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DOD: Defense Department celebrates Military Family Month in November

Posted November 7, 2014 by Karen Parrish

WASHINGTON — November in America traditionally is a month of thankfulness, and the Defense Department chose this month to recognize those who support the nation’s armed forces but who don’t wear the uniform: military Families. Barbara Thompson directs the department’s Office of Family Policy, Children and Youth, and Special Needs. She recently spoke with DOD…

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Rental agreements — SCRA protects Soldiers

Posted June 7, 2012 by Staff Judge Advocate

Soldiers often find they have to move out of rental property sooner than expected due to reassignment, deployment, or other military-related relocation events. This can be a strain on the wallet because most leases include extra fees for early termination. However, the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act…

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Marines: Marine Corps, Army collaborate to support joint force

Posted September 27, 2013 by U.S. Army Materiel Command

Two experts at keeping military fighting forces supplied and ready exchanged their experiences and ideas, Sept. 12.

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DoD: Hagel details new security actions after Navy yard shooting

Posted March 21, 2014 by Cheryl Pellerin

Six months after a disturbed federal contractor shot 12 fellow workers to death at the Washington Navy Yard, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel Tuesday detailed steps the Department of Defense is taking based on reviews of security standards in place at the time.

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DoD: Officials expand space-tracking website

Posted August 28, 2014 by Amaani Lyle

WASHINGTON — Defense Department officials announced additions to its space situational awareness program’s Space-Track.org website. In a recent telephone interview with DoD News, Maj. Gen. David Thompson, U.S. Strategic Command’s director of plans and policy at Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, said the release of new high-quality positional information on space debris of an unknown…

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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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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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