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President Obama expresses gratitude to troops, civilians

Posted December 19, 2014 by

President Barrack Obama expressed his gratitude to service members and Defense Department civilians for their service to their country during an event held at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, Dec. 15.

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Thanks for giving to the red, white and blue

Posted December 19, 2014 by Jessica Pellegrini

January is National Blood Donor Month, and this year, the Armed Services Blood Program would like to thank you for “giving to the red, white and blue.” “2014 was a great year for the Armed Services Blood Program,” Navy Capt. Roland Fahie, ASBP director, said. “We have you – our donors, volunteers, staff members and…

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President announces Hagel’s resignation as Defense Secretary

Posted November 26, 2014 by Air Force Tech. Sgt. Jake Richmond

Praising Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s “class and integrity,” President Barack Obama has announced at the White House that Hagel will leave his post.

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Work explains strategy behind DoD innovation initiative

Posted November 26, 2014 by Tech. Sgt. Jake Richmond

The Defense Innovation Initiative will help to develop more innovative leaders and identify new operational concepts, but sequestration is still “a problem we need to address as a nation,” Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work said yesterday. Work discussed the new initiative on Gannett’s “DefenseNews With Vago Muradian” program. Echoing Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel’s announcement last…

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DoD highlights warrior, family care during Warrior Care Month 2014

Posted November 21, 2014 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

The Defense Department recently hosted a rehabilitation expo as part of Warrior Care Month as it continues its commitment to supporting wounded, ill and injured troops, their families and caregivers. James Rodriguez, deputy assistant secretary of defense for the Office of Warrior Care Policy, discussed his office’s role in supporting wounded warriors, Warrior Care Month…

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Project Sanctuary helps aid military families

Posted November 14, 2014 by Army Sgt. 1st Class Tyrone C. Marshall Jr.

A national nonprofit organization assists military families in making the transition from “battle-ready to family-ready.”

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DoD 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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Obama activates reserves for Operation United Assistance

Posted October 24, 2014 by Nick Simeone DoD News,

WASHINGTON (AFNS) — President Barack Obama has authorized the Defense Department to call up a small number of National Guard or reserve troops that possess special skills needed to aid efforts in stopping the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa. Obama issued an executive order yesterday authorizing the secretaries of Defense and…

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Using military lodging facilities for summer travel

Posted July 11, 2014 by Military OneSource

One of the most attractive benefits available to service members and their families is the use of temporary military lodging facilities and resorts around the world.

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Familiar American Forces Network voice leaving airwaves

Posted July 3, 2014 by

American Forces Network Television (AFN TV) is going to start sounding a lot different this August. Viewers will no longer hear the familiar, mellow baritone of Eric Tassill saying what’s coming up on AFN TV. He’s retiring.

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