youth, and Special Needs. She recently spoke with DOD…

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Mortgage relief available for service members

Posted August 2, 2013 by Legal Assistance Office

On Feb. 9, 2012, the Department of Justice Office of Public Affairs released a document which detailed a joint federal-state agreement to compensate service members whose homes were wrongfully foreclosed upon. The Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, or SCRA, and its predecessor, the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Civil Relief Act, or SSCRA, have been protecting members of…

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DoD: Hagel details new security actions after Navy yard shooting

Posted March 21, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

Six months after a disturbed federal contractor shot 12 fellow workers to death at the Washington Navy Yard, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Tuesday detailed steps the Department of Defense is taking based on reviews of security standards in place at the time.

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DoD: Officials expand space-tracking website

Posted August 28, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials announced additions to its space situational awareness program’s Space-Track.org website. In a recent telephone interview with DoD News, Maj. Gen. David Thompson, U.S. Strategic Command’s director of plans and policy at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, said the release of new high-quality positional information on space debris of an unknown…

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Rental agreements — SCRA protects Soldiers

Posted June 7, 2012 by Staff Judge Advocate

Soldiers often find they have to move out of rental property sooner than expected due to reassignment, deployment, or other military-related relocation events. This can be a strain on the wallet because most leases include extra fees for early termination. However, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act…

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Marines: Marine Corps, Army collaborate to support joint force

Posted September 27, 2013 by U.S. Army Materiel Command

Two experts at keeping military fighting forces supplied and ready exchanged their experiences and ideas, Sept. 12.

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Air Force: Aero repair keeps ‘birds’ in the air

Posted December 6, 2013 by Senior Airman Bahja Jones

With the highest volume of flying missions in the U.S. Air Forces Central Command area of responsibility, aircraft at the 379th Air Expeditionary Wing rely on a team of professional maintainers to keep them in top shape to accomplish the mission.

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Air Force: CSAF describes Air Force’s ‘precarious’ position

Posted May 9, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON — After 23 years of high-tempo operations, the Air Force is in a precarious position, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Welsh III told the Senate Armed Services Committee Tuesday. The general was joined in his testimony by his fellow members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, including the Joint Chiefs Chairman, Army…

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