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Commissary CEO shares sequestration consequences

Posted November 22, 2013 by Donna Miles

Offering a glimpse at what commissary and military exchange services could become in light of smaller and unpredictable budgets, the Defense Commissary Agency director and CEO described to Congress Nov. 21 the consequences sequestration and the government shutdown have already imposed. Customers packed commissaries Oct. 1, the first day of the government shutdown, Joseph H….

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Pentagon seeks less for construction, more for conservation

Posted March 23, 2012 by anradmin

The Defense Department is asking for less money for military construction and more for energy conservation in its fiscal 2013 budget request, the deputy undersecretary of defense for installations and environment told a Senate panel March 21. Dorothy Robyn said her staff uses joint planning and rigorous analysis to ensure that the right mix of…

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SecDef says furlough days reduced for civilians

Posted March 29, 2013 by Nick Simeone

The Defense Department has revised from 22 to 14 the number of days hundreds of thousands of civilian employees could be furloughed this year because of the budget sequester, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel announced March 29. In addition, a senior Defense Department official speaking on background told reporters the start of the furloughs will be…

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Officer attache duty applications due Dec. 12

Posted November 22, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-RANDOLPH, Texas – Active duty line of the Air Force captains, majors and lieutenant colonels interested in attache duty must submit an application by Dec. 12, Air Force officials said Nov. 19. The Air Force Personnel Center and the Secretary of the Air Force, International Affairs office are accepting applications for senior…

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DOD announces new teleworking policy

Posted April 27, 2012 by Staff

The Department of Defense announced April 20 a new teleworking policy for the civilian workforce. Changes made to the existing telework policy were prompted by the Telework Enhancement Act of 2010 and will help DOD to achieve greater flexibility in managing its workforce through the use of telework. The policy requires the heads of the…

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DOD releases fiscal 2014 defense budget proposal

Posted April 12, 2013 by

President Barack Obama April 10 sent to Congress a proposed defense budget of $526.6 billion in discretionary budget authority to fund defense programs in the base budget for fiscal year 2014. The budget continues the department’s commitment to good stewardship of taxpayer dollars by seeking further consolidation of defense infrastructure, instituting a study of possible…

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Military wives eligible for vocational scholarships

Posted May 11, 2012 by by A1C Zachary Vucic

Operation Homefront and the Women’s Self Worth Foundation will offer the Saban Military Wife Educational Scholarship to wives of uniformed service members who attend certain vocational training programs in the medical field and meet eligibility requirements. Overall, 22 vocational training scholarships will be awarded, totaling $237,500. Two $30,000 scholarships will be awarded for tuition for…

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Strategic Command plans for unexpected, commander says

Posted April 12, 2013 by Donna Miles

The last thing Air Force Gen. C. Robert Kehler wants is to be caught by surprise. He is the point man for the U.S. nuclear arsenal as well as space, cyber, ballistic missile and other capabilities. As commander of U.S. Strategic Command, Kehler’s job is to ensure U.S. deterrence remains so strong that it dissuades…

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UAS procurement tops Air Force’s spending list

Posted May 25, 2012 by Staff

The unmanned aerial systems market accounted for $5.25 billion of the U.S. Department of Defense’s budget in 2010, with the Air Force emerging as the highest spender among all U.S. military services. Most of the $2.42 billion the Air Force has earmarked for UAS spending in 2012 is for the procurement of the MQ-9 Predator….

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DOD seeks leadership program candidates

Posted May 17, 2013 by Debbie Gildea

Department of Defense officials are seeking active duty Air Force majors and major-selects for the academic year 2013-2014 Executive Leadership Development Program, Air Force Personnel Center officials said. Applications are due to AFPC by June 10. Program orientation is slated for August and the first event will be held in October, said Master Sgt. Teresa…

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