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Official notes progress in suicide prevention effort

Posted September 6, 2013 by Terri Moon Cronk

WASHINGTON — Making sure people know where to turn for help during a time of crisis is the continuing goal of the Department of Defense’s suicide prevention program, the Pentagon official in charge of the effort said here Aug. 30. In an interview with American Forces Press Service and the Pentagon Channel, Jacqueline Garrick said…

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Marines: 1st MLG motivates students at local elementary school

Posted February 21, 2014 by Cpl. Laura Gauna

Hundreds of shouts rang through the air as students raced alongside Marines during a morning workout at Jefferson Elementary School, Feb. 13. Marines with Combat Logistics Regiment 1 and 1st Medical Battalion, 1st Marine Logistics Group, volunteered their time to support more than 500 students in their new fitness program known as “Motion.”

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DFAS reminds DoD employees to review tax withholdings

Posted July 25, 2014 by Maranda Flynn

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service gave U.S. Department of Defense employees a friendly reminder to review withholdings from their paycheck, in an email last week. If a large tax refund was received or you owed a large amount in taxes during the recent tax season, you may need to look over your federal and…

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DOD highlights warrior, family care at Rehabilitation Expo

Posted November 21, 2014 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Marshall Jr.

WASHINGTON — The Defense Department hosted a rehabilitation expo Thursday as part of Warrior Care Month as it continues its commitment to supporting wounded, ill and injured troops, their Families and caregivers. James Rodriguez, deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Office of Warrior Care Policy, discussed his office’s role in supporting wounded warriors, Warrior…

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Panetta: Program will help transitioning troops get jobs

Posted July 26, 2012 by By Lisa Daniel

WASHINGTON — A redesigned program for service members separating from the military will help veterans better apply the experience they’ve gained in uniform, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said. President Barack Obama announced the revamped program, called “Transition GPS,” in a speech Monday at the Veterans of Foreign Wars national convention in Reno, Nev. “I applaud…

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Air Force: Collaboration leads to improved SIPR email service

Posted October 11, 2013 by Maj. Brooke Brander

PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE, Colo. – In continued collaboration between the Air Force and the Army, the entire Air Force will migrate to Secure Internet Protocol Router, Department of Defense Enterprise Email over the next year. Approximately 150,000 SIPR Network users will migrate to the Defense Information Systems Agency SIPR email enterprise services over fiscal…

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Marines: ‘Will do same with less,’ Corps commandant says

Posted March 28, 2014 by Claudette Roulo

WASHINGTON — Since the founding of the Marine Corps in 1775, Marines have answered the nation’s call, faithfully protecting the American people and maintaining a world-class standard of military excellence, the Marine Corps commandant said Tuesday. “Nothing has changed. We will continue to do the same in the future,” Gen. James Amos said at a…

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Marines: Final flight of UH-1N Huey for HMLA-773

Posted September 5, 2014 by Cpl. J. Gage Karwick

The UH-1N Huey (right) escorts a UH-1Y Venom during the final flight of the UH-1N Huey for Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 773, Marine Aircraft Group 49, aboard Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base, New Orleans, Aug. 28. The escort symbolizes the stepping aside of one helicopter platform to allow for an improved version to…

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DOD: Women in service review rollout due in 2016

Posted January 16, 2015 by Amaani Lyle DOD News,

WASHINGTON — Following the 2013 repeal of the Direct Ground Combat Definition and Assignment Rule, the secretary of defense will announce final decisions to integrate remaining closed occupations and any approved exceptions to policy on or about Jan. 1, 2016, a Pentagon official reported. Juliet Beyler, the Defense Department’s director of officer and enlisted personnel…

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National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is Saturday

Posted April 26, 2013 by Chanel S. Weaver

Sponsored by the Drug Enforcement Administration, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is specifically set aside to allow an opportunity to empty medicine cabinets, kitchen drawers, purses and pillboxes of unwanted, unused and expired prescription drugs, and take them to authorized collection sites in local communities.

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