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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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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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TRANSCOM, SDDC team addressing critical POV shipping concerns

Posted October 10, 2014 by Mark Diamond

SCOTT AIR FORCE BASE, Ill. — Transportation experts from U.S. Transportation Command and Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command formed a fusion team in May to more quickly evaluate and address critical issues affecting the U.S. military’s privately owned vehicle shipping program. On May 1, International Auto Logistics assumed responsibility for the Global Privately Owned…

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Air Force: 25th AF training breakthrough seen as ‘game’ changer

Posted February 20, 2015 by Wayne Amann

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO – LACKLAND, Texas — Visionaries at 25th Air Force are merging advances in technology with innovation and creative thinking to revolutionize how Airmen are educated, trained and developed in the intelligence community. Their competency and proficiency based approach does not involve sleight of hand, but it is MAGIC. The eyebrow-raising acronym…

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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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Navy: Howard becomes Navy’s first woman to reach four-star rank

Posted July 3, 2014 by DoD News

Michelle Janine Howard became the first woman to attain the rank of four-star admiral in the Navy’s 238-year history during a ceremony Tuesday at the Women in Military Service for America Memorial at Arlington National Cemetery.

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Air Force: Academy civilian saves Air Force $33,000 through Airmen Powered by Innovation program

Posted November 14, 2014 by Amber Baillie

U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — The purpose of the Airmen Powered by Innovation program, launched in April, is to make every dollar count and allow Airmen to share innovative ideas to improve the Air Force. One human resources assistant here did just that, saving the Academy time and $33,000 annually. In May, Luana Kennedy,…

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DOD warns troops, families to be cyber crime smart

Posted March 27, 2015 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — Defense Department employees and their families should be vigilant when guarding personal and work information from expanding cyber-criminal activity, and to know how to recognize scammer tactics, according to DOD’s chief information officer. Terry Halvorsen issued a DOD-wide memorandum March 18 about the growing threat of cybercrime “phishing” and “spear phishing” in emails,…

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