DOD releases new for harassment prevention, response policy

On Feb. 8, the Department of Defense announced the release of DOD Instruction 1020.03, “Harassment Prevention and Response in the Armed Forces,” effective immediately.  The...

Military aviation leaders discuss readiness, urge budget certainty

Air Force photograph by Staff Sgt. Michael BattlesA Navy F/A-18E Super Hornet departs after receiving fuel from an Air Force 340th Expeditionary Air...

Commissary brands to hit store shelves soon

In a matter of weeks, commissary brands will debut on store shelves, ushering the Defense Commissary Agency into a new era of patron savings,...

Free tax software, support available for Soldiers, families

With the tax season upon us, service members and their families can access free tax-filing software and consultations to help them navigate the task...

Defense Department Revamps Civilian RIF Process, Emphasizing Performance

Performance will be the primary factor in the future if the Defense Department has to resort to a civilian reduction in force, DOD officials...

2016 Federal Benefits Open Season runs through Dec. 12

The Office of Personnel Management has set the dates for the 2016 Federal Benefits Open Season from Nov. 14 through Dec 12, which includes...

Two-year probationary period now in effect for new civilians

All new federal employees appointed within the Department of Defense to permanent positions in the competitive service are now required to serve a two-year...

DOD civilians, service members must remain apolitical

WASHINGTON — Service members and Defense Department civilians swear an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. It doesn’t matter...

‘Be There’ suicide prevention theme resonates with troop values

Preventing suicide requires the commitment of all in the Defense Department, Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said...

DOD makes last-minute push for food donations in ‘Feds Feed Families’

DOD photograph by Lisa FerdinandoDiane Carter and her husband, William Carter, explain how the Bread of Life Food Pantry benefits from the Feds...

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