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Changes to DOD’s privately owned vehicle shipping program start Thursday

Posted April 25, 2014 by Scout reports

American Auto Logistics’, or AAL’s, contract for shipping privately owned vehicles, POVs, will terminate on Wednesday, and effective Thursday, International Auto Logistics, or IAL, will become the new Global POV provider. There will be no break in service available for customers needing to turn-in or pick up a vehicle; however, there will be a short…

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CID warns of social networking, dating site scams

Posted August 2, 2013 by CID Public Affairs

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, or CID, continues to warn the greater Army community and the American public, to be vigilant of Internet scams and impersonation fraud, especially within popular social networking and dating websites.

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USO celebrates 73rd birthday serving troops, Families

Posted February 7, 2014 by United Service Organization

The United Service Organization Center at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport is open 365 days a year, from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. Here (upper right), service members of all branches, retirees, veterans and their Families can relax like these Soldiers who are playing Xbox at the Phoenix Sky Harbor USO Center in Terminal 4….

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Air Force: BMT quarters temporarily housing immigrant minors

Posted June 20, 2014 by Mike Joseph

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas — The only sounds heard inside the Hackney Training Complex at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland eight months ago were usually the commands given by military training instructors and the responses returned by trainees in Air Force Basic Military Training, or BMT. There has been silence at the Recruit Housing and…

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Foreign language capabilities remain a priority

Posted May 24, 2012 by By Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone Marshall Jr.

WASHINGTON — A senior U.S. defense official suggested before Congress Monday that a lack of foreign language capabilities in the federal government could potentially pose a national security risk. “Let me begin by stating that Defense Secretary [Leon E.] Panetta has long believed that having a strong language ability is critical to national security,” Laura…

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Air Force: Deployed Airmen jump in to help Jordanians with comm issues

Posted September 27, 2013 by Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade

Members from the 455th Expeditionary Communications Squadron installed communications equipment for Jordanians service members on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Sept. 7.

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Army: Tobyhanna lands Gray Eagle Ground Control Station repairs

Posted March 14, 2014 by Justin Eimers

Repairs on the Ground Control Stations for Gray Eagle (MQ-1C) Unmanned Aircraft Systems are scheduled to begin at Tobyhanna Army Depot in fiscal year 2016. TOBYHANNA ARMY DEPOT, Pa. — The Army, Marine Corps, Air Force and Navy have named Tobyhanna Army Depot as the Depot Source of Repair for the Gray Eagle (MQ-1C) Unmanned…

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Navy: Secretary of the Navy visits Marines, Sailors aboard USS America

Posted August 22, 2014 by Cpl. Christopher Moore

Cpl. Donald Holbert, U.S. Marine Corps Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus addresses the Marines and Sailors of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force South and the future amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) during an all hands meeting held in the hangar bay, Tuesday. Visits like this remind the Marines and Sailors…

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Same-sex couples can claim new benefits by October

Posted February 15, 2013 by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON — Military members and retirees with same-sex partners will qualify for up to 24 new benefits under policy changes Defense Secretary Leon Panetta announced Monday. In a memo to the service chiefs outlining the new policy, Panetta noted the department has “essentially completed” repeal of the so-called “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” law that barred…

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Resale chiefs emphasize value of Exchange benefits

Posted November 27, 2013 by Donna Miles

WASHINGTON — When looking for savings in light of budget cuts and sequestration, don’t take arbitrary chunks out of the military exchange services that provide important morale and quality-of-life benefits to service members and their Families, the executives who oversee them urged Congress this week. “At the very time of our community’s greatest need, these…

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