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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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Statement by Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel on 10-year anniversary of Iraq War

Posted March 22, 2013 by

This week marks the 10-year anniversary of the beginning of the Iraq War. While that conflict has been brought to an end, we must never lose sight of the tremendous sacrifices our brave men and women in uniform made during Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. Every one of the more than one million…

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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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Spouse employment effort surpasses goal more than 2 years early

Posted August 9, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON – A White House and Defense Department challenge to hire 50,000 military spouses by the end of 2015 surpassed its goal Aug. 1, the acting undersecretary of defense for personnel and readiness told members of the Defense Department’s Military Family Readiness Council at the Pentagon today. The effort to hire 50,000 spouses reached fruition…

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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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Understanding Inspector General inspections

Posted June 21, 2012 by By Capt. Marty Bishop

The Inspector General Office has a duty to provide its commanding general information concerning how units are functioning in regards to assorted responsibilities. IG inspections are usually conducted to provide this key officer a means of insight of how his units are performing with a…

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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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Marines: Parents, family learn about process to become Marine

Posted March 21, 2014 by Sgt. Dwight Henderson

Marine Corps Recruiting Sub-Station Greenville hosted a Family night at the East Carolina University Willis Buildings in Greenville, N.C., recently.

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DoD releases update to sexual assault prevention, response policy

Posted April 5, 2013 by Nick Simeone

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense released updated policies and procedures aimed at combating sexual assaults in the military and improving care for victims, March 28. Senior defense officials said the updated policies and procedures provide a framework that improves safety for sexual assault victims, standardizes victim-assistance services across the force, enhances prevention efforts and…

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DoD: Prepare now for tax season, DoD official advises

Posted December 5, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — With a month left before the start of tax season, service members should begin gathering documentation to file their 2013 taxes, said the director of the Pentagon’s Office of Family Policy and Children and Youth. In a recent interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Barbara Thompson suggested visiting the…

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