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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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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 announces guidance for upgrading discharge requests

Posted September 5, 2014 by Department of Defense

The Department of Defense announced Wednesday that it has issued supplemental guidance to Military Department Boards for Correction of Military/Naval Records, BCM/NR, when considering petitions regarding discharge upgrade requests by veterans claiming post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD. “This is our responsibility and the right thing to do for veterans,” said Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel. “This…

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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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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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DoD expanding use of mobile platforms, apps

Posted May 9, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON — The Department of Defense has started putting commercial off-the-shelf mobile devices into the hands of DoD personnel, and expects eventually to support about 100,000 separate devices, the Defense Information Systems Agency’s, or DISA, program manager for DoD mobility said Monday. The implementation plan for expanded mobile device access has been in place for…

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Marines: Diversity to Corps — Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted October 10, 2014 by Cpl. Bradley Carrier

Americans take time to recognize Hispanic and Latino American’s contributions and celebrate their heritage and culture during National Hispanic Heritage Month from Sep. 15 to Oct. 15.

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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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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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