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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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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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Air Force offers potential model for future MWR programs

Posted August 23, 2013 by Donna Miles

For a glimpse into how the military services might provide quality morale, welfare and recreation services and programs despite continuing budget pressures, the transformation program the Air Force Services directorate has been rolling out for the past two and a half years is worth a look.

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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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Commissaries partnering with food banks

Posted July 11, 2014 by Defense Commissary Agency

FORT LEE, Va. — The Defense Commissary Agency, DECA, has established a formal process covering diversion of unsellable but edible food to local food banks. The program now involves 110 stateside commissaries that will divert qualifying food to 77 food banks approved by the Department of Defense, but both numbers will continue to rise. “During…

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Marines: Deployed Service members celebrate 239th USMC Birthday

Posted November 14, 2014 by 1st Lt. Colleen Mcfadden

Two centuries ago, the United States welcomed the humble birth of its elite fighting force, the United States Marine Corps. Over the course of the next 239 years, the Marine Corps has seen action across the face of the earth, “from the halls of Montezuma to the shores of Tripoli.”

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U.S.-Afghanistan alliance important to DOD, spokesman says

Posted July 12, 2012 by By Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON — The U.S. government’s designation of Afghanistan as a major non-NATO ally is “extremely important” to the Defense Department, Pentagon Press Secretary George Little said Monday. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the designation Saturday after meeting with Afghan President Hamid Karzai in the Afghan capital of Kabul. It is intended to provide a…

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Air Force: Civil engineers reunite Alaska families with sled dogs

Posted October 4, 2013 by Breanne Smith

For six days a week, a small 30-passenger, chartered plane touched down on the runway in Galena, Alaska

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