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Department of Defense announces pilot tutoring program for service members

Posted April 8, 2016 by by Erin Roberts

PENSACOLA, Fla. (AFNS) — Officials with the Defense Department Voluntary Education Program and the Defense Activity for Non-Traditional Education Support (DANTES) announced the launch of a pilot tutoring program that will provide service members with tutoring support at no cost, anytime, anywhere. “If a service member is struggling with a college course or simply needs…

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Carter announces Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal

Posted April 8, 2016 by by Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON (AFNS) —  Service members who serve or have served in Iraq or Syria as part of Operation Inherent Resolve will receive the Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal, Defense Secretary Ash Carter announced March 30 in Tampa, Florida. Carter announced the new medal during the U.S. Central Command change of command ceremony. Army Gen. Lloyd J….

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Commissary savings highlight Month of Military Child

Posted April 1, 2016 by by Defense Commissary Agency

Savings, giveaways and nutritional tours for the entire family are on tap for April as commissaries worldwide observe Month of the Military Child. “We know military family life is made better thanks to the commissary benefit, and we’re all about providing our customers with great values, especially for children during April,” said Tracie Russ, the…

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Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories

Posted February 5, 2016 by from DEOMI.org

PATRICK AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. – In observance of African American/Black History Month, celebrated each year during the month of February, the Defense Equal Opportunity Management Institute (DEOMI) proudly announces the availability of original artwork, the Black History Month observance poster. The theme for this month’s observance is “Hallowed Grounds: Sites of African American Memories.”…

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Threat level increased at Defense Department facilities

Posted May 15, 2015 by by Linda Welz

The 452nd Air Mobility Wing at March Air Reserve Base, and other Defense Department facilities around the nation increased their terrorist threat level last Friday to “Force Protection Bravo,” setting off a comprehensive process of measures intended to protect troops and their family members. Navy Adm. Bill Gortney, commander, North American Aerospace Defense Command, U.S….

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Learning from the Holocaust: Choosing to Act

Posted April 17, 2015 by compiled by Dawn W. Smith, research directorate

Each year, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum leads the nation in commemorating Days of Remembrance, which was established by the U.S. Congress to memorialize the six million Jews murdered in the Holocaust—as well as the millions of non-Jewish victims—of Nazi persecution. Millions of ordinary people witnessed the crimes of the Holocaust—in the countryside and…

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April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

Posted April 3, 2015 by By Jim Garamone

WASHINGTON, March 26, 2015 – There has been progress in the Defense Department’s efforts against sexual assault in the military, “but we have to keep hammering away at the problem,” said Army Maj. Gen. Jeffrey Snow. “This is going to take time.” Snow leads DOD’s Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office, and while he said…

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National Women’s History Month: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives

Posted March 27, 2015 by compiled by Dawn W. Smith

Dr. Peggy Whitson Captain Kathleen McGrath Colonel Linda McTague Air Force General Janet Wolfenbarger Army General Ann Dunwoody Navy Admiral Michelle Howard The National Women’s History Project’s 2015 theme is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” In this ongoing series, we highlight individual women who made a difference in the fabric or our nation’s history….

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National Women’s History Month: Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives

Posted March 20, 2015 by compiled by Dawn W. Smith

Dr. Sheila Widnall Secretary of the Air Force from Aug. 6, 1993 to Oct. 31, 1997 Nancy Ruth Mace First female cadet to graduate from the Citadel The National Women’s History Project’s 2015 theme is “Weaving the Stories of Women’s Lives.” In this ongoing series, we highlight individual women who made a difference in the…

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2015 Warrior Games to be Held at Quantico

Posted March 20, 2015 by by DOD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — The Defense Department’s Warrior Games 2015 will take place June 19-28 at Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia, according to a DOD news release issued March 16. The DOD Warrior Games is an annual sporting competition bringing together wounded, ill and injured service members and veterans from across the country, according to the…

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